Celebrate Today with Fun Folds!!!

It’s Winter Break in Cherokee County, GA. The weather is cold, wet and icy. In other words perfect for staying indoors and stamping!!! I am one happy camper “stamper”!balloonbirthday

Today’s project was inspired by Pals Paper Arts Challenge #240. #240All of the circles made me think of the hot air balloon in Stampin’ Up!’s Celebrate Today stamp set. From there my idea “took off.”

A video tutorial will follow.

Adding Whimsy with a Fun Fold:
This is a tri-panel card. I started with Whisper White cardstock measuring 10-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it at 2-1/4″and 6-3/8″. Once folded closed, the card’s width is only 4″ which is what I wanted so that there would be room within the envelope for the hot air balloon to be floating off the card’s edge.

This is what it looks like when the card is opened.card_inside


Creating depth by “fudging” multi-sized balloons:
In Celebrate Today there is only one size of the hot air balloon and basket. But I needed three sizes of circles for the PPA challenge and I wanted my design to feature balloons far off in the distance.
So how did I make three different sizes?
I used  our 1-3/8″ and 2″ circle punches and layered them on the card to cover up where the smaller baskets would have been.
Note: When diecutting the balloons on the front of the card, also diecut a Whisper White piece for each. Mount each DSP balloon to its white version. The second layer gives the balloons more support and it gives the card a clean white appearance from the backside.

Why Did I Choose Best Year Ever DSP?
One of the patterns looks like clouds in a blue sky. The others are vibrant, fun and perfect for the hot air balloons. But the “Best” reason is because Best Year Ever is one of the FREE items you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. See details here.
While the blue in Best Year Ever is actually Coastal Cabana, I think Pool Party coordinates well with it.

Don’t forget about our Sale-A-Bration event that’s going on now through March 31st. For every $50 of product that you purchase from our Annual and Occasions catalogs, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

If you don’t have a copy of our new Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs, please leave me a message. I’ll be happy to send copies to you.

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9 thoughts on “Celebrate Today with Fun Folds!!!

  1. Great card and I love the fun fold. I like the “mistake” banner better because that way you have the “flags” on both ends of the banner when the card is closed and I prefer that look.


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