It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m looking forward to seeing the projects in the Hop this week…I know the projects will be inspirational as always! If you are hopping over from Terry Lynn’s blog…welcome and thanks for stopping by!
My card today was created using the Beautiful Balloons Bundle and the Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. If you are in need of a “Celebration” card…this is the set and paper to add to your shopping list!
Speaking of Celebrating…that’s our theme challenge for today.
This easy fun fold came together quickly. I started with a card base in Blueberry Bushel measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 and I scored on the long edge at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″. The 2-1/8″ score line is a mountain fold and the 4-1/4″ score line is a valley fold – easy peasy.
I used a confetti patterned paper from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper pack to cut panels for each of the three sections of the card base and adhered these down using liquid glue. Stampin’ Seal would work just fine too. Next, I cut a white panel measuring 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″. This will be the inside panel. I stamped the sentiment “Let’s get our celebration on” onto the panel and stamped a small balloon below the sentiment. Don’t forget to stamp the balloon string! The panel was adhered to a Blueberry Bushel mat then adhered to the inside of the card base. Adhering this panel first will assist in lining up the panel that will be adhered to the card front!
On a scrap piece of white cardstock I stamped two large balloons – one in Blueberry Bushel and one in Berry Burst, and one small balloon in Lemon Lime Twist. The sentiment “You did it!” was stamped onto the Lemon Lime Twist balloon using Blueberry Bushel ink. I then used the coordinating dies from the Beautiful Balloons Dies set to cut out the balloons.
A diagonal striped piece of paper from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper pack measuring 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″ was adhered to a mat in Blueberry Bushel. Closing the card base, this panel was adhered to only the slender panel on the left side of the card – meaning that I only applied glue to the left side of the panel. I was careful to line the front panel up with the previously adhered inside panel.
The two large balloons were arranged onto the striped panel on the card front and adhered down using liquid glue. I placed a small Mini Glue Dot at the center bottom of where the two large balloons meet, and adhered three short pieces of white Baker’s Twine to the Mini Glue Dot. These are the strings for our Balloons! I then adhered the smaller balloon at the base of the large balloons. I added several Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.
Two small balloons and strings were stamped onto the lower left of the envelope front and I added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope. This completes my card for today! I hope you enjoy making this easy fun fold for yourself! This would make a great graduation card, new job card, new home card, etc!
You can download, save and print a copy of the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.
Let’s get back to the Hop! If you’re joining the hop from my blog, be sure to use the navigation links below to see more creativity and inspiration! You can click on the Next button to go to Amy Koenders’ blog and the top of the blog hop list or click on any name in the list below to visit that person’s blog. Enjoy!
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Tara Carpenter
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Carol Buckalew (you are here!)
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