Lift Me Up balloon card for #PCGC030

This month, the Paper Chain Gang Challenge is to make a card to fit a design sketch. Interpreting a sketch is what I like most about this type of challenge. Put two crafters in a room and they will make two completely different cards. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this month 🙂   CLICK HERE to visit the facebook page.




The card base is made from Sahara Sand and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, standard US card base. I chose the hot air balloon image to bring the two sides of the card together as one. Falling in Love DSP pack has some of my most favorite paper selections. It’s hard not to want to use it in every card I make! I cut a strip to lay against the card base that would give depth to the look of the paper. The balloon appears to be flying through a blue sky, which is another new use for this paper 🙂

Measurements for this project are:
-Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, top folding and cut from Sahara Sand card stock
-Falling in Love Designer Series Paper cut at 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (to sit against the card base)
-Sahara Sand card stock(this in an additional piece) cut at 5 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
-Very Vanilla card stock cut at  5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

The clouds were cut from scraps of Very Vanilla card stock. I find it easier to stamp the paper first and then center the die on top before running through the die cut machine. A small piece of washi tape works great to hold the die in place. The balloon was made from Sahara Sand card stock, which matches the card base and panel. I used Sahara Sand ink in keeping with the neutral colors in the project.



Pretty sequins from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards in Robin’s Egg were a perfect match for the patterned paper. Some of them are iridescent, which I particularly like.



Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


If you are looking to share a photo of your card with a relaxed group of crafters, try out the Paper Chain Gang Challenge. The challenge runs for a month long so there is plenty of time to develop ideas. I hope to see your card soon!

-Jenny Hall

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