Just a note to Lift Me Up!

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Just a note to Lift Me Up!

Today I’m playing along with two different challenges using the gorgeous Lift Me Up! Bundle. Challenges are a great way to get inspiration and can really encourage you get outside your creative comfort zone and try new things.

I’m using the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! CTS#221 and the colours from Paper Players PP334. I love the layout and the colours, but boy, was this card oh so difficult to get out of my head and into reality.

Little Paper Party, Lift Me Up! bundle, Sprinkles of Life, CTS#221, PP344

Before I get into the “how to’s” a quick reminder that the Lift Me Up! Bundle is retiring – just the bundle – the stamp set and thinlits are in the new catalogue, but not at the bundled price. So if you like love this set and want to save 10%, make sure to buy it before June 1 🙂

To create the background I did a watercolour wash in Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate on Watercolour Paper and stamped the clouds from Sprinkles of Life onto the lower part in Smoky Slate. I used post-it notes to mask off my clouds to help me create a layered effect and have one cloud punched out and popped up for my largest balloon to rise behind.

Little Paper Party, Lift Me Up! bundle, Sprinkles of Life, CTS#221, PP344,3

The balloons were stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the coordinating thinlits. Two were adhered flat and the largest popped up with dimensionals, two Enamel Shapes stars in Real Red rounded out the colour challenge and even though my card isn’t exactly what I was aiming for, it is bright and cheerful and I do like that 🙂

Little Paper Party, Lift Me Up! bundle, Sprinkles of Life, CTS#221, PP344,2

Inside has the same layers as the front and a few more balloons and clouds along the bottom, sweet and simple 🙂

I hope you like today’s cheerful little card and will have a go at the challenges yourself, they’re lots of fun and a great way to fire up your creativity with all their inspiration.


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Just a note to Lift Me Up! | Supplies
(R) = Retiring, available while supplies last

Lift Me Up // 142896
Up & Away Thinlits // 142748
(R) Lift Me Up Bundle (save 10%) // 144712 – ONLY THE BUNDLE IS RETIRING

Sprinkles of Life // 139971
Tree Builder Punch // 138295

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Thick Whisper White cardstock // 141490
Watercolour Paper // 122959

Basic Black ink pad // 140931
Dapper Denim ink pad // 141394
Pear Pizzazz ink pad // 131180
Smoky Slate ink pad // 131179
Tangerine Tango ink pad // 126946
Tempting Turquoise ink pad // 126952

Enamel Shapes – Bright // 141680
Wink of Stella – Clear // 141897

10 thoughts on “Just a note to Lift Me Up!

  1. Love your hot air balloons Karen, and the inside of your card is as beautiful as the outside! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!


  2. Karen, your gorgeous background is perfect to show off these fantastic hot air balloons! I adore how they are floating above the clouds! SO happy you joined my color challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX


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