DIY Birthday Cards

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Why do we exchange cards, anyway?

According to, the custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.

Louis Prang, a German immigrant who started a small lithographic business near Boston in 1856, is generally credited with the start of the greeting card industry in America.

Why buy when you can DIY?

Let the MindWare collection of coloring books inspire your DIY card project. Filled with original, hand-drawn illustrations, MindWare coloring books are unique and irresistible. All of our coloring pages are printed on thick, artist-quality paper to ensure your finished work looks fantastic.


It’s easy to turn your finished creations into homemade cards!

DIY Card - Prism


This free printable from the Modern Patterns Illusions Coloring Book is great starting point. Use the dots to create your message!

Birthday Card 5

Birthday Card 10


BONUS: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day

The oversized tie pattern is made from a page in the Modern Patterns Botanical Coloring Book(The FREE printable and can be downloaded here!)

DIY Card - Father's Day Tie

I used these step-by-step instructions from She Knows to make the shirt. 

DIY Card - Father's Day Shirt Completed

Mother’s Day

Check out our Mother’s Day blog post to see the card made from Fantastical Styles Flowers!

DIY Card - Fantastical Styles Horizontal


Ultimate Craft Studio

Add even more dimension with the Ultimate Craft Studio!

Ultimate Craft Studio

Packed to the brim with inspiration for creative kids, this kit includes over 270 high-quality craft supplies plus a durable case with storage compartments and carrying handles. A full-color, step-by-step design guide walks kids through ten inspirational projects, from hanging mobiles to ornaments to party favors, that they’ll be proud to display or to give as gifts. Kit contains: Storage bin, full-color design booklet, multi-purpose glue, green glitter glue, silver glitter glue, gold glitter glue, acrylic gemstones, 24 yards of yarn, 24 yards of embroidery floss, white elastic cording, rainbow rickrack, paper shred, feathers, pom poms, googly eyes, tissue paper, card stock, foam sheets, heart-shaped paper punch, chenille stems, project design guide, mini-tape rolls and paper straws. Ages 5 and up.




What DIY card ideas do you have using creative products from MindWare? 

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