June 22, 2016


Well, here I am

1. attempting another CAS (Clean And Simple) card
2. using the same Confetti embossing folder as in my previous post,
3. celebrating something once again
4. playing along with the Paper Players

CAS (Clean And Simple) is a type of card I always struggle with. Every time I finish one, I think it just needs something else. ANYthing else. It's so BARE! 

When I finished this card, however, I was pleased. It said and did just exactly what it needed to do. Without a lot of fuss. What more could you want, eh?

Using the Confetti embossing folder on this card was just a no brainer. Enough said on that. (I apologize that you have to look at two of my cards in a row using that folder.)

In my previous card, I was celebrating my Goddaughter Marissa's high school graduation. This time, it's a birthday.

This is the 300th challenge the Paper Players have issued! I couldn't resist celebrating something so important!


To create the nifty balloon, it took a bit of kissing. SMOOCH!

I inked up a balloon from an old Paper Pumpkin kit with Pool Party ink. I then inked up the splatters stamp from the Awesomely Artistic set (page 144 of the new big catalog) in Bermuda Bay. With my inked splotches stamp in one hand, I kissed it to the inked-up balloon stamp. This introduced a design on the balloon in another color. What a simply cool -- Awesomely Artistic! - technique to add a little interest with little to no work.

The "celebrate", inked in Bermuda Bay ink, is also from the same Paper Pumpkin kit.

VERY USEFUL things, those stamp sets that come with each month's Paper Pumpkin kit. I use them A LOT!



  1. Linda, this is a perfect CAS card to help us celebrate our 300th challenge! So happy you joined us! XX

  2. This is sweet, simple, and just beautiful!

    I found you through the No Rules Weekend Blog Party link-up.

    Have a blessed day. :)

  3. I love the colors and it is great you stopped by to share on the #OMHGFF this week!

  4. Love the embossing it is so simple yet elegant. Also really like the 3d tactile effect that the simple string and balloon give to the card. Nice job

  5. Awwww! I LOVE how cute this is!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. This would be great for lots of occasions.

  7. I love this, the little balloon is such a cute touch! #FridayFrivolity

  8. Hi Linda! Twochicksandamom featured your adorable card at Two Uses Tuesday #87 link party http://bit.ly/29ngM7j
    We love your card! Hope you can stop by again today:).