Craftie Cafe: The Same But Different... (Just Add Balloons!)

Recently I’ve been making an effort to use up all the scrap paper that is produced after a card has been made…You know…the strips of paper not big enough to use but too big to throw away! My last few cards for Craftie Café showcased Jane Doodles:Home Sweet Home stamp and a fun paper piecing technique – but I had so much left over paper that I really didn’t want to throw it away and some of it was already stamped on from an idea that I decided not to do.

So today I’m sharing three cards – I decided to do a reversal of colours. Instead of a kraft card base, I’m using a white card base and because I only had strips of paper left I’ve added Lawn Fawns: Party Balloon dies to create this fun birthday card. I’ve also added the sentiment from Jane’s Doodle: Plant stamp set.

If you couldn’t guess my inspiration for this card is from the Up movie, I recently watched this with my kids (it’s one of my favourite movies with a sweet story line…)


Tim Holtz – Stamping Platform
Lawn Fawn - Party Balloon dies
Jane's Doodle: Plant stamp

Tape Runner
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
Kraft Cardstock
White Card Base

Twine – Neutral
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Pattern Paper
Sewing Machine 
Silhouette Cameo

The next card I used masking paper to mask off the house and stamped out my background. Again, I'm using a sentiment from the Plant set which works really well with this Home Sweet Home set...

Here is the last card I came up with - kept it simple just to finish off the last of the kraft card that I had already stamped and cut out.

If you liked these cards you can view the previous card I created using the same paper piecing technique with includes a short video tutorial – here

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!


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