happy birthday cards | tutorial

Turn your printers on, grab a stack of cardstock, some baker's twine, your favorite roll of washi tape and some adhesive. Today, I'm going to share some tutorials and we're going to create a handful of Happy Birthday cards to get you through the next couple of months. That's right, no more scrambling for a card at the last minute, we're doing this assembly line style!

Before we get started, you can find the card template as a download in my Etsy shop here. Buy once, print as many times as you'd like on any paper you desire! To show you how great the colors appear on a variety of papers, I've used both a bright white 110 lb. cardstock and a kraft speckle tone cardstock with great success.

AND ONE TO GROW ON

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Glassine Bags in 4 different sizes

  • Print, Trim, Score and Fold Card
  • Place Candle on Front of Card
  • Pierce Card on Each Side of Candle
  • Thread Baker's Twine through Holes + Tie Bow
  • Write Your Birthday Wishes

ROUND AND ROUND

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Patterned Papers from Echo Park | Kraft Paper Bags 

  • Print, Trim, Score and Fold Card
  • Punch 2" Circle and three 1.50" Circles from Your Favorite Cardstock
  • Score and Fold in Half the Three 1.50" Circles
  • Adhere Circles Together then Adhere to Card Front
  • Round Bottom Corners of Card
  • Write Your Birthday Wishes and insert inside Kraft Bag

DIE CUTS AND YOU

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  • Print, Trim, Score and Fold Card
  • Search your Stash for A Few Cute Die Cut Stickers
  • Adhere to Card Front
  • Round Bottom Corners of Card
  • Write Your Birthday Wishes and insert inside Gray Vellum Envelope

ALL WRAPPED UP

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  • Print, Trim, Score and Fold Card
  • Wrap Card Front with Seam Binding
  • Write Message on Tag and Tie to Seam Binding
  • Round Top Corners of Card Front
  • Write Your Happy Birthday Wishes

MAKING A NEGATIVE A POSITIVE
  • Print, Trim, Score and Fold Card
  • Choose the Negative {or Positive} from your Letter Chipboard Stash
  • Adhere Chipboard Letter to Card Front
  • Write Your Birthday Wishes and tuck inside your Glassine Bag

AND A FEW NOTES

This clean and simple design works on so many levels...for your favorite Teacher, co-worker, gal pal, guy friend and for all those birthday parties the kids get invited to. Take it even one step further, and make a set to give as gifts...who couldn't use a secret stash of birthday cards, right?

Find more card making inspiration here:

World's Best Mom Card Download
Everyday Card Download

5 comments

  1. Hi Monika,
    This is a fantastic post!
    You should submit to some of the card-making sites.
    Here's a link to Less is More Card Challenge:http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.ca
    Great to hear Zach is home.
    One day I'll get back to blogging:)

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  2. Love this Monika. Thanks so much. I will use these for my students this year! :)

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  3. i love them. they are perfect to personalize for everyone.

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  4. Adorable! I made one for a 1st birthday today! Thank you!!! Such a great idea!

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    1. Yippee, so glad you were able to use the download!

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