Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Happy Canada Day weekend and Happy 4th of July weekend.

I was at my local craft store yesterday and came across a new product I have not seen before. But it looked so interesting , I had to try it thanks to a 50% off coupon. 

Being that the challenge over at Birthday Sundaes is anything goes, I thought I would make a Birthday card using this new to me product and link it up over there.

Looks like a basic Birthday card right?

Well, what is cool about it is the fun surprise inside when you open it....
It is a 3D balloon!

You can see it better in this picture...
Ok, the product is Honeycomb paper from InkyAntics Rubber Stamps. You can see a video here that shows the paper along with stamp sets that they have designed to go with this paper. 
I didn't purchase the stamps. Instead, I just cut my balloon shape free hand. 

You get one sheet of 5x7 paper of one color for $6.99, at least that was the price in my craft store. Like I mentioned, I had a 50% off coupon so was only about $3.50. It goes a long way for such a big impact. 

I need to go back and get some more colors now that I have tried it. I can't wait to try more designs.

Be sure to hop over to Birthday Sundaes to link  up a project or just check out what the DT has done. 

Here's How I did it...
Basic A2 card base
Pattern Bday paper is from My Minds Eye
All other paper from my scrap stash
InkyAntics red Honeycomb Paper
Balloons/layers cut at 1.5" from Birthday Bash, p. 23
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls embossing folders on balloons
Kangaroo/layers cut at 2.75" from Birthday Bash,  p. 49
Birthday sentiment on front from My Creative Time's Polk Dot Surprise Stamp set
Birthday sentiment on inside from My Creative Time's Wow! So Many Candles stamp set
Black sticker pearls for nose and eyes
Chalk, scrap of ribbon and doodles with my pens.


Amanda said...

Super cute!!

Adrian said...

Very cute, I just found these also at a recent stampfest! I may have to give it a try!

Kristie W. said...

This is so cute!! The dp paper is awesome and I love how each balloon is different. The inside is so cool! I bought some of the paper at my LSS last week but haven't tried it yet...I had to buy the stamps too though since they had doggie ones :) Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Clever of you to cut the balloon free hand. What store did you find them at? I bought mine at a stamp store. I have some of the Inky Antics stamp sets & honeycomb paper. You can see my Easter ones & one with a little girl and a flower inside.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tracey said...

Very Cool the surprise inside, what a great product!
Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!