How to Make a Happy Birthday Card

by Suzie Faloon

Items you will need

  • 1 sheet card stock
  • Rubber stamp and ink pad
  • Stickers
  • Glue stick or mono adhesive
  • Small pieces of craft paper
  • 6-inch length of 1/4-inch-wide ribbon

A commercially produced birthday card can cost a few dollars. They can be disappointing with a verse that does not match your sentiment or an unattractive cover with a lovely verse inside. But you can make your own highly personalized birthday card for a loved one or friend. Anyone can easily make birthday cards with the countless embellishments available, including rubber-stamp images and stickers.

Step 1

Cut card stock to 8 by 51/2 inches or larger. Fold it in half.

Step 2

Stamp your birthday image onto a small square or rectangular piece of craft or scrapbook paper.

Step 3

Color in the image with colored ink pens or pencils.

Step 4

Glue the piece of paper with image onto a slightly larger piece of paper or card stock for a matted look.

Step 5

Stamp, computer-print or hand-print a personal birthday message inside the card.

Step 6

Glue matted, stamped image to the front of the card.

Step 7

Place letters or a sticker phrase that says Happy Birthday on the outside cover of the card. You could also choose to print the phrase with a calligraphy pen or marker.

Step 8

Wrap a 1/4-inch-wide piece of ribbon around the cover of the card, near the fold, to give it a finished look. Adhere to the inside cover.


  • You can use embossing ink and powder to enhance the rubber-stamped image design.

About the Author

Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.