Let me show you 7 handmade birthday cards you can DIY quickly and easily. These cards use paper scraps and a little cardstock.

These birthday card ideas all use the same greeting. Today’s card making tutorial walks you through each card. It’s time to pull out Stampin’ Up!’s best card making supplies and get ready to make a stack of birthday cards in record time!

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies for each card. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

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7 Handmade Birthday Cards | Video Tutorial

These creative ideas use leftover pieces of designer paper. Mix and match colors and patterns for easy handmade birthday cards.

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Handmade Birthday Cards – The Details

Card Idea #1 uses a small piece of designer paper. I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to spruce up this simple card. You’ll find this punch on page 186 of the current annual catalog – and good news, it’s being carried over into the new 2020-2021 annual catalog, too.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White (greeting): 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Real Red: 1″ x 3 1/2″
  • Designer Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #2

Hang on to those small scrap strips because they create the cutest gift boxes! Adhere them in a rainbow fashion, draw ribbon lines with the Journaling Pens and you’ve got one cheerful, non-gender specific birthday card.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Designer Paper strips are cut 1/4″ x 3″ each

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #3

Don’t miss the tips about creating the perfect angle in today’s video! Double-sided designer paper provides lots of options. Mix and match patterns in the same color family and adhere them to a coordinating layer of cardstock for added color!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White (greeting): 3/4″ x 5″
  • So Saffron (layer): 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • So Saffron (greeting): 1″ x 5″
  • Designer Paper: cut 2 @ 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #4

Strips of designer paper in the same color family make pretty and simple cards. Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy are the three shown here. Cut long strips and use the tips in today’s video to make sure you have ample designer paper. Don’t be fooled thinking you can pre-cut the pieces. A slight change in the placement of your greeting and you could have strips that are too short. And wait until you see how a ruler can aid in alignment during today’s video!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Designer Paper: cut 3 colors @ 1/2″ x 6″, cut them at 4 1/4″ – watch the video for a great tip!

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #5

Stamp the greeting horizontally on the cardstock layer. Add varied widths of designer paper to each side of the greeting to create the perfect “frame”. Layer a coordinating piece of cardstock for added color.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Designer Paper: cut 2 @ 1/4″ x 6″
  • Designer Paper: cut 2 @ 1/2″ x 6″

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #6

Use a circle die or punch and scraps of designer paper for an eye-catching vertical line. These circles were punched using the 1″ Circle and the See a Silhouette Designer Paper (both retiring on June 3!) I share several great tips about alignment in today’s video.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Poppy Parade (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Crushed Curry (layer): 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Crushed Curry (greeting): 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
  • Whisper White (layer): 4″ x 5 1/4″

Handmade Birthday Card Idea #7

Stack these rectangles along one side of the cardstock layer with mixed and matched patterns. Everyone love a rainbow of color!

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White (layer): 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Paper: 3/4″ x 1 3/4″

Handmade Birthday Cards to Pin!

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