Making a birthday card: Instructions for birthday greeting cards


Crafting instructions for birthday greeting cards

Making a birthday card: Instructions for birthday greeting cards: instructions

For today's birthday many small and big birthday children are still happy about greeting cards. Either on the classic post, as a gift of money or as greetings on a parcel: Such a card can be with little effort make it suitable for different occasions.

Even 3-D effects can be created with small pieces of thick cardboard and colored paper. To do this, first make a card from colored construction paper and then the desired motifs from a particularly beautiful paper, such as glitter or iridescent paper. For the 3-D effect then the pieces of cardboard are pasted under it. Greetings and poems find space on the inside.

Besides the birthday, this card fits also to other festivals, as for enrollment or graduation. Here you can decorate balloons with letters. Be inspired by the instructions presented here and make your own greeting and birthday cards.

Crafting instructions for birthday card with balloons

materials

For this beautiful 3-D-greeting card with balloons you need the following craft materials:

  • Colorful construction paper for the card
  • Glittering, iridescent or motif paper for the balloons
  • Cords in different colors
  • 3-D adhesive dots or thick cardboard or cardboard
  • Glue
  • pencil
  • scissors

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Fold the rectangle in the middle to a square card.

Make a card

The first step is to choose a color for the map. In order to the bright and colorful balloons visually good, a muted color is recommended, such as light gray, black and white or subtle pastel tones. Then decide which format the card should have, for example square or rectangular. This tutorial explains how to make a square birthday card.

Tip: For a square card, a rectangle is recorded, once folded in the middle at the long side and cut out. That's how you get two equal squares.

Glittering balloons with 3-D effect

Making a birthday card: Instructions for birthday greeting cards: instructions

Cut balloons in colorful colors and arrange.

If you already have an idea how to design the greeting card, the balloons can be directly recorded in various sizes on the glitter or iridescent paper. Remember the height of the map, so that at the bottom enough space for the cords remains. If you want to try it out first, you can make simple templates in just a few minutes. For this purpose, the balloons are on waste paper, z. From an old newspaper, recorded and cut out. These can be arranged on the card blank at will. Use a pencil to mark the points where the balloons overlap and cut off the hidden areas - this will save effect paper later.

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Stick a piece of thick cardboard under each balloon.

Now the balloons using the paper templates transferred to the glitter or iridescent paper and cut out. As a test, they are placed once on the card without sticking.

The 3-D effect is achieved by a thick piece of cardboard, the under each individual balloon is glued with craft glue. The corner must remain free. Previously, several small pieces of cardboard are cut, which are no longer visible on the finished card. Alternatively, you can also attach them to 3-D adhesive dots.

Tip: A smart alternative to decorative construction paper are stamped balloons. With simple corks, which are briefly dipped in color, or motif stamps and colored ink pads can be individually decorated. For watercolors, however, thicker paper should be used so that it does not curl. Children can also paint the balloons with crayons and crayons.

Attach balloons and cords

Now the actual crafting of the birthday card begins: With a drop of glue the balloons are placed on the map. - For adhesive dots, the film is simply peeled off. As a special highlight for the greeting card, cut off a piece of the colorful cord for each balloon and carefully knot the short end around the top. The long ends are draped on the card, knotted into a skein and decorated with a bow. If you want, you can attach it to the card with a drop of glue.

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Stick balloons on the card.

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Cut and tie the colored cords to the same length.

Making a birthday card: Instructions for birthday greeting cards: instructions

Tie the cords in a loop and stick to the card.

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Done is the homemade birthday card.

With kind permission of Franziska Günther of frantasiaaa.de.

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