CASology 5th Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

by jenniferrzasa

CASology 5 year Anniversary Hop Logo

Hello there, and welcome to CASology‘s 5- year anniversary celebration! If you are coming from the Melissa Chipperfield‘s blog, you are right on track.

We are so excited to be participating in the hop, which is sure to be jam-packed with inspiration!  If you are not familiar with the challenge, you should definitely check it out.  They are all about Clean and Simple design, which is right up my alley :)

The cue word for their challenge is…

Week 259 Balloon

Wow, so perfect – we just released new stamps and dies last week, including a set called “Baby Balloon.”  I knew I just HAD to use it for my project today!

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I started by prepping my card base.  I used a blending tool to apply some Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink along the bottom edge of my card.  Next, I stamped the outline of the balloon onto white cardstock in Jet Black Crisp Ink.  I love that you can use the outline with your favorite color medium (markers, pencils, watercolor, etc), but you can also easily use the coordinating stamps in the set to quickly apply color!  I went with a pink and yellow colors scheme.

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Once the balloon was all inked up, I stamped my sentiment and banner, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I also used the dies to cut out little pink hearts and stars to scatter on my card, as well as our Leafy Wreath Die cut from Spicy Yogurt cardstock.

To assemble the card, I adhered the stars, hearts, and wreath with liquid adhesive, and popped up the balloon and banner with foam tape. I hope you like my project!


To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1 on the CASology blog

  • CASology – $50 gift certificate
  • Altenew – $30 gift certificate
  • Sprinkle Berry – $30 gift certificate
  • Avery Elle – $20 gift certificate
  • Cindy B Designs – $25 gift certificate
  • Concord & 9th – $25 gift certificate
  • DeNami Designs – $20 gift certificate
  • Lawn Fawn – $35 gift certificate
  • Poppystamps – $20 gift certificate
  • Precious Remembrance Shop – stamp set of winner's choice
  • 7 Kids College Fund – $20 store credit
  • STAMPlorations – $15 gift certificate
  • Sunny Studio – Color Me Happy set + matching Color Word Die
  • The Ton – $20 gift certificate
  • Uniko Studio – clear stamp set of winner's choice
  • Waffle Flower – $25 gift certificate
  • Your Next Stamp – $20 gift certificate

Blog Hop

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Jen Wills. Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/companies who are participating today:

Altenew(you're here!)
Jen Wills(your next stop!)

S Jen


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D idlet July 25, 2017 - 9:18 AM

What a fun card…love the cheery colors 9of pink and yellow.

Michele K. Henderson July 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

This is so bright and cheerful! Perfect for welcoming a new baby!
Take care!

Tracie C. July 25, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Adorable card. Love the wreath background

Gerrina July 25, 2017 - 9:31 AM

A great way to use a balloon! The bold colours make it look so modern!

Marlieke July 25, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Pink & Yellow; a very nice colorcombo. I love your card.

Natasha July 25, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Gorgeous card! I love the banner across the balloon

Carol Godfrey July 25, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Beautiful card love the pink!

Sharon O July 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Cute baby card! Terrific way to announce the arrive of a new little one.

Trina P. July 25, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Fun baby card. Love the bright colours.

Genevieve July 25, 2017 - 9:49 AM

I love when you come out and play
Beautiful card Jennifer

susan a Lorio July 25, 2017 - 9:58 AM


SentSue July 25, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What a happy card! Love the yellow and pink.

Sarah Stone July 25, 2017 - 10:21 AM

What a cute baby card. I really like the die cut behind the balloon!

Kathleen Bingham July 25, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Loove the cards!

Sharon Perehudoff July 25, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Very cute card for a baby. Love the colors for the balloon, thanks for sharing.

Lonya July 25, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Very unique announcement! The wreath really makes it pop!

Teresa Doyle July 25, 2017 - 10:25 AM

How adorable Jen, I DO love that hot air balloon stamp. Super cute!

Linzi C July 25, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Love the card and the banner! :)

Katie Ingram July 25, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Love the balloon stamp! So cute!

Vinita Jain July 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Love this stylish baby girl announcement card in happy colors, awesome!

Colleen July 25, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Like the Sunny sky with the yellow background.

Marsha D July 25, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Very cute with nice bright colors.

Patrice Meseck July 25, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Love the card! And a hop! those are such great fun.

Lisa July 25, 2017 - 11:22 AM

What a beautiful card! I love the yellow in the background too. Love that beautiful Hot Air Balloon stamp.

Janice July 25, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Beautiful card! Thanks for describing how you put it together!

carol July 25, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Your baby girl announcement balloon is soooo pretty; a card for new parents to treasure!

Dee Earnshaw July 25, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Love this idea. This card is delightful:)

Melissa July 25, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Jen, this is SO sweet! What a bright, happy design…and now I quite possibly may have to go check out that new set. Sigh. ;) Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our 5-year anniversary!!! :)

Sandie July 25, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Love the idea of placing the wreath behind the balloon, super cute

Valerie Breingan July 25, 2017 - 11:39 AM

I love the colors.Such a cute card.

Marilyn Haselbauer July 25, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the ideas and love the balloon!

Kristie Goulet July 25, 2017 - 11:44 AM

So pretty!!!

JENNIFER TATHAM July 25, 2017 - 11:55 AM

A perfect card to welcome a little one.

MJ July 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Cute card! The ballon is versatile.

Beverly Sizemore July 25, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Pretty baby card….love that balloon image.

Aggie O. July 25, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Loving the colors you have used here! Adorable baby card!

Sarah M July 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Love the bright colors on your balloon! Cute card!

Sarah Biswsbic July 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Your card is so adorable! What a great way to announce the sex of a new baby.

Marianne July 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Such a fun card. Love how you’ve created the background for your balloon with the ink blending, wreath and sprinkles of soft pink.

Marilyn Cotter July 25, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Great card. Love the background behind the balloon.

Lady Joyful (Charlotte E) July 25, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Really sweet card and lovely colours! How convenient that one of your new release stamps was so perfect for this hop :D I think this balloon set might actually be my favourite from your new release :)

Michele F July 25, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Jennifer your balloon takes me up, up and away – happily!

Nancy W. July 25, 2017 - 12:27 PM

What a great idea! Love the color combination. My niece is expecting a boy so I think I will just take this idea and run with it with a few changes of course!

Tara Prince July 25, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Super fun and cute card!!

Clare Sutton July 25, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Great card! Love pink and yellow together – always makes me want to go and get some sweets! :)

Maureen Reiss July 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Love this card!!! Great way to welcome a new baby!!

pamboe July 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

As soon as I find out if my niece is having a boy or a girl I’ll try this!

Mary O'Grady July 25, 2017 - 12:41 PM

What a great Ideal, will look pretty in my Grand Daughter’s scrape book. Thank You

Super Stick Chick July 25, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Love your sweet CAS balloon card! What a sweet way to make the announcement.

Stacey July 25, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Very pretty, I love the color combo.

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