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Little or big, your birthday boy will appreciate the time and creativity you put into a handmade birthday card made just for him. Our instructions and patterns make it easy to make these cards from a handful of scrapbooking papers and embellishments.
Cheer on your little athlete to have a great birthday with this card customized to his favorite sport. Swap out the baseball cap for a football or a soccer ball; coordinate the card's colors to his Little League squad or favorite pro team.
Editor's Tip: Save time and work with stickers, die cuts, or chipboard shapes in sports motifs. Beef up a sticker by mounting it on chipboard and cutting it out; embellish die cuts by drawing in fine details.
A little imagination with creative paper piecing is all it takes to send your aspiring astronaut to another universe. Our patterns make it easy to bring this outer space adventure to life.
Editor's Tip: Customize the card even more. Draw the birthday boy or use a favorite snapshot to make him the rocket commander.
Make a stash of these birthday-theme cards, and you'll always be able to give a handmade card even at the last minute. Choose different colors and patterns to give each a one-of-a-kind look. Customize each card to suit the birthday boy with a special sentiment or added embellishment.
Kids love to announce their age! Celebrate how big he's getting with this nifty age-specific card design.
Editor's Tip: This card works well for any age. Simply choose the number you need for the birthday boy's age, and customize the phrase to suit that number.
This bubbly birthday card takes a page from one of our kids' favorite craft kits. (You can find just about every theme in popular velvet art paper kits.) Just cut out a design and add your own coloring to make a homemade card that doesn't require elaborate artistic talent.
A fun and funky pattern gives this birthday greeting a techno edge that guarantees smiles.
Birthday presents always bring a smile and so will this fun card shaped just like a present, complete with a bow to untie upon opening. Use papers of different colors to give it the look your birthday boy desires.
Editor's Tip: Write your birthday message inside the card before you tie the bow. The bow can slip on and off the card, but the bow may get mussed in the process.
Pull out the kids' crafting supplies to whip up this delightful greeting card that's beaming with color. Made with simple chenille stems, this whimsical card is easy for a kid to make for a friend or family member, too.
Editor's Tip: To make chenille stem placement easy, poke a hole in the card base for each end of each stem, then thread the pieces through, and adhere or bend the ends to the back of the card.
He'll want to make a wish before opening this playful birthday card. Chenille stems and felt give whimsical dimension to the candles on this creative birthday cake.
Part of the fun of this accordion-fold birthday card is the cleverly hidden greeting. Making the elaborate-looking card is much easier than it looks -- just follow our instructions and the folding diagram; then add your creative touches.
Make this charming handmade birthday card in a snap, and put quality scraps to good use at the same time.
This homemade masterpiece looks like it should have a greeting card brand stamped on the back. But you can make this delightful birthday card using clever yet simple scrapbooking techniques.
This adorable card has six little surprises for a special someone's birthday. Adapt this design to match the age of your birthday boy.
It's easy to whip up this cute birthday card at a moment's notice. Plus, it's a terrific way to use up leftover paper scraps.
When all you have are generic note cards, try this quick and easy embellishment idea to turn one into a charming birthday card.
Editor's Tip: Don't have a premade note card handy? Simply fold a piece of patterned cardstock in half for your card base.
Circle, square, triangle, octagon -- whichever shape you fancy, a series of them cut from patterned papers form a graphic birthday card when you put them cleverly together.
Commemorate the milestone with a birthday card that shouts his age loud and proud.
Editor's Tip: For a birthday in double-digits, use smaller numbers and experiment with fun layouts, such as laying the numbers diagonally or designing a horizontal card.
Give your birthday boy the royal treatment with this whimsical birthday card. He'll love to see his own likeness, crowned as king for the day, on this handmade card.