Happy 27th birthday to our friend, Jamai – February 10th! I wanted to make a special card for my daughter’s boyfriend, so I chose to make another hot air balloon, this time with brighter colors and a couple of rubber stamped images of smaller balloons from the Lift Me Up stamp set, featured on page 10 of the Spring Occasions Catalog.
While I chose softer colors the last time I made this die cut balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies, I really like these bright primary colors, outlined in Basic Black cardstock for an even more dramatic look. There are different sections in the die set to cut out 5 color panels – just tape them together on the back, then glue them to the die cut balloon on the front:
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Jamai said that this was the best birthday card he’s received – and that’s the point of making our own, isn’t it? Doing something a little extra for the special people in our life!
Here are links to all of the products used to make this fun card: