Monday, 4 March 2019

You Lift Me Up Easel Card. Kylie's International Blog Highlights

You Lift Me Up Easel Card

Kylie's International Blog Highlights

Thanks for coming to my blog today. I am so happy to be taking part in Kylie Bertucci's blog highlights. This is a monthly card challenge and you get to choose the winners! There are lots of amazingly creative people from around the world taking part.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an International Blog Hop,  so please vote for me. You can vote for me here.

Hot air balloon thank you card, Stampin Up. Kylie's International Highlights

The theme we have is encouragement, thankfulness and gratitude so I pulled out a stamp/die bundle that I thought would be perfect for this. It's called Lift Me Up. 

It's full of hot air balloon stamps, clouds and great sentiments with a set a coordinating dies called Up And Away, including this fab detailed large hot air balloon die

I wanted to make an easel card and having it looking like the balloon was rising up and away from the clouds - to fit the sentiment I chose - "Thanks For Lifting Me Up"

The balloons are cut using the Grapefruit Grove Foiled Papers - free from Saleabration. Can you see the rainbow of colour when the light shines on it? I was going for a kind of sunset feel. I've used the dies that allow you to cut out sections to fit the back of the balloon in vellum to echo the fabric of a real hot air ballon.

Hot air balloon thank you card, Stampin Up. Kylie's International Highlights

Hot air balloon thank you card, Stampin Up. Kylie's International Highlights

I die cut the clouds in Balmy Blue and Whisper White to match the card and raised them up on Dimensionals to support the Easel part of the card.

Hot air balloon thank you card, Stampin Up. Kylie's International Highlights

Inside the card I have used the "Thanks" sentiment in Balmy Blue ink.

I know exactly who I'm going to send this card to! I love how it turned out, I hope you do
Please take a second to vote for me in this challenge. I would love to be part of the top ten winners International Blog Hop. You can have a look at all the entries, get lots of inspiration and  vote for me here. So grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Here are the products I used for this card with clickable links to my online shop

The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new items that were added on March 1st, including some from the Annual catalogue!.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month 


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.

Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon, 

Kate x 


  1. The foil, the colours, the easel, all work well with the unique hot air balloons theme. Awesome job Kate. Thanks for being part of my international highlights this month! All the best with voting.


Glad We're Friends! - Inspire Create Challenge #49

How cute is this little fella?! It was International Friendship Day last week, did you know? nor me!  I was very lucky to receive a ...