Making a Drum Beat Greeting Card

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February 18, 2019

Drum Beat Card - finished card with the message on pink paper add above and below the drumThis is a hand-drawn card with some string and sticker embellishments. I've recently taken up drumming, so this is one of my favourite cards. It's pretty easy to make, just follow along!


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 card


  • white card stock
  • pencil
  • black pen
  • glue
  • braided cord (beige and white)
  • puffy circle stickers
  • red heart tape (optional)
  • scissors
Drum Beat Card - supplies


  1. Cut out your card base. To make the top of the drum, lightly draw an oval in pencil.
  2. Drum Beat Card - cut out your card base and draw an oval for the drum top
  3. Draw 2 lines coming down the sides of the oval, then draw the bottom of the drum by copying the curve of the upper edge of the drum.
  4. Drum Beat Card - complete drum sketch
  5. With your pencil, start shading in the edges of the drum, getting lighter as you get to the center.
  6. Drum Beat Card - use pencil to create shading, lighter toward the center

  7. Rub the lines inside the drum horizontally.
  8. Drum Beat Card - rub your finger horizontally across the lines inside the drum
  9. Draw three sets of vertical lines. Trace these vertical lines and those at the back edge of the drum in black ink.
  10. Drum Beat Card - tracing back edge and three sets of vertical lines equally spaced on drum front
  11. Glue 2 pieces of beige cord onto the downward curves of the drum. Let dry. Trace the top upward curve in black ink. Add one more line with the same curvature right under it.
  12. Drum Beat Card - glue a piece of cord on each downward curve of the drum, also trace around the top edge of the drum and add a second dark line below at the same curvature
  13. To make drumsticks, cut out 2 pieces of white cord. To keep the ends looking neat, add some glue to them, then twist them. Let dry.
  14. Drum Beat Card - cut two pieces of cord for the drumsticks, add glue to the ends to keep them neat, allow to dry

  15. Glue the drumsticks onto the drum. Stick on 2 puffy circle stickers to the ends of the drumsticks.
  16. Drum Beat Card - glue sticks on and add two puffy circle stickers to the ends of the sticks
  17. Decorate the upper and bottom edges of the card with stickers, if desired. Write your message out on pink paper, then cut out and glue onto the card.
  18. Drum Beat Card - add optional stickers to the top and bottom of the card
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