Video + Giveaway: 10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash Blog Hop – Balloon Card

Hi! Today I am part of a fun blog hop celebrating the birthday of the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Lots of amazing gals are contributing – be sure to hop along the way! And there will be giveaways, including some spots to our OCC classes.

The challenge? To make a birthday card in under 10 minutes. And I can’t believe I was able to pull it off! Here is a video showing how to create a quick balloon-shaped card. Lila is *fascinated* with balloons, so she has been carrying it around…

That American Crafts POW paper is perfect for cards. It is verrrry subtle glitter and does not rub off one bit. Woot!

This card was quick to make, thanks to die cutting. I used “happy” dies from Memory Box, Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things

I also used Matte Multi Medium to force that string to stay loopy and fun. Works like a charm!

The next person on the hop is Leigh Penner. (Be sure to head there – she has a fun blog with lots of ideas!) If you want to start at the beginning, head over to the 10 Minute Craft Dash blog.


This hop has some fun giveaways! Leave a comment here and on the other blogs along the hop by 8/9/13 for your chance to win lots of prizes. You can also enter your own creations for a grand prize.(For more details, visit the 10 Minute Craft Dash Blog.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Sizzix Circle Framelits Dies (SSS|EH)




Memory Box Happy Script Die (SSS|EH)


Sizzix Big Shot (SSS|EH)



Favorite Fiskars Trimmer (SSS|EH)


Tim Holtz Scissors (SSS|EH)




Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)



Matte Medium




Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)