Cupcake Valentine's Day Card Tutorial

lemon drop studio would like to share a free VALENTINE'S DAY CARD tutorial for all of my friends, family, followers and stalkers. This is my first tutorial I have ever created, I hope you like it. If you have any questions at all, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you! Enjoy and happy card making!

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Note that you do not need to use the exact same supplies that I used - mix it up and use a different stamp, paper, ribbon or whatever and make it your own!! This is a great technique for any card, just switch the papers and stamp and there you have it.

- light green card stock with raised white polka dots (background)
- dark pink textured card stock
- light pink shimmer card stock
- plain white card stock or blank card (base)

- exacto knife
- paper corner rounder
- 2" and 1-1/2" scalloped circle punch
- paper slicer/cutter
- scissors
- hot glue gun
- bone paper folder

- cupcake stamp and ink
- glue stick
- adhesive tabs
- rhinestones
- glitter glue
- ribbon (about 16")

Step One:
Fold base white card stock paper in half using your bone folder to make a crisp crease, making a card that measures 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches.
This is the base of your card, everything is built from this.

Step Two:
Put adhesive tabs and glue on the front of your base card and place your background paper down on the front of the card. Use your bone folder to smooth the paper down and ensure a good bond. Trim the paper edges with your paper cutter or scissors so it is the same size as the top of your card. Your card now has a background. Some may want to cut the paper down before you glue it down, but I find this way easiest for me.

Step Three:
Use your corner rounder tool to round the two outside corners of your card. This is totally optional, but I think it gives the card a fun, polished look. Set your card to the side, we'll work on embellishments next.

Step Four:
Using your 2" punch, punch out a scalloped circle in the pink shimmer paper.

Step Five:
Using your 1-1/2" punch,
punch out a scalloped circle in the dark pink paper. Aren't scalloped circles just lovely? I could eat them up.

Step Six:
Adhere the small scalloped circle on top of the larger scalloped circle using your glue stick or your adhesive tabs. Stamp the cupcake on the smaller scalloped circle. Stick your rhinestone on the top of the cupcake and embellish your cupcake a little bit with your glitter glue to add more detail and dimension and pizazz. Set aside the embellishment to dry.

Step Seven:
Open up your card and use your exacto knife to make a small slit in the spine of your card, long enough to slide your ribbon through. Pull the ribbon through the card as pictured. Close your card and bring the ribbon to the front, tying up the front of the card. Make a knot or a bow, or whatever tickles your fancy. You can put the knot in the middle or to one of the sides, either way it's cute!! Cut the ends of the ribbon if you need to.

Step Eight:
Take your embellishment and affix it to the front of your card using adhesive tabs, glue, 3-D adhesive tabs or hot glue. Tuck the top of the embellishment under the knot or bow, making it look like the ribbon is holding the embellishment in place.

Step Nine:
There's your Valentine Day Card!! Take a picture of your creation and email it to me, I would love to see them!! (lemondropstudio@gmail.com)

Hip, Hip, Hooray! From lemon drop studio to all of you, Happy Valentine's Day.

Did you like this tutorial? Feel free to pass it around, the more the merrier! Should I do more? Let me know what you'd like to see!

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  1. Hi!!!
    How are you my bloggin buddy! Love the tutorial!! Cant wait to do it! Thanks for your precious comment on my blog...you made my day! Hope all is well with you! Take care....

  2. That is so cute! I would love to do some of these but alas it would take me buying all the stuff and actually doing it. I have so many projects I need to finish and want to do I am overwhelmed. But maybe.....Oh now you have gone and tempted me.

    Great tutorial by the way.

  3. This is an exciting cardmaking project. I will try this one, it is sweet.


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