I used the c'oredination paper and the woodgrain embossing folder--I really have trouble with it cracking so I'm going to have to try the vellum trick that I've read about! My balloons were embossed with clear embossing powder and punched with the small oval and 1 1/4" circle punches. The owl holds the card closed--when you turn him you can open the card and it looks like this:
Cute huh? Here's the deal with the owls....I made about 150 of these little boogers when I making a swap for SU convention last year. Then I got pneumonia and couldn't go so I have all the parts--not put together. So I'm always looking for ways to use my owls! Ha!