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Four Methods:Beginning the DoodleForming a Tree Design from the DoodlesAdding a Colored Cut-OutAdding Birthday GreetingsCommunity Q&A

Doodles are random scribbles which can consist of swirls, shapes, designs, figures, or informal drawings. Doodles can add a whimsical touch to homemade birthday cards, providing an inexpensive technique to turn a plain-looking birthday card into a fancy one. And all you need is a basic black pen and a plain card. Go with the flow of your doodles and let them take you wherever they go!

Method 1 Beginning the Doodle

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

1 Set down a blank white card. Start to doodle basic swirls and fanciful swirls using a black pen. For the purposes of this article, these initial swirls will act as the foundational branches of a “doodle tree”. Method 2 Forming a Tree Design from the Doodles

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

1 Add leaves and flower buds to the swirls.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

2 Fill in the empty white spaces with assorted doodled flowers. Method 3 Adding a Colored Cut-Out

Adding extra pieces of paper is optional but it will add a professional touch that brightens up the plain black and white doodled front of the card.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

1 Cut out a semi-circle from a piece of colored card. To draw semi-circles, use a compass or a saucer dish.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

2 Cut out another slightly smaller semi-circle piece that will fit just inside the first semi-circle piece. Draw a striped pattern on this cut-out card piece.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

3 Attach the larger semi-circle to an empty space on the doodled card. Use a glue stick for best results.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

4 Attach the smaller striped semi-circle to the larger semi-circle as shown. Method 4 Adding Birthday Greetings

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

1 Hand write birthday greetings on a piece of white card.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

2 Cut out the greetings from the white card, in a semi-circle shape smaller than the other two semi-circles.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

3 Draw dashes around the white card as border for the greeting cut-out using the black pen.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

4 Mount the greeting cut-outs onto the striped semi-circle using the glue stick.

How to Make a Birthday Card by Doodling

5 Done.

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