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Ultimate Birthday Card

Birthday crafting Card making Die cutting How to Papercraft Papercrafter Party makes Techniques Card Making

Special celebrations call out for colour and we’ve certainly thrown in plenty of that with this cheerful make by Tracey Daykin-Jones! Pull out your trusted marker pens, get creative with inks or invest in a zingy paper collection. Why not also try something a little whimsical with the card shape for a truly fun surprise?

Ultimate Birthday Card

YOU WILL NEED:
Craft essentials
Patterned paper, Pebbles Happy Hooray
Die, balloon

METHOD:
1 Take pink card, 21cm x 30cm. Whilst in a landscape position, mark 5cm up from the bottom of the left edge. Cut a diagonal line from the marker to the top-right corner and score vertical lines at 7cm intervals. Fold concertina style and add various patterned papers to each panel.

2 Cut out a sentiment, layer onto red and stick to the bottom of the first panel. Die cut balloons from different coloured card and adhere to the three panels using double-sided tape and 3D foam pads.

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