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Make a Cute Quilled 3D Birthday Card
This cute birthday card is a small box with a tiny birthday cake inside and the name of the recipient "written" on the cover. All of them are paper quilled.

It's a great idea for any kind of card and I am sure everybody will love it! It's very simple and fast to make too so...have fun! :)

Posted by lindarose92 from Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy • Published See lindarose92's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make a coil inserting the beginning of a paper strip in the quilling tool. Remove it from the tool and let it loose between your fingers. Secure your loose coil with some white glue.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make other 2 smaller coils. All of them must be loose but one smaller than the other.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press them with your fingers to give them a shape that resembles a D. One side needs to be straight and the rest is round.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue the smallest coil on the medium one, and the medium one on the biggest one. Make sure to align all the straight sides as if it was a stair.
    You have just created a cake!

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Create 2 tiny tight coils making 2 or 3 rounds only. Secure them with glue.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue your tiny coils on top of the cake. These will be the candles.
    Now make 2 tiny loose coils in orange. They are made like the previous ones but they are loose instead.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press them with your fingers to give them a teardrop shape and glue them on top of the candles.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now draw this scheme on a piece of black (or whatever color you like) card stock.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut the shape (it will be your box structure).
    Fold the square that doesn't have any border around, following the line you traced.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now shape other paper strips of the color you like with the quilling tool to "write" the name of the card's recipient on the box cover (the square you just folded).

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the rest of the box following the lines you drew on the structure. Your box will start to form.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 12
    Step 12

    Keep the borders of your box together adding little pieces of scotch tape in it.
    Glue the quilled cake on the lowest border and write a note.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 13
    Step 13

    Glue a paper strip all around the box's borders to keep everything together in a better way and make it nicer.
    Then make a tiny hole on the right border of the box and one on the right side of the cover. Make them in the middle.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Miniature Card - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut a piece of thread, pass it through the holes you have just made and make a bow to close the box.
    Your 3D card is done!

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