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This is a great birthday card for a 40th birthday but you can of course adapt it to whatever age and colour you want.

Great fun making the miniatures here!

For this one print:-

The 15cm square red striped background panel sheet onto quality white card or paper
The 40 motif sheet onto quality white card
The Birthday Numbers Minis Assorted sheet onto quality white paper
The Birthday Numbers Miniatures pink onto quality white paper
The plain red background onto quality white paper (or card)
The punch strips sheet onto quality white card

To make the card, cut out the red-edged background panel and stick it to a 15cm square white card blank with double-sided tape.

Cut out one of the red number motifs and a 8.5 x 9cm piece piece of the plain red background paper and stick them both to larger pieces of silver metallic card with double-sided tape before trimming round each one with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border. Stick the red panel to the card with double-sided tape and add the number with sticky pads.

For the balloons:-

Cut out two balloon shapes from the punch strips with a small balloon or egg punch (egg used here). Wind some silver 26 gauge craft wire around a cocktail stick and trim to make the balloon strings. Add little bits of double-sided tape to the back of the balloon shapes and stick to the wire.

To make the party blowers:- 

Cut one of the party blower strips from the miniatures sheet, along with one of the white strips next to it. Add double-sided tape to the back of the patterned strip then fold in each side longways. Use a cocktail stick to roll up the strip, then let the roll go so it opens up a little - see ours for guidance.

For the white mouthpiece, take the white strip of paper and add small pieces of double-sided tape to one end and also around 1.5cm in on the other end. Roll the strip around a cocktail stick, starting at the end where the tape is 1.5cm in (don't put it at the end or you will just stick the strip to the cocktail stick and you won't be able to get it off!).

Roll up the white strip, graduating it slightly as you go to form the mouthpiece. This piece is a bit fiddly so it took a few tries before I got a couple that I was happy with. Once rolled and stuck into place with double-sided tape, ease a little tacky glue (such as Aleene's) into the mouthpiece, squash up the end of the blower piece and push it into the mouthpiece. Allow to dry before sticking to the card with tacky glue applied to the back of the blower with a cocktail stick.

To make the candles:-

Cut the candles pieces from the sheet using a craft knife and ruler. Apply narrow double-sided tape to one end then roll the piece around a cocktail stick, sealing at the end with the tape. Stick to the card blank with Aleene's tacky glue, then add a 'flame' cut from yellow fun foam (or yellow card and a sticky pad) using a teardrop hand-punch. 

To make the bunting:-

Add double-sided tape to the back of a piece of plain white paper. Cut a 2mm strip of the paper/tape and peel off the backing. Cut out the bunting pieces and add them to the tape. Stick it to the card with further double-sided tape. 

Products used on the 40th Birthday Card