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Cute Cupcake Birthday Card (DIY in Minutes!)

Instead of giving out store bought cards, try mixing things up with a handmade one. Isn’t this DIY cupcake birthday card super cute and fun?

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never made a card before, you’ll be able to accomplish this paper craft. It’s simple enough for kids!

Cute Cupcake DIY Birthday Card (in Minutes)

Looking for a cute handmade birthday card idea? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Our family has officially entered “birthday season.” It seems like everyone we know was born during Spring and Summer!

Usually I give friends store-bought cards, but recently I tried mixing things up with a handmade one. Isn’t this cupcake DIY birthday card super cute and fun?

DIY cupcake birthday card

Cupcake Birthday Card

Here are the materials you’ll need to make a cupcake card:

  • Cardstock or printed scrapbook paper
  • Cupcake wrapper
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape or glue stick
  • Colorful paper (I used origami paper)
  • Craft knife and mat
  • Ruler
  • Thin string
  • Candle
  • Decorative stickers for the cupcake top (I used circle stickers)

Make the Base

Cut out a piece of cardstock or scrapbook paper to make a card. The most common choice for a greeting card is 5″ x 7″, though you can make it any size you like.

Piece of cardstock cut into a card with scissors

Cut the Wrapper and Top

Cut your cupcake wrapper in half. Do this by folding in half flat on the surface. Smooth down. Then use the line you just made by folding as your cut line.

Trim the edges of the cupcake wrapper as necessary to clean up. Cut out a matching cupcake top from colorful paper (I used pink origami paper).

Cupcake wrapper cut in half and a piece of pink paper cut to be a cupcake top

Attach the Cupcake

Using double sided tape, attach your cupcake top and bottom to your cardstock. You can also use a glue stick for this step, you’ll just have to wait for the glue to dry before moving on.

Add any cute embellishments to the cupcake top that you’d like. I used office supply dots to act as confetti on top of my “dessert.” You could even draw sprinkles with markers or crayons!

Cupcake wrapper and top attached to the card front

Attach the Candle

Place your card onto a cutting mat, opening it up flat. Place your candle on top of the card. Using your craft knife, make two tiny slits on both sides of your candle for your string.

Candle placed on the top of the birthday card with twine and a craft knife lay nearby

Cut a length of string and bring it up through the front to tie the candle on. Trim the string as necessary. Then close the birthday card and you are ready to gift it!

Candle tied to the front of the DIY birthday card

Just write a special birthday message inside and you’re all set! Happy making, friends!

Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments. And if you like this cupcake card, you might also enjoy the following posts:

Vanessa Lockwood

Friday 27th of May 2016

This card is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing your method, I'll totally be trying to make one of these soon!