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Super Easy 10-Minute DIY Birthday Greeting Cards

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PGupta0919 is a writer with special expertise in textiles, fabrics, printing, and dyeing.

Have you ever faced a situation where you forgot the birthday of someone close? I am sure this happens to a lot of us. What could be more special than making it up to these really special people with a handmade, special card? You know what they say— special cards for special people.

But here is the catch—not only are these greeting cards super affordable to make and require things that are probably already available at home, but they are also an instant fix for you. That's right, they take only 10 minutes to make—and yes, I have timed them all.

So, let's get started.

Metallic Confetti Greeting Card

Metallic Greeting Card

Metallic Greeting Card

Things You'll Need

Things You'll Need

Things You'll Need for a Metallic Confetti Greeting Card

The things you will need for the metallic greeting card are as follows. You can, of course, replace any of the below-mentioned items.

  1. Black cardstock (This is for the base.)
  2. Metallic sheets of paper (I used gold, silver and rose gold for this card.)
  3. A pair of scissors
  4. Glue (Any kind.)
  5. Metallic paint pen/marker (Any other color will also do, like white or silver.)
  6. Hole puncher (This is optional.)
Steps to Metallic Birthday Greeting Card

Steps to Metallic Birthday Greeting Card

Instructions for Making a Metallic Confetti Greeting Card

Step 1:

Take a piece of rectangular black cardstock and fold it in half. I chose A4 size for this. This will act as the base of the greeting card. It is advisable to use a thicker sheet of cardstock as it will give your card a more professional look.

Step 2:

Take your punch and make a few circles using the puncher. It is totally optional, and you can also use the scissors to make circles. Using a punch makes the work extremely easy and takes little time.

Step 3:

Take different colored sheets, like silver and rose gold, and cut out random shapes in a bunch of different sizes as per your liking, like triangles, squares, etc., to make it look like confetti.

Step 4:

In a random pattern, organize the shapes. Once you are satisfied, use the glue stick to glue down all the shapes on the card.

Step 5:

The next step is to take a metallic paint marker and write your message on the card.

Tip: Try out different fonts for the message to give it a more professional look.

Step 6:

Voila! Your card is ready. Your loved ones are going to love you even more after receiving this card from you! Simple and easy.

Make-A-Wish Greeting Card

Make-A-Wish Greeting Card

Make-A-Wish Greeting Card

Things You'll Need for Make A Wish Greeting Card

Things You'll Need for Make A Wish Greeting Card

Things You'll Need for a Make-A-Wish Greeting Card

The things you will need for Make-A-Wish greeting card are as follows. You can, of course, replace any of the below-mentioned items.

  1. Black cardstock (This is for the base.)
  2. Patterned paper of any sort
  3. A pair of scissors
  4. Glue (Any kind.)
  5. Metallic paint pen/marker (Any other color will also do, like white or silver.)
  6. Double-sided tape
Make-A-Wish Greeting Card Instructions

Make-A-Wish Greeting Card Instructions

Instructions for Making a Make-A-Wish Greeting Card

Step 1:

Just like the Metallic Confetti Greeting Card, the first step is to fold your black cardstock in half to create a base for your card. (Of course, the black cardstock is just a suggestion; you can always choose any color that you like.)

The next three steps are focused on making the elements of the card so that they can be put together later on.

Step 2:

Next, take any colored piece of cardstock lying around the house. You can also choose a patterned paper for this. I went for a bright orange to make the cake stand. I just went with the measurements 8 cm X 1 cm for the rectangle, and then I cut it to make it look like a cake stand.

Step 3:

I went ahead and cut a bunch of rectangles with measurements 8 cm X 1 cm from different patterned papers. I went ahead with 4 rectangles, each depicting one layer of our cake.

Step 4:

From the leftover silver paper from the first greeting card, I decided to cut out a few rectangles to make the candles. Of course, you can play around with different colors. The length of the candles is approx. 1 cm each.

Step 5:

The next step is to put all the elements created in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th steps together. I started by organizing the elements to see how my card is going to look when complete. I then went ahead and stuck the elements onto the card using the Double-Sided Tape. (I used my scissors to cut the tape.) I first started with the cake stand and went on to sticking the rest of the elements.

Tip: Using a ruler, you can make the markings for positioning the elements so that they are aligned properly.

Step 6:

Using a paint marker (I used Gold in this case), all that I did was add the messages: "Make a Wish" and "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card.

And just like that, your card is ready.

Tip: You can even use beads, washi tape, gift wrapping paper—the possibilities are endless. According to your ideas and time at hand, you can modify the designs.

Not only can these cards be used for birthdays, but you can modify these designs for other occasions as well. The possibilities are endless.

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