Monday, March 17, 2014

3D Box Card with Balloon Ride

Have you seen these 3D box cards?  They’ve been very popular since Splitcoast Stampers released their tutorial on the first of January this year.  I finally had a chance to make one a week ago.  They’re quite fun and simple to make!   If you’re worried that this is as complex as the 3D cascading card I made last year, it’s not!  There’s no fancy angles or a million pieces to stamp and adhere to the card. 

I created this card from the Balloon Ride paper pack and the matching Give A Lift stamp set and Lifting Spirits stamp set. 


I used my watercolor pencils to color in the hot air balloons.  They pencils have the soft color that I was looking for.  I used our original blending pen to soften and erase my pencil strokes .  The clouds are from the Give a Lift stamp set. I stamped them on the blue paper and cut them out.  The crystal blue paper is on the opposite side of the paper that covers the flaps.  I love how CTMH gives us a variety of solid and bold patterns in our papers.   The sun is cut from Artbooking.  All of the embellishments are from the Rosewood Accents Mini-Medley collection. 

Did you realize that this card can be mailed with a little extra postage?  It folds flat. 


Mine didn’t want to cooperate for the camera but it will flatten enough to fit in an envelope.  The flattened size is 5.5” wide and 6.5” tall as created by the tutorial on the Splitcoast Stampers website.  I plan to modify this to be under 6” tall so it can fit in a 6x6 envelope.  (I’ll just make the base a little shorter).  You’re most likely going to pay extra for postage for the bulkiness and the embellishments, there’s no need to shy away from a square envelope at this point!

I’m going to be making a few more of these cards this spring.  We’ll be making a different one in my Fun & Fab 4th Friday card workshop on April 25th!  You can pre-order a workshop kit-to-go up until the day of my workshop.  Email me for details.  The workshops consist of 5 unique cards and are $18 shipped, with everything pre-stamped and pre-cut.  You’ll receive a $5 discount if you are a member of my Fabulous Friends CTMH team or place an order over $25 prior to the workshop! 

Let me know if you make this card. I’ll post a pic of your work! 

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