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DIY Mother’s Day Cupcake Card by Kaboose.com

May 10, 2009

Card and instructions from
Kaboose.com

I just found this adorable card on the Kaboose.com website. A great last minute handmade card for your cupcake lovin’ Mom!

What you’ll need:

  • White cardstock
  • Design cardstock
  • Dark brown cardstock (2″ W x 4″ L)
  • 3-D pink and white iridescent fabric paint
  • Double-sided padded tape
  • Glass gem (large)
  • Glitter white
  • Glue gun
  • Cutting knife (for scoring)
  • Pattern

How to make it:

MAKING THE CARD

  1. Cut out a 5½”W x 11″L rectangle on design cardstock.
  2. Fold in half so it becomes a 5 ½”W x 5 ½”L square.
  3. Trace and cut cupcake pattern on white cardstock.
  4. Have an adult score a 1/8″W sized pleat with a cutting knife, fold and repeat while alternating sides using dark brown cardstock (for cupcake wrapper).

MAKING THE CUPCAKE

  1. Wrap pleated dark brown cardstock around bottom of cardstock cupcake.
  2. Glue side edges on back of cupcake.
  3. Place double-sided padded tape on back of cupcake.
  4. Place cupcake on front center of card.
  5. Cover (A) with pink 3-D fabric paint for icing. Let dry.
  6. Cover (B) with white 3-D fabric paint for icing. Let dry.
  7. Place double-sided padded tape on the back of pink and white icing.
  8. Place pink icing on top of cupcake, securing with the double-sided tape.
  9. Place white icing on top of pink icing, securing with the double-sided tape.
  10. Cover cupcake with a second layer of pink and white icing
  11. Cover white icing with white glitter
  12. Glue a large glass gem on top center of cupcake. Let dry.

Tips:

  • Replace pleaded dark brown cardstock with half of a real cupcake paper cup.
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