Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Going. . .going. . .gone! And Two Balloon Ride Encouragement Cards

Close To My Heart listed all of the products that will no longer be available after the end of this month. A new catalog will be available for customers on August 1. If you're like me, there might be something on the retiring list that you really meant to get, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. I also realized I still had some of the products from the retiring list that I'd like to use up. So I decided that for the rest of this month I will post cards and projects using products that will soon be unavailable.

Here are two cards using the soft colors of the Balloon Ride paper pack and two of the retiring stamp sets with retiring embellishments.  Both cards have three identical patterned papers which I reversed. The fourth patterned layer on top of each card is a 3" x 4"card from the Skylark Picture My Life set of cards. To fulfill the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon (Things with Wings) I chose the first one with  a bird and the second with a dragonfly. Because they have a variety of colors and themes they can match cards or scrapbook layouts that use other paper packs. I distressed them with cocoa ink.

The retiring stamp set used on this first card is  "Count Your Blessings."

The sentiment was stamped on retiring Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes.  The price has been lowered to $1.60 on my shopping page called "While Supplies Last." You should check out other items on this list. They've been significantly reduced!

This second card used the retiring stamp set "Words of Comfort." Some people will be sad to see this one go. I'm glad I already have one.
Embellishments on each card are 1) wooden accents, 
2)Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment, and 3) Chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon which are both no longer available. If you're interested in any of these retiring items, please follow the links for a closer look and to purchase. For more ideas using Balloon Ride, look at the bottom of this post.
Thank you for visiting. May you be blessed as you make and send your own cards of encouragement.

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge - anything with patterned paper
Creative Corner - Love of Ribbon
Deep Ocean #82 - Lots of Layers
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #15 - 3 or more patterned papers
Really Reasonable Ribbon #99 - Things with Wings plus ribbon
Sisters of Craft July Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #145 - Layers
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with uplifting message

So you can see more ideas for using Balloon Ride, I'm including three other cards that I posted earlier this year:



Carole Robb Bisson said...

Vickie, This Blessed card has a gazillion layers ( 9) all angled so sweetly. It is a masterpiece par excellence. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping to see you again really soon.
Blessings, Carole

Lisa Lara said...

Wow, so many beautiful creations Vickie.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

All beautiful! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Carolyn L. said...

Lovely project. I love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at RRR!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These are just gorgeous! Love the first card with those great banners and the lovely bit of twine added! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge with your lovely creations - hope to see you again soon x

Pia S said...

So much gorgeousness in this post! I think your sympathy card has a beautiful layout. And I love the patchwork card too, that sentiment goes so well with the design of this card!

mum of two said...

What wonderful creations - it is all so pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy's 3 or More Pattern Paper Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Anne Fenton said...

Wow beautiful cards, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

renee said...

Lovely work! Thanks for playing at Use your Stuff.

michelle said...

gorgeous. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dtxx

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Tina henderson said...

such amazing works with gorgeous colour choices and layouts. Thank you so much for entering into the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

Liz O. said...

Fantastic creations Vickie! Thank you for linking up at PDE LP, have a wonderful day!
Liz O~ DT Member