March 6, 2016


 Do you ever have trouble coordinating more than one Designer Series Paper print in a single card? Sometimes it can be downright tricky to get a combination of papers that complement one another.

In this card, I have combined SIX different patterns successfully. The reason it was so so easy is that I chose all papers from the Stampin' Up! Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack on page 144 of the big catalog.

Within any of the Stampin' Up! DSP packs or stacks, it is almost impossible to make a wrong choice in combining patterns. You see, they all coordinate and work (and play!) so well together! Sort of Print Matching for Dummies!

For my yellow-and-white polka dotted background, I randomly stamped the black outlined images of balloons (the stamp of which comes from the Honeycomb Happiness set on page 15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.) The three popped-up balloons at the top of the card are also stamped with this same balloon image. But, I stamped them on coordinating DSP and cut them out.

After stamping the balloons on the background, I ran it through the Big Shot inside the Decorative Dots embossing folder. This was another way to reinforce the DOTTED theme of the card. Plus, it added a lot of welcome texture and interest to the card.

This photo portrays all the dimension found in this card. Stampin' Dimensionals are handy indeed to give the popped-up look for dimension. That is what I did to the balloons as well as the sentiment circle. 

For further dimension, I tied tiny bows from baker's twine and added them to the balloons. The strings on the balloons were attached to the backside of the sentiment circle before I popped the circle in place. By doing the strings in this way, it was easy to coordinate the placement of the balloons and their strings. 

I love how the topmost balloon is trying its best to drift away -- like balloons do! By extending that balloon beyond the edge of the card helps the card lookk just a bit more "outside the box" and adds a little more interest.



  1. That's a cute card. I love the colors.

  2. This is just too stinking cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the way the balloons came out! You have to come link this up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Party just opened!

  4. I love this cute card you made!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  5. I love this, everything fits together so well! x #FridayFrivolity

  6. Thanks for linking up with Kathe and I Linda!
    I chose your stampin up shop as my "Small Business of the Month"
    Swing by and grab your badge!

  7. Such a cute idea, I love how the balloon comes off the paper :)Thanks for sharing and hope to see you back at #HomeMattersParty

  8. How cute!! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!!

  9. Wonderful card! Love the little strings on the balloons...! Thanks for linking up at #FridayFrivolity -- pinning and tweeting!