Happy Stripes Birthday Card

Happy stripes birthday card idea is based on a design which I think is rather classic. Simply by varying the papers used, you can achieve many different looks for a variety of cards.

The card is divided into three sections. The top and the bottom sections are quite similar except that I varied the papers used. For the mid-section, there’s where the birthday greetings will be put up.

Birthday Card - Happy Stripes

On those days when you’re running low on ideas, pull out this design and start playing mix-matching with your papers and ribbon instead of fretting over the placement! Enjoy!


Card Making Supplies

  • Tan, orange, dark green and green cardstocks – Bazzill Basics
  • All patterned papers – Brenda Pinnick Designs “Paper Confections”
  • Rubber stamp – KaiserCraft “Happy Birthday 2”
  • Brown ink – StazOn “Timber Brown”
  • Organza ribbon – from stash
  • Scallop-edged scissors – Carl CarlaCraft


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank with tan cardstock.
  2. Cut out a block of blue patterned paper and attach it to the top of the cardblank. Cut out a block of red patterned paper and attach it to the bottom of the cardstock.
  3. Cut out 2 strips of striped patterned paper. Trim one of the edges of each strip with a scallop-edged scissors. Adhere one strip to the top of the card and the other strip to the bottom of the card as shown.
  4. Stamp birthday greetings to a strip of orange cardstock with brown ink. Attach it on top of a strip of dark green cardstock with foam pads for dimension. Attach the dark green strip to a bigger strip of green cardstock with foam pads. Attach the completed greeting tag to the mid-section of the cardblank as shown.
  5. Wrap a piece of organza ribbon around the card and tie a ribbon bow in front as shown.


Want more fun and easy card ideas, check out these homemade card ideas for friends!


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