Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gorgeous, Simple Balloon Adventures Card

Today I have a gorgeous birthday card to share with you! Everyone needs birthday cards, and this project is quick to put together at the last minute - or a quick one to build your stash so you have one on hand in a pinch!

I love the refreshing colors of this card - especially after the dreary, foggy, icy weather we've been having here lately! That Cupcakes and Carousels DSP is one of my favorite products from the Occasions Catalog - don't you just love it?

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Balloon Adventures (142823)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686), Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack (Harlequin Pattern) (142744);
  • INK – Early Espresso (126974), Calypso Coral (126983), Bermuda Bay (131171)
  • OTHER – Balloon Bouquet punch (140609), Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (142767), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse (129026), Snail (104332)
Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 4 1/4” x 11
  • Early Espresso cardstock: 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 3 5/8” x 4 7/8
  • Very Vanilla cardstock; scrap
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP: 3 5/8 x 2”
  • Calypso Coral 1/4” Ombre Ribbon (from Cupcakes & Carousels Kit): 5”    


  • Stamp striped balloon in Calypso Coral ink on scrap Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Stamp dotted balloon in Bermuda Bay ink on scrap Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Punch out both stamped balloons with the Balloon Bouquet punch.
  • Stamp both ‘balloon strings’ in Early Espresso Ink on 3 5/8” x 4 7/8” Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Stamp greeting in Early Espresso Ink on 3 5/8” x 4 7/8” Very Vanilla cardstock on the left side of the balloon strings.
  • Attach Cupcakes & Carousels harlequin pattern DSP to the bottom to 3 5/8” x 4 7/8” Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Attach Calypso Coral 1/4” Ombre Ribbon to hide the edge of DSP with Fast Fuse.
  • Attach 3 5/8” x 4 7/8” Very Vanilla cardstock to Early Espresso card stock with snail.
  • Score 4 1/4” x 11 Very Vanilla in half and fold to create the card base.
  • Attach stamped panel to card base with snail.

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