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Super Colorful Homemade Birthday Card Ideas

Super colorful homemade birthday card ideas are easy to create using material that you probably already have on hand!

Here is a simple birthday card handmade with just paper, rubber stamps, and some ribbon.

I like this card because it is neutral and can be given to anyone on their birthday: your teacher, your boss, your co-worker, practically anyone because it does not use exclusively "boy" or "girl" colors.

It was really fun making this handmade greeting card because I chose the brightest cardstock that I had on hand to make it really stand out.

It didn't matter to me if the colors matched or not because I felt that if they were colorful enough, then it would work - and it did!

You can add to this homemade card using bright buttons or brads along the colored borders or even at the intersection of the ribbons. Birthday card ideas can use as little or as many embellishments as you choose, it's a fun celebration afterall!

Material Needed:

  • Cardstock for the actual card, I chose a bright blue.

  • 2 colors of scrap cardstock for the borders of the message, I chose yellow and orange.

  • 1 light colored cardstock to stamp out your message

  • 4 pieces of ribbon, two to go vertically and two to go horizontally.

  • Rubber stamps to stamp out "Happy Birthday"

  • Ink or brush markers for your rubber stamp

  • Craft knife or Paper trimmer

  • Steel Ruler

  • Glue

  • Bone folder

  • Cutting mat

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Cut and fold your card to the desired size.

  2. Rubber stamp out your "Happy Birthday" message on the light colored piece of cardstock.

  3. Trim around the message.

  4. Trim one piece of colored cardstock to create a border around the message, leave a little room on the right and left side of the cardstock because you will need the room to glue on the ribbon.

  5. Trim the second piece of cardstock to border the first piece of colored cardstock, leave a little room on the top and bottom of the cardstock because you will need the room to glue on the ribbon.

    birthday card set up

  6. Glue the message onto the smaller colored cardstock and glue that onto the large piece of cardstock.

  7. Glue that message and the two pieces of cardstock onto the front of the card.

  8. Dab a little bit of glue on the tips of one piece of ribbon, gently lay the ribbon across, along one section of color, and gently press the tips of the ribbon onto the backside of the card.

  9. Repeat previous step for the other three pieces of ribbon.

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