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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Hope everyone is have a fabulous weekend.  Ours have been very busy.  We went to a beautiful wedding on Saturday.  Today I went and seen my daughter, Jennifer's, new townhouse.  Wow it is really terrific.  I am always struggling with cards for men so I decided I would use Stampin Up's set called Up Up and Away.  I made two cards with the balloons.  I used blue backgrounds because afterall the sky is blue.  On the first card I couldn't help myself and used all but one of the balloons.  I used dimensionals on three of the 5 balloons.  I also used the clouds, birds and a the birthday sentiment on this card.

I have been trying to use up scraps and shapes that I have saved over time.  I found this scrap where I had cut out a dimensional and it left a frame of sorts.  After I trimmed it to size, I sponged pale blue ink, just a shade lighter than the card base, onto the frame.  I then centered the balloon basket onto the card base popped up the balloon and then adhered the frame to the card base.  I used Stampin Up new ink color, Midnight Muse for the sentiment and the birds that I placed on the frame.  I think it turned out nice and clean and really like it




 I guess I have found a wonderful set to use to make masculine birthday cards.  Although I think these cards could be used for women or kids.  It is just a versatile and very cute set.  Now I am not a Stampin Up demonstrator but I have a lot of there stamps and enjoy using them especially when they are as versatile as this set. 

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