Sunday, May 14, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge 240 - Pink Birthday


Happy Sunday! I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer for AAA Cards Challenge - Game 240 - Pink Birthday!!! Thank you so much to the team for having me!!!

I was inspired by not only the theme of "pink birthday" but also the balloons in the inspiration photos :) I immediately thought of an older but fabulous stamp set that I have in my stash called Birthday Balloons (Papertrey Ink). Here's my card:

I inked the balloons up in Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle (Concord & 9th), stamping two directly onto the focal panel and then die-cutting the third one so I could pop it up. The "happy birthday" sentiment string is part of a coordinating stamp set called Birthday Strings (Papertrey Ink). I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the confetti but it was challenging to capture in the photos.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and plan to make some more cards using different colors and some of the other sentiment strings.Yay!

I had such a great time playing along with this challenge and hope you'll join in on the fun!!! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!



Stamps: Birthday Balloons (Papertrey Ink), Birthday Strings (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle (Concord & 9th), Limestone (Altenew), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Scallops and Dots (Catherine Pooler)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up) 



  1. FAbulous pink balloons, thank you for being our guest designer this fortnight for the AAA Card Challenge

  2. A cute card with lush colors. I love balloons for birthday cards.

  3. You had me with the polka dot balloon and the sweet scalloped frame! Cute card, Lisa!

  4. I love your use of pink! What fun balloons especially with the sentiment!

  5. Lisa I adore this card, thoes balloons are so much fun!

  6. I love balloons, but seldom make cards with them. Absolutely love what you did with the layers & combination of stamping & diecutting!