5 Minute Boy Birthday Cards – A Video Tutorial

As my son gets older, I am finding it harder and harder to create birthday cards for his friends. If they could all be video gamed themed, I’d be good, but I do need to switch it up from time to time. So today I’m sharing a few ideas, because to be honest, I needed to create some for my stash! You can watch the video tutorial below to see how I created these easy 5 minute boy birthday cards!

Creating cards for teen boys can be a challenge for me. I'm sharing a few quick and easy ideas in the video tutorial today.

The Video Tutorial

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Making the Handmade Cards

3D Stenciled Birthday Card

Optical illusions are something my son really enjoys and the Geo Netting Stencil adds just enough of an optical illusion to create a really fun background for this boy birthday card.

When I want to make quick cards, one of my go to supplies is my stencils. If you didn’t know The Crafter’s Workshop just had a HUGE new release of stencils and in that release was the new Geo Netting stencil. This stencil creates a 3D like effect and it’s perfect for creating quick cards for pre-teen boys. My kiddo loves optical illusions, so I was excited to see this stencil in the release!

Add a senitment with a fun font is the perfect final touch to this stenciled handmade card.

All I did to create this card was ink blending through the stencil with a Versafine Clair Summertime ink, which is a nice bright orange. Then, after matting the stenciled panel and attaching it to an A2 top folding card base I added a sentiment banner. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches “Sentiment Sampler” stamp set, one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!! I love the fun font and it’s what I used on both of my cards today!

You Rock Birthday Card

Most kids like some kind of music, so music is a great theme for teenage cards, especially boys.

This next card uses another new stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop new release called “Landscape”. I loved the bars on this stencil and thought they would be great for creating a music based card. I stenciled the bars with Versafine Clair Paradise ink onto the die cut circle that I cut from the top center of the panel. Then, on the outside of the panel, I stenciled the Micro Dots stencils with Verdant ink, also Versafine Clair. And of course, I used the same sentiment set from the first card to stamp the You Rock sentiment that finished this card.

Adding a sentiment on the inside of cards is a great way to make a card really a grab and go card. All that's left is adding a signature and you're done!

Because the outside of this card said You Rock, it wasn’t specifcally birthday. To fix that, I stamped the birthday sentiment on the inside of the card to finish it! And again, I used the same Sentiment Sampler stamp set from Paper Smooches.


Tips and Tricks for Creating Cards for Boys

  • I do not spend a lot of time on the cards I know my son is going to be taking to birthday parties. I still make them presentable, but I always try and remember these are young boys and the majority of the time the card isn’t what they’re interested in. It’s what IN the card, lol.
  • I love to go bright and bold. Grundy and vintage are fun for more older masculine cards, but for younger pre-teen and teenagers I really like to go with more bright colors!
  • Dimension isn’t something I use a lot of on these cards. My son is going to be stuffing these cards into an envelope. He, nor any other kid, is going to want to fight to get layers upon layers of dimension into an envelope.
  • Have fun colors of sharpies or markers on hand for signatures. This is just a little bonus, but my son LOVES to write his message on the inside of the card and names on the envelopes with more fun colors!

Above, I mentioned that I used stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop new release. Their releases are quite large, so I always love to break them down in a video tutorial. If you missed it before, you can check it out here!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial and found it helpful! 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!!


The Supply List

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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencil - Geo Netting
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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencil - Landscape
The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Stencil – Landscape
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Paper Smooches - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Sentiment Sampler
Paper Smooches – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Sentiment Sampler
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and Gray
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Everyday Sentiment Banners
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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Scotch Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Summertime
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Summertime
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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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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Dies - Nesting Circles
Waffle Flower Crafts – Craft Dies – Nesting Circles
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Paradise
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Paradise
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Verdant
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Verdant
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Tsukineko - Blending Applicator - Jumbo Dauber - Supersized
Tsukineko – Blending Applicator – Jumbo Dauber – Supersized
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Makeup Sponge Mini Applicator Wedges (100 Count)
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