Want to make a card for an upcoming birthday? Check out these DIY birthday cards for a little inspiration!

I love love love making cards. And who doesn’t love a receiving a good home made card for their birthday? So, today I thought I would share some of the different birthday cards I’ve made over the years! The card above is just a simple card that you could make for anyone really. All you need is some scrapbook paper, a stamp (mine is from Michaels — only $1.50!), some ribbon, some washi tape and some embellishments!

The card above I made for a good friend of mine when her daughter turned one. I can’t say the idea for this card was mine (but of course I can’t remember where I found the idea!), but regardless, I love the way it turned out! Some fun and colourful scrapbooking paper, some jewel embellishments, a Cricut to help cut the number 1 and some ribbon, and you’ve got yourself the perfect card for a baby!

The card above is the perfect for any of the men in your lives – dad, brother, uncle, boyfriend, husband… I love the way different shades of blue look with a few pops of black and white. All you need is some scrapbooking paper, different coloured blue, black and white ribbon, a stamp (again, Michaels, $1.50!) and some black ink (for the stamp and to add to the background of the card!)

A friend of mine turned 30 not too long ago, and well, she was struggling with it. Somehow the idea of Samantha from Sex & the City came into mind (I’m fifty, and fabulous!), so I printed up a picture of her that I found on the internet and changed it up to ‘thirty and fabulous’ – on the inside of the card! All you need is some scrapbooking paper, a printed picture of Samantha, some zebra and tiger striped washi tape, some black ink, alphabet stamps and some jewelled embellishments to make this fabulous card!

I made this card for another friend of mine when he turned 30. His love for pirates and my love for puns came into play here. I used some orange scrapbooking paper with some brown ink to make it look vintage, a pirate eye patch, some black ink and alphabet stamps, a tag, some jewelled embellishments, a 1″ circle punch to cut out some ‘world’ scrapbooking paper and those things that you see that make up the ‘gold?’ Well those were pieces from earrings that I never wore.

The card above is another that would be perfect for anyone. All you need is some scrapbooking paper, a 1″ circle punch, some black ink, birthday stamps and some small raised foam stickies to raise the circles off the card a bit for a more ‘3D’ effect. Simple, but sweet.

Looking for some more DIY card inspiration? Check out some of my Valentine’s Day cards or my DIY bridal shower and wedding cards!

What are some of YOUR favourite birthday cards you’ve made? I’m always looking for inspiration – link them up in the comments below!

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