Saturday, September 24, 2011

Birds and Balloons

I'm sitting at my dining room table watching the birds on my feeders.  I get such enjoyment out of their antics and it starts my day out with a smile. 

I quickly whipped up this card for the Celebrate the Occasion challenge - birthday with balloons.

The balloons are all cut from George in different sizes and planned out on my Design Studio.  I printed the sentiment on the computer using TXT Longhand.  At first I planned to draw the strings and incorporated them into the word.  On second thought, I was afraid that it wouldn't come out like I wanted it to, so I tied black crochet cotton on the balloons and attached them, along with a bow, to the end of the word.  I did some inking around the balloons to give them a little dimension and popped them up, each on a different layer.  One was even cuttlebugged.  I love the bright colors but you could do this in any color and have a quick and easy birthday card.


  1. Especially like the usage of the black cotton string. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a nice comment. I commented back that I was laying on the ground (on a blanket of course) photographing the balloon straight up) & you can ck out my photography calendar for more Hot Air Balloons & more:
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Hi Bobby, nice to see another newbie join in. I started this blog thing about 2 months ago after 100 years of crafting of every imaginable type. Amazing isn't it, that this BLOG world existed & we didn't even know what we were missing???The CTO chgallenge is always fun. Your card is great and hope you can stop by & say hi.

  3. Great CAS card, love the papers with your embossing! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  4. I always fall back on the George cart. It is probably the most used cart I have. I like the patterns on the balloons.

  5. Great card! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO!

  6. Such a cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  7. Lovely vibrant card.Thanks for playing with us at CTO.
    Jayne x

  8. What a cute card! I love the embossing on the balloons! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  9. Very pretty, great job on the embossing! Thanks for joining CTO!

  10. Bobby, this card is so simple, yet beautiful and elegant! Love the distressing on the balloons, the sentiment, and the balloons!! Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at

    Thanks for celebrating birthdays with us at CTO!

    Tracey - CTO DT member

  11. Wonderful CAS card!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!