Enjoy life, and celebrate with balloons! Balloons personify birthdays, right? I think the balloon in the Stampin’ Up! Blow Out the Candles Bundle is extraordinary, and I’ll tell you why. It’s the perfect size for our 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ cards, it has a skinny string attached to it, AND it has a die for cutting. Plus, there is a die for cutting a balloon that fits right on top of it. What more could you ask of a balloon!

Our silhouetted girl from the Enjoy Life stamp set is all in.

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Enjoy Life with Balloons

I  first stamped the balloons in Smoky Slate ink, and cut them out by hand. Kidding! You know I used the die, just wanted to see if you were paying attention.

The balloons are topped with scraps from Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, also cut with a die.

I’m having too much fun with the Bokeh Dots stamps, and chose this for the girl’s background. I stamped the Bokeh Dots in Mint Macaron, and the girl in Call Me Clover ink. Guess what the girl’s name is…….you’re right, Clover.

Next, I stamped some Mint Macaron grass for Clover to stand in, and used the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut this rectangle from its Whisper White cardstock. Using a new piece of Whisper White cardstock, I embossed it with the Oh My Stars embossing folder, to coordinate with the stars in the Bokeh Dots stamp. 

Clover was so excited about this birthday celebration, she wanted to share it at a site she discovered when searching the internet, called Seize the Birthday.

Before sharing, I needed to complete the project. I continued with the sky theme of stars, and chose the color of Balmy Blue for the  card base. Additionally, I got the idea to round all of the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. This punch makes it so easy, I’ll be doing more of this. Someone may have to tell me to stop.

For a sentiment, Clover wanted to say “Enjoy your special day!” which is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. A  Petals & More die provided the perfect shape for the sentiment.

On the inside is “Happy Birthday” from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set. Both sentiments are stamped in Call Me Clover ink. The envelope flap is decorated with Balmy Blue from Tranquil Textures DSP.

Clover and I thank you for stopping by. If you’d like to add these fabulous balloons to your collection, or you’d like your own silhouette girl, you’ll find them at my store. Enjoy life!

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