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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Let Your Spirit Soar

I love Balloons! I know, where did that come from right? FCCB's challenge this week is to use kites or balloons. So, I got excited because I love balloons. Initially, I tried to make a 3D hot air balloon that was also a gift box, but I go so frustrated, I almost tore it up and threw it away. But, I put it aside and it is waiting for me when I get the gumption to try it again. So, I went back to the drawing board.

My mind then went to the balloon launches we used to have in elementary school. We used to put our names and the address of the school in a helium filled balloon and ask that who ever found it, write us a letter so we could see how far it went. Then the whole class would go outside and let them go. Yeah, you couldn't do that today, too many perverts out there. Kind of sad really. But, I digress. I remember the look of all those balloons in the air. It was beautiful, so I though I would try to come up with something similar. This is the finished product:
The balloons were cut from the beyond birthdays Cricut cartridge. The clouds were cut from the Disney Pooh and Friends cartridge. The balloons are interactive. Moving the card causes the balloons to move:

The balloons are mounted on small strips of acetate that I cut from the packaging that one of my shadow boxes came in. I then drew the strings of the balloons on with a black Sharpie.
This card can be very versatile and would be excellent for a child's birthday. So, enjoy and let your spirit soar!

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  1. Your card is so festive, I just LOVE it!! The sentiment you picked is awesome too!! Thanks for joining us this week over at FCCB!

  2. How cute! You've got imagination, I just love this card!

  3. Super card. Love all the balloons. Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  4. This is adroable, I really like the dimension the clouds & balloons add! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  5. Super cute and creative card! What an awesome idea, and so bright and colorful! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week :)

  6. What a cut, cute card! Can you imagine a child's delight when they receive this card and open it to find that the balloons move? Great idea! Thanks for joining us and playing along at FCCB!

  7. What a great card - I love how you made the balloons interactive! I would love to see the 3D hot air balloon gift box if you get it figured out. :-) Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  8. I love the balloon layers. I agree, a very versatile card! Nice work.

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