DIY Birthday Cards {Free Printable}

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Over the last couple months I’ve been making some fun DIY birthday cards for friends and family! I have a pile of scrapbook paper that I bought at a garage sale a few years back and it’s literally just been sitting in my craft storage bin ever since. I have high hopes of someday completing our wedding and honeymoon scrap books…and a baby scrapbook.. I’m not sure what it is but whenever I sit down to lay out the pages I draw a blank and just can’t figure out how I want it. I kind of like my mom’s method where she had all of us kids make the scrapbook for her. I’ll need to wait a few years and probably have a few more kids before that can happen 😉 Anyway, I thought I might as well start putting the paper to use and make some cards.

I made each one just a tad different. I even whipped out my fake calligraphy skills.



Scrapbook paper, or any fun printed or colored paper
Double sided tape
Baker’s twine
Blank cards or cardstock
White pen {or different color depending on your card color}
Happy Birthday Free Printable


  • You have a couple options with your free printable. If you have paper that fits right into your printer you can simply print onto your fun paper. Otherwise, print on regular computer paper and use as a template. Also, I included the entire “Happy Birthday” in the printable in case you want to include all of the letters in your mini banner.
  • Use the printable as a template, trace and cut out the banner flags from the scrapbook paper.
  • Fold each diamond in half
  • Place each flag along a piece of baker’s twine. Cut enough to tie around the card. 
  • Use double-sided tape to adhere both ends of the flag together. 
  • Cut out the letters and use the double-sided tape to the flags.
  • Wrap the banner around the front side of the card and tie in a bow on the inside or if you have enough twine you can double wrap it and tape the ends of the twine under the first and last flag. Have fun with it!
  • Use your calligraphy skills to write birthday and even a nice little note inside. My plan originally was to use a stamp for the “birthday” and add a stamp of some kind on the inside, but I couldn’t find any that I liked {that was around $1 that is..} so that could work too 🙂

Have you made birthday cards of your own? What supplies did you use and how did yours turn out?

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