Monday, January 23, 2017

Quick and Easy Hot Air Balloon Card

Good morning everyone!  I'm trying hard to stick to my resolution of sending gratitude out into the world again this year but with every inch of ice or snow we experience, I find myself less and less able to feel thankful for it.  Today my oldest at least got to go to school and I am using the time before my little man wakes up to get some much delayed birthday and get well cards out in the mail!  Even if the mailman can't reach my mailbox!

Today's sample is a quick and easy one.  It only takes a few cuts, one color of ink, and a few minutes to stamp and assemble.  I use this layout often.  I love the Carried Away Designer Series Paper being offered through Sale-a-Bration.  I love that it is designed to coordinate with the Lift Me Up Bundle and that you can earn it for free when you buy that wood mount bundle or when you buy the clearmount with a little something else!  See, even typing about the things I love helps me forget what I hate is happening outside.....

For this layout, you start with a 3 x 4 piece of DSP (Designer Series Paper) and you layer that on the 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of cardstock.  Stamp the saying on Whisper White and mount on another piece of cardstock.  Attach both to the card using adhesive.  Then you are off to the races and after you make your balloon and cut it out using the Up and Away Thinlit Dies, you mount using dimensionals and you are done.  Such a great way to use those little scraps of cardstock that you always have left around your desk (or is that just me????)

  • Cardstock/DSP: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Night of Navy
  • Stamp Set: Lift Me Up
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platform, Up and Away Thinlits, Dimensionals, and Adhesive


It's time to Sale-a-Brate.  From 1/4 through 3/31, you will be able to select an exclusive Sale-a-Bration (SAB) offering for each $50 in merchandise you purchase in a transaction.  Check out the great offerings by clicking the catalog link to the right and stop by my Online Store to earn them today!

If you are interested in hosting, you can earn an additional $25 in free merchandise with a party of $250 or more.  Contact me today if you are interested in hosting!


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  It lets me show people that I am thinking of them while taking much needed time for myself to do something I love.  I'd love to see if it's the crafting solution for you as well! 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!

During Sale-a-Bration, you can also purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for only $55 and pick out a Sale-a-Bration offering of your choice!


If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick out any two stamp sets of your choice and add them to your kit for free!  With the 2017 Occasion catalog out now, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Contact me today for more information or sign up here:

Have a craftastic day,

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