Birthday Balloons | by Rosemary Dennis

Hello everyone! Rosemary here on the blog today sharing three birthday cards that I created with the Floral Balloon Layering die set, the new Happy Birthday Vintage Sentiment die set and pretty patterned papers.

I have been wanting to make a card (or cards) with the Floral Balloon Layer dies for along time. When the new Birch Press Word dies landed in my mailbox and one of them was the Happy Birthday Vintage Sentiment die I knew that time had finally arrived! Along with the dies I also received the new Memory Box Gladiola Plaid 6×6 pad. The papers in that pad are just gorgeous and so I used them for two of the cards. For the third card I used the Anemone Plaid 6×6 pad.

My mom is the proud great gramma of three great granddaughters and one great grand son and about 2 years ago I started making the birthday cards that my mom gives the little ones. So, these cards will be going to three of the four. I will be making something a little bit different for the oldest great granddaughter. For the card for the great grandson, I omitted the balloon layer that cuts out the flowers to create a balloon with little dots. I pulled colors from the plaid for the background cardstock as well as the back layer of the balloon. All three cards are mini slimline in size.

For the cards for the great granddaughters the bottom layer was die cut from glitter cardstock that coordinated with the patterned paper and cardstock used for the balloons. You don’t see alot of the glitter cardstock, but I think it adds a fun touch. All the balloons were adhered together using liquid adhesive.

To finish off the cards I die cut the Happy Birthday Vintage Sentiment die from gold mirror cardstock for the top layer and then the same cardstock I used for the middle layer (or in the case of the first card, the bottom layer) for the bottom layer. Liquid adhesive was used to adhere everything together. Coordinating baker’s twine was tied around the bottom of each balloon, gathered together and tied in a knot so I could glue them to the card front once the balloons were attached using liquid adhesive.

That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my idea for using the Floral Balloon Layers dies and patterned paper. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



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