Here are four ideas for kids' birthday cards that I hope you can draw some inspiration from.
Most of the fun on this kids' birthday card happens when you actually open the card. A series of bright colored paper cut into balloons shapes and then glued together, unfolds with the opening of the card to represent a hot air balloon. The hot air balloon folds back in on itself when the birthday greeting card is closed.
On the front of the card, I printed the "happy birthday to you" using simple and neat looking font then cut it out and layered it on top of a blank paper to make a wonderful outline effect.
Dangling from the balloon is a cute bear holding a present. Although I have hand-drawn the bear, I think a stamped image would look really cute here too. The bear was drawn on a separate piece of textured paper, cut out, and adhered to the cardstock with foam sticky dots to give it depth.
The front of the card features a curvy-shaped cutout that reveals the bear inside but not the parachute. The parachute is a fun surprise!
There is a ''neck hole'' cut out at the top fold and the back is cut to flare out at the sides like a superhero cape. I have gone with the Captain America symbol and have created it by layering the circles and stars with cardstock but you could obviously use any symbol you like.
The superhero belt is made in the same manner by layering plain cardstock colors. I would love to make a whole series of these when I have more time!
This birthday greeting card was inspired by a piece of scrapbooking cardstock that features bright cupcakes as the print. It's one of these very cupcakes that has been cut out with a craft knife and featured on the card. The background used is actually a textured background with pink raised dots.
The rectangle frame was cut and covered in bright glittery washi tape and both the frame and the cupcake were stuck down using double-sided foam squares to give it some depth.
Finally, the glitter on the cupcake and larger pieces of sparkly gems represent the icing and sweet treats. It looks good enough to eat and will surely put smiles on the menu!
There is a trick to getting this card right though as once you cut out the Mickey Mouse shape, the card has no support and flops around a lot. You will need to adhere a sheet of acetate (or in my case, a sturdy piece of plastic from the packaging of some stamps I purchased) to the inside front of the card to give the card some support. Mine was cut slightly smaller than the card and adhered using both glues, and then washi tape in a border around the edges to neaten it up.
The number five was created by layering strips of washi tape on some card, and then drawing and cutting the number out of it. Some gold botanical stamps were added to the inside to add interest before gluing down the number and finally, some sparkly stars were glued on top of the clear plastic sheet to give it some Disney birthday magic.
Once again, I really hope you have been able to draw some inspiration from these birthday card ideas for kids and I would love to see what you come up with.
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