Make Birthday Card

Red Birdies Card

Make birthday card with cute patterned paper that’s bound to bring joy to the birthday girl or guy. With simple steps, you can make an attractive card to give it to your family or friends.

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To help me in my card making fun, recently I’ve been turning to an ebook, “101 Creative Card Sketches” for inspiration. The inspiration for this cute birdies card came from card sketch #4. But I’ve deviated from the sketch to make my own interpretation. That’s the fun thing with using card sketches, it saves you time, let you have a “map” to follow, and yet you can make variations whenever you desire.

I’ve rotated the sketch from a landscape sketch to a portrait sketch. Then, I’ve moved the three strips on the left to the right. Instead of three spaced out strips, I’ve replaced them with four overlapping strips. in addition, I’ve shifted the greeting label from within the big patterned paper block to the top left edge of the patterned paper block.

It’s not surprising that you might even think this birthday card design has little resemblance to the card sketch I initially started out with. Right below are two more card variations I’ve created based on the same card sketch (you can click on the images):

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To take a look at how I’ve created homemade birthday cards by following the card sketch closely, check out my “One Card Sketch, Three Card Designs” page.

For my card, I first picked out my birdies patterned paper which I think is such a cute pattern! Just look at how cute the birdies are. Such a bold, whimsical design calls out for attention! Based on the colors used in this patterned paper, I’ve picked out the colors for the rest of my paper. Red as the background color, light blue paper to mat the birdies patterned paper, and then beige satin scalloped ribbons and green strip as decorative elements.

Just so you know, the green strip came from the reverse side of the birdie patterned paper. That’s the good thing with using double-sided patterned paper.

This is a fun, bright and happy birthday card which is just perfect for the cheerful, jovial birthday girl or friend.



  • Birdies patterned paper and green colored paper – So Tweet Collection, Birdies by Pebbles Inc.
  • Light blue colored paper from Neutrals Scrapbook Paper Pack by Grant Archival.
  • Red cardstock, off-white cardstock and beige satin scalloped ribbons from stash.



  • Double-sided tape.
  • “Happy Birthday” rubber stamp – Janet Dunn for Studio G.
  • Corner rounder.
  • Timber Brown solvent ink pad – StazOn.
  • 101 Creative Card Sketches #4


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To see how I’ve created more handmade birthday cards by following card sketches, please click on any of the images below.

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