Today I want to share with you three cute birthday handmade cards that you will want to make right away!! you will see these are super easy to make and best of all you can recreate these with any paper collection you have… though you might want to make them with the same designer series paper I used as this is FREE!!
Yes my friend, you read that well!! It is FREE!!!!
This paper pack is part of the Saleabration offering from 2021!! and it is FREE when you purchase $50 (before tax and shipping) with Stampin’ Up! This is really the best time of the year to stock up on your crafting tools as you get FREE merchandise!!
This promotion is only thru February, so don’t wait for too long to get all these amazing products!! There are paper packs and stamp sets that you can get for FREE. Check them all here
And what is even better is that there are no limits! you get one item for FREE for every $50 that you spend.. though there are a couple of items that are available with a $100 order.. but again the more you spend the more freebies you get!! 😁 And who wouldn’t want to spend during this time, that the new Jan-Jun Catalog has been released.
And with that being said, this post is part of an amazing blog hop where we are going to be showcasing the brand new products!!! so make sure you hop with us and visit all participant blogs!! I promise, you will get a ton of inspiration!! so lets get started!!!
How to make Cute Birthday Handmade Cards
Any time I want to start designing cards, I pick the paper pack and the stamp set or bundle I want to use. As I am selecting these products, I always think on the feeling I want to have on my cards or the theme..
In this case it was Birthday cards for my friends, mainly women, and I wanted to have something soft and tender to express how much I love them.. and with this in mind, I thought the Paper Blooms patterned paper and the In Bloom bundle would go perfect for these!!!
On thing to note in bundle I selected is that the dies in the “In Bloom” bundle are amazing!! these are stand alone dies, meaning that they are not cutting our the stamped images, but instead cutting beautiful flowers that have stitched marks!! These look amazing by themselves as you will see below in my cards!
The Color Combination
Once I am set on the products I want to use, I look for the color combination! and a tip here is to look for colors in the patterned paper that you want to use! so you can see below the color combination and as you can see it goes perfect with the designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a patterned paper I selected!
And with the colors now selected, then I proceed to take cardstock and ribbons as well as inkpads in these colors, that way I am ready to play.
This is one of the areas where I feel Stampin’ Up! makes it super easy, as everything coordinated.. you can see from my cards bellow that every product coordinate beautifully..
Sketches & Other Details
Finally once I have all the products and colors I wan to use, then I just go and either create or find sketches online to start making my cards!
This is the part where the fun starts!! but let me share a few secrets to make it easier for you!!! – since I wanted to have flowers for my cards, I die cut a lot of flowers before anything else!!
I just selected one of the patterns in my DSP and cut as many flowers and leaves as I could. (there is a sheet that has circles in multiple colors, so that one was perfect for this!) you can see that on the video tutorial..
Once I had all the flowers and leaves, then i just pair several together, so i could see how they look and then help me see what card base color to use and how to arrange it on the layout I selected!!
You can see below all the sketches and all the cards as well as a close up of the flowers so you can see how beautiful these look.
When you follow these steps you will see it is super easy to make cute birthday handmade cards with these products!!!
If you ever struggled when coming up with card ideas, or kickstarting your creativity to use the product you already have, then you might want to check out my Card Making 101 program!! The Card Making 101 program is where I teach card makers like you (new or seasoned), how to come up with endless card ideas to be able to design your cards using the products you have.
This program is not open right now, however you can join the waitlist to be the first one to know when its doors open again!!!
The Video Tutorial
And if you wand to see step by step how to make these cards, then make sure you watch the following video tutorial! you will see how easy these are to make. I go over measurements for all these cards as well as other helpful tips and tricks for card making.
Blog Hop Line-up
And as I mentioned before, this post is part of a blog hop where we are sharing with you the new products from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, so make sure you visit all participating blogs, as you will get lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!!
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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