Design a handmade birthday card for a friend, co-worker, or family member that salutes the special occasion and the birthday honoree's favourite pastime. If your loved one loves spending time on the links, create a custom card featuring colourful images and humorous and heartfelt text that pay homage to the sport. Use craft supplies like cardstock and stickers to produce an eye-catching card that the golf lover will cherish long after the birthday has passed.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- White cardstock
- Paper trimmer, craft knife, or scissors
- Light blue and green cardstock
- Golf ball sticker or die cut
- Number stickers
- Glue stick
- Marker or alphabet stamps and ink
Design a folded, blank card base by using a paper trimmer, craft knife, or scissors to cut a 5-by-8-inch sheet of white cardstock. Fold the cardstock in half to create a card that is 5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
Cut a 4-by-3-inch piece of light blue cardstock using a paper trimmer, craft knife, or scissors. Use the same cutting tool to cut a 3-inch-square piece of green cardstock.
Create the look of a patch of grass by tearing the piece of green cardstock in half to generate a ragged edge. Discard or recycle half of the cardstock and affix the other half across the bottom of the light blue cardstock with a glue stick.
Affix a golf ball sticker or die cut to the blue cardstock so it appears to be resting on the green "grass" like a ball on the fairway.
Place small number stickers in the centre of the golf ball that correspond with the birthday honoree's age. Attach the completed accent to the centre of the white card with a glue stick.
Add a funny or thoughtful golf quote around the border of the card, 1/2 inch in from the edge using a marker or alphabet stamps and ink.
Write a birthday sentiment on a 3-by-4-inch piece of green or light blue cardstock and attach the cardstock inside the card with a glue stick. In addition to fond birthday wishes, consider adding a personal touch by recounting a humorous golf-related anecdote.
Tips and warnings
- If you plan to make additional birthday cards, save time by buying a pack of pre-made blank cards and coordinating envelopes instead of folding and cutting cardstock sheets to design the individual card bases.
- Embellish the cardstock mat in the centre of the golf card with other golf-themed accents if you'd rather not use the ball and torn cardstock grass idea. Consider other embellishments like a golf club sticker, a photo of the birthday honoree playing golf, or a snippet cut from a golf scorecard or golf course brochure.
- If you're cutting cardstock or decorative paper with a craft knife, keep the razor-sharp blade from damaging your work table by protecting it with a self-healing cutting mat. These mats, which are sold at scrapbooking, fabric, and craft stores, will also cushion the tip of the blade to help you make crisp cuts.
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