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Monday, April 7, 2014

Ribbons and Bows Challenge

Hello blog friends!
I took a break from my design team work for a couple months.
Life was just getting too busy and I needed a break from something.
BUT, I'm back and it's time for another 
The theme of the challenge is 
"Ribbons and Bows"
I decided to use 2 images from
"Round Balloon" (#8203) and 
"Heart Balloon" (#5204)
Imagine you open an envelope and take this card out.
You think what the heck is this?
Then you open it out and  SURPRISE!!!!
It's a card in a box!
How fun is that?!?!

For my balloons I stamped the round balloon and heart balloon
images onto the back of some glitter card stock.
I then cut them out.
I made little bows with 'bakers twine' 
and glued them to each balloon as well as
 gluing a piece to hang down as the balloon string.
Each balloon was adhered to a small strip of acetate 
that was used to hold the balloon upright.
I adhered a piece of gold ribbon and a bow around the box area
with ATG tape.
For a greeting, on the back of the box, I added a layer of white card stock,
stamped the balloons onto yellow card stock,
then stamped the "Happy" from the 
"Happy Birthday" set (#22803) from 
which is sister company to 
I fussy cut the balloons and adhered them along with 
balloon strings and bows to the back of the card.

If you'd like to learn how to make a card like this, you can find a video at 
I'm sure there are other videos out there,
but this is where I learned of it and got the pattern.

I hope you have been inspired and will join the 
Ribbon and Bow challenge on the 

Thanks for stopping by today, 
come again soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!


CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous Kristie, a friend gave me a similar one for my birthday. So impressive.


Roxie said...

This is so clever, great job with the design.