Celebrate with a Hot Air Balloon Card
Hot Air Balloons always tell me the weather’s good and it’s time to celebrate. In my home town, Hot Air Balloons abound during Spring right through to Fall. It’s common to see several in the air at one time while Wine Country festivals are going on!
The new Lift Me Up Bundle includes the stamp set and a set of Up & Away Thinlits™ Dies. I particularly like the intricate balloon die which I used to make the Bermuda Bay overlay. I applied strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive to the back of the card stock before I die-cut the balloon, so it needed two or three trips through the Big Shot™ to make sure everything cut through. This includes using the Big Shot™ Precision Base Plate, which usually allows you to die-cut only once. I used eight strips of adhesive, but you really only need one across the top, one across the bottom and two or three in between. Tape savings is something to celebrate and you don’t have to spend a whole lot of time removing the backing.
I made a stencil when I die-cut the detailed balloon and used it to trace a solid shape on a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. I used Markers to color stripes across the shape, then adhered the detailed balloon and cut around the outside edge.
The colors I used were So Saffron, from the Yellow-Orange Color Group; Pool Party, from the Blue-Green Color Group, which is the same Color Group as Bermuda Bay; Peekaboo Peach, from the Orange Color Group; and Calypso Coral, from the Red-Orange Color Group. Bermuda Bay and Pool Party are Complements to Calypso Coral and Calypso Coral is Analogous with Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron. The whole Color Combination could be either Complementary Plus or Analogous Plus, but I decided on Complementary Plus because Bermuda Bay is really the main color. In any case, I was having fun!
- Lift Me Up Wood-Mount Stamp Set 
- Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
- Lift Me Up Wood-Mount Bundle 
- Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Bundle 
- Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Many Marvelous Markers 
- So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack 
- Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
Tools & Adhesive
- Sponge Daubers 
- Fast Fuse Adhesive 
- Glue Dots 
- Glue Dots 
- Stampin’ Dimensionals 
Ribbon & Trim
- Up & Away Thinlits Dies 
- Big Shot 
- Big Shot Die Brush 
- Precision Base Plate 
Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150. Also remember that you may select a free Sale-A-Bration item with every $50 you order through March 31st. Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Hot Air Balloon Celebration Cards.