Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons CCMC336

Lovely "hot" colours to play with at Create With Connie & Mary Challenge#336, and the link is here so you can pop on over and get inspired to pull out your paper and ink too! I'm having a wonderful time hiding in my craft space, away from the heat and working my way through a box of yummy new products from Stampin' Up! The temperature is currently 39°C or 102°F!!!

The Balloon Framelits dies were first to go on my list after the  Occasions Catalogue launch, but I haven't really displayed them at their best here. Then there are so many different stamps in Celebrate Today, the stamp set the Balloon Framelits co-ordinate with, that it's quite hard to make a decision. I've added Real Red spots to the Calypso Coral balloon and a patterned banner in black to the red balloon.

The Hello You Thinlets are gorgeous, four words incuded are happy, you, thanks and hello. I've used happy quite a lot this week, and just started using hello, which was a little more difficult to ease out of the die. Now I've been out and bought dryer sheets and used baking paper in the 'sandwich (couldn't find the recommended wax paper). You need a silicone sheet and Two-way glue pen to get these adhered properly. Hello You Thinlets are bundled with Crazy About You, a stamp set available in wood-mount, clear-mount and photopolymer. I used the birthday sentiment from that stamp set, and it is one of thirty sentiments.

Just these two stamp sets and the matching dies are going to keep me creating for ages.
The DSP is from a paper stack in the Occasions Catalogue called Stacked With Love. They're lovely papers in shades of Calypso Coral, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe and black on one side, the reverse are all black and white. Those are the colours for the colour challenge so I'm submitting my effort.

Take care, have fun,




  1. This is a great February birthday card! Especially love the gold foil "happy" - adds a nice sparkle! Thanks for joining us in the Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Fantastic birthday card! Love those balloons! Great job with the color challenge! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. So fun! I love the balloons off the side and the Gold Happy! Too cute! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Oh I love it!!! What a cute card with the new products! I love the layout of your card with the balloons off to the side. Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Oh this is just simply DELIGHTFUL!!! Love how you used the balloons on this! Thanks for play along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. I just love those balloons and your use of the challenge colors is just so fun and festive! The touch of gold is a great finishing touch! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. This is such a happy, happy card. Love the new products and how you used them. Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!


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