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Inspiration for 15 Fun-tastic Birthday Cards

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  2. Written by: Crafters

We might just have mentioned it a few times already but it’s our 15th birthday and the celebrations, festivities and fun are in full swing here at CCHQ! We thought we’d share some of the party spirit with you with a full gift bag of birthday card ideas from the last year.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, the soft flump of brightly coloured and hand-written envelopes hitting the doormat never fails to add to the excitement of those bright birthday mornings. So, to make those special days even more extraordinary, why not take a look through the bonanza of birthday card ideas below and let your creativity shine.

This card is packed with party pizazz! Balloon animals, bunting and those all-important pressies bounce around this design, all from the new Balloon Sentiments Stamp and Die collection. This would be a sweet and simple card for novice crafters, and a good opportunity to play around with colour schemes to get the perfect finish.

Another creation from the Balloon Sentiments collection, this vision in pink brings an extra sprinkle of birthday magic. The birthday cut-out has been used to great effect, lifted from the page and matched with candy striped balloon string to give the impression of balloons ready to float away.

Put that special someone at centre stage for their big day with this stunning diorama card. The Fancy Panel Aperture Diorama die adds unbelievable depth to the classy green and blue pallette whilst simultaneously highlighting all the intricate detail. And as an added gift, this card looks more difficult to create than it is!

We all have a friend or family member who just oozes sophistication and style and the Sara Signature Rose Gold Collection is the ideal fit for them. The Sparkle and Shine Stamp and Die Set certainly lives up to its name with this chic creation of a confetti filled cocktail glass with a shimmering starburst background.

Soft dusky pinks are always in style and this sophisticated beauty is another piece from the Sara Signature Rose Gold collection. The contrasting geometric and floral embossed patterns make a subtly stunning impression that is set off perfectly by the 3D flowers and rose gold accents.

This card springs into action with an eye-popping birthday surprise! This smart and simple design uses the Spiral Pop-Out Balloon die to leap across the fold to bring a bit of bounce to a birthday bash.

There’s no age limit on fun, and this card celebrates turning 65 years young with a bang! The Balloon Sentiments set has 28 stamps and dies with everything you need to reach out with a personalised birthday message.

With not one, not two, but three sweet messages within a bright and bold balloon cluster, this card is another perfect example of the flexibility and variety on offer with the Balloon Sentiments stamps and dies.

If you’re wishing you could get to grips with a new technique this clever little design could make your dreams come true! A gatefold design is a simple and fun way to make a statement birthday card and this Make A Wish set creates two halves of a sentiment that lock together to add a fun interactive element.

How much fun is this Pop-Up Box card? It literally explodes with oodles of colour and excitement! This range combines pop-up boxes with cards so you can craft a 3D design that can fold flat and slide inside an envelope, ready to pop into the post and make someone’s day. If you’re ready for a challenge this is a slightly more complex make, but don’t panic each set comes with full instructions in case you get stuck!

If you can’t raise a celebratory glass in person, this fizz-popping card is surely the next best thing! Glimmering golden bubbles cascade down the edges creating a look that’s as elegant as it is charming. And with the Edge’ables Cascading Circles die set this intricate look is remarkable simple to achieve. Cheers to that!

Why mess with perfection? This classic look pairs bright and bold balloons with a classic black and white background. This uses the Edge’ables Balloon Bouquet set which has taken traditional imagery and given it a modern makeover, perfect for giving your cards the edge!

Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what this card is made of! This delicious confection uses the Happy Birthday Edgeables die set to create a lacy layered look that’s sure to stand out from the crowd.

If you want to make an impression and experiment with cardmaking, why not try your hand with Cut & Emboss Folders? They allow you to cut and emboss simultaneously, creating dramatic designs that can be decorated with inks, gilding wax and much more. See where your creativity takes you!

If you’ve had enough of birthday cards and are keen to try something a little different, the Pop-Up Confetti Box from the Gemini Dimensionals range will be right up your street. Create and decorate a match-box style container before popping in a confetti cube which will burst out when the birthday boy or girl slides the box open. A sure fire way to start the party early!

We’d love to see how you made birthdays special this year, so make sure you share your project photos with us on Facebook UKFacebook USA,  TwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.

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