how to make celebration cards

How To Make Chic Celebration Cards

It’s a new start to a new year, and we couldn’t be more excited. With the launch of our personalized stationery site on the tip of our fingers, it seems only appropriate that we say “yay!”

And what better way to do that than spread the love with this step-by-step guide to creating your own yay celebration cards.

Keep it simple or dress it up with some sparkle, but either way this card can be turned in to an invite for a cocktail party, a congratulatory note, or a simple hello to let someone know you’re thinking about them.

Let the crafting festivities begin! Because hey, everyone has something they can celebrate.




  • Ruler
  • Watercolor or gouache, we used gouache because it dries quicker
  • Mixing Tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Black Marker
  • 5×7’’ White or Ivory Pre-folded cards, since we’ll only be painting a small area, it isn’t necessary to use a watercolor paper
  • Oubly Yay Card Template, which can be downloaded here, or construct a triangle shape to use as a guide


Step 1


Using a ruler and pencil, lightly transfer the Oubly Yay Card Template to the pre-folded cards. This can be done by using a light box or holding the template with card on top up to a window. Make ‘stems’ on the first and last triangle while extending both bottom points of the middle triangle downward. Finish by drawing a horizontal line for the stems to rest on.


Step 2


Mix together the color for the cocktail. Keep in mind that if you’re using watercolor or gouache that the mixture will dry lighter than it appears.


Step 3


Paint the cocktail color in the fist and last triangles. Since it’s a smaller space, go slowly to control the brush better. If you get any imperfections around the edges, the next step helps to hide them.


Step 4


Using a ruler and black marker, outline the ‘glasses’ and ‘letter a’ once the paint has completely dried. After, erase any pencil markings if they still show.


In just 4 quick steps, the celebratory card is complete!



The original card design is good to go, or you can elaborate with the options below.



Change the color of the cocktail slightly to more of a green hue and add glitter on the rim to impersonate a margarita.



Glue on a few scattered star sequins to put some bubbly in your glasses.



No matter what drink you decide to mix up and paint, the excitement of that ‘yay’ will still prevail.


If you try this craft, or any of our DIY Tutorials at home, send photos to We’d love to feature them. Happy crafting!


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Paulina Kay

Paulina Kay

is an artist, photographer, kitten lover and milkshake enthusiast who grew up in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fine art and sunbathing. She hopes to one day marry Trueblood's Alexander Skarsgard.

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