Take two pieces of card stock in your partner's favorite color. Cut each piece to measure 7 inches long by 5 inches wide.
Place the two pieces of card stock on top of each other.
Use the craft scissors to create a decorative scalloping along all four sides of the cards.
Take hole punch and punch out three holes on one side of the card stock. It is easiest if the two pieces are together when you punch it. Holes should be evenly spaced apart.
Cut an 18-inch section of ribbon and fold it in half; place the fold in the first hole. Thread ribbon through holes starting at the top and working down.
Bring the ribbon sections together at the bottom and tie into a small bow. If you would like a larger bow, cut ribbon longer.
Select a picture of a special time you and your partner shared. This can be a picture from your vacation or a picnic, or a photo of any type of loving moment. You want the picture to remind your significant other of the special bond that you share.
Glue this picture to the front of the card. It will be the first thing your partner sees, and sets the stage for the romance contained within.
Write "Happy Birthday" in script on the inside of the card. Follow the birthday message with a romantic one. A short poem that you have written yourself is extremely romantic. If you are not the creative type you can find poems and quotes online at websites like Verses 4 Cards or Love-Romantic.
Add any final decorative touches you would like. For instance, add color by gluing sequins to the card, or paper hearts and flowers.
Things You Will Need
- Romantic poem
- Photo of yourself and recipient
- Craft scissors
- Hole punch
- Card stock
- You can use more than one picture to illustrate your card.
- An adventurous spouse could take a photo of herself wearing pretty lingerie and write romantic clues on the card to the lingerie's location. Finding it is part of the birthday romance.
- To preserve original photos, use a duplicate in the card.
- Use glue sparingly so that picture does not rip or tear.