Make A Zig Zag Birthday Card

I saw a similar card on Pinterest and had to make it!  This Zig Zag Birthday Card has that Crazy Cricut Lady flair in boatloads!  It folds and is 3D, is colorful and unique.  Make one for that special someone for their birthday.

It has party hats and streamers, presents and candles.  Everything a birthday boy or girl would want.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this card in shades of green, but you can choose any color you want.  The base card needs to be two sided because you do see a little of both sides, but not much.  Patterns would work well for the overlays obviously,  as long as the pen shows up.  Just don’t use too many patterns.  This would get confusing.  Foils work great for the embellishments.

Cutting the card

Cut the Zig Zag Birthday card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used one of my own fonts I created for use on the Cricut called CMV Polka Dot.  You can find out more about my exclusive Cricut Fonts on this page.

Some of the embellishments are very thin so be careful when removing them from the mat.

Assembling the Zig Zag Birthday Card

First re-crease all the folds and make sure the slits in the base card are cut completely.  The left side base card (the one with the slits on the bottom) fits over the base card on the right.  The slits slide into each the other slit at the same height on the other base card.  Don’t try to put the overlays on until after the base card is assembled.

Next attach the embellishments to the overlays with liquid glue.  If you need help look at the pictures.  You can stagger the tassels on the hat or not.  I decided to stagger them.  The green horn fits over the red one.  after assembling the embellishments and attaching them to the overlays and with the base card assembled, glue the overlays on/in the card.  Stand the card up and double check that it folds flat.


And your Zig Zag Birthday card is done.  And as I said earlier, it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

1 thought on “Make A Zig Zag Birthday Card

  1. Thanks for this idea. It is so neat. I learn better watching videos. Will you please put the instructions in video form?

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