How to Create Your Own Tennis Birthday Card

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How to Create Your Own Tennis Birthday Card
Design a card for the tennis lover in your life. (tennis image by laurent gehant from

Celebrate the birthday of your favourite tennis enthusiast by creating your own greeting card. Store bought cards can be expensive, and often impersonal. Instead of browsing racks of pre-made birthday wishes, design your own with a special message. Use basic arts and crafts materials to make a unique racket-shaped card or download a printable template from the Internet with a special personalised message. Your tennis-inspired card will warm the heart of any friend or relative.

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Things you need

  • 8 by 10 inch card stock
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Computer printer
  • Printer paper

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    Fold the card stock in half. This can be done either vertically or horizontally.

  2. 2

    Draw a light sketch of a tennis racket on the front with a pencil. Look at a picture or the real thing for reference. Place one part of the racket drawing against the folded side.

  3. 3

    Cut the racket out through both folded sides, avoiding the part drawn to the attached side.

  4. 4

    Colour in the front of the racket with the markers.

  5. 5

    Open the card and write a personalised message.

  1. 1

    Go to a printable card website. Click on sports or tennis-themed cards.

  2. 2

    Download your chosen card, template or tennis picture to your computer.

  3. 3

    Open your download. Personalise the card with the recipient's name or a clever message.

  4. 4

    Print your card on a colour printer.

  5. 5

    Fold the card in half or trim to size.

Tips and warnings

  • Try printing a tennis card on fancy paper or card stock for a special effect.
  • Add cut fabric, glitter or paint to the front of your handmade card for added interest.
  • Make sure to check your printer's settings if you are using paper other than regular weight printer grade. Different models may require you to make changes to the printing preferences section in order to get the best quality.
  • Not all printable templates are free. Check for prices prior to downloading anything.

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