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How to Make a Simple Homemade Birthday Card
Do you often find yourself making a last-minute run to the stationary store to pick up a card before attending a birthday party? If you keep a few simple supplies on hand, you'll be able to make a birthday card in just a few minutes. Learning how to make a birthday card is also a great way to recycle papers and embellishments left over from scrapbooking and other paper crafting projects.
Do you save homemade birthday cards that you have received?
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- Purchase a set of blank note cards and envelopes from your local craft store. While it is possible to make your own, buying pre-made cards and envelopes gives you more time to focus on the creative aspect of your project. If you're on a tight budget, look for sales and coupons.
- Select your patterned papers. For this project, I used two watercolor print papers, one dotted paper, and a sheet of paper with a simple floral design. The dotted paper is from My Mind's Eye and the other papers are from BasicGrey's Romani collection.
- Print "Happy Birthday" on the green paper in a pretty script font.
- Use a one-inch circle punch to punch a floral embellishment out of your patterned paper.
- Add the green birthday greeting and the floral embellishment to the red watercolor paper. If you want to make a birthday card with a slightly distressed appearance, try lightly inking the edges of each piece with a brown inkpad. Mount your design on the dotted paper.
- Use an acid-free glue stick to attach the mounted square to the card.
- For the inside of the card, write a personal note or visit Quote Mountain to choose a birthday-themed quote.