Sep 18 2012

SUOC54 – Christmas Wishes

It's time for another SUO Challenge!  We are featuring Kids cards this time for the theme of our challenge!  I used the new hostess set in the Holiday Mini, Christmas Wishes for my card!  I think it is very "kid friendly"!



I had originally started to use the Santa Claus face in that same stamp set.  But then I looked closely at this balloon image!  Way cute!!!  Love the little Santa in the hot air balloon basket!  And, the reindeer going across the balloon!  Plus it has such a FUN greeting…kids will like it, I'm sure!  Here are the details:

  • Started with a base card of Gumball Green
  • I added pieces of Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper to the front.
  • I cut a strip piece of Early Espresso cardstock and cut the flag end.
  • I stamped the Hot Air Balloon from Christmas WIshes once in Cherry Cobbler and once in Early Espresso.  I cut out the basket piece and the row of reindeer from the Early Espresso one and adhered them over the Cherry Cobbler ones.
  • I punched the "clouds" from the Cupcake Punch from Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • I added a Bronze Button tied with Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon.
  • Finally added some bling with a row of rhinestones across the flags.


OK…isn't it cute???  I think so!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!  I'm excited to see what they did for this kids theme!

4 People have left comments on this post

Sep 18, 2012 - 12:09:21
Jen Timko said:

Love this big balloon!  The layout along with the little clouds is so great!!

Sep 18, 2012 - 01:09:03

What a fun way to use this image, Connie!  I've only used it once so far, but the way you put it together makes me want to go use it again!

Sep 19, 2012 - 05:09:26
Patti Willey said:

Ok, I'm back, I tried to reply from my phone earlier but it gave me fits! I just love this card! Isn't this balloon just got it all going on! Love the banners it adds too! Now I don't have the Build A Cupcake punch but doesn't it make for an easy peasy cloud! And that touch helped the busy balloon rest on this dsp. I just love it! Great work Connie!

Sep 19, 2012 - 06:09:39
Heidi Baks said:

Somehow I missed this image in the mini… love the combo of Christmas and a warmer weather whimsy balloon!