Balloon Bash Class: Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card

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It's A Balloon Bash!  Today's card is another one from my Balloon Bash Stamp-of-the-Month Class coming up on February 12.  The class kit includes the Balloon Bash stamp set, a half pack of Birthday Bash DSP and all the pre-cut supplies to make 5 cards.  Class-To-Go Kits are available!

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Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card—I love the fancy-fold card style of this Balloon Bash card.  I did a similar card back in 2013 and it was CASED from Trudy Freas: Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card.  It all starts with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Bermuda Bay, and the finished card fits perfectly in a standard A2 Medium Envelope!

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When you open the top flap, you find that the scallop circle was peeking out through a circle window.  It's a fun, unexpected element!  I added a 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" strip of the candle Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper to this layer.

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Open up the bottom flap and you have lots of room to decorate and write inside!  Sweet!

Create Your Own Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card

  • Start with a standard vertical card base: 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score along the 11" side at 4-1/8" and 8-1/2".
  • With the card fully open, position the 2-1/2" Circle Punch over the 8-1/2" score line so the fold is in the center of the circle and the card stock is in the punch as far as it will go.  Punch!
  • Punch a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle.  With the card folded closed, adhere the scallop circle to the top of the card that shows through the semi-circle hole.  I used Dimensionals, but you could also use a little bit of Sticky Strip to keep it in place securely.
  • Decorate!

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Candles Scallop Circle—I colored the Balloon Bash candles image with Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch.  It's adhered to a Calypso Coral layer that's punched with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I adhered the medallion to the card with Dimensionals (on the bottom half of the circle only!). 

Photopolymer Stamp TIP: There is a sentiment that is attached to the candles image, but I used my Paper Snips to cut them apart for more versatility.  It makes it super-easy to ink & stamp each of the images wherever you want!

Sparkling Flames—You can't really tell in the photo, but after everything was adhered, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen to give the flames some flicker.  

Tie It On—I wrapped some of the the 1/4" Calypso Coral Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever Accessory Pack through the circle window and tied it in a cute double-knot bow. 

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Terrific Trims—To pick up the scallop theme, I punched a Scallop Edge Border in Whisper White and adhered it along the edge of the top flap.  I also embossed a 1" x 4-1/4" piece of Bermuda Bay with the Decorative Dots Texture Impressions Folder for a detailed background. 

Sweet Sentiment—The "light 'em up" sentiment, which I had cut from the candle image, is inked with Night of Navy and stamped onto Whisper White. I punched it with the Modern Label punch and popped it up over a 2-5/8" x 1/4" strip of Crushed Curry.  I fish-tailed the ends of the Crushed Curry banner and added Rhinestone Jewel accents to go with the sparkling flames.

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I made a second card, but I like the first one so much that the only thing I changed was the sentiment.  This birthday greeting is cut apart from another "HB" image from the Balloon Bash stamp set.  I love being able to use these phrases independently from the corresponding graphic.  I won't hesitate to do this on more photopolymer sets in the future!

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2 thoughts on “Balloon Bash Class: Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card”

  1. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one that cuts apart the sentiment from the image. It was a little scary the first time, but like you, I like to be able to use them independently.
    Thank you for posting, I feel better about putting my stamps under the “knife” (snips!) lol


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