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.
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. I recently received a gift bag with a beautiful floral pattern, and decided to recycle this bag by using the cut-out flowers to make a birthday card.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
By BessieBessie from Pretoria, Gauteng
This is a guide about making a leaf print birthday card. Use leaves from your garden to stamp paint designs on cardstock, creating a lovely handmade birthday greeting.
A delightful birthday card for a young child.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Fold 8x6 inch pink cardstock in half to make a card.
Trim the top edge with large scallop-edge scissors, then use the hole punch to punch holes on each scalloped edges.
Cut a piece of pink stripe paper into 4 inch square. Adhere to bottom of card.
Cut 4 x 1 1/2 inch floral paper; use small scallop-edge scissors to trim the top edge. Adhere to card as shown.
Glue pink ribbon to the center. Attach pink bow with a dot of glue.
Glue on button at the center.
Punch out 1 1/2 inch circle from white cardstock. Apply 'wish' rub-on or sticker on white circle.
Mat it to the 2 inch floral circle scallop. Use foam dot adhesive to adhere the floral circle scallop to the card.
Use any leftover cardstock and patterned paper to create a coordinating bookmark.
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
Make a hand-painted birthday card for a special family member.
This is a guide about making a birthday cake birthday card. The perfect motif for a homemade birthday card is a cute birthday cake design.
Use a combination of red, white, and blue card stock to make this card for the patriotic significant other in your life.
This is a guide about making a hatching chick birthday card. You can get very creative when you make your own birthday cards.
Who doesn't like the excitement of the circus?
Make this keepsake card for your little baby girl to celebrate her first birthday.
Make this simple, yet elegant, card to convey birthday wishes to a special family member.
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.
Make a birthday card and a matching gift tag, using butterflies and paper flowers.
This 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