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Creative Handmade Birthday Card Ideas

Searching for birthday card ideas that you can make? Celebrating birthdays are always fun, whether you are celebrating one year of life or 100 years!

Although finding homemade birthday cards can be daunting when you want to give the Birthday Guy or Gal something that they will remember.

Creative birthday card ideas can help you get inspired to create your own handmade greeting card for their special day! The thing about making a birthday card is that you want to acknowledge the person's birthday in a unique way.


Cute Polka-Dot Long Horizontal Homemade Birthday Card!

Not only is this card super easy to make, but the shape of the card fits inside of a regular envelope, so there's no hunting for a special sized envelope!


homemade birthday card


Personalized Totally Unique Handmade Birthday Collage Card!

I made this awesome card for my sister and it included all these little images that related to her and her birthday, like her zodiac sign, birthday month flower, and other special things.


handmade birthday card

So if you are looking for a ultra-personalized card to make, then consider a collage card. It doesn't have to look like this, you can opt for bright colors or even an all black-and-white collage!


Here are some other ideas to get you started:

  • What about making a photo birthday card by finding a funny or cool baby picture of your recipient to put on the card? You can create an antique looking card to "frame" it in or a colorful and funky way to enhance the picture.

  • How about creating a "When You Were Born" Birthday Card that includes some interesting facts about what happened around the world on their birthday? Wikipedia.org has a cool (and free) way to find historical facts about each day of the year on their page titled, "Historical Anniversaries" Just print the information in a pretty font on pretty paper and you've just created a personalized mini-history book for them on their birthday!

  • How about creating a Birthday Card Yearbook? Find pictures of celebrities that share your birthday recipients birth date and attach them to the outside of the card and on the inside write: "But you're the coolest one of them all!" with a picture of them included.

  • Acknowledge your special relationship with the person by making a "Remember When..." timeline card. Pick out memorable or funny things that had happened between the two of you and create a personalized timeline of your relationship. For example, for my little sister I might write, "Remember when we drove to San Francisco in the middle of the night and got lost? And we had to take that scary one lane highway that we were sure was haunted, spooky!" This card can even be made into a "book format" with different pages and perhaps memorabilia.


A Fun Homemade Birthday Card for Kids!

This is a fun card to make for young boy or girl. You can use any type of patterned paper to create the sailboat on the ocean scene.


homemade birthday card


Here's a Wildly Fun Handmade Birthday Card!

This is a fun and easy card to make! Instead of an initial, you might want to highlight the age of the recipient, especially if it is a milestone birthday year, like 16, 21, or 30!



A Colorful Homemade Birthday Card Idea!

A bright colored card would be great for a young child or for a birthday being celebrated in the spring or summer months!



A Duel Birthday and Father's Day Card!

Are you celebrating two occasions? Why not make it fun by making a duel celebration card like the one here! This can work for any birthday being celebrated near another holiday.



There are so many ways to get creative when making a special card for someone. Don't feel obligated to make your birthday card ideas short and cute or over-the-top glamorous, unless you want to!

Making your own card allows you the freedom of choosing your own colors, themes, sizes, and message. So don't be afraid to get personal, jump outside of the box, and make your own definition of a birthday card.

Creative Card Sketches

Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you are able to find some great card making ideas. I also wanted to share with you an awesome resource that I've put together just for card makers: 101 Creative Card Sketches.

If you've been searching for a quick and easy way to find card layouts, then this is the perfect solution for you! This book includes 101 card sketches, over 25 card samples + instructions, tips and techniques for using card sketches, handy sketch summary sheets, and lots more, you'll never run out of card layout ideas again!

Thank you again for visiting my website and I hope you continue to find card making a joyful and inspiring hobby for many years to come!

This is a downloadable ebook that you can order from anywhere and have instant access to.
101 Creative Card Sketches



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