Sunday, January 7, 2024

Hot Air Balloon for PP671

Happy Sunday and Happy New Year, friends!
Time for first creative challenge of 2024 over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Ann is hosting our Theme Challenge.

Our theme this week is “Cheers to the Years” and we are sharing projects celebrating BIRTHDAYS! What a great way to kick off the new year then by getting a head start on that stash of birthday cards, right? We all need ‘em, so why not play along and share your crafty ideas. I sure hope you will join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

For my card, I decided to use the new Hot Air Balloon stamps and dies from the Stampin’ Up!® January - April 2024 Mini Catalog. This little bundle is so much fun and creates the happiest cards. It was one of the first sets on my list to order and I’m so happy I did! 

The coordinating Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper and Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots compliment this set beautifully and I just love the soft mix of colors. There is also a set of baker’s twine that also coordinates so this site really has everything you need to create happy birthday cards and more! 

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I simply added a strip of DSP and coordinating sentiment. I made a dozen of these cards for a demonstrator swap because you can never have too many birthday cards in your stash, right? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our "Cheers to the Years” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 12th, 2024

This is our first challenge with our 2024 Guest Designers! Welcome Cynthia Stevenson and Jolanda Johnstone! Looking forward to creating alongside you this year. :-) 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Registration is open through January 20, 2024 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
Crafting Kit club. This month features the new Bee My Valentine Bundle (stamps & punch). Five adorable projects you won’t want to miss, including four fun-fold cards and an adorable treat box! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Happy New Year, Anne Marie! Love the pretty pastel colors you used. This is a wonderful way to send birthday wishes!

  2. Such a sweet birthday card, Anne Marie! I love these papers and the patterns you used. As always, you inspire me. I LOVE your style! Thank you for definitely rocking my challenge this week!

  3. This card is breath of spring with those lovely pastels Anne Marie - a total delight on a cold winter's day and such a lovely birthday card to boot!

  4. Anne Marie, this is such a fun birthday card! I love the DSP and the color combo. Such a happy card to make someone smile!


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Anne Marie