So, we have a lot of May birthdays in our family. In fact, there are three just next week alone! One of them is my sweet MIL and using the top row--circle, green & twine--this is the card I made for her:
A few years ago, my sweet in-laws took our whole family on a safari in Tanzania for their 50th wedding anniversary. How wonderful are they, right?! The highlight of the trip was a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti on the morning of their anniversary. It is an amazing memory and one I hope my MIL will remember when she sees the paper on her card. The paper inspired my color choices of Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron. I also wanted to play with the retiring Crazy about You stamp set and dies--love this big scrollly "happy"! I was also pleasantly surprised to figure out that another long-ago retired set, Up, Up & Away, coordinates perfectly with the striped balloons on the paper. I'm glad to see that the Balloon Bouquet punch will not be retired because it sure makes for quick balloon shapes!
Now I remember why I loved this stamp set and didn't get rid of it! Just look at those cute balloons and clouds!! I guess I should have made these inside balloons with the hanging basket but I liked the look of the string dangling and how it mimics to ones on the front of the card. That's just a little creative license with the stamps!
Thanks for popping in for a visit today...I hope you enjoyed my card. Take a look at all the wonderful inspiration my teammates have for you over at The Paper Players. Come along and play Tic-Tac-Toe with us before our challenge closes on Friday, May 5th at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team