What fun to make a handmade birthday card she’ll love! This one has a lot going for it! In fact, I’ve included it in my “What makes a great handmade card” category!



  • quick to make
  • easy
  • unique
  • uses only a few supplies, and
  • uses less patterned paper than you might think!

Let me show you how pretty it is then we’ll get to the measurements and steps!

Make a Handmade Birthday Card She'll Love
Simple, unique and pretty! All in one little handmade card!

Just a peep of beautiful patterned paper and simple stamped greeting is all you need to create a special card for a special friend. It’s the kind of card that’ll get rave reviews every time!

You might even get a call from your friend to gush over your creativity!! 🤗

But you’ll want to know the tips and tricks I’ve shared to both tear your paper and how to get that scroll to work. Check them out below!

I’ve had this paper for a little while, but not used it very often. But when I went looking for a subtle colour with a design to coordinate with the Shaded Summer stamps, this was perfect!

What do you think? A pretty great match isn’t it?

A fabulous example of how you can use different stamps and papers together!

I don’t think you can go wrong if you pick up either of these! Beautiful stamps with just a few lovely images, but look how many wonderful sentiments you get! And the paper is so beautiful!

OK, let me give you all the steps – but mostly the TIPS and TRICKS – to make it.

Make a Handmade Birthday Card She’ll Love

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Gray – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White – outside 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, inside 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP – 3″ x 3″
  • Smoky Slate Baker’s Twine (from the Essentials Pack) – about 10″

You can find all the supplies I used by making a quick click here. It’s a simple matter to pin it, print the list or place an order! I’m always thrilled when you choose me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Thank you!

Let’s Make It!

Make a Handmade Birthday Card She'll Love
Make a unique scroll card!
  1. Glue the Basic Gray panel to the front of the folded Smoky Slate card base and set aside.
  2. About 1 1/2″ inch up from the bottom right hand side of the Basic White panel, make a little tear in the paper on the right edge. Move up the side about another 1″ or so and make another little tear. TIP: I hold the paper firm with my non-dominant hand and then pull the paper at the exact same place with my other hand. Bigger TIP: you can also make a tiny cut with your Paper Snips to get the paper tear started.
  3. Tear the paper toward the middle of the panel about 2 1/2″ or so. BIGGEST TIP: Tear the paper TOWARD you to get those feathered edges showing up.
  4. Then cut the torn paper from each of the feathered edges with a pair of Paper Snips. TIP: Your cut will be parallel to the right and left edges of the card. Here’s the TRICK! Hold the paper just like it was still attache and cut it in half. So it will be as tall a the opening you tore but won’t be as bulky when you roll it into the scroll. Discard one of the cut off pieces.
  5. Stamp your greeting in Smoky Slate ink onto the bottom right under the torn out piece. Turn the panel over and add some glue just around the torn out piece and adhere the patterned paper so you see the side you want through the tear when you turn it back to the right side. Glue to the middle of your folded card.
  6. With the torn out piece, run your Bone Folder over the paper in the direction you want to roll it to soften and break the fibres. Roll it into a little scroll and add a couple little drops of liquid glue to hold your roll in place. Wait just a minute or so for the glue to dry, then add two mini glue dots on the cut edge and adhere to where the opening starts in your card. TIP: adhere right over where you cut the paper so you can’t see the cut.
  7. Make a bow with the baker’s twine and place on a glue dot then adhere to the middle of the scroll. TIP: Optional: Take the glue dot off the roll first ad rill it between your fingers so it’s not as large, then add it to the bow and adhere.
  8. Lastly add one heart embellishment to the right of the greeting.

If you’re in the gal-friend bday card making mood, you won’t want to miss this other gorgeous card post for how to make dazzling handmade birthday cards your girlfriends will love!

Last Optional Step: If you’d like to finish off the card and wow your gal friends even more, stamp the inside with a flowered image to match.

Make a Handmade Birthday Card She'll Love
A simple stamped image carries the card front inside!

This is one of those cards everyone will love getting, not just your gal friends. Change up the patterned paper and the card will have a totally different feel.

In fact, wouldn’t it be just perfect for a graduation card?

I’d love to hear if you give this unique card a try. Let me know by leaving a comment.

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And I’m pretty sure if you do make a handmade birthday card she’ll love with my steps and tips and tricks, you’re going to get a call for a nice long catch-up chat!