I have been excited to get my brand new stamp set Up Up & Away inked up and put into action and today I had the perfect reason to get it out and play!

Some of my team have recently promoted and I decided to make cards to mail to them in celebration of their achievements – and when I saw one of the sentiment stamps in the brand new set Up, Up & Away I just knew it would be perfect…

My card base is simply Whisper White cardstock and onto it I matted some Designer Series Papers from the Subtles Patterns DSP Stack (pg 186)…

For the sky I choose a piece that has a subtle script pattern on it and that color is Marina Mist – I love how that sky looks…and for the bottom part I simply turned that paper over and the polka dot pattern is on the other side!

I punched a piece of white cardstock using my Scallop Edge Border Punch and trimmed to size to make a border across my card – and onto it I added a piece of BEAUTIFUL 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (pg 195) – and that ribbon is SUCH a bargain – you get 15 yards for $5.95 and it is soft, shiny and just gorgeous!

That cloud? I came across it in a package of chipboard shapes – On Board Merry Medley (pg 191) – I popped it out and painted it using some white acrylic paint and then attached it to my card using Mini Glue Dots…cute, eh?

The hot air balloons? From that fabulous new set Up, Up & Away (pg 63) – I decided I wanted a splash of color and so stamped my balloons using Lucky Limeade & Rose Red inks and then stamped the baskets using Early Espresso ink – I cut them all out using my Paper Snips and added them to my card with Dimensionals…

That sentiment – “the sky’s the limit’ – isn’t that cool?  What a great phrase – and so appropriate because as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you can choose where you go – you can join just to get the discount on your favorite stamping products or you can choose to make money doing it – no boundaries and the sky really is the limit!

You can click on my photos above to get a closer peek at the details – I love how this card turned out and hope my team members like it…

And here are the images that you get in that new set Up, Up & Awayit’s available in both wood & clear mount versions and it is super versatile – click on the picture below to see it in the online store:


Up, Up and Away…
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2 thoughts on “Up, Up and Away…

  • August 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Love the balloons! I know your team members are going t love getting these. Just perfect for their achievements.

  • August 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Sarah! Your card is adorable! This is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog and that sentiment is perfect for giving to your downline. Congrats on your achievements as well. I saw your name on the big screen at the Convention:)

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