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.
A birthday is the most special day of your best friend, be sure to let him/her know how special he/she is to you. Our best friends are the most special of people to us, near and dear to our hearts. Of course, we would wish for them to have wonderful birthdays, perfect days that highlight the specialness of their relationship with us. Let our love for them manifest in the granting of the fondest wishes of their hearts.

So…if you are also looking to make some cool handmade birthday cards from supplies you already have at home and want to go a step beyond the basic home printer greeting card, I put together a list of cards for you. Cute handmade cards for your husband or wife, DIY birthday cards for kids, best cards to make for adults, teens, neighbors and friends. Don’t forget Mom and Dad, either, I found super thoughtful special cards for them.
Whew, it feels like we just barely made it through the Christmas holiday season, but now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I made these ninja printable Valentine’s Day cards at the request of my seven-year-old son who asked if I would design “some valentines for boys – with no glittery hearts or love and all that girly stuff!” After reminding him that valentines cards are for Valentine’s Day and all, he finally relented and let me add a few hearts to the cards…as long as they weren’t glittery!

A birthday should always be a special occasion for the celebrant. Being the highlight of the day, they may want to wear something special and, of course, you want them to feel as good as they can! A birthday only comes once a year but throughout this day you can show your love and appreciation of your best friend by sending him/her your most sincere birthday wishes. The same is true if you are sending birthday wishes to your brother or sister, or anyone else you love or appreciate. Remember: it always lies within your power to make someone’s birthday a truly special occasion.
My granddaughter starts kindergarten this year and she has sight words she'll need to know. We made her a set of flash cards with all 300 of her sight words for the year. I needed to get them done and shipped off so she could get a head start and they were here before I knew it. Easy to use, did a mail merge and printed them all out with minor corrections, mostly of the mea culpa variety.
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.

How great would be to have a dear friend who will greet us like this on the special occasion of our birthday? We all worry about how the whims of fortune will impact us on a personal level. We universally admire those who seem to be the luckiest among us, those for whom the dice always seem to roll the highest numbers, the constant recipients of “happy accidents.” Luck is very important in how we see our world. So it makes perfect sense to wish our best friend the very best luck on their birthday. Since our birthdays are the special anniversary of our entry into the world, what better day to receive the collective blessings of the universe? And to share that good fortune with those who love us.
I wish that you can fulfill all your dreams and goals in life. The best wishes one can wish are that those you love experience success in all their endeavors and are granted the fruition of their lifelong dreams. May your birthday be the window which opens a million vistas that help you in the fulfillment of your dreams and accomplishments of your goals!
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