Stampin’ Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/Coordinating Dies

The Stampin’ Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/Coordinating Dies is a great set to use for birthday cards! For the first card, shown below, I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Parakeet Party alongside the Bright and Beautiful designer series paper. A full tutorial is available on my YouTube channel and in my FREE crafting group on FB.

Cut List:

  • Card base = Lemon Lime Twist cardstock cut to 4 1/2 by 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 on the long side
  • 1 piece of the Bright and Beautiful DSP cut to 4×5 1/4
  • Berry burst card stock measuring 3 1/4 by 4 1/2
  • White cardstock measuring 3×4 1/4
  • White cardstock measuring 4×5 1/4 (this goes inside the card)
  • A 2.5×6 in. piece of coordinating DSP for the envelope flap.

Once you have cut all your paper pieces, begin by adhering all the pieces together as shown. The 4×5 1/4 piece of white goes inside the card. Now, you can stamp your balloons and sentiment on the front of the card. On the inside of the card, I used the “I think it’s time for a celebration” sentiment stamp in this set. Add embellishments as desired. Lastly, glue your 2.5×6 piece of DSP to the envelope flap and trim. Great work! You just made an awesome birthday card! You can watch a quick video of this card being made here.

Stampin' Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/Coordinating Dies

Stampin’ Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/Coordinating Dies

Cut List:

  • Lemon lime twist 4 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 on the long side
  • DSP (1 at 4 x 5 1/4 and 1 at 2.5 x 6)
  • Misty Moonlight card stock 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • White card stock (1 at 3 x 4 1/4 and 1 at 4 x 5 1/4)

Once you have cut all your pieces, adhere and you are ready to stamp. Stamp your balloons and your sentiments on the outside, and on the inside, if desired. (Sometimes I like to leave my cards blank on the inside so customers can write their own message.) Glue your 2.5×6 piece of DSP on your envelope flap, trim, and tada! You’re done! Congrats, you’ve made another beautiful card!

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Stampin' Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/Coordinating Dies

In the cards above, I wanted to demonstrate simple stamping, using just stamps, ink, and paper. The next card will give you an idea of how to use the dies that coordinate with this stamp set.

Cut List:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Parakeet Party – 2 at 4 x 5 1/4
  • Scrap pieces of Misty Moonlight and Melon Mambo for the balloons

Once you’ve cut your paper, assemble your basic card. Glue one piece of parakeet party on the front of the card base and the other on the inside. You will need a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, a Big Shot, or another die cutting machine. Follow the specific directions for your machine as to what order the plates go in, place your card stock down on your cutting plate, place the die on the paper with the ridge side down, cover with your top plate, and roll through your machine. Once you’ve cut your balloons, use dimensionals to adhere them to the front of the card. Stamp your sentiments as desired and you’re done!

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Stampin' Up Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set w/coordinating dies