Stampin’ Up! Birthday Balloons – Foil Frenzy

Have you ever just loved the inside of a card as much as the front?  Have you cut the finished card into two halves and made two cards instead of one?  I admit it, yes.  Yes, I have.  But not this time.  This time I just decided to show you the inside first.  Inside out, I guess you’d say. 

For the inside, use SNAIL to adhere a panel of Basic Black cardstock to a panel of Berry Burst cardstock.  Then adhere both to the interior of the Lemon Lime Twist card with SNAIL.  The sentiment is cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  It is adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Leave a portion of the “y” on “Birthday” unglued, so you can wrap the linen thread around it.  Punch a smaller size balloon from the Berry Burst dot pattern Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Tie with a 7″ length of Linen Thread.  Adhere the balloon as shown using Liquid Glue.  Wrap the tail of the Linen Thread around the “y”, make a loop, adhere to the cardstock lightly with Liquid Glue, and trim the end as desired.

I do love the variety of foil colors and designs in the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper.  The bright colors are a great contrast to the Kraft paper.  So many possibilities!  The card front features three larger size balloons punched from the Foil Frenzy paper with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  They are each tied with a 5″ length of Linen Thread.  The balloon on the right (chevron pattern Lemon Lime Twist foil) is adhered directly to the card front using Liquid Glue.  The Berry Burst spotted foil balloon and Soft Sky striped foil balloon are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bring the thread together in the center and adhere with a drop of Liquid Glue.  Then add a triple-looped bow, adhered with a bit of Liquid Glue, as well.  Trim the loose ends of the Linen Thread to desired length, as shown.  Use SNAIL to adhere the art panel to a panel of Berry Burst cardstock.  Then adhere both to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add an assortment of colors and sizes of sequins from the Iridescent pack for a bit more shimmer and shine on the art panel.  Adhere each one with a small dab of Liquid Glue.  To avoid a disaster, squeeze some glue out on a scrap of paper and use a toothpick to put a small dab where you want it on the card front.  Carefully place a sequin on the glue, using tweezers if needed.

Don’t forget to turn the card right side out and sign with your White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  🙂

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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***Cardstock Cuts for this project: 

  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut
  • Berry Burst CS – cut (2) panels – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ for mats
  • Basic Black CS – cut (2) panels 5″ x 3-3/4″ for art pieces
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP – 2″ x 2″ panels of 4 assorted colors and patterns for balloons


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7 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Birthday Balloons – Foil Frenzy

  1. Oh my goodness – this is so darned cute, Sue! I love that you wrapped the tail of the balloon around the “y” in the sentiment. Absolute genius!

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  3. Fun, fun, fun card! Love all the balloons! 🙂

  4. Sweet card Sue! Love the foil DSP, perfect design! 🙂

  5. Mandy Seaman says:

    Oooooo I know a bday coming up…

  6. Susan K says:

    This is a gorgeous card, Sue! I love it inside and out! And you’re right, either one could be the front.

  7. Peggy says:

    I’ve been looking at your cards…..they are so pretty.
    How can I get your website to come to my email?🤗

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