Sunday, July 21, 2013

Recently I entered a give away on Shelly Hickox's blog - 'StampTramp' and won a couple of Sizzix dies!  I was so excited as I love, love, love Karen Burniston's Pop n' Cuts.  (I'm a big kid at heart and Karen's pop-ups are stealing, I mean STEALING my heart!  Most people think 'travel' when they think of suitcases, but my mind was wandering and I was thinking - maybe create a child's birthday card with clowns and have balloons appearing to be floating out of  the suitcase!  After receiving the dies, my first stop was at Hobby Lobby where I found this cute balloon patterned paper to work with.  Then I pulled out my chosen stamp set  from the 'Big Top' collection -(head portions only) from Oxford Impressions (http://www.austingallerycom). After coloring the images with copic markers, I fussy cut them out.  The Sizzix Thinlits #658954 helped create two loop trims that I attached to the edge of a sticker strip (Hobby Lobby - The Paper Studo - Birthday Boy #358838).  From there I die cut a label from Sizzix Framelits #657913 to use for the message.  I had some rub-on's in my stash that I used for the 'happy birthday' sentiment.  Then I dug thru my stickers and found some little gold stars to make it look more festive.  The suitcase die is a breeze to work with, and I added tiny brads to the corners to make it look old (don't clowns usually carry around old looking suitcases??!.  (I even found some paper at Hobby Lobby that had a leather look to it so that made my project go together even quicker!)  I stamped the balloons, cut them out and tied some scrappers floss

to the ends.  The strings were tucked  between the pop up itself and the suitcase.  Such fun!!  Sorry my photography skills aren't the best, but hopefully you will enjoy seeing yet another option for these dies.  Thank you Shelly, Karen and Sizzix.  You make paper crafting a REAL treat.  Have a good week everyone and thanks for stopping by:)!


  1. Debbie,
    you are so creative and paper art with dimension is your specialty!!!!! Love this card and the idea with the balloons coming out of the suitcase.........divine!!! This is fabulous and congrats on the win too! <3

  2. Super cute design.

    regards diane

  3. This is so fabulous!! I love the design!! What a fun birthday card!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the Prima Doll Blog Hop!! I'm happy to be a new follower!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Hi Debbie! Thanks for visiting the Paper Doll Blog Hop...of course I had to hop over here and see what you've been up to :)
    Cute cards! I love these pop-up cards made with the Sizzix...haven't ordered any yet but the more I see the more I like them.
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Wonderful card, Debbie. I luv pop-ups, but have just recently been introduced to these by Karen Burniston. I enjoyed the balloons "popping out" of the suitcase, which makes this card something anyone would hold on to and cherish. Thanks for stopping by our Prima Doll Hop. Have a great day!

  6. Such an adorable card. Love the clowns! Love your coloring!
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and for leaving your kind comment. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your evening.

  7. This is just adorable.

    Regards diane

  8. Your art is amazing, love your use of color! Very talented, I see you also sew, wow. Thanks for visiting my blog, hugs...

  9. This is fabulous Debbie! I love Oxford Impressions stamps too. I need to use them! lol TFS!