Saturday, July 05, 2014

Big Balloon

I was browsing Pinterest one day and came across a CAS card that I thought would be really easy to reproduce.  Here is the card on Pinterest:

Here is my version:

My card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4," and made from a turquoise card stock.  I cut a white mat at 5 1/4"x4."  The balloon is from the "Create a Critter" cartridge.  It is on page 30 of the handbook, I used the layer 1 (shift) function and cut it at 5."  I tied a piece of turquoise baker's twine around the base of the balloon; I then placed it where I wanted it on my card and trimmed off the rest.  I glued down the tail end of the twine and finished off the front of the card with a sentiment from Paper Smooches, the Birthday Sampler set.

Here is the inside of my card:

I cut a piece of pink card stock at 5"x3 3/4" and some white card stock at 4 3/4"x3 1/2."  Both the sentiment and the balloon are from the Birthday Sampler set by Paper Smooches as well.  I drew in the string with a turquoise marker.  I used two colors of ink to get the color I wanted for the sentiment: bahama blue and turquoise gem.  The sentiment on the front and the balloon are stamped in rosebud ink.  All the ink is from Tsukineko.

I made this for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown: color challenge

Fantabulous Cricut: anything goes

The Friday Mashup: card with minimal layers, or CAS

CASology: cue word - "float"

Paper Smooches Sparks: anything goes


  1. What a fun birthday card! Love how you created the balloon. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

  2. Love this CAS design! It's such a fun birthday card and a great use of the throwdown colors!

  3. Fun card!! The big ole' ballon is perfect with the sentiment!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  4. LOve this idea - thanks for joining us at FCCB

  5. Pretty pretty card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  6. Super cute card! Great job at limiting the layers but still creating a fantastic card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  7. Very cute CAS card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.