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

17 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

  1. Pingback: Happy Birthday – Dare2BArtzy Blog

  2. swanlady21

    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.


  3. Judy Markowitz

    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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