Stamping with Princess – Cupcake Birthday Greeting Kit

Stamping with Princess – A Cupcake Birthday Card & Gift
Cupcake Greeting Card Kit

Cupcake Greeting Card Kit

Last year a girlfriend and I often got together to stamp birthday cards for family and friends. So this year, I made her not one birthday card, but 7! That’s 6 cards she can give away to family and friends and one big pocket card to hold them in.

Inside - two pockets for cards.

Inside - two pockets for cards.

The inspiration for my card/gift was this site: The front of my pocket card drew heavily from her design. However, the inside and the 6 3D/shadowbox cards were all my own.

If you’ve looked at my earlier posts you’ll recognize the green masculine card. For this project I decided to create a feminine version as well. For instructions and supply list for the mouse birthday card, see this post:

Samples of the masculine and feminine cards

Masculine and Feminine 3D mouse birthday cards/shadow boxes

Here’s another view that may better show how the shadow box effect was created.

Note the shape of the 3D shadowbox cards

Note the shape of the 3D shadowbox cards

I love how all the colors inside play off each other. The brown pockets showcase the green and pink tones of the masculine and feminine halves inside the pocket card.

Supplies for the Outside of the Cupcake Pocket Card:

  • Birthday Wishes Border stamp from Hero Arts E2943
  • 1 piece of dark pink cardstock
  • 1 piece of light pink cardstock
  • 1 piece brown cardstock
  • 1 piece of light blue cardstock
  • Cuttlebug swirl die cut
  • Cuttlebug die cut machine
  • 2 pieces brown ribbon
  • Red StazOn inkpad
  • Black inkpad
  • Stenciling brush
  • light and dark pink gems
  • Scor-Pal
  • scissors
  • puffy tape
  • double sided tape

Instructions for the Outside of the Cupcake Pocket Card:

  1. Trim blue cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6. With paper horizontally in front of you, score at 4 1/2 and 5.
  2. Adhere ribbon horizontally across one side of the card leaving extra on each end which will serve as a tie to tie the card closed.
  3. With brown cardstock, create cupcake base 3 1/2 tall by 4 wide cut narrower at the bottom. Score vertical lines with scor-pal to create texture and to help it look like a cupcake paper. Tie a piece of ribbon around it horizontally. Adhere to the bottom of the blue cardstock.
  4. Cut out a cupcake frosting shape out of the dark pink cardstock to measure approximately 3″ tall by 4″ wide. You may want to draw it out on scratch paper first then trace that pattern to the pink cardstock. I tried to think of clouds as I was drawing my shape.
  5. Emboss the frosting shape in the cuttlebug with the swirlly embossing plate. Add a bit of color by brushing on some red StazOn ink on the swirls. Embellish with gems.
  6. Adhere the frosting to the blue cardstock with puffy tape making sure to overlap the brown cupcake paper.
  7. Stamp the birthday wishes on light pink cardstock using black inkpad and trim. Trim dark pink cardstock to create border around the greeting approximately 1/8 border. Adhere on top of brown cupcake paper using puffy tape.

Supplies for the inside of the Cupcake Pocket Card:

  • Soph QuiKutz alphabet die cuts
  • Take it Easy Sizzix alphabet die cuts
  • Birthday Wishes Border stamp from Hero Arts E2943
  • dark brown cardstock
  • dark green cardstock
  • light green cardstock
  • dark pink cardstock
  • light pink cardstock
  • black inkpad
  • double sided tape
  • glue pen
  • ruler
  • stylus

Instructions for the Inside of the Cupcake Pocket Card:

  1. Make two of these:
    Cut brown cardstock to 7 x 3 1/4. With card held horizontally, score at 1 and 1 1/4 vertically on each side. Score the bottom horizontally from the bottom at 1 and 1 1/4. Cut off the bottom corners.
  2. Fold at score lines. Adhere to the bottom of the blue cardstock to the outer most edges. These are your pockets.
  3. Stamp the birthday wishes on the dark green and dark pink cardstocks. Trim. Adhere one on each pocket at an angle.
  4. Die cut the letters G U Y S from the light green cardstock with the Take It Easy alphabet. Adhere under the dark green birthday wishes using a glue pen.
  5. Die cut the letters G A L S from the light pink cardstock with the Soph alphabet. Adhere under the dark pink birthday wishes using glue pen.
  6. Make birthday cards following the instructions from this post: Insert those cards into pockets.
  7. Fold the blue cupcake card closed and tie the ribbon in a bow.


  1. Vickie said,

    March 16, 2009 at 22:53

    Okay, this is way cool! That is a great present and so fun and practical. I wouldn’t give any of them away tho! Well, maybe for a very special friend…maybe:-)

  2. March 26, 2009 at 14:37

    […] you want instructions on how to make the pocket card, please see this post:…. The only change I made was to increase the card to 9.75×6 scoring 4.5 from each end leaving […]

  3. Rebecca said,

    May 14, 2009 at 19:51

    Thank you friend. I’ve used several of the cards for my nieces and nephews already. It is a great gift.

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