Friday, January 23, 2015

Soaring birthday wishes hand-stamped card

I love most things adventurous. I am certified to scuba and sky dive. One dream I have yet (but I will) to fulfill is a hot-air balloon ride. I just love watching them soar into the sky. When there was a need for birthday cards for disabled children our Blessing Cards Ministry came to the rescue. A local support group that works with disabled children, called Buddy Break, gives the parents a break for a day while the kids play, are cared for and even siblings are spoiled. So here is a hand-stamped card that can lift these families up.
Create this soaring wish with:
*Celebrate Today stamp set (photopolymer 137138)
*Balloon Framelits (137362)
Daffodil Delight ink pad (126944)
Crushed Curry ink pad (131173)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (
Coastal Cabana card stock (131297)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Best Year Ever FREE Designer Series Paper (138633)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

*Bundle and Save 15% when you BUNDLE these two (138869)

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This card was so easy to create!  The Photopolymer stamps allow for easy layering. Here stamping the Daffodil Delight ink for the Happy balloon is first. Layer the inked stars with Crushed Curry. 

Photopolymer stamps do not work with certain ink/stamp pads (like Stazon). Using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (which is for my Blendabilities markers) I can stamp this layered Birthday in black for a sharp look. 

Using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper for the additional hot air balloons. With two sides to our Designer Series Paper your style is free to soar! Simply layer a 2-1/2" strip on the Big Shot Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. This allows for easy and precision cutting!
Layer these hot air balloons using the first one with SNAIL adhesive. Then the other two with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive for depth. 

Stamp the basket with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad with ease thanks to the clear Photopolymer stamps. 

Moms and Dads (and siblings)  with disabled children have such a hard job. They are entrusted to raise such special lives. When Buddy Break gives the parents a day off, for free, in a safe environment, it is such a huge blessing to these families. The siblings are even treated to special fun, while the disabled kids are loved and cherished. If YOU would like information on Buddy Break, let me know.  (Email me at ). A hand-crafted card is a small way that I can send some love and support this ministry. 
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Sometimes the limitations of our body can feel like a prison. When disabled children dream, they dream as we all do. Send some soaring, dream filled wishes for a Happy Birthday with this new Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloon Framelits!  Its easy to create and yet will raise above the rest as you show you care. A hand-stamped card is sure to bless those who receive it and their families. 

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