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The Best Husband Ever

My husband had a birthday on October 30. He has been a rock helping me after surgery. I was trying to think of something that would express to him what a wonderful man he is and decided to use Simon Says Stamps Balloon Background Die.

There are twelve balloons in this die. I determined the size of the balloons and used a table in Microsoft Word to type twelve different attributes that my husband has. I printed them with a laser printer, since it doesn't bleed when coloring with Copic Markers, and cut them into small rectangle and adhered them to the back of different sections on the balloon die. It took a few passes to cut them all without overlapping the cardstock.

I cut the background three times from white cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue to add some dimension. A white panel of quarter sheet cardstock was cut down with a stitched rectangle and adhered to a blue cardbase. The balloon bouquet was then adhered to the front of the panel.

The balloon were laid on my desk top in the order they would be inserted into the die and then were colored with different colors of blue markers, which is Michael's favorite color. The balloons were adhered into place with liquid glue.

I didn't have the perfect sentiment for this card, so I created one in Microsoft Word and cut it into a sentiment label and adhered it over the bottom balloons with liquid glue.

I had thought about creating a shaker card, but it would have been a nightmare to get the acetate cut into the correct shape. So, I added a glob of glue to the bottom of each balloon and adhered blue seed beads in place.

It's not my favorite card, but it does express what an amazing man I am married to.


· Simon Says Stamp Balloon Background

· Microsoft Word Sentiments

· Copic Markers: B01, B00, B000; B16, B14, B12; B24, B23, B21; B37, B343, B32; B97, B95, B93, B91; BG02, B01, BG000; BG15, BG13, BG11; BG57, BG57, BG01; B06, B04, B02

· Beader Paradise Mimi Surf

· Hammermill Premium Color 100# White Cardstock

· Limited Papers Accent Opaque White 120# Cover Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Denim Cardstock

· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

· Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Die

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