Make a Birthday Card - Tips, Ideas and Steps to Guide You
Are you wondering how to make a birthday card? Need some tips and ideas to guide you in creating custom made birthday cards?
A birthday is always such a special occasion in a person's life. And some simple gestures can make this occasion even more special.
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You can easily pick a readymade greeting card, but the sentiment and appreciation that come with a handmade greeting card make them well worth the effort. All you need for making a birthday card yourself is a bit of creativity. This article will help you get a few ideas on how to make a handmade birthday card.
Handmade Cards or Computer Printed Cards
Before getting some tips on how to make a birthday card, let's first discuss why handmade cards are better than computer printed cards. Though the options of getting birthday cards printed online are unlimited, the feeling that comes from creating the entire card yourself from scratch is so satisfying!
Things You Need
Here is a short list of some things you should have on hand to make a birthday card:
Choose a Theme
Once you have collected all the things to make a birthday card, the first step would be to choose a theme. You can choose pretty much anything for a theme for the card. Perhaps there is a special photo, or even something the birthday person really likes, such as dolls, animals, or a collector of some kind. This theme or idea will now be your starting point for making the card.
If the birthday person loves cats, you might consider making a collage of cats on the front of the card. Adding bits of embellishment in line with your theme will only make the card more one of a kind. If a person is turning 60 and your theme is 'My How Time Flies', you might add an old watchband, with a cut-out print of the watch itself, and add paper wings. There are endless ways to make a birthday card unique and brilliant.
Use Personal Photographs
You can make a birthday card really personal by using some individual photographs. Customize the card using any photo of the birthday person or event that might be special to that person.
Baby photos are always fun to use, especially on a landmark birthday such as 50 or 60. You can easily scan a photo if you do not want to use the original. Your local photofinishing shop can help you if you do not own your own scanner and printer.
Stamps are a fun way to print your message onto the card, and there are so many different sizes and fonts to choose from. Printing your message onto a liner for your card is a nice, simple way to get the job done as well.
And if all else fails, you can always fall back on the good old pen and handwrite your message yourself when you make a birthday card. Finding what you want to write is extremely easy when you use the internet for help. You might already know exactly what you want to say and just need to determine how you are going to put your message on the card. No matter what you choose to do, anyone who receives a handmade card will be overjoyed.
Steps for Making Birthday Cards
To sum up, when you wish to make a birthday card, here are the steps which would guide you:
You should now have loads of ideas to begin the fun and adventurous process of creating a handmade birthday card. Be careful though, you might find that once you start the "make a birthday card on your own" habit, you won't be able to stop.
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