There are many options for printing great-looking birthday party invitations, but the most economical way is to print on a premium 16-point gloss paper.  You'll also want to stick with a standard size such as 5-inch by 7-inch to keep your birthday party invitation printing costs cheap; however, when it comes to colors you can go with full color since this option really costs little more than black and white yet has much more bang for the buck. Beyond those options, you would be wise to get matching envelopes (also cheap) and have a hardcopy proof sent to your doorstep before you actually print the entire run. The last thing you want is for a mistake to go unnoticed until your invitations are printed, when it will be too late or too costly to make changes. A hardcopy proof does cost a few dollars, but it's cheap insurance that the rest of the run will go off without a hitch. Pass your proof around to friends, family members and co-workers so you can get more than just one set of eyes looking it over for errors.
I used this product with the Avery template 5388 from the Avery website and using Microsoft Word to print 3 x 5 cards and it worked great. The sheets are sturdy enough to take two passes through my Brother laser printer, printing first on one side and then manually turning the sheet over to print on the other side. After printing, the cards are easily removed from the sheet and have very smooth borders which look quite professional.
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.

Punchbowl offers a gorgeous array of free ecards that look like traditional paper cards, right down to the matching digital envelope. stickers, and postage. The Platinum membership ($6.99/month) removes advertising; the Premium membership ($4.99/month) offers more features than the Plus membership ($1.99/month), which gives access to exclusive designs and the ability to add photos to cards.

Pop up greeting card tutorials are my favorite thing in the world right now. I think I probably watched 75 Youtube birthday card making tutorials this year. So cute and fun to open over and over again, greeting card popups are the best. Blowing out the birthday candles is fun, but opening a popup card like this is also super nice. Learn how to make this awesome DIY birthday card and keep a few extras on hand for last minute gift giving.
Cover Verse: My Beautiful Friend Inside Verse: From the time you were born to this moment today, From the nice things you do to the warm things you say... From the smiles that you share and the help that you give, To the genuine joy in the life that you live... From inside to outside, your beauty shines through, And you make the world better by just being you. Happy Birthday
As per usual, we have a fantastic HOW TO video to share with you – so you can really see how quick and easy it is to make this fun and easy Pop Up Birthday Cake Card. As mentioned above and in the video, you don’t have to use “pretty pattern paper” like I have here.. but you can also decorate the “white cake” with pens or things like washi tape. Have a look at what you have already and work with what you have got! A word of warning though… this pop up birthday card DIY is so easy, that you will want to make more and more and more… so why not make a batch and have them handy for up coming birthdays throughout the year? Make a white one, with a little bride and groom and you have the perfect Wedding Cake Card too! Enjoy!!
Check out these 30 creative DIY cards and you will definitely want to be making several of these for your upcoming birthdays. With easy watercolor projects, cute paper cutting ideas and easy cards the kids can help make, even beginners can do to simple but artistic ideas that are also perfect for the DIY novice, anyone can make these amazing gift cards. Most of these are simple but fun and stylish with plenty of room inside to write all kinds of special things, exactly the thing I was going for in a birthday card.
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