How to Make Cute Animal Birthday Cards

Posted by Dana Joy

All you need to make an adorable handmade birthday card are a few stamps, fun paper, and markers! Learn how to create your own card with Blitsy.

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Crunched for time? Need a birthday card quick? Let me show you how to get one made and you'll look like a hero. Some easy coloring matched with some fun bright paper makes a very quick and happy card. No fussy cutting, multiple stamping of images. Nope, just one cute critter, some copic markers and you're set.

  • Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamp set
  • Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Doodlebug Take Note 6x6 paper pad
  • White cardstock
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Gather all your supplies so you are not running around looking for product to quickly make your card. If you have the time make two cards so you'll have a spare for later. You can also change the design of your card too while still using the same products.

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First you will need to stamp your image on ultra smooth cardstock. I use Memento Tuxedo Black ink because it is Copic friendly and won't bleed. I chose this adorable image from Paper Smooches. Paper Smooches has some of the cutest images for fun critter cards. They are also very easy to color.

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Next I've colored my image with Copic markers. Using Copic markers gives me the chance to blend my colors and allows my image to really come to life. They are a perfect tool for coloring. Since you are coloring, print out a few of these images and colored them all at one time. This way you'll have a few images already colored to add a card.

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Once my image is colored and ready to be placed on a card, I grab some colorful and happy paper from Doodlebug Designs. Oh this paper pad is one of my favorites. So many happy colors and designs. Since you are coloring, print out a few of these images and colored them all at one time. This way you'll have a few images already colored to add a card.

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Since the paper is so colorful, you don't need to add much more to your card. I picked some pretty baker's twine and tied it in a bow on the top of my panel. Now you could use gems, or sequins or buttons to add the final touches to your card. Make it your own style.

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Now that your card is complete you are going to look like a super hero yourself. LOL Making cards should not be difficult, it should be fun. Sharing your creativity with others is what makes your cardmaking journey successful and fun!