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7.29.2013

happy birthday cards | tutorial

7.29.2013  at 5:00 AM

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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Solid Midnight Blue Baker's Twine
  • 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

Happy Birthday Card Download | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
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

Happy Birthday Card Download | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Layered Die Cut Sticker from My Mind's Eye | Gray Vellum Envelope

  • 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

Happy Birthday Card Download | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
  • 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?

Need a stash of envelopes? Find sets of 10 European style square flap A2 envelopes in either white, speckletone kraft or gray marble vellum parchtone in my shop here.

Find more card making inspiration here:

World's Best Mom Card Download
Everyday Card Download



Thanks for stopping in!

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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