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How to Make a Birthday Parcel Card


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Birthday Parcel Card - finished card with matching envelopYou can make this card to match your gift by using a leftover scrap of wrapping paper. Or you can make a smaller version for a gift tag.

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Supplies:

  • blank greetings card
  • scrap of gift wrap paper
  • small piece of felt
  • fancy cord or string
  • scissors
  • white (PVA) glue
  • printed greeting
Birthday Parcel Card - blank greeting card
 
Birthday Parcel Card - gift wrap, cord, felt, and scissors - supplies
 
Birthday Parcel Card - PVA glue
 
Birthday Parcel Card - printed greetings
 

Steps:

  1. Cut a piece of gift wrap slightly smaller than the greetings card.
  2. Birthday Parcel Card - Cut a piece of gift wrap slightly smaller than the greeting card.
     
  3. Cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than the gift wrap.
  4. Birthday Parcel Card - Cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than the gift wrap.
     
  5. Apply glue to the reverse side of the gift wrap.
  6. Birthday Parcel Card - Apply glue to the reverse side of the gift wrap.
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - spreading glue with finger
     
  7. Stick the gift wrap to the card.
  8. Birthday Parcel Card - Stick the gift wrap to the card.
     
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  9. Cut a long length of fine cord or string and tie it into a bow.
  10. Birthday Parcel Card - Cut a long length of fine cord or string and tie it into a bow.
     
  11. The easiest way to tie this bow is to make 2 loops and tie the loops into a single knot.
  12. Birthday Parcel Card - making two loops for bow
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - tying loops into a bow
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - finished bow
     
  13. Cut another length of cord the width of the felt and use plenty of glue to stick it in place.
  14. Birthday Parcel Card - apply glue to felt
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - glue length of cord to felt
     
  15. Stick the bow across in the other direction.
  16. Birthday Parcel Card - apply glue to stick on bow, across the first piece of cord
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - Stick the bow across in the other direction
     
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  17. Apply plenty of glue to the reverse of the felt.
  18. Birthday Parcel Card - applying glue to back of felt
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - spreading glue on felt
     
    Birthday Parcel Card - glue on felt
     
  19. You will need to use a fair amount of glue because some will be absorbed. Stick the felt parcel to the card on top of the gift wrap. The glue will dry clear and may take overnight to dry properly.
  20. Birthday Parcel Card - stick felt parcel to card on top of gift wrap, allow to dry
     
  21. Glue your chosen greeting in place. These can be purchased or you can print and cut out your own.
  22. Birthday Parcel Card - glue greeting in place
     
  23. You can also choose apply a greeting to the inside of the card. Make sure the glue is properly dry before closing the card and inserting it into the envelope.
  24. Birthday Parcel Card - optional greeting inside of the card
     
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