Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Balloon Pop Up card

The theme of our card class this last week as pop up cards. We had so much fun. I really love pop up cards. They amaze me every time I open one.

The first of the cards we did in my class was this balloon card.
The balloon stamp is an old stamp made by DOTS. I stamped it and then heat embossed it. The words are from a Stampin Up set. The colored paper ribbons are from Doodlebug design. The embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.

And this is the inside of the card.  I have seen this technique a couple times. There are several You Tube videos on this cards.
If you look closely you can see the strips of plastic. I used left over laminate but a transparency would work.  I cut strips of plastic strips and glued two balloons to the top with a string between the balloons. The string is about the length of the strip. I cut the balloons out with my Cricut since I needed so many of them for the class.
  There is was glued into a pleat in the liner paper.  The liner paper on A4 card was 5 by 10. I scored it at 4, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2 and 6. When folded, the liner looked like this.

Glue the peaks like this. 

Then the balloon are glue into this groove.

There is an idea using this technique with ghosts on one of the videos. I think it would be fun with spiders for Halloween.  Flowers would be cute too.

Check out the other pop up cards too. We did 3 in the class last Friday.  This is only one of them.


  1. Wonderful pop-up card you made! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. What a fun card! Love the balloons!

    Snoopy :D
    Snoopy's Homemade Fun

  3. This is sooo very cute! Thanks for sharing!!!