DIY Birthday Card using Washi Tape

washi tape birthday card

 It seems every time The Plaid Barn or Pick Your Plum enters my inbox offering a fabulous deal on washi tape, I become like Sheldon Cooper in a comic book store (Big Bang Theory anyone?)! This simple idea of patterned tape has me hooked! With the use of washi tape you can dress up a sticky note, add pizzazz to a simple banner, create a card display, dress up a holiday treat, and of course create, from the heart, homemade cards!

I’m back again to share with you my most recent card idea that I created for my dad’s birthday! It doesn’t really need a tutorial,  as you can see…just a few supplies and about 5 minutes.

washi tape birthday card_1  Tear off long strips for the candles…and cut out flames from some yellow or orange tape! I found the happy birthday stamp at Hobby Lobby (the greatest place on Earth) and used my 40% off coupon to get a steal of a deal! Finally, top it off with a little baker’s twine (if you don’t have any on had, check out this DIY baker’s twine tutorial) and you have a card straight from the heart! Because you know no matter how old you are parents always love a good homemade gift (even at 28!). 

So do you make your own cards or let Hallmark do the work? 

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  1. I made my own version of this card this weekend and it turned out super cute! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. This is adorable!! I just recently bought a bunch of washi tape with no idea what to do with it! Now at least I have one cute and simple idea. As for what I do for cards, I try to buy multi-packs or the cute cards from Target’s $1 section so that I always have one on hand! I also make photo cards using PicMonkey (I’ve posted about it on my blog)… Thanks for the post!

  3. so cute and creative

  4. Super cute! You could have so many fun colors!
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  5. That is so fun! I love the bright colors.

    I don’t do my own or buy them… b/c I just forget about birthdays! {trying to remedy that…}
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  6. wow, this is soooo pretty, Laura Beth! I have been waiting on buying washi tape bc i hadn’t found a project i really wanted to do…until now!
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  7. What a cute idea, I love it!!!

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