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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jeannette's Birthday

 Hi All!   Our April Giggler Birthday Dinner was for Jeannette.  Well, I've had this card for a few weeks and have not posted it because I kinda forgot how I did it.  So let's see.....................I had gotten the SU Card Base Pop 'n Cuts a few weeks ago and thought I would use that.  But I didn't have the form.  So I did my own thing and after die cutting the base in SU Pool Party I cut another piece 4" wide but not was long as the base (this is where having the card for measurements would have come in handy).  I scored the middle, folded it, and cut into it the width and lenght of SU Apothecary Accents Die. 
I then cut a couple of pieces of SU Sycamore Street dsp and put on the front and inside of the card.  Then I attached some lace for some cover.  But here's the cool part.  The balloons and inside sentiment.  First, I punched the balloons out with a Martha Stewert Punch.  I then wrapped linen thread around each one for the string.  My friend Diane (Zechman) aka Cookie Stamper made the cutest Halloween step card a few years ago and made her bat appear to fly with the use of acetate.  So, with that in my head, but no acetate in the stash, I cut up the packaging of one of my embossing folders.  I cut little slits and taped them behind the balloons and on the card. 

The other cool thing was that besides giving me the idea for the balloons, Diane is also a designer of stamps which are sold though Sweet & Sassy called Special Blend and I used one of the sentiments from that set to stamp on the inside. 

Stamps:  SU "Beautiful Birthday"; Sweet & Sassy "Special Blend"
Paper:  SU Pool Party & Sycamore Street dsp
Ink:  SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Clear plastic, SU Linen Thread, lace, SU Pool Party ribbon
Tools:  SU Apothecary Accents die and SU Card Base Pop n Cut;  Martha Stewert Balloon Punch

1 comment:

  1. You came up with a unique, fun card, Lisa! Love how the balloons are tied together.