Step 1: Start with your cupcake template. There should the complete cupcake as well as just the cupcake top. You will want to cut this out of some festive paper. I used some of our lovely holiday 12x12s but have also had success with the so-silk paper as a solid color.
Step 2: Once the top and the cupcake are cut out you will want to punch a hole on the side of both of them. This will be the place for your brad and will function as a hinge.
Step 3: Once the hole is punched set a brad in it. Now you have the basics of your card. Decorate as you please. I used liquid pearls and stickles.