Fairy Birthday Cards
How to make your own fairy birthday cards or fairy party invitations. Follow these instructions to make a pretty flower card that opens to reveal a flower fairy flying through the flower.  Perfect for a flower birthday party. Or just make one to send a little fairy magic to a friend who's feeling blue.

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How to make a fairy birthday card

 

Flowers come in many colors... choose your favorite color of paper and make the fairy look like you or the friend you're sending the card to!

What you will need...
  • blue, pink, purple and green cardstock
  • blue pink, purple and green vellum sheets
  • skin-toned paper
  • small silk flower petals (with the stems and flower centers removed)
  • doll hair (or yarn or embroidery thread)
  • 3-3/4" x 6-1/2" white vellum envelope (for mailing)
  • craft glue and glue stick
  • pencil and scissors
  • fine tipped markers
  • small silk flower bouquet (sold in the bridal craft section in craft stores)
  • gold or silver paint markers
  • patterns (click here to print the templates for the fairy card)

 

   Step One

1. Fold a sheet of blue, pink or purple cardstock in half and line up the card petal pattern template along the folded edge and cut.

Repeat the process with a matching sheet of vellum and put the vellum card inside the paper card.

Line up the two card layers and make two center slits through the folded edge on the marks shown.

 

2. Place the fairy pattern on the skin-toned paper and trace the pattern with a pencil. Cut the fairy out and use fine-tipped markers to give her small dots for eyes and nose and a little smile. (Color her wings if you'd like.)

Use the crafts glue to glue small petals over her body to make a dress and then attach a small piece of the leave over the ends of the petals around her neck. Glue a small amount of doll hair to the top of her head. Glue her hand folded down over the small flower stem.

(Don't get carried away decorating this fairy, she needs to be lightweight so she will fit inside the card).

Step Two

  Step Three

3. Open the card and slide your finger behind the card to push the paper strip between the slits into the inside of the card.

Glue the back of the fairy's knee to the front of the popped-out paper tab.  (On the purple dot)

Open and close the card to test that the fairy fits properly and make adjustments before the glue dries!

 

4. Fold both the green paper and place the green paper leaf pattern against the folded edge - trace and cut out the leaf. Repeat with the green vellum leaf.

Apply glue to the inner edge of the green paper leaf and center it over the paper flower slit along the folded edge of the closed card.

Apply glue stick to the inside of the vellum leaf and position it over the green leaf.

Step Four

  Step Five

5. Write your message on the vellum around the fairy with gold or silver paint markers.

If you're mailing the card, be sure you have it weighed at the post office for correct postage.

 

 

     
     
     

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