The designs from Omiyage are always some of my favorites, simple but stylish statements. By no surprise, these cute washi tape birthday cards were created by a designer, but are free as your inspiration. She has lots of cute birthday card ideas with washit tape that are simple to recreate at home and also lots of other fun things to look at. Paper crafts and washi tape crafts are her specialty, so if you have a little extra free time, be sure to poke around her site for more cool easy DIY ideas.

Blue Mountain has been around for a long time, and they have beautifully designed ecards for any occasion. This site offers a free no-obligation trial, and then you can choose to continue membership for a low monthly fee if you decide that's the way you'd like to go. If you find yourself sending quite a few ecards and you're looking for a site that delivers high-quality artwork and messaging, this might be a good choice for you. As of 2018, a one-month membership costs $4.99; a one-year membership, $19.99; and a two-year membership, $29.99.
When it comes to birthdays, do you think the card matters as much as the gift? We do, and never want to be without the perfect handmade birthday card with a personal message. DIY birthday cards are one of the things people often keep longer than the gift, so we always want to make sure to give cards that are extra special and thoughtful. What better way to get a card like this than to make one? Well, this was my thought, anyway. However, when I went looking on Google and Pinterest for handmade DIY birthday card ideas, I did not find exactly what I was looking for. There were lots of free printables from big sites like Greeting Island, Blue Mountain, and even American Greetings, but those lacked the homemade touch I was going for. See, I make lots of my gifts, so adding a cheap looking printed card just won’t do. I was looking for inspiration and step by step tutorials for cute cards to make at home, ones I could be proud of. After the free cards, I came across more tutorials than I could count from sites trying to sell me scrapbook supplies and die cut templates. I understand you have to make money, DIY people, but please, don’t try to sell me stuff to make a simple greeting card, or at least show me I can make one without it. Not nice when you just want some birthday cards you can actually make! I was not looking for some frilly thing that came off looking like a scrapbook, anyway, thank you.

Click on a card, then hit “Customize.” You’re ready to upload a photo or two, tweak the text or jazz up the font and color. Amp up the fun with images from the Stickers Menu, including hats and mustaches in “Party.” Apply one or two or a few to your photos – or to the cartoon critter you found in “Animals” – or fill up the wide-open spaces. Wrap up your project, and follow the prompts to print your Printable Card or launch your eCard into cyberspace.


Buying your friends and family funny, thoughtful, or sentimental birthday cards is always a nice gesture.  If you’re an avid DIY enthusiast like us, however, then you know that it’s sometimes more meaningful for both people if what you give someone for their birthday is something that you made yourself! Making someone a birthday card doesn’t have to be hard, but it’ll definitely show them how much you care.
For me, your birthday is one of the most special days for the whole year. Every ending is also a new beginning, and the year is no exception. Age may just be a number, but it brings wisdom and the joy of nostalgic memory. Every circuit we make around the sun is another year of opportunity and the joy of sharing our lives with those we love, especially our very best of friends. So a birthday is also a doorway into our own future, through which we can step together, in love.
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