Surprise your recipient with a Pinata Party Card that is bright and cheerful on the outside and bursting with candy and confetti on the inside. With the help of the Confetti Flinger and the YAY! Designer Dies, EH Design Ambassador Emily Mydlowski is sharing a Pinata Party Celebration Card that is sure to be a Smash Hit! All new products showcased will be available on February 26th.
Hi Friends, Emily here sharing a fun interactive card that’s full of POP! Why just look at a cute pinata, when you can create the experience of smashing a pinata with a burst of candy and confetti upon opening your card. All you need is the EBE Confetti Flinger and YAY! Designer Dies to turn the Hit It Stamp Set into a Pinata Party! Let’s Get this Party Started!
Party Setup: The Decorations
Let’s start by prepping the party for a fun time by setting up our Pinata and colorful decorations.
After stamping the Pinata Image from Hit That! with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I colored my Pinata with Fluorescent Zig Clean and Clear Real Brush Markers. For the stitched border, I used the Essentials Stitched Rectangle Die and did a running stitch with pink and orange DMC floss; running my pink stitches all the way around the rectangle first and then running the orange stitches to close-up the running stitch pattern. I threaded a piece of pink floss through the top stitching hole and adhered the end to the back of the Pinata image. For extra whimsy, you could leave the pinata swinging on the thread but I stuck it down with a piece of foam tape. For the YAY! Sentiment, I blended and smashed several blue and green ink colors together on a piece of White Card Stock. With my customer color paper, I ran the YAY! die through my die cutting machine and then adhered the YAY! letters to the bottom of the card with thin foam adhesive squares.
“Filling” the Pinata
For the pinata candies, I stamped, colored and die-cut the candies from the Hit That! Stamp Set. For the blue/green confetti, I used the custom color paper that I created from the YAY! step above and ran the Confetti die through my die cutting machine. I also ink blended and smashed orange/pink ink to a piece of White Cardstock to create the orange/pink Confetti. Then I adhered the confetti and candy pieces to the inside of my card; making sure I left room to add the Confetti Flinger Mechanism.
The Surprise Celebration
I added the Confetti Flinger to the inside of the card panel and for additional whimsy, I added the sentiments from Hit That! under the confetti flinger. Then I loaded the Confetti Flinger Envelope with the orange and green confetti and extra pieces of candy. I initiated the launch mechanism by lifting the Confetti Flinger to the top of the card and then carefully closed the card and inserted it into an envelope. When the recipient opens the card the Confetti will burst out of the card and I promise it will be a smash hit…as I had several members of my family test it out and boy they were surprised! 🙂
A Few Confetti Flinger Tips & Tricks:
- A Must Watch is Julie Ebersole’s Confetti Flinger Product Video! Julie shows you everything you need to create and set the Confetti Flinger Mechanism.
- To get the best folds and creases without adding too much bulk, use a lighter weight cardstock like 80 lb Solar White.
- I found that loom bands worked the best for creating the flinger mechanism. I tried clear hair-ties but they ended up being too hard and tore my cardstock.
- Glassine or Vellum work great as your confetti holder/envelope.
- My eyesight isn’t what it used to be and I had a hard time seeing the score lines on the glassine confetti envelope. My quick fix was to place the glassine square back on the die and then match up the marks with the die and glassine square. Then I could easily “see” the marks and make the necessary folds.
- Experiment and have fun creating different types of confetti!
So there we are friends, I Pinata Party Card that is sure to be a Smash hit for your next Happy Mail celebration. I hope you enjoyed my card today and it inspires you to use your card making supplies in fun new ways! Big Paper Hugs!