This is a fun Birthday card for a very select group of people: those who are celebrating a Birthday that is a Prime Number!
For those who’ve let their Maths slip, a Prime Number is a number greater than one that can only be divided evenly by 1 or itself.
This was perfect for my Dad, who recently turned 89 (way to go Dad!) so I made a “Dad” Card which is a print and cut Design.
I understand that your Dad may not be turning 89 this year so I’ve made the cut file so you can adapt it to suit the Prime number of your recipient and change out the name at the top and the year that is highlighted.
How to Edit & Personalize the Print & Cut File
- First ungroup the design. Double click on the name and edit it as desired. You can change the font, the colour and the size to whatever you like.
- Select the number panel and ungroup. Select the number you wish to use and change the line and fill colour as desired.
- Select the white circle and move it behind your chosen number. If it gets “lost” behind the card base move the layers around – use the “send to back or bring to front” to bring it to the middle layer. Regroup the number panel to keep it all in place.
- When I was was doing this, I accidentally moved elements (the background colour) around. If things get out of place, then realign them as follows: name and number panel = Align right. Name, Prime text and arrow: Align Left.
- Change the background colour if you like too. Then print and cut and attach to the front of a 5 x 7 greeting card blank.
Credit Where Credit’s Due
I came across a fabulous Prime Number Card by Zoe from Creative in Chicago. She’s very generously sharing a printable card for each of the prime numbers between 7 and 100 so please head on over there to take a look.
I wanted to add Dad’s name and change the colours on my card which led to this Print and Cut File based on Zoe’s card design. If like me, you want to personalize a similar card, Zoe has kindly given me permission to share this file which is based on her original design. Thank you Zoe.
I used the Fonts: Boom & Boom Fill (for info only, no affiliation) and for the numbers I used Rockwell.
You may notice the arrow on my Dad’s Card is different from the arrow supplied in the cut file. The arrow I used was from a file in my library which is not mine to share, so I’ve substituted an arrow I’ve made using the Arrow Crafter font by Kay Hall. Of course you can change the arrow to any design element that suits your recipient.
Here’s The Prime Number Birthday Card File For Silhouette Studio V3
Here’s The Prime Number Birthday Card File For Silhouette Studio V2
Great idea for the math nut in the familly! Thank you.
Thanks. This is a cute idea. My son is turning 23 next month so this is a perfect card for him.
Oh how awesome that you can use it Debbie.
Marilyn in Michigan says
Pam, this is so dog gone clever! Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks Marilyn, Zoe was the clever one with the original idea 🙂