6 Minutes to Make Creative Birthday Cards

It’s your nieces birthday and you are already running late, you have the gift, it looks fabulous in a shiny gift bag with sparkly tissue paper, you are all set to leave the house but oops! you forgot the birthday card! Even if you aren’t as absentminded as this, making your own birthday cards is fun and thoughtful and it can be done simply and easily!

What You’ll Need:

  • Craft Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue, tape or mod podge (whatever you have available)
  • Paints or markers (whatever colorful medium you have available)
  • A pen, pencil or sharpie and a poem in your heart!

I like to use craft paper with a little bit of a sheen to it  – I usually choose white, ivory or cream colored as it makes it much easier to use colorful paint on and to see writing more clearly. On the front of the craft paper, you can use markers or paint to paint something nice. I usually keep it very simple and paint a heart or a flower. I choose watercolor paints because the colors blend nicely, but if you are cranking this out quickly, just make a nice heart on the front.


Use the scissors to cut a strip of craft paper about 2- 3 inches thick and the the same width of the card. Place the strip inside of the card and fold it. Glue the right side of the strip towards the bottom of the card.

On the inside of the card, on the top right hand side, above the strip of paper, write a little poem for your special someone. It can be short and sweet or simply write a nice message.

On the front of the strip write the words “OPEN ME” with a pointing arrow. On the right inside of the strip, write ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” and on the left inside of the strip, write who its from.

You can add a few extra designs on the inside if you’d like to or if you have the time to do so. It’s really that simple! The card shown took me about 6 minutes or less to make.

Just like that, you have an awesome birthday card that contains a thoughtful message or poem, a hand painted or drawn picture and a cool little surprise for them on the inside!


January 16th, 2018 by Alexandra Christina

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