Make Your Own Birthday Card

Big Crumpled Flower Card

Learn how you can make your own birthday card at this website. Here’s one design you can adopt for your card making project.

Making your own cards can be a very rewarding and fun activity. Not only do these cards receive more eyeball attention, they allow to you unleash your creativity.

Make Your Own Birthday Card

For this project, I’m following a card sketch by Jennifer Gormly and it can be found in her 50 Card Making Sketches e-book, under #16 “Moments”. But I’ve rotated the card sketch and made some slight variations.

To look at two other card designs I’ve created based on this same sketch, you can click here.

If you want more ideas, feel free to browse through the site for more designs.


Card Making Supplies

  • Raspberry and orange cardstock – Bazzill Basics
  • Green patterned paper, brown patterned paper, white patterned paper, brown floral patterned paper – Basic Grey “Sultry” Collection
  • Red paper flower – Prima Marketing
  • Pink brad – KCK Craft
  • Lace ribbon – Daiso Japan
  • Black pen – Zig Memory System “Millennium”


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank using raspberry cardstock.
  2. Tear out a block of green patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the cardblank.
  3. Tear out a smaller block of pink patterned paper and adhere it atop the green patterned paper.
  4. Cut out a strip of brown patterned paper and attach it across the card. Attach a strip of lace ribbon on top of the brown patterned paper.
  5. Cut out two thin orange cardstock strips and adhere them below the brown patterned paper strip.
  6. To create the paper flower, tear out circles of varying sizes from raspberry, white patterned paper, and brown floral patterned paper. Crumble each piece of paper several times to achieve a crumbled look. Cut out small snips around each petal with scissors. Roll up the cut edges for each petal for a furled look. Add a red flower to the center and attach the flower layers with a pink brad. Attach the completed flower to the card as shown.
  7. Use a black pen to handwrite the birthday greetings at the lower right corner of the pink patterned paper.

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