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Happy Birthday, Eleni and PPA240!


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This fresh and feminine card was created especially for my grandniece, Eleni.  I’m hoping it will inspire a big birthday smile!


I used the design from this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA240).  The three circles immediately prompted visions of balloons!  See what the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Resident Artists have dreamed up with this sketch HERE!


  • Simple!  The Stampin’ Up! Balloon Framelits Dies make it quick and easy to create my balloon trio.

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  • Gold foil (Gold Foil Sheets) for the center balloon and a gold stripe pattern from Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (stripe layer measures 2″ x 5″) turn up the “glam” factor!  I love it with the two pinks (Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush).

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  • Save 15%!  Purchase the Balloon Framelits Dies with the coordinating Celebrate Today Photopolymer (clear) Stamp Set and save 15% (#138869).  The polka dots on the Blushing Bride Balloon and “birthday” sentiment are both from the stamp set.  See all stamp images in my supplies recipe below.

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  • Three pieces of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine were tied together in a bow and then adhered below each balloon.

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  • The Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies crop the perfect liner (Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper) for my Medium Whisper White Envelope.
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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0 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Eleni and PPA240!”

  1. Oh Mary, couldn’t get to post a comment yesterday, so cold up here, maybe the internet was frozen or something. I love this card, so pretty with pink and gold, a winning combination. Love the balloons, this will bring a smile to anyone who receives it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful combination of pinks with the gold! Love the card and will be pinning it for CASEing… reminds me of how I found you… 🙂

  3. What girl, large or small, doesn’t like sparkle? I can’t think of one because we all like a little sparkle on our special day. Those balloon framelits are so much fun and I hope they never go away. I’m sure your grandniece will love this card , it’s bright, happy and has a little sparkle from the gold foil paper, but most importantly you made it just for her so it’s unique.

  4. SUCH a pretty card and color combo Mary, I love it and I am sure your grandniece will, too! Thanks for sharing! Donna (SC)

  5. Thanks, Linda. I decided on the 2 pinks pretty quickly but experimented with the third balloon (Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding). Gold really popped and when I grabbed the gold stripe DSP, I knew it would be just the right combination!

  6. This is such a sweet, fun card. I love the gold foil balloon and accents. It makes the whole card pop. TFS


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