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.

 


98 Responses

Carla  Hundley
Carla Hundley

July 25, 2017

Very cute and a
great way to use
the stamps!
Carla from Utah

Super Stick Chick
Super Stick Chick

July 25, 2017

Fabulous card, love your fun balloon!

kavita-stiryourcreativity
kavita-stiryourcreativity

July 25, 2017

Balloons with flowers is so cool.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

July 25, 2017

This is sweet and fun all in one!

Tara Stephenson
Tara Stephenson

July 25, 2017

Amazing!Have this stamp set and I would have never thought to use it as a balloon.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

July 25, 2017

Love your creativity to make that pretty ballon! Great card!

Colorado Crafter
Colorado Crafter

July 25, 2017

Fabulous card!! So festive!!

Kelly Szafron
Kelly Szafron

July 25, 2017

Pretty card, love the colours!

chark
chark

July 25, 2017

love your design!

Angie
Angie

July 25, 2017

Love how you made this and thanks for sponsoring and participating in this fun hop!

Debbie Bonczek
Debbie Bonczek

July 25, 2017

Love that you found such a different and unique way to use that stamp set. Awesome!

Sue LD
Sue LD

July 25, 2017

Very pretty balloon you created from this globe set.

Natalie Elphinstone
Natalie Elphinstone

July 25, 2017

So brilliantly creative!

Lagene
Lagene

July 25, 2017

CUTE card! Great Hop, Great Prizes, Great inspiration! Since I don’t have a balloon die, this was very helpful!

Tasha Dawson
Tasha Dawson

July 25, 2017

Simple yet so cute!

Diane M
Diane M

July 25, 2017

What a great idea!

Betty
Betty

July 25, 2017

what a lovely, unique balloon card – wonderful soft colors make it really special!

Michelle H
Michelle H

July 25, 2017

Great card and inspiration.

foleysfriend
foleysfriend

July 25, 2017

Great creativity; loving that you were able to “create” a balloon without balloon stamps/die.

Darnell J Knauss
Darnell J Knauss

July 25, 2017

Excellent inspiration for how to create a fabulous card without a balloon!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara Ghigliotty
Barbara Ghigliotty

July 25, 2017

Great job creating your balloon with your dies…so creative and fun! So glad Concord & 9th is part of the hop :)

Clare Sutton
Clare Sutton

July 25, 2017

This card is really pretty! Love the pastel colours used and the bunting adds a cute touch :)

Char
Char

July 25, 2017

A great job, using the globe as a balloon!

Violet Rose
Violet Rose

July 25, 2017

Love the color combination!

Shelly
Shelly

July 25, 2017

Such a pretty card!

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

July 25, 2017

Great card…love your pretty balloon!

Kathy McConnell
Kathy McConnell

July 25, 2017

Just love your colors! Cute card!

Tricia Traxler
Tricia Traxler

July 25, 2017

What a classy balloon! I love this!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

July 25, 2017

Super pretty balloon!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamra B
Tamra B

July 25, 2017

Now that is seeing outside the box or in this case the Globe!

Martha H.
Martha H.

July 25, 2017

Love the soft colors… very pretty.

IraChe
IraChe

July 25, 2017

So beautiful work!

Tracy A
Tracy A

July 25, 2017

Cute card. I love how you showed the versatility of this stamp set.

Janet D.
Janet D.

July 25, 2017

So creative, love it!!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 25, 2017

Super awesome card!

Lindsey Larsen
Lindsey Larsen

July 25, 2017

It turned out perfectly. I love your big round “balloon”, but am super excited for your new release. ;)

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

July 25, 2017

This is so wonderfully creative! It has me thinking of all kinds of ways to play with this stamp set now!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

July 25, 2017

What a fun card! Love the stamped balloon.

Jane
Jane

July 25, 2017

Clever and very inventive use of a stamp, always good to know a stamp can be versatile! Love those pretty pastel colours too. Good on you for helping out with CASology’s birthday celebrations.

Natalie K
Natalie K

July 25, 2017

such a great card! :)

Susan Gosman
Susan Gosman

July 25, 2017

Boy oh boy do I love Concord & 9th!

Tinz
Tinz

July 25, 2017

This is so pretty – and so delicate too.

Hugz Tinz

Michelle Leone
Michelle Leone

July 25, 2017

Yes, you have absolutely met this great challenge! Lovely colors and a beautiful design!

Patt H.
Patt H.

July 25, 2017

Awesome card!! Love this cute design. Thanks for the mini tutorial!

Marsha D
Marsha D

July 25, 2017

Love your beautiful, creative card. And wonderful layout.

susan r wareham
susan r wareham

July 25, 2017

Cute Card love how you made the balloon

Margaret McGarry
Margaret McGarry

July 25, 2017

I love how versatile this set is – so glad I ordered it! Great card!

ElizStewart
ElizStewart

July 25, 2017

Very creative!!!

joy meadows
joy meadows

July 25, 2017

How sweet is this balloon? Love the way you used the globe die for it.

Isabelle
Isabelle

July 25, 2017

A celebration without balloons would be so sad… Awesome card, I love the colors !

Arlene Rose
Arlene Rose

July 25, 2017

What a wonderful way to create a balloon!

Sarah Biswabic
Sarah Biswabic

July 25, 2017

The above comment was supposed to be from me not my husband. Oops!

Brian Biswabic
Brian Biswabic

July 25, 2017

Your card is so sweet and adorable!

Lynda
Lynda

July 25, 2017

Very subtle colours, and I like the effect of the layers being very slightly off-set. Very crafty with the stamps and dies….

Monica Maier
Monica Maier

July 25, 2017

I love that you turned the globe into a balloon! Great in

Conil
Conil

July 25, 2017

Wow! Love the colors and the way you’ve constructed this card. Just beautiful.

Laurie
Laurie

July 25, 2017

Beautiful card! I love how you adapted your stamps/dies to make a balloon. So clever!

Stacey
Stacey

July 25, 2017

Very pretty card.

Lonnie
Lonnie

July 25, 2017

What a fancy balloon! Love it.

Nancy W.
Nancy W.

July 25, 2017

Wow! Love getting tips and tricks on ways too use dies and stamps that are outside the original use! Fabulous card and thanks for the insight!

Tara
Tara

July 25, 2017

So clever!!

pamboe
pamboe

July 25, 2017

Now that’s what I was looking for . . . a very pretty and unique use of a balloon!

Michele F
Michele F

July 25, 2017

You’ve not only met the challenge, you’ve surpassed it by making your own balloon! Very clever, very classy!
=]

Lady Joyful (Charlotte E)
Lady Joyful (Charlotte E)

July 25, 2017

What a fabulous way to make a balloon with the what you had available! Really fabulous card.

Kleri F
Kleri F

July 25, 2017

Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing :)

Marilyn Cotter
Marilyn Cotter

July 25, 2017

Fun card.

Sarah M
Sarah M

July 25, 2017

What a cute idea! Love your card!

MJ
MJ

July 25, 2017

What can I say that hasn’t been said. Love your card.

Aggie O.
Aggie O.

July 25, 2017

What a completely novel way to use this stamp! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beverly Sizemore
Beverly Sizemore

July 25, 2017

Pretty and creative card!

carol
carol

July 25, 2017

Your ‘design innovation’ balloon is fantastic; talk about expanding the versatility of these sets! Adding to my wish list for sure! Thrilled to see you as one of the sponsors and designers for this hop!
~carol

sandie munro
sandie munro

July 25, 2017

I do love this creative idea! Adore the sentiment over the top x

Kristie Goulet
Kristie Goulet

July 25, 2017

Perfection is all I have!!! ;)

Melissa
Melissa

July 25, 2017

Way to think outside the box!!! I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for a possible new set?! ;) I’m sure it will be fantastic like every. single. one. of your sets!!! Thank you so much for supporting CASology and for helping us celebrate this milestone!

Lisa Moline
Lisa Moline

July 25, 2017

Love that you made that into a balloon! Great card! Thank you for sharing.

Janice
Janice

July 25, 2017

Great demonstration on how to use products in a different way than originally intended. Beautiful card!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

July 25, 2017

Lode your card. Thanks for sharing:)

Doris Jones
Doris Jones

July 25, 2017

Love your idea of stamping such a pretty balloon! I like the colour selection as well.

Colleen
Colleen

July 25, 2017

You always surprise me with what you do with your stamps. I love the idea of a fashioned balloon.

Vinita Jain
Vinita Jain

July 25, 2017

Love how you focused on the pretty balloon, clever creation! Just stunning!

Tracie C.
Tracie C.

July 25, 2017

Love how you stamped images on the balloon. Great job.

Katie
Katie

July 25, 2017

Great card! Love the celebrate!!

Cynthia
Cynthia

July 25, 2017

I love the pattern on the balloon…sets the scene for fun and whimsy.

Kathleen Bingham
Kathleen Bingham

July 25, 2017

Will definitely try this! Love the floral balloon.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

July 25, 2017

You certainly did meet the challenge, this card is awesome. Thanks for the tips/hints, they are awesome, very helpful!

Linzi C
Linzi C

July 25, 2017

LOVE the colors and the florals on the balloon! So pretty!!

Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone

July 25, 2017

Very clever to make a balloon when you don’t have one! This is a very pretty card.

Sharon Perehudoff
Sharon Perehudoff

July 25, 2017

Great card and love the products.

SentSue
SentSue

July 25, 2017

I love that you gave the balloon pattern. Very creative idea.

Natasha Trupp
Natasha Trupp

July 25, 2017

Love this project! Such a beautiful pattern stamped on the balloon! You definitely made it work using an non-balloon product!

Trina P.
Trina P.

July 25, 2017

Cool card. Great products.

susan a Lorio
susan a Lorio

July 25, 2017

stunning!!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

July 25, 2017

Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop!

Geneviève
Geneviève

July 25, 2017

You guys are building something wonderful and unique ..

Sharon O
Sharon O

July 25, 2017

Love your little company and I’m enjoying your tutorials at CP.

Carol Godfrey
Carol Godfrey

July 25, 2017

I love your company ! Glad your participating! I’m already a subsriber!

Marlieke
Marlieke

July 25, 2017

Great that you are 1 of the sponsors of this fabulous bloghop.

Gerrina
Gerrina

July 25, 2017

Great that you participate in the hop!

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