Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lift Me Up Mobile Card - Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hi stampers!  Welcome to another Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  We're a group of 20 demonstrators who get to share our inspiration with you a couple times a month.  You may have just come from Mercedes' blog and her fabulous project.  Don't worry if you didn't, just keep hopping and you'll hop around the world in no time!  Like seriously, how fun are these hops?  It really is a trip around the world each time!

This month's focus is the Lift Me Up bundle.  I have to say, I have a special love for hot air balloons because my dad has always loved them.  In fact, when I was little (it was way back when because my parents were still married!!!!) my dad got to take a ride in one and my mom and I followed along on the ground.  I'll never forget how cool it was to see him up there and how happy HE was!

So, I did something a little different for me again.  While this card isn't all that exciting on the outside, it has a little surprise on the inside.  And while it may not be anything super fancy outside, it's pretty cute I think!

For the panels behind the balloon, I alternated watermelon wonder with calypso coral.  You can see the contrast much better in person and a bit more in the next photograph.

And then look how fun the inside is!  I'm calling this a mobile card because it's kind of like a mobile when you open it.


And let me just say that I'm not the worlds best photographer and this sucker was difficult to photograph with all the moment and shadows and GAH!  At one point I was half in-half out our front door laying across the threshold to try to get some good light, lol!

I created the mobile by using a couple of strips of cardstock and then sandwiched some of our metallic thread in between.  There's about a million ways to do this.  I searched on google and pinterest and kind of used a combination of ideas I saw.  I suggest doing the same if you want to recreate it and pick whatever works best for you.

I stamped each balloon twice and then used liquid glue and glue dots to firmly sandwich the ends of the thread in between them.  I masked the sentiment on the front of the card and then masked the remaining happy birthday for the inside as you see here.

I hope you enjoyed this card and maybe feel inspired to try one!

Now it's time to hop on over to Miriam's blog.


You're going to LOVE her project!

Happy stamping!

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15 comments:

  1. The little mobile inside is adorbs! Well done friend!

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  2. Tolle card Mindy. You really let the balloons fly ❤️

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  3. A mobile card! - Love it!! I can just see you lying on the ground trying to get the perfect shot. Your photography is great!

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  4. The inside of the card is so fun!

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  5. How fun is this! Love the mobile inside the card! Plus- those pearls on the front- gorgeous!

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  6. What a fun card! The mobile inside is a fabulous element. Loving the colour combination too!

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  7. As I have a baby shower to go to next month, I will be making this card. I already know it's a boy, so that makes the colors easier for me to know what I want. I wanted to make a mobile as well. I just wanted to know the measurements for your card? Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Sooooo...here's the deal...I didn't write them down when I did it and I TRIED to make a tutorial but kept cutting and scoring wrong so I got mad and threw things, lol! It's just a regular A2 card so 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I'm not able to get down to my room to play with it over the next few days but I'll try to get back to you!

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    2. Ok, sorry it's taken so long. We were in Tulsa and I was sick. I cut the two strips at the top 1/2" by just slightly under 4.25" each (so they wouldn't bunch up in the middle too much). For the mobile part, I cut two strips 1/2" x 8" and scored at 2, 4, and 6". I'll try to do a post about it if I get a chance. Hope that helps. Feel free to comment or email me if it doesn't!

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  8. Dude, I love the inside of this card, lol. Totally trying this!

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  9. Thank you! I really just wanted the inside measurements. Shame on me for not saying so! Sorry. I'll wait. Again, Thank YOU!

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  10. OMG, I love this and will certainly be CASEing it. thanks so much for sharing.
    Ang

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  11. Wow Mindy! Just Wow! So creative!

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