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For this weeks assignment we could pick any file we wanted. I was so excited to try the Balloon Fun Printable and Cutting file. I LOVE shape cards and I Love Shaker cards, so this is the best of both worlds.
I used the Oval Balloon and all the layers, I loved having the different layers of balloons, but you could use just one if you wanted.
I printed the Oval HB printable on a transparency and used it as the top of my shaker balloon.
I punched little circles out if the red and yellow patterned paper and added Simon Says Stamp white and yellow flower sequins and some red micro seed beads to the shaker.
I also made the matching envelope.
I then printed the HB2U from the printable file on to the yellow pattern paper and cut it with a small die and attached with jump rings.
I'm so excited to share with you my first project for Cutting Café. This card uses the Card in a Box file.
Here is my Card in a Box before it is decorated and with the coordinating envelope.
You can see the strips of clear clamshell packing that I cut to to hold my flowers and balloons. I like to use the clear packaging so it looks like the embellishments are floating.
I used hot glue to hold the clear strips to the box and embellishments. I used The Card in a Box Embellishment set to create the flowers, balloons and Happy Birthday (I really love how easy this is to create with the embellishment kit).
I cut the grass from Zoo Balloo and the butterflies are Anna Griffin.
Here you can see the card all ready to go into the envelope and in the mail.