Friday, July 12, 2013

Best Day Ever by Dana Warren

Today I have a little ornament/keepsake project for you and guess what? No Stamping! Gasp!! LOL! When I saw this cute little hot air balloon, I thought that the KI Memories Flashback collections would be the perfect pattern paper to use with this die cut!

Hampton Arts: KI Memories – Flashback Collection: Blocks of Life and Flashbulb pattern paper, Little Things Sticker sheet

Twine: May Arts
Silhouette America: Layered Hot Air Balloon by Lori Whitlock

Designer Notes:
  1. Die cut the hot air balloon 3 times from pattern paper and cardstock
  2. Score down the middle of each balloon base and center piece. Adhere pieces, keep the base and center piece scored as you glue.
  3. Once all 3 are assembled. With liquid glue add glue to the wrong side at the scored/bent seam. Add twine and make a loop. Press all 3 balloons together until glue holds, light bend balloons, so each balloon is only attached at the scored lines. Set aside to dry
  4. Once dry adhere Best Day Ever sticker

Nicole here today to share  with you a card, made with a stamped & paper piereced item! I decided that I wanted to use the fun hot air balloon on my card, and thought it would be even cuter in 3D form.

Sent With Care card by Nicole Nowosad

I started by stamping the same image onto patterned paper   times and trimming each out of the paper.  Next, I folded each hot air balloon in half and added tape runner to the back. I attached the folded pieces together, lining them up as closely as possible, I trimmed off any excess paper that remained around the balloon shape.

To finish my card, I added some fun hand cut clouds and sentiment from the Jillibean Soup stamp set:

Sent with care card
Echo Park Scoot stamps (SC0528)
Echo Park All About a Boy stamps (SC0526)
Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup Small Set I (JB0013)


Flower Mini Card Set

Hello Hampton Art Fans!

I love stopping by my local Michael’s and checking out the new Studio G stamps and supplies they receive every so often. On my last trip I found pack of Kraft Mini cards AND envelopes. I knew I had to get these inked up soon!

 Flower Mini Card set by Dana Warren

Since the cards are mini the Wildflower College stamp from Hot Fudge Studio is a perfect fit!! And so easy to ink up and stamp multiples! Also to keep it simple and add a little color I used some pearls, each card uses a different color, so when I go to use one I can pick the perfect color for my recipient.

Hampton Arts: Hot Fudge Studio’s – Wildflower Collage PS0704
Studio G – Mini Cards and Envelopes

Ink: Colorbox: Chalk Cats Eye – Chestnut Roan
Embellishments – Doodle Bug – Mini Pearls Spring Assortment

Designer Notes:
  1. Stamp image with chalk ink on each mini card.
  2. When ink is dry adhere colored rhinestones


  1. Very cute. Love the addition of the rhinestones. Just gives it a bit of popl

  2. Love the hot air balloons I am trying to work some into a card project now, also love the Kraft cards.