Balloon Celebration Happy Birthday

450pxl Balloon Celebration Birthday

I was looking to try a new fun fold and when I came across Julie Davison’s card on Pinterest, it hit the mark!  Here is my take on her fun fold card.  I switched it up a wee bit to fit the supplies I had in my “stash”.  Thank you Julie Davison!  My card class ladies really enjoyed making this card.  They were a bit unsure, but once I laid it out for them they went “ahhhhhh now I get it”.  [smile]  I even had someone email me a pic of the same layout using different colors, stamp, etc.  I just LOVE my stampers!!!   It’s make me feel like such a proud mother.

BASE:  The base is Melon Mambo.  It is a 5-1/2″ back with a 1-3/4″ front top flap.  The bottom flap is also 1-3/4″ (x 4-1/4″).  This makes the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper bands 1-1/2″ x 4″.  I like to get the most bang for my buck with it comes to using Designer Series Paper and this hit the mark.  [This doesn’t happen often but I did go with 1/8″ reveals on all the pieces.  Lol!]

HONEYCOMB BALLOON:  Nothing went to waste here.  The leftover after cutting the base makes up the bottom layer for the vertical piece.  I did cut it down to 2″x 3-3/4″ and then layered with Mint Macaron.  Next the String and Bow from the Balloon Celebration stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  THEN a white Honeycomb Embellishment was applied just above the bow.  [Shhhh…..I felt it really needed some sparkle so I spritzed the Mint Macaron rectangle with a mixture of the Wink of Stella Clear and rubbing alcohol.  Sweet!!!]

SENTIMENT:  [TIP:  Wait to stamp the sentiment until the front is entirely together.  That way you know exactly where you want to stamp.]  To give even more pop add a piece of Whisper White to the inside and THEN stamp your birthday sentiment.  This sentiment happens to be from the Party Pants 2016 Sale-a-Bration stamp set (vintage).

I hope you enjoyed today’s bright and celebratory design.  Until next time, have a great week!


  • STAMPS:  Balloon Celebration, Party Pants (2016 Sale-a-Bration)
  • PAPER:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
  • INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Honeycomb Embellishments

Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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