Make quick birthday cards

Handmade birthday cards are so much more personal than shop-bought ones - and they're cheaper too! If you'd like to try making your own cards but aren't sure where to start, check out these free hot air balloon card tutorials from Zoe Pierson.

Our favourite is this paper pieced balloon card. All you need are some pretty patterned papers, a card blank and some rustic twine. Designer Zoe has added a rub-on greeting, but you can handwrite a greeting if you prefer! All the paper shapes are layered up on sticky foam pads for a fantastic 3D finish.

If you like this, you can find more free papercraft how-to guides on The Making Spot - happy crafting!

 

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