Balloon Celebration

Balloon Celebration Satmpin365

Hello, friends! How are you?

Today I wanted to share one of my “rejects” for my Onstage swaps. Rejected, not because I didn’t like it (I actually do) but because it was too time consuming, considering I wanted to make 30. I ended up with a simpler design, which I will share with you later.

Along with 30 swaps, I am also busy working on the Stamp of the Month Club samples so I can get those posted before I leave for Onstage at 3am Wednesday morning. (I’m more than a little bit excited!)

And guess what?!? I will be getting my hands on the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and seeing all the new products! I can’t wait to show you everything! (We are allowed to post pictures of new products on April 18th, so stay tuned!)

Happy stampin’ friends!



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Shine On Notecard Holder-Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends! Welcome to another hop around the world with the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team. Be sure to visit all 20 designers so you don’t miss a thing.

For today’s project, we had the fun task of creating something with the Shine On designer Series Paper, which is one of my favorite Occasions Catalog items this year. I love that the paper is thicker than cardstock and makes wonderful 3D projects. I also love the vibrant colors and shiny elements against the craft background. So pretty!

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Another Occasions Catalog item that I am just crazy about is the Balloon Celebration stamp set. With it’s adorable hand-drawn balloons, it’s just so perfect for anyone who, like me, lacks in drawing skills. I used it to create fun, single layer note cards and then designed this little Shine On note card holder to perfectly fit a set of four.

To create the note card holder, you will need:

-One 12″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Shine On dsp, scored at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8″, and 8 1/4″.

-Two 1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ side pieces scored at 1/2″ and 3/4″.

-Medium sized Enveloped Liner Framelits Die.

-A 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, scored at 3 3/4″ and 4″

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For the top end, run the die half way through and then back it out. Do not run the die all the way through your Big Shot, or the paper will be cut in half.

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Then, for the bottom end, turn both the cardstock and the die around and run it through your Big Shot again.

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For the side pieces, I prefer multipurpose glue because it has some give and can slide into place before it dries. If any gets on your project, you can easily remove it with the Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Remover. (One of the best inventions ever!)

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A small amount of the side pieces will show. Remove them with your paper snips.

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Run the liner through your Big Shot with the medium envelope die (half way through and then back it out or you’ll cut the end off) and add it to the inside of the holder with multipurpose glue.

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For the belly band, wrap a two inch wide piece of coordinating Shine On dsp around the holder, secure it with multipurpose glue, and tie it with the luscious Watermelon Wonder ribbon from the Occasions catalog. I just love the bright, cheery colors together and the simplicity of the single layer notecards. This would make a fun hostess gift or birthday present.

These note card holders are so fun to make, I just had to create another one. What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by today. It’s so much fun to share ideas with you. I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Just before me was Marisa Gunn and now it’s time to visit Rachel Grandin-Torchet in France. Hop on over to see what inspiring project she’s created for you- I know you will be delighted!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!




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