Saturday, March 23, 2013

Up Up and Away!

Believe it or not, I wanted to keep this project simple...! But it's for Mom, and I always like to pull out all the stops for her. Plus, so gave me these gorgeous Graphic 45 papers!

The washi-ribbon-twine section on the bottom was inspired by a card I saw at A Consuming Passion.

It's a big card, at 6x6. I even decorated the inside:

Inspired by the Matching Card & Envelope challenge at Art Impressions, I used some of the same DP and elements to decorate a 6x6 petal envelope:

The stamps (sentiment & vine) are from a Country Companions/DoCrafts set.

Art Impressions Challenge #105: Matching Card & Envelope
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge: Anything goes + Stamp
Created With Love: Button Up
Creative Creations Challenge Blog: Things with the letter B (Balloon, Button)
Penny's Paper-Crafty #119: Gingham/Checks
Sassy Studio Designs: Paper Piecing

I had so much fun using this Art Impressions limited-edition Stamp:

Art Impressions pledges to donate 100% of all proceeds of the 2013 Limited Edition stamp to the Obediah Fund, which will support Open Arms International's Kambi Teso outreach. This collector's stamp will ONLY be available from November 20, 2012 to May 20, 2013! After May 20, the molds will be destroyed and it will never be sold again.

Hope you'll consider purchasing this fun stamp for a great cause!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. how fantastic is that image! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with out 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

  2. Adorable card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Button Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Oh love your card. Love the hot air balloon and your colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Created with Love challenges.
    Linda K.

  4. Hi CG,
    I am WOW'd by your so beautiful card, you created it so lively I feel like I'm also in the hot air balloon ;) Thank you for joining us at Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Good Luck :)
    [Lady Anne's Challenges DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  5. Great card and I love your paper piecing. Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.
    Karal SSD DT

  6. This is fantastic! I love the striped sky and the clouds. Your card is great! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions! Renee

  7. Great card...thanks for joining SSD!

  8. A gorgeous card with a really awesome image!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "gingham and/or checks" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  9. Love how you have used ribbon on this lovely card! Thank you for participating in the Artr Impressions challenge. //Zora Dt member

  10. Fab card - I love the image and your design is great!
    THanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  11. This is so stunning! Your mom is going to love it. Great job paper piecing, and I love the envelope you created. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs!

    xx Star (SSD DT)

  12. Such a cute card and a great stamp!


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