Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Damask Divas Balloon Ride Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop!  This month, we are showing you projects we created using the Balloon Ride Paper Packer from Close to My Heart.  The hop officially starts on May 1st, so bear with us until our links are all ready to go--thanks so much!

If you came from Melissa's Blog, then you are on the right path!  If not, you can start from the beginning at Mandy's Blog right HERE, and see a complete list of all the Divas hopping over at the Damask Divas Blog!  :)

For the hop today, I made a set of cards using Balloon Ride and the beautiful Polka-Dot Vellum from the NEW Free to Be Me Paper Packet available only in May for National Scrapbooking Month!

The soft, muted colors in Balloon Ride are lovely for a set of cards!  When I saw the sentiments on the NEW May Stamp of the Month, You've Got A Friend, I just knew they would go together like peaches and cream!  ;)  Here is a look at the entire Stamp set...

The paper that features the hot air balloons really coordinated perfectly with this sentiment below...

Check this out...the gold polka-dots on the vellum are SILVER on the reverse side!!!  (Thank you, Stephanie, for enlightening me!)  BOTH the metallic hues go well with the colors in this particular paper, so I used them both.

The little flag embellishments I added to each sentiment box are made from Silver or Bronze Shimmer Trim and the Zip Strips from Balloon Ride.  What are those, you ask?  Well, Close to My Heart has a unique half inch strip attached to the side of their 12 x 12 patterned papers called a Zip Strip.  They coordinate with all the papers and are a fantastic bonus embellishment!  Just use your paper trimmer to easily cut it off to use--there are no annoying perforations to deal with at all.  :)

Please tell me that the sentiment below makes you sing the song from Toy Story too...because I just cannot stop!

Now, this next sentiment shows the OTHER reason these two products worked so well together--the french theme of this blue patterned paper!  See the Eiffel Tower peeking out?

There you go!  I just love how Close to My Heart makes so many coordinating products like these--they really think of EVERYTHING!  If you are in a rush to get on through the blog hop, then your next stop is Jamie's Blog!  I bet you can't wait to see what this Diva cooked up!  :)

SOOOO, if you are still with me might be wondering about the REST of that Free to Be Me Paper Packet?  Oui?  Take a look!

This last pic shows the two vellum prints with the reverse side of the gold! 

There they are!  The 12 x 12 papers include six double-sided patterned papers, six double-sided solid cardstock with an embossed resist pattern on one side, AND two gorgeous sheets of vellum!  It will only be available for the month of May for our National Scrapbooking Month celebration, so don't wait!  You get all of the paper and cardstock (an $11.95 value) for just $5 with a $50 purchase!  Visit my online store HERE to shop for it now!  I will be showing you more great projects with these colorful papers this month, so tune in again soon!  :)


  1. Love these cards!!! you always have beautiful projects...I wanna be just like you when I grow up LOL :)

  2. Didn't even notice about the Gold Vellum! Thanks for the information!
    Love the Cards!

    1. No problem! I am a silver girl, so I HAD to share! :) Thank you, Lisa!

  3. What a great idea to pair this months specials with the Balloon Ride papers! The papers and stamps go perfect together :)

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the details of all of your cards! So smart to pair all of these together! I love the Eiffel Tower with the Merci stamp, and the way you inked the edges make it work perfect! All your little touches of shimmer trim and zip strips are so you and so fabulous!!! So sweet of you to mention me in your post~thanks! I have to go order the SOTM, just because I love your first card so much! :)

    1. No problemo, Steph!!! I appreciated the input! ;)

  5. Love your cards!! They are so cute!! :)

  6. Amie! Beautiful job as usual! Love the clean crisp look to the cards!


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