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Make someone's big day extra special by creating one of these cute pink-, purple-, or pastel-color birthday cards.
Punch circles from patterned paper and attach them to the front panel of a card. Use rub-ons, stickers, and other embellishments to add style. Tie a simple ribbon along the edge for an extra-special touch.
All you need to replicate this cute card is patterned paper, a branch stamp, and a flower-shape-brad. To make, adhere wood-grain patterned paper to pink patterned paper. Apply the branch stamp and allow to dry. Cut the body of the bird from brown patterned paper and the wings from pink patterned paper, as shown. Secure the bird with the brad.
Make the birthday girl or boy the center of attention with this sweet card. Print his or her name inside a circle, ink the edges, and adhere to the front of a card. To attach ribbons, punch holes along the edge of the card, string ribbon, and knot.
Use rub-ons or stickers to add birthday wishes to patterned paper. Fold the card in half. Punch holes along the inner edge and string ribbons through. To create the initial, trace from a lettering template onto pretty patterned paper. Cut and adhere to the front of card.
Use adhesive foam to attach an oversize number of to a piece of white cardstock. Adhere cardstock to the front of the card. Use triangular pieces of purple cardstock to frame the edges and attach each with a brad.
Use your computer's Dingbats font to print birthday emblems onto a few colors of cardstock; use a circle punch to cut them out. Attach them to card and finish off with thin ribbon.
Fluttering butterflies soar off the card thanks to folded wings trimmed from a stamp. Use buttons to line their bodies and a stitch line or simple dots to make their path. A tied gingham ribbon adds a feminine touch.
Use punches to cut squares of light cardstock. Adhere to the front of the card and embellish with birthday stickers or punches.
To create this cute ladybug card, cut the body, head, and spots from patterned paper. Attach to front panel of the card, as shown. Draw legs and antennae with permanent marker. Handwrite birthday wishes on white cardstock, cut out, and adhere to the card.
Pick out a paper with a pretty floral pattern and use it as a guide for stitching. Dot the flower center with a sticker and add a birthday message to complete the look.
Attach three cardstock rectangles to slightly larger pieces of white cardstock. Layer them on front of the birthday card. Use a stamp, acrylic paint, and small brads to create the flowers. Attach a knotted ribbon across front.
A pieced flower blooms at the base of this girlish card. Use twine to hang metal charms and a picture of the birthday girl from a chipboard strip along the top.
Cut a triangular hat shape from patterned cardstock and adhere strips of tissue paper to the top and bottom. Adhere the hat to a bright circle cutout. Hand-write notes on white cardstock, cut, and attach to the card.
Keep the celebration going with more handmade birthday card ideas.