Up Up and Away!

Week 220 at Less is More has the theme Up Up and Away!  I had been making a card for my friend who is turning 80 later this week, so I made another card using the same Stampin' Up! stamp set, Celebrate Today, to make my card for this challenge.

Very simple - just a bright Colourbox chalk ink, some coordinating paper and a die cut - I thought this would be great for a young boy, just needing the required age numeral.  Thank you Anne for reminding me to use this set - there is so much in it!

My friend's card is too 'filled in' to qualify for CAS, but I still think it has the simple lines I favour.  A lot of spongeing in this card - the background striped paper, the balloons and the tag, all SU products.  The adornments on the balloons were heat embossed (you MUST dry your sponged card before you do this!!) with Ranger platinum ep, as was the card I used to cut out the numerals.  So shiny in real life, believe me!  Oh, and if you're thinking this is too green, my friend likes green lol! 


  1. Two great cards Ann. Hope your friend has a great birthday.

  2. Great cards Ann, I love the colour combos you used!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. These are both so light-hearted and fun and just perfect for a youngster and for your friend, Ann! They are up-lifting!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Great cards, great colours and simply stunning Ann
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Two gorgeous creations Ann! I like them both, that stripy background is especially appealing to me
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More


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