CASology Blog Hop

We are excited to be participating in CASOLOGY's 5-year anniversary blog hop today! We've been a sponsor of the CASology cue cards a few times over the last (almost) 2 years since C9 started. Melissa is super sweet & we have fun participating in these challenges!

Today's challenge is BALLOON. As we looked through all of our products, we realized we don't have a traditional balloon! WHAT the what?!? Well, that's about to change! In the meantime, we decided to 'alter' one of our stamp sets a bit to meet this challenge! After all, that is the fun part, right?...being challenged to come up with something that you might not have...a way to stretch your stamps!

So, we are using our Globe Greetings Bundle (Globe Greetings stamp set & Globe Greetings dies) to create our balloon card today. This stamp/die set was designed to make globes, but as we got crafty, we discovered it makes adorable big, round balloons too!

Here are a few hints on how to make the balloon:

1) Die cut the round balloon & the the banner shape from the Globe Greetings die in matching cardstock.
2) Clip off one of the triangle banner shapes to use as the bottom of the balloon where it ties off.
3) Stamp fun florals from the Globe Greetings stamp set on to the balloon. It looks like a pretty, printed balloon, or confetti jumping all around!
4) Trim your card base, white and vellum layering pieces with your trimmer.
5) Stamp your balloon string. Can you see in the stamp set where this is from?? It's intended use was the airplane trail, but straighten your stamp out before stamping down (which is the beauty of photopolymer) and it makes a perfect string!
6) Attach your balloon on top of the stamped string using foam tape to give it some lift off your card front. Tie black twine at the bottom of the balloon.
7) Die cut two more banner pieces from another color of cardstock. These will swag behind your big balloon. You can trim off pieces, or tuck behind the ballon if you need to.
8) The card needed one last element , a big bold sentiment, so we diecut CELEBRATE from our All About You dies in black cardstock, which really pops and is a perfect size for this big balloon! It is also the perfect sentiment for this challenge today as we all help CASology CELEBRATE this great anniversary!

So, what do you think? Were we able to meet this challenge even though we didn't start out using a balloon stamp/die set? We hope you will try to do different things with your stamps & dies too. It is really a fun challenge! 

Next up in the hop is Judy Marino. Be sure you hop along through all the stops because there are tons of prizes and lots of inspiration along the way! If you get lost, start over at CASology!

Details:

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.

 


100 Responses

ionabunny
ionabunny

July 31, 2017

Love your fun balloon. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

Sherrie M.
Sherrie M.

July 31, 2017

Fabulous card! Love the vellum layer and color scheme. Thanks for being a supporter of CASology! We love C9 too!

Milka
Milka

July 31, 2017

What an ADORABLE card!!! Love it!!! :o)

karenladd
karenladd

July 31, 2017

Love how you used dies and stamps to make your own balloon…adorable!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

July 30, 2017

Awesome, exactly the panic moment I go through when so first read the challenge word. Then I take a deep breath and search. Great card, loving the colors.

Kris in Alaska
Kris in Alaska

July 30, 2017

What a perfectly lovely balloon!

Kathy Schweinfurth
Kathy Schweinfurth

July 30, 2017

Oh, this is SO pretty! Such a beautiful cas design, too!

Christy Q
Christy Q

July 30, 2017

What a cool balloon and I love how you used a non-balloon set to create it!

Joyce M.
Joyce M.

July 30, 2017

Your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for your support of CASology over the years.

Deanna Belli
Deanna Belli

July 30, 2017

Great card

Yvette
Yvette

July 30, 2017

Beautiful card !

Marianne
Marianne

July 30, 2017

Fun and clever all in one!

Lynne in NI
Lynne in NI

July 30, 2017

Love your pretty balloon!

Ann Marie Greenspan
Ann Marie Greenspan

July 30, 2017

What pretty colors on your stamped balloon! I hope I have time to make a card and play along.

LucieG
LucieG

July 30, 2017

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that you haven’t produced any balloon stamps yet! Looking forward to seeing them in the future! Anyway, love how you tackled the challenge – so creative! Fabulous card!

Helen W
Helen W

July 30, 2017

Such a versatile stamp set. Love the idea!

Mac Mable
Mac Mable

July 30, 2017

So unique and such a fun layout. Gorgeous colours and layering. Thank you for the inspiration x

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

July 30, 2017

Well, you smart cookies! I looked at my C&oth bear and thought… he outta have a balloon, but I wasn’t smart enough to make one for him. lol! Thanks for sponsoring this fun hop… Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

Lucy E.
Lucy E.

July 30, 2017

Awesome balloon!
You rose to the challenge :-)

Ishani S
Ishani S

July 30, 2017

This card is just gorgeous.. the banner beneath is just awesome.. lovely little details!

Gail Plaskiewicz
Gail Plaskiewicz

July 29, 2017

This is so pretty! I love how it’s one big balloon and then it has the flowers on it and the word Celebrate. My mom would have liked this card on her 90th birthday today. Thanks for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. I want to win because all of the prizes look so amazing!

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

July 29, 2017

Very pretty card…love the little banner.

Cathy R
Cathy R

July 29, 2017

Great card, love the diecuts, Cathy x

Kimberly ostgard
Kimberly ostgard

July 29, 2017

Nice way to make ballooon cards. Any shape can do it.

CRISTINA
CRISTINA

July 29, 2017

Lovely card!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping)
Cornelia (fun stamping)

July 29, 2017

Such an awesome balloon card!
Angela Tarasenko
Angela Tarasenko

July 29, 2017

Gorgeous set!!!

Mimi
Mimi

July 29, 2017

Clever!!! Who needs a balloon stamp… I like the globe set, and now you’ve shown us how versatile it is!

marta
marta

July 29, 2017

you’re right. you can do a balloon even if you don’t have a ballon die (or stamp)
great idea of use another similar die

Lillian K
Lillian K

July 29, 2017

The different shades of pink are lovely! Very girly card :)

Valliam
Valliam

July 28, 2017

So creative! Love the way you use the round die cut for the balloon :)

Cheryl S
Cheryl S

July 28, 2017

Such a pretty card. I love the clever way you used other stamp/die sets to make it!

Liz O
Liz O

July 28, 2017

Love the ballon design, it reminds me of those giant ballons with confetti, ? I need to add those dies and stamps to my wish list, thanks for the inspiration and for being part of the celebration. Congrats to CASology ??

Doni High
Doni High

July 28, 2017

Very creative use of your stamps and dies.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa P
Theresa P

July 28, 2017

Love the stamp that you used for the balloon. Great card!

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

July 28, 2017

How clever to use a non-balloon stamp to make a balloon. I may “case” your idea of decorating the balloon with small images. Thanks for sponsoring the hop..

preeti d.
preeti d.

July 28, 2017

superb card :) love how you turned the circle into a balloon, very cool

Riette Gasser
Riette Gasser

July 28, 2017

That is such a versatile set and love what you did with it!!!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

July 27, 2017

I love how you turned the globe into a balloon, such a pretty one too!

Helen
Helen

July 27, 2017

What a delightfully designed balloon! Thanks for sharing your card and a blog hop prize!

Bea Connor
Bea Connor

July 27, 2017

Great card-love it.

Kim Faucher
Kim Faucher

July 27, 2017

Love your creative use of the globe to make a balloon!!! Very nice card. Great colors!!

Pat
Pat

July 27, 2017

I love the way you have used the globe to make your large balloon and it is decorated so prettily, and the sentiment across it is the perfect size. I adore the bunting too. x

Crystal O. Minkler
Crystal O. Minkler

July 27, 2017

Brilliant idea using the circle die! Lovely card!

Karen Walker
Karen Walker

July 27, 2017

First, the design on the balloon is wonderful, and then the banner and die cut sentiment make this a fabulous card!

Liz Cavill
Liz Cavill

July 27, 2017

Great design – very clever. xx

Annie
Annie

July 27, 2017

What a beautiful improvisation!! Great job!

Rachel
Rachel

July 27, 2017

I love the creativity of turning a globe stamp/die set into a balloon! It is great when a stamp set can do double (or triple!) duty.

Jennifer Jane Mills
Jennifer Jane Mills

July 27, 2017

Cute idea. I guess anything can be a balloon

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

July 27, 2017

What a great card. So pretty

Sara Peatross
Sara Peatross

July 27, 2017

I love seeing ways to use my dies and stamps to make things other than the obvious!

Nicole
Nicole

July 27, 2017

Such a pretty card. It just inspired me to make a similar one. Love the vellum and the banner! Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Gloria Lee
Gloria Lee

July 27, 2017

Love this balloon idea. Thank you so much for sharing you idea!

Claire A
Claire A

July 27, 2017

I love how you’ve improvised to fit the cue word! Such a gorgeous card..so pretty!

Fiki
Fiki

July 27, 2017

wonderful card!

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

July 27, 2017

Surprise use of world dies and so pretty

Jenny Martin
Jenny Martin

July 26, 2017

A very clever idea and so pretty too!

Tammy Lever
Tammy Lever

July 26, 2017

I totally love that you took a different stamp and made it into a balloon! Fabulous demonstration of, as you mentioned, stretching your stamps and your creativity! Very inspirational! Fun colors and I loved the die cut layers! TFS!

Deborah Jenkins
Deborah Jenkins

July 26, 2017

Cool idea!

Shirley N
Shirley N

July 26, 2017

Great way to use that stamp set, thanks for the inspiration!

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

July 26, 2017

Such a cleverly constructed balloon!

Gilda (McStamper)
Gilda (McStamper)

July 26, 2017

Love your fantastic balloon card. So pretty.

Aimee Phillips
Aimee Phillips

July 26, 2017

Love your creativeness!!. Got to love when you can take a stamped image or die and get more than one use out of it.
Love the globe in the first place and the sentiments with – but love the balloon idea also.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

July 26, 2017

What a fun and creative card! Love how you turned the globe into a balloon!

Jacqueline V.
Jacqueline V.

July 26, 2017

Clever!!

Tee Hall
Tee Hall

July 26, 2017

I love the creativity- using the globe stamps to create a beautiful balloon! Gorgeous card!

HelenK
HelenK

July 26, 2017

I so agree, this is what crafting is about – make the most of our supplies. We don’t have a balloon, let’s find a way to make one!

Sherry Lesiak
Sherry Lesiak

July 26, 2017

The balloon is like a mini-garden. So cute.

Cat Craig
Cat Craig

July 26, 2017

Lovely layered card, The illustrated balloon adds to the festive feel.

Sheri
Sheri

July 26, 2017

Just the right amount of accent!

Beverley
Beverley

July 26, 2017

So beautifully creative and inspiring. Thank you for being a wonderful sponsor for this hop & challenge too. Hugs Bev x

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

July 26, 2017

Love the patterned balloon.
The string hanging down from the
bow is a fun idea.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Nora
Nora

July 26, 2017

This is GENIUS!!! never would have thought of this!!

Laura Tyson
Laura Tyson

July 26, 2017

Very creative, love this!

Monika Reeck
Monika Reeck

July 26, 2017

Oh the Balloon is so sweet with flowers
love your idea
great Balloon Card I have seen today

Nadine
Nadine

July 26, 2017

Love the creativity!

Bev
Bev

July 26, 2017

Great idea to stretch your globe stamp and make it a focal point balloon! Beautiful colors and love those fun flowers and leaves on it as well. Love this!

Mary McCaslin
Mary McCaslin

July 26, 2017

Very nice!

wendy
wendy

July 26, 2017

Loving how versatile this stamp and die set are!!! Gorgeous card!

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

July 26, 2017

Beautiful stamp set, a lot of layers which give a lot of depth, very nice card !

Julye Bott
Julye Bott

July 26, 2017

Love a bit of lateral thinking and your balloon is fab and wouldn’t it be great if we had balloons as pretty as this too. Thanks for sharing and all the tips too what a fab hop this is.

Jean Heming
Jean Heming

July 26, 2017

love ,love the fancy balloon!!!!

Daria Zender
Daria Zender

July 26, 2017

What a fabulous way to use what you’ve got to make a balloon! Love the peachy colors on this beautiful card.

Monica Taylor
Monica Taylor

July 26, 2017

Fun card and nice design.
♥ Monica
My personal Blog – Taylormadecards4u

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

July 26, 2017

So creative! Love the patterned balloon and great colors!

Bine
Bine

July 26, 2017

What a beautiful card. The pastel style fits perfectly.

Francine
Francine

July 26, 2017

You are right., stretch your stamps. Love how you made a balloon!

Cynthia D
Cynthia D

July 26, 2017

a pretty and unique-looking balloon!

Wendy
Wendy

July 26, 2017

Pattern-paper balloon – so cute!

CHRISTINE MILLER
CHRISTINE MILLER

July 26, 2017

Love the balloon from the globe stamp set!

Cheryl V.
Cheryl V.

July 26, 2017

Very pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi Stamps
Heidi Stamps

July 26, 2017

That is a very classy balloon!

~amy~
~amy~

July 26, 2017

THIS is gorgeous…the design, the colors…pure perfection!

Swapna
Swapna

July 26, 2017

Lovely card..

Yulia Leluar
Yulia Leluar

July 26, 2017

How interesting this set is interpreted!

Anastasia
Anastasia

July 26, 2017

So cute!

Julie B
Julie B

July 26, 2017

Such a pretty feminine balloon. :)

Tammy Williams
Tammy Williams

July 26, 2017

So pretty.

Anna
Anna

July 26, 2017

I love when crafters invent something new out what they have and your example is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä
Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä

July 25, 2017

Such a fun idea!

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