Friday, April 8, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques April Blog Hop

If you are here for the Bee Happy Blog Hop, please click HERE

Welcome to 

It's month four of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, 
folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.
It's not to late to hop and comment. 
If you missed January's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE
February's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.
March's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.

This month we will be creating shaker cards and 
you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. 
 We really love feedback,  so please leave a comment on each of the 
blogs in today's hop.  Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. 

Now on with the projects.

I used the Sizzix Hot Air Balloon stamp and die set to create this cute card.
I used some cheap sequins I found at Dollar Tree for the filler.  I sponged and masked cloud 
background and a little patterned paper complete the supplies used. 

As this card was originally made for a swap, I needed more than one.
Each one is a little different.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm giving away a little blog candy today too.
For you chance to win, comment on this post &
hop over to the Bee Happy Blog Hop HERE and leave a comment there too. 

One person, who comments in both places, will receive $10 in Stampin' Up product.

Need Stampin' Up products, I'm a new demonstrator and would love your business.
Click HERE to visit my Stampin' Up Website.

Up next is Sharon.

Happy Crafting

Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way


  1. Love that hot air balloon. What a great shaker image! Always great to hop with you.

  2. What a great shaker! I haven't seen this Sizzix die before, but it sure is perfect for the shaker technique. Thanks so much for hosting!

  3. Balloon...what a great shaker card idea Theresa. Love the background you made and the simple Hello...Thank You for hosting this hop and the great experience you give me :-)Enjoying every minute of it

  4. Theresa, I love your card! I wish I could find some pretty colored sequins in our Dollar Store here in Canad but, alas, they typically only come in a gaudy gold, red, green, royal blue mixed package. I love the designer paper in the balloon and your sponged clouds are amazing! Thanks for hosting another great hop!!

  5. I love hot air balloons and you nailed it with your card! I'll hop the Bee Happy Hop after this one.

  6. THe hot air balloon is beautiful! Love it!

  7. Love the balloon as a shaker card.

  8. That's a really cute card. I just love hot air balloons!

  9. I love the hot air balloon. The patterned paper is perfect for the balloon.

  10. LOVE these!!! I LOVE hot air balloons!

  11. lovin those balloons! fantastic!


  12. Those are SO cute! If you ever need another person in your card swaps... let me know! I'd be happy to (plus, it would replenish my stash!). As always, thanks for hosting!

  13. Such lovely shaker cards! You are creative with your inside shaker pieces.

  14. Love these adorable cards! The hot air balloon is delightful! Makes an awesome shaker card!


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