Last Thursdays: Amazing Birthday Balloons

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May 2014 last thurs - four cool"Last Thursdays" Card Class—Thursday, May 29

Join us as we create 4 fabulous cards with envelopes.  This month we'll feature some of the retiring products for the very last time!   

  • Sketched Birthday Medallion—Blender Pen coloring with glitter!
  • Field Flowers Collage—Pretty, feminine card combining three retired sets and two new In Colors!
  • Beautifully Baroque Split Negative—Half & half black & white embossing for an elegant wedding or anniversary card.
  • Amazing Birthday Balloons—Easy punch art balloons (shown below).

It's your absolute LAST CHANCE to order any remaining retiring products from the current catalog! 

Cost is $10 or FREE with a minimum qualifying order at the event.

Please RSVP By Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 5pm.



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Hi Stamping Friends!

I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful and blessed Memorial Day Weekend!  We had absolutely gorgeous weather here in Indiana, so it was nice to spend a couple of days working on outside projects!  Now that I'm back to my stamping studio, the clouds and rain are rolling in, and that's just fine by me. 

Today's project is another one of the cards that we'll be creating at the "Last Thursdays" class this week.  I was trying to stamp with some of my retiring sets one last time and use up some of my retiring accessories, too! 

Birthday balloons - two cool 

Inspired by Carol Payne at Stamping Rox My Blue Fuzzy Sox.

One retiring accessory that I didn't get enough use out of is my Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper. 

Birthday basics 130145L

It's such a fun and cheerful variety of papers that work for any age of birthday.  Best of all, it's still available for just a few more days at a 30% off Blowout price of $7.67

Most DSP On Sale—In fact, all of the current Designer Series Papers are still available and most are discounted 30% – 50% off during the Blowout Sale!

Birthday balloons - right 

I've seen those cute little punch art balloons and I knew that I better pair them up with the cute rainbow balloon designer paper before it was gone.  I love how this quick & easy card turned out! 

Background Basics—I started with a 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" piece of the paper mounted to a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of retiring In Color Raspberry Ripple card stock.  I wrapped the decorative paper element with Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, tied into a double knot.  Before adhering it to the Very Vanilla card base, I waited to add my balloon strings underneath.  More on that below.

Amazing Sentiment—I stamped the birthday greeting from the retiring You're Amazing stamp set in Bermuda Bay at the top, leaving just enough room for my balloon bouquet.

Birthday balloons - left 2

Balloon Bouquet—Using the Small Oval Punch, I punched out three colors of balloons in Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  Then, to give them some dimension, I sponged the edges with the same color inks using the sponge daubers.  I used the White Gel Pen to give them each a little curved highlight to make them look like they have a "shine" to them. 

Next, for the balloon tie, I punched some owl feet from the Owl Punch and adhered them to the back.  I don't know who thought of that, but it's a pretty clever idea!  I finished off each balloon by adhering Island Indigo Baker's Twine on the back with Dimensionals to provide a fun-looking string!  I adhered the string ends to the card front with SNAIL before adding the patterned paper on the bottom.

I thought they turned out fabulously!  Want to come and make some for yourself?  Please join us at the "Last Thursdays" card class!  Class-To-Go Kits are available by request, too!

Complete Supplies List (retiring):

Find all the supplies to create this project & more at my Online Store!



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