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Hello 🙂

I think I’ve mentioned before that a lot of my craft time these days is focused on making cards for my son’s various birthday parties?   He’s very interested in hot air balloons at the moment (no idea why!) so he thought he might like to give his friend a hot air balloon card.

I have a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called A Little Treat which has a hot air balloon at the base.  One of my quick ‘go to’ cards for several years has been to stamp the hot air balloon base and cut a 1 3/4″ circle out of DSP to act as the balloon.  Literally the 2 minute card to make and I’ve made many over the years.

This time I wanted to step it up a little and try for something a little fancier!   I had pinned these gorgeous cards several months ago so decided to make some of my own.   Here was the end result:


They were so much fun to make I made a few!



IMAG0034OK, I’ll confess, I may have made more than a few … more like lots!


You may have guessed that they are a) very easy and b) very addictive to make!   You just need to punch out several circles from your 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Another brilliant way to use up scraps of DSP!   Fold each circle in half and stick them together until you have a ‘ball’ of circles for your balloon.

Here’s a close up of a balloon:


And of the stuck together circles:



These are so much fun to make it got me thinking – how could you make them if you didn’t have the basket stamp?    Interested?  Stay tuned tomorrow to find out 😉