Quick and Easy Birthday Card

Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Birthday, Cottage Crafts Make-n-take, Featured, Flowers, Greeting Cards | 11 comments

Do you need a quick and easy birthday card?  How about this one using the Choose Happiness stamp set?!



quick and easy birthday card

(Inspired by Simone Bartrum, Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator)


The base of the card is Blackberry Bliss and measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.   This card starts out as a typical A2 card but you’re going to tear off about 2/3’s of the front.  Don’t let tearing scare you – it’s not hard and you don’t have to be perfect 🙂  Just hold the card in your left hand, start tearing with your right hand and inch it along, tearing a little bit at a time.  I purposely left the right side wider than the left so I’d have room for the greeting.  After you tear, you can rough up the edges a bit to give it more texture.

Add some Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon in two pieces.  One piece (about 6″) goes across the front with the ends adhered to the back of the torn flap – this will be covered up later.  Tie a separate piece to the ribbon on the front and add Glue Dots to secure it in place.  I didn’t actually tie a knot, I only tied it once to keep it flatter but the Glue Dots will make sure it doesn’t come undone.

The Whisper White cardstock for the front (4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″) is stamped with the images from Choose Happiness in Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz and then glued under the torn front flap of the card.  I cut it slightly smaller than 4-1/4″ and lined it up to the bottom of the card before adhering.

I also stamped some tiny flowers using the image from Something to Say which coordinates with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  When you stamp that flower image, make sure to stamp the two petals with two little “bumps” near the bottom of your cardstock so that your punch will line up perfectly.

I added Rhinestones to the flower centers for a little sparkle but Pearls would also be nice 🙂

This quick and easy birthday card would also works well for a variety of other sentiments but I chose the birthday greeting from Hey You.  All of the greetings from that set will work with the Decorative Label Punch too.  I stamped the flower and leaf on the inside of the card (Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″) and also the envelope.

I popped up the greeting and the little punched flowers with Dimensionals – one in each corner for the greeting but had to cut little pieces of Dimensionals for the flower centers.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy birthday card and will be inspired to create something pretty today!


  1. Great idea!! You’re very talented.

    • Thank you Bea 🙂 I was happy and lucky to find Simone’s card online for inspiration!

  2. Was hoping to see this on your You Tube!

    • Hi Melanie! I just finished a video for this card: link to youtu.be

  3. Just found your cards on YouTube – beautiful. Your voice on video is so easy to listen to.

    • I’m glad you found me Ann 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment on my voice – that was the hardest thing for me, to get used to hearing my voice when I first started making videos!

    • Glad you found my YouTube channel Ann 🙂 Please let me know if you have questions about any of the projects – I’m happy to help!

  4. Hi Brenda…was surfing thru YouTube this morning and watched you create this BEAUTIFUL card. i love the blackberry color. Im really learning alot from your vids…so keep doing them…just for me. I wished I lived near-by you so I could join your classes. I NEVER EVER thought aboutntearing cardstock to make a card…why???? I dont know because I do,it often when scrapbooking pages..i love the technique. Jst to let you know, I just ordered the blackberry paper and ink. I ordered a different stamp set rather than the one you used. I have watercolorimg in mind for it. I do,have other flower stamps I will use for this card. Thanks again for sharing your time with all,of us.. Is it Autumn outmthere in Calf yet? The leaves are just starting to turn colors now (IOWA). We are going apple picking this weekend with Grandson for his birthday. Then it’s apple crisp time. YUM!

    • Hi Connie! It’s not quite fall weather for us yet but it is getting a bit cooler (meaning in the seventies instead of nineties :-). I just saw your order too – thank you! I’ll send you that card from the video as a thank you 🙂

  5. I love your card your very talented.
    Thank you,

    • Thank you Carol 🙂

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