Box card with balloons

Box card with balloons for May Outside the Box Challenge at the MFT Blog.

Hi there! For this month’s Outside the Box Challenge at the MFT Blog, we’re asking you to create a box card with balloons.

I played with the Pumped-Up Alphabet Die-namics to add the Birthday Girl’s name. I was also going to add her age (six) but I just couldn’t squeeze it in.

First of all, I created the structure using dies from the Outside the Box Level Up Die-namics as well as Sno Cone and Sour Apple card stock. I also die cut strips of grass out of the latter with the Outside the Box Grassy Hills Die-namics. To give them some nice texture, I splattered diluted Sour Apple and Jalapeño Popper Premium Dye Inks on them.

Close up of box card with balloons and cute bunnies.

Once the inside was done, I spruced up the outside of the box with some patterned paper from the Poppin’ Polka Dots Paper Pad. I also added a stitched white strip with a sentiment from the BB Birthday Buds set.

Birthday box card with balloons by Laura Dovalo.

Copic colors used for box card with balloons

Next, I die cut the balloon letters out of Smooth White Card Stock and colored them with the following Copic markers: R27, R24, R22, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y17, Y15, Y13, G16, G14, G12, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG00, BV02, BV01 and BV00. I used the same red, blue and purple for the dresses (and bow) of the sweet bunnies. For their fur I went with W5, W3, W1, E55, E53 and E51. I also used the three browns for the little flower cart to which the balloon strings are attached.

Colorful box card with balloons inside of a kraft colored envelope.

I adhered them in such a way that they would fit inside of a A2 envelope. The trickiest part was to tie the thin silver thread around the knots. As a last touch, I added some tiny rainbow colored enamel stars.

Front view of box card with balloons for My Favorite Things.

I hope you enjoyed my box card and feel inspired to participate in the May Outside the Box Challenge at the MFT Blog. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique!

List of MFT supplies used for box card with balloons

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