Birthday card ideas are among the most widely searched and these fun fold birthday cards are easy to make!

You’ll need staggering sizes of dies in any shape for this flap fold card. Stampin’ Up! has so many shapes available that the hardest decision will be which to choose! Best of all, this card making idea will work well for any occasion and designer paper. Grab your favorite die cut and paper craft along with me.

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Fun Fold Birthday Cards | Video

Take ordinary birthday cards and turn them into masterpiece with designer paper and die cut images!

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Fun Fold Birthday Cards | Year to Celebrate

The Year to Celebrate stamp set has been one of my favorites in the current Mini Catalog. The versatile images are perfect for any celebration card.

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Bright and cheerful colors make this card appropriate for anyone. The Stargazing Designer Paper is filled with bold colors and patterns you can use all year long.

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The secret to this fun fold is the designer paper hinge. Don’t miss today’s video and the free project sheet that include all the photos, cutting dimensions and supplies.

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Peek-a-Boo Flap

The Nested Essentials Dies provides a unique shape that’s perfect for long and narrow images. The trendy stitched borders compliment any layout.

peek a boo flap card

I mixed and matched the color combinations around the greeting by stamping off a layer of ink on scratch paper to reduce the color. Don’t miss the video tips on perfect centering of your sentiments.

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Fun Fold Birthday Cards | Fluffiest Friends

If you love cute, furry animals that can be adapted to any card theme, you’re going to love the Online Exclusive Bundle “Fluffiest Friends”.

designer paper

With an image this adorable, I chose designer paper that had a simple color palette. The Bright & Beautiful DSP is one of my favorites since the double-sided designs can be used for just about anything!

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The Stylish Shapes Dies include three different shapes, squares, banner and circles, making them a great purchase. They’re a staple here in the Studio.

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The Inside Details

Don’t be afraid to use contrasting colors for fun fold card panels. As long as you incorporate the colors into the image you’ll have perfect continuity!

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I used the Circle Sayings stamp set for the cupcake image inside the card. Mix and match your stamp sets to create the perfect, personalize card!

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Lasting Joy

Gorgeous designer paper patterns do all the heavy lifting when creating. The Countryside Inn DSP has varied patterns of blues that will steal your heart!

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I used the coordinating Countryside Corners Dies for this card and chose an embossed layer for the image. The coordinating Countryside Blossom Embossing Folder is stunning – I almost hated covering it up!

swing card

Rather than creating a vertical card, I opted to make this one horizontal. I wasn’t sure it was going to work, but it turned out perfectly. What’s your favorite orientation of this card? Leave me a comment below.

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Silver Accents

If you’re looking to add small silver accents look no further than metallic markers. I’ve linked them HERE for you! Scroll down and you’ll find them under the “YouTube Favorites” section.

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The silver Elegant Trim and basic rhinestones provide the perfect sparkle to this simple card!

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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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