Is someone you know turning fifty? Then create an elegant 50th birthday greeting card such as this for him or her.
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.
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
Mounting blocks for rubber stamps
Sliding paper trimmer
Craft cutting knife
Cut the 4.5” x 5” maroon cardstock paper into three 1.5” x 5” strips.
Use a 2” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of the strips.
Repeat this for the remaining two strips
Use rubber stamps and the gold ink pad to stamp “Happy 50th Birthday” on the first strip
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
Cut the 5.5” x 6” gold cardstock paper into three 2” x 5.5” strips.
Use a 2.5” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of these strips of cardstock.
Glue each maroon strip to each gold strip with 0.25” margin all around.
Score the 8.5” x 10 gold cardstock paper in the middle and fold it into a 5” x 8.5” card.
Then use a 7.5” diameter circle to create curved corners at the top right and bottom left of the card.
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.
Then glue this maroon cardstock on the folded 5” x 8.5” card with 0.25” margin all around.
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.
Glue the strips in place with 0.5” margins from their respective corner-edges of the folded gold card.
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.
Glue this last strip in place.
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.