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How to Make a Simple Homemade Birthday Card

Updated on April 28, 2013
A simple homemade birthday card.
A simple homemade birthday card. | Source

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Print "Happy Birthday" on the green paper in a pretty script font.

  4. Use a one-inch circle punch to punch a floral embellishment out of your patterned paper.

  5. 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.

  6. Use an acid-free glue stick to attach the mounted square to the card.

  7. For the inside of the card, write a personal note or visit Quote Mountain to choose a birthday-themed quote.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      easy to make and less hassle. Straight forward too. Voted up

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      sroberts9 5 years ago from Northern Virginia

      I always keep my cards - cause they mean so much to me. I've been making these lately and people are loving them. check them out here -

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      Jeff_McRitchie 6 years ago

      This is really helpful and creative. It's also a good way to save money since birthday cards are getting so expensive.

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      Helpful Hanna 6 years ago

      This is great!