My oldest grandson’s birthday is coming up. With 4 1/2 granddaughters (my 5th is due at the end of February), my two grandson’s get the short end of the stick with my creativeness. I’ve said before – I wasn’t a real fan of the Balloon Celebration set when I first saw it in the catalog. Now, I can’t put it down. I’ve paired this card with a limited edition Sale-A-Bration set Hello. Hello is only available until February 15th!
I sat down and make a stack of cards using the Balloon Celebration and limited edition Hello Sale-A-Bration set. These are the cards I was struggling with in my Lost Mojo post. You can see my smudges, uneven stamping, finger printers, smears, you name it – you can see it. Thankfully my Granddaughters and dear friend won’t mind at all. Love that I have them in my life just for the fact they love me and my imperfect cards.
We are all used to Throw Back Thursday (TBT). For this blog TBT has a new meaning. We going to throw back to retired product. Here is how it is going to work. We ALL have hoards of scrap paper, ribbon, retired Designer Series Paper (DSP), embellishments, and washi tape (don’t even pretended you don’t….I know you do too!). My goal with TBT is to highlight current stamp sets and dies – but use up some of my old scraps that I have hoarded.
During class we will only use current papers, ribbons, washi tapes, DSP, embellishments, etc. The idea behind this is to show you that with a few current items you can incorporate things you already have.
So, in this weeks TBT card – I’ve highlighted in a sneak peak from the 2016 Occasions Catalog that starts on January 5, 2016 the Party with Cake stamp set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits. I am so excited about the Party with Cake Stamp Set and Party Pop-Up Thinlits Die (Don’t forget to Bundle and Save 15%!) Who would not love this fun, pop-up card?
(Sorry, twine, DSP, (on outside of card) and washi tape (outside and inside of card) are retired and no longer available.)
When I first saw this set, I have to admit – I wasn’t a big fan. The set didn’t really speak to me. I’ve had a chance to play with it over the last few days – and it’s really growing on me! This is a perfect set to create a variety of cards: birthday, celebration, congratulations, or friendship.
You will be able to purchase the Balloon Celebrations Bundle on January 5, 2016 for 15% off!