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How to Make Little Girl Birthday Card

Updated on November 30, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to spend some time to handmade greeting cards and gifts at home. She always reduce trash by reusing them.

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.

Doughnut Birthday Card for Little Girl
Doughnut Birthday Card for Little Girl | Source

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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.

a Mickey Mouse Birthday Cartoon Image
a Mickey Mouse Birthday Cartoon Image | Source

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.



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color papersglue, white card and a pair of sharp scissors
color papers
color papers | Source
glue, white card and a pair of sharp scissors
glue, white card and a pair of sharp scissors

Step-By-Step Instructions- Doughnut Birthday Card

Materials You Need:-

A pair of scissors

A pencil

A ruler

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)


Step 1

fold into half and draw the circle, a little higher
fold into half and draw the circle, a little higher | Source
cut it out
cut it out

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.

Step 2

cut out the circle
cut out the circle | Source
trim off excess paper
trim off excess paper
paste the 2nd ink circle inside
paste the 2nd ink circle inside

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.

Step 3

Paste purple circle on to the ink one.  Cut out a hole in the middle, on the cover only.
Paste purple circle on to the ink one. Cut out a hole in the middle, on the cover only. | Source

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.

Step 4

This is how it supposed to look like when you paste the birthday picture inside the card
This is how it supposed to look like when you paste the birthday picture inside the card | Source

How to make a stub

Fold the paper a few times, bound it with a sellotape
Fold the paper a few times, bound it with a sellotape | Source
paste the stub behind the picture
paste the stub behind the picture


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 )

Step 5

paste a butterfly, leave a space for the yellow circle and repeat the steps randomly
paste a butterfly, leave a space for the yellow circle and repeat the steps randomly | Source

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.

Step 6

Tie a bow and paste at the top middle of the card
Tie a bow and paste at the top middle of the card | Source

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.

Final Touches

Write Birthday Wishes either with a marker pen or print them out
Write Birthday Wishes either with a marker pen or print them out | Source

Write Birthday Wishes

Use a color marker to write your birthday wishes around the birthday cake picture.

Your doughnut birthday cake is done.

Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes | Source
TURKISH CAKE
TURKISH CAKE | Source
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Chocolate Raisin Muffins | Source

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    • Mom Kat profile image

      Mom Kat 4 years ago from USA

      Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing! Love all of the step by step photos.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for reading. Hope that you could make a lovely card too.

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      Jeremy Rawlings 4 years ago

      Some clear instructions that even I could understand!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for reading.

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      Hamza Arshad 4 years ago from Pakistan

      that's creative.i a gonna try this myself

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @cathie

      thanks for your comments. Hope that you enjoy this birthday craft.

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      fatima 2 years ago

      good

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      This is a cute little card design that could be used as a springboard for personalizing. Including a donut shop coupon would be fun stuff!

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