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Homemade Birthday Cards

Updated on October 8, 2014

Homemade Birthday Cards for Kids and Adults

Making a homemade birthday cards for that special friend or family member is a great way to show you care and these cards need not be too hard to make either. One creative style of hand made cards is the 3D decoupage (paper tole) technique which simply requires cutting out the pictures and then layering them on top of each other using sticky foam pads or silicone glue to give a three dimensional look. Some require a little extra effort to make a truly spectacular birthday card.

Picture credit: happy running tortoise.

Get creative

Your handmade birthday cards need not be boring, flat, rectangular cards. In fact, let me encourage you to think outside the square (or rectangle). Some of the cards featured on this page are shaped cards - the shape of a number or a cat for example. Some of these birthday cards are over the edge cards where one of the elements seems to pop out of the top of the card. Some of these cards are wobble cards and have a rounded bottom like a rocking horse. Many of the birthday cards here are 3 dimensional, having extra layers stuck onto the base card. And there are still more amazing types of cards for you to discover on this page. Check them out and click on any you are interested in to find out more information.

Making homemade birthday cards is a great hobby. Not only can you bless your family and friends with a personalized one-of-a-kind greeting card, but you may be able to start your own home business selling your homemade greeting cards, at markets or even on ebay. You have permission to sell any item you make using these craft sheets but you MUST NOT sell the craft sheet itself.

Printing the Page

When I first started printing my own cards, I used card so that it would be thick enough to print out any pieces which would be layered to give a 3D effect. But then I discovered photo paper. Wow! What a difference! The colors are so much brighter and smoother. And if the inkjet photo paper is thick enough, it can still be layered effectively.

Homemade Age Birthday Cards

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Children and Teens

Hand Made Age Birthday Cards for Children

At the above link, you'll find dozens of cards sorted by age. There are lots of different themes to choose from to suit every child and teen, including dinosaurs, princesses, pirates, tigers, and much more.

Homemade Animal Birthday Cards

cute goat birthday card
cute goat birthday card
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Teddy Bear Birthday Cards

Handmade Teddy Bear Greeting Cards

What could be cuter than a teddy card - especially for young children. And I know that some teen girls and ladies love teddy bears too.

Get ideas for making a variety of teddy cards using different methods.

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Dog-Lovers' Homemade Birthday Cards

Home made Puppy and Dog Cards

Some people simply adore dogs. A dog birthday card would be just right for them!

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Cat-Lovers' Hand Made Birthday Cards

Handmade Cat Greeting Cards

These cards are for all those people who are owned by a cat.

Cards for Men and Boys

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Car and Bike Cards

Vehicle Greeting Cards to Make

Many people, especially men and boys, would really appreciate one of these vehicle cards. Whether you're looking for a car, a train, a tractor, or a motorbike, you'll find something on this page.

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Music Birthday Cards

Handmade Music Cards

Music cards make the perfect card for the musician or for someone who loves music.

The picture on the right shows a piano with flowers, but there are lots of more masculine-looking cards.

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Horse-Lovers' Homemade Birthday Cards

Many pre-teen and young teenage girls go through a horse phase - I certainly did! Anything horsey will suit these girls. But a horse is such a majestic animal, many people, both male and female, would be impressed with one of these delightful cards.

Homemade Sheep Birthday Cards

Greeting cards with all the fluff!

Cow-Lovers' Homemade Birthday Cards

Cows - what's not to love?

These cards are sure to moo-ve the recipients.

Homemade Zebra Birthday Cards

Gorgeous zebra greetings for that special person in your life...

More Wild Animal Birthday Cards

These lovely wild animal cards would be suitable for almost everyone.

Homemade Owl Birthday Cards

Hoo. Hoo. Hoo's having a birthday? These owl cards are so cute.

More Homemade Bird Cards

Plenty more birds to choose from - penguins, geese, eagles, bluebirds, cockatoos, and more.

Homemade Bee Birthday Cards

These cute bee cards are a little bit different and so make exciting birthday cards, especially for kids.

Homemade Butterfly Birthday Cards

Butterflies make gorgeous additions to your birthday greeting because of their dainty wings and beautiful colors.

mythical phoenix
mythical phoenix

Mythical Creatures

phoenix

Silhouette phoenix rising from the flames / ashes

dragon
dragon

dragon

Silhouette dragon with his fiery breath

Homemade Birthday Cards by Theme

Boat Birthday Cards

Boats of all sorts - row boats, sailing boats, canal boats, and even shipwrecks! Great birthday cards for boating enthusiasts.

Music Birthday Cards

Music cards make the perfect card for the musician or for someone who loves music.

Sport Birthday Cards

Many people really enjoy their sport, whether it's playing the sport or watching it. Choose a favorite sport to give to your sports fan friend.

Homemade Floral Cards

Most women would appreciate a floral card. But don't feel like you can only give these to females. My father-in-law, who enjoys pottering in the garden, would love a flower card - especially a hand made one.

Pirate Birthday Cards

Ahoy me hearties! Treasure maps, pirate ships, and the loot. What more could you want? Cute cards for all the pirates in your life (both big and little).

Princess Birthday Cards

Which little girl doesn't love princesses? Here are some lovely cards to delight your princess.

Do you like to make your own birthday cards?

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      Kidz Cards 

      4 years ago

      yes I doi am in the process of making my own card shop

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Yes, i love making my own homemade cards.^^ its fun plus i can charge tpeople money if they want me to make one for them ^^ (for a friend of theirs)

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      ChroniclesofaWa 

      5 years ago

      I used too. It has been a long time since I last made one though.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @diy_fun: this website really helped me find an idea for a b day card!!!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: choose from this card of butterfly.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      birthday is a special day for kids,adults,and family members BIRTHDAY cards shown above are very best. GOT SOME IDEA......

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      yes ,i want to make my own birthday card

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      perfect do well

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      Jeanette 

      5 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Which one did you try to make?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: same

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      wow amazing, i tried making one i failed

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      the cards are very beautiful i have never seen these amazing cards ever !!!!! thank you for giving me this nice thank you a lot

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This has given me so much inpiration!!!!

      thank you!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      im trying to find acard for my dad and I found one so good

    • GonnaFly profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeanette 

      5 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Sorry. I haven't been able to find any. Looks like "fire and ice" is a card game of some sort.....

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      i need to make a 50th birthday card - theme fire & ice

      looking for something very elegant

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      yea

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      they are very pretty.. happiness for sure..

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      diy_fun 

      5 years ago

      Homemade floral b'day are are looking great! Quilling flowers to make cards can also be fun!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      its cool

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Amazing prices I got 10 cards around about a 5er

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      Diva2Mom 

      5 years ago

      Wow, amazing lens to showcase creativity in making different homemade Birthday cards! Love this lens! Great job! I can use your ideas and tips to create a homemade Birthday card for my own husband which is in just few days :) Thanks so much for sharing. God bless.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @RocklawnArts: that was fery cool too i like the horse!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Lovely cards ideas!Thanks!I'm always looking for new ideas.Here's another handmade birthday card idea:

      http://my-gift-wrapping-ideas.blogspot.co.il/2012_...

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      WhyCleanCounts 

      6 years ago

      Awesome lens, thanks for taking the time to collect all of the ideas!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, so many cute options for making homemade cards. Handmade says you care!

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      kmyangel 

      6 years ago

      Very nice and useful idea ! I love all the homemade birthday cards from your lens !!!!!!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Very nice lens, I love getting homemade cards. Great work.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      cutest cards on your lens!

    • beaworkathomemom profile image

      beaworkathomemom 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for ideas. We do it too.

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      IYenForZen 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful cards! Keep up the good work!

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      icafe-lounge 

      6 years ago

      Great birthday card ideas!

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      RocklawnArts 

      6 years ago

      Cool cards, I like the goat peeking over the fence. :)

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      psiloveyou1 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful lens....I love your work!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful products and card!

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      DannyLondon 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens, I like this a lot, thanks for sharing!

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      squid-janices7 

      7 years ago

      Wow - what a beautiful collection of card photos. People are so darn creative!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Wow! These cards are really pretty! What a wonderful gift too! I know I love to receive handmade cards and gifts. They are absolute treasures!

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