Inspiration: I have a friend that uses these little wooden suns as her geocaching signature item. Whenever I find one in a geocache, they make me smiley and cheery. I thought the shape would make a bright happy birthday card!
How I Make Them: Again for this card, I already had a sun template. Though I have used a hand-made template on occasion to get a slightly different shape to the rays. I trace the sun template with the rays out of 2 different colors (usually an orange and red, the example in the image above uses neon-colored papers). I cut a circle or oval (probably more of an oval) out of a yellow paper. I usually glue the red-ish colored sun down first. Then the orange-ish one with the rays slightly offset. Finally I glue the yellow circle on top. I draw a smiley face on the yellow using markers or gel pens. On the outside I write, "Let the sunshine in!". On the inside I write, "May you have a bright, sun shiny birthday!"
- I've thought about cutting out the circle from the two sun shapes and then placing the yellow on first to make it look like the face is more inside the sun.
- You could use a third and maybe even a fourth ray color (though it might start getting too thick and heavy).