Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thankful Balloons - Weekly Deals 12/29/2015

Thankful Balloons - Weekly Deals Project for 12/29/2015

Amazing Birthday is an awesome stamp set. And this week you can pick it up on sale as part of our Weekly Deals. There is one sentiment in particular within the Amazing Birthday stamp set that I want to focus on with my project today - and that is the Thankful banner flag stamp.  I want to point out to you just how wonderful this particular sentiment in this set goes with one of the new birthday sets from the up-coming occasions catalog - the Balloon Celebration.  

I created this card specifically to give to a co-worker who's last day is coming up, thanks to downsizing, at our company.  I hate that she is leaving us, as she has been not only my co-worker, but also a trainer and mentor to me.  She isn't too distraught about moving on as she had planned to retire soon anyway - but I still want to show her that I am so very thankful to her for all she has done for me.  I know I have spent countless hours asking her question after question about creating ads and fixing issues within PDF's and such. She has so much patience and is so sweet! I am so very sad to see her go. I hope this card lets her know she will always be thought of with good and positive thoughts.

For this card I used Amazing Birthday stamp set, Balloon Celebration (coming in January), the Balloon Bouquet punch (coming in January) Cherry On Top DSP stack, Pool Party and Basic Black cardstock, and the Archival Black ink pad. Here's how I did it:
  • I started off with a card base in Pool Party measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half.  Next I cut my Basic Black cardstock down to 4" x 5 1/4" and my DSP stack piece at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". I layered those two pieces together and mounted them on the card base, centered.
  • Next I cut a piece of basic black to 2 5/8" x 4 3/8" and a piece of whisper white to 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" then stamped the balloon bouquet string from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Archival Black ink onto the whisper white piece. Then I layered that piece on top of the basic black piece and adhered them to the card front. 
  • Using the Basic Black Archival and the Cherry On Top DSP stack, I chose a few random patterns and stamped and punch 3 of each size of balloon. I arranged these beginning with the large balloons and working my way toward the smaller balloons. I adhered the large ones with my SNAIL and the small ones with dimensionals. 
  • Using the Thankful banner stamp, I stamped this on a piece of Pool Party scrap with the Archival Black ink and fussy cut around the banner.  Then I fussy cut another banner in the Basic Black cardstock and the background print I chose for the main front layer. I adhered the banner pieces together, alternating the un-stamped banners diagonally. Then I adhered them to the front of the bouquet strings.
Don't you think that banner goes really well with the Balloon Celebration stamp set???  Its so sketchy looking, just like the balloon outlines!  Perfect match!

Weekly Deals (while supplies last)

The deals this week would so totally go well together following the ideas from my card above. You could easily use the ornate tag topper punch in place of the whisper white focal piece on my card front. Additionally, you could mount it over a piece of plain cardstock, instead of DSP, embossed in one of the fun frames embossing folders. Finally, you could use the fine tip glue to glue the Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine over the black balloon strings that were stamped. Of course, you would need to order these supplies this week and then order the Balloon Celebration stamp set bundled with the Balloon Bouquet punch next week when the Occasions Catalog is live.

So go ahead, order your deals today!

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