Birthday Card and Gift Box

Homemade Birthday Card and Matching Gift Box

homemade birthday card and coordinating gift boxThey say it’s your birthday….it’s my birthday, too! Yep, today is my birthday and my sisters. We’re twins. I waited until the very last minute to make her card, buy a gift and make a coordinating gift box! I finished it and was only 5 minutes late in picking her up for our birthday lunch with our parents. We have been known to be a couple minutes late to family get togethers…so I’m sure it was no surprise. My parents are always early so they had probably been waiting for 15 minutes!

Here’s my attempt at creating a simple and fun birthday card. I came across this absolutely scrumptious ribbon, new from Creative Impressions. So the entire card is inspired from a piece of one inch green ultra thin and ultra poofy ribbon.

Homemade Birthday Card – Simple and Fun

homemade birthday card simple and funIt dawned on me first thing this morning that I hadn’t made a card for my sister. Oops. And I was going to be seeing her for lunch….so I figured a card was in order.

I pulled out some simple stamps and simple colored paper. I wanted to use the green ribbon and I also wanted the card to be bright and fun. So I opted for green and pink as my main inspiration.

I colored the cupcake with some copic markers. And I couldn’t resist adding a couple little gems. At the last minute I added the little yellow tag that says, “love”.

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of cards with a couple of rounded corners. Not all four corners…but just a couple.

Inside the homemade birthday cardInside the card I brought in the green and pink. I needed a surface to write a birthday greeting. So I have a very large chunk of white paper. I accented that with a little birthday package from the Stampin’ Up set. 

Lately I have found that adding interest to the inside really finishes the card. Again, I colored the image with copic markers.

The happy birthday greeting is from My Sentiments Exactly.

After I created the card I decided that I had time to run to the store and pick up a quick gift. My sister has started to stamp a bit more now that she’s back in the States. So I couldn’t resist getting her some stamping gear.

Homemade Gift Box

Homemade gift box close upI picked up a Sizzix alphabet set for my sister since she recently purchased a Cuttlebug. I could have wrapped it in traditional gift wrap, but I decided that it would be way cuter in a homemade gift box. So…I set out to make a coordinating box.

I measured the die cut plate and just created a box to fit. The die cut is longer than a single piece of paper so I decided to make a two part box. The top green portion is 1/8″ bigger then the bottom box.

Again I went with a clean and simple design. I finished it off with some gems….then a few more gems! The pink scallop border is attached to the top green lid. A word of warning: the scallops are very fragile! So, this box is really only good for one time use!

My sister was very pleasantly surprised. She oooh’d and aaah’d over it. Which made it all worth it.

Homemade Birthday Card and Gift Box

  • Present and Cupcake stamp – Stampin’ Up (probably retired)
  • Happy Birthday Greeting stamp – My Sentiments Exactly
  • Paper – The Paper Company
  • Gems
  • Scallop Punch – Stampin’ Up
  • Ribbon – Creative Impressions
  • Tag greeting and punch – Stampin’ Up
  • Corner Rounder
  • Black Memento Inkpad
  • Copic markers
  • Circle and Scallop Circle – Punches
  • Zots to attach ribbon to card


  1. Vickie said,

    April 9, 2010 at 11:10

    Very cute and I really like the color combinations. I bet your sis liked it!

  2. Nancy said,

    June 27, 2010 at 06:15

    Ahhhh, you are so creative!!!!! How much fun was that?

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