Mar 16 2017

CCMC449 Balloon Adventures

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch…it will definitely go into my “use another time” folder!



And here’s my interpretation…something about the panels reminded me of balloons!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Party Animal Designer Paper.
  • The Whisper White panels are 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 and stamped with the balloon strings in Tip Top Taupe Ink.  They were added to the front of the card.
  • The balloons were punched with the Balloon Builder Punch out of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Emerald Envy cardstock.  The overlays and bows  were cut with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits from Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Tip Top Taupe, then punched with the Classic Label Punch, trimmed and placed on the front.

Isn’t that a fun sketch?  Make sure to stop over at Create with Connie and Mary and see what fun designs the Design Team came up with this week!  All are so different!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Mar 16, 2017 - 01:03:19
Patsy Ingram said:

Love these sketches, Connie. So fun to challenge myself. My upline likes them also since I now do all her monthly challenges using your sketches. Love how you used the Balloon Adventure set on this one. So simple but bright and cheery. Thanks for all you designers do for us.

Mar 16, 2017 - 03:03:59
Donna Kish said:

Love the balloons. They are always so perfect for birthdays and happy times!

Thanks for the inspirations you share!

Mar 16, 2017 - 09:03:39

Such a fun and cheery card!

Mar 17, 2017 - 07:03:43
Michelle said:

Really cute and a great sketch for the balloons! Very festive!

Mar 19, 2017 - 04:03:36
Tracy May said:

Really cute card – love the balloons.

Mar 22, 2017 - 04:03:47

This card made me smile! The balloons are so fun and the colors so vibrant! Brilliant use of the sketch this week Connie!