Patterned paper is one of my favorite things to use when making a card because it adds instant interest and helps you choose the colors for your card in a snap. One of my favorite ways to use this paper is to make patterned paper birthday cards!

(3) Patterned Paper pieces: 2” x 3-1/2”
Crushed Curry card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″


In this video, I’m going to teach you how to make cards with your patterned paper by showing you how to make this birthday card from start to finish!


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Tips for Making Patterned Paper Birthday Cards:

  • The patterned paper that I used on this card is called Inked Botanicals and it comes in 6×6 sheets. The 2 patterns (floral and polka dot) are back-to-back but you could also cut up multiple sheets to mix and match your pieces.
  • For this card, you need 3 pieces of patterned paper that are each 2” x 3-1/2”.
  • To make your card base, cut an 8-1/2” x 11” piece of card stock in half at 5-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”, fold on the score line, and give it a good crease with the bone folder. Here are some tips for folding straight card bases:
  • Before you tape your patterned paper pieces down, you can add a little interest to the card base by stamping lines or another pattern with VersaMark ink. Versamark is a watermark ink that is so versatile because you can stamp it on any color card stock and it will show up, plus you can use it for heat embossing and a number of other techniques.
  • Use your bone folder to rough up the edges of the piece of patterned paper you are going to use in the center.
  • Tape the two patterned pieces to the outsides first, and then add the middle piece. Don’t overthink this!!! 
  • For the greeting, stamp “Happy Birthday” from the Circle Sayings stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on Basic White card stock and cut it out with a Countryside Corners die. Use a banner die to cut a banner out of Crushed Curry card stock. Tape the two pieces together and add them to the card front using Stampin’ dimensionals to make your greeting stand out.
  • For the final touch, add two iridescent rhinestones in the bottom corner.


That’s it! I hope you’ll grab some of your patterned paper and make a card with what you’ve learned here.

Happy Stamping!


P.S. Check out this post next if you’d like to learn MORE ways to use your patterned paper to make cards!


And don’t forget to pin this tutorial to your favorite Birthday Card Inspiration board!⤵

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