Homemade Birthday Cards

A homemade birthday card is not only fun to make, but it is a gift in itself, to receive. Children can make cards for friends and family. You don't need expensive tools to handcraft cards, just basic supplies and lots of imagination. This is a guide about homemade birthday cards.

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Special Delivery Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Make this birthday card for a family member that lives far away. Ask your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card, and voila! A letter within a letter!

Finished card.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one card

Supplies:

  • provided photo of cosmos flowers
  • 8.2 x 5.7 in light blue marbled cardstock
  • 3.6 x 5.4 in dark pink sugar paper
  • dark pink and light pink paper craft string
  • PhotoScape photo editing program
  • craft glue
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • scanner and printer

PhotoScape photo editing program (version 3.6.3) can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.photoscape.org/

Steps:

  1. Score the 8.2 x 5.7 inches blue marbled card stock length-wise to create a card sized 5.7 x 4.1 inches.
  2. Glue the dark pink and light pink paper craft string lengthwise and crosswise over the dark pink sugar paper, so that it will look like a parcel that has been wrapped.
  3. Cording for package effect.
  4. With the fold at the top, glue the wrapped parcel to the front of the card.
  5. Scan the photo onto your computer.
  6. photo
  7. With the PhotoScape program, from the different frames that could be added to the photo, choose Stamp 02 and set the width of the frame at 200%.
  8. Photo printed with cancellation stamp and text.
  9. Choose object and then choose T to add text to the photo stamp. Add the words "Postage Paid" in pink letters and move the text box to the appropriate position.
  10. Print the photo stamp via PhotoScape, using the D3 (9.5cm x 12.7cm) size option, and cut out the printed photo stamp.
  11. Glue the photo stamp to the front of the card.
  12. Photo print out glued to card front.
  13. Add the finishing touches by asking your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card.

Photo 1: The photo used to make the photo stamp.
Photo 2: The completed photo stamp.
Photo 3: Glue the dark pink and light pink paper craft string over the sugar paper.
Photo 4: Glue the photo stamp to the front of the card.
Photo 5: Ask your local post office to add a postage stamp to the front of the card, and voila!

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Baby Bunting Birthday Card

By Benetta 222 119

Make this keepsake card for your little baby girl to celebrate her first birthday.

Finished card.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 8.2 x 5.6 in light blue marbled cardstock
  • pink patterned papers
  • 2 small silver brads
  • 1 pair small wiggle eyes
  • 1 blue flat-back heart rhinestone
  • 1 die-cut message tag ~ for this project, a tag with the message "With Love" was used
  • Artline 750 marker
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • bear-shaped cookie cutter
  • matching envelope

Steps:

  1. Score the 8.2 x 5.6 inch blue marbled cardboard in half to create a card sized 5.6 x 4.1 inches.
  2. Cut a piece sized 5.2 x 3.8 inches from one of the pink patterned papers.
  3. With the fold at the top, position and glue the 5.2 x 3.8 inch patterned paper to the front of the card, carefully ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  4. Use the Artline 750 marker to draw the line from which the bunting flags will hang.
  5. Use the bear-shaped cookie cutter to trace a bear onto a piece of patterned paper and cut it out.
  6. Bear cookie cutter and paper bear shape.
  7. Glue the wiggle eyes in place, and use the brads to add two buttons to the bear's tummy.
  8. Cut triangular flags from different pieces of patterned paper.
  9. Use the Pilot silver marker pen to trace around the edges of the bear and the flags. Also make a border around the 5.2 x 3.8 inch pink patterned paper on the front of the card.
  10. Glue the bear and bunting flags in position on the front of the card.
  11. Draw a big 1 on another piece of patterned paper and cut it out.
  12. Glue it in place, and then glue the flat-back rhinestone over the number 1.
  13. Glue the die-cut message in place.

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Picket Fence Butterfly Card

By Benetta 221 118

Using country elements, such as a picket fence, flowers and a butterfly, make this delightful birthday card to celebrate the birthday of a country girl.

Finished card.

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Patriotic Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use a combination of red, white, and blue card stock to make this card for the patriotic significant other in your life.

Finished card.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1 piece - 8.2 x 6 inches, blue and white striped cardstock
  • 1 piece - 3.6 x 5.4 inches, light blue marbled cardstock
  • 1 piece - 3.1 x 4.5 inches, red corrugated cardstock
  • 1 piece - 4.1 x 3 inches, blue cardstock
  • 1 piece - 20 inches long by 0.2 inches wide of matching decorative red fabric ribbon
  • 15 light blue glitter faceted crystal stickers
  • 3 white paper flowers
  • heart-shaped paper punch
  • craft glue
  • pencil
  • pattern edged scissors
  • ruler
  • 1 matching light blue marbled envelope
  • scissors or craft knife

Steps:

  1. Score the blue and white striped cardstock length-wise to create a card sized 4.1 inches x 6 inches.
  2. Score the blue and white striped cardstock length-wise.
  3. Cut the light blue marbled cardstock slightly smaller with the pattern edged scissors.
  4. With the fold at the top, position and glue the light blue marbled cardstock to the front of the card, carefully ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  5. Position and glue the light blue marbled cardstock to the front of the card.
  6. Now use the red corrugated cardstock. Leaving a space of 0.5 inch from the outer edges of this piece, cut out the inside so that you will have a red frame.
  7. Position and glue the red corrugated frame to the front of the card, carefully ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  8.  Position and glue the red corrugated frame to the front of the card.
  9. Punch hearts from the blue card stock.
  10. Glue four hearts to the back of each paper flower.
  11. Glue the three paper flowers in place on the front of the card.
  12. Add red decorative fabric ribbon all around the red corrugated frame and cut off any protruding pieces.
  13. Add a glitter faceted crystal sticker to the center of each flower, as well as to the ribbon on each corner of the frame.

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Butterfly Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Make this simple, yet elegant, card to convey birthday wishes to a special family member.

Completed card.

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Miniature Art Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use a printout of the provided miniature artwork of a country scene, and create a delightful birthday card for a country girl.

Finished card.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 card

Supplies:

  • 1 printout of the provided artwork
  • 8.2 x 5.4 in suitable pink printed cardstock
  • 5.1 x 3.7 in light pink sugar paper
  • 4 x 3.1 in purple corrugated cardstock
  • dark pink craft foil
  • Foilart Super-tack glue pen
  • small natural wooden letters to spell out "Happy Birthday"
  • white and pink square grid ribbon
  • 1 medium-sized dark pink flat-sided rhinestone bead
  • quick drying glue
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • pair of standard scissors

Steps:

  1. Score the 8.2 x 5.4 inches pink printed cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.1 x 5.4 inches.
  2. With the fold at the left, position and glue the light pink sugar paper to the front of the card, carefully ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  3. Pink paper glued to front.
  4. Add a little bit of Super-tack glue to the top of all the letters.
  5. Allow the Super-tack glue to dry for about 15 minutes. When the glue is wet, it is blue, but when it is dry it becomes transparent.
  6. Press foil down on the glue. Remember that of course - the pink side of the foil must be on top.
  7. Rub the foil over the areas where you have added glue with the Super-tack glue pen.
  8. Carefully lift the foil. On the areas where you have added glue with the Super-tack pen, some of the foil will stay behind, thereby highlighting certain areas or features of the letters.
  9. Glue the letters to the front of the card.
  10. Glue letters to front of card.
  11. Glue the purple corrugated cardstock to the bottom left corner of the card.
  12. Glue on purple corrugated paper.
  13. Cut out the printout of the artwork and glue it in place.
  14. Printout of artwork.
  15. Make a bow with the ribbon and glue it in place below the artwork.
  16. Finish it off by adding the rhinestone bead.

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Summer Love Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Make a card with pink smiling flowers on the front of the card. Add some colorful grass and a cheerful message, and you are ready to send summer wishes to a friend on her birthday.

finished card

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Vintage Photo Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use an old black and white photo to make a special birthday card for a female family member that will stir some memories of days gone by.

Vintage Photo Birthday Card

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Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use clear stamp images and phrases, and a stamped image of lavender to bring a birthday smile to a friend or a colleague. Add some bling with diamond stickers, a touch of color and a phrase that says "It's time to celebrate!"

finished card

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Leaf and Button Print Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use ordinary household objects such as leaves, buttons, and a screw, to do printing on paper. Add some details and make a card with a floral arrangement to wish a special friend a happy birthday.

finished card with photo corners, yellow paint detail

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Shabby Chic Vintage Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use a selection of embellishments and stamping techniques, and create a card with a vintage feel. The card can be ideal as a birthday card for an older lady, or by adding a touching message, it can be turned into a special card for Mother's Day. This vintage card is sure to be cherished by the recipient.

finished card

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Craft Project: Cupcake Birthday Cake Card

By Gunja 16 4

Step by step process of making a fun birthday card using paper cut-outs.

Cupcake Birthday Cake Card Step 5

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Birthday Cake Card

By Gunja 16 4

Step by step instructions on how to easily make a cute birthday card that looks like a chocolate cake, using the simplest household stationery.

Finished Cake Card

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Recycled Gift Bag Card

By Benetta 221 118

When I receive gifts in gift bags, I always keep the gift bags with the idea of recycling them, either as a bag for another gift, or as inspiration for a craft project.

Card embellished with a large cluster of the cut out gift bag flowers. The flowers in various colors adorn the lower right corner of the card. The cord handle is used to complete a partial rectangular shape on the left side and upper left corner.

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Birthday Wish Card

By HellofromMhay 73 27

A delightful birthday card for a young child.

pink and white striped card

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Vintage French Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use French décor elements as your inspiration to create this birthday card for a friend or family member. Use brown and cream hues for a vintage effect, and add a modern twist with a resin replica of the Eiffel Tower, one of France's most famous landmarks.

Finished card

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Hatching Chick Birthday Card

By Gunja 16 4

Make a cute birthday card easily using basic paper cutting and pasting skills.

Hatching Chick Card

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Circus Birthday Card

By Ann Winberg 306 239

Who doesn't like the excitement of the circus?

circus tent card

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Dragonfly Card

By Benetta 221 118

Make a hand-painted birthday card for a special family member.

Dragonfly cut out on a card with flowers and a border

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Vintage Birthday Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use an old black and white photo to make a special birthday card that will stir some memories of days gone by.

Finished card.

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Fragile Package Card

By Benetta 221 118

I recently downloaded a beautiful photo from a stock photo site that offers downloads at very affordable rates. It was a photo of a small kitten peeking out of a box.

Happy Birthday Kitty

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Apple Card and Tag

By HellofromMhay 73 27

This folded apple note card with a matching gift tag is made from cardstock in natural red, ivory, brown, and green. Ideal to send as a birthday greeting for children or simply to say hello to a friend. You might also like to make a batch of these for gift-giving.

Apple Card and Tag

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Tip: Perfumed Handmade Card

By Orquidea Pires 13 16

birthday cardThis is a Perfumed Handmade Card.

Yes you read it right! This card smell like perfume!!

How did I get it? Well do you see the white paper?! Not long ago it was a perfume sample ;-)

By Orquidea from Porto, Portugal

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Butterfly Birthday Card with Matching Gift Tag

By Benetta 221 118

Make a birthday card and a matching gift tag, using butterflies and paper flowers.

Butterfly Birthday Card

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