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Birthday Cake Card Construction Instructions

This tri-fold birthday card will fit a standard office envelope. The background sheet is printed and the cute things on the front are cut-outs that you print, cut and attach with glue, tape or 3-D foam sticker tabs if you have them for a dimensional look. 

1. First print the streamer background in Pink Blue-Purple, or Orange-Yellow. Card stock or heavy duty paper is recommended but not necessary. (Orange-Yellow Card is used in this example)

2. Flip the paper over and run it thru the printer a second time to print the inside design. It doesn't matter which way you orient the paper, the design is the same at both ends.

Alternate Colors:

Pink-Purple Card here  Blue-Purple Card here

3. For a nice crisp fold, score the card on the fold lines. We have marked the lines for you. Use a ruler and a ballpoint that is out of ink, or the round top edge of a hard. We used a metal nail file tip. Place the card on a magazine or stack of paper to make scoring the fold line easier. Don't use newspaper or it can transfer ink to the card.


4. Print the birthday rubber stamp designs (we used 1 - B & 2 - B) and cut them out leaving a white margin all around every item. This makes it easy to cut them out and you don't have to be precise.

Alternate Colors:
1 - A
& 2 - A

1 - C & 2 - C

5. Get an idea of how you want to arrange your balloons and cake. 

Alternate Colors:
1 - A
& 2 - A

1 - C & 2 - C

6. Glue down your balloons first. Then you are going to want to draw on the strings...

7. If you want a 3-D look for your card, use rolled up tape (sticky side out) or little foam sticky glue tabs on the back for your cake. 

8. Your card will look like this on the outside. 

9. This card fits in a standard office envelope. It should be able to be mailed for regular first class postage as it is not heavy. 

10. This card is great to display on a desk or window sill. 
TIP: The free printables that we used in this card are Orange-Yellow Tri-Fold Card and Card Inside, Cut-out Stamps 1 - B & 2 - B.

You could also have used the Pink Inside Moving Announcement, Poems or Invitation Panels or the Greeting Banners or  Cutout Messages like the example below.

free printabl eparty invitation

Cut out Sayings for Greeting Cards These Cutout Messages available in Blue, Pink and Orange are a cute way to personalize your card.
Messages for Greeting Cards Free Printable Card Messages

For Directions on Making These Cards Into Money Holders Click Here

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