One of the things I love to do with my team is participate in a card swap each time a new catalog comes out. With this awesome Occasions catalog that Stampin’ Up released in January, I was especially excited to see what everyone would create. For my card, I was inspired to use the Balloon Celebrations bundle – the Balloon Celebrations stamp with the matching Balloon Bouquet punch. Not only can you get them for 15% off when you buy them together… but they are the 1-2 punch that makes cute cards super easy! Here is what I came up with:
With a few basic layers, you can create an easy peasy base for your card:
- 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” card base (SU – Bermuda Bay CS)
- 3 3/4” x 5” mat (SU – Soft Sky CS)
- 3 1/2” x 4 3/4” center piece (SU – Whisper White)
Just stamp the Whisper White cardstock with some clouds from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set using Soft Sky ink and you have a pretty sky for your balloons to float by in!
I didn’t want to cover up the clouds, so I mounted the balloons to a piece of 2” wide vellum… it is 2” wide because I knew I wanted to punch the top with the scalloped tag topped punch! It just makes for more pretty ruffles like the clouds!
Each balloon was stamped with the solid base color, then a speckly overlay, and then the outline. The nice thing is – the stamps are photopolymer so they are totally clear which makes lining them up super easy! Then I punch them out with the matching punch and started layering them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The final touch though, was for the sentiment, I used the long string word “let us celebrate” which I think was actually meant to be a balloon string, and turned it sideways and heat embossed it in black! So it stood out as a delicate sentiment for my card. Add a bow from the stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon and attach with a glue dot and you are done!
If you want to see what is all in the bundle… including how they make the speckled balloons so easy for you… check it out:
Don’t forget, you can save 15% when you get them in a bundle!
And if you want to join us for our next team card swap, we’d love to have you! You can join our Fun n’ Crafty Stampers team now and get an extra $30 in free product with your starter kit during Sale-a-Bration, and then join in the swap when the new catalog is announced to demonstrators next month!
Plus get all the other perks like sneak peeks, 20% or more off all your orders, chat with us in our group facebook page, monthly webinar team meetings, and more!
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