Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer this month and it’s my day to share an inspiration project, a fun CAS birthday card using the Birthday Balloons stamp set with coordinating Balloon die that comes with the stamp set. I’m having a blast being back as a guestie for the month of October!

This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while. It’s super simple and really packs a big punch! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been creating more clean and simple cards which have always been a challenge for me. I stamped the balloon cluster, strings and stars on the front of the card base. Can you believe it… yes, this is almost a one-layer card! LOL! I then stamped three individual balloons in different colors on a smaller piece of cardstock and cut each of them with the balloon die.


I colored the balloons  and the stars with a Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker which gave them a really pretty shimmer. I finished the front of the card with a few sequins. Yes, I am a sequin freak too, lol! And didn’t this turn out just darling?!


I stamped the sentiment and a few stars on the inside, and layered the panel on green cardstock.


Happy to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #54 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
CASology: Week #270 – ODD
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist (no twist)
Crafty Creations: #352 – Anything Goes
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Add A Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog: #261 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: October CAS Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly, London Fog and Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Peridot Mist sequins

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

17 thoughts on “Happy Birthday”

  1. What a fun, colourful take on our cue word. Love the feel of movement. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.


  2. Such a lovely and beautifully CAS card!! Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo


  3. another fab card Lesley love how the wording is along the lines and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week


  4. Beautiful card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx


  5. What an adorable card! I love your CAS approach! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Createful Hearts Digis and Design!


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