I work in an office and I have the BEST boss. We all love him. At Christmas we want to get him the #1 gift but every year it is hard to figure out what to get him. Every once in a while someone comes up with an awesome idea. This year, I think, was one of those times. In October 2019, he is planning to go to the big Balloon Festival in New Mexico so one of my co-workers came up with the idea to get him a gift card to pay for his flight!
The paper I used on this card is from Reminisce Snowflake Ridge paper set. Oh my gosh...I have to tell you that paper is Gorgeous! I remember the day when I use to hoard paper/cardstock but I asked myself why? So... not anymore. The dies I used on the front is the Sizzix Tim Holtz Merry Moose die set. Isn't it the cutest! I just had to have it and was worth waiting 3 weeks while it was on backorder. I made one extra page to the card and placed it before the balloon page so everyone had enough room to write a message to our boss.
I wanted to make a card that would go along with the balloon festival that we all could sign. I had his emoji he created on his phone and I printed it out to put him in the balloon. I also found a black and white line image of a balloon. Once I had that, I was off and running with no real idea of what to do. Created as I went. You can see in the third photo, the balloon popped up when you opened the card. I will admit, the cardstock cracked where it bent for the popup but I fixed it by gluing a white piece of cardstock on the inside where no one could see it to make it more stable. It worked perfectly.
So without further ado.....