Design a Birthday Card

Trying to design a birthday card? Maybe you can look at scrapbooking layouts and get some ideas!

The birthday card features below was inspired by a scrapbooking layout I saw recently. The highlight of the design is using various paper strips and ribbons to fill up a given space.

Design a Birthday Card

Pull out your bag of paper scraps and stash of ribbons and have some fun with this design. By varying the papers and ribbons used, you can churn out very attractive looks that’s unique and one-of-a-kind.

To avoid letting the birthday greetings be overshadowed by the blend of patterned papers and ribbons, layered your greeting tags to make them “pop” and stand out. Enjoy and have fun!


Card Making Supplies

  • Deep green and kraft cardstock – Bazzill Basics
  • White cardstock – Grant Archival Scrapbook Papers, paper scraps
  • Various patterned paper scraps – Blue Cardigan Designs “Bloom”, Brenda Pinnick Designs “Paper Confections”, ScrapWorks, Love, Elsie “Jack+Abby Stripe Dot”
  • Blue stitched ribbon – Celebrate
  • Pink, pink polka dots and flower ribbon – from stash
  • Hot pink stitched ribbon, lace ribbon – Daiso Japan
  • Blue and yellow buttons – Autumn Leaves “Foof-a-la”
  • Pink and green buttons – from stash
  • Black pen – Zig Memory System “Millennium”
  • Scallop-edged scissors – Carl CarlaCraftCorner rounder


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank with deep green cardstock.
  2. Cut out a large block of white cardstock. Round the corners with a corner-rounder. Attach it to the center of the cardblank.
  3. Start adhering strips of patterned papers across the white cardstock. Attach strips of ribbons across the patterned papers, sometimes over the paper seams, and sometimes on top of the patterned papers.
  4. Handwrite greetings on white cardstock with a black pen. Trim out each word. Layer each word tag on top of two layers of kraft cardstock using foam pads for added dimensions. Then attach the word tags onto the card as shown.
  5. Attach a row of different colored buttons across the lower patterned paper as shown.

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