Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration

For today’s card share, I combined the color challenge over at Sunday Stamps with the sketch challenge over at Global Design Project. sketch Challenge GDP

I used Crumb Cake as the base for my card and layered it with Dapper Denim.  For the Soft Sky on the Dapper Denim, I dry embossed it using the Sparkle Textured Embossing Folder and left the “negative” side facing out.

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Next I created my balloons using the Balloon Bouquet Punch which coordinates with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  I stamped the little dots on each balloon in the coordinating color before punching them out.  I cut balloons out in Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, and Night of Navy.

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Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set in Night of Navy and added a Night of Navy Enamel Star.  Lastly, before adhering balloons to the card, I attached some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine to make strings for the balloons and tied the ends in a bow.

Enjoy!

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GDP Birthday

For today’s card I was inspired by the Case the Designer challenge over at Global Design Project this week.  When I saw the card to be cased, I really liked the colors used, as well as the overall layout.

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My card today has Crumb Cake as it’s base.  This is one of my favorite colors I have to say!!  I then layered Whisper White over some Old Olive (another one of my favorite colors).  I then used the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set to create my pattern.  I stamped the wheel-like stamp in Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight throughout the Whisper White.

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Next I stamped my sentiment, Happy Birthday,  also from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, in Flirty Flamingo and layered it over some Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  Before adhering this layer to the Crumb Cake I tucked in behind it some Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon.

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Today’s card’s color inspiration comes from the Can You Case It Challenge.  I love these colors together!

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The picture doesn’t show it too clearly, but I started with a base color of Thick Whisper White and then just the right side with Sahara Sand.  I then layered them with Basic Gray.

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I used the Softly Falling Impressions Embossing Folder to give the Basic Gray some texture.  It mirrors the falling effect on the balloons.

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The Night of Navy balloons are from the Balloon Celebration Bundle.  The dots were stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in white.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Party Pants (Sale-a-bration) Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy.

Enjoy!

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CYCI #111 and SSC#122

I felt really challenged to participate in two different challenges for today’s card.  The first was an open-ended color challenge (my own pick of 3) from CYC#111 and a layout challenge full of circles and SSC122

Challenging for two reasons:  To be able to pick your own colors can be daunting.  Sometimes it’s easier to work within limits.  The circles I find challenging just because I almost never completely use circles.  I tend to go for right angles.  Even for this card, I couldn’t help but incorporate a rectangle at the bottom.

So here we go…

For today’s card I started with a base of Thick Whisper White layered with Calypsal Coral.

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I then layered three different colored balloons from the Balloon Celebration Bundle over 1-3/4″ circles of the corresponding color.  I used Calypsal Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Mint Macaron.  I then used the smallest circle from the Circles Framelits and a 1/4″ hole punch to add some smaller circles.

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The sentiment, “Happy Birthday” comes from the Balloon Celebration Bundle also and is stamped in Calypsal Coral.  To finish it off, I added a Mint Macaron Enamel Dot.

Enjoy!

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Happy Spring!

I went a little whimsical for today’s card!  What’s more fun than a flying bicycle? A flying tandem bicycle!

For my base, I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I layered it with another Whisper White cardstock (love white on white).

I used the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set for my bike and punched balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch in a retired patterned paper, as well as Calypsal Coral.  The clouds come from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and were fussy cut.  I traced them on to vellum, fussy cut them out, and then placed them over each cloud.

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The bike itself is colored in using 2014-2016 In-Color Markers.   The “Happy Spring” sentiment comes from the Crazy About You Stamp Set and is stamped in Calypsal Coral.

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I stripped the black thread out of the Basic Black Baker’s Twine and just used the white thread for a little tie under each balloon.

Enjoy!

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Global Design Project #026

For today’s card, I went simple and sweet.

My color inspiration came from the Sunday Stamps Challenge this week and my layout inspiration from the Global Design Project challenge.

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I started with a base color of Blushing Bride and layered it with a beautiful pattern from the English Garden DSP.  I then layered that with Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  On the Whisper White I stamped two balloons (stamping off first) in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.

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Both my balloons the sentiment, “Happy Birthday,” come from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  I had a little bow from Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine on the punched balloon. I punched the sentiment in a scalloped oval and used dimensionals to give it a bit of lift, as well as on the one balloon.

Enjoy!

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Simple Congrats

I love the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set because although it has great stamps for fun birthday cards, it also has some really sweet, simple stamps like these sweet clouds for other occasions.

For today’s card, I went simple and low key.  I started with a background of Crumb Cake and layered it with Whisper White.  I then took the Clouds from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and stamped off Pool Party, first once (for the darker clouds) and then twice (for the lighter clouds).

Congratulations - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Stampin UpThe sentiment “Congratulations” is also from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy.  To add a pop of color, I added a strip of Night of Navy Ribbon from behind and a little hint of a Paper Doily.

Enjoy!

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Pansy Punch Card – Weekly Deal

For today’s card I took advantage of the Pansy Punch that is included in the Weekly Deals this week!

wdFor me the bundle (Pansy Punch and Flower Shop Stamp Set) was one of my very first Stampin Up purchases.  It’s a generally good idea to have at least one flower stamp set/punch in your collection and if you don’t have one yet, I highly recommend the Flower Shop and Pansy Punch bundle.

I used Lost Lagoon as my background color and then layered it with Whisper White and the beautiful Wildflower Fields DSP from Sale-a-bration.

Pansy Punch - Stamp It Up With JaimieI punched a flower out of the top Lost Lagoon cardstock using the Pansy Punch and then scored the right and bottom of the card using the Simply Scored board.

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So as not to completely cover the Wildflower Fields DSP, I used dimensionals to elevate the Lost Lagoon over it.  In the center of the Pansy Punch, I used an Old Olive button with Linen Thread.

Pansy Punch - Weekly Deals - Stamp It Up With JaimieThe sentiment, “Happy Birthday Wishes” is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set.

Enjoy!
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What to do with Washi Tape, oh, what to do with Washi Tape?

Even though it’s such a fun element to use, sometimes it can be puzzling how to use it.

This beautiful DSP paper of Mint Macaron diagonal lines comes from the It’s My Party DSP packet.  This has been my go-to DSP for some days now because not only does it have really fun, bright, vibrant patterns for Birthday Cards, but also simple, clean lines for other generic cards.

So, back to my Washi Tape…

I saw these diagonal lines on the DSP and decided I wanted to mirror them in some way with Washi Tape.  Hence, my card today!  I used the 2015-2017 In-Color Washi Tape to coordinate with the Mint Macaron paper.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Tip Top Taupe.  To add a little extra flare, I added a Whisper White ribbon in satin.

Enjoy!

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Mojo Monday – It’s My Party!

I love challenges!  You’ll see that almost all my cards are based off of them.  The reason?  Because coming up with the layout honestly is half the work.  It’s easier to get creative once someone figures out the bones to work off of.

So, alas, it’s that time of the week for Mojo Monday #434.

Mojo434And perfectly timed as I just got my Balloon Celebration Bundle last week!  Bundles are great because you get the stamp and punch (or framelit) that coordinate perfectly together for 15% off.

Birthdays are fun and this Balloon Celebration Bundle with the It’s My Party DSP feels just that way!

Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo were my highlighted colors, while I used the coordinating Baker’s Twine and Candy Dots as little details.  It’s hard to see, but Real Red and Coastal Cabana were added over the balloons to give a fun effect (you can see it better on the Melon Mambo balloon).

Enjoy!

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