As much as I love making stuff, I often find myself pressed for time when it comes to doing so. Its safe to say that I’ve made my fair share of birthday cards whilst rushing around in the last five minutes before leaving home for said birthday event. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds themselves in this little predicament so I thought I would share some of my favourite five-minute cards to make for those emergency (or not-so-emergency) times.
You will need:
- Cardboard (brown or white)
- Paper (preferably white)
- Scrapbook paper / any patterned paper scraps
- Stamps, stickers and washi
- Pens (just black is good too)
- Glue / double-sided tape
- Extra bits (dried flowers/stickers/etc.)
01. / Girly
Use two papers that have the same colours in them. Stick them onto the card and stamp/write the appropriate greeting in the spaces. I added a sprig of dried flowers too with washi tape.
02. / Ombre
I’ve made this card so many times. I usually use paint chips but any paper with colour steps will work. Simply cut strips of the paper in the same size and stick it on. I used pop-up sticky dots to add some interest, but glue or tape would work just as well.
03. / Washi
For this card, pick a few washi tapes in similar colours. Stick them along one side of the card, and add writing or stamps with the appropriate greeting.
I hope you find these helpful. Happy making!