Is This a Funny Birthday Card, a Numbers Trick on Age, or Both?

Get greeting card message, card making instructions, plus tips and tricks for this creative birthday greeting card

Want to send a funny birthday card greeting to a friend that’s conscious about his or her age? Then, use birthday card humor like this to play a numbers game without mentioning age.

Funny birthday card with creative message and numbers

The coolest thing about this creative birthday greeting card is that it’s simple to make. The main material is the paper with numbers art. Can’t find such a material? Then see the tips and tricks below for how to make your own.

Want to add a funny birthday card message?

It’s best to add humor inside the card by complementing the humor on the cover:

No matter how the numbers play tricks on you,
Remember you’re just 1 year older

Enjoy your birthday!

Card Making Materials and Tools

Funny birthday card materials with numbers
  • 12” x 12” white background paper with colored number-art
  • 12” x 12” maroon cardstock with abstract black stain art
  • 12” x 12” dark blue cardstock
  • 2.25” x 3” pastel gray cardstock
  • ⅛” thick dark blue foam board
  • Rubber stamps
  • Dark blue ink pad
  • Colored pencils
  • Drawing pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler
  • Scoring stick
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft cutting knife
  • Glue

Card Making Instructions

  1. Use the pencil to trace out a silhouette around the edges of the numbers within a 4.5” x 7” imaginary box.

  2. Cut out this silhouette.

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  4. Glue this cutout on the maroon abstract cardstock with at least enough material to draw a box of 0.25” margins all around.

  5. Maintain this 0.25” margin while using the edges of the glued cut-out as a guide to trace out a new silhouette.

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  7. Cut out this silhouette on the maroon abstract cardstock.

  8. From the 12” x 12” dark blue cardstock, cut out an 8” x 11” rectangle.

  9. Score and fold this dark blue cut-out into a 5.5” x 8” card.

  10. Glue the maroon cut-out in the middle of the folded dark blue card which would create an 0.25” margin all around.

  11. Using the curved edges of the maroon cut-out as guides, trace out this silhouette on the dark blue cardstock while maintaining the 0.25” margin.

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  13. Cut out this drawn silhouette to create the final shape of the card.

  14. Important Card Making Tip

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    Handle the folded edge with care while cutting the final shape of this creative birthday card.

    This way, the card will still function like a door on hinges when you're done.


  15. On the 2.25” x 3” pastel grey cardstock, use the rubber stamp and dark blue ink pad, to create the desired letter-art

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  17. Use colored pencils to paint the art. In this case, white and light-brown colored pencils worked for the watch face and watch body respectively.

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  19. Use a drawing pencil to trace out a silhouette around the letter-art leaving about ⅛” margin.

  20. Cut out this traced shape.

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  22. Glue this cut-out on the dark blue foam board

  23. Use the shape of the pastel grey cardstock as a guide to trace out a silhouette of ⅛” margin on the dark blue foam piece.

  24. Use the traced shape to cut out the dark blue foam piece.

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  26. Finally, glue this cut-out foam piece at the top right section of the funny birthday card.

Another Card Making Trick

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Can’t find paper with numbers art? You can make your own with rubber stamps and ink pads or by various other methods and tools.


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