Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Balloon Adventures Masculine Card

Hi stampers, today I’m sharing this fun Balloon Adventures Masculine Card.

Who doesn’t need guy birthday cards?  This one fit’s the bill and is also a 10 minutes or less card.

Balloon Adventure Masculine card - great for the guys in your life, get the full card recipe on my blog

One of the many things I love about being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is our Weekly Updates e-mailed from Stampin’ Up!’s head office.

Each Tuesday morning we get notification of upcoming events, card ideas, class ideas and other fun news.  Today, this cute little card was one of four highlighted so I had to make it to share with you.

It’s created with a new Occasions Catalogue Bundle I just received, Balloon Adventures.

Balloon Adventures Bundle

This bundle creates the most amazing pop up cards!…check them out on page 4 of the Occasions catalogue.

While the Bundle includes a great new Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies Set, the stamp set itself also coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch which I used for my card this morning.

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:

Balloon Adventures Masculine Card:

  • Gold Heat emboss the “confetti/ribbon” stamp on either side of the card front – for some “background noise”,
  • Stamp the string and bow in Soft Suede onto the Card front
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment in Archival Basic Black
  • Stamp the Balloon in Soft Suede onto a small piece of Kraft card stock and use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch it out.
  • Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Whisper White card front to the card base.
  • Wrap  a piece of Gold 1/8″ ribbon around the left side, tying a bow to secure
  • Add the Balloon popped up with a couple of Dimensionals to add some depth.

Balloon Adventures Masculine Card in Green

And here is the same card done in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.

for the Balloon Adventures Masculine Card

  • Card Base:  Basic Black 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score and fold at 4-1/4
  • Card Front:  Whisper White 3 x 5
  • Balloon:  Kraft card stock 2 x 2-1/2

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  1. January 31, 2017    

    That’s awesome Sandi! The colors are perfect, love the gold touches! 🙂

  2. JenniferE JenniferE
    February 1, 2017    

    Great card for the guys! Love the “fun” of a balloon and wonderful darker colors! Sometimes red, yellow and blue don’t always make it!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      thanks Jennifer, the black and kraft together are a favourite colour combo of mine.

  3. Deepa M. Deepa M.
    February 1, 2017    

    Love this card Sandi – it looks so elegant with the dark base and the touches of gold. I’m going to store this idea away for a “guy birthday” card I need to make for a friend in July 🙂

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 1, 2017    

      aw thanks Deepa, so glad you liked it, I love the colour combo, it’s one of my favorites.

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