♥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…
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!!
Two Shades of Pink
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!
You really don’t need a circle punch but if you have one…great!
Let’s get started…
This one will be your front pocket.
(The ribbon will finish off the top edge of your pocket)
(This is the back of your pocket)
The card part is now done!  Now for the balloon message…
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!
Jesus said unto him, If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 9:23


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33 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!

  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

  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
    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:

  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.

  24. wonderful !
    I just made it !
    Stéphanie from France

  25. aliza says:

    Quelle belle idée !

  26. Sameera says:

    What patterns did you use and where can I get them?
    Any ideas for two matching patterns to use?


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