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#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Welcome to Baby week at the Global Design Project challenge.

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And why yes, it IS a challenge if all your baby stamp sets retired with the last catalogue and you haven’t replenished yet. Time to think outside the square!

Despite having one particular idea for a while, I changed my mind at the moment of creating and went with something totally different.

I decided to make a gift box of sorts featuring the Tiny Treat Box. The twist was that it would become the basket of a hot air balloon. So sweet!

Honeycomb hot air balloon I Global Design Project I #GDP003 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I started making the honeycomb balloon using White Filter Paper circles. Am I the only one who only uses the rectangles and has loads of circles laying around? In this case it was great because I used 18. I had 17 on hand but just cut the last one from a rectangle. I made my ball using glue dots strategically placed to create the honeycomb, then tied some Silver Cording Trim for the string. I loaded up a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Pool Party reinker and spritzed away until I was happy with the colour.

To create the box, I took apart the Tiny Treat Box and glued it flat to my gorgeous cloud DSP (from Sweet Li’l Things). Could DSP be more perfect for the project? I just cut around the box and glued it back together. I pierced small holes in each corner and threaded through some Silver Cording Trim. Then I tied the cord to the balloon and to the treat box basket.

The finishing touch was the little flag on top. Again, I had no baby stamps so I ended up using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. I used a marker to ink the ‘it’s a’ part of the stamp ‘hope it’s an’ and there was a ‘boy’ stamp for me to use as well. Happy days.

I just love how it turned out. Now I just need someone to pop out a beautiful bundle of blue so I can gift it!

Honeycomb hot air balloon I Global Design Project I #GDP003 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Ready for more baby inspiration? Visit the rest of the international design team at the Global Design Team site.

Make sure you play along with us. I can’t wait to see the wonderful creations our amazing supporters and fellow crafters come up with!

Jess x

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More hot air balloon projects here…

Hot Air Balloon featuring Typeset DSP and Berry Basket die for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

 

 

 

 

More honeycomb projects here…

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Birthdays and Balloons… and I’m CASEing the Catty

It’s birthday week at CASEing the Catty Challenges this week. We’re looking at all the lovely samples in the birthday section of the Occasions catalogue (check out the sidebar on the right for the link). This week my project is a little outside the box but it just goes to show that you can still be inspired by something and have the project you create turn out a little different. I’ve definitely put my own style into this one.

Here’s the project I was inspired by (along with its stamp set).

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I just love pink (Crisp Cantaloupe) and gold and I can’t get enough of the Typeset Designer Series Paper. I used this colour combo for my project. The idea for my project came to me when I first saw the new Berry Basket Bigz Die. What else could it be apart from a…. hot air balloon basket??

Hot Air Balloon featuring Typeset DSP and Berry Basket die for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Isn’t it just sweet? I papier mache-d the Typeset DSP onto a balloon and then popped it and removed it once dry. The Berry Basket is made from my most favourite cardstock, Kraft 12×12 (I cannot get enough). I used the divine Crisp Cantaloupe washi tape from the Sweet Sadie set for trimming on the basket and wee little flags on the balloon. The sticks are skewers wrapped in Gold washi tape. A few bows in Linen Thread and Gold Bakers Twine add some sweet details.

Hot Air Balloon featuring Typeset DSP and Berry Basket die for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

 

I can just see this as a centerpiece at a baby shower or vintage themed wedding. The berry basket is a great size for filling with chocolates or different favours.

I hope you enjoyed my project this week. Be sure to visit CASEing the Catty Challenges for more inspiration and to play along with us!

Jess x

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