Bring on the Bling! – Grand Vacation Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Grand Vacation Achiever’s Blog Hop – Bring on the Bling!   Today’s share is my swaps from last weekend’s team Christmas party:

stampin up balloon celebrationI’ve used a brand new stamp set, Balloon Celebration, and it’s coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch from the new Occasions Catalogue, coming 5 January.  Don’t you just love the font in this one?

stampin up balloon celebration wink of stella sequin

The project has both the sequins for bling and the NEW Wink of Stella accent pen on the punched out balloons.  Yum! (The Wink of Stella pens are also coming 5 Jan).

stampin up balloon celebration love blossoms embellishment kit

I also went back to an old favorite technique and did some faux stitching around the edges with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker.

stampin up balloon celebration bouquet punchCreate the balloons in two steps: one for the lighter balloon “fill” and the second for the dotted, darker accent at the bottom.  I do believe I have now decided balloons are pretty cute!

Thanks for reading and stopping by!

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  1. Chris Slogar

    The soft colors and shimmery Wink of Stella are so appealing! Love the faux stitching, too!

  2. Karina Chin

    Beautiful card!

  3. Ann Craig

    Lovely card Jacqueline. Those balloons are gorgeous with the Wink of Stella and faux stitching is such a neat technique

  4. Connie Stewart

    I never knew the faux stitching technique with the Sahara Sand marker!! Thanks for the new idea! Your card is lovely!!

  5. Vanessa Webb

    Gorgeous card Jacque!

  6. Angela Westland

    Just love your card, great use of the balloon stamp set. Ange

  7. Georgia Giguere

    Very pretty card, Jacque! So soft and yummy!

  8. Selene Kempton

    Super sweet project! I love your use of the wink of stella!

  9. Anja Luft

    Hello Jaque,
    Your sparklink ballons are great!

  10. Kylie Bertucci

    Oh these balloons! So so pretty. Love the wink of stella on them Jacque.

  11. Linda Higgins

    Oooh sparkly balloons make me happy!


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