50th Birthday Card

50th birthday card design is fabulous for someone celebrating their 50th milestone birthday. It’s a very simple design using minimal supplies. Yet by merely changing your choice of papers, it can be easily adapted to both men and women.

By overlooking the patterned paper, and focusing on the element placement, you will see that this card design is made up of 5 squares (one of the squares has torn edges) of varying sizes. 50th year is a milestone age, so be bold and put a big number “50” right smack in the middle of the card for maximum attention! ;-)

50th birthday card - make your own

But because I’ve used masculine looking papers, therefore the look of the card seems more suited to a man. Just look for some feminine papers, and using this same card design, you can easily create a wonderful happy birthday card for a lady!

Besides layering patterned papers, I’ve added more visual interest by using foam pads to give dimensions to the top layers. To help build up the height and giving a slightly pop up look.

Enjoy and feel free to browse through this site for more ideas to make your own birthday cards!


Card Making Supplies

  • Blue, light blue and dark brown cardstocks – The Paper Company
  • Lilac and purple patterned papers – HOTP “Mixing Masculines Papers”
  • White chipboard letter stickers – American Crafts “White Darling Chipboard Letter Stickers”


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank with blue cardstock.
  2. Cut out a big square block of lilac patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the cardblank.
  3. Cut out a smaller square block of purple patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the lilac patterned paper.
  4. Cut out a square block of dark brown cardstock. Adhere white chipboard letter stickers of “50” to the cardstock. Attach dark brown cardstock with foam pads to a piece of light blue cardstock. Tear out the edges of the light blue cardstock. Attach this completed tag to the purple patterned paper using foam pads.


For more masculine handmade card ideas, be sure to take a peek at the below cards:

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