Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Birthday Balloons!

Hello crafty friends!

How about a crafty project that isn’t winter or Christmas themed?  Maybe something cheerful and uplifting? :)  I think this card will do the trick:


I used oodles of designer paper from the Sidewalks pad from October Afternoon and the recently released Sky’s the Limit stamp/die set from Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the large hot air balloon on Choice Snow White cardstock and cut out with the matching die. I then paper pieced the balloon portion with a piece of the designer paper and highlighted the swirls using a Copic marker.  The die set also has a couple of itty bitty clouds that I also cut from Choice Snow White cardstock.  For the background I cut a circle using a Lacey Circles Nestabilities die and stamped a sentiment from it in black ink.  I added dots of Light Blue around the outside edges using a Viva Decor Pearl pen.


I accented the main image with some twill ribbon that I tied into a bow.  I added a couple of little heart stick pins through the knot.  To keep the pointy ends from poking anyone I dabbed a bit of Glossy Accents to the tips.  No more ouchy ouchies!


That is it for me tonight but I should be back soon with a … tag!  One inspired by the twelve tags of Christmas that Tim Holtz has been making. :)

Stamps: Sky’s the Limit (TE).
Paper: Pink, Blue, Naturals Ivory (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), Sidewalks designer (October Afternoon).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic marker.
Accessories: Stick pins (Maya Road), Light Blue Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Lacey Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), twill (May Arts), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensionals.


  1. This is adorable Danielle! I need a bit of bright and sunny today and I have to say this card makes me smile! Gorgeous work!

  2. Aaaw, how cute! It's really a fun card, thanks for sharing :D
    Sunny greetings from grey and stormy Germany


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