Category: Balloon Celebration

Bike Ride for a special birthday

Earlier this week a lovely friend celebrated a very special birthday. She loves the outdoors, cycling and walking in particular and although she now has a shiny new bus pass she assures me her bike will still be getting a regular work out. In honour of her bike I chose the Bike Ride stamp set and co-ordinating Build A Bike framelit dies to make her birthday card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bike Ride stamp set and Build A Bike framelits

I stamped the frame of the bike using the lovely, rich Fresh Fig ink onto Whisper White card stock and then stamped both the wheels in Archival Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White cardstock before running them through the Big Shot with the co-ordinating Build A Bike dies. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I glued the wheels onto the frame to make the bike.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bike Ride stamp set and Build A Bike framelits

Taking scrap Whisper White cardstock I stamped the open stars from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Fresh Fig ink before punching out a couple of balloons using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I stamped the solid stars using Powder Pink ink and punched out another balloon. I stamped some solid balloons in Fresh Fig and Powder Pink ink and punched them out with the same punch.

I stamped the number 6 and 0 from the Number of Years stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink onto more scrap Whisper White ink and die cut them out using the Large Number Dies. I also die cut 3 more sets of the letters from Whisper White cardstock which I adhered to the back of the Bermuda Bay stamped numbers to give added dimension to the numbers.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Bike Ride stamp set and Build A Bike framelits

I decided on a 5½” square card made of Thick Whisper White cardstock and added a 5¼” square layer of Powder Pink cardstock to the front using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I cut a 5” square piece of Whisper White cardstock and started laying out the bike and balloons to get some idea of placement. I stamped the ‘swoosh’ shape from the Number Years stamp set in Crumb Cake ink along the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock panel and added the bike with Stampin Dimensionals. Using the fine tip of my Basic Black marker and a ruler I added balloon strings to the handle bar and the bar behind the bike seat adding the balloons using Tombow Liquid Adhesive or Stampin Dimensionals. I added the die cut 60 on top of the other balloons and coated the number with Clear Wink of Stella. Finally I coloured the handle bars, seat and pedal of the bike using Crumb Cake ink and a Blender Pen. Such a fun looking card, I really hope my friend likes it.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Bike Ride, Balloon Celebration & Number of Years
Dies
Build A Bike framelits & Large Number Dies
Punches
Balloon Bouquet
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake & Bermuda Bay + Basic Black Marker pen
Tools
Blender Pen, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A, B, C, C & E
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Clear Wink of Stella, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Seaside theme for a Stamp-a-Stack

Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me for my summer themed Stamp-a-Stack event this weekend. We had such a good time and made so many lovely cards.

All the projects for the day were seaside themed to get us into the mood for the fore-casted high temperatures later this week. On arrival each lady was given a clear wallet containing a pack of By the Shore dsp, 20 card bases in a variety of co-ordinating colours, a pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes, 20 Very Vanilla Envelopes and packets of pre-cut card stock layers to make each card. Mind you we all had a good laugh when we realised that I had only put 10 card bases in each pack………definitely a muppet moment. Luckily I only live 3 minutes away and was able to nip home and grab more cardstock to cut and score the missing bases.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seaside themed Stamp-a-Stack cards

As always the day whizzed by so quickly. Here is a picture of some of the ladies hard at work and of some of the projects they made.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seaside themed Stamp-a-Stack in action

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
High Tide, Balloon Adventure, Balloon Celebration, Badges & Banners, Day At The Beach, Designer Tee (retired), Seaside Shore, Custom Tee & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Dies
Layering Circles framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits  & T-Shirt Builder framelits
Punches
Balloon Builder Punch, Badge Punch, Scallop Tag Topper & Project Life Corner Rounder
Embossing Folder
Seaside embossing folder
Cardstock
Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Water Melon Wonder & Soft Sky
DSP
By The Shore dsp
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Tip Top Taupe, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Basic Grey, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Nay, Mint Macaron & Versamark
Tools
Big Shots, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Standard Platform + 2 cutting pads, Heat Guns, Paper Trimmers, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folders and Scissors
Acrylic Block – multiples
A, B, C, D, E, G & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Water Color Pencils, Blender Pens, Sponge Daubers, Grid Paper, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Natural Silver Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes & Very Vanilla Envelopes

Bokeh Balloon Celebration for Telford Swaps

Whilst looking through my recent projects, I realized, I have never shared the swaps I made for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event in Telford last month. 350 UK demonstrators gathered to celebrate the new catalogue launch, see and play with new product, meet up with old friends and make new ones and craft together.

We also make swaps to share with other demonstrators, always great fun. The guidelines suggest that each demo makes approx. 50 items, you can make as many or as few as you have time for. Common makes are card fronts (not whole cards), bookmarks, boxes, notepads, bags etc… You then swap your item for one made by another demo giving a source of inspiration for the future.  So here are my swaps.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style

I started by using the 2” circle punch to punch a hole  in a panel of Whisper White cardstock. I used the negative punched piece as a mask, adhering it temporarily to a piece of white cardstock. I sponged the circle with Pool Party ink, and then added patches of Mint Macaron and Island Indigo ink using Sponge Daubers.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style

When this was dry, I created the Bokeh effect by added circles of Whisper White ink using a sponge dauber. I then left the piece to dry for a couple of hours before removing the mask and stamping the little dandelion clocks from the Balloon Celebration stamp set using Archival Basic Black ink. The sentiment comes from the Rose Wonder Stamp set. I added a sprinkle of glittery circles, punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper using the 1/8″ and 1/4″ hand held punches

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style

I mounted the stamped piece onto a panel of either Island Indigo or Mint Macaron card stock. I had to make a couple more as I forgot to photograph them before giving them all away. This one I have mounted onto a Whisper White card base, after rounding the top left corner on all layers.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Balloon Celebration bokeh style

Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Mo x

Celebrate Today – perfect for Weddings!

On this lovely spring day, with the sun shining and the daffodils bobbing in the breeze I have been making wedding cards. What a lovely occupation for a beautiful day. I was drawn to the Celebrate Today stamp set, which was still sitting on my desk, and thought it would make an unusual Wedding card.

The first card is for my daughters’ best friend from school who is marrying another friend from their school days and my daughter is one of their bridesmaids.

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crafty-rootes.co.uk Stampin Up! Celebrate Today for a Wedding

I chose to make their card in purple, white and silver, the colour theme of the wedding.  I stamped the balloon from the Celebrate Today set using Perfect Plum ink onto a scrap of Whisper white cardstock, then stamped the small starry, bubbles in Versamark Ink, covered it with silver embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool until the powder melted. I then die cut the balloon using the co-ordinating Balloon Framelits.

I stamped some small more open stars from the Balloon Celebration stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and, again,  embossed them using the silver embossing powder and heat tool.

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crafty-rootes.co.uk Stampin Up! Celebrate Today for a Wedding

I stamped the ‘let us celebrate’ balloon string from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and the word ‘wedding’, from the Celebrate Today set using Perfect Plum Ink.

I layered the stamped whisper White piece onto Silver Foil cardstock, then onto Perfect plum cardstock, round the bottom corners of all the layers. I then mounted the whole piece, using dimensionals, to a Thick Whisper White card base before adding the die cut balloon, again using dimensionals.

The second card is for the daughter of one of my oldest friends and the colour scheme for this wedding is navy, silver and white.

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crafty-rootes.co.uk Stampin Up! Celebrate Today for a Wedding

I made the second card in exactly the same way as the first, substituting Night of Navy for Perfect Plum.

I am really pleased with how the cards turned out. I hope both couples like them.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Mo x

Celebrate Today for a Special Birthday

On this wet and very windy day I abandoned plans to go out for a walk and stayed inside to craft…. I know, any excuse……

So, having made a special birthday card for my mother to give her sister in law, see post (Number of Years) I decided to make my own 70th birthday for her.

I looked through my stamp sets for inspiration and was attracted by the set, Celebrate Today. I used this set a lot when it first came out but haven’t used it for a while. I thought it might make a fab special birthday card.

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Stampin Up! Celebrate Today and Number of Years

I used a panel of Whisper White and stamped along the edge with the spotty stamp using Pink Pirouette ink. This stamp is designed to add spots to the balloons, but thinking outside the box, it made a great border. I stamped the solid balloon in Pool Party ink using a Stampin Pierce Mat under the cardstock; I find this gives me a better stamped image when using a Photopolymer set. I love the sentiment on the balloon string from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and stamped it in Rose Red.  The Happy Birthday was stamped using the Rose Red and Pool Party ink.

I love the Tombow Multipurpose Glue and used it to adhere a strip of the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter Ribbon to the left side of the stamped panel. I decided to round the upper right corner of the stamped panel and the piece of Silver Foil cardstock I used as a mat, before adhering them together leaving a small border.

I then stamped the numbers from the Number of Years stamp set using Rose Red ink onto a scrap Whisper White cardstock and die cut them using the BigShot and the Large Number dies.

My Aunt is a lover of pink and I used a card base of Rose Red. I rounded the upper right corner, mimicking the stamped panel and mounted the panel using Dimensionals. I decided to tilt the stamped panel on the card front for a more modern look. I finished by adding the die cut numbers onto the balloon with dimensionals and adding some co-ordinating candy dots.

I absolutely love this card and will be using this set again for some other special occasion cards I need to make, so watch this space…….

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Looking forward to seeing you again.

Mo x

Bloomin’ Love unmasked

I have been playing with the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the masking technique today.

I don’t know about you but what drew me to this stamp set was the delicate lacy heart image which mimics the gorgeous Bloomin’ Heart die. However, I found myself using the 4 individual flower stamps included in the set. I love masking off areas of card when using these small stamps, you can get some really cool effects.

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For the first card I masked off a diagonal strip with low tack masking tape and stamped the flowers in Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Mint Macaron ink. I deliberately stamped the flowers close together and onto the masking tape to create this effect. After I removed the masking tape I added a strip of Night of Navy cardstock to help focus the eyes in on the pattern. The sentiment came from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and is stamped in Melon Mambo ink. Finally, I added some of the It’s My party Enamel Dots from the new Occasions catalogue.

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I was hooked on this technique and used it again when I cut a wedge from a layer of Whisper White cardstock. This time I stamped the flowers in one of my favorite color combos Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy ink. When I stood back and looked at the stamped piece I felt it was missing something and after some thought, stamped the small open heart image, from the same stamp set in Calypso Coral ink. I really liked the result. I mounted the pieces onto a Bermuda Bay card base and added die cut flowers in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay at the apex of the triangle. I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink. For some extra dimension I added Basic Pearls to the center of some of the flowers

I really enjoyed working with this set, such fun. Thank you for visiting my Blog today, come again soon.

Mo x