Sunday, March 10, 2019

Twofer Challenge #14: Balloons

It's Twofer Time again, friends!  We're doing balloons this time, as you can see by the graphic below.  Make two cards for two different occasions, each a completely different design/layout.  Use stamps, dies or stencils, but most of all -- have fun!  If you need more clarification on the rules, please see the Twofer Blog here and here where Darnell has been very thorough.  FAQ here.




I've made one for birthday and one for Halloween.  I never come up with unconventional ideas for this challenge, but the Halloween card was the first thing that came to mind after the traditional birthday card.




I used similar colors on both cards which made for easy decisions.  Glitter paper for the die cut birthday balloons, and a Kaleidacolor pad to stamp the confetti.  Worked out just great!  I'm thinking these colors would be good for a fall birthday.


(Impression Obsession Ballons, Old Uptown Designs birthday sentiment, and old Stampin' Up! Background Basics confetti stamp)

Now, for the Halloween card... The balloons became ghosts when I put them in the square frames and added googly eyes.  The largest ghost has part of a balloon string for his crooked smile, and the mid-sized ghost has a mouth made from one of the inner pieces that pop out of a balloon string die when it's cut.  1/4" punched circles behind the googly eyes.  I gave the spider googly eyes, too, so he wouldn't look quite so fierce.


(Same Impression Obsession Balloons for the ghosts, Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath for the sentiment and spider, Cheery Lynn Spider Net, Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Square Set)

That's it from me!  I hope you'll hop over to the Twofer blog, get some ideas, leave some love, and consider playing along.  Have a happy day!


37 comments:

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Holy Cow!! Seriously??? Leslie, what an amazing pair of Twofers!!!!!
The glittery balloons on your birthday card are so beautiful, and I love that confetti stamp.
Now, that Halloween card is a riot, love your Ghosts peeking out the windows, adding googly eyes to them and your adorable spider was a genius idea.
Fabulous pattern paper too.
Thank you so much for sharing.
See you in the gallery.
XO
Maria.

Glenda Brooks said...

Super cute and so creative! I love everything about both of these cards so you aced it for me!

Pauline said...

Darn girl, you rocked this challenge! Oh my goodness I am so awestruck by your Halloween card - using balloons for the ghosts, and string for one of the mouths - who would of though of that but you! You are so creative Leslie! Love both cards, but the Halloween takes the cake. Absolutely fabulous cards! I was so surprised to see your post today, so glad you did! Enjoy your day!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow, that is such a great idea to use the balloons for ghosts or ghouls! How creative!!! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Dance said...

What a duo of delight, Leslie!! Your conventional use of the balloons on the first card is so sweet; I love the glitter paper!! And the confetti adds just the right amount of 'extra.' But you've thought way out of the box, or in the case of these fun creatures, way in the box for your second card! How clever to make little ghosties!! I love that idea, and then to use bits of the string... Darn clever!! You've made two fabulous cards. Love 'em!! Have a good week. Bev

Yogi said...

Now that's a good idea for the Halloween card. I don't think I ever would have thought of that... Both cards are cute. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

These cards are just great! What I great idea to use the balloons for the ghosts!! I'm glad you put eyes on the spider as well - so cute! Love the paper with the stars! Have a great week!

Darlene said...

OMG your are soooooooooo clever! I would have never thought to use the balloons as ghosts but they are adorable! What a fabulous idea! Both cards are AWESOME!!

Donna Ellis said...

Blow me away! (LOL old hippie here) LOL You are so so SO clever in creating the spooks from balloons! Love love LOVE those fun Ghostbuster style colors and fun details. You must have been laughing and smiling creating this from start to finish, Leslie! Your birthday balloons are also sweet, used with the wonky background layers and fun confetti! Love these! thank you for the inspiration today, Leslie! hugs, de

Darnell said...

Well, you knocked my socks off with your unconventional Twofer design this month, Leslie, and I'm sure our participants will feel the same way! We will all want to make our ghosts out of balloons from now on! I love the paper you used, the little frames, the way you did their googly eyes (genius to put a circle behind each one!), and the extra fun of the web and googly-eyed spider! That's not to say I don't alsolove your birthday card! I love the shimmer of the balloons and how you used a K pad for the confetti! Love the font of the sediment, too. And that's a cool slanty way to do your matting, btw! I'm thinking this card would be great for any season, age, or gender! Enjoy your Sunday! Hugs, Darnell

pam said...

Two fantastic card Leslie, great idea using those balloons!!love the goggle eyes.
Pam x

Jeanne H said...

I think both cards are just great!!

Cindy Beach said...

I love the way you think creatively, Leslie! Super cute balloon birthday card. And then to come up with the idea of ghosts from the balloon shapes - adorable! Love the googly eyes.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous Twofers. I love how you made the balloons into ghosts. That card is so darling and fantastic!

Kara Lynne said...

Amazing how you used the same colors for two very different cards, Leslie! Your birthday card is so festive with the addition of the confetti! Your Halloween card takes me right back to fall with those great colors and the spider. I am in love with your balloon ghosts and especially how you did their eyes!

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Leslie, but the one that got me was the Halloween card, No way would I have thought of using my balloon die for a ghost. Love it :)

Sherri said...

WOW, Leslie! You really nailed it with both of these darling cards! I adore the idea of ghost balloons and with the googly eyes, they are really a hoot!
Your creativity always amazes me!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness aren't you ever the most clever lady!! Love your sparkle balloons with te confetti, so fun, but using them as ghost for your halloween card is just fantastic, love the googly eyes even on the spider, terrific twofer carda!!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Leslie, it was so fun seeing both your TWOfer balloon cards in person:-) I loved your color combinations and fun birthday and Halloween designs. So clever. The googly eyes were soooo cute and fun! TFS Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

LOVE your Halloween card Leslie. How clever to use the balloons for your ghosts! And I love that you've used other parts of the die to add faces to your ghosts. They are so fun poking out of the windows. Awesome DSP for the background and then great layering of elements for a very special Halloween card! And great idea to use the same colours for your birthday card. Your glittery balloons are so sweet. Love the stamped streamers in the background. Great work Leslie! xx

Ros Crawford said...

I just can't stop looking at those ghosts!! How clever to use the balloons like that and what a fabulous card! Then by total contrast you have the amazing birthday card! Lady you blow me away!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, slapping my forehead wishing my mind worked like this! lol I love both of these twofers and what a way to knock it out the ballpark on this challenge! The birthday card is so fun and festive, loving the glittered balloons and the confetti. That birthday sentiment is so cool too, loving the font. As if that wasn't enough, you came up with using your balloons as ghosts! I love, love, love this second twofer! The fun star paper is awesome, the ghosts in the frames just blow me way as you would have never know they were balloons-you gave them such adorable expressions too. Yep, this is an awesome card! Hugs, Brenda

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are so fun!
Such a brilliant way to use
the balloons as ghosts on
the Halloween card!

aussie aNNie said...

wow lol very effectively gorgeous, all of them...Love those balloons in particular and your designs are always so inspiring and classy...they are always much nicer in real life as I have several of yours.
The comment issue was more mine not going onto blogs but my comments all are around 30-50+ a day, which I respond to all hence concerned mine were not going through to some followers...all seems ok now.

Zaa said...

Fabulous cards... and such pretty colors...The ghost and balloons are really original ... and the googly eyes made me smile... Thanks for sharing your talents...Hugs

Mac Mable said...

I don't expect I can say anything that has already not been said. Your cards are amazing, fun, colourful, creative and stunning! So very clever x

Anita in France said...

Those plump, shimmery balloons against all the bright confetti are so celebratory on your birthday card, Leslie ... and oh my, those framed ghosts (and the spider!) with the googly eyes ... brilliant! What a genius idea ... wonderfully executed ... and sooooo much fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Diane said...

OH how I LOVE these cards, the Halloween is so clever!!!! What fun you had and so dang creative!!!! I wish I could ever figure out what to do for this challenge....maybe I need a thinking cap lol!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful birthday card and great inspiration to make the balloon monsters -love the googly eyes and little spider!
Carol x

Bonnie said...

Your birthday card is so festive and fun, Leslie! Love the bright, fun colors! The Halloween card is super creative and fun! Love, love, love those ghosts!

Pam Sparks said...

You are so so clever Leslie! You WIN!!! Fabulous cards and so creative!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh my gosh... totally cute! Who would of thought to use the balloons as ghosts... Leslie would and it DARLING! The googly eyes make me giggle on the spider too. Leslie you are so creative, these are adorable and fun!

Jenny L said...

Hi Leslie,
2 wonderful Twofer designs.
they are both so brilliantly created and may I say I love your style of creation.
There is so much colour in them both and what a genus idea the Ghosts are out of the ballons.
Super colourful Halloween paper used too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lynette said...

So clever and so cute!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love your bright, happy birthday card and think your ghosts are a genius idea!

Linda Eterno said...

Balloon ghosts...that's brilliant, Leslie!

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible Leslie, wow! I would have never thought of this and you delivered both cards with perfection. Thank you for the inspiration!

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