Crazy About Valentine Hot Air Balloons

Wednesday I posted a “LOVE” card for the InKing Blog Hop that you can see here. The card I’m showcasing today was created that same evening. Once again, I was having to use what I had in my stamping supplies to create a Valentines Day card – in the absence of an actual Valentines Day stamp set. valentine-balloons

So what did I use here?

The hot air balloon is Celebrate Today. Instead of using the coordinating balloon thinlit for the top, I used the Sweetheart Punch. And suddenly … I had a Valentines Day card! I completed the look with a greeting created by the Crazy About You and the Hello You Thinlits Bundle.

Don’t you love the balloon that’s drifting off the card front? I have to give my hubs credit for that. I love it!

The heart balloons are popped up on Dimensionals. And the mini heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch is also popped up on an additional Dimensional.

To continue  the theme of compensating with what I had:

Silver Glimmer Paper:
Do you have any of the Silver Glimmer Paper? It’s absolutely G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! And a must-have. But my supply of Silver Glimmer Paper is out! Aghhh!!!! So I did the next best thing … I glitterfied my “you” thinlit with Silver Stampin’ Glitter. After cutting the word out with Whisper White cardstock, I painted our 2-way glue on one side and sprinkled it with silver glitter. Would it have been immensely easier to simply run our Silver Glimmer Paper through the Big Shot? Yeppers! But this is an option too!
And Silver Glimmer Paper is on my next order! 🙂 Put it on your next order too! Along with the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper is stunning!

Corner Rounder:
I listed the Project Life Corner Rounder below. It’s a great, incredibly useful punch that most people have in their stamping supplies. But since I have an Envelope Punch Board with a built-in corner rounder, I’ve always used that. I’ll eventually get the corner rounder punch. It would be easier to pull it out when I need a quick punch. But for now I’m using the Envelope Punch Board. So if you have one too, don’t forget the built-in corner rounder!

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