Patchwork Circle Birthday Card

Patchwork Circle Birthday Card will let you use up some of your paper scraps! It doesn’t require any card sketches to follow along, there’s no rules, and it comes in a circle!

Take out your box or bag of little paper scraps and start having fun. By layering different pieces of paper scraps, you’ll be creating paper patchwork here. The final outcome is unknown till you complete fitting in your “puzzle pieces”.

You can make it as colorful as you want, or you can stick to a theme or color scheme if you like some unity in your results. For me, I just pulled out one piece of scrap, stuck it on, and went on to find the next piece that complemented the look or made me feel good in using it. :-)

Freedom rules here. Have fun with this happy birthday card!


Card Making Supplies

  • Blue cardstock – Bazzill Basics
  • Yellow cardstock – The Paper Company
  • All patterned papers – assorted paper scraps from various brands
  • Black ink – Versa Color
  • Black pen – Zig Memory System “Millennium”
  • Fabric ribbon – Daiso Japan
  • Hot pink ribbon – from stash


Card Making Steps

  1. Cut out two big circles from a piece of cardstock. It’s up to you to select your color choice.
  2. Use one piece of your big circles, and start piecing away with your paper scraps. Adhere all the paper scraps properly to ensure they are stuck on. Continue adding in paper scraps till all the vacant spots are filled with paper scraps.
  3. Cut out two little strips of yellow cardstock. Handwrite greetings on these strips. Ink the edges with black ink. Adhere them to the card as shown. Attach a little fabric ribbon in-between these two strips.
  4. Punch three holes through the two circle cardstock pieces with a one-hole puncher. Tie a ribbon knot through each of these holes with a strip of hot pink ribbon.


If you enjoyed this Patchwork Circle Birthday Card, you might want to look at even more homemade birthday card ideas for friends!

2 comments for “Patchwork Circle Birthday Card

  1. Susan Fitzharrs
    June 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I love the DIY idea but it loses its originality and frugality when you end up spending $20+ in supplies at a store. Now if you use only those things that you have on hand in your home, that is what is truly innovative and shouldn’t cost a dime. Who knows? There might be something a lot more interesting and creative if you use only those items you have on hand in your home. Using what you have on hand in your home requires more thought and consideration than going to a store and buying those supplies. I like the very BASIC idea of creativity, what you create with what you have in your own personal stash of “stuff” to explode into something really cool and interesting. :)

    • Fion
      June 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Susan for sharing your thoughts about exploring your creativity by digging into your personal stash right at home and seeing what unique creation you could come up with!

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