Bright Balloon Happy Birthday Card

I made a quick, bright birthday card with the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to share with you today.  My card design was inspired by two challenges:  CAS(E) This Sketch #38 and CAS-ual Fridays Count Me In Challenge.

Sketched Birthday

I started by embossing a panel of Melon Mambo Core’dinations card stock with the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, sanding the raised areas, adhering it to a panel of Pumpkin Pie card stock then to a Crushed Curry card base with SNAIL.  I adhered a strip of Quatrefancy Specialty DSP to a strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock, then to the card front with SNAIL.

Sketched Birtday 1

I stamped the balloon images from the Sketched Birthday stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the balloons out with my Paper Snips and adhered them to the card front with little pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I did stamp the string on the Crushed Curry Balloon a second time and I adhered it below the original balloon so that the string would appear to be long enough.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink on a Whisper White panel, colored the border with my Stampin’ Write Marker, cut it out with the Bitty Banner Framelits Die and adhered it over the balloon strings (making sure that I covered the seam in the balloon string) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card front by tying a multiple loop bow from Island Indigo Baker’s Twine and adhering it with a Glue Dot.

Sketched Birthday 2

I added a strip of the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP to the Whisper White panel on the inside of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Sketched Birthday (130423 wood, 130426 clear)

Dies & Embossing Folders: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267); Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916)

Embellishments: Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (125575)

Ink:  StazOn Jet Black (101406); Crushed Curry, Island Indigo (131262), Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie (131259) Stampin’ Write Markers

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stampin’ Sanding Block (129367)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Crushed Curry (131199) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″; Pumpkin Pie (105177) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1-3/4″ x 4″ strip; Whisper White (100730) – five hand cut balloons, Bitty Banners Framelit die cut; Brights Core’dinations Card Stock (129953) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel; Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper (130141) – 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)


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The state of Georgia is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $20 per item from August 9-10 . Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional city, jurisdiction, or county taxes.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Georgia sales tax holiday:

  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Individual Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
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6 thoughts on “Bright Balloon Happy Birthday Card

  1. Congratulations on being chosen “The Queen of Clean” for sketch 96!!! Another fantastic card on your part!

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