The CTMH Technique Blog Hop group has a quick, fun hop for you this month! Learn some fun folds and try something new! (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Annemarie's blog
. From here, you'll visit Belinda
Rather than have my card itself make a cool fold, I added a fun folded element! This hot air balloon would be cute just with a heart balloon, but I made it 3D with 5 identical hearts (cut with the CTMH/Cricut Flower Market cartridge). They were cut from the same sheet of Blossom/Raspberry paper from the Adventure Fundamentals paper pack. I folded each heart in half, alternating which side was showing. Then I glued them all together to create the hot air "balloon."
Before I adhered the heart "balloon" to the card, I added the Blossom baker's twine from the Adventure ribbon collection. To make the balloon's basket, I just cut a 3/4" by 1" piece at an angle on each side. The adorable washi tape is from the Sugar Rush collection. My sky background is a piece of Crystal Blue card stock, and the sentiment is from the CTMH/Cricut Flower Market collection stamp set.
This card was an easy Valentine to make and mail to my daughter off at college. This idea is super cute as a balloon too! Of course you could use a circle or an actual hot air balloon shape to get the same 3D effect.
Please let me know what you think before you head off to Belinda's blog