Patterned Paper Gold Mirror Birthday Balloon

Maybe it’s because my husband’s favorite color is blue that I make so many of my masculine cards with that color.  I love the Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad because it has some patterned paper that make great masculine cards.  A little shine, great patterned paper, and wonderful word art and you have a great card.

For this card I used a chevron patterned paper and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I cut a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock 1/8” larger and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the patterned paper.

The sentiment from Penny Black’s Awesome dies was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and two additional times from navy cardstock.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then adhered to the bottom of the patterned paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  A balloon and string were also cut from the gold mirror cardstock using My Favorite Things Party Balloons die set.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the balloon and then the balloon and string were adhered to the card front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Simple and easy to make.


  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy and Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Penny Black Awesome
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (String)
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

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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