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Balloon Et Cetera with Geralyn!

Hi everyone! Geralyn here today, sharing a tutorial on a fun holiday card using a mix of the new and old stamp sets. Making holiday cards is my favorite, and the Balloon Letters and Balloon Et Cetera stamp sets are so versatile and can definitely be used for holiday card making.

I started by cutting out a 3" circle in the middle of my cardstock base, and backing it with a blended background made with Mama Elephant's pigment inks. I heat embossed some snowflakes from Season's Greetings with white embossing powder and added a few white dots with my gel pen to create the snowy scene.

Next I stamped and die-cut the cute girl from Alpine Carolers. I colored her in with watercolor pencil crayons.

I stamped the letters for 'JOY' using Balloon Letters as well as the cute balloon giraffe from Balloon Et Cetera, and carefully cut them out. The giraffe may seem out of place for a holiday card, but my friend who I'm giving the card to loves giraffes and I know she'll appreciate this balloon stamp! I also grabbed some embroidery thread to be the string for my balloons.

I carefully used washi tape to tape embroidery thread behind each balloon, and I used foam adhesive to glue the balloons to my card. I twisted the four pieces of thread together at the bottom and tucked them behind my die-cut circle, securing them behind the cardstock with washi tape.

I adhered my Alpine Caroler girl to my card, making sure her hand was overlapping the thread to make it look like she is holding the balloons. I chose some silver washi tape for the bottom of the card.

As a final step, I stamped some more snowflakes from Season's Greetings around the card to make it look more snowy and festive. Here's the finish card!

Hope you enjoyed a look into my process. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A very cute card. Love the way you have the caroler forward and the placements makes it look as if she is holding the strings. Great job! TFS

  2. Very sweet card and personalizing it with the giraffe is a lovely gesture.

  3. Very pretty. Love the stamps and the background reminds me of a snow globe scene.

  4. Super cute card! I love how you cut out the balloon letters, they go perfectly with the card!


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