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Hot Air Balloon Cards: AAA Birthday


Over on AAA Birthday, the challenge set forth is one of my favorite challenges. Making cards in a shape. While I don't do this too often, there's no doubt that cards that are not conventionally shaped are always eye catching. Here is the full challenge:


Just this week I acquired my all new Anna Griffin Hot Air Balloon Easel die, so I quickly got to work.

When the card is laying flat, it looks like this:

But with the card unfolding, it suddenly pops up and looks like this:


What I love is that easel cards or individual shaped cards can often take forever to make. Not these, which clocked in around the 45 minute mark. Using vibrant colors, it really gave that Hot Air Balloon feel. What the camera doesn't capture is the gold diamonds I placed in between the top section. Those gold glimmery sections also give this card another dimension.

And because I can never make one of anything, here's another with a totally different color combination.


I used the rainbow cutouts from the first card to fill in the top section here. Again, I'm just trying to give the cards another dimension.

These dies are a huge win, and I will be making plenty more hot air balloon cards. 

I haven't managed to complete it yet, but my Cricut Mug Press review is coming soon!

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  1. I love your shaped easel cards! So cute and fun. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you again. Tina

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