Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 5

Hello there! Welcome back to Day 5 of this month's Papertrey Ink countdown. Today is the last day for me, so I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their enthusiasm over the past several days. You've all left me such kind comments and feedback for which I am ever so grateful. I have had so much fun sharing with you! I have just a couple of additional projects to present today.

Today's Balloon Bash card is a slightly unusual shape (the finished size is 3 3/4" x 7 1/4").


I started by stamping my strings at even intervals along the lower half of the base. Then I stamped the "birthday" part of my sentiment (from Bigger Blooms) and set the whole base aside. Next I die cut and stamped my balloons with one of the patterns from the new Bitty Background Blocks II set. Each balloon was then die cut with a letter to spell out "Happy." I mounted each balloon to the card base with foam adhesive for a super clean and simple card with easily mailable dimension.

My final card of this release shows one of the candles from Wishes Come True.


I wanted to use the candle to spell out a word, so I just shortened it with a quick snip of the scissors. I stamped my letters from Headline Alphabet on either side of the candle and added the "wish" from a masked sentiment in the set. I die cut the image panel using one of the new Mat Stack 7 dies. I cut a mat layer from Limeade Ice using a larger Mat Stack 7 shape and stamped it with polka dots in Limeade Ice ink. I adhered the mat layer directly to the card base and mounted the image layer with foam adhesive. I added my candle and embellished the flame with a bit of glitter. Another simple card that could easily be recreated in tons of different colors!

Thank you for joining me today and the rest of this week! I'm all done for this countdown, but the rest of the Papertrey Ink team has even more inspiration for you today and tomorrow. Make sure to check in with NicholeAshley, Betsy, CristinaDanielleDawnErinHeatherJessMaileMelissa, and Melissa to see their beautiful work. See you soon!

Recipes:
Happy Balloons Card
Stamps: Balloon Bash (available July 15th), Bitty Background Blocks II (available July 15th), Bigger Blooms - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Balloon Bash Die (available July 15th), Headline Alphabet Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Wish Big Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True (available July 15th), Headline Alphabet, Polka Dot Basics II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Limeade Ice - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink
Other: Wishes Come True Die (available July 15th), Mat Stack 7 Die Collection (available July 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

12 comments:

Cindy H. said...

Wonderful birthday cards, Lizzie! I especially love the balloon card!

karahoward said...

Love the Happy birthday balloon card. Pinned it and totally copying it later - once my goodies arrive :)

BeverlyBL said...

I like both cards a lot. Very colorful, clean and simple. A few of my favorite things. Thanks so much.

Lynda said...

Love your balloon card...can't wait for this release!

Anonymous said...

Clean and simple look. Very nice

see mary stamp said...

Love both of your new sets and all of the beautiful projects you created with them this week. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

TLady said...

WHERE IS EVERYONE????
SWEET CARDS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE them BOTH!!!!!!!:)

gardener said...

I'm goofy for balloons and negative spaces, so your card really trips my trigger.

Michelle said...

Wow.... amazing cards! The first (balloon) card is brilliant!

Randi said...

Wish Big will be great for those milestone birthdays:-)

Danielle said...

So creative, Lizzy!

nancy jane said...

Sorry for the lack of commenting, but my online time was substantially decreased for a little bit. Just wanted to say that both of your new sets are wonderful, especially Wishes Come True. I had expected to think it was cute, how can you not with candles, but I didn't expect to like every single card that was made with it. That tells me that the design of the set is superb. It will definitely be coming to my house to play.