This is a bright fun card topper that is ideal for use on party invites or birthday cards. A green colour scheme has been used here to co-ordinate with the green balloon used but obviously you can make this topper in all different colours, simply alter the paper, card, ribbon bow and brad colours to match in/co-ordinate with the balloon colour that you use.
What you will need to make this topper.
- Woodware super duper square craft punch
- Mid green mulberry tissue paper
- Green card or green handmade mulberry paper (these are examples any green card/paper can be used)
- Green die-cut balloon shape
- Pastel yellow brads from – Woodware Mini Round Brads – Pastel
- Green ribbon bow
- Craft glue, Sticky foam pads & Double sided sticky tape
- Craft knife & cutting mat
How to make:
Use a cotton wool bud or your finger tip to draw a square on the mid green mulberry tissue paper with water. Carefully tear along the wet lines to create a fluffy edged square. Allow the square to dry before use. The mulberry tissue square should measure approximately 90mm once torn out.
Next punch a square out of the green card/paper using the super duper square craft punch. Apply a strip of double sided sticky tape on the back of all four edges of the punched square. Twist the mid green mulberry tissue paper square round so it looks like a diamond and then stick the punched square on top of it, also like a diamond.
Make a small hole in the top corner and the two side corners of the card/paper square (now diamond) pushing through both the top layer and mulberry tissue paper layer behind it. Push a pastel yellow mini round brad through each of the three holes and bend the prongs back.
Attach some sticky foam pads to the back of the balloon and stick it to the centre of the diamond. Trim the wire stem of the balloon so it is short and does not overlap the bottom of the top diamond layer.
Finally use craft glue to attach a green ribbon bow over the wire stem of the balloon.
You can add a silver peel off sticker number or even write a number using a silver metallic marker or stickles glitter glue onto the balloon to denote a childs age.
Once you have made your topper, simply attach it to the top section of a card blank and use a peel off sticker sentiment or greetings banner on the bottom of the card for whichever occasion you wish.
Topper Idea by Janine
A special occasion really deserves a special card. The pictorial peel off stickers used on this card have been enhanced by being applied to luxury card and then cut out in a decoupage fashion. This design could also be used as a party invitation by changing the wording peel off stickers used.
What you will need to make this card:
- A6 Cream Card Blank
- Silver pearlised card
- Rioja red pearlised card
- Glitter Card – Cream/Gold
- Handmade Mulberry Paper – Dark Red
- Party Celebration Peel Off Sheet – Gold
- Engagement/Christening Peel Off Sheet – Gold
- Gold Mini Round Brads
- Memories Metallic Marker – Glitzy Gold
- Craft glue and sticky foam pads
- Decoupage Scissors
- Craft knife, ruler & cutting mat
Directions to make:
Measure and cut out a 7.5cm x 10.5cm rectangle from the cream / gold glitter card and a 6cm x 9cm rectangle from the dark red handmade mulberry paper.
Place the red rectangle in the centre of the glitter rectangle and using your craft knife carefully make a small hole through both layers in each of the four corners. Push a mini gold round brad through each hole and fold the prongs over at the back to secure the red mulberry paper rectangle to the centre of the glitter card rectangle. Use sticky foam pads to mount this to the centre of the card blank.
Remove the champagne bottle, glasses & present picture from the gold party celebration peel off sheet and stick it to the pearlised silver card. Next remove three small streamer and two small heart pictures from the same peel off sheet and stick them all to the pearlised rioja red card. Using the decoupage scissors, carefully cut round the outside edge of all the peel off pictures.
Use craft glue to stick the champagne bottle, glasses & present cut out and the three streamer cut outs to the red mulberry paper rectangle overlapping the edges in places as shown in the picture.
Again using craft glue stick a heart cut out in the top right hand and bottom left hand corners of the card blank.
Remove the words ‘On Your Engagement’ from the gold engagement/christening peel off sheet and stick the ‘On’ and ‘Your’ to the top left of the card blank and the ‘Engagement’ to the bottom right of the card blank.
Finish the card off by using the gold metallic pen to colour in sections on the main peel off image i.e. the bow on the present, the label strips and cork on the bottle and the champagne in the glasses.
A useful tip for this project: Allow each peel off sticker to relax for a short while before sticking to the card as this will allow the stickers to regain shape if any of them have stretched at all when they were peeled away from the peel off sheet.
Card Idea by Janine