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Celebrate in style - 10 beautiful birthday card ideas

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Birthday Week is in full swing here at Crafter's Companion, so there's absolutely no better time to grab all of your cardmaking supplies and create some beautiful birthday cards. If you've been a fan of Crafter's for a little while, you'll know that we've had a lot of birthday-themed products and ideas, but for today's post, we're whittling them down into our ten favourites!

Make sure you take a look through this list and get a bit of inspiration for your next birthday card project. We're certain that any recipient would love to receive any of these cards!

1. Pop Out Word Dies card

We absolutely love our Pop Out Word Dies, but of course, the Happy Birthday design is perfect for adding a little bit of excitement into birthday cardmaking. The outside of cards tend to get a lot more love the inside, but we've flipped that on its head with these dies!

Like in the image above, try pairing these dies up with vivid colours and glitter textures to really help the design to pop. This would be a particularly brilliant card for kids.

2. Flower Forming Foam card

If you fancy bringing a multi media edge into you crafting, you'll love using the Flower Forming Foam range. This is a collection that is centred around creating 3D foam flowers from our specially-crafted, pliable foam. When heated, this foam can be moulded, scrunched, curled and so much more, and it promises to hold its shape!

We love this round card which features a dainty flower with vivid green leaves and yellow stamens, set against pastel pinks and blues to really help it pop. Combined with the 'It's your birthday' label, this is a brilliantly feminine card that will be loved by all.

3. Unicorn silhouette card

Our Animal Silhouette Dies are ideal for a variety of occasions because they simply feature an animal silhouette, paired up with floral detailing. They're super versatile, but we particularly love this unicorn silhouette that has been matched with a metallic 'Happy birthday' sentiment.

This is a fairly simple card with neutral colours, but you can be as wild as you want, of course! You could totally go all out with the unicorn theme and transform your card into a rainbow explosion. You could even add pops of glitter or even more metallic elements to add extra eye-catching looks.

4. Photo frame card

If you're looking to add a truly personal touch to your cardmaking, you'll love our Photo Frame Stamp and Die sets. Each of these sets contains a number of stamps to help you create a fun border and add extra elements, plus dies to cut out the central window. This makes them ideal for photo cards, as well as shaker cards.

The Birthday Party design features balloons, piles of presents and cake, so it's the perfect set for a birthday card. It's also great for pairing up with bright shades for a bit of oomph, like in the image above!

5. Metallic honeycomb card

Our Gemini FOILPRESS is the perfect machine for adding metallic touches to a variety of projects, including multi media creations, but it's especially great at working with card. It effortlessly heats the foil and the die that you're using to add crisp, metallic details! If you'd like a bit more information on how foiling works, please click here.

Our Honeycomb Background Foil Stamp Die is beautiful for adding a repeating honeycomb design over a card base. Just like in the image above, you can also use the negatives to add a bit of contrast. We love the look of the gold foil, but you can use any shade that you like (just imagine it with holographic foil!) and it would look super cute when paired up with bee elements.

6. Layered cake card

With our Layering Stamp and Die sets, you don't need to be a pro papercrafter. All of the main stamping elements are labelled, so you know exactly which order they need to be stamped in. You can then cut out your layered creations with the included dies, which will give you individual elements for embellishing!

This gorgeous cake stamp and die set will be released as part of our Birthday Week, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of days to see the other designs that we've got for you.

7. Celebrate 3D Embossing Folder card

3D Embossing Folders are ideal for really lifting a design and taking it to the next level. The embossing grooves have been cut to different levels to provide a raised image that totally jumps off the page.

We're so in love with how this design has been brought to life even further with a swipe of gilding wax to contrast against the purple and blue backdrop. It also features a 3D bow, which brings the dimensional look further into the limelight. And the best bit is that it's so easy to recreate, so make sure you browse our 3D Embossing Folders!

8. Double-Sided Flower Die card

Speaking of 3D effects, if embossing isn't your thing, you can try out the Double-Sided Flower Dies instead! These dies feature our patented double-sided technology, giving you the chance to create two layers of a pretty flower in one pass through the die-cutting machine.

Even though the card above isn't your typical birthday card, you could easily add a 'Happy birthday' sentiment to make it more fitting for the occasion, but we just had to include this card because your recipients would be so impressed by the level of detail and intricacy that has gone into the flower. Don't worry though, we'll keep your Double-Sided Die trick a secret!

9. Cupcake Wrap Die card

You can easily transform a plain card into something much more exciting with our Wrap Dies. They promise to add an extra interactive element that is gorgeous to look at and easy to create.

We think the Sweet Treat Wrap Die is more than perfect for a birthday, and we love the cute pink and yellow colour scheme. It looks adorable paired up with the 3D flowers, but if those aren't your thing, you can definitely experiment with other embellishments to add fun effects that work with the wrap band.

10. Balloon shaker card

Last, but certainly not least, we've got perhaps one of our favourite products of the last year, the Shaker Card Stamp and Dies. There is nothing more fun than a shaker card, both to create and to receive, and we've got a selection of designs for a variety of occasions.

The Hip Hip Hooray set is the ultimate set of stamps and dies for birthday cards. It features a brilliant balloon shape, plus all the extra embellishment stamps and dies you could need to bring this design to life. Fill it up with rainbow sequins and watch your recipients be amazed!

We hope that this post has given you a little bit of inspiration for your next birthday cardmaking project or even put you in the mood for some birthday celebrations. We hope it has because we've got tons more Birthday Week fun coming your way! Make sure you share any of your birthday card designs with us on Facebook UK, Facebook USA,  TwitterInstagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.

  1. Papercraft
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