Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

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Sometimes I create projects because I need something (like a wedding card or I have a photo to scrap), and sometimes I create because I get an idea in my head. Today's project is one of the latter. I got an idea in my head that it would be fun to make a hot air balloon shaker card!


I had been browsing the Silhouette online store and found that cute hot air balloon cutting file from Carta Bella, and knew it would be super cute as a shaker card. I decided to find some Carta Bella paper to make it from, so I wandered into A Walk Down Memory Lane's Brick & Mortar Store empty handed and walked out with some great papers from Carta Bella Summer Lovin.


To cut the hot air balloon out with the Cameo, it just needs a few modifications. I took screen shots of what I did so you can recreate it if you'd like. When you open the file it will look like this:


I moved everything off the cutting area, except for the hot air balloon pieces. I then layered the 2 balloon pieces directly on top of each other.


Finally, I made the striped part of the balloon smaller, to fit inside the larger, solid hot air balloon piece. You can see what I mean in the screen grab below. If you cut the balloon like this, you'll have a border around the edge on which to place your foam adhesive for your shaker compartment.


 I finished up by cutting out the basket for the balloon and the little banner. I stamped and embossed "happy birthday" on the banner. I filled the balloon with matching sequins in a rainbow of colors, and layered it up on some matching paper from Summer Lovin'.


Do you love shaker cards as much as I do? There seems to me no end to the pretty things you can fill with sequins, glitter, or bits of paper to make a shaker!
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