This card is simple on the front, but used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits for the surprise inside. The Thinlits does all the work for you! So fun.

If you are one of the first six people (before 3/31/17) to order Balloon Adventures, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, or the bundle listing me as your demonstrator, I’ll send you the card stock and envelope free.

Here are the free directions with all the cutting specifics.

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Marquee Messages

Flash your messages on this marquee. It uses a Pop of Pink and a Party Pop-Up inside. I had a bright idea to mount the pop-up. Watch the video to see what I mean.

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holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us The products in the winter catalog can be ordered starting September 1. Email me to get your copy. I’ll have a link for the digital version on the first. I will also have all the labels, product stickers, case inserts, and Evernote notes available on the first.

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Pop-Up Balloon Celebration
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Yep some of the products are now gone. I’d hoped to get this posted before they retired. But just change out the Designer Series Paper and the ribbon and you can still make this card. Here’s one alternative, but you can pick any paper, ribbon, and ink.

Baby Block Card 7-12-14I saw Dawn Griffith make a similar card and adored the idea! I just love her designs and videos!

I made a few changes to her design.  Mine is made with Lullaby Designer Series Paper and also uses the matching Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding card stock.  Stamp and punch a ticket from That’s the Ticket and a few hearts punched with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I shrunk mine down a bit from the one Dawn showed.  This allowed me to fit the card in a standard medium envelope.  It also made the perfect size blocks to use the Postage Stamp and 1″ Square punches.  With the smaller size, I was able to cut this from less than have an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock and it already includes the part to overlap.  I also realized that the tops of my blocks are open where Dawn’s open to the front.  My version could easily be turned that way.  I couldn’t tell you which I prefer.


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Baby Blocks 7-12-14

Starburst Sayings Surprise Closed 5-10-14Starburst Sayings Surprise open 5-10-14 Pull the ribbon at the bottom of this card and a Starburst greeting rises up.  A gift card can also be attached to rise up from the card.


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Starburst Sayings Surprise 5-10-14

Box in a Card

Box in a Card 2-8-14

Box in a Card? Card in a Box?  Either way, this project is fun!  It fits in a standard medium envelope.  When you take the card out of the envelope it pops into a box, open with hearts floating up.  I showed one with balloons too.


I love the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder!  You can’t buy it…  at least not now.  But you can get it FREE during Sale-a-bration through March 31, 2014!  Or you can wait and pay your hard-earned money when the next annual catalog comes out in June.


We inked the folder with a brayer to color the background of the embossing.  This can be done with any folder.  The banner reads “You make me happy.”  This card/box makes me happy!


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Box in a Card 2-8-14