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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Mary-Anne V. July 29, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Very fun and bright card.

Gail Plaskiewicz July 29, 2017 - 11:01 PM

My favorite color is yellow so that is one reason I love this card. It’s very colorful and I love hot air balloons. I don’t think I’d ever want to ride in one but I love to look at how colorful they are and see others who ride in them. I wouldn’t have thought to make it as a baby card but you made it work. Thanks for letting us see your card and for giving us the chance to win something. I hope I win!

Ishani S July 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

What a gorgeous card this is.. pinks and yellows I would only put with floral cards. Thankyou for the inspiration!

Lucy E. July 30, 2017 - 10:33 AM

What a sweet baby card!
I love the bright colors!

D.Ann C July 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

What a darling baby card!! Thank you for sponsoring this fun hop! Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

Helen W July 30, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hadn’t thought of using a balloon for a baby – great idea!

Ann Marie Greenspan July 30, 2017 - 2:19 PM

Love your bright colors; they make for such a cheery card.

LucieG July 30, 2017 - 3:18 PM

What a fabulous card! Love this new set!

Lynne in NI July 30, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Awww what a sweet baby card!

Marianne July 30, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Such a fun and sweet card!

Yvette July 30, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Beautiful card !

Deanna Belli July 30, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Love the bright colors!

Joyce M. July 30, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Love this new stamp set you just released, and it is perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for your support of CASology.

Christy Q July 30, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Love the yellow on the bottom of your panel – it adds so much visual interest and grounding to your vibrant balloon!

Kathy Schweinfurth July 30, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Wow – love the bright colors of this fun card!

Lisascreativeniche July 30, 2017 - 10:38 PM

This is so pretty! I love the pink and yellow!

Kris in Alaska July 31, 2017 - 12:15 AM

A very sweet announcement!

Stefanie White July 31, 2017 - 12:24 AM

Such a happy card! Just awesome.

karenladd July 31, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Love this fun take on the balloon theme. Happy bright colors make this even more adorable!

Milka July 31, 2017 - 2:13 AM

Super cute card!! Love it! :o) Thank you for sharing and being sponsoring this fun event. :o)

Sherrie M. July 31, 2017 - 7:17 AM

Not your conventional baby girl card! Fabulous color choices for your fun card. Thanks for being a sponsor for our challenge!

ionabunny July 31, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Love your sweet balloon and the colours are so bright and happy. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

SHAKKIR January 17, 2023 - 6:26 AM

Wonderful blog, spread love and passion

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