Saturday, July 25, 2020

Monthly Themed Hop - Outdoor Theme and Patterned Paper

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am excited to be a part of the "Collected Crafty Collabs" hop. Once a month I will be participating in the hop (June-December 2020). Each month there is a different theme. This month the theme is "Outdoors and Patterned Paper."  The idea is to use up products that we don't use on a regular basis. I have plenty of patterned paper that needs used up, and I have some red rubber stamps that I purchased last year but have not had the opportunity to use frequently. I was happy to bring them together to make a fun 6x6 card. 

 I selected the Northwoods Rubber Stamp Set "Cabin and Canoe" and selected the image of the Hot Air Balloons and two of the sentiments.

 These are red rubber stamps. 
 I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink the stamp. 

 This is a close up of the stamp before I colored the hot air balloons.
 I used Kaiser Craft Gel Pens to color the images. 

I selected some pattern paper with clouds from one paper pad in my stash. I picked out a camping theme paper for my second paper. This paper has campers, tents, mountains and trees.

I used Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg to apply ink around the outer edge of the Congratulations Banner. I also used the Distress Oxide Ink to color over the second sentiment "The Sky's the Limit." I think the papers and the ink color compliment each other.
I die cut the hot air balloons with a tag die. I put a bow in the tag.
I also decorated the inside of my card. 

There are lots of creators participating in this hop. Please make sure to check out all the stops in the hop. Next up is Natasha at:
Thank you for visiting!

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INSTAGRAM: @Shultz551

Full Hop Line Up:

Anna Mahtani
Marie Bingaman
Valerie Powell
Danielle Brown
Yvette Olea (Yvette Olea Creates)
Charlotte E /
Virginia Fairchild
Lisa Wolfe
Teresa Russell
Sam McLean
Katy Ingram
Boryana Yankova
Tracy Shultz
Natasha Davies
Mary Ellen Driggs
Lounon Riviere
Karen Page
Donna Perisic

Here's another card that  I made using the Hot Air Balloon Stamp Set:


  1. How bright and vibrant those gel pens are! Love the colors! And the patterned papers are just perfect :)

  2. Really pretty card ! I like how you mixed and matched the different elements !

  3. Lovely design! I really like the vibrant balloons. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  4. Tracy, that hot air balloon stamp is amazing! I love the patterned papers you chose to go with it too, and the sentiment is perfect for your scene card! Well done!!!

  5. All the elements you used on this card definitely evoke that outdoor feeling! Thanks for hopping along with us! :)

  6. Wonderful card! And you colored the hot air balloons so beautifully!

  7. Wow, Tracy! I love the hot air balloons, your card is just gorgeous with all of that color!

  8. I adore this card! I love how you used the patterned papers, the sentiments, and all the colors on the hot air balloons! Anyone would feel truly joyful receiving that card! Thanks for hopping along with us!

  9. What a lovely card! Great stamping and use of patterned paper! 😍


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