Tips On How To Use the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies As A Card Front

Tips on how to use your balloon pop up thinlit as a card front

Quick video with tips using the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies as a card front!

I have been creating and having fun using my Balloon Adventures Bundle so I thought it was time to share!
Last year I made a decision to be better about sending out birthday cards and I have been using this bundle to help me do just that! 
While I was preparing for my card making class featuring the Balloon Adventures Bundle I decided to attempt using just the balloon bouquet and banner from the pop-up die to create a card front without the “frame” created by the die. This meant some snipping and fussy cutting had to take place. Uh, oh! Right? Sometimes, it can be challenging to fussy cut things out and still have them look nice!

This die does create some score marks that outline the banner making the banner portion easy to cut out so the biggest challenge was cutting out the balloons. I shared my tips for cutting out around the ballooons on FB Live but have edited it and am giving you the short and sweet version (less than 10 minutes!) that you can watch here:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can have fun shopping for your own creative supplies! Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

Coming Soon! A Haunted House Near You!

What an amazing swap card created by fellow demonstrator, Katie Brandt!

I was really tempted by this Ghoulish Grunge set in the holiday catalog. Mostly because I feel that it has so much more potential than just Halloween. I really like multi-purpose stamp sets. I may decide to bite, yet. I have a little time…

Katie’s card reminded me of the Haunted Houses sponsored by the Jaycee’s that I used to frequent when I was much younger. A whole group of us would go. It was a ton of fun. Now, I think I would rather just stamp a card…

I have a couple of FB Live video’s if you would like to check them out at the bottom of this post. One is to explain how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. Unfortunately, I had some technical difficulties and lost sound before the end – but hopefully – you can get the gist of it!

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the items she used in the creation of this card. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can shop to your hearts content. Thank you so much for stopping by!


How to Get Good Results Water Coloring With a Blender Pen

I created this card because…I am a delinquent daughter. Gulp! There…I said it! You heard it right! I was so busy at the end of May and the first part of June with new catalog launches and preparing for classes that I never got a Father’s Day card sent to my dad. What? I know…it’s terrible! I’ve been late before…but usually not this late! But, I am guessing that he will be tickled about getting it anyway, even if it is late!

This card was water-colored using blender pens. If you’d like to watch my video for tips on how to get good results with a blender pen head on over to my FB Page:

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the items I used in the creation of this card. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can shop to your hearts content. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Background Watercolor Video Tutorial With Floral Phrases

This card was my absolute favorite of the three cards we did in my Floral Boutique Suite classes. The soft water-colored background is stunning and very easy to do! I demonstrated this technique on FB Live and if you watch it all the way to the end there is also a little tip for getting more shimmer with the clear Wink of Stella. You watch the video here:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online page where you will want to add them to your cart so you can have them delivered right to your door (and earn those $5 Bonus Coupons!) Haven’t heard about those coupons? Check it out! It’s the last week to earn those coupons so don’t procrastinate! Thanks so much for stopping by!


How to Create a Background Without a Stamp Positioner

I created this pretty card using products from the Floral Boutique Suite. I created my own background using a stamp from the Floral Phrases set and I have some tips for you on how to do that in a FB Live video on my Facebook Page here:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online page where you will want to add them to your cart so you can have them delivered right to your door (and earn those $5 Bonus Coupons!) Haven’t heard about those coupons? Check it out! It’s the last week to earn those coupons so don’t procrastinate! Thanks for stopping by!

Draped Floral Phrases Thank You Card

I love the texture and interest that the drapery technique gives to cards and when I saw the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper in the Floral Boutique Suite, I knew that I wanted to try one with it and do it in my Floral Boutique Suite Classes.

I love how it turned out! I especially love this paper design with the floral stamp. However, I ultimately will not be using it to many drapery cards just because I can only get one card with the floral design in the paper right-side-up. Not a big deal to some, but it messes with me and I just can’t do it! lol!

However, I did find another sheet in the Floral Boutique Designer Series that worked out really well for me and my sense of “right-side-up” and I even have a tip for you to help you cut your paper correctly on the diagonal every single time! Here is the card:

I have a FB Live video on my FB Page for you sharing my little tip for cutting the paper correctly on the diagonal every time when creating these fun skirted cards! You can check that out by clicking my facebook link:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online page where you will want to add them to your cart so you can have them delivered right to your door (and earn those $5 Bonus Coupons!) Haven’t heard about those coupons? Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Direct-to-Paper Technique With Ombre

I love that we now have a few Ombre ink pads. They remind me of the rainbow pads that we used to have years ago. While some of them were indeed more colorful, like rainbows; some of them were Ombre although they weren’t referred to as such.

This ink-direct-to-paper technique was one of my favorite ways to use them back then; and it probably will still be as I am one of “those people” who doesn’t really care much for coloring. I enjoy coloring…in small doses.

Here is a line up of this card created in all the gorgeous ombre colors:

Normally, I am a Calypso Coral girl all the way – but with this technique and card- Bermuda Bay is my fave! For a quick video with tips on how to do this technique, hop on over to my Facebook Page. I did a short and sweet FB Live video for you.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online page where you will want to add them to your cart so you can have them delivered right to your door (and earn those $5 Bonus Coupons!) Haven’t heard about those coupons? Check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

What Do Snow Place and Birthday Bouquet DSP Have In Common?

We had 15 inches of snow fall here the other day. What’s a stamper to do with all that wet stuff? Make a snowman! And…if you live in Le Mars, Iowa…the ice cream capital of the world…your snowman really should come with an ice cream cone, right?!

I created a fun little video (less than a minute long) that sequences the most important steps for creating this adorably, fun card. If you haven’t yet guessed the answer to what these two things have in common, watch this incredibly quick video for the big reveal!

So, how fun was that? Are you as excited about this discovery as I am? I love it!!!! Quick! Click any of the product images below to be taken to my online store and purchase what you need today to make your own adorably fun snowman card! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have what you need to make this absolutely stunning card! You may have to click on the image to see all the fine details. We made this card in my October Card Making class and I think this was everyone’s favorite! How’s it done? Easier than it looks! See the little Sixxix logo in the left hand corner? Flip that part of the folder up; lightly rub your Smokey Slate ink pad over the folder (you don’t want solid coverage!) Next you stamp your trees in Night of Navy on the folder (yep, right over the Smokey Slate!) Now place your card stock in the folder and run it through your Big Shot! This must have Woodland folder  and the Sleigh Ride edgelits are on the retired list (see it here) so don’t wait, hop on over to my 24/7 online store and get your order placed now! These are not stamps set so when the supply runs out; they are GONE!

For your convenience I’ve included a product list of the items used to create this card below.  Get started on this lovely Christmas card now by clicking on one of the products below or the Shop Now tab above to be taken to my 24/7 online store! Thanks so much for stopping by!