I started with a purchased birthday card that is made for a 10th birthday.
I attached a bunch of tens to the card, with a piece of ribbon and staples or tape.
The extra tens are hidden in the card, but fall out as the card is opened to be read.
I traced the numeral "10" onto a piece of white paper
- and cut it out, to use as a pattern.
Then I cut out 4 more numeral "10"s out of different colors of paper.
(Scrap-booking paper with patterns and bright colors would be phenomenal!!)
I traced around the edges of the numbers with magic markers.
And then I taped the ribbon to the back of the tens. I left some ribbon in between each ten so they could fold up into the card. I have used staples before, also.
I slightly altered the interior of the card...
Folded the extra tens into the card.
And I have a card that brings a laugh to my OLD friends,
but is not as insulting as some of the 50th birthday cards can be.