Got a lot of birthday parties on your calendar? Set aside a day of crafting to have a supply of beautiful home-made birthday cards at your disposal. This craft uses the Ephemera Birthday Bash kit, which allows you to mix and match a selection of 40 die cut card stock with copper foil accents. Use glue, tape, and foam squares to adhere various pieces to your cards in a plethora of ways, creating a store-quality card that is completely your own!

diy birthday card

Crafting expertise of any level will enjoy this card kit – for it can be used to make both simple and complex cards. Either way, your DIY endeavor will result in wonderful cards to be used when the next birthday bash creeps up on you.

Assemble your cards using any size or color of card you like. Paper Source carries a wide variety of both flat and fold over cards. Choose your die cut shapes and adhere them to the card. To adhere the shapes, we used the Xyron 150 Create A Sticker to turn them into stickers. This machine is great for crafting with kids because it’s fun to use and is an easy clean-up. Double-sided tape or glue can also be used to adhere your die cut shapes. To add dimension to the cards, we used foam squares. This blue “Happy Birthday” card uses two layers of foam squares to make the sentiment pop! Extra embellishments can be added to your card through the use of washi tape, stickers, stamps, or pens. We added a confetti effect to one of our cards using a white Jelly Roll pen.

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