Blue Birthday Card with added bonus feature

A fun blue birthday card


Hello everyone and welcome back to Renee’s Corner!  I have a very blue card for you…it’s definitely not blue as in “sad ” but as in “happy”. Today I am celebrating a special day…my son’s birthday! So this article which is is extra special to me.

  • Type of project: Card making
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Style: Clean and Simple, Easel and Top Fold
  • Techniques used: Die Cutting, Card folding, Colouring
  • Decoration: Hand cut confetti paper
  • Main colour: Blue
  • Medium used: Markers
  • Equipment used: Sizzix Big Shot, Scissors, Dies


A Special Blue Birthday Card

A blue card for the birthday boy…20 plus years ago I held a most important bundle in my arms… my son. He has been quite a joy to my life. I was happy to see that my article for this week would be due on his birthday. So I am happy to present to you, the card I made for him.

Its a combo top fold and easel card.

Blue patterned card stock

Choosing colours from a patterned paper for matting

This blue pattern is so fun and quite lively. I have used it before and I always find it makes any design shine!

Double Matting

A fun blue birthday card

To start, I  cut the dark blue card stock to the size of the card template and glued it on. Next I matted the foreground with the blue balloon patterned paper onto plain yellow card stock and added it to the dark blue background.  Thus giving it a double mat effect. For the greeting I used Paper Roses Happy Birthday Large Die which I stuck onto the foreground with a yellow strip as embellishment.

Die cut words

Now The Surprise Feature

More Blue Card stock

Matching Blue card stock for inside

I selected the image from Mo’s Digital pencil of a young boy/guy on a computer.  My son is always on his computer so I know he would love this. Using Spectrum Noir’s Markers, I coloured the image and then glued it to another piece of blue card stock..  Next I cut up scraps of blue red and yellow paper as confetti and added it around the image. I then matted it onto another piece of the patterned blue card stock.

Let’s make the easel

Easel feature

To do so, I took another piece of white card stock , folded it in half and then folded one side in half again. Next I stuck half of it to the inside of the first card template. Next I adhered the coloured image to the bottom half of the fold. For the ‘stop gap’ for the easel, I used yellow card stock and double sided foam tape.

This card can be showcased two ways as a normal top down fold ed card or it can be opened up to display the easel card.

Hope you like this fun birthday card and I look forward to having you back soon.