Sunday, January 31, 2016

Birthday Balloons

Well, I got ahead of the game on my homework, so I took some time to craft.  I made a nice, pretty, girly birthday card.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of a pale yellow card stock.  The I cut some pink polka dot paper at 5 1/4"x4."  The yellow strip in the back is 1 3/4"x4."  I then cut a white piece of card stock at  1 1/4"x4" to layer on top.

I used a stamp from my stash for the image.  I stamped it on a piece of 4 3/4"x1 3/4" white card stock.  I then stamped the balloon part three more times on three different patterned card stocks.  I cut those out and paper-pieced the balloons.  I matted the white piece with some dark pink card stock, cut at 4 7/8"x1 7/8," then a pale pink piece cut at 5"x2."  I used a glittery pink pen to touch-up the dots along the balloon strings.  Finally, I added some pink and yellow pearls.

The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays 2 stamp set.  I modified the one-line sentiment to be two lines so that it would fit on the white strip I put on the card earlier.

I made this for the following challenges:
Just Us Girls: tic tac toe (I used the middle row across - pearls, stamps, paper-piecing)
Cute Card Thursday: feminine creation


  1. So pretty - and I do love paper-patch! Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  2. Ohhhh ... that's such a sweet card! Lovely girly spring colours and great paper piecing. Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  3. I love a bit of paper piecing. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  4. This is so pretty!
    Many thanks for joining us over at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  5. Love your paper pieced balloons! What a great image! Makes a super card for anyone!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  6. Such a pretty card! Love the colors you used and fab job on paper piecing those balloons! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. What a pretty the use of pearls.