Hot Air Balloons Just for Fun

Oh my gosh!  It has been a busy time here at The Stampin’ Schach!  However, I did get time to play with the hot air balloons from Stampin’ Up!’s new Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies.  What fun! I hope you enjoy today’s card!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.

Be selective! The two smaller hot air balloons were selectively inked using Night of Navy and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.  Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a few Rhinestones for sparkle.  I rarely use the strips, so this seemed like a perfect time to use up some of my stash!

The larger hot air balloon was easy to make.  Using the appropriate Up & Away Thinlits, I crafted it from Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Night of Navy card stocks.  My big tip is to use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the layers to the Balloon “frame”.

To add depth, the large balloon was “popped” up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The cloud placement really adds to the perspective.

For those of you who may want to give this card a try, the Soft Sky panel measures 3-1/8″ wide and 4-3/8″ long.  The Night of Navy mat is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  The Lift Me Up Clear Mount bundle, 144712, costs $45.75.  Just add the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product.  My suggestion would be the Carried Away Designer Series Paper, 143608.  It is made to coordinate with this bundle, and is oh so cute!

Share Update

The first round of the Occasions Catalog shares have been or are currently being delivered to all of the lucky stampers who ordered them.  If you are interested in joining my third, and final round, please email me at [email protected] by January 14th.  CLICK HERE to see the options and prices.

Don’t forget to take advantage of January’s Host CodePLACE A STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (total before shipping and tax) in MY on-line store during January using HOST CODE SURD27C3,  and you’ll earn the NEW Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 


  1. Love the blinged hot air balloons.

    Harry and I send our best wishes for Brody.

  2. love the card as always!! Praying for Brody and for you!

  3. Chris R. from Iowa

    Great card and I love the rhinestone trim on the red balloon. Hope your spirits will be soaring high just like the hot air balloons after you get the results from the biopsies. Sending well wishes, thoughts and prayers to your family. Is Dr. Rita doing the surgery? Give my buddy Brody a treat for me and a big hug. Hoping you all get good news and he has a speedy recovery.

  4. Love this high flying card! Xoxox to Brody!

  5. Always impeccable and this beautiful card is no exception. Love the touch of bling!

  6. First of all, I certainly hope that Brody will get good results on Monday! That has been a big worry for you! Pets are a part of our family and it’s always difficult when they have problems. I will pray that all will go well.

    Next – I love your card as usual. My set just arrived and I’m anxious to try it out…will try to use your card as my sample!

    Diane Gil

  7. Great card, Ann; love the colors and the bling! Sweet Brody. Wasn’t there a stamp set recently with a saying “Well, this just stinks!” Prayers for good news.

  8. Keep positive, Brody! You will be back and bouncing around in no time!

  9. So sorry to hear about Brody’s upcoming surgery! Prayers for good news and a speedy recovery!

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