CCMC 204 Up, Up & Away Birthday

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday! What kind of plans do you all have for the Weekend? I’m off to the city today for a bit to see a friend and do some consulting. I love going to Manhattan! Today’s card is for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week we have a color challenge…

I am a big fan of the 2011-2013 In-Colors and Early Espresso was one of the first colors I got when I joined Stampin’ Up! I was also a little inspired by the new layout of the Create with Connie and Mary blog. I made a 3D window card using some 12″ x 12″ Wisteria Wonder Card Stock cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″. It is scored at 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 7″, 8″ and 11″. The windows are cut out of the two larger sides so when you fold it the middle is the back of the card. The best thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits in a standard medium envelope. The clouds in the background were made using the Cupcake Builder Punch. The frosting makes great clouds! I stamped the birds from the Up, Up & Away Stamp Set in Early Espresso. The balloonsย are stamped in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade and the baskets are stamped in Early Espresso. On two of the baskets I used tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to give them a little more depth. The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso too and the flags are stamped in Wisteria Wonder. I thought the card need a little bling so I used 4 of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones on the four corners of the greeting.I love these 3D cards and hope that you enjoyed it too. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to pay me a visit! Have an awesome Saturday!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Up, Up & Away Clear Mount

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Paper Cutter, Cupcake Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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22 Replies to “CCMC 204 Up, Up & Away Birthday”

  1. I love the card and how you have put it together, the colours are fab too. I love stamping, messing with inks and 3D mixed media design, but card making is not my thing, I find it impossible to cut straight lines, lol. Linda x

  2. Awesome card!! I love the 3-d/window card! I haven’t made one of these before but you have inspired me to give it a try! I love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Oh great idea to put the balloons behind the 3D panel! WONDERFUL card! Thank you for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Love this card!! Awesome idea with the 3d window. I will have to remember this technique! Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  5. Love the 3D balloons…very clever idea. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  6. WOW…LOVE all the dimension you created with your card…PERFECT for the hot air balloons! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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