Vintage Birthday Cards

If you’re looking for vintage birthday cards, here’s two vintage-inspired cards I’ve made.

The inspiration mainly came from the lovely vintage patterned papers that I got hold of. The first card is more old-style looking while the second card has a slightly more contemporary feel even though all the patterned papers are vintage-inspired.

Vintage Birthday Cards 1

Vintage Birthday Cards 2

I’ll be listing the card making steps and supplies used for the first card only.

Enjoy making your own version of a vintage card!


Card Making Supplies

  • Light brown, blue and kraft cardstocks – Bazzill Basics
  • Red patterned paper, Vintage picture – Graphic 45 unique papercrafting “Domestic Goddess Collection – Happy Homemaker”
  • Blue patterned paper – Graphic 45 unique papercrafting “Domestic Goddess Collection – Yours Truly”
  • Black patterned paper – Basic Grey “Scarlett’s Letter Collection”
  • Brown satin ribbon – Wheel Anchor
  • White ric-rac and silver lace ribbon – from stash
  • Brown ink – StazOn “Timber Brown”
  • Gold safety pin – from stash
  • Black pen – Zig Memory System “Millennium”


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a cardblank with light brown cardstock.
  2. Cut out a large block of red patterned paper to fill the front cover of the cardblank.
  3. Cut out a block of blue patterned paper to adhere to the lower bottom of the card.
  4. Cut out a block of vintage-picture and attach it to a block of blue cardstock. Ink the edges of the blue cardstock with brown ink. Adhere this block to a bigger block of black patterned paper which has been torn on the four edges. Attach this completed tag to that card at a slight angle as shown.
  5. Attach a strip of brown satin ribbon across the card as shown. Attach a white ric-rac on top of the brown satin ribbon as shown. Tie a bow ribbon with the silver lace ribbon and attach it on top of the white ric-rac.
  6. Hand cut a piece of tag with kraft cardstock as shown. Handwrite greetings on this tag. Ink the edges with brown ink. Use a little gold safety pin to pin the tag to the ribbon as shown.


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