Stampin’ Up! “Balloon Adventures” and “Party Animal” Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we have a color challenge for you.  When I saw the colors, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Crumb Cake I knew I would be opening up my Party Animal Designer Series Paper for the first time for this hop.  I have been dying to use the Balloon Adventure set too and what a great time to use both.  Time got the best of me this week and so my card is on the simple side.   Enjoy the hop today.


Here is the color challenge:


Stampin’ Up Balloon Adventures

Stampin Up Balloon Adventure card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe:

Card Base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4

Mat: DSP Party Animal 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Small mat: Whisper White  3-1/8 x 3-1/8

Small mat: DSP Party Animal 3 x 3

The Details:

Stampin Up Balloon Adventure card by Kristi @

More Details:

  • Punch out 2 Whisper White Balloons using the Balloon punch
  • Die cut 2 Balloon cutouts in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry
  • Mount the die cuts onto the Whisper White Balloons
  • Stamp two black strings and add Whisper White Bakers Twine bows
  • Die cut one Crumb Cake scallop oval
  • Cut one Stitched  Framelits oval and stamp your sentiment in Crumb Cake and Emerald Envy
  • Mount with dimensionals on the front of the card

The Inside:

Stampin Up Balloon Adventure card by Kristi @

  • Die cut the Balloon Adventure die onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 scored at 4-1/8
  • Side panels are 2-1/8 x 5 from Party Animal DSP
  • Balloons are die cut in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry and glued onto the top of the white die cut balloons
  • Sentiment outline is Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy
  • Add a Bakers twine bow to complete the card

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:


And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Mary says:

    Great idea to use that die set!! Great minds think alike! Love how you mixed the DSP patterns – you did that perfectly. Love this card! 🙂

    • kristi says:

      thanks Shelagh, Maybe because I did it in less than an hour. Most cards take me hours to design.

  2. Kristi says:

    Thanks Jaimie. It was a quick card this week. I wish I could comment on your blog, I get a WordPress login which I can’t seem to get to work. Please know I love all the cards you do.

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