Thursday, January 19, 2017

JAI #343: Just Add A Blog Hop


Welcome back to our Just Add Ink challenges for 2017. It's always so exciting starting off a new year, and I love that we start the year of challenges with a Blog Hop. Usually I get to see everyone's creations before challenge day, but on Blog Hop day I get to hop along and be surprised just like all of our lovely followers.

You may have arrived here from Christine's blog, or you may have started here. It really doesn't matter, just keep hopping until you get back to where you started!

To kick us off in style for 2017 we are all making projects with an Interactive or Pop-Up element. I decided to make a 3D spinning card using the new Lift Me Up range of products.

I used the Up & Away Thinlits to cut through both the card base and the DSP at the same time. It's not really recommended that you do this, but I wanted to get the two layers to line up perfectly. I then stamped and cut 4 smaller balloons. I folded each one in half, and then glued them together. Before I glued the last balloon in place I added a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine through the middle. This twine is then firmly held in place between the layers of cardstock and Carried Away DSP.

This allows you to twist the balloons around, 'winding' them up. Then when they are released, they spin around. Hopefully you can see the end result in the video. It's the first one I've done, so apologies for the quality!

Here's the inside of the card. I kept all of the elements low so that they can't be seen when the card is closed.

That's it for me, now you're off to Narelle's blog.

Of course, if you get lost, just pop back to the Just Add Ink and pick up where you got lost. It's also where you link your cards when you enter the challenge. Don't have a blog? You can still enter - just email the JAI team with your card and we will add it to the entries.

Bye for now,



  1. So clever Tina - I would have never thought of making the large hot air balloon the peekaboo piece. Fabulous! Kelly x

  2. Fantastic! Great way to use these fun new products, Tina.

  3. I would not like to be in a spinning balloon but the effect here is fantastic, Tina ;) Love how it spins in a balloon shaped opening. So fresh too.
    Hugs, D

  4. I love the way you used the bigger balloon frame lit to cut the window Tina - the contours match perfectly and of course the cloudy DSP is just the perfect background. Spinning this balloon would keep me occupied for hours! xxx

  5. Love this idea Tina ! One I've yet to try !

  6. So cool Tina! Such a fun interactive element and one l will be trying for sure..Great project! xx

  7. Awesome card, Tina! Love how the smaller balloons fit and spin in the larger ballon cut-out. A fantastic and different use of these products! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  8. Hi Tina, this is a cool idea - a lovely way to use these dies. Looks like the balloon is flying. Chantell x x

  9. What a nifty card, and what better for a spinner card than this awesome balloon set. So fun. xx

  10. This is absolutely fantastic, Tina!Such pretty colours and I love how you can twist and spin the balloon inside the larger one - it will be hours of fun!! xx

  11. Well, this is just too cool! The spinner is such a fun way to go interactive but to use the larger balloon die is just too clever!

  12. I love your card Tina. So clever ... and fun.


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