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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Nora July 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Oh this is super, super CUTE!!! LOVE that fun PINK balloon!! Great design!

Mary Holshouser July 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

That is so sweet.
Love the colors.
thanks for sharing.

Beverley July 26, 2017 - 5:03 PM

LOVE this bright and cheerful baby card. Such a unique design and something I’d not thought of for a baby card. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

Sheri July 26, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Adorable card!

cat craig July 26, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Wow, such a fabulous card. The bold colors are so impactful and eye-catching.

Sherry Lesiak July 26, 2017 - 5:50 PM

I love the bright colors on the card and using a hot air balloon is a novel idea.

Jacqueline V. July 26, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Such a bright and fun card…perfect to welcome baby! I like the little bit of yellow on the bottom of your back panel.

Celeste Goff July 26, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Great hop Altenew! Jennifer, I love your bright and happy balloon card!

Aimee Phillips July 26, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Adorable card for a new baby!!. So colorful and cheery!.

Gilda (McStamper) July 26, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Darling new baby card. Love the bright colors.

donna mikasa July 26, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Such a pretty hot air balloon!

Deborah Jenkins July 26, 2017 - 9:35 PM

So Cute :) I love it.

Jackie QH July 26, 2017 - 9:48 PM

How cute! I never though of using a balloon stamp for a baby card.

Tammy Lever July 26, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Gorgeous card! I love all the layers with the different die cuts and the pink & yellow palette is just perfect for a new little girl! TFS!

Jenny Martin July 26, 2017 - 11:23 PM

This is a gorgeous card! I love the new stamps and ink colours!

Janet Ingraham July 27, 2017 - 2:25 AM

Obviously someone is very happy its a girl.

Gloria Lee July 27, 2017 - 4:34 AM

Love this balloon’s array of colors. So sweet!

Claire A July 27, 2017 - 5:28 AM

The perfect new set for the cue word…what a gorgeous, bright and happy card!

Fiki July 27, 2017 - 5:37 AM

gorgeous card!
love it!

Nicole July 27, 2017 - 7:21 AM

Such a happy card! Love the color combo!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Sara Peatross July 27, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Love how you used the wreath with the balloon. Not sure I would have thought of that!

Phala Richardson July 27, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Wow ? I would love ❤️ to win so much ❣️Please pick me ❣️I use all your products and love the way they work together ❣️❣️❣️Just beautiful ??

Debbie Rumpza July 27, 2017 - 9:17 AM

I love this balloon card… so perfect!

Jennifer Jane Mills July 27, 2017 - 10:26 AM

I need some of your stamps and pads I love them. Hope you replenish the small pad set soon.

Rachel P July 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM

I love the colors you used! Such a cute card!

Annie July 27, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Beautiful! Love the simple but bright backdrop!

Liz Cavill July 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Fabulous bright card. xx

Karen Walker July 27, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Fabulous card! Love the colors you chose.

Kim Faucher July 27, 2017 - 4:23 PM

The colors are so amazing!! Love the soft vellum layering too

Parker44 July 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

I would love to join in, but some of your people that are listed on the hop list, I am unable to get through to. These are the ones that we HAVE to choose Google Acct, AOL, etc. These do not work for me even though I have accounts at these sites. I wish all your hop sites were like yours where we don’t have to choose an account site…. just put our name and email.

Crystal O. Minkler July 27, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Sweet card! I really love the pink and yellow together!

Pat July 27, 2017 - 6:42 PM

I love your wonderful baby ballon and such pretty colours, and the background wreath and stars and hearts go beautifully. x

Helen July 27, 2017 - 9:07 PM

Love the bright colors of this card–a true celebration! Thanks for sharing it and being part of the blog hop sharing a card design and a gift!

Miriam Prantner July 27, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Love that bright balloon with the soft inking!

Natalia July 28, 2017 - 12:19 AM

This card os so lovely! Hot air balloons will always remind me of the Loire Valley in France. Beautiful!

Riette Gasser July 28, 2017 - 3:21 AM

Oh my heart this is stunning! I”m so inspired :D

preeti d. July 28, 2017 - 4:44 AM

such a sweet card :) love the colors

Angie Hall July 28, 2017 - 6:49 AM

Thanks for sponsoring this huge hop. Your card is so bright and cheery. I like the color combo.

Theresa P July 28, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Love your card! Great stamp!

Doni High July 28, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Sweet card… love the color combo!

Liz O. July 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Such an adorable design, thanks for sharing Jen and for being part of this celebration, congrats to CASology on their anniversary!

Cheryl July 28, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Such a cute card. Love the color scheme :)

Valliam July 28, 2017 - 10:57 PM

WOW! Vibrant colors! Cute card to welcome a baby girl! :)

Lillian K July 29, 2017 - 4:22 AM

I like the pretty die cut details in the background, they make the card so interesting!

marta July 29, 2017 - 6:15 AM

this is a very nice card. I love it!

Angela Tarasenko July 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

How lovely!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) July 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Fun card!

CRISTINA July 29, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Beautiful card!!!

Kim Ostgard July 29, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Very lovely baby card cheerful colors.

Cathy R July 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Such a fun card!

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