A card to lift you up

Most of the projects I make are cards.  There’s a pretty simple reason: I like to send cards.

Packages and treat holders are mostly special events projects for me.  They typically need to be filled, and they’re usually filled with chocolate (duh). The chocolate never works out perfectly, resulting in leftover chocolate sitting on my craft desk.  And leftovers end up on my hips.  So I make cards!

Maui Stamper Lift Me Up

  • Stamps: Lift Me Up
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
  • Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Carried Away DSP (Sale-a-bration 2017), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver thread

This color palette is completely inspired by the Carried Away DSP.  It’s a combination I would have NEVER chosen on my own.  That doesn’t mean I don’t like it – but it does mean it’s entirely out of my comfort zone. I had to make a conscious decision to work with those colors, because I chose the cloud print from the DSP primarily because it was one color – Mint Macaron – offset with Whisper White.

Maui Stamper Lift Me Up

The hot air balloon thinlits are designed to let you add as much color as you like.  This would be a gorgeous rainbow balloon (stay tuned!) Popping up a few cloud die cuts on dimensionals added texture without overwhelming all of the detail in the balloon itself.

Maui Stamper Lift Me Up

This stamp set features a great selection of sentiments.  I send lots of birthday cards, so this was an easy choice.  I wanted to feature Mint Macaron on the inside panel so you would see it at the top when the card is closed. Stamping the sentiment on a narrow band of Whisper White allows the message to pop.

Enjoy!  The Lift Me Up stamps and thinlits are a great bundle, and come in both clear and wood mounted red rubber.  I highly recommend the Precision Base Plate for best results cutting out the hot air balloon with your Big Shot.  The beautiful designs in the Carried Away DSP are free as a gift with purchase during Sale-a-bration.  Shop HERE.

4 thoughts on “A card to lift you up

  1. Colors out of my comfort zone also. I need to trust the DSP more. Love the inside. I never thought to do it that way. I guess an old dog isn’t too old to learn new tricks!! lol

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  2. I like the different fold, the two colors of the balloon and the fussy cut popped clouds. I think you should have a chocolate covered macadamia nut as a treat for a super card.


  3. Thank you, Roberta – if I could keep chocolate macnuts in my house, I would have one and say you gave me permission! Unfortunately, they never last more than a half day {wink}


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