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Yellow Colorful Stripes Card

Make greeting card at home with these fun and easy birthday card ideas. You don’t have to go to a store to buy a card. Make it yourself and surprise the birthday girl or guy with your creativity. These birthday card ideas can be easily applied to greeting cards for other occasions such as get well cards, thank you cards, just because cards, etc.

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The inspiration for this birthday card design simply came from the colorful stripes patterned paper, which I’ve selected from “So Happy Together” by Denna Rutter by Echo Park Paper Co. It’s indeed as its namesake, this patterned paper conjures up happy feelings.

I’ve double-mat this colorful stripes paper. Its first mat layer came from its reverse side red patterned paper! That’s the great thing with double-sided patterned paper. You can get more mileage out from it and these paper usually match very well.

Then drawing color inspiration from the various colors seen on the colorful stripes patterned paper, I’ve decided to use yellow polka dots as its second mat layer. The polka dots paper is from another paper pad,Sn@p! Color Vibe 6×6 paper pad by Simple Stories. Then for the background paper, I’ve picked out a bright, sunshine yellow color.

For the green satin ribbon, it’s a color also picked up from the colorful stripes patterned paper. So all the color choices are complementary and supporting the colors displayed on the stripes patterned paper.

Birthday is a happy occasion to specially celebrate the existence of someone. So let happy colors bring cheer and positive feelings on such an occasion!

For more ways to use patterned paper in your card making, be sure to look through the below homemade cards:


  • Yellow cardstock –  A5 Textured Cardstock by KCK Craft.
  • Colorful stripes and red patterned paper – So Happy Together by Denna Rutter by Echo Park Paper Co.
  • Yellow polka dots patterned paper – Sn@p! Color Vibe 6×6 paper pad by Simple Stories.
  • White cardstock and green satin ribbon from stash.



  • Double-sided tape.
  • Carl scalloped-edge border scissors.
  • “Happy Birthday” rubber stamp – Janet Dunn for Studio G.
  • Corner rounder.


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