How to make a birthday card is something that troubles most people. In this article I explain exactly the ways and things needed for you to make your own birthday card.
Giving a birthday card to your loved ones on their birthdays is lovely, but having made those cards by yourself makes it look special. Because making and designing a birthday card by yourself gives you the opportunity to express your gratitude, wishes, appreciation and love towards them.
If you wanna make a special birthday card for your boyfriend, girlfriend, dad, mum, best friend, aunt, uncle or any one, not to worry, we’ve got your back. These are step to step procedure for making a special birthday card.
STEP TO STEP PROCEDURES OF
How To Make A Birthday Card
When making a birthday card, there are some things you should bear in mind and also have and the first thing you should have in mind is the materials needed for making the card, and what are the materials?
- Table: look for a clean table whose height is half your body height, so as to avoid bending much or stretching.
- Construction paper/card stock/wallpaper: any one of these can serve, depending on the one you choose to buy or get. The size of the paper you get or buy depends on the size of card you want to make. The bigger the paper, the bigger the card.
- Writing materials like pencil
- Office material like glue & scissors.
- Colouring materials: you can get colouring materials like crayons, marker, and coloured pencil.
- Rubber stamp & stickers
- Images: you can get images from card that has been used or any photograph of your choice.
Now, you’ve gotten the materials on your table. Let’s take the next step.
SHAPE OF THE CARD
Having gotten all the materials needed, the next thing to do is to get the shape of the card you want to make. Fold the paper into quarter, that is in form of A4 paper size, cut it into two and then fold it from the middle down to the length of the paper. If you will be putting the card in an envelope, measure the width of the paper with the width of the envelope, and cut out the paper small by the two sides of the width. So, that when you are through making your card, you can easily put the card into the envelope without destroying it.
KINDS OF SHAPES OF CARD
There are different kinds of shape of a birthday card one can make. They are;
1)HEART LIKE SHAPE: In this shape, you make the shape of the card look like a heart. Nothing much, just cut out the paper you want to use to make the card in a heart like form.
2) SQUARE SHAPE: In this shape, you make the shape of the card in a square form.
3) RECTANGULAR SHAPE: While cutting the card you want to use, cut it in a rectangular form or shape.
4) TRIANGULAR SHAPE: In the cutting of this card, you make the shape in a triangular form.
DESIGN THE CARD
After you must have cut out your desired shape of the card, the next step to take is designing of the card. Create a unique design for the card you want to make based on the person you are making the card for and the available materials at hand. When designing a birthday card, there are various steps to take in order to achieve your goal.
1)you may think of a sweet poem or riddles and write it with a mild or bright colours, depending on your choice, on one of the page of the card. Write with the coloured pencil or marker, depending on the one you are comfortable with.
2)you may add a short emotional or funny note on how you met the person or your sweet experience or memories with the person you are making the birthday card for.
3)you may choose a wonderful birthday quote and write it neatly with bright or mild colours depending on your choice, on one of the side of the card.
4)you can tell a short romantic, educative or funny story on the other side of the card.
5)you can add an ornamental additions to the card like stickers, fabric or stamps, to make it look colourful and more unique. These embellishments you will add, will be based on the likes of the person you are making the card for.
For instance, if you are making the card for your sister who is a seamstress, the sticker on the card should be different beautiful colours of fabric, or may be if you are making the card for your boyfriend, and he is a type that likes football, then the stickers or stamps on the birthday card must be a football sticker or the picture of his favourite player in his favourite football team or club. With this, you got his heart with you forever.
6)you can also attach the picture of the person you are making the card for, on the card and the person’s name to it. It can be a pet name, a nick name or his real name.
Finally I believe that with all these procedures I mentioned above,you have learned how to make a birthday card easily.