Festive Friday Challenge #0093 - Balloons Around the World Day

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge FF #0093 - Balloons Around the World Day

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For my card I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Dies that are available during Sale-a-Bration to create this diagonal fold card.  This Stamp Set and the coordinating dies are so adorable and are perfect for a birthday card for someone special!

  1. Score a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Basic Black card stock in half at 4 1/4".  Turn and score in half at 5 1/2"
  2. Cut the piece in half on the diagonal - one sheet will give you 2 cards.
  3. Fold on the score lines to form card base.
  4. Emboss the bottom triangle using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4".  Cut in half on the diagonal.
  6. Adhere to the top corner of the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Stamp sheep using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a scrap of Basic White card stock
  8. Colour using Smoky Slake Stampin' Blends.
  9. Cut out using die
  10. Cut out balloons from Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight card stock.
  11. Adhere to the card base using Glue Dots and Dimensionals.
  12. Adhere sheep to card base using Dimensionals
  13. Colour with Wink of Stella
  14. Cut 2 pieces of 6" of Black and White Twine.  Tie a bow with the 2 pieces.
  15. Adhere to the balloons.
  16. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  17. Punch out using Double Oval Punch.
  18. Punch out scalloped oval from Basic Black card stock.
  19. Adhere sentiment oval to Basic Black oval using Dimensionals.
  20. Adhere to the card base making sure Dimensionals are only on the right hand side of the label.
  21. Cut Basic White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  22. Stamp sheep in bottom right corner.
  23. Colour using Smoky Slate Blends.
  24. Adhere to card base.

All of the supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post or in my Online Store.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James

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Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition

We're so excited to be host our Your Creative Escapes Retreat - Holiday Edition.

While we'd all like to be able to get together to stamp, that just isn't possible yet. The retreat will be held on Friday, October 22nd from 7-9pm and on Saturday, October 23rd from 8am to 8pm! The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.

The cost is $105 CDN which includes:

  • TWO stamp sets - Delivering Cheer (from the July to December Mini) and Tidings and Trimmings (from the Annual Catalogue)
  • Package of Brushed Metallic Dots
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day

Sign up and pay by September 26th and you'll be entered into a draw for a Bundle AND you'll receive a Sale-a-Bration item (Level 1) of your choice.

Deadline for sign up is October 6th at 11:59pm Pacific.

There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for additional prizes at the end of the day.

If you already own the Delivering Cheer stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value).

If you already own the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($24 value)

Add on Options

  1. Christmas Trimmings Dies (coordinates with the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set) $38.00
  2. Tailor Made Tags Dies $37

When you register, select the options that you want. Diane or I will be in touch with the information about payment (e-transfer, cash or cheque).

Register now!

We're really excited for the day!  Don't miss out!  Registration closes on October 6th to get the stamp sets and Make and Take kits.  Or sign up by September 26th to be entered in the early bird prize draw.

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    1. love that little lamb celebrating with his little balloon bunch. Great card!

    2. Absolutely adorable, Melva! I have never made a diagonal fold card. You have inspired me to give it a try!

    3. Great minds think alike Melva - the party-going sheep is just perfect for this week's board- I love it and those coloured balloons really pop against the black and white colour scheme. Thanks for the warm FF welcome - looking forward to creating with you!


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