Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop: Fun with Folds

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 next.)
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!


  1. Great idea...I need to make a Baby Frame and am going to use this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your card is so cute and creative!!! Love the heart air balloon.

  3. Haley, my heart is all a twitter over your card. Love it.

  4. Such a cute card - in class I made mine into a balloon with a single string, rather than a hot air balloon. (My granddaughter loves birthday balloons so this will be her card.) But I want to make some hot air balloon ones, too - it's so cute and so easy!


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