Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Folding Jellybean Balloon Thank You Card

After the holiday season there are always lots of thank you notes to send out so I thought this was a good time to introduce this Little B die set that cuts out a folding note with 'thank you' cut three times. This die set would make a great Christmas present for any card maker.
I was told that the Taj images were jellybeans, but I thought they would make cute balloons so I drew in the part to tie the twine onto. Luckily, I found the perfect jellybean two-sided card stock in the clearance area of the Hilo Ben Franklin Crafts store.
A little Crystal Accents on the balloons added a slick sheen.  The die set comes with dies to cut the words 'thank you' so I used them to cut out some gold foil card stock (from a DCWV 6x6 pack) and adhered the words to the middle 'thank you'.

When you use the die, the cut piece will be shorter than this card. To get the longer card, I placed a long, thin cutting pad (see last photo) over just the part of the die that I wanted to use so that the paper would not be cut through and a longer card could be formed.

It is also easy to elongate the card if you don't have a long cutting pad by adding an extra piece of card stock.  In this version I used a Paper Smooches die to cut the scallop part but you could use a decorative scissors.

This back view shows the scalloped edge better.
I hope this post has shown you a way to use the LIttle B die set and made you decide that this dies set would be a perfect Christmas gift for a crafty friend ....or yourself!  Happy Holidays!


Annette Allen said...

oh my word HOW CUTE.. totally love this Lynn

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

These are so cute. Really love your jelly bean balloon idea. So fun and clever.