Thursday, December 1, 2022

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Tags ~ Birthday Balloons (Handmade Card)


It has been gloomy outside ALL DAY!  So, I decided I needed some bright colors in my crafting and chose to use Granny Apple Green, Tahitian Tide, and Poppy Parade on my card featuring Celebrate with Tags stamps.  I LOVE this color combination and how these colors really POP! against all the white.  

The layout of my card was inspired by this fun sketch (#686) from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  There's a couple of days left before this sketch challenge ends, if you would like to play along! 

I chose to make mine a small slimline.  You can find my measurements for this card near the end of this post.  

I kept the inside of my card pretty simple, just adding another sentiment and balloon.  Of course, without the 'Happy Birthday' inside, this card could really be used to celebrate many things, not just birthdays. 

Card Base ~ Thick Basic White Cardstock ~ 6-1/2" x 6-1/2", score at 3-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Tahitian Tide Cardstock ~ 3" x 6"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 5-3/4"
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock and a Scrap of Tahitian Tide Cardstock 

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  1. pretty card, this sketch is perfect for the use of balloons, i was also plannig on using balloons on my card but than i saw there was already a such a card so i changed my plan and used present.

    1. thank you, Marianne! You know what they say, great minds think alike! I had a look at your card, your presents are perfect for this sketch also! :)

  2. Fun celebratory card. Love the bright cheerful colors. Nice that you decorated the inside with a balloon too.

  3. ADORABLE! I love the bright colors to the white card base. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Super cute card! I love those fun balloons!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie - TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That