Balloon Bash Technique

Birthday Bash

When I attended the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference this past January in Orlando, they showed us a few new techniques.  I used one of them in this card.  If you look carefully you can see where the big stamp in the middle has a ‘shadow” that matched the stamp.  You get this “shadow” by turning your stamp over and inking up the back of it and stamping it on your cardstock.  Then, you turn it around the normal way and stamp over it.  It outlines the stamp.  I think that is an awesome way to use your Photopolymer Stamps!

For this card I used the stamp set called Balloon Bash.  It is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  The Designer Series Paper is called Birthday Bash.

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Fun Fold Club Card

Fun Fold, Birthday Bash

For our Club meeting last night we made a fun fold card using the stamp set called Balloon Bash.   The Designer Series Paper is called Birthday Bash and both are in the 2015 Occasions Catalog. The inside sentiment is from the stamp set called Hooray It’s Your Day.  Here is what the card looks like when opening.

Birthday Bash

This is completely open:

Birthday Bash

I got this idea from another demonstrator named Julie Davison.  Click HERE for a great video she did showing how to make this card.  It uses a 4″ x 9 3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and closes to the size of a regular A2 card (4.25″ x 5.5″).  You just score it in 3 places and cut it in one.

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Zoo Babies Birthday Bash Baby Shower

Zoo Babies, Birthday Bash

As most of you know, I am in the grandmother to be mode lately.  My son and daughter in law are having a baby in May and I am so excited I can’t stand waiting!  Right now her nickname is Pancakes (they have a dog they named Waffles and when I found out she was pregnant I told my son he better not name the baby Pancakes so now it has stuck).

Yesterday we had a baby shower for them.  It started out as a regular woman only shower but as I was looking on PInterest for some baby shower ideas, I came across a ton of pins that talked about all these games you could play.  Games like melt different kinds of chocolate inside a diaper and make the guest eat it and guess what kind it was.  Um.  No.  It looked like you know what in the diaper and there was no way I was making my guests eat that (real or not!).  Plus, those diapers must have a lot of chemicals in them and that thought made it even worse.  The other popular game was guess how big her belly is.  Again, no.  It is bad enough she feels “fat” there is no way I was going to be measuring her to see who won!

So, as things were slowly going down hill, I decided maybe I should just throw them a baby party and invites husbands and boyfriends.  That is what we ended up doing.  Of course, I had to bribe the men to come with beer.   I did have everyone play one game and even the men participated.  The game was The Price Is Right.  I bought 8 baby items such as Desitin, Tylenol, Plug Covers, etc.  I made up price tags (I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch which worked perfectly for this) and they had to guess how much each item costs.  Let me tell you.  They were awful at that game!  The most anyone got right was four.  It was ok though because I also decided whoever won the game was getting Pride and not Prize!

If you are still reading this post, I made the card above using Zoo Babies and Birthday Bash.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest and thought it was pretty cute.

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Birthday Bash Sale-A-Bration


I made this set with a stamp set I received at the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando last January.  It is called Birthday Bash.  My favorite part of this stamp set is the balloons.  I think they are just adorable!  The Designer Series Paper in the background is called Irresistibly Yours.  I added ink to it using a sponge.  You can get this paper for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.

Sale-a-bration is an awesome time at Stampin’ Up!  You can get a free product with a $50 order.  You can get an extra $25 worth of products with a workshop or personal order of $250 or more and you get a choice of a kit or 2 Sale-a-bration products free if you join!  One of the nice things about being a demonstrator is sometimes you can get free stamp sets like I did!  Remember, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st so don’t wait too long!

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