The balloon by welding shapes in Sure Cuts Alot. Then I cut a smaller circle in SCAL for the center section of the ballon. I bought a bag of Spools in size 3/4" x 1" and then purchased a dowel rod in 3/16th inch. I painted both the spool and the rod with Tim Holtz crackle paint in picket fence.
Next I glued the circle accent piece on each piece I had for the balloon. I used 5 pieces total to make up the balloon. I just used a fine tip sharpie to add stitching to it. I scored each piece in half and then carefully glued one to the other around the rod. I took the firecracker twine and went around all the edges of the balloon using it and then tied little bows around the base of the spool where the strings met. I used a scrap paper that was left to glue around the spool.
I used a sentiment from Creative Time for Me's tiny tags to make a little flag at the top. I also used the banner kit set to make the banner and I used The Lemonade Twine for it. Love this yellow! I also went around the sun with the Lemonade twine.
The clouds and the sun were just stock images in Sure Cuts alot. I used a peachykeen stamp for the sun. I love peachykeen faces!
LOVE THESE TWINES!! Now run over and get you some spools of these awesome colors. There are so many to pick from!
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