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How to Make Cute Birthday Card for a Best Friend

Updated on October 24, 2012

DAY 28, HUB # 28

A cute Birthday Card I made for my Best Friend
A cute Birthday Card I made for my Best Friend | Source

It is card making time again. Making birthday cards, Christmas cards, Valentine’s Day cards, Father’s Day card and Mother’s Day card have been one of my favorite hobby during leisure.

With all the supplies lying around the house, card making is not difficult at all. Make it at your own pace in the comfort of your home and you can reuse all the left-over materials from your kids craft lessons which are the best chance for you to reduce trash too.

How I Got The Idea to make a Cute Birthday Card

My best friend’s birthday was just two weeks away and I was having a hard time to decide which birthday card is the right card for my special friend.

You want your best friend to know that you cherish this friendship a lot and remembered to celebrate his / her birthday every year without fail. Need to get the best birthday card for your best buddy is a hard nut to crack !

Anyway, this is how I got the idea to make my personalised Cute Birthday Card for my best friend. To tell you the truth, I had purposely went downtown to one of the popular shopping mall to pick out two beautiful cards; the first card had cute cuddling bears with sweet quotes and the second card was a pop up card with candles and a couple of holes to see through the inside card.

It was pretty clear that I couldn’t made up my mind which to choose. I paused for a while and decided the best thing to do was to combine both cards into one special birthday card.

Create your very own designed Birthday card

The advantage of window shopping is you could gather many exciting ideas by combining two or three different cards to create your own unique design birthday card and save money by not purchasing anything at all!

In addition, you may add in some colorful buttons, cute ribbons or cut out pretty designs from old clothing and paste them to make your cute birthday card extra special!


Draft it Out !

As soon as I reached home, I brought out all my supplies and quickly draft out a rough idea on my notebook while trying to remember the card designs that I had seen at the bookstore.

It is advisable to draft out a couple of birthday cards with different designs and themes. Hence, you will have some choices to choose which design suits best, uses the shortest time and at least you won't freak out in case you encounter some unexpected problems during making your birthday card project

Pretty soon, I had designed a cool birthday card with just a few scraps of wrapping gift paper, ribbons and color construction papers. Simple and unique!

Regardless of which theme you decided to use in your handmade birthday card, don’t forget to include a special handwritten birthday quote that suits the feelings which you wanted to express to your special friend.

Here is the handmade birthday card that I had made recently and a perfect birthday quote that goes well with this matching card.


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white paper, a pair of scissorssome color paperswhite glue, markers, the usual stationaries
white paper, a pair of scissors
white paper, a pair of scissors | Source
some color papers
some color papers
white glue, markers, the usual stationaries
white glue, markers, the usual stationaries

Things you need:


Colorful construction papers

White card

A pair of scissors

White glue or school glue

Pencil

Ribbons

Colorful markers

Pattern paper with cute bears

Step 1

Fold ink paper into half
Fold ink paper into half | Source
glue the pink paper on top of the white card
glue the pink paper on top of the white card | Source

How to make the front card

Use the ruler to measure pink paper 6.5” x 11.5” and draw out the lines.

Repeat the same step with the white card too.

Cut out along the lines of the white card and pink paper.

Apply glue along the sides of the pink paper and paste on top of the white card.

Fold the pink card into half.

Step 2

cut out the cute pictures and color paper circles
cut out the cute pictures and color paper circles | Source
paste each picture onto the circles
paste each picture onto the circles | Source

Making the circle bears:

Draw 2 circles on the blue paper and another 2 circles on the green paper.

You could use the base of the glue bottle to draw the circles.

Cut out all the 4 circles and leave aside.

Choose cute pictures of 2 bears , 1 gift and 1 birthday cake.

Cut them out.

Apply glue at the back of the 1st bear and paste it on to the blue circle.

Apply glue at the back of the 2nd bear and paste it on to another blue circle.

Apply glue at the back of the birthday cake and paste it on to the green circle.

Apply glue at the back of the gift and paste it on to another green circle.

Step 3

Glue the gift and the teddy in front of the card
Glue the gift and the teddy in front of the card | Source

Photos Guide

cut out 2 holes with the scissors
cut out 2 holes with the scissors | Source
paste 2 pictures inside the card
paste 2 pictures inside the card | Source

How to paste and cut the cute pictures:

Draw 2 circles in front of the card, at least leave 1 inch from the top of the card.

Draw another 2 more circles below. Leave a little spacing in between the circles.

Apply glue at the back of the gift circle and paste it on top of the first row circle on your left.

Apply glue at the back of the cute bear circle and paste it on top of the second row circle on your right.

Use the scissors to cut out the other two circles.

Use a pencil to lightly draw the circles through the pre-cut circles.

Thereto, you could see the drawn circles inside the card.

Open up the birthday card.

Apply glue at the back of the birthday cake picture and paste it on to the top circle, inside the birthday card.

Apply glue at the back of the gift picture and paste it on to the bottom circle, inside the birthday card.

Step 4

Use green marker to draw the dotted lines around the cut out hole
Use green marker to draw the dotted lines around the cut out hole | Source
use pink marker to draw another dotted lines around the cute pictures
use pink marker to draw another dotted lines around the cute pictures | Source

Draw the Dotted Lines

Noticed that the pre-cut holes look plain and dull, here is where these colorful markers are put into good use.

Use a red or pink marker pen to draw dotted lines around the pasted picture.

Use a green marker to draw dotted lines around the pre-cut circles on the front card.

You will see that with these dotted lines, your cute pictures appear more striking and obvious.

You can use different color markers that you like.

Step 5

paste the bow at the bottom of the birthday card
paste the bow at the bottom of the birthday card | Source

To make the ribbons – front card:

Cut a strip of ribbon, approximately 8 inch in length.

Tie a bow of ribbon and apply a small piece of double-sided tape at the back of the bow.

Paste it at the bottom of the front card.

Apply small pieces of double-sided tape at the back of the bow’s tails.

Paste them neatly, one tail on the left and the other on the right.

Trim off the excess tails.

Step 6

paste it across
paste it across | Source

Photos Guide

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and to the back of the birthday card
and to the back of the birthday card
and to the back of the birthday card

To paste the ribbon – inside card:

Cut another two strips of ribbon roughly 14 inch in length.

Apply small pieces of double-sided tape behind the ribbon.

Paste the first ribbon across the inside card, the same height of the front card.

Paste the second ribbon across the back card, the same height of the front card.

The ribbon will look like the front card ribbon is flowing continuously from the front to the inside card and to the back of the card.

Oh yes! Remember to add in Birthday Quotes or Simple Verses inside your Birthday Card.

Your Cute birthday card is done!


Finally Done! The Front View of Cute Birthday Card

Peek a Boo!
Peek a Boo! | Source

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks very much, yes, kids should be able to work out this type of handmade card without any problems

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very interesting and so creative! I think it's a good project for children, especially during school holidays.

      Thanks for sharing the step wise instructions with helpful pictures!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, i love crafts

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      navya 

      3 years ago

      a veryyyy beautifulll and cuteee cardd

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks thumbi7 and rebeccamealey, I love handmade crafts, never bought one since I made them

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love homemade cards, and this one is very cute and creative. Thanks!

    • thumbi7 profile image

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Very clever idea

      Thanks for sharing

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Peggy W

      thanks, my friend did received the card and she was thrilled.

      Vishakha Bajaj

      thanks, i am sure your friend will love this card too

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Up, useful and interesting votes for this cute card you created for your friend. I'll bet that your friend was very happy to receive it from you. Great step by step photos! :)

    • Vishakha Bajaj profile image

      Vishakha Bajaj 

      5 years ago

      I really like this hub.This is an amazing way to make birthday card.Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @CS

      thanks for reading.

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      CS Cart Hosting 

      5 years ago

      {Your flow is very nice with your} {choice of words|wording}{You have a very nice flow to your words}, it {kind of|kinda} makes the reader {stuck|trapped}. {As well as your {information|info} being|Also your {information|info} {was|is} very {useful|helpful|relevant} and {no doubt| } well written.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great! Since you can make these cards, you can save money.

    • Sarniah Samon profile image

      yanie 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes of course heeee;)..once I did, every year they want it from me hehee

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      As long the kids are happy, any birthday card which are handmade are the same. From the bottom of your heart, right? :)

    • Sarniah Samon profile image

      yanie 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      ;) but i usually copied from a cartoon character ,drew it and decorate own my own..as my nieces n nephews age are around 1 to 9 years old;)

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @sarniah

      Really??? Gosh, you sure are a cool gal! I made some for my friend's kids too.

    • Sarniah Samon profile image

      yanie 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      A good idea..you know what...as i always give my nieces n nephews hand made card every year;) can try this thanks;)

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @birthdaywisgesquo

      Thanks. Hope that you will enjoy making this card for yr friend too.

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      Jeremy Rawlings 

      5 years ago

      Well explained and easy to follow

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for dropping by. I love making arts and crafts too. Save money and unique, isn't it?

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      pokeyoat 

      5 years ago

      I love your tutorial! It's such a cute card! I love making greeting cards for people too. I think it's so much more personal, and a great way to recycle left over craft materials. Good job!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for your kind comments and you are so kind to share my hub with others. Greatly appreciated.

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      rahul 

      5 years ago from Bangalore

      this is really a awesome way to make birthday card.I am goona try it.Thanks for such a nice innovative hub.I m sharing it with other hubbers.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for yr kind comments. Wish to do more to reveal my thoughts.

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      Anil 

      5 years ago from Kerala

      Hai beautiful performance, I like your sincerity It can see all over the hub. Thank you very much.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @michele travis

      Gosh...Thanks for yr support. Glad to know that the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Best of luck!

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Love this! I am not very good, but your instructions are not only lovely, but easy to follow.

      Voted up!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @billybuc

      @Stephanie Henkel

      @btrbell

      Thanks guys for all yr support. Greatly appreciated for reading and votes !

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      very cute and clever, card. I love the open "window"

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      Cute card with very useful and detailed step-by-step instructions. Voted up and useful!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very clever and very cute! Loved this idea!

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