Monday, March 19, 2018


Hello! It's Day 2 of My Favorite Things Card Kit Countdown. The new Bundle of Balloons Card Kit will be available for purchase tonight at 9:00 pm EDT

I have a fun birthday shaker card to share with you today!

To begin, I created the balloon patterned background with an acetate stencil I made using an older Birthday Balloons Die-namics. I inked the balloons with pastel Premium Dye Inks (see supplies for colors) I drew in white strings with a white gel pen.

Then, I die-cut white cardstock with the Alphabet Balloon Die-namics from the new kit to spell out "HOORAY".  I removed the letters and inked the balloons with the same colors as the background balloons. After, I added tape behind the balloons and adhered the letters back in and lightly went over them with the same inks. This helped to soften the white but still have contrast with the balloons to make the letters stand out. Next, I glued the strings behind the balloons that were die-cut with white cardstock with a wavy string die from the Birthday Balloons Die-namics. 

To create the shaker window frame, I die-cut white cardstock with the largest die from Single Stitch Line Rectangle Die-namics. I adhered trimmed acetate behind it. I glued on few pieces of Jewels to the balloon patterned background. Then, I mounted the frame to the background panel after adding more jewels as the shaker element.

I wanted a banner to hold the balloons together, so I die-cut white cardstock with a fish tale flag die from Tag Builder Blueprint 5. I stamped the sentiment "It's Your Birthday" and embossed it with silver embossing powder.

To finish, I adhered the balloons and the sentiment banner as shown. 

Bundle of Balloons Card Kit:

This month there is also a fun PROMOTION with the card kit:
Five special prizes will be placed in five random card kit boxes. The prizes will be gift vouchers that will be placed inside hot pink balloons in the following amounts: 
$25, $25, $25, $50, and $100
That's it for today! Don't forget to visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration using the kit. Also, leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 prize! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Omg you made that background? It looks like a store bought card! Amazing job. Stunning 😀

  2. WOW!! wonderful card!!

  3. Amy, the balloon background is absolutely stunning, When I first saw the card, I thought the background was a piece of designer paper. Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh Amy this card is ADORABLE. I really thought the background paper was designer paper. When I read you had made it I thought 'great Amy's going to tell us how she did it' well you did and thankyou so much Amy. Xx however no matter how many times I re-read it, I just couldn't get it. I must of read it 50 times lol. Amy do you have a video showing how to do it? I'd love to give it a go. Xxx 💜 xxx

  5. This card is fabulous! I wasn't sure if I wanted the kit till I saw this card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous card!! I love seeing how many ways this kit can be used!

  7. Love the pastels and the groovy balloons