May 19, 2015

Flying by to Say Hi


I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I was busy making a bunch of cards, my mojo is back!! Yay!! I'm trying to get ahead.... we will see how that goes!! LOL! Today's card is one that i made this weekend for The Alley Way Stamps, called a flashback card because i used some older TAWS stamps!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by cutting the biggest balloon die from Simon Says Stamp from some white card stock. I scored a line along the top of one balloon, about an inch or so below edge. Next i adhered both balloons together above the score line.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i picked out a masculine pattern paper pad and stamped the cute air plane from Priceless Joy. I stamped it on two different patterns, cut them out and added the darker pattern to just the planes nose and blades.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I chose two other patterns, one for the balloon background and the other for some clouds. I first cut the clouds border, then adhered it to the background pattern, then cut both out from the big balloon. Next i adhered the cut balloon to my balloon card base. To make the card stand up i trimmed the end that you would tie some string to, and made it flat.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
For the sentiment i die cut a notched banner and stamped the Flying by to Say Hi. Oh i almost forgot, i inked the edges of the pattern paper and banner lightly with some distress ink. I added a couple enamel dots to both ends of the banner, then added it and the plane to the balloon card with foam tape.

Also The Alley Way Stamps is having a little sale!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Priceless Joy, Speak Easy
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Enamel Dot: MME - Mistletoe Magic
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Puffy Cloud Border. Simon Says Stamp - Balloons. PTI - Double Ended Banner


  1. Super cute shape card and I love the distressed look. That little plane is adorable, I don't think I've seen that TAWS set before.

  2. Dana, very unusual shape, but I love it! The colors are soft and faded like it is an old card!

  3. So cute! I love the clouds and how you used the balloon as the base.

  4. Absolutely adorable little airplane...and a balloon-shaped card is the perfect background. Sweetness,++++