Fly High on Your Birthday

I really like this Hot Air Balloon from  It’s hard to find her images any more,  OI guess she got a lot of flack from people because she was giving away her designs without charging for them.  It’s too back that people can be like that, because it is discouraging when you are trying to do something nice.

Anyway, I printed this image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar While Cardstock and die cut around it with my PIXScan and the Silhouette Cameo.  I found this great paper in the Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pack that looked like watercolored sky.  I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel of the blue cardstock.  I die cut some stitched clouds from the Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die and scattered them on the card front to determine where I wanted to place the sentiment.

I didn’t have a sentiment that would go along with the theme of the card and so I created my own using the Yellow Daisy Font for “Fly High” ad Bangle Thin Font for the secondary sentiment and ran it through my HP laser printer.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the blue sky rectangle and sentiment was adhered to the front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The clouds were adhered directly to the blue sky paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the hot air balloon, which was then adhered to the card front and the card was done.


  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 473229873336007379
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V05, V04; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E57, E53; BG000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Yellow Daisy Font
  • Bangle Thin Font

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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