I always hate buying birthday cards for people. What is the point of buying a card with someone else’s words in it? It is like a happy birthday from a complete stranger. So, I’ve been inspired by other kinds of holiday cards and decided to create my own. I think this card took about 10 minutes to make and almost looks professional. It is also cheaper than buying cards in stores.
Fold two facing sides inward to meet in the middle.
Repeat step 1 on the opposite sides so that your folds make a smaller square in the middle.
Cut out all 4 corners of the paper.
Cut a half circle into one of the tabs. Use what you’ve cut out as a stencil for the rest of the tabs so that you have something like the above photo.
Fold the tabs in towards the center of the square with one tab under the other, so that they stays together.
You can add a ribbon if you want to add another decorative element.
Write your message on the inside in colorful ink and you’ve got yourself a lovely personalized birthday card (or a holiday card of some kind). You have to be able to come up with something more creative than the birthday cards at Walmart. If not, a simple “Happy Birthday” will probably do the trick.