Saturday, May 24, 2014

Super Easy Balloon Cards *measurements/how to

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Super Easy Balloon Cards:

I have been seeing a lot of "Balloon" cards lately and have been wanting to make some.. but don't have a balloon die.. and I thought I'd try it using the largest Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die that I have.

I die cut the circle out.

then embossed it with this fun Darice Star embossing folder.

For the "tab" on the balloon, I punched out a piece using a Stampin' UP! Modern Label Punch

then trimmed up a little on each side.. just that easy.. you could easily just hand cut a shape as well.

I stamped a sentiment in the lower area of the white card layer and then adhered the edge of the balloon in the upper right corner of  the card topper.. so that you see none of the white layer in that corner.. hope that makes sense.    Then I trimmed the extra card stock off the piece, adhered it onto a matching card stock piece and then onto the card base..   I did tie some twine on the tab on the balloon as well.

If you do not have dies.. you could trace out a small bowl/container.. anything round would work.


card base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

solid card stock (used for this layer and the balloon) 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
white layer:  5 1/4" x 4"


card stock:   white and whatever colors you want to make your balloons
ink:  matching the card stock colors you choose
stamps:  I used a Papertrey Ink sentiment
accessories:  Scor-Pal, Twine, Modern Label Punch, Darice Stars embossing folder

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Margaret said...

What a great idea to cut the SU die to make the part of the balloon.

Sandie C said...

What a clever idea. Great cards which would be easy to mass produce.

Marsha said...

What a clever idea!

Karen said...

Great card!! I love the DIY of making your own balloons! I will be giving this technique a try!

Patti said...

wow creativity must be exploding in your mind!!! this is awesome

Cindy E. Rapson said...

Wicked awesome! I am SO CASEing this... :)

TR said...

What an amazing idea! Really loved how cute the card is.