This is a very easy and fun technique which enables us to use dies in new ways and that’s ALWAYS a good thing! I was inspired by a card made by Dawn Griffith here. She’s so talented and I always like her ideas.
For your card base, cut a 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ panel.
Score on the 10 1/2″ side at 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ & 8″.
Place your Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit between the 1/2″ & 4″ score lines. The thinlit is taller than the card stock, so just even it up with equal parts hanging off the top and bottom.
Run through your Big Shot.
Fold inwards on all score lines. See picture.
Glue the 1/2″ strip to the facing panel as shown.
This is now what your card will look like.
Adhere a panel measuring 4″ x 5 1/2″ to the partial front of the card.
Once that front panel is glued into place, this is how your card will look from the inside.
To clean up the appearance and give yourself a place to write a sentiment, glue a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel to the inside, left. Here’s another look at how I finished the inside on my balloon card…and I stamped some confetti to dress it up and make it fun!
Pictured at left: front of card Pictured at right: inside of card
If you want your own Balloon Adventures bundle, get them before they’re gone. They’re available while supplies last until May 31, 2017 and then they’re gone for good. Right now, the framelits are 50% off, making them only $16.50, so it’s actually cheaper to NOT buy the bundle. The Balloon Adventures stamps are regular price, $26 (#142823) and the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits are $16.50 (#142753), for a total of $42.50. That’s a savings of $10.50. Not bad at all! And don’t forget the awesome Party Animal Designer Series Paper (#142738), it’s on sale for $6.60 while supplies last!
Come back for my next post and I’ll show you what the Balloon Pop-Up die is actually intended to do…it’s pretty cool!