So today's products are all about celebrations! Several months ago, LID released some fabulous balloon dies, now today we are releasing some companion stamps to go along with them! They are so fun! And, there is also a balloon string die too that is sold separately!
My first card is soft and pretty. I have the whole Valentine's theme on my mind and went with that color scheme for a birthday card. I used four of the new balloon stamps from the Balloon Builders Stamp Set...um, aren't they super cute!? I paired one of the original balloon dies with the new stamps. Love that there is an option like this now! The birthday sentiment is from the Flags & Tags Stamp set.
There is a balloon string in the stamp set (actually TWO!) but for this card I wanted to use my sewing machine and stitch the strings to keep with the soft look of the card. I also used my Big Shot machine to impress just a portion of the cardstock. I really like how this turned out! And, then, I tied a little piece of The Twinery's Shimmer Twine through the button.
My second card features the new balloon string die and a sentiment that is included in the balloon stamp set. I wanted to use some vellum on this card and the previously released Of the Heart Dies too. The sentiment, "Love is in the air" just screamed a heart balloon to me, so that is where I went with this card.
I used a old page from a book and cut it out with one of the dies from the WONDERFUL Stitched Mats: Rectangle dies. I die cut the balloons from the Balloons Dies and of course used the new String Balloon Die also. There is a little piece of vellum that I punched out at the bottom of the card to mimic clouds.
To continue on in the blog hop, visit Judith's blog. She'll share some more items being released this month as well!
And, as always, there are prizes up for grabs! The more you comment on the blog posts along the hop, the more chances you have to win! There are two $10 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store up for grab!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll have new posts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as well!