Tuesday, July 5, 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop - Backgrounds By Design 4 & Lil' Monster's Balloon

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
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You should have arrived here from Patti's blog. If not, begin your hop over at the AnnaBelle Stamps blog to start your hop.
This week we are focusing on two fabulous sets - Backgrounds By Design 4:


and Lil'Monster's Balloon:

Lil Monster's Balloon - Click Image to Close
Here is my card:

I kept it very simple, stamping my Lil' Monster on some white cardstock which I adhered onto my white base. I coloured him in with Copics and paper pieced his balloon and shirt. For the strip down the side, I edged some Riding Hood Red cardstock with my Upper Crest border punch and then added two small strips stamped with the star backround from Backgrounds By Design 4 in Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron inks.

On the inside I stamped my sentiment in both Riding Hood Red ink and Bashful Blue. I stamped the balloon twice and paper pieced these also with the same DP.

These are such versatile and fun sets to work with. Make sure you hop on over to the AnnaBelle Stamps blog to finish. Thanks for visiting!

ETA: Sorry this card was late getting onto my blog - I had scheduled it but Blogger didn't want to cooperate and it wasn't until I got home late tonight that I realised!

Stamps: Lil' Monster's Balloon, Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Select White (PTI); Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DP - Retired (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue (SU)
Accessories: Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars); Copic Markers


  1. Cute card...love how you finished the inside. So simple but effective!

  2. This mosnter is hilarious and your card is simply perfect.

  3. Love the paper piecing and that you followed through inside with the balloons! Really fun card creation!

  4. Great colours and I always love a decorated interior!! Awesome card Kerry :)

  5. Just when I think I've seen the cutest shirt on this little monster, I see yours. Stripes are so cute on him and I love that you've shown us the extra mile by decorating the inside with partial balloons...VERY CUTE!!
    Lisa xx

  6. Fun, Fun, Fun! Great CAS design. Love your border of stars on the side.

  7. Adorable card, love the paper piecing and love the stars stamped down the side!!

  8. Cute card -- I'm liking how you put balloons on the inside!

  9. So much fun, Kerry! I love the simplicity of your card - it shows off this lil cutie so well as the focal point - lovely card! TFS!

  10. Awesome card Kerry! LOVE everything about your card but LOVING your stars down the side of your card, just Awesome!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  11. Kerry I love the simplicity and those stars!

  12. As always STUNNING Kerry! love the CAS layout and the stars and boarder are super cool!! :)

  13. HI Kerry - i love your card **** !!!!
    clean & simple and so cute :o) ..... i love it **** !!!!

    Have a nice weekend, best regards from Berlin, Dani

  14. Fabulous card! I love the paper piecing and CAS design!