Tonight I'm going to a birthday picnic in the park for two old friends of mine whose birthdays are this week, Carrie and Ana. As usual, I'm in a scramble to make something to give them, so I've turned to my never-fail birthday card which I've made a zillion variations of over the years. All you need is a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, a craft knife (actually not essential if you keep it simple!), some other bits of paper (also not essential!), and a pen. I've made these in desperate situations with nothing but pen and paper and really have it down to a science, I must say. I made them little matching cards, since they are best friends and I don't think they'll mind! See below.
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