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Tuesday, February 14, 2017





Welcome to InKing Royalty's February Blog Hop! Today's Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme.  What fun!  Stampin' Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special - and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  We are also excited to welcome guest designer Michelle Last to our team's blog hop this month.  After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Balloon Adventures is a new stamp set in Stampin' Up's Occasions catalog. It contains several balloon stamps with strings, confetti and lots of sentiments!! While I have seen the set used to make cards with balloons of lots of bright colors, I decided it would be fun to use it to make a more classy card! I thought black and white with "gold" would be a great color combination and was inspired by Canadian demo Sandi MacIver's take on this card from Stampin' Up!. What a difference changing up the colors can make!!

I decided to use gold embossing powder on the balloons of various neutral colors and then picked my three favorite ones. Here is my card.






One of the things I like about this card is that it could be used for either sex and for various occasions! I stamped the confetti with Versamark on the sides of the black cardstock base and then embossed it with Stampin Up!'s gold embossing powder. Next I stamped and embossed the dotted balloon on three different colors of cardstock (Soft Suede, Whisper White and Crumb Cake) and punched them out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. I arranged them on a white layer and stamped It's Your Birthday in black at the bottom of the white layer. I then drew "strings" from each balloon with a Basic Black Marker.  

From now until March 31 you can receive one free Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend. If you purchase the stamp set and the punch you will almost reach the $50 amount. Add some Stampin' Up! gold embossing powder and you are there! Check out all the free options by clicking of the Sale-a-bration catalog on the right. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, my stamping buddy Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!  

You can email me privately with any of your papercrafting questions or ask them in a comment below!

 I  comments and would love to hear what you think!!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  8. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps

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18 comments:

  1. What a classy trio of balloons, Katie! I love the colors you've chosen - not what we typically see for birthday cards, but they are gorgeous and rich! Glad you hopped with us today!

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    1. Thanks Brian! My goal was to create a classy masculine card. Glad you think I succeeded. Thanks for hosting this blog every month!!

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  2. Beautiful birthday card, Katie! I love the gold embossing with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede - stunning combo!

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  3. Ooh, so fancy! This would be great for a golden birthday... or from someone who really likes gold things! I love it!

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    1. Glad you like it Natalie!! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  4. What a beautiful card! Love the classy feel. Love it do much!!!! πŸ‘‘πŸ˜³

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I love your "Crazy Cake"!

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  5. Exquisite color combo, Katie! Who knew balloons could be so classy? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you could join us today!

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  6. I love this striking color combination!

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    1. So glad you like it Denise! I really like your "Sunshine" card! I need to get that die.

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  7. A great versatile card! Can't wait to make on Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Imogene!! Glad you are looking forward to making it!

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  8. Such a great card! You're right, it would also be perfect for a man. I am really inspired to get the Balloon Adventure set!

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    1. Thanks Lory!! I loved your card today and your entire blog!

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  9. Such a beautiful and classy card! You always blow me away with your clean and beautiful style! I'm going to case this for sure!

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  10. Thanks Pam - you are so sweet! I really appreciate you comment. It is really neat how our cards evolve even when we think they are just a CASE. I am sure you will put your own wonderful spin on the balloons!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I read all comments and respond to any questions.

Katie