Out came my SU! Giggle Greetings again and a not-yet-used balloon die. The Poppystamps Celebration Balloon Collage is brand new to me. Yes, I lifted the shopping ban just long enough to take advantage of a not-to-be-denied bargain. I put the balloon die and the stitched die together and ran them through my Big Shot at the same time. Very quick and clean.
I stamped on the panel after it was cut. The cheese image was stamped again, cut out and glued in place. A little glitter on the candle flame. Strings on the balloons, taped in back.
While I had Giggle Greetings out I decided to make a second quick card. I've used Giggle Greetings a few times, but not this particular image. I gave it a simple frame and a ric rac border and added a funky stitched flower -- Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio. Another new-to-me-had-to-have-it-at-a-bargain-price die. The die set does not come with leaves, so I cut an extra flower in lime green, snipped off two of the petals and turned them around to make perfect little stitched leaves.
The sentiment inside the cherry card says "and sometimes it's just the pits". Wouldn't you know, I no sooner made this card than I had a reason to use it. It's already in the mail.
Till we meet again... stay well and enjoy yourselves!
Stamps: SU Giggle Greetings Paper: Neenah 110 lb white, Bazzill aqua, designer paper scraps Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring Accessories: Stickles Stardust glitter glue, baker's twine, Scotch brand foam mounting tape (first card), enamel dot, Signo uniball white gel pen (second card) Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Poppystamps Celebration Balloon Collage (first card), Impression Obsessions Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio, Taylored Expressions Ric Rac Borders (second card)