Design Tips For Your August Birthday Cards

Did you know that every month of the year has its own birth flower and birth stone? When making birthday cards it can be a nice gesture to decorate the card with paper flowers and “gems” which resembles the actual birth flowers and birth stones. In June roses are the birth flowers while pearl is the birth stone.

  • Type of project: Card
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Decoration: Flowers, lace, ribbon, bling


This Paper Clip card is made in brown and yellow. The flowers are meant to resemble gladioli, while the small stones on the side of the text motif are supposed to represent peridot. Making this month’s card was a bit of a challenge as I didn’t have flowers that resembled poppies and gladioli.

In September I’m back with a new card inspired by monthly flowers and monthly stones. If you were inspired to make something yourself, please send me pictures. You can send photos to: editor@thepapercrafting.com – then we’ll feature them in TPC Magazine in a little while.

Photo: Marit Pedersen
Daderot, Wikimedia (Peridot), License: CC0 1.0
Simon Eugster, Wikimedia (Onyx), License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Pharaoh Hound, Wikimedia (Gladioler), License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Gary Houston, Wikimedia (Valmue), License: CC0 1.0