Birthday Cards

Fancy, plain, for kids, for men?  We’ve done all!

I love to do birthday cards.  I rarely make cards before I really need them.  I like to make them for each individual to match their personality or their interests.  It feels more personal. The hardest birthday cards to get inspiration for are men.  Masculine cards are not common, and finding papers and designs that match the masculine theme are not easy to find.  But we improvise when it’s necessary, and we usually manage to come up with good masculine designs. Of course, my favorites are the frilly, ultra feminine cards, but I can also tone it down for people who prefer more modern, sophisticated, sleek designs.  Check out what I mean in the photos below.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Kid’s Cards
This is an example of a card made for a parson with a specific interest.  My friend has been quilting, so a quilt design was the logical course for her.
This is a “shaker” card.  There is loose birthday confetti behind a window, but in front of the Happy Birthday greeting.
These two cards could be used for either a male or a female.  The paper for the chevron card was cut from stips of striped paper and matched up to make the chevrons.
These are several examples of my love of feminine accents and frilly embellishments.  I guess butterflies are a kind of weakness of mine, too.
I love hand coloring backgrounds and details.  Sometimes I use colored pencils and sometimes i use ink pads to add shading and details to designs.
Masculine Cards
Paper, textures and colors can add to the masculine feel of the card.
Sometimes it just takes a simple texture to get the message across.  If I wanted to make this a lady’s card, all I would have to do would be to add a couple flowers or a swirl of contrasting paper.
As seen in all these examples, color and texture can make the card feel more masculine.  Other elements like pocket watch faces, gears and trees get the theme across very well.  Adding a little shading around the edge of the card or the design just adds dimension to the card.
The above card is called an explosion card or a pop-out card.  It is folded so that when it is opened, it folds out to show the message and lots of extra decoration and detail on th other three flaps.
Little added touches like ribbons or bows make the card more interesting.
Cards
Hand made greeting cards for all occasions
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Birthday Cards

Fancy, plain, for kids, for men?  We’ve done

all!

I love to do birthday cards.  I rarely make cards before I really need them.  I like to make them for each individual to match their personality or their interests.  It feels more personal. The hardest birthday cards to get inspiration for are men.  Masculine cards are not common, and finding papers and designs that match the masculine theme are not easy to find.  But we improvise when it’s necessary, and we usually manage to come up with good masculine designs. Of course, my favorites are the frilly, ultra feminine cards, but I can also tone it down for people who prefer more modern, sophisticated, sleek designs.  Check out what I mean in the photos below.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Kid’s Cards
This is an example of a card made for a parson with a specific interest.  My friend has been quilting, so a quilt design was the logical course for her.
This is a “shaker” card.  There is loose birthday confetti behind a window, but in front of the Happy Birthday greeting.
These two cards could be used for either a male or a female.  The paper for the chevron card was cut from stips of striped paper and matched up to make the chevrons.
These are several examples of my love of feminine accents and frilly embellishments.  I guess butterflies are a kind of weakness of mine, too.
I love hand coloring backgrounds and details.  Sometimes I use colored pencils and sometimes i use ink pads to add shading and details to designs.
Masculine Cards
Paper, textures and colors can add to the masculine feel of the card.
Sometimes it just takes a simple texture to get the message across.  If I wanted to make this a lady’s card, all I would have to do would be to add a couple flowers or a swirl of contrasting paper.
As seen in all these examples, color and texture can make the card feel more masculine.  Other elements like pocket watch faces, gears and trees get the theme across very well.  Adding a little shading around the edge of the card or the design just adds dimension to the card.
The above card is called an explosion card or a pop-out card.  It is folded so that when it is opened, it folds out to show the message and lots of extra decoration and detail on th other three flaps.
Little added touches like ribbons or bows make the card more interesting.
Cards
Hand made greeting cards for all occasions