Happy Birthday Balloons

Materials

  • Blank card and envelope, 4"x9"
  • Circle print paper, 4"x9"
  • Midwest Products Co., Inc.: Micro-Cut Quality Woods: Birch Plywood; Colored PVC: Orange, Blue; Cellfoam 88
  • Silver plastic-coated wired, 12" length

Tools

  • Royal: Birthday Sentiments Rub-On Transfers; Acrylic Clear Choice Stamping Blocks
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Baby Blue, Lemonade, Moon Yellow
  • Ellison Sizzix Machine and Dies: Medium Balloons, Balloons #2, Balloons & String
  • Inkpads: blue, black, green yellow
  • Rubber stamps: swirl, squiggle, celebrate!
  • Paper glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure and cut 4"x9" circle-print paper rectangle. Glue rectangle on card front. Measure and cut 2-1/4"x3-3/4" circle-print paper rectangle. Glue rectangle on side on envelope.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer "happy birthday" rub-on onto card front.

STEP 3

  • Use celebrate! stamp and green inkpad to stamp saying on envelope. Repeat using stamp and black inkpad.

STEP 4

  • Use machine and large balloon die to cut one balloon from plywood. On covered work surface, paint balloon Baby Blue. Let dry. Use squiggle stamp and blue inkpad to stamp balloon.

STEP 5

  • Use machine and medium balloon die to cut one balloon from plywood, one balloon from cellfoam, and one balloon from orange pvc sheet. Paint plywood balloon Moon Yellow. Let dry. Use swirl stamp and yellow inkpad to stamp yellow balloon. Glue orange pvc balloon onto cellfoam balloon.

STEP 6

  • Using photo as guide, glue large blue balloon, orange balloon, and yellow swirl balloon on card front. Measure and cut three 10" silver wire lengths. Wrap wire lengths around bottom of balloons. Curl ends onto card center.

STEP 7

  • Use machine and small balloons die to cut one balloon from plywood, one balloon from cellfoam, and one balloon from blue pvc sheet. Paint plywood balloon Lemonade. Let dry. Use swirl stamp and green inkpad to stamp yellow balloon. Glue blue pvc balloon onto cellfoam balloon.

STEP 8

  • Using photo as guide, glue small yellow balloon and small blue balloon onto envelope. Measure and cut two 10" silver wire lengths. Wrap wire lengths around bottom of balloons. Curl ends along envelope center.
by Debby Forshey-Choma for Midwest Products Co., Inc.
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