Happy Birthday Card

How To Make a Birthday Card in Minutes

How to make a Happy Birthday card. Forgot to buy a greeting card? Don't worry! Here's how to make a quick and easy handmade birthday card to save the day.

Create a greeting card and add that personal touch with best wishes.

We have all been in the situation where we have the expensive gift, all wrapped up beautifully then realized, when the stores are closed, where's the card??

Why not create a greeting card for your friend's next birthday. This happy birthday card is especially suited if your friend has a birthday around Christmas time. 

Special cards are hard to find, especially ones to go with your special gift basket.
Make a birthday card yourself and add that personal touch and don't forget a lovely birthday poem written inside, means so much.

How to Make a Quick Birthday Card,  Birthday's at Christmas. Easy greeting card to make

This quick and easy to make birthday card is sure to save the day. I made this birthday card with things I had at home, no special materials, and it went perfectly with the birthday gift basket I made as well.

If you need a special card to give to a friend? this is the card to make. 

How To Create a Birthday Card

Let's make a happy birthday card for your friend's birthday.

Below is a handmade birthday card, envelope and a gift tag that I have made. These are all very easy and very cheap to make.

Happy Birthday Card Method

  1. Cut your card by measuring 4 3/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches (12.1cm by 24.1cm). Folded in half, it measures 4 3/4 inches square, (12.1cm square approx.) from cream cardstock.
  2. The squares on the card are from wrapping paper. Cut three squares, made from a simple design on the front of the card and glue  everything together.
  3. Outline the squares in black to make them stand out more.

How To Make a Gift Tag

This gift tag can be used with the card above or on its own. This gift tag can be used for a Christmas birthday present or as a birthday gift tag throughout the year.


How to Make a Quick and Easy Gift Tag. birthday gift tag. Christmas gift tag.
  1. For this tag you can use the same cream cardstock as I did for the card above. This gift tag measures 6 inches by 2 1/2 inches (15.2cm by 6.4cm approx.)
  2. Then, cut three more squares from the same wrapping paper and glue those to the gift tag. Then outline the squares and join them together with a thick black line.
  3. Punch a hole at one end with a hole puncher and thread a gold ribbon through.
  4. You can write your message on the back or print your message on a piece of paper, cut it out and glue it to the back of your gift tag.

How To Make an Envelope

To make this envelope to go with your card making ideas and gift tag is also easy. Click on the link to find out how. A handmade envelope is the perfect finishing touch for your special card making ideas.

This card would go perfectly with a birthday gift basket. It's the perfect partner for your dad's birthday or Father's Day.

Next time you forget to buy a card, try making your own. Handmade birthday card ideas are fun, easy and very inexpensive to do.

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