Pixi Dust Designs Birthday Balloons + Video

Hi friends! We are heading into a four day weekend here, and Vera and I have a few crafting projects planned. I recently played with Pixi Dust Designs Birthday Balloon dies, and she has a small bowl full of balloons put aside for us to work with. She’s always excited when I cut extra die-cuts for her. Before I get to her, I thought I would share I did last week with this die set. I paired it with The Greetery’s Sentiment Suite: Birthday stamp set, and made 6 cards.

For my first card, I picked a rainbow of paper scraps to make balloons with. I arranged them on a card base, and before I attached them to the card, I marked their placement. I used a T-Ruler to add string, then attached the balloons on top of the string with thin foam squares. I added string lines to the bottoms of the balloons, and finished the card with a birthday sentiment.

I made another card in a similar fashion, this time on a 4×4 card, using the smallest balloons in the die set. I stamped the sentiment first, drew the strings with a sparkle gel pen, and attached the rainbow of balloons with thin foam squares.

There’s two different shapes in this die set, each with three different sizes. I used the oval for the above cards, and now I am going to use all three heart-shaped balloons for the next card.

I inked the white die cuts with a variety of Distress Oxide inks. I gave the balloons highlights and lowlights using light and dark colors. Once I finished, I prepared a card base. I stamped the card base with The Greetery’s Ticker Tape background stamp, using light gray ink, then stamped the sentiment. I used my t-ruler again to draw the strings, and attached the balloons to the card with thin foam squares.

There’s also oval and heart frame dies in this set, so I decided to make a shaker card for the next card.

I kept this card really clean and simple. I die-cut the window using the largest heart frame die, and did all the steps needed to be able to add Sunny Studio Stamps iridescent confetti. I closed the back of the window with acetate, and attached the panel to a card base with foam adhesive. I added a die-cut balloon frame, and used one of the four string dies in the die set to die-cut a string. I prepared a birthday tag, and attached it to the string for gluing it onto the card.

My last two cards are my favorite. I love to stencil. And I LOVE to stencil balloons. There’s something really satisfying for me when I stencil balloons. I love how translucent I can make them, arrangements I can put them in, and the variety of colors I can choose. To make my stencils, I die-cut vellum with the large oval balloon die, and used a variety of TE inks to make these bright backgrounds. For this first card I only stenciled 5 balloons. I added a fun Birthday sentiment, which I die-cut, using the coordinating die-set. I used that set to die-cut all of the sentiments.

My second stenciled card has two more balloons, and I add the sentiment onto the center of the card.

You can watch the whole process for these cards HERE:

I love mixing old and new products together. The Greetery’s Sentiment Series is a MUST in my craft room, and the birthday stamp from the series was a perfect match for these birthday balloons. I hope I was able to send some inspiration your way. That’s all for today. Take care friends!

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2 Replies to “Pixi Dust Designs Birthday Balloons + Video”

  1. We are traveling and I found this post…what a sweet surprise! Love that you and Vera are crafting together. My granddaughters love crafting. I think it’s great and I really stress patience to both of them. They want to quit when a mistake happens! I push them to create something out of their mishaps… Enjoy this holiday weekend. It will be the end of her school year I would suppose?

    1. Vera “graduated” last night. It was a sweet ceremony. Now onto the summer!

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