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Up in the air!
An air balloon full of presents.. Who wouldn't love that? How long would you stay up in the air, before you can no longer resist to unwrap the presents? Craft this card and imagine.. :)

Posted by Crea Bea Cards from Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Crea Bea Cards's 15 projects »
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  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a piece of cardboard. Draw a square of 0.4 inch. Make it a bit less “squarish” by drawing rounded corners.

    Cut out the square with a craft knife. Now you’ve created a template for your air balloon (the presents).

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    We’re gonna use the template to draw shapes on the 4 colored paper which you reserved for the air balloon. Take 3 of the 4 sheets and draw 10 shapes on each of them. On the remaining one you draw 9 shapes. So in total you will have 39 shapes.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the 40 present shapes together like an air balloon on a piece of paper. Trace the shape carefully with a pencil.

    Move the present shapes aside. Now cut out the traced shape with a craft knife. Cut about 0.2 inch more than the pencil border indicates. This way the air balloon background won’t be that much visible.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue the air balloon background shape or use double-sided sticky tape. One by one you attach the present shapes onto it.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use your gel pens / colored pencils to draw a cross on each shape.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out the air balloon basket shape from brown paper. Draw small lines on it with a pen/pencil to make it look more realistic.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out a hair, face and shirt shape from colored paper. Try to make it look a bit like the birthday boy/girl by using the right colors.

    Glue the birthday boy/girl shapes and basket shape together.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. Air Balloon Present Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take thin grey thread and cut 5 pieces. They should be about 3.2 inch each.

    Attach the threads one by one to the backside of the air balloon and the basket shape. You can use sticky tape or stickers to do this.

    Cut off the remaining thread with a scissors.

    Use glue or 3D stickers to attach the air balloon and the basket to the front side of the greeting card. Your card is ready now!

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