Monday, 23 April 2012

Birthday Balloons Card Set

Hi,hope you had a good weekend.

I don't know if anyone else has this problem,but for all the special cards I make, I still never have a spare birthday card for last minute or when I've forgotten!!

April is a busy month for friends and family birthdays and I covered all the really special ones but needed a couple of general ones.

The challenge last week over at BBTB2 is to use cricut cut balloons and make a birthday card.
I came up with the simplest card ever! I was all set to send it and then decided I would make 4 more to have a set for when needed. I have a friend who chooses a simple design and makes variations for all her friend's birthdays,so always has a card on hand.

I really like how they turned out. I could have made it much easier and quicker by leaving out the embossing,inking and tying twine but although produced en mass I still wanted them to be special.


Art Philosophy - card and mat cut at 5"
Create a Critter - balloons cut at 3.5"
Tiny Tags stamp set and assorted twines from My Craft Spot
Distress Inks and 3D foam

I started with pink balloons but then added blue ones so they would be more gender neutral.
I think they will work for some of my son's 11 year old friends as they are a perfect size to add money to!

I do like making unique and individual cards but I think I am going to challenge myself to make a set of cards on a regular basis. I sometimes do them as gifts for other people but not usually for me! I also get bored after the first 2!!

Perhaps another set next month....did I really write that?!! Lol!

There's still time to enter the challenge over  at BBTB2.
Do check out the creative DT and entries,lots of fabulous inspiration.

I am also entering this over atPaper Playtime Challenge#72 - Say it with Sentiments - Birthday.
Today is a 'playday' for me in my craft room.
Hope you have  a great day too.

Jayne x


  1. These are really cute- and the embossing, inking and twine were worth the extra work- they look awesome! :)Amy

  2. These are so awesome, Jayne!! I love the design!! The balloons are so festive and fun...the embossing really makes them stand out (I was going to write "makes them pop" but I didn't think pop was a good term to use for balloons ;) Fabulous as always my friend!! Have a great week :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I know exactly what you mean and have that same problem. This is such a cute set. Love them.


  4. Jayne ~ I just LVOE this set! your post is so TRUE for me too! Amazing we all make ards but never seem to have enough or the right one! This just happend to me yesterday! YOu have inspired me to make a few sets of EVEYTHING! Thank You!

  5. This is a wonderful "SET" Jayne! I LOVE the look of them all.... and YES you should start making a group set once a month.... especially if you "NEED" Birthday cards all the time! LOL I always make 4 of each card I make..... It's only because someone will see it and LOVE it then someone else would want that same card..... Soooo sets of 4 is where I draw the line..... nooo more, noooo less! LOL :o) Let me know when you get the package I sent you.... I know it said it would take a lot longer than here in the US.... But I want to make sure you got it! :o)

  6. Super design, Jayne! You sure made them special with all of the extra touches. Love them! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  7. These are very cute Jayne and they are special, you added so much detail to them.

  8. very pretty set of the colors and embossing.Have fun on your play day.

  9. Very cute. The extra work makes it look even better.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  10. Jayne, these are awesome! I like the shape of the balloon and the cute twine you used:) Great set of cards. I am really in need of some extra cards stash is really low...maybe that will be my next project!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  11. Those are so cute!!! Good idea to 'mass produce' everyday cards, especially when you find a design that you like! TFS Chelle

  12. Hi Jayne,AWESOME job with your great birthday cards!I LOVE the colourful balloons and great little tag,TOO CUTE!Have a super day my friend!:)

  13. Jayne, these are marvelous! :o) The embossing looks amazing, as does the gorgeous twine. I love how each card is a touch different to make it unique. :o) Love the card shape and the gorgeous colors throughout. You are always so creative. :o) Have a happy day, my dear friend!

    Hugs and blessings!

  14. I love these Jayne! Especially the special touches like the twine and embossing and inking. They really take a card to the next level.
    Cheers, Karen

  15. Jayne,

    These cards are adorable. I love the extra touches you added, makes the cards pop!!

  16. This is wonderful Jayne! I love the kind of wonky shapes to the balloons! So fun and So Original! Amazing!

  17. OOh Jayne what a fabulous set of cards,Love that thhey can be used for male or female just by changing the colour of the balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  18. OMG...Jayne I love these cards! Great colors and details!

  19. I love those balloons. You made great cards to have on hand. I need to start making extras. I love yours.

  20. Super FUN cards, great design perfect for boys and girls!
    Have a GREAT day!

  21. Super cute, had to see what these looked like! Stopping by from BBTB2, come by my blog for a giveaway!