Birthday Card with a Sweet Trio of Gifts

Stampin Up Balloon Adventures Birthday Crd - Mary Fish stampinup

Today’s birthday card showcases a sweet trio of gifts, Balloon Adventures photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies.  Both the stamp set and die are available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and may be purchased as a bundle at a 10% savings.

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  • The 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base is Sweet Sugarplum with a 1/4″ smaller layer of Whisper White on top.
  • Each of the gifts are cut from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  These dies include straight edge and scalloped edge dies that are perfect for layering.

Stampin Up Balloon Adventures Birthday Card ideas - Mary Fish stampinup

  • The bows were created using a die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies and the 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack, a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift (NOW SOLD OUT).  See ALL available Sale-A-Bration gift choices below (while supplies last).   TIP:  Try Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314) with Silver Embossing for the sentiments as an alternative!

  • Color Coordinated. The colors from the glimmer paper dictated the color of the gifts and polka-dot pattern from the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Stacks.  Stampin’ Up! does such a fabulous job coordinating inks, paper and embellishments!
  • Pop up the presents! Stampin’ Dimensionals give each gift a real lift!
  • The sentiment from Balloon Adventures photopolymer stamp set is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

Stampin Up Balloon Adventures Birthday Cards idea - Mary Fish stampinup

  • A strip of Glimmer Paper and another sentiment from Balloon Adventures stamp set complete the inside.
  • Hover and Pin it! The photo below shows key products for today’s birthday card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.  This project was created by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.

Stampin Up Balloon Adventures Birthday Cards ideas - Mary Fish stampinup


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  1. Hi DeAnna: The card with gifts on it is not a shaker card. Thanks for your kind feedback. M

  2. DeAnna Tillmon

    This looks like a shaker card, how did you do that? want to learn how to make one.
    Very beautiful card.

  3. Renee Chambers

    I love everything about this card…the colors, the polka dots and just the right amount of glimmer paper. This is a definite CASE for me. Thank you for sharing!

  4. J’aime beaucoup cette carte simple mais magnifique. Bravo

  5. Really cute; TFS!

  6. Michelle Quinno

    The gifts are fabulous!!

  7. Jennie Portonova

    Hi Mary,
    I absolutely love love love your card!!
    Are the squares all different sizes or did you use the same for all?
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

  8. Maria Rodriguez

    Ohh!! Love, love this card, the bling from the glimmer paper is awesome!!!
    I’ve been playing with this amazing Balloon Pop Up dies, I love it and now, another fantastic project to try.
    Thank you for sharing, Mary.

  9. Oh MsMary, lovely !!!
    Love how you used your glimmer dsp, I fine myself horrding mine , lol
    Hugs Frenchie

  10. Hi Trish: Here’s a video I created previously that offers tips on cutting DSP to fit the outside flap of the envelope. M

  11. Simply wonderful in true Mary style:). Do you have a video showing how you do these envelopes? I totally get how to line the inside but am unsure of the DSP as the flap. Love the limited use of the glimmer paper. I’ve seen cards posted in various places using lots of glimmer. This smaller amt. is perfect:)

  12. I have just enough scraps of glimmer paper left to recreate this design. What a knock out project, Mary!

  13. Nancy Farrell

    Nice Gifts!!! Great hint to use silver glimmer paper. Love the colors and layout too.

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