Category Archives: Balloon Bouquet Punch

Color Fusers Blog Hop: September 2017

Happy Labor Day weekend!!

Hope you are enjoying your final weekend of summer festivities… well, technically we have a few more weeks, but I always see Labor Day as the end cap to summer.

This month’s color combination was awesome!!  Very cheerful.

It led me to create a couple simple birthday cards that required NO STAMPING.  NO INK.  What to the what?!?!?

Stampin’ Up has some great die cuts and punches, and that’s what I used to create these two simple cards.  The Happy Birthday message from the happy birthday thinlits die (#143700) is simple and elegant.

For the striped card, I cut strips of card stock into 1.25″ x 4″ and they fit evenly on a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.

The balloon card is a bit more whimsical and I used dimensionals to raise a couple of the balloons I cut out using the balloon bouquet punch (#140609).

Please be sure to check out the rest of this team’s fantastic creations!

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Thinking outside the punch

I’m always trying to come up with new ways or different ways to use the tools I already have.  Today I tried something new with the balloon bouquet punch (#140609) and the star punch (#138293).

Coordinating with the playful palette washi tape (#141659), I added some fun reverse punches to create birthday cards.

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Coordinating cardstock colors are sweet sugarplum, emerald envy, and peekaboo peach – all 2016-2018 In Colors.

I embellished with the In Colors enamel shapes (#141410) and, my go-to dimensionals (#104430).

The sentiments come from the Happy Happenings and Cottage Greetings stamp sets.

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Ever Amazing Swirly Bird!!

Swirly Bird stamp set is the set that keeps on giving!

I used the splatter stamp in coordinating colors, added some additional embellishments, and I love the way the cards came out!!

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The first card has watermelon wonder (also the color of the framing cardstock) and flirty flamingo for the splatter.  The kites are in mint macaron. The washi tape is affectionately yours.

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The second card has night of navy (also the color of the framing cardstock) and island indigo for the splatter.  The balloons were created using the balloon bouquet punch and the floral boutique designer series paper.  The washi tape is floral boutique.

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These were fun and easy cards to make!!


Playful Palette Balloon Birthday

The Playful Palette DSP is quite the cheerful set.  I pulled together a set of four cards displaying the plaid pattern.  The colors include black, emerald envy, peekabo peach and blushing bride.  It’s interesting how much color can change the theme of a card.  The blushing bride gives it an innocent and sweet feel.. a card perhaps best suited for a young girl, while the black is more appropriate for that too-cool-for-school teenager.

Take a look —

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I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch to create the birthday sentiments.

Have a nice day!!

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Recycle, Reuse & Craft!

I’m really excited to share my project today!  I love the way this turned out!

If you’re like me, you have a bag filled with old paper shopping bags because you never know when you might need one.  Well, why not reuse as a gift bag????

Bag Before After

I used the It’s My Party DSP from the Occasions catalog, along with my Balloon Bouquet Punch and transformed this Williams-Sonoma shopping bag into a festive birthday gift bag.

…and don’t forget to cover the images on the side too!


Here is the other side of the bag.


Of course, create a matching birthday card, and you are set to go!!


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Balloons + Birthdays

We are in full swing of the birthday season!  My daughters have a more active social life than I do with all the birthday parties scheduled, and I love it!  For last week’s birthday girl I used the balloon bouquet punch and the Brights Color Collection DSP.  I added some baker’s twine and a #7 to complete the card.


The birthday girl likes arts and crafts so I found this tutorial here for an adorable no sew pencil case.

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Happy crafting!