Balloonagram!

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To make this larger than life Valentine, you’ll need:

Envelope

We need to create the largest square of kraft paper possible. Measure the width of your kraft paper. Our kraft paper was 35.5″ in width, so we measured a 35.5″ long piece of kraft paper and drew a line to mark where to cut our giant square. Cut out your square!

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Take the top left corner of the square and fold it to meet the bottom right corner of the square, so your paper creates a triangle. Crease about an inch of the paper only in the center of the fold (you don’t want to crease the whole fold, or it’ll show up across the front of your envelope when it’s finished). Unfold your paper back into a square. Now fold the top right corner of the square across to meet the bottom left corner, and crease the paper only in the center of the line formed by the fold (remember what we said about creasing the whole side, don’t do it!). Unfold your paper back into a square.

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You should now have a little “X” in the center of your square! We marked the center of our “X” with a dot so we could better see it.

Fold two opposite corners of the square (it doesn’t matter which!) to the dot in the middle of your paper and crease. Repeat with one more corner, until your square has three folded sides and one point.

Next, fold the two corners of the the bottom of the envelope slightly in to create a little triangle on each side. The triangles should have plenty of space between them and should not be touching.  Using the tops of the small triangles as guides, fold the bottom of the envelope up so the straight line formed by the triangles is even with the other two points.

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Fold the remaining point down to form the triangle flap! Now you have a gigantic envelope!

Valentine Card

Now the easy part! Take one sheet of poster board and fold it in half (we used an 18″ x 24″ piece that suited the size of our kraft paper envelope, make sure you choose a size that works for you!).

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Decorate the front to your Valentine to your liking. We chose to use a chalk marker to create a cute phrase.

If you want to take your card a step further, you can create a pop up heart inside! On a folded 19″honeycomb, draw half a heart shape, then cut it out!

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Align the honeycomb in your open card so the fold of the honeycomb matches up with the fold of your card. Glue the cardboard backing of one side of the honeycomb to the card. Then glue the top cardboard backing and fold your card closed on the honeycomb so the glued cardboard of the honeycomb adheres to the inside of the card.

Open Card

Bam! Pop up heart!

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Now that you’ve created a colossal card, you need the perfect delivery system! Since a full size hot air balloon would be tough to navigate, we suggest a 36″ pink balloon filled with helium.

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We attached some silver festooning to our balloon to make it super extra, and hung our envelope and card from the top of the festooning. Voila! Deliver this surprise to your cutie in style!

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Be Mine, Valentine!

It seems like Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! We’re already preparing for sweet snacks, cheesy cards, and plenty of pink. Decorating has commenced here at Jollity & Co, and we thought we’d share some of our V-Day inspiration with you! Check out our tablescape for creating your perfect Valentine’s Day party 💕

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We set our table with coordinating plates, cutlery, napkins, straws, and cups in varying shades of pink and red. Our pink swirl acrylic pitcher and matching swirl acrylic glasses and goblets were the perfect shade to compliment our dark pink sorbet cake pedestal. Pro tip: mixing multiple shades of a few colors eliminates the pain of making sure everything matches exactly.

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For a background with vivid pops of pink and red, we used a few bright balloons, hung a red glitter banner, and draped a cotton candy pink fringe on the table below. To add some more color to our table, we scattered around some pink confetti!

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Atop our neon pink cutting board, we placed some sweet gifts for our Valentine’s visitors. Bright baking cups (perfect both for baked treats or filling with candy) and pink sparklers make the perfect favors!

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What fun plans do you have in mind for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below or by using #partywithjollity!