Balloon Celebration

Stampin' Up Balloon Celebration and a very cool "Technique"

I wanted to share a fun card with you today, using a super cool technique that I learned at the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention.

I used the "Balloon Celebration" stamp sat and coordinating "Balloon Bouquet" punch.

The cardstock colors are rich razzleberry, bermuda bay, island indigo and whisper white. I used the same inks with some "Schoolhouse" designer paper.

I wanted to note that I only inked up the word "celebrate" from the "lets celebrate" stamp. I did this by coloring it with the island indigo marker. You can also simply ink only that word when you ink it up on the ink pad.. wipe off any extra ink with a wet paper towel.


Check out the "puffy" balloons.

Glenda Travelstead shared this technique with us during Convention in SLC.

Doesn't it look so cool?


All you need to do this is a paper piercing tool and a piercing mat. Roll the rounded end of the tool around the edges of the balloon, until the edges start to curl a little. Then simply place a dimensional under the balloon and attach it to the card.


Here's a close up for you...


I love the dimension and how it really looks like a real live balloon.


A darling little bow made with the "Bow Builder" punch is the perfect accent to

add even more dimension and puff.


So what do you think? Are you going to give this balloon dimension technique a try?

I hope so!

Until the next time...

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Fun Unique Fold Birthday Card- Stampin' Up

I made this birthday card with a unique fun fold and wanted to share it with you.

I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. I also used the "It's My Party" designer paper pack and the "It's My Party" washi tape from the same catalog. The ink colors are melon mambo, crushed curry and basic black archival ink. I used three punches: The 2 3/8 circle scallop and the 2 1/2" and  2" circle punches.

Its so cool, how the greeting pops out from under the flap. I'm going to show you how I made this fun fold card. First, you will need a piece of whisper white cardstock. Cut it 4 1/4 x 11.


Cardstock size is 4 1/4" x 11" ( not 8 1/2" as written on the paper) Score at 2 1/2" and 6 3/4".

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Flip cardstock over and attach Its My Party designer paper. You will need a piece cut at 4" x 2 1/4" and a piece cut at 4"x 4"


Apply the two strips of washi tape to smaller flap, over the designer paper, as shown on the finished card- before punching the 2 1/2" circle. Flip card over so that its the inside of the card showing.... stamp "let us celebrate" in the middle section. Add stars in crushed curry ink. Punch 2 1/2" circle on top left of card. Push punch in as far as it will go, while lining it up with the fold in the middle of the circle.


This is what it will look like. Next punch the 2 3/8" scallop circle from a piece of basic black cardstock. Fold the card up again and place the scallop circle in the hole that you just punched, and attach the bottom part of the scallop circle only.



 Balloons were stamped with melon mambo and crushed curry inks.

Here's a bunch of birthday fun fold cards!


Its been a while since I've made one of these cards, and it sure was fun recreating it again!

I hope you will give it a try.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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Kim's Card Class- Box / Tower Card Fold

I am going to share the details of the box card or tower card that we all made at Kim's Card Class last week.

Its a cute birthday card made with the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet Punch from the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog.

This card is so totally cool. Not only does it stand up like a tower, but it lays flat in an envelope, so that it can be mailed and pops right up when it is taken out of the envelope.

I got this idea from my friend Cindy. She has a sample on her blog using it with the Botanical Blooms set. Check it out here.


And here it is, once its taken out of the envelope. This is the front. Super cute!

I used the Its My Party Designer Paper Pack and crushed curry & melon mambo cardstock colors.


And back... I added the Its My Party enamel dots to the stars to give it a bit of pizazz.


Here's the pattern for you to try this card, yourself. Its super duper easy, peasy! Just score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.


I placed a dimensional to the right side of the scallop circle and attached it to the front center of the card when it was laying flat. I  did the same on the back.


 I hope this is something you'll try. Its super easy and just plain fun to make.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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Kim's Card Class- February Fun!

Once again Kim's Card Class was a fun and stamp happy evening. However, this time I really did forget (again) to take pictures. I usually remember at the very end and then snap a few, or my friend Raelene snaps some for me. But, I totally have no people photos to show this time. So sad.

But, cheer up, buttercup! I do have the cards that we made, to share with you! We did a fun variety this month. A masculine card, birthday card, thank you card, and a gift card holder.

I will show a couple of them to you today and the others later this week, so that I have a chance to explain how a did them and write up a little tutorial for the other two.


The Botanical Blooms card is a simple but pretty Thank you card made with reds, blues and greens.

I used rose red, marinia mist, night of navy, wild wasabi and mossy meadows inks for this card.

I did a tone on tone look with the Brushstrokes background stamp, by stamping it in marina mist ink, onto marina mist cardstock. Tone on tone is one of my favorite looks.


 I chose the Stampin' Up Going Global stamp set to make a cool masculine card.  The cardstock colors are lost lagoon and very vanilla. I used the gold foil paper to really make it special.


Check out the sunburst circle around the globe. This is a technique I learned a while ago and forgot about. Thanks to my friend Georgia for reminding me to use it again. I used the 2 3/8" inch scallop circle punch to punch out the gold foil scallop. Then I inserted the scallop back into the punch, using a post it note attached to it so that it acted as a "handle". I then positioned the scallops on the points of the punch and punched it out.


Be sure to check back again soon. I will be posting the other two cards and giving details.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I sure do appreciate it!

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