DIY Birthday Card

If making your own greeting cards doesn’t sound like a riveting experience, then you’re officially crazy!  Making your own greeting cards allows for something you will never find in a store: personalization.   Choosing a theme for the card based on the recipient’s interests and personality, is how I create each of my cards.

The first card to be featured is a birthday card for my sister.  She is feminine but not over-the-top girly, so I wanted to keep it funky with the purple and green color scheme and fun add-ons.

You will need:

  • cutting board for straight edges
  • cardstock scrapbook paper
  • faux pearl stickers
  • stamp ink
  • ink pad
  • thin sharpie pen
  • letter stickers
  • self-adhesive glitter dots
  • tape runner
  • 3D dots
  • tiny clothespin
  • folding notecard and envelope

*Note: all of these supplies can be found at Michael’s Arts & Crafts and will last for more than just a single greeting card


I picked a color scheme, chose the patterns of cardstock paper, and picked which brads and glitter dots I wanted to use.  I’m a firm believer in starting off with an idea and building upon it as you go.  That’s the fun in handmaking the card; there is no right or wrong and one simple idea can turn into something greater.

Here are a couple closeups of the 3D dots and tiny clothespin that has the word “celebrate” on it:



Any questions, just ask (!  Any comments, type away!

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