Wednesday, February 25, 2015


For some reaason, I don't often make cards for friends & family members, other than for Christmas and Hanukkah. (At least in relation to the number of cards I make for Operation Write Home & Send a Smile 4 Kids.) But my uncle has a birthday coming up next week, so I decided to make a card for him.

I found this card through Pinterest. The idea of the cut-away at the top,revealing patterned paper inside the card, intrigued me. So I decided to create my own version. I began by die cutting 4 balloons from patterned paper using two of Simon Says Stamp's "Balloons" dies. (Most of the papers are from My Mind's Eye's "Boy Crazy" and Doodlebug Designs' "Take Note" 6x6" pads. I've had the inside pattern & striped papers for a long time, and don't know who made them.) Then I inked around each balloon with Barn Door Distress ink, just to add a little unity to the different patterned papers. After gluing the balloons to the front of a 4.5x7.25" card base, I cut the base along the top edge of the balloons.

I stamped my greeting, from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Birthday Bash" set, on the card front, using Memento Teal Zeal dye ink. I felt the lower part of the card was a bit blank, so I stamped one of the stars from Hero Arts' "Year Round Sentiments" set several times in Memento Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Cantaloupe dye inks.

I die cut an opening in a piece of patterned paper, and adhered the paper to the inside of the card. I stamped a sentiment from "Birthday Bash" on the white cardstock within the die cut opening. And that finished this card.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Monday "No Rules"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes"


  1. Love your card, amazing balloons !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  2. Such a delightful card. The patterns on balloons are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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