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Unique Handmade Birthday Cards

Updated on May 18, 2012

Handmade birthday cards are wonderful ways to show your special someone just how much you care. Whereas store-bought greeting cards tend to be very generic, a handmade card is one-of-a-kind, and therefore, it will serve as a special keepsake that can be treasured forever. And with so many different tools and techniques available to paper-crafters, making these lovely cards can be a whole lot of fun.

Handmade Birthday Card Supplies

Besides the traditional card-making supplies you will need to get started, the following are a few ideas to help embellish your birthday cards. These ideas can be in the form of rubber and/or digital stamps, stickers, die-cuts, and more!

  • Bright, vibrant designer paper and cardstock
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • Birthday cake
  • Cupcakes
  • Candles
  • Presents
  • Party hat
  • Noisemaker
  • Balloons
  • Fairys
  • Princess
  • Flowers
  • Party animals
  • Clowns

Handmade Birthday Card Sentiments and Verses

Handmade cards can be left blank for those to add their own personal sentiments and messages, but if you are looking for greeting card sentiments especially for birthday cards, here are some to consider:

  • You take the cake!

  • Happy birthday, cupcake!

  • Blow out the candles

  • Wishing you a happy birthday

  • Birthday hugs and wishes

  • Have a magical birthday

  • Fairy happy birthday

  • “There is no cure for the common birthday.” – John Glenn

  • “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chilli Davis

  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

  • Time to celebrate

  • Seize the cake!

  • Make a wish

  • A true friend remembers your birthday, not your age

  • Happy birthday with a cherry on top!

  • Relax… it’s your birthday!

  • May all your birthday wishes come true!

  • A birthday is nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake!

  • Birthday princess

  • 16 Candles

  • Wishing you a birthday that is as sweet as you are!

  • Wishing you a one-of-a-kind birthday

  • Wishing you a day of birthday surprises

  • Everyone knows birthday cake calories don’t count

  • On your birthday, count your candles, count your years, count your blessings

  • Birthday blessings

  • How many fingers are you?

  • Hoping your birthday is out of this world

  • Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the year that’s ahead of you be a good one for you!


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    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 7 years ago from Texas

      I love handmade cards. Lots of useful info here.. thank you.

    • stampinwithfab profile image

      Fabrizio Martellucci 7 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Very useful verses/sentiments section, thank you for this great hub. I've voted up ! :)