Moving Forward Birthday Balloon

Today I’m sharing a card that I made for the Fab Friday 13 Sketch Challenge using the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Moving Forward.  This stamp set is located on the very last page of the Annual Catalog (page 209) and Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald MacDonald House for each time this set is purchased!  This set makes great kid and adult cards, this card is for my nephew who is turning two this week.

Here is the Fab Friday sketch:

And here is my card:

Moving Forward

I started by embossing the Pool Party background with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder.  Then I cut two die cuts using the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, one is Whisper White and one is cut from the Sycamore Street DSP.

Moving Forward 1

I cut the Whisper White die cut in half and left about 1/4″ gap in the middle and adhered each piece to the back of the Sycamore Street DSP die cut with SNAIL.  I also placed a 3/8″ Designer Printed Brad through each end of the die cut about 1/2″ from the edge.

Moving Forward 2

I cut the banner from Storytime DSP and layered it over a banner that is 1/8″ larger that I cut from Riding Hood Red.  I adhered them together with SNAIL and curled the bottom edge up a little.  I adhered the banner to the embossed Pool Party panel using SNAIL, then adhered the layered Apothecary Accents die cuts using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Moving Forward 3

 I stamped the Just Thinking image and cut it out the matching Window Frames Collection Framelits die.  I inked the balloon image from the Moving Forward stamp set in Riding Hood Red and colored the sentiment with my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped them on a 2-1/2″ circle of Whisper White card stock.  I adhered the circle and the Window Frame die cut together with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Moving Forward 4

I also added a 3/4″ strip of the Sycamore Street DSP to the Whisper White panel inside the card.

Stampin Up! Products Used:


  • Moving Forward (126320 wood, 126322 clear)
  • Just Thinking (129940)

Dies & Embossing Folders:

  • Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (129021)
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003)
  • Circles #2 Originals Die (114526) or 2-1/2″ Circle Punch (119854)
  • Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127022)


  • 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads (122940)


  • Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker (123002)
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126968)

Card Stock  & Cuts:

  • Riding Hood Red (111348) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, banner cut to 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with flag end snipped, Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Cut
  • Pool Party (122924) – panel cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (100730) – 2-1/2″ circle, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die Cut
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration Item 127540) – Apothecary Accents Framelits Die Cut
  • Storytime Designer Series Paper (126907) – banner cut to 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ with flag end snipped


  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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8 thoughts on “Moving Forward Birthday Balloon

  1. Love the details on this one! All the shapes and textures are really fun. And the red/blue combo is perfect for a boy birthday! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. I love that you translated the sketch into a landscape-oriented card. The layered background piece is wonderful- thanks for sharing that great tip! Thank you for playing at Fab Friday!

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