♥Pretty DIY: Excuse Me… I Need Some Air. Thanks!♥

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Hello FPTFY Readers!  Isn’t Keren just super fabulous?  Her crafts are always incredibly inspiring and her freebie goodies so beautiful.  I count myself completely blessed that I can call her a good friend.  So hi there!  My name is Jessica and I write the blog Two Shades of Pink.  I also craft for a local magazine called Good Living which is loads of fun.  One of the issues, I was asked to do thank you cards for the Thanksgiving issue and I came up with this balloon pocket card…
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The beauty of this card is that you can use it for ANY occasion.  So today I am going to share with you how to make one for Mother’s Day that is a bit more girly but just as much fun!!
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click HERE to DL  Excuse Me i need some ari Printables
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(This is a WORD Document)
First we need our templates and our supplies.  I created the card template for you as well as some tag templates. I aslo used Amy Butler’s Paper scrapbook paper but use whatever you like!
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You really don’t need a circle punch but if you have one…great!
Let’s get started…
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This one will be your front pocket.
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(The ribbon will finish off the top edge of your pocket)
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(This is the back of your pocket)
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The card part is now done!  Now for the balloon message…
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I think the “Excuse me…I need some air” tag is hilarious and would elicit a smile from anyone who reads it!
This is really easy to make and a great idea for multiple cards like birthday invites, baby gender announcements (how funny would it be to write “It’s a girl!” on a blue balloon?), or shower invitations. The sky is the limit!
I am so happy and thankful Keren let me visit and share with you this card. Please feel free to stop by (twoshadesofpink.com) and say hello anytime. I would LOVE it if you let me know if you ever make this card…I would be so excited to see it!
Hugs to all of you!
xoxo
jess
Jessica
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Jesus said unto him, If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 9:23

 

29 Responses to “♥Pretty DIY: Excuse Me… I Need Some Air. Thanks!♥”

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  1. Doreen says:

    This is a really creative card thanks for sharing this morning. I'm going to make one as a "Congratulations" = Perfect! Have a great Monday!

  2. stricksonne says:

    wow, eine super schöne bastelanleitung!!! danke und viele grüße

  3. Paty says:

    I love it…
    it's diferent, it's funny…
    thank you

  4. Bethany says:

    WOW what a super adorable idea! Thanks for sharing ;)

  5. Ruby Jean says:

    Oh..How very cute..and what a Unique gift..Thank You for sharing the Tutorial with us…
    Yes..Karen is so very SWEET and she does such Amazing work…And offers such Lovely treats for us..

  6. Tammy @ she wears flowers says:

    This is darling–love all of those printables!! Can't wait to make some cards with those! Thanks!

  7. Naturally Me Creations says:

    Very cute idea, and fun too. :)

  8. MAUDE says:

    I adore your blog. Im glad that i came across it. I love the craft and planning on making it for my mom. I hope she likes it, otherwise i will make it for my sister (that is a mom).

  9. malia says:

    wonderful idea Jessica, thank you so much!

  10. Tonya says:

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing this fun & easy tutorial Jessica!! I love the idea of using it for baby gender announcements! Great idea!!

  11. pinkstilettos says:

    Thanks for the Birthday Wish!! This is a neat card idea….I will just have to try it sometime!
    Daisy~

  12. Mrs. No-No says:

    Nice and so original!! :) Thanks for the great tute – can't wait to try it out.
    :)

  13. kcphotography says:

    AWESOME IDEA!! one question – where did you find that green & blue damask patterned paper on top of the blue/green stripe paper??
    I've been looking for the exact colours & pattern!! I want it!! :)
    Pleease :)

  14. Len Sirmanovitch says:

    this idea is perfect ! really really nice. well done :)
    pretty pretty
    xoxo

  15. Sarah says:

    I've been trying to locate some Amy butler paper too! Where did you find yours and what is the name of the pack? Thanks! So adorable!

  16. Jessica Lauren says:

    Love this card! It's so cute and the colors really pop! I featured you as a favorite find over at my blog http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com/2011/06/five-favorite-finds_18.html
    ~*Jessica Lauren

  17. Diane Davies says:

    This is such a cute idea! Thanks for the free printable and tutorial. I just found your blog while blog hopping around. I pinned this on Pinterest and going to check our more of your stuff. : )

  18. Tallya says:

    This is very cute, however I didn’t have any luck with the balloon writing. I tried writing with different pens and a sharpie but once the balloon is deflated the ink gathers together and smears or just comes right off. I tried drying the inflated balloon and then drying the deflated but nothing worked and I wasted a pack of balloons. Did you check yours for smearing?

    • FreePrettyThings says:

      Ummm.. lets see… I THINK Jessica used a regular Ball point pen.. I will call her and ask her to make sure tho! :)

    • Karolyn says:

      same thing happened to me… :( I could not make it work…I was so sad!

  19. Tamara says:

    Love this, thinking of using w/my class to make Mother’s Day cards. Where did you find the latex-free balloons? And I would love to know the answer to Tallya’s questions about the writing on the balloon. Thanks!

  20. Beautiful! And love your blog, I just headed over to your fanpage on Facebook to become a fan. I will for sure blog about this super cute mothers day idea. So freakin creative!

  21. RAV & KRAT says:

    Beautiful card…I’ve made it for a party. You can follow this link
    http://ravogkrat.blogspot.com/2012/05/den-store-dag.html
    Have a nice day ;-)

  22. Yamayka says:

    Hi Jessica, thanks for your lovely and inspiring blog. I love the balloon idea. I’m always looking for new cards ideas. Heres another handmade card idea:
    http://my-gift-wrapping-ideas.blogspot.co.il/2012_05_12_archive.html

  23. r prasad says:

    it is just fabulous.it is awesome.it is wonderful.i will make itfor my mother on her birthday.
    thank you very very much.

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