Birthday cards are always great to have on hand and today, I’m going to show you just how easy handmade birthday cards are to make. Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock makes it so fun to emboss and distress for any kind of card you might be making. Follow along, and I’ll teach you how to make these two embossed handmade birthday cards.
- Core’dinations Cardstock – Brights.
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes – Celebrate Theme.
- Core’dinations Kraft Smooth Cards.
- Core’dinations Sand-it Gadget.
- Darice Embossing Folders (I used Stars & Polka Dots).
- Darice Baker’s Twine.
- Banner Punch.
- Die Cutting/Embossing Machine.
Handmade Birthday Cards #1 – Coloful banner.
Step 1. Cut your cardstock down to the size to fit in the embossing folder. I cut mine to be 4″ x 5.75″.
Step 4. Now your cardstock has stars all over it! So fun!
Step 8. Lay out your banner flags, and then adhere them to your Kraft card starting with the middle banner flag.
This is what your card should look like so far, after you get all the banner pieces attached.
Step 11. Attach the Happy Birthday vellum quote.
That is all for this card! Isn’t it fun, and it was so easy to make. The ColorCore Cardstock from Core’dinations can take something simple and really make it pop by using an embossing folder and the sand-it gadget.
Now I’ll show you how to make the second card. You’ll use the embossed paper left from the above card, to create this card.
Handmade Birthday Cards #2 – Paper presents.
Step 1. Grab your scissors, and free hand cut some rectangles and squares, using the embossed cardstock left from the card above. Or you can follow steps 1-6 above to create the embossed cardstock to use for this card.
Step 2. Use the baker’s twine to wrap around rectangles and squares, to make them look like wrapped gifts.
You are all finished with this card Celebrate card as well.Handmade birthday cards are so fun to make and they come together so quickly!
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Amy Cowley is a wife, mama to four boys, and owner of TheHappyScraps.com. She loves to create home decor, paper and wood crafts and sewing projects. Amy started The Happy Scraps in 2008, as a way to share some of my favorite projects with friends and family. Her blog has evolved over time and now she enjoys sharing craft and DIY projects and tutorials of all kinds.