It’s Your Day to Celebrate

For this card I started with a rectangle with stitched edges and pulled out my Echo Park Balloons Stencil and added some embossing past. It creates a subtle background the for the die cut balloons.

I ink blended some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with some Gina K. Designs green inks and die cut three balloons using the Birch Press Designs Party Balloons. I really like the stitched edges to these balloons. Once I had adhered them to the embossed balloon background.

Once the balloons were adhered I thought they were kind of blah, so I pulled out some Ranger Gold Stickles and added some designs to the balloon. I really liked the way it turned out. I added some gold thread for the balloon strings. The largest balloon was adhered directly to the embossed rectangle with liquid glue. The next two balloon were cut again with stick back foam and trimmed down a little so it would show when adhered to the back. I had to cut off a little of the foam where the small balloon overlapped the medium one. Gold thread was added for the balloon strings, which were wrapped around the rectangle and adhered in place with Scotch Tape.

A scrap of cardstock was ink blended with the same green inks and the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and adhered at the bottom of the panel with foam tape. I marked where the balloon strings were so that I could cut small strips of foam and leave a little channel for the strings to the sentiment would lay flat.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase using dotliner adhesive and the card was done.


  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus, Grass Green, Jelly Bean Green Inks
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • DMC Mouline Embrodery Floss Gold

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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