Shaker Balloon Box Card

Hello!  It's been a busy few weeks trying to finish my oldest son's first year of homeschooling.  We're almost done!  Talk about a challenge...and it's only kindergarten!  But THAT is a whole story of its own....

On another note, my youngest niece celebrates her first birthday this week!  I had a lot of fun creating this shaker balloon box card for her.  Obviously, she won't really get to enjoy it (she might try to eat it) but nonetheless, I wanted something bright and cherry to send her to celebrate her special day.

The box card die set that I used is exclusively sold by The Stamps of Life.  This set is packed with over 35 dies! (I lost count after that).  However, for this card, I only used three of them! 

For the balloons, I used the Sizzix Triplits Hot Air Balloon Die Set.  I decided to make them shaker balloons to make them a little more "fun".  Those cute little clouds were die cut using the Sizzix Triplits Hello Sunshine Die Set.  As you can probably tell by my other cards, I just LOVE all of the triplits sets designed by Stephanie Barnard.  For the edges of the box, I gave them a stitched cloud border using the Puffy Cloud Borders by Lawn Fawn.  Lastly, I stamped and then heat embossed the sentiment with the Happy Birthday banner stamp from the "morechalksayings2stamp" stamp set by Stephanie Barnard.  I wanted the sentiment to be sweet and simple since the rest of the card had a lot going on.

Believe it or not, this card shipped pretty easily.  I usually make my own envelopes to fit whatever card I'm sending and then pack it in a bubble mailer if there are a lot of delicate embellishments.  I haven't had a problem yet!

Thanks for looking!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions! 

Products Used:

1) The Stamps of Life Exclusive Box Card Die Set
2) Sizzix Triplits Hot Air Balloons
3) Sizzix Triplits Hello Sunshine
4) Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
5) morechalksayings2stamp Stamp Set 


  1. I love your work! And I love The Stamps of Life. I can't wait for the first of every month to see what new stamp and die set is coming our way!

  2. Thank you, Janet! :0) I get so excited the first of every month too! Lol.

  3. your cards really WOW me! i love your designs and talent for coloring!