Balloons are one of my favorite things.  They just make me smile!  And today’s card is one that hopefully would make anyone smile.  It is also an alternate use for the Balloon Pop Up Dies.  It is a tough call, but I think I like using the die cut better on the front than as a pop up for the inside.  This way it gets your attention when you first see the card.


Balloon Adventure Pop-Up, Stampin’Up!, Jackie Beers Independent Demonstrator


Isn’t that a Happy card?  I love the touches of Rich Razzleberry.  I know that Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry are not your normal color combination, but I love it.

I cut the Whisper White card stock to 5 X 3 3/4 ( the width is the exact width of the die cut frame in case I wrote it down incorrectly ).  I eyeballed the top and bottom placement as I put the card stock onto the die cut.  It is actually more even in person than it appears on the picture!.  This die cut is awesome in that it cuts extremely well and very easily pops out of the frame. That is a Yay to me!!

I used the balloon dies from the Thinlits set.  However you can stamp them and cut out with the Balloon Bouquet punch from the Annual Catalog. I was playing around for what to put on the left hand balloon and just tried the circles from other balloons I had die cut.  I liked that look so I went with it.  I did use glue dots for the circles though.  I was afraid that just a drop of glue might not hold well enough.  The other two balloons are held down with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  As is the Rich Razzleberry bow.

The banner was so easy to line up since the stamps are photopolymer and you can see through them. I a loving that rubber more and more!  Anyway,  I stamped the outline of the banner and the saying onto Daffodil Delight Card stock and then hand cut it out.  Unfortunately there is not a punch or die for that one.  But it is very quick and easy to cut  out.

The balloon section is raised with Dimensionals on each corner and the center and placed on the striped Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper.  The DSP is from the Brights DSP stack.  Those color family stacks are so awesome!  They are a little more expensive but you get  2 each of 2 different double sided designs of each of the 10 colors in a collection.  It is so wonderful to just open that stack and find the perfect match for your card.

The items used today are:


Balloon Adventures, Balloon Pop-Up

Balloon Adventure Bundle, 144708, $53.00

Brights DSP Stack, 138434, $22.00









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