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Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

We love a handmade birthday card here at PaperCrafter HQ. It’s the only occasion we can craft for all year round, and the lack of a definite theme means that the possibilities are endless! In this bountiful collection of birthday greetings, using free templates and papers from our website, you can find everything from box cards and embossing, to shaker cards and origami. What unites all these designs, however, is colour, fun and a commitment to standing out from the birthday card crowd. Read on to find out how to join the party…

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

1. Layered Topper Birthday Card

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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We’re positively buzzing to bring you this layered card. People receive a lot of birthday cards in a lifetime, so we take it upon ourselves as crafters to keep our recipients guessing. Luckily, this is a design that screams originality and will, no doubt, have your family and friends cooing appreciatively as they celebrate the big day. Layer up several eye-catching toppers on this top-folding card for something that is guaranteed to make a birthday extra special.

2. Bumble Bee Birthday

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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Inspired by the humble bumble, this bee-utiful layered birthday card is a real treat for the nature lover in your life. You can make it for yourself using the exclusive FREE papers on our website, designed by painterly pro Mia Dunton. Embellish them with neat die-cuts and some careful layering, and you have a birthday greeting to put some buzz back into your crafting. Get started by downloading your free papers here

3. Shaker Birthday Card

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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For this very special shaker design, you will start with a boring old blank and finish with a stunning interactive card. In fact, we think this make has everything, quite frankly! Start with a top-folding blank and carefully add sequins, fun character motifs, bags of colour and a shaker element and you have something truly stunning for your recipient. What are you waiting for? Start your crafty party now!

4. Stamped Sloth Birthday Card

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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Living life in the fast lane can be great, but sometimes we need to slow down a bit. Take your cue from this adorable birthday card, featuring one very chilled-out sloth. Using the fantastic Lawn Fawn Hang In There coordinating stamp and die sets, this design is the perfect birthday card for someone in your life who likes to take things slow.

5. Origami Teabag Tutorial

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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Why not surprise a special someone with this stunning origami birthday card? Whether you’re an origami expert or yet to really get your fold on, this old-time Dutch technique is one that crafters of any level will be able to have fun with using our handy step-by-step origami instructions. It’s a fantastic design that is immensely fun to make, and also immensely beautiful to look at. So try something a bit different, and a bit special, for your next birthday make.

6. Stencil Die-Cuts Masterclass

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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This bright and beautiful birthday card is the perfect lesson in stencil die-cuts and making the most of your craft stash. It utilises some complex shapes for stencilling to brilliant effect, but perhaps most effective is the way simple dies are transformed into gorgeous images, like the humble circle that becomes a vibrant sun. Give this make a go for a warm, summery birthday greeting.

7. Embossed Galaxy Birthday Card

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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If you want to give a birthday card that’s out of this world, look no further than this stunning embossed galaxy card. Simpler than it looks, a galaxy background means that there’s really no need to be neat with your inking. If you think you’ve made a mistake, then you can more than likely blend it in! This greeting also gives you loads of space to have a little fun with a cute character and embellishments galore!

8. Box Card Characters

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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Stamped character birthday cards don’t come much more adorable than this. Combining a box card structure with stamped and coloured motifs, this fox-in-a-box greeting is certainly one to catch the eye. Most of the elements are die-cuts, helping make this such an impressive, technique-filled card. Combine the skill of the make with the sweet fun of the design and you have a birthday card that is sure to be a hit.

9. Double-Dutch Birthday Card Delight

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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There are folds galore in this incredible double-dutch birthday card. If you ever thought that cardmaking only ever involved one basic fold, then you were very much mistaken. The double-dutch design means that you can pack in way more fun and colour than on a normal card. Just feast your eyes on the multitude of sentiments, patterned papers and colourful die-cuts on display!

10. Glitzy Mixed Media Birthday Card

Birthday Cards: 10 Of The Best Designs Using Embossing, Origami And More

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If you fancy trying something different for your next birthday card, try out this mixed media design. It’s also a glitzy design that cannot fail to catch the eye. There’s something about a bit of glitter and pizzazz that seems to meld so well with birthday greetings. This design incorporates sequins, stencils and a gorgeous birthday sentiment to achieve a bright yet elegant look - perfect for a birthday greeting!

Want more birthday fun? Check out these FREE birthday party papers and keep on crafting!

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