Bold Balloon Adventures – Freshly Made Sketches 271

Bold Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Happy New Year Peeps! I’m thrilled to dip my toes back in the crafting pool with new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog πŸ™‚ This print from the new Party Animal Designer Series Paper caught my eye with its’ brilliant color and neutral pattern. Perfect to pair with Emerald Envy for a clean and simple masculine birthday card!

The Details:

  • Thick Whisper White Base cut to 4 1/4β€³ x 11β€³, scored at 5 1/2β€³
  • Emerald Envy card stockΒ cut to 4β€³ x 5 1/4
  • Party Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper cut to 3 3/4β€³ x 5β€³
  • Thick Whisper White Banner cut to 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Backed by Emerald Envy cut to 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Bold Balloon Adventures Birthday Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • The sentiment from the new Balloon Adventures Stamp Set is so cheerful in a fresh fun font and pairs beautifully with this balloon die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and can be purchased as a bundle for a savings of 15%! Awesome!
  • I die cut the balloon from both Emerald Envy and Pacific Point and used the Fin Tip Glue Pen to adhere the pieces to my card front.
  • Yes, the Envelope Liner Die is retired but I just cannot resist showing off more of the pretty papers in this DSP!
  • The Fine Tip Glue Pen makes adhering a bit of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine a snap!

Bold Balloon Adventures Birthday Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • I used other sentiments from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set to decorate the inside of the card as well!
  • I couldn’t stop stamping so I added some fun confetti and a balloon to the outside of the envelope…I just love Pacific Point and Emerald Envy together!

I looked to my favorite challenge blog for layout inspiration for today’s card:

Thank you to all these wonderful ladies for providing inspiration each and every week!

So what do you think? It’s pretty simple, I know, but not having put ink to paper in almost three months, I have to start somewhere!

Thank you so much for your continued message of courage and inspiration while I have been away, I have read and deeply appreciated each and every one. The world is still a very scary place for me, but little by little, I feel the fog lifting and look forward to each new day.



  1. Katy McGloin says:

    Shannon, I had not been on FB much since last Nov (I had a fall that took much wind out of my sails) and had been wondering what you faced and how you were doing. Am so pleased that you are creating again with your lovely style. Thanks for sharing what is going on in your life… know that you are thought of very often! Hugs

  2. Rosemarie C says:

    What a pleasant surprise to find this in my email this morning. Glad you are creating again Shannon. Take it as slow as necessary.

  3. Elisha says:

    So glad you’re making your way back! Today’s card is wonderful – a great guy card indeed:-). Thanks for the inspiration!! Love your style:-)

  4. Nancy Farrell says:

    Hi Shannon, So happy to see you in my mailbox and back stamping. One day at a time. I love your card and hope to CASE it myself.

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