An Elegant 50th Birthday Greeting Card You Can Make

Use gold color, the 50 year symbol, plus other tips and tricks to make this 50th birthday card

Is someone you know turning fifty? Then why not create this elegant 50th birthday greeting card for him or her.

50th Birthday Greeting Card

Fifty years is quite a big deal. And you can make a simple birthday card that shows this by using the gold color. Because this color is the symbol for this milestone.

Tools and Materials

  • 8.5” x 10” gold cardstock paper

  • 5.5” x 6” gold cardstock paper

  • 4.5” x 8” maroon cardstock paper

  • 4.5” x 5” maroon cardstock paper

  • Gold ink pad

  • Black ink pad

  • Rubber stamps

  • Mounting blocks for rubber stamps

  • Drawing pencil

  • Eraser

  • Scissors

  • Sliding paper trimmer

  • Metal ruler

  • Scoring stick

  • Circle template

  • Circle cutter

  • Cutting mat

  • Craft cutting knife

  • Glue

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Cut the 4.5” x 5” maroon cardstock paper into three 1.5” x 5” strips.

  2. Use a 2” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of the strips.

  3. 50th birthday greeting card step 2
  4. Repeat this for the remaining two strips

  5. Cool Tip

    50th birthday greeting card time saving trick
    Save time by taping the strips together and cutting all of them at once.

    Additionally, before cutting, mark the radius of the cut with a pencil in order to align it on the cutting mat.

    Remember to erase any pencil marks afterwards.

  6. Use rubber stamps and the gold ink pad to stamp “Happy 50th Birthday” on the first strip

  7. 50th birthday greeting card step 4
  8. Use rubber stamps and black ink pad to stamp “Congratulations” on the top half of the second strip and bottom half of the third strip

  9. Cut the 5.5” x 6” gold cardstock paper into three 2” x 5.5” strips.

  10. Use a 2.5” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of these strips of cardstock.

  11. Glue each maroon strip to each gold strip with 0.25” margin all around.

  12. 50th birthday greeting card step 8
  13. Score the 8.5” x 10 gold cardstock paper in the middle and fold it into a 5” x 8.5” card.

  14. Then use a 7.5” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of the card.

  15. 50th birthday greeting card step 10
  16. On the 4.5” x 8” maroon cardstock paper, use a 7” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of the paper.

  17. Then glue this maroon cardstock on the folded 5” x 8.5” card with 0.25” margin all around.

  18. 50th birthday greeting card step 12
  19. Arrange both black-stamped and glued strips on top of the card. The top-lettered-strip stays at the top left corner of the card and vice-versa.

  20. Glue the strips in place with 0.5” margins from their respective corner-edges of the folded gold card.

  21. Next, arrange the last gold-stamped strip right in the middle of the whole card. Hence, this creates a 1.5” margin from the straight edge of the strip to the respective straight edge of the folded card.

  22. Glue this last strip in place.

  23. To finish the 50th birthday greeting card, use black ink and rubber stamps to embellish the visible top right and bottom left backgrounds of the 4.5” x 8” maroon cardstock part.

Now that you've finished the 50th birthday greeting card, proudly send it out for that all important 50th birthday celebration

Other Tips and Tricks

50th birthday greeting tips and tricks

If you have a rubber stamp that reads “Happy Birthday” all together. Simply use your ink pad on only one word at a time. This way, you can add “50th” between those two words.


In making the 50th birthday card, you can try out other black-stamped statements on the strips.

50th birthday greeting tips and tricks
For instance, if the card is for a loved one, you can acknowledge this by replacing the “Congratulation” statement with stamped heart shaped symbols.


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