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Birthday Birthday

Happy Birthday Card

Add extra flair to a greeting card with your TODO machine

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You will need:

  • TODO machine
  • Cardstock, coloured
  • Card blank
  • TODO Letterpress templates
  • TODO Dies
  • Coloured foil
  • Foam pads
  • Metallic tape


  • 1

    Allow the machine to heat up and place the chosen metal template face in the centre of the hotplate. Cut a piece of foil slightly larger than the motif and place over the template, dull side facing up.

  • 2

    Let the foil heat up, then lay completely flat before laying a piece of card over it with the A plate on top. Set the roller pressure to around 2-3 and run the carriage over the stack. Remove layers and peel away foil carrier film to reveal the design. Cut with a corresponding die if desired.

  • 3

    Create a square blank, then edge with metallic tape to complement the foil design. Die-cut and layer doily motifs in co-ordinating colours, then add a letter pressed sentiment to the centre. Place the hot foiled motif towards the bottom of the card using foam pads.

    Birthday Card