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Making a Simple Birthday Card {Video Tutorial}

When it comes to making a simple birthday card, there are a couple must have supplies you need, and I listed them below and in the video tutorial.  To start, you want to know what color combination you want to use.

For this card, I used my favorite way of getting my colors, by starting with my patterned paper.  It started with the Birthday Basics paper and the colors that coordinate with that paper – Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay and Crisp Cantaloupe.

With that decision made, take a look at your stamps.  Choose a birthday sentiment that matches up with your paper.  And what I mean by this is, I wouldn't use a birthday sentiment that has roses attached to it.  I wouldn't use a severe block type of font when the paper has more curves and whimsy to it.  So I went with a stamp that was in cursive.

Then it is onto the design of the card.  For this card, the design was pretty simple.  I took it from a sketch from Definitely Sketches and changed it up just a smidge.  That gave me the feel for the card and then it was just a matter of pulling in different colors of card stock and inks to use.

There are actually two versions of this card – the one that I am sharing here, that is really simple.  And then the stepped up version of this card that uses the same supplies, but adds some more layers & accessories to take it from simple to more advanced – and that card and video is posted in Stamping Family.

This is one of my favorite sections on Stamping Family to be honest.  It is all about little changes, little tweaks you can make to a basic card to really make it pop.  And it is also a favorite section of many of the members.  If you want to see what I am talking about, come and check out Stamping Family!

Here is the card:

making a quick and easy birthday cardHere is your video tutorial:


If you have 5 minutes – you can make this card!  All supplies used for this project are from Stampin' Up! and can be ordered here:

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Like I said earlier, if you like the more advanced cards, the stepped up version is listed in Stamping Family.  You can become the newest member of the site by joining here.

I hope that you enjoyed this simple birthday card idea that anyone can make!

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