Paper birthday cards that are simply sensational. Is that what you are looking for?
Every greeting card's so beautiful, you'll want to keep them all. Make it yourself then!
That's right! If you want your birthday greeting cards to be special and unique, you'll just have to make them yourself.
Feel that you can't achieve that professional look?
It's okay! I thought so too once. But then I discovered rubber stamps and with a little bit of practice, every card I make can be as stunning, elegant and professional as any Hallmark cards.
Making my own birthday greeting cards can be so exciting. Every birthday greeting card is carefully planned with the birthday person in mind. Her favourite colour, her style and her favourite things; for example, pastimes and pets are taken into consideration for creating that perfect birthday greeting card. Once the design is in your mind, then begin to execute it by bringing out your card making supplies. Rubber stamps, clip-arts, ink pads, embossing powder and paper. Find co-ordinating coloured paper that are of good quality. Then start to make the birthday greetings. That's when the excitement begins.
I can spend my whole day making greeting cards alone in the house. Sometime, I got so engrossed in my card making that I forgot to break for meals. And by the time I have finished making the card, I was famished.
Truly, it happened to me many times and I'm sure it will happen to you also once you got into card making. Try it! Instead of going out to look for that stunning birthday greeting card for a friend or family member, make it yourself or if it's a birthday card for a child, make it with your children.
Below are some birthday cards I have created. Have a look and see whether these will inspire you to make some. Have fun!
Happy Day Note Card
Small birthday tag with decorated envelope. Suitable to accompany a birthday gift or to include money for a gift.
Triangle Shaped Birthday Greetings
This is a very simple card. Instead of the standard rectangle card, I use a triangle shape.
Notice that only one color is used to make this card.
Flower Birthday Greetings
What's more appropriate than to send birthday greetings with a big flower to a girl friend who loves flowers.
Actually, this flower birthday greeting card is suitable to be made for most women including young girls. I made this card using clear rubber stamp images and a flower die-cut which I produced using my QuicKutz die-cutting machine.
Three Flowers Happy Birthday
Three flowers make up this happy birthday greeting card. I used bright colors to give it an uplifting happy feeling. This is a relatively quick and simple card to make .
See the cute bug sticker embellishments.
Die-cut Paper Birthday Greetings
This is an interesting birthday greeting card.
I bought the die-cut paper from a local scrapbooking store and have been wondering how I can incorporate it into my cardmaking.
Well, this is one of the ways I use this rather expensive scrapbooking paper.
Belated Birthday Greetings
Missed a birthday! Nevermind, make a belated birthday greeting card instead.
This candle birthday greeting card is suitable for anyone - male or female, young or old.
The candle in the card is cut out from a piece of white cardstock scrap. After cutting out the candle shape, just paint with watercolors to make it look like a candle.
50th Birthday Greetings
Someone's celebrating his or her 50th birthday. Well, reaching the big five-0 is definitely a time for celebration.
So make the card ahead of time. Tell him or her how fabulous being fifty is. Definitely not someone who's over the hill.
60th Birthday Greetings
A 60th birthday card for a friend who's a musician.
This birthday greeting card was made with a music theme patterned paper, die cut numerals '6' and '0'.
You will also be able to view the inside of the card and see how you can add birthday greetings with tiny alphabet rubber stamps.
Birthday Greeting Cards Created by Valerie Smith
Valerie Smith is my online friend. She loves card-making and we got to know one another through this wonderful hobby.
Here are some birthday cards she had created. Valerie has graciously allowed me to upload them here to share with you.
Thanks, Val! Keep on creating. You are bringing joy to so many people.
More Handmade Birthday Greeting Cards
A few more handmade birthday greetings that are quite easy to make.
Most of these use silk flowers, buttons, beads and ribbons.
Need more card ideas for your happy birthday greeting cards? Here are just a few more ideas to try out.
Hope these cardmaking ideas will inspire you to make more greeting cards and send them out to cheer and encourage your friends and family members.
Need a birthday verse to put inside your handmade greeting card? Here are some birthday verses that might be helpful to you.
Choose any one of them for your card. Print it out on a piece of writing paper to insert inside your birthday greeting card.
Hope to make more of these Happy Birthday cards and add them here. So do check back often or join my Making Greeting Cards Facebook group .