Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Young boy’s cupcake card

by Joanne Wardle

Young boy’s cupcake card

I have two young sons and as they get older I fin it harder and harder to make suitable cards for their friends’ birthdays.
I saw these cupcake stamps and thought that they were great as they are not over-girly, and could work well for boys too.
Well, all the boys I know love cakes just as much as the girls!

I also enjoyed incorporating ribbon into a boys card, by tying a knot rather than a bow stops it being girly.

I love making little cards, and I find by making my own simple envelopes I am not limited to standard sizes.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Plain white cardstock (4”x4”) card blank.
    • 7 Gypsies, Calais, 6"x6" paper pad     (
 7G-Pad-19231   $7.95)
    • thin white card for the envelope
    • scrap white card for number
  • Stamps
    • Stampendous Clear Stamps, Cupcake Numbers     (
 STM-SSC-178   $14.99)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • 1/2” organdy ribbon, Seafoam swirl     ( CR-ORGSW-SF   $0.75/yard)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Stamp the cupcake once onto stripy paper and once onto spotty paper. cut out as shown.

  • Stamp the number onto white card, colour and cut out,

  • Tie the ribbon into a knot and stick the loose ends down as shown.

  • Mount the topping and number on 3d foam

  • Cut a strip of paper and stamp happy birthday onto it.

  • Attach to card along with cupcake.

  • To make the envelope lay the card onto a piece of thin card and fold as shown,

  • Cut as shown,

  • Seal the envelope with another number stamped onto white card and coloured.

1 comment:

  1. Cute...I love the paper piecing and tks for the tip on the envelopes:)