Tag Archive for "birthdays" - Made by Sair

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Ladybird Birthday Card

March 8th 2015

A birthday card design for children that love pretty bugs and insects. Created with Sharipes.

Ladybird Birthday Card

Colourful Bunting Birthday Cards

March 1st 2015

Bunting makes such pretty cards. Here’s two different layouts I used for birthday cards. I stamped the letters onto different coloured card with enough spacing to then cut out the triangles, then I glued them down along a curve as if suspended.

Colourful Bunting Birthday Card

Candle stamp cards and simple 1st birthday cards

February 20th 2015

Here’s a collection of cards I created using my custom made candle stamp. I’ve found that it’s a really useful stamp to have as it can be used to quickly create simple birthday card designs. Also it I think it works really well with coloured stars made with a star shaped punch.

Candle And Stars Birthday Cards

Framed Origami Butterflies

February 7th 2015

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I made these framed origami butterflies for a friend’s birthday. It features two origami designs from Michael Lafosse’s Origami Butterflies. It’s a lovely book with simple to follow instructions. I stuck the butterflies to some patterned card with sticky foam squares so they sat firmly against the card. I used doubled up squares behind the wings to support them and to prevent the butterflies from tilting backwards. I finally mounted the card into a deep box frame.


I made quite a few butterflies with various patterned paper and chose the best ones to go in the frame. Since I had some left I used one to make this simple birthday card.
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Monster Birthday Card

February 1st 2015

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Here’s a simple silly birthday card that I made with coloured pens, googly eyes, coloured card and some red cord.


I drew two copies of a simple monster with a thick outline, cut them out and stuck one on the front and the other on the inside.   On the front of the card I cut out the eye holes and then covered them with a pair of googly eyes.
On the inside I coloured the eyes back and glued some red chord to them and the other end of the cord to the back of the googly eyes making sure the cord was long enough for the card to open fully.
Finally I added the speech bubble. I stuck this on with a foam square to add some dimension.


So the recipient gets a monster surprise when they open the card.

Owls Birthday Card. Party. Woot!

February 23rd 2014

It’s been a while since my last blog post. I’ve been very busy with general life things, work christmas moving house etc. So a backlog of posts to come.


So to start here’s a little card I made in November for a birthday featuring some partying Owls.

Party Woot! Owls Birthday Card

A simple make from some card stock I found in TK Maxx, button eyes and some of my ever growing collection of letter stamps.

Woven Paper Birthday Cards

July 13th 2013

I had lots of birthday cards to make in July and I was inspired by my sister-in-law’s profession in fabric and weaving to create this set of woven paper cards.

Woven Paper Birthday Card

Green Woven Paper Birthday Card

Geometric Woven Paper Birthday Card

Simple Woven Paper Birthday Card

The most tricky thing was keeping the paper together whilst weaving it. In the end the best thing seemed to be to stick one end to a strip of card and then once secured onto the backing trim the edges. It did get a bit messy with the glue in some places. As usual the lettering was done with one of my stamp sets.
For the blocks I found a weave pattern via pinterest but here’s the original site Weave Pattern from Not Only Quilts

Weaved paper 18th birthday card

May 30th 2013

I made this card for my niece’s 18th birthday.
Weaved paper 18th birthday card

The background is made by weaving together a selection of japanese paper. This was quite tricky as when it came to sticking the weaved paper to the card it would easily come appart. In the end used double sided tape to secure the ends of the vertical strips. It was still quite fiddly getting the rest stuck in place. The numbers are stamped and mounted onto plain card to make them stand out.

Children’s Birthday Cards

May 11th 2013

Children's 2nd birthday card with giraffe

Children's 3rd birthday card

A couple of children’s birthday cards that I made recently. Both using paper from a set called ‘animal antics’. I used gel stamps for the lettering on the giraffe cars and a flower punch to embellish it a little.
For the 3rd birthday card I cut out the 3 with a scalpel and raise/emboss it.
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Children’s Birthday Cards With Cakes

May 11th 2013

Children's first birthday cardChildren's 2nd birthday card

A couple of children’s birthday cards I made last year. I made these using some japanese paper and yellow foam to get some relief on the cakes. The lettering is done with stamps.
I decided to have 3 candles even thought it was a second birthday card as I think odd numbers always look more aesthetically pleasing and I don’t think the recipient had started counting yet :)