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These balloons are ideal to make for a birthday celebration. Adding various shapes at the top makes them look ready to fly off into the air!

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© 2018 Sena Runa / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Quilling Art by Sena Runa, published by GMC (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 1
    Step 1

    To create your base, place a sheet of blank cardstock under the template, then trace the outline onto it. (Here, the outline has been darkened for clarity.)

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use strips of cardstock to prepare the outline.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make an open coil using a purple strip.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the coil and place it inside the left balloon, with no 
gap between it and the outline.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make an S shape using a purple strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it as shown.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 6
    Step 6

    Create a purple S shape. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom and place it to the left of the lilac shape.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 7
    Step 7

    Create another purple curve. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom and place it to the left of the lilac shape.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 8
    Step 8

    Prepare a bent drop shape using a dark purple strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it to the right of the first purple S shape.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make an open coil using a dark pink strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the coil and place it inside the middle balloon, with no gap between it and the outline.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make an S shape using a dark pink strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it as shown.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make another S shape using a pink strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it to the left of the dark pink one.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 12
    Step 12

    Create a dark pink curve. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom and place it to the left of the pink strip.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 13
    Step 13

    Prepare a bent drop shape using a light pink strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it to the right of the first dark pink S shape.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 14
    Step 14

    Make an open coil using a yellow strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the coil and place it inside the right balloon, with no gap between it and the outline.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 15
    Step 15

    Make an S shape using a yellow strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it as shown.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 16
    Step 16

    Make another S shape using a light yellow strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it to the left of the yellow one.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 17
    Step 17

    Create a yellow curve. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom and place it to the left of the light yellow strip.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 18
    Step 18

    Prepare a bent drop shape using a dark yellow strip. Apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the shape and place it to the right of the first yellow S shape.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 19
    Step 19

    Using various coloured 1⁄8in (2mm) wide papers, prepare S shapes, zigzag shapes and swirls.

  • How to make a quilled greetings card. Birthday Balloons - Step 20
    Step 20

    Stick them above the balloons as shown. Cut out a few small triangles using various colours and stick them around the shapes. Your birthday balloons are complete!

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