Hello stampers! I find it so hard to believe that Easter is only a few weeks away! March and April are super busy months in terms of birthdays for my family so when the theme of birthdays was chosen for this month I was one happy camper (I mean stamper)!
This card was made for my nephew Cody. He is a super awesome kid so bold colors was the way to go! A few stamp sets went into the making of this super cute card. The clouds are from the Balloon Celebration set and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. "Happy Day" stamped on the punched balloons is from the Sale-A-Bration set, Perfect Pairings. The main words (yes, I hand cut those out in the arch shape) and die cut numbers are part of Number of Years Bundle.
The Balloon Bouquet punch is a MUST in any stampers stash! It makes two perfect size balloons amongst other things if you stretch your mind. *wink wink* I can't divulge those other 'things' right now as those ideas are being used in upcoming classes.
What goes along with the super cute card? Why a coordinating box to hold the gift! This box was easy to make. Take a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock and score it on the long side at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10". Then score 2 1/2" on the short side. For the lid, take a 5" square piece of card stock and score at 1 1/4" on all four sides. Once all is scored, it will become clear as to where to cut (think flaps) and adhere for the box to come together.
I not only coordinated the bold colored punched balloons all the way around the sides of the box (I used my Signo White Gel Pen and freehanded all the balloon strings), but I also incorporated the "Happy Day" all around the lid to tie it all together!
I hope you enjoyed both projects today. I am over the moon excited having you stop by! Depending on where you started on our hop you can either go back and see what creative genius Dena has for you (she's a rock star!) or you can move along to see what ridiculously awesome stamping skills Kathy (she's pretty awesome too!) has to share with you today. Happy Stamping!