Make a birthday step panel card that’s as easy as cake! It’s a creative handmade birthday card idea that will be treasured for sure!

DIY birthday cards are a treasured gift in themselves. And today’s fancy fold cards provide three great card designs. These creative  birthday cards will have the receiver swooning over how you created it!

Typical step panel cards are a bit shorter so I reinvented this one so it would fit perfectly inside an medium (A2) envelope. Be sure to download the card details and the free template. Fancy fold cards are a great way to take your card making to a whole new level!

Step Panel Card Video Tutorial | Great Birthday Card Surprise

You’ll love to make this step panel card—it’s addictive and fun!

In this video you will learn how to make a step panel card.






Step Panel Card Details

Seashells provide great images for all kinds of cards since they aren’t gender specific. Adding these images to your inventory guarantees you can create cards for birthdays to sympathy cards.

The entire Sand & Sea Suite of products includes amazing coordination. Choose the Bundle (stamp set + dies), the designer paper, the embossing folder and/or the accessories to make one-of-a-kind cards. You’ll find this suite on page 40-41 of the Mini Catalog.

This step panel card was made as a birthday card.

The highlight of this suite is the alignment of the stamps, embossing folders and dies. You can do it all from simply stamping and die cutting, embossing and die cutting or all the above. The possibilities – and the texture – are endless! 

You can get creative with your step panel card and stamp the cardstock with subtle images.

Step Panel Card – Prettiest Birthdays

Looking for a more traditional birthday card? The Prettiest Birthdays Bundle can be found on page 51 of the Mini Catalog and boasts 10 traditional images that are perfect for feminine birthday cards. I used the Stampin’ Blends Markers for this card but these images will look great in any coloring medium.

This step panel card features bold and bright colors; perfect as a handmade birthday card idea.

The best part – this card folds flat to fits inside a medium (A2) envelope! Don’t miss downloading the card details which includes the template for this fun fold card. 

You can see how this step panel card elements stand up and are supported.

Step Panel Card – Friendly Flamingo

If you love tropical images you’re going to enjoy the Friendly Flamingo Bundle on page 43 of the Mini Catalog. These images are easy to use since they are photopolymer and provide patent distinktive imagery that’s both textured and realistic. 

I love the pink flamingo on this fancy fold birthday card!

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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