Thursday, October 5, 2017


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is me!!!!

Apparently today is "Balloons Around the World Day". So this week let's add some balloons to our card.

For my card today I decided to make a "Waving Pop-Up Card" it has been about 6 years since I have made one of these and I thought it would be fun to make one using balloons.

The balloons are from the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons die set. One of the cool things I found out about this die set is that each of the balloons is symmetrical which made adding a second balloon behind the first so the acetate strip holding the balloon up was super easy. To give each of the balloons a little shimmer I added some Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen to them.

Here is a quick video to see my card in action.

In the photo above you can see how the balloons sit when you first open the card, and then when you fully open the card, the balloons are waving in the air.

I added a couple of "balloon" themed sentiments to my card.

Here is another view of my card when it is open.

For the front of my card I had to play with this cute owl holding a bunch of balloons that I got recently from Unity Stamps ... I just adore this cute owl.

I added a birthday greeting using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set.

I also added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in pink and green to the card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi

Stamps: Hugs, Kisses & Birthday  Wishes - Unity Stamps; Happy Happy Happy - Lawn Fawn
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Pink; Bright Green; Green; Blue; Loving You Large Stripe DP - Heidi Grace Designs
Dies: Balloons - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Happy Happy - Lawn Fawn; Oval Nestabilites; Scallop Oval Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Scallop Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders
Other: Black Ink; Nuvo Carnation Pink Gloss Crystal Drops; Nuvo Apple Green Gloss Crystal Drops; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics


Kelly Booth said...

How Fun!!! Love it Frances....

Vicky Gould said...

Fun and festive! Love the sentie about releasing balloons. Great colors for a HAPPY birthday too!

Liz Williams said...

Out"standing" balloons. Love these great colors too.

Lynn McAuley said...

I just got this cute set from Unity, too! I love all the fabulous pop-up balloons you have added inside, Frances!! Awesome work!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Frances, this is the CUTEST card!! I'll be casing this!! WOW!

Karen Aicken said...

Oh, that owl is ADORABLE. What a fun card!

Lois said...

How fun is this card! And I love the sparkly balloons wavy in the breeze.

jojot said... that wave effect....thx for posting the video so i could see how you did this

MiamiKel said...

Fabulous and fun card - love the video, too!