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Stampin’ Favorites Blog Hop: Balloons

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Approaching Perfection birthday stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone! Is a birthday really a birthday without balloons and handmade card? Today I’m combining the two with a simple card you can make using some Designer Series Paper and FREE stamp set that is part of this year’s Sale-A-Bration.

The card base starts with Whisper White or Basic White cardstock repeatedly stamped on the right with the balloon included in the Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration stamp set. A 2.5-inch wide strip of Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper takes up the left side of the card.

Next I embossed “Happy Birthday” with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder over a strip of Bermuda cardstock and pasted on top of the card. For a little more color I filled in some of the balloons with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.

Told you that was easy. You can use any color combination you like. Get inspired by the dozens of Designer Series Paper available.

Today’s project was made with the FREE Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration stamp set. Get your own when you spend $50 or more on your favorite products from Stampin’ Up!


Blog Hop Lineup

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
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12 Comments

  • Reply Genevieve Ko

    You’re right! A birthday card needs balloons! I love how you stamped those balloons on the side. It’s like they are all floating away! Thanks for sharing

    February 18, 2021 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Sue JACKSON

    WOW! Beautiful card! It’s so clean and simple, yet simply stunning!

    February 17, 2021 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Joanne

    Great card, Shawn! I love the design you made with the Approaching Perfection balloons

    February 17, 2021 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Brian King

    These watercolor splotches are perfect accents on this panel! Love this card, Shawn!

    February 17, 2021 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Sheryl Sharp

    Simple perfection.

    February 17, 2021 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Pam Morris

    This simple little balloon has quickly become my favorite thing about Sale-A-Bration 2021. Your card is just perfect in its clean layout and color pallet. I love it

    February 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Renae Novak

    Shawn, this is stinkin’ cute! Great job!

    February 17, 2021 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Candy Ford

    Well, Shawn, you never disappoint. This card is awesome. It’s simple and complex and the same time. And the colors are gorgeous.

    February 17, 2021 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Rachel Brumley

    Your card is awesome! I don’t have the dsp but I think I can replicate it using stamps. If that doesn’t work out, I’m buying that DSP! Another case for my Masculine Monday cards!

    February 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Ann Murray

    I find myself reaching for the Ice Cream Corner DSP quite a bit. Love how it blends so well with the balloon theme here.

    February 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply linda krueger

    I love the side-by-side on your card. The paper you selected is gorgeous, and I really like how you selectively colored a few of the balloons. The white embossed sentiment brings everything together in a lovely card. Thanks for sharing; I always look forward to seeing what you create.

    February 17, 2021 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Jackie Beers

    This is a great card. And I love the layout! I see using this in my near future.

    February 17, 2021 at 6:47 am
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