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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Tasha Dawson July 25, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Ohhhhh this is so adorable!

Natalie Elphinstone July 25, 2017 - 8:37 PM

This is soooo super cute! I’d never thought of using balloons for baby cards before but it’s perfect!

Debbie Bonczek July 25, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Love hot air balloons. What a great card . . . and a baby card, very different for hot air balloon.

Brenda Lubrant July 25, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Happy 5th anniversary! I love the coloring on the balloon card.

Angie July 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

So glad you are participating in this fun hop – and LOVE your card!

chark July 25, 2017 - 9:03 PM

love the leaves and the whole bg for this colorful balloon!

Kelly Szafron July 25, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Wonderful Card! I love the card design.

Colorado Crafter July 25, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Very cute card!! Love the hot air balloon!!

STEF PERRY July 25, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Such a cute baby card, love it!

Debbie B July 25, 2017 - 9:41 PM

Love these balloons! A must have! Great cards!

Tee Hall July 25, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Awesome card with the beautiful yellow and pinks! Gorgeous.

Tara Stephenson July 25, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Love love the colors of you card. Great job!

Kirsty Vittetoe July 25, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Super fun!

Kavita-stiryourcreativity July 26, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Love the bright colors of the card.

HelenK July 26, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Love to see your stamping J’en :)

HelenK July 26, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Love to see your stamping Jen :)

Kathy Ferguson July 26, 2017 - 1:02 AM

My niece did a hot air balloon theme for her new baby’s nursery. Loved the card you made.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä July 26, 2017 - 1:29 AM

Such a sweet and cheerful card!

Di Brown July 26, 2017 - 1:54 AM

Love the girl balloon, great stamp, great colours.

Anna July 26, 2017 - 5:42 AM

Such a fun baloon! So bright and summerish! Love the card!

Dawn Jones July 26, 2017 - 5:44 AM

How fun! And a great card for a new baby. Thanks,

Tammy Williams July 26, 2017 - 6:12 AM


Julie B July 26, 2017 - 6:40 AM

What a super baby card. :)

Anastasia July 26, 2017 - 6:59 AM

Bright and fun card!

Yulia LeLuar July 26, 2017 - 7:05 AM

Altenew always surprises me!

Swapna Patil July 26, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Love that soft background and design..

~amy~ July 26, 2017 - 7:34 AM

Such a fabulous card, love the POP of colors!

Heidi Stamps July 26, 2017 - 7:46 AM

What a bright and cheery baby card! Fun use of the balloon!

Cheryl V. July 26, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anne Sturgeon July 26, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Love the wreath behind the balloon. Really sweet.

CHRISTINE MILLER July 26, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Such a clever way to welcome a new baby! Love the wreath behind the balloon!

Wendy July 26, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Great palette!

Cynthia D July 26, 2017 - 8:49 AM

a fun way to send out a birth announcement !

Kailash July 26, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Love this bright and happy card!!!

Sabine July 26, 2017 - 9:41 AM

This is a lovely card to welcome a new baby.

Sharron Gregory July 26, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Love your design! The balloon is so great for a baby card and your colors are fantastic!

Francine July 26, 2017 - 10:08 AM

It so wonderful that you are supporting CAS with a donation. Cute card and thanks.

Monica Taylor July 26, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Very cute design. Thanks for the chance to win!
♥ Monica
My personal Blog – Taylormadecards4u

Daria Zender July 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

What a sweet baby card! I love the partially inked bg and those tiny hearts.

Jean Heming July 26, 2017 - 11:39 AM

pretty in pink too cute!!!!

Julye Bott July 26, 2017 - 11:47 AM

What an unusual design for a baby card and it’s sure to stand out from the rest not only for the design but as it’s an unusual design but as it’s handmade with love from the heart. Loving the hop so far can’t wait to see whats in store.

Bine July 26, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Love your card. Very pretty.

Marjorie Dumontier July 26, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Very nice “summery” colours !

Mary McCaslin July 26, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Really, really cute!

wendy July 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Love hot air balloons! This is adorable!!

Bev July 26, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Such a sweet card for a brand new baby girl! That balloon is bright and fun, perfect for a baby. I think the Buttercream is my favorite yellow ink of all time. So rich and it always works perfectly. Wonderful card.

yvette weber July 26, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Beautiful card!

Nadine July 26, 2017 - 3:47 PM

I love the color combo. Very sweet card.

Monika Reeck July 26, 2017 - 3:55 PM

the balloon looks so happy on your card
love your adorable card!

Laura Tyson July 26, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Such a great card!

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