Saturday, October 5, 2013


Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Are you trying to find the perfect DIY birthday card design for a seven-year-old turning eight years old?! Well, then you came to the right place! Check out these cute cards! Same design, different color schemes!

Aren't they cute?! Want to make one yourself? Great! Keep reading for step-by-step instructions...

Step 1: Cut out the "8" (about 5 inches tall) using the Cricut cartridge, "Something to Celebrate." (We used the Cricut Craft room--you get more out of your paper that way--and we just cut as many 8's as we could fit on a sheet of paper and made that many cards.)

Step 2: Cut the background layer (with the candle) on yellowy gold paper.

Step 3: Cut out the top layer in cute striped paper (blue for boys and pink for girls).

Step 4: Glue the top layer onto the bottom golden yellow paper.

Step 5: Cut out rectangles in complimentary colors (just solid colored paper...we used scraps from old projects).

Step 6: Ink the edges of rectangles, dry the ink, and glue the rectangles onto the card.

Step 7: Slap some ribbon along the bottom.

Step 8: Glue the "8" on the very top (we glued ours on at a bit of angle, but you can position however you like).

And...wallah!!! That is it! Now you have yourself a super cute birthday card for a turning-eight-year-old! But, of course, you could change the "8" to any number, and it would be awesome for any age! We just chose 8 because baptisms make that a commonly needed birthday card for us.

We thought about adding a "It's Great to Be" in front of the "8," but decided not to just to keep things simple. But it would be very cute, and if any of you do that, we would love to see pictures or see how it turned out! Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami 

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  • Cricut; “Something to Celebrate” cartridge; optional: Cricut Craft room
  • Glue pen (or other type of adhesive)
  • Cards (or cardstock paper to cut/fold/make your own cards)
  • solid yellow/gold colored cardstock
  • cute patterned paper (how many sheets/patterns just depends on how many cards and different color schemes you want to make)
  • Solid sheets of paper in colors that will compliment the above mentioned cute patterned paper (plan on an 11x8.5 sheet making enough rectangles for 4 cards--that what I used)
  • Ribbon
  • Ink pad (to ink up edges of rectangle layer)

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