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You're on Your Way Up!

Hey there, Bleeps! I'm back with a fun card to share featuring Practicing Creativity Design's stamps. They're designed and sold by my super duper sweet friend, Courtney Baker. I decided to use this great stamp set for The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week. This week's challenge was a spring card that used stitching! I see a new trend lately...stitching and spring colors! There are lots of challenges and even publication calls that highlights one or both of these elements, so you must make something...FAST!

Here, I used a lot of pastels in the pennant flags and stitched with twine (again...see my last posting). I love stitching with twine because it creates much more texture than with floss or thread. It's just something a little different and stays neutral, which I like, especially for this card.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by! I always appreciate your visit. Thanks to those who blog hopped during the JustRite Mega Blog Hop! It was so much fun and great to 'see' so many visits. Thanks a bunch!


(1) Trim white cardstock to about 4" x 5.25" and stamp pennant twice. (Tip: With clear stamps, you can bend them to create curves)
(2) Stamp the insides of the pennant flags.
(3) Stamp hot air balloon twice; once on the white cardstock, then on yellow patterned paper.
(4) Cut balloon from patterned paper and pop off white cardstock - allowing the balloon basket to show.
(5) Stamp sentiment, border and birds.
(6) Add stitching to pennant.
(7) Add inking and pop off yellow A2 card base.


Stamps :: Practicing Creativity Designs - Look Up
Ink :: PTI - sweet blush, aqua mist, spring moss, berry sorbet; Ranger - tea dye, antique linen; Hero Arts - latte
Cardstock :: PTI - lemon tart; Gina K. Designs - white
Patterned Paper :: My Mind's Eye - breaking free collection
Embellishments :: PTI - twine


Debbie said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Thanks for playing along during week #2 at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM! I hope you can come back on Monday to give the new challenge a try :)

claudia shadler said...

amazing card! so cute and fun! I luv luv the colors and the design of the card! perfect actually!

Clouds :D

Jen Carter said...

That is so cute! Love the design and color scheme!

Paulina said...

This card is so yummy, Ashley! Love those colors and the way you used Courtney's awesome set!

Audrey Pettit said...

I LOVE this! The banner is gorgeous, love the balloon, and the twine stitching is just genius. Thanks for playing with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Courtney Baker said...

Ashley... wow this is amazing! I love the way you used the banners so cute! Thanks for the kind words too!

JulieHRR said...

Marvelous! Absolutely!

Savitri said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I want this set! Will order closer to the UK move so that I won't have to wait too long for it cause it'll be shipped to the UK and I'm still here :)

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

I am completely LOving this card!!! Actually I think i like all your cards on your blog SUPER CUTE and I just loveeeee your clean and primp lines =)

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my, this is UBER cute!! I love the paper you stamped the balloon on! I'm afraid I'll have to break down and get this stamp, love it!

Simone P. said...

This is so cute..love it!

Tiffany Ervin said...

This is super cute, the balloon and the whimsy of the banner! Great colors!

Alice said...

so cute! love those banners!

Kim Faucher said...

this is just darling!! Love your use of the banners!

Hannah said...

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