Let’s Make a Easy Handmade Birthday Card

I love making birthday cards! They’re so much fun to make and birthdays are just a fun occassion! And sometimes I just want to make a card – no technique focus, or experimenting – just make a easy handmade birthday card! So that’s what today’s tutorial is. Watch below and learn how to make this easy handmade birthday card!


The Video Tutorial

In the video tutorial above I use some products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! For more information on who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


Making the Handmade Birthday Card

Easy Handmade Birthday Card with rubber stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

To start this card I prepped a piece of watercolor paper with an anti static pouch. Then, onto that watercolor paper, I stamped the Cupcake with Strawberry stamp with Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne. I used my mini MISTI so I could double stamp the image, since I was stamping onto water color paper.

I used Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne, specifically, so I coud heat emboss the stamped image. And that was the next step, heat embossing the stampd image with clear embossing powder. Anytime I’m watercoloring an image, I really like to heat emboss the image. This give the watercolor a bit of a “well” or border to stay within. It won’t bleed as easily into the colors next to it, and I don’t have to wait for the colors to completely dry.

If you want to know more about heat embossing head HERE!!!

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps "Cupcake with Strawberry" rubber stamp colored with Arteza Real Brush Markers.

Once my image was fully heat embossed, it was time to start coloring! It’s been awhile since I have used my Arteza Real Brush Markers, so I pulled those out and got to work! I will list the colors I used down below, but really there isn’t a lot to coloring with these markers. I put the color down where I want it the darkest. Then, with a waterbrush, I blend the color out. Super easy!!

The colors of markers I used are: 102 Chocolate, 101 Red, 112 Orange, 105 Lemon Yellow, 120 Seaweed Green, 149 Bubblegum Pink, 188 Wisteria Purple, 115 Smoke Gray, 116 Fair Skin

To learn more about Arteza Real Brush Markers, watch my full review of them HERE.

The cupcake stamped image is highlighted by light ink blending on the background panel. I used Catherine Pooler Royal Treatment ink and Amazon blending brushes to create a light haze.

After the color was complete, I sat the image aside to dry. I love the look of the watercolor best when I let it air dry. Sometimes I’m too impatient, and I hit it with the heat tool. But if at all possible I like to sit aside and work on another part of the card while it dries.

That’s what I did here. While the stamped cupcake was drying I ink blended a quick background panel for the cupcake to sit on. The panel is white cardstock and measures 3.75″ x 5″. To ink blend I used my Amazon make up blending brushes and Catherine Pooler ink in Royal Treatment. I started in the center of the panel and added just a light layer of ink in an oval making sure to keep the edges nice and soft. The Amazon make up blending brushes make blending like this a breeze!

To learn more about the make up blending brushes from Amazon and my full review on them, head HERE.

Using the simple masking technique I stamped my two line sentiment stamp on one line. This helps this handmade birthday card stay cohesive and simple.

After ink blending the panel, I quickly fussy cut the stamped image making sure it was completely dry before I started. Then, it was onto the sentiment. For the sentiment I wanted to use the “Happy Birthday Wishing” stamp, but I wanted it to be a one line sentiment instead of two.

In order to do that, I first lined up the “happy” part of the sentiment on the left hand side of the panel and masked off the birthday with tape. After inking up the stamp, I removed the tape and stamped down the sentiment. Then, I cleaned the stamp REALLY well. I didn’t want any ink leftover to transfer when I stamped the birthday. After lining up the “birthday”, I masked off the happy with tape and inked up the stamp. Then, just like before, I removed the tape and stamped the image to complete the sentiment.

A simple and easy handmade birthday greeting card with hand stamped images from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.

With all the components of the handmade card ready to go, I started assembling the birthday card. I adhered the cupcake with foam adhesive to the center of the ink blending. Then, I matted the panel with kraft cardstock. Finally, I adhered both panel onto an A2 top folding card base with foam adhesive.

Adding Diamond Glaze to the flame of the candle adds a little shine and create a bit more interest on this clean and simple handmade birthday card.

I could’ve left the card as is, but I wanted to add just a little something more. Using Diamond Glaze, I added a layer to the flame for a little extra shine.


I hope you all enjoyed a look at this easy handmade birthday card. It’s fun to just make a card for no other reason than I want to, sometimes! And I always love making birthday cards, they’re just so cheerful.

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Cupcake with Strawberry
Cupcake with Strawberry
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Happy Birthday Wishing
Happy Birthday Wishing
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Lacquer Judi Kins Diamond Glaze
Lacquer Judi Kins Diamond Glaze
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ARTEZA Watercolor Paper
ARTEZA Watercolor Paper
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Ranger Ink - Anti-Static Pouch
Ranger Ink – Anti-Static Pouch
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Imagine Mboss Embossing Powder-Clear
Imagine Mboss Embossing Powder-Clear
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Wagner Spraytech Dual Temperature Hot Air Tool
Wagner Spraytech Dual Temperature Hot Air Tool
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ARTEZA Real Brush Pens, 24
ARTEZA Real Brush Pens, 24
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Arteza Water Brush Pens
Arteza Water Brush Pens
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Makeup Brush Set of 10
Makeup Brush Set of 10
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Catherine Pooler Designs - Spa Collection - Premium Dye Ink Pads - Royal Treatment
Catherine Pooler Designs – Spa Collection – Premium Dye Ink Pads – Royal Treatment
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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