Birthday Balloons Card

Materials

  • Cardstock: pear green, pink
  • Paper: light green, light pink, pale blue
  • Dark pink ribbon, 1/8”

Tools

  • Stamps: “Happy Birthday” stamp of choice, Paper Salon Simply Ribbons Tailored Tin
  • Ink Pads: pear green, pink, sky blue
  • Sewing machine & pink thread
  • McGill Oval Paper Punch, 1-5/16”x1-13/16”
  • AdTech Permanent Glue Runner

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” pear green side-fold card.

STEP 2

  • Cut 4”x5-1/4” piece from pink cardstock; adhere to card front. Machine stitch around edges.

STEP 3

  • Stamp sky blue dotted ribbon on pale blue paper; stamp pear green rickrack on light green paper; stamp pink striped ribbon on light pink paper. Punch oval from each color, making sure stamped ribbon runs vertically. Overlap and adhere balloons to card front as shown.

STEP 4

  • Machine zigzag stitch from bottom of each balloon so they cross as shown. Tie ribbon bow; adhere below balloons where stitching crosses.

STEP 5

  • Stamp pear green “happy birthday” to card top.

Tip

  • 1. Instead of stamping design, use coordinating patterned papers to create balloons.
by Melanie Douthit
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