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HOME-MADE BIRTHDAY GREETING CARD
DESIGNS & TUTORIALS

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On this page you can view birthday greeting cards that I have created. I will indicate next to the card whether the design is my own creation or it's a design that I have learned at a recent stamping event or an idea I borrowed from a creative website online. I will be adding to this birthday card page as I create more designs in the future. I'm featuring several designs which incorporate craft punches. I'm especially found of the scalloped punches for borders and stamped greeting. And I love using the flower and leaf punches to layer a flower and make it seem 3-diminsional and then add brads for the center of the flowers.

New cards have been added to Page 4 in May 2013!!

create a beautiful birthday card with flower punches

lovely birthday card with 3-d flowers

carl punches
Layered Flower Birthday Cards by Kathy Crow (inspired by Lori Lai on Hanko Designs - On this card I used 3 different sized daisy flower punches that I purchased from Hanko Designs. I first was introduced to this company at a local Stamp Convention and just loved the Asian inspired designs they created with these punches. To create this card use one piece of heavy card stock cut to 8.5in x 5.5in and folded to 4.25in x 5.5in. I chose the color Certainly Celery from Stampin UP as the main color of CS and a strip of a coral color CS, apricot color CS and a yellow strip of Origami Wasi Paper in the center (also purchased from HankoDesigns.com). Each strip was 5.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Layer each strip on the top 1/3 of the card as shown (overlapping colors). For the 1st card I used 3 large flowers with alternating colors of yellow, orange and burgandy or green and two medium flowers with only two layers and four single punched flowers (one at the bottom left and 3 at top right). I also punched 5 olive green fern leaves. After punching the 3 layers of your three main flowers, use a small hole punch to create a center hole for your brass brad. Attach the brad and use a dimensional to adhere the 3 large flowers as shown. Now use two-way glue to adhere the ferns and other flowers. Create a coordinated scalloped oval in one of the colors of CS used and stamp your greeting on ivory or white CS and punch with a plain oval punch and then adhere to the scalloped oval. Use a dimensional to adhere to the card. Card 2 features one large flower and three medium flowers with brass brad centers and 6 scattered single small flowers. A leaf punch was used to add leaves to the design.
create a beautiful floral birthday card

Sunny Garden Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Layer the "Sunny Garden" designer paper to each other so it measures 5 1/4 inches. Add the green ribbon (pear pizzazz) and layer to the front of the folded Peach Parfait cardstock. Card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. (Use one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cut in half to make two cards.) Stamp your greeting in Pear Pizzazz ink on the white cardstock which was die-cut with the Circles die with Big Shot. Layer onto Poppy Parade cardsotck die-cut with the Scallop Circles die and Big Shot. Add to the front of the card slightly to the right to allow room for the popped up flowers with dimensionals. Stamp the flower (2 sets of 3) and leaf (6 each) images from Stampin Up® "Flower Fest" set in Versamark on scrap cardstock (Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, So Saffran & Pear Pizzazz) and emboss with White Emobossing Powder. Trim the images leaving a little border and add to the front of the card with Dimensionals. The center of each flower is actually cut from the 2nd stamped image so that the flowers have a 3-D effect and adhered with dimensionals.
embossed flower birthday card

Embossed Flowers Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Emboss the Shimmery White cardstock with the "Flower Garden" embossing folder from Stampin Up® and Big Shot. Use a sponge dauber to lightly rub inks (Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz & So Saffron) across the raised images. Add white organza ribbon around the white card stock and tie in a knot and layer to folded Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Stamp the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap of white cardstock and punch out with a wide oval punch and layer to the So Saffron cardstock that was punched with the Decorative Label Punch from Stampin Up®. Add to the front of the card with dimensionals. NOTE: You could also substitute colored pastel chalks for the colored ink and use sponge daubers in a circular motion on the embossed flowers and leaves - then dust off excess chalk.
cute birthday card features 4 packages and ribbon

Birthday Packages Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Cut white cardstock to 4in x 5 1/4in and layer to Rose Red cardstock. Use a 1 1/4in square punch and punch 4 pieces of heavy cardstock from scraps or use chipboard or plain cardboard. Cut out 4 pieces of designer paper in coordinating patterns or colors and layer to punched cardstock or chipboard. Cut 4 small pieces of 1/4in grosgrain ribbon in 3 matching colors. We used Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. Glue each end of the ribbons to the back of each small square and then adhere to the white cardstock. Cut 4 more small pieces of 1/4in grosgrain ribbon in the same 3 matching colors and tie each piece in a knot and use a glue dot to adhere to the top of each package. Stamp your greeting in a coordinating color of ink.
party dress birthday card

Party Dress Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Color of cardstock is Pumpkin Pie. Cut designer striped paper 5 1/4in x 4in and adhere to front of cardstock. Stamp greeting on white cardstock and punch out with 2in x 1 3/8in oval punch and adhere to front of card with dimensionals. Use die-cut template Scallop Circle and die-cut two scalloped circles - one in a coordinating designer paper and one in coordinating solid cardstock. Create a template on cardboard for the angles of the dress and then trace the template onto the two circles and trim with scissors. Cut the solid color cardstock (we used Rose Red) in two. Layer the Rose Red cardstock to the back of the polka dot patterned paper by off-setting the solid paper slightly above the patterned paper at the top and bottom of the dress. Cut a small piece of 3/8in Pumpkin Pie ribbon and 1/4in Daffodil Delight ribbon. Adhere the yellow ribbon to the top of the pumpkin ribbon to get the two-tone effect then adhere the ribbon to the waist of the dress by attaching to the back. Now layer the dress to the front of the card at an angle. This makes a great card for a Sweet Fifteen (Quinceanera) or Sweet Sixteen Birthday for some young lady.
flowers birthday card

Flower Garden Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. We used flowers from a Scrapbooking Set sold by Stampin Up® in their current Summer Mini Catalog (2011) which already had self adhesive flowers in spring colors. The cardstock is Daffodil delight. Cut white cardstock to 5 1/2 by 4in. Stamp the leaves and stems in Old Olive ink using the Stampin Up® stamp set Curly Cute. You stamp the leaves & stems in high and low patterns to achieve the desired look. Then attach your flowers using dimensionals. If you don't have this Scrapbooking set with the flowers you can use any flower stamp set, stamp the flowers in coordinating colors and cut them out with scissors then adhere with dimensionals. Stamp your Happy Birthday greeting on a scrap of white cardstock the width of the white cardstock.
three dimensional birthday card with umbrella and rhinestones

Three Dimensional Umbrella Birthday Card - This card was created at a Stamp Camp in April 2012 and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in in light Aqua (pool party Stampin Up® card stock). Stamp the umbrella image in black Stazon ink on a piece of white CS 3in x 5in. Stamp the Birthday greeting in black ink at the bottom of the white CS. Cut a piece of black CS 3.5in x 5 and punch each side with a scalloped decorate punch. Layer the white CS with the stamped umbrella image to the black CS. Layer the small aqua designer paper which has been cut to 3in x 1in using snail glue to the white CS. Cut a piece of thin black ribbon 1/8in and wrap it around the center of the aqua paper and adhere to the back with snail glue. Now cut a small piece of the same black ribbon and tie it in a knot and adhere to the ribbon on the right side with a glue dot. Adhere all pieces to the Aqua CS. Now stamp just the top part of the umbrella using Stazon black ink to a scrap of white CS and cut it out with scissor. Adhere this to the other stamped image of the umbrella with pop up dimensionals for that 3-D effect. Color the lace edge of the umbrella and the top part of the umbrella with an Aqua marker and add the same color to the ribbon on the umbrella handle. Add rhinestones to the white part of the umbrella and a rhinestone on the end of the greeting. You can also add more of an effect by using Crystal Effects on the clock faces - let dry at least 15 minutes. So pretty - this card will brighten anyone's day. Created this card in April 2012.
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