Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card


Turn cupcake wrappers into flower petals to make the Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card. This handmade greeting card features bold colors such as black and silver to make a glitzy and glamorous birthday card. The cupcake wrapper flower will add an element of drama. Add a touch of color with a bright yellow ribbon and bow. The card will speak volumes and bring great wishes to a special family member. It is bound to create an interesting conversation topic.

Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card


Two White and Silver Cupcake Wrappers with a Scallop Edge
A4-sheet of Gray Marbled Paper
8.2” x 5.4” Black Sugar Paper
10mm Wide Black Washi Tape with Small White Flowers Printed on the Tape
0.2” Wide White Belt Ribbon
0.2” Wide Yellow Satin Ribbon
Piece of Lace
Suitable White Button
Pair of Standard Scissors
Quick Drying Glue
Quick-drying Fine Silver Spray Paint
Few Sheets of Newspaper to Protect the Working Area


1. With the longest side of the gray paper on the left, fold the A4 sheet of paper first from top to bottom and then from left to right.

2. Place the lace on the right short side of the sugar paper. Protect the rest of the paper with a sheet of newspaper. Spray over the lace with the silver spray paint and carefully lift the lace. The spray paint would have made a lace imprint onto the sugar paper. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card

3. Fold the sugar paper in half, and with the fold of the gray card on the left, first center and then glue half of the black sugar paper to the front and the other half to the back of the card.

Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card

4. Cut flower petals from the cupcake wrappers. You will need approximately 9-10 petals.

Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card

5. Glue the petals to the front of the card in a circle to make a flower.

6. Place the button in the center of the flower and then glue it.

7. Glue the belt ribbon in place at the bottom of the card. Glue the Washi tape in place just below the belt ribbon, slightly overlapping the ribbon. Finally, glue a second strip of belt ribbon just below the Washi tape, slightly overlapping the Washi tape. Cut off any protruding edges to the left and right of the card.

8. Glue the yellow satin ribbon in place on the left of the card. The ribbon must be completely glued down on the front, and also on the inside of the card. Neatly cut off the ribbon where the edges overlap on the inside of the card and glue the edges down.

9. Make a small bow with a piece of yellow ribbon and glue this to the bottom left corner of the card.

Glitzy Cupcake Wrapper Card


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It can be sooooo much fun using unusual items to make beautiful things and using a cupcake wrapper in this card certainly proves it! I will often hang onto something just because it is pretty or has an unusual texture or the like even though I don't have a craft readily in mind. This is why! I have a whole stash of ribbon and twine along with many, many embellishments that came about just this way. Beauty is beauty wherever we find it! Thanks for the reminder!

When cutting fake fur, I save the "lint" and use on cards for animal and teddy bear fur. The cutest I did was a shrinky dink " leprechon" using fur for his beard.

It's very difficult for me to say what has been the most unique material I've used for card making: aluminum can, florist pot covering paper, 4 inch wide gauze medical tape, or eyeshadow as a chalk substitute.

I make jewelry, and my customers receive their jewelry purchases in my handmade petal boxes. Last year I had a custom order that was for nine little girls, and I needed to make nine petal boxes with the same design, so I hit the Dollar Store and found the perfect bags to make them out of. I was able to make 2 petal boxes out of 1 bag, and I used the ties that came with the bags to embellish the boxes too. Now, everytime I go to the Dollar Store, I check out the bags for unique designs for my petal boxes. :)

Melted cd's to make flower shaped bowls.

I have used dirt, ketchup, and mustard to stain paper flower edges.

I would have to say the most unique and unusual items I ever used in crafting is cat whiskers. I was making wish boxes out of altered cigarette boxes using velvet fabric and pattered paper to cover and line the boxes. No cats were harmed in the collection of the whiskers. I just asked my cats to shed their whiskers in my room and I collected them.

I have a birch tree in my yard and I've used the bark on cards. I stamp words or an image with Staz On and it works.

I enjoy crocheting tote bags out of the hundreds of Walmart bags and other plastic bags that accumulate in my home.

I have used the plastic ring from a carton of Walmart's Half n Half to make crochet king ring wreaths. I found smaller ones and used them to make flowers for my cards.

I think it would have to be using old VHS tapes to crochet with. I made a clutch handbag for my niece to use with her black gown for her prom. It turned out much prettier than I expected. Wish I had taken a picture!


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