We all have friends and we all have family members that we love and cherish. We like to give them presents for their birthdays of maybe just for no particular reason, but in time the “gifting” part becomes harder and harder.
Once you get to know a person and you’ve been through all the things he/she needs, likes, enjoys … you end up thinking what makes your presents special?
Today I am going to show you a little something that most of the time we don’t pay much attention to – the classical birthday card turned into a more fun and unique one.
If you want to know more, keep on reading 😉
What you need:
- coloured/patterned paper
- washi tape
What you need to do:
The birthday card that I am going to show you today is quite easy to make and it’s actually one very special birthday card for one very special friend of mine.
The card itself can also be used as a card you choose to gift a lover or a parent, just be sure to adjust the message. In my case I chose 3 hearts because we are a group of 3 friends celebrating the forth :-))
So, first thing you need to do is to decide how large you want your card to be. Once you have established that you can go on and cut the paper.
You will need 3 pieces of paper: in my case a green one, a red one and another green one that’s slightly smaller than the rest (this one will be inserted into the card, so it has to be a bit smaller).
Now that that’s set take a different piece of paper, folded in two and then draw half a heart on it. Take the scissors and cut along the heart and open it. Ta naaaa! You have a perfect heart.
Take your freshly-cut heart and place it on the green paper. You need to have three hearts so, be sure to calculate the 3 hearts and the space between them.
When you are all set, just take a pen or a pencil and draw the heart’s shape on the green paper, then with the scissors cut the hearts.
To give the birthday card a more handmade look I decided to draw some stitches around their edges.
The next step is to take the red piece of paper and place it on the back side of the green one, using the washi tape to glue them together. This is actually the birthday card – the envelope part, if I may say so.
The third piece of paper comes into the limelight! As I said before, this one has to be a bit smaller because we are going to insert it into the birthday card.
If you can easily place it in, then all you need to do is to cut a rectangle on the upper side of the card and place a sticky note with the word PULL on the green insert. This will indicate what the person must do with the card when he/she receives it.
The last part is to write a message on the card – You fill our hearts – is the classical one and it does go well with the fact that when you pull the insert the hearts seem to be filling. But you can go crazy-creative and choose another message.
And there you have it. A unique birthday card that will surely be remembered by the one who receives it.
P.S. Happy birthday Ancutza, I hope you’ll enjoy this one! :*
You can choose from a variety of patterns, colours and messages and create the birthday card that you think suits the received best. It’s actually a very cool exercise of imagination.
If you are interested in another fun and colourful birthday card, here’s another DIY project that I did a few months back and if you like the paper flowers from the picture, here’s how you can have your own.
Until next week take care loves and keep on creating!