Sunday, 29 January 2017

More Hot Air Balloons!

Oh, dear! I prepared yesterday's blog but forgot to PUBLISH! 

Sunday - Hello, Crafters.

I'm really sorry for not hitting the PUBLISH button for yesterday's blog! Somethings are meant to be!  My blog was all about today's video which has now gone live. I have my second class for the weekend today so will keep this short!

Tomorrow I'll share the two cards from this weekend's classes but the 3D project will be the subject of Wednesday's video.

Happy Sunday and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Saturday - Hello, Crafters. 

This weekend I have my first classes for 2017 and I've chosen to feature the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and the Up & Away Thinlets Dies.

No doubt that doesn't come as a surprise given how much time I've spent playing with this set!

I'll share the two cards with you tomorrow. 

It's been a really busy week for me and I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do for Sunday's video.

I concentrated my efforts into making sure I had everything ready for my lessons. 
As I was preparing the 3D project for the classes - I'll feature this on Wednesday's video - I had a great idea for Sunday's video!

When I do the video for Wednesday, there won't be a Balloon in sight, except to show the one we did in the weekend's calsses! LOL!

For my video card, I took an idea from one of the cards and an idea from the 3D project, put them together and tada!

I stopped what I was doing, cleared the deck, and made the card I had in my mind. 

I was so pleased with the result, I also made a video straight away!

The class card has a hot air balloon die cut from the top layer of the card and then adhered back into position. 

For the video, I die cut a balloon using some Dazzling, Diamonds Glimmer Paper and put that back into the opening in the card front instead of replacing the origiginal hot air balloon.

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Dazzling Diamonds and a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

I adhered a piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP) between the Glimmer Paper and the top layer to cover the opening for the hot air balloon. 

I die cut the Glimmer Balloon and adhered it in place. I also die cut one small and one large cloud from the scrap left over after cutting out the balloon, and adhered them in place, too. 

Using Island Indigo Ink, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White CS and layered it onto a piece of Glimmer Paper using Glue Dots. 

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small balloon with Island Indigo Ink onto the Whisper White CS layer, and adhered this to a layer of the same DSP I used behind the large balloon on the front of the card. 

For the card in the video I used Sweet Sugarplum as my colour, with DSP from the Blooms & Bliss pack.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting, 



  1. Just when I think I've decided to get the Special Reason bundle...up you pop with another gorgeous LIFT ME UP Bundle card! Now I can't decide which bundle to get...hahaha. And no I can't afford both. Hugs Ali xx

    1. Hi, Ali. Oh dear, I'm sorry!! That's another brilliance about SU products.........they're just so versatile! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  3. Beautiful card again, Jan. I had to make the same choice as Ali, and ended up with the Special Reason bundle in the end ... too many choices! Love our SU Glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds is probably my favourite. TFS as always, Jan!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. All three projects for my classes this week were based on the Lift Me Up Stamp Set - Up & Away dies! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  4. Beautiful card, but to get the most out of the dazzling diamonds sheet, you should have cut your balloon and clouds out of the big sheet, seeing you are only covering it.

    1. Hi, Charlene. I'm so pleased you like today's card. I never, ever cut out from any of my covered layers. I would be so gutted if the member of my family or my friend who'd receieved the card, found that I'd cut out from the centre of one of the layers. There are two or three scenarios when this could happen and I just won't take the chance. I wish this didn't bother me but I'm afraid it does! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.