Yesterday I got enough paper cut to make three little balloons. Today, I got enough cut for three larger balloons. The only thing I didn't cut were the banners and I have to think about what I'm going to do there. I've seen old style hot air balloons with a netting on them and I think that looks pretty cool. Of course, I couldn't find anything ready made, so that means some YouTube research. No hurry.
On the last set I cut, I realized that I only had one pad of this paper and if I screwed up, it was over. Since this is a bigger file, I could only cut two pieces per sheet of cardstock. And I needed four sheets of cardstock, two each of different patterns. First sheet cut great. The second one? On the fourth panel, the cardstock came off of the mat and that was it. I stopped the cut job and found some other cardstock to use. I will use the stuff I cut, but I'll have to change the plan on the other files.
Next week I'll probably start assembly. These are gonna be so cool!