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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Laurie July 25, 2017 - 12:54 PM

What a fun way to announce a baby. So cute!

Monica Maier July 25, 2017 - 1:06 PM

What a sweet card to celebrate a baby girl!

Conil July 25, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Gorgeous new colors on you festive balloon. Just perfect to welcome a new life.

Lynda July 25, 2017 - 1:12 PM

I love the colours, and I think Buttercream is one of my favourite inks – so rich. Lovely card.

Kleri F July 25, 2017 - 1:13 PM

This balloon is awesome!And is your card!Love it!Thank you for sharing! :)

Arlene Rose July 25, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Such a bright and beautiful baby announcement!

Karen cadorette July 25, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Love the balloons overlooking the city.awesome

Nylene Budge July 25, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The card is adorable. Love the colors!

Isabelle July 25, 2017 - 1:32 PM

A very happy card !

joy meadows July 25, 2017 - 1:34 PM

A beautiful card for a baby girl! Love the pink and yellow colors.

Peggy Pride July 25, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Happy card that is very nice!

ElizStewart July 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

What a wonderful balloon!

Kathy S July 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

I love the hot air balloon designs I’m seeing. They remind me of my friend who lives in New Mexico!

Susan Wareham July 25, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Great Card this stamp is just in time for use on this blog hop!

Meg McGarry July 25, 2017 - 1:53 PM

This card is great – I love the bright, bright colours!

Krystal Showalter July 25, 2017 - 1:56 PM

You are right, that was just perfect for the challenge! I love your card. A very unique idea and beautiful colors!

Carla Hundley July 25, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Oh how pretty and
sweet! Love the
Carla from Utah

Patt H. July 25, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Such a great baby card! Love the design!

Michelle Leone July 25, 2017 - 2:31 PM

A beautiful baby card….. with THE loveliest yellow/pink combo!

Maureen K July 25, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Hello Jen,
Love this card, totally original and different for a new baby.
Maureen x

Carole D July 25, 2017 - 2:36 PM

I love the unique way the die-cuts are used on this card!

Tinz July 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Wow love this idea!!!

Maryam July 25, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Love your layout.. and colors.

Jane July 25, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Super new balloon stamp and I love the vivid pink and yellow combo, makes a refreshing change from the baby pink usually found on birth announcement cards.

Natalie K July 25, 2017 - 3:07 PM

beautiful card! Love the color combo :)

Sue LD July 25, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Very sweet with this balloons. I also like the wreath and stars and hearts.

Rebecca Yahrling July 25, 2017 - 3:44 PM

What a fabulous design and a gorgeous card.

Lauryne Cunningham July 25, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Love this card and the balloon die. You can use this die for many different types of cards and scrapbooking!

Rema DeLeeuw July 25, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Love your card and those colors together!

Kathy Mc July 25, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Such a bright and cheerful card!

Janet D. July 25, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Such a pretty card, love the bright colors!

Tracy A July 25, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Never thought of making a baby card with the hot air balloon. I love it though. Nice color combination.

IraChe July 25, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Very very beautiful!

Mac Mable July 25, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Perfect celebration card and love the fun colours and fun layout x

Martha July 25, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Love the layout, and the pretty colors

Tamra B July 25, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Love that card! Such a pretty pink!

Cindy C. July 25, 2017 - 5:33 PM

A very cute design!!

Violet Rose July 25, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Love the colors and the ballon!

Tricia T July 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Sooo pretty! I love the gradient sky and the little heart and star confetti!

Barb macaskill July 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Love this fresh and inspirational card! Wish there was more time for hopping and creating because there is no way that I could do all hop stops and creat a balloon themed project without killing myself in the condition I am in right now health wise! Maybe next time! Hope all who participate have a grand time and win some awesome prizes!

Sandy Mullenix July 25, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Love the card. Balloons are one of my favorite things.

Shelly July 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Super sweet card!

Kim Heggins July 25, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Fabulous balloon card…adorable!

Barbara Ghigliotty July 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Awesome showcase of your new goodies and I love your background, Jennifer! I’m so glad Altenew is part of the hop…Thanks for a chance to win :)

Candice L. July 25, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Love the colors on the card as well as all the details in the background.

Darnell J Knauss July 25, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Oh, Jen, you make the best cards! Your pink hot air balloon is so super cute for a baby card!! Hugs, Darnell

foleysfriend July 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Love the super bright colours you chose. A happy card for a very happy occasion.

Michelle Hackett July 25, 2017 - 7:44 PM

This a gorgeous card with a wonderful sentiment.

Betty July 25, 2017 - 7:50 PM

perfect card for this anniversary – wonderful color combo!!

Diane M July 25, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Very sweet card!

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