Birthday Balloons Trio | by Tracey McNeely

Welcome back for another inspiration post at Birch Press Design. Tracey here today with another post about stretching your supplies. When you purchase a set of craft dies, whether single dies or set that has multiple dies, it always feels good to make good use of your dies. If you are anything like me you never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand. In today’s post and video tutorial I am using the Party Balloon craft die to make three birthday cards.

I started off by sponging some ink onto three 4.25″ x 5.5″ panels of Bristol smooth cardstock. I trimmed each of my panels into two pieces because my Big Shot tool is currently waiting to have a bearing replaced and I am using a smaller die cut tool. You of course do not need to trim your panels.

Here is a short video of my process:

I created three card bases each using green gingham paper from Birch Press Design. Then I added a white panel with my birthday sentiment from the Wishing You The Best clear stamp set with foam tape for dimension. I switched the colours of the balloons for each card, making each one unique. I added a few sequins to each card to add a bit of bling.

The foam taped panel added just a bit more dimension.

I hope today’s post has inspired you to try stretching your dies to make multiples of similar cards to build up your card supply or to use those beautiful craft dies to make more than just one card. Pop back in on Wednesday for another inspiration post. We are posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week now at Birch Press Design.



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