If you’re looking for easy birthday card ideas you’ve come to the right place! These 5 minute cards are quick and easy cards but they don’t lack pizzazz! And if that wasn’t enough I’d love for you to enter the random product giveaway, too!

A birthday card is the most frequently required card making task. So much that many of us are looking for simple birthday cards for inspiration. These 8 cards aren’t only easy card making ideas, they include a variety of simple stamping techniques that include designer paper, punches and dies. Let Stampin’ Up!’s coordination help you create a pile of birthday cards in record time!

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Handmade Birthday Cards | Video

Let me show you how to make a birthday card with these quick and easy cards!

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Handmade Birthday Cards | Details

Grab those designer paper scraps and let’s create a unique border! This simple layout uses up space quickly leaving ample room for a punched image or greeting.

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The Dragonfly Punch was used twice; once for the designer paper and again for the vellum overlay. It’s a perfect way to use up your scraps! And if you’re loving this designer paper the good news is you can select it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (July – August 2022). With every $50 product purchase you will select a free sale product of your choice! CLICK HERE for details.

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Handmade Birthday Cards | Biggest Wish

Don’t let those large greeting stamps intimidate you. Use them to create quick backgrounds. Don’t fuss about them being even. Stamp them on an angle or purposely stagger them for added visual interest.

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The Layering Circles Dies are my most beloved die set because of the graduated sizes. Scallop circles are also included in this die set which expounds on their use. A circle from a piece of scrap designer paper creates the perfect balloon!

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Brewed For You 

Looking for a great masculine card? This one is simple to make thanks to the coordinating dies. Purchase stamps and dies in available Bundles and save 10%. Brewed For You Bundle also includes images for winer lovers, too!

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The new puff paint is super fun to use. Create a thin line of paint and heat set it using your Heat Tool. The paint will puff adding a texture they can’t resist touching. PRO TIP: Cover the puff paint with clear embossing powder before heat setting to create a clear puffed surface which resists smashing during mailing. 

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Hippest Hippo 

This stamp set and the coordinating dies are among the hottest Sale-A-Bration selections! Each are available (yes, for FREE!) with a $50 product order. There are three (3) different poses and four (4) different greetings included. But don’t miss the dies! This 19-piece die set includes snorkeling, sunglasses, waves, boats, umbrellas, a party hat and much more!  

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Learn a fun – and easy – watercolor wash background in today’s video. The best part about this technique is that there are no rules! Make it as broad, messy, dark or abstract as you’d like! And don’t miss the splatter tips! Added texture with a simple flick.

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Handmade Birthday Cards | Gina’s Samples

When in doubt, create a simple, yet striking, black and white card. The Cottage Rose Bundle is perfect for this layout since the images are detailed and don’t require coloring.

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Gina’s added touch of the black baker’s twine and Black Matte Dots enhance the textures of the designer paper. This is definitely a card you can make bunches in record time!

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Frame It!

What better way to showcase a smaller, intricate die than with a frame?! Gina created this frame by nesting two graduated sizes of the Stylish Shapes Dies together. 

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Strips of scrap cardstock provide the perfect backdrop for this ‘see through’ panel.

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Nothing’s Better Than

Celebrating a birthday, whether a milestone year or not, is always fun when there’s cookies and cake involved. The whimsical Nothing’s Better Than stamp set is unique in that there are outline images for those that like to color and also ‘fill’ images for those that don’t. 

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This retro-feel stamp set is perfect for anyone on your birthday card list. There are images for coffee, cocktails and chocolate too. Don’t miss the “Love You More Than” coordinating dies that are sold separately.


Layering Designs Vellum

It’s often overlooked but vellum cardstock can take simple to striking by layering it over colored cardstock and behind images. Gina took this card a step further and used the Layering Designs Vellum. This pre-printed vellum includes 3 different designs making them perfect for any type of card. 

The card used in the video has a birthday theme while this alternate sample provided for you shows the versatility of changing up the greetings. The Charming Sentiments Bundle is a must-have in your stamp collection. The coordinating stamps and dies can quickly change out a greeting for any occasion. You’ll find this Bundle on page 38 of the annual catalog.

layering designs vellum

This two-toned leaf is easily achieved by using Sponge Daubers and a few carefully mixed ink pad colors. The video provides great tips about choosing colors that will blend well on a solid stamp. It looks fussy but takes seconds to create. 

While the Artfully Layered Bundle retired on July 1, don’t miss Stampin’ Up!’s large array of greenery images. This same layout works great with the brand new Splendid Thoughts Bundle on page 65 of the Mini Catalog. 

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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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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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The Fall 2022 retreat is finally here! Online Stamping Retreat is an exclusive virtual event that aims to connect crafters from around the world. Best news? I’ve teamed up with my friend Kylie Bertucci (#1 Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Australia) to bring you this worldwide event.

With a day of live demonstrations, PDF tutorials, giveaways and inspiration, it’s our goal to provide an event that not only gets your creative juices flowing but also affords you the opportunity to stamp live alongside with us!

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