Beautiful Balloon Ride

Take a beautiful balloon ride from your imagination when you put together this treat box. It can hold ideas, treats or thoughts from your heart.  Whatever you can fit in there will be appreciated.  The ribbon gives it an added touch.  The colors on this particular box are soft and vibrant all at the same time. 

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Stamp Sets – Above the Clouds Stamp Set (149404) [or bundle with Hot Air Balloon Punch (151135)]
Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Balmy Blue (147105); Grapefruit Grove (147142); Pineapple Punch (147141); Highland Heather (147103)
Misc. – Mini Pizza Boxes (144645); Hot Air Balloon Punch (149520); Grapefruit Grove 1/8” Grosgrain (146954); Sponge Brayer (141714); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Stitched Shape Dies (145372); Die Cutting Machine

· Whisper White: 3.5” x 5.5”
· Grosgrain Ribbon: 22”


1. Using sponge brayer, roll Balmy Blue ink over the dull side of a mini pizza box. Hint: Start light and add more ink as needed,
2. With the hole in the box at the top, stamp “You’re off to great places” in the second rectangle from the top (just under the hole- this will become the front of the box) and the birds in the largest square at the bottom (what will become the lid of the box) using Memento ink. Assemble box.
3. Using a die cutting machine, cut the largest stitched circle from one end of the whisper white card stock. Stamp clouds on circle with Balmy Blue ink, and sentiment with memento ink, then attach circle to top of box with Dimensionals.
4. Stamp hot air balloon on remaining white card stock in black, then stamp filler image with Grapefruit Grove ink and punch out. Stamp two flag banners and basket in black on leftover scraps, then fill in with Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather ink with filler stamps. Punch or cut out: Adhere flags to top of balloon and adhere balloon to top of stamped circle.
5. Once you’ve filled the box (cookie? Cards?) wrap the ribbon around the corners and tie a bow!

Express Yourself

First of all, the idea here is to express yourself with this lovely card creation.  Additionally, the colors coordinate so well.  The Doilies just compliment the background and probably give you an added amount of creativity.  I’m always happy to try new things and step out of my comfort zone with a card.  Maybe this would be that card for you.  So take a chance and express yourself with the Dear Doily stamp set.

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Stamp Sets – Dear Doily (148690)
Card Stock – Daffodil Delight (119683), Gorgeous Grape (146987), Whisper White (100730), Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554)
Stamp Pads – Daffodil Delight (147094), Gorgeous Grape (147099)
Misc. – Gorgeous Grape ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon (146940), Daffodil Delight ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (147801), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

• Daffodil Delight: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
• Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼”; 2 1/8” x 3”
• Gingham Gala: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
• Gorgeous Grape: 2 ¼” x 3 1/8”
• Ribbon (both): 4”


1. First, stamp the sentiment on the small piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink. Then stamp smaller doily image randomly to create a background, using Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.
2. Also, add your sentiment piece to the Gorgeous Grape cardstock with your adhesive.
3. Stamp two large doily images onto the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink. You can use your sentiment piece as a guide—you want it to show at the corners (see picture).
4. Adhere the designer paper to the larger piece of Whisper White cardstock, then adhere this to the Daffodil Delight card base.
5. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the sentiment piece onto the Gingham Gala Designer Paper.
6. Tying both ribbons at the same time, make a knot and adhere this to your sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot.
7. Place three Frosted and Clear Epoxy Drops to your sentiment Piece.
8. Lastly, Inside your card (not shown), stamp the second part of the sentiment and enjoy.

Sweet Wishes

You can always take it to another level with this sweet wishes card and celebrate their birthday with soft colors and a beautiful ribbon.  Create dozens of them in different colors and have a supply of birthday cards for the year.  The Hello Cupcake stamp set will set the stage for this beauty.   I love the coordinating ribbon.  

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Stamp Sets – Hello Cupcake (149714, Sale-a-Bration Choice)
Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Powder Pink (144244); Basic Black (121045)
Stamp Pads – Powder Pink (144084); Soft Suede (126978); Memento Black (123708)
Misc. – Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (148812); Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (149622); Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies (150072); Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8” Variegated Ribbon (148776); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

• Whisper White cardstock- 5 ½” x 8 ½” card base, 3 ½” x 2 ½” scrap for cupcake
• Powder Pink cardstock- 3 ½” x 5”, 1” x 2 ¼” for sentiment
• Basic Black cardstock- 2 3/8” x 3 1/8”
• Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper- 2 ¼” x 3”


1. Score your Whisper White card base at 4 ¼”.
2. Cut the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut paper in the design/pattern that you want to 3 ½” x 5” and attach to the Powder Pink cardstock layer with glue dots. Then attach that to the front of the Whisper White card base with snail adhesive.
3. Make a faux or fake bow with your ribbon on the front of the card just laying the ribbon on itself. Use glue dots to keep it in place knowing that the cupcake image will cover the middle when the card is done.
4. Layer the black and white polka dot paper piece on the black cardstock and attach with snail adhesive. Attach that to the card on top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Stamp the top of the cupcake on the Whisper White scrap cardstock in Powder Pink ink and then stamp the bottom of the cupcake in Soft Suede ink on the same scrap cardstock. Use your Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies to cut those pieces out or use your paper snips to fussy cut. Attach them using snail adhesive to the polka dot piece leaving a space between them for the sentiment.
6. Also, stamp your sentiment on the Powder Pink scrap cardstock in Memento Black ink. Finally, flag the ends with your paper snips and attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.