How to Make Little Girl Birthday Card
DAY 13, HUB # 13
Benefits of Making Handmade Birthday Cards
Making birthday cards at home is a fun way to bring out your hidden art talents regardless of drawing, coloring or just simply cut and paste pictures.
Handmade birthday card shows happiness, deep appreciation in friendship and kinship. The benefits of making birthday cards at home are; you can reuse different types of left-over color papers, gift wrappers and make a good use in recycling old clothes, buttons and ribbons into beautiful handmade cards. These items are free, cost nothing at all, which means you save money, time and transport cost for window shopping.
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How to Make A Doughnut Birthday card
Here, I had handmade a lovely doughnut birthday card for my best friend’s daughter, who had just celebrated her birthday.This birthday card is suitable for age 2-5 years old little girl as you can see, the card is pink in color with a cute ribbon on top.
In order to make a little girl birthday card like this, you need to fold the card into half, draw a circle and cut them out. To make the see through card, cut a smaller circle in the middle of the front card. I pasted a birthday cake picture which I had picked out from the gift wrapper.
To make the tiny butterflies, you need to have a butterfly punch holder that you can purchase in gift shops or bookstores. Alternatively, you can print these butterflies from free clip art websites, cut them out and paste along the doughnut shape.
The tiny yellow circles actually came from the punch holder. You can paste multi-colors circles instead of choosing one single color. For the inner side of the card, you can either paste a piece of color paper which has creative cut out shape and write the birthday wishes on it. Either way, just simply use a marker pen to write the birthday wishes on the card, as simple as that.
How to Make A Cartoon Character Birthday Card
If the birthday child loves a cartoon character, download the image from free downloadable websites, print it out on a piece of paper and cut it out.
Next, fold the card into half, place the cut out cartoon character on to the front card, trace it out and cut out the character’s shape. The cartoon character replaces the doughnut shape. Follow the rest of the steps or you can create something else with your wild imagination.
Here are the step-by-step instructions with photos taken with my NOKIA N79 handset. Do let me know if you have any problems while making this birthday card and kindly leave some comments.
Step-By-Step Instructions- Doughnut Birthday Card
Materials You Need:-
A pair of scissors
A bottle of glue
A circle lid ( approximately 10cm diameter) or a geometric compass
Some Color papers ( I chose pink paper )
A white card (namecard paper, matte paper)
How to draw the circle card
Fold white card into half.
Place the circle lid on top of the white card, a little higher at the crease.
(So, that you could flip up and down the doughnut card )
Cut out the circle shape.
Remember not to cut off the crease part.
Now, you have a doughnut shape card.
How to make the pink front cover
Choose the color paper that you fancy.
( I chose pink )
Fold the paper into half.
Draw a 10cm diameter circle with a circle lid or geometric compass.
Cut out the circle.
Now you will have 2 pieces.
Apply glue on to the 1st piece of pink circle paper.
Paste it on the front cover.
Make sure that it covers nicely.
Repeat the same procedure for the 2nd piece and paste it on the inside card.
Trim off any excess pink paper around the front doughnut card.
How to paste the 2nd circle for the front cover
Choose another piece of color paper. I chose purple.
Draw a circle with 8cm diameter on it and cut out the circle.
Paste the purple circle in the middle of the front card.
Cut out a small hole, approximately 4cm in diameter in the middle of the front card.
The hole is sufficient for you to see through the inside card.
How to make a stub
How to Paste the birthday cake picture
Choose a birthday cake picture from the gift wrapper.
The size should not exceed 4cm, preferably smaller than the hole.
If the picture is too big, it would be out of the proportion.
Cut out the picture, paste a small stub behind the picture with glue.
Then, attach a double-sided tape behind the stub.
Paste it in the middle of the inside card, visible from the front cover.
How to Make A Stub
To make a stub, cut a small piece of paper, fold it a few times to make it thicker.
Use a sellotape to wrap up the stub. ( sellotape is a type of transparent adhesive tape )
How to make small butterflies and circles
You can either buy a butterfly punch holder to punch out 8 pieces of small butterflies from purple color paper.
If you don’t have one, print out the butterfly image from free clip art websites. Copy and paste repeatedly until 8 times.
Print them and cut them out.
Paste each of the butterflies on top of the purple circle. Leave a little space in between each butterfly because you will be pasting the little circles later.
Choose a yellow color paper and use your paper punch to punch out 8 pieces of circles.
Paste each yellow circles in between the purple butterflies.
How to paste a bow ribbon
Measure a string of ribbon, approximately 10cm.
Tie a bow, trim off excess “tails”
Attach a double-sided tape behind the bow.
Paste it right above the top butterfly, the middle one.
Write Birthday Wishes
Use a color marker to write your birthday wishes around the birthday cake picture.
Your doughnut birthday cake is done.
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