Sweet 3rd Birthday Card

Sweet 3rd birthday card is inspired by the strawberry and cherry prints on my new shower cap! It’s interesting how card making ideas and inspiration can pop up at random places. My niece Joy’s 3rd birthday is coming up in September, so this will be for her. :-)

I don’t have patterned papers featuring strawberries or cherries. So I created a strawberry with paper-piecing. You can choose to paper-piece other fruits or things if you like. Paper-piecing is fun and simple.

Homemade sweet 3rd birthday card

Have fun with this happy birthday card idea!


Card Making Supplies

  • Red, leaf green, white, light pink and tan cardstock – Bazzill Basics
  • Green cardstock – The Paper Company
  • Pink ribbon stripes patterned paper – Flair Designs “Pink Ribbon Stripes”
  • Hot pink stitched ribbon and lace Ribbon – Daiso Japan
  • Pink polka dot ribbon – from stash
  • Pink button – from stash
  • Number sticker – American Crafts “Vinyl letters”
  • Black pen – Uni Pin Fine Line
  • Corner rounder


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank with red cardstock. Round the corners with the corner-rounder.
  2. Cut out a slightly smaller pink ribbon stripes patterned paper. Round the corners and adhere it to the center of the cardblank.
  3. Cut out a strip of pink polka dot ribbon and adhere it to the left of the card. Cut another strip of hot pink stitched ribbon and adhere it next to the pink polka dot ribbon. Sew a bow ribbon with the hot pink stitched ribbon. Attach a pink button to its center and attach the bow ribbon to the card as shown.
  4. Cut out a block of light pink cardstock and adhere it to the right of the cardblank. Cut two strips of lace ribbon and adhere them to the right and left of the light pink cardstock.
  5. Paper piece a strawberry with red, white and green cardstock. Adhere the strawberry to a block of white cardstock. Round the corners and attach it to a bigger block of leaf green cardstock.
  6. Handwrite “you” and “are” on tan cardstock. Cut out the two words in blocks and attach them to the green tag as shown. Attach the number “3” to the tag as shown. Adhere the completed tag to the card as shown.


To look at more of my homemade card ideas for kids, do check out the below card designs:

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