Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

September 15, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Up and Away

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using one of the little fun dies from Spellbinders and this one is called Up and Away. This is the only die used on the card but it is very effective for many occasions.
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • Kraft Card
  • Glossy Accents
  • Atlas Paper
  • Black Fine liner Pen 

Fold an A4 piece of Kraft card in half and then cut it in half to produce two card blanks for you to work with.  Pop the other on one side for another project. Cut a slightly smaller black layer and then another smaller layer from the Atlas paper.

Stamp and emboss your sentiment on to the front of the paper in the position you want it.
From the Kraft card cut two of the balloons, baskets, and basket trim and ink through the die before removing the balloons die. 
Layer the panels together with glue and add the balloons and baskets in the position you like and add the little top to the baskets with a thin piece of foam tape.
With your black pen draw in the string to hold the basket to the balloon. And make some small curved "V" shapes to represent flying birds in the distance.

Designers Tip:

Cut the balloons from colored card and ink through the die and add glossy accents to make them shine. Keep them flat and level until the glossy accents is dry otherwise it will run off the shapes.


  1. makes me want to fly, lovely card
    cheers Kaye

  2. Great card Christina! Wonderful design, would be a fab card for a guy. Debra x

  3. Love your card, just went to Reno's Balloon Race, fix perfect.

  4. What a great mans card Christina. A really good die to invest in.
    Love Val in Spain x

  5. Lovely card Christina and great for a male


  6. Great card-could be used for so many occasions.


  7. Christina that is another card suitable for men who can be so hard to please, thanks Ann

  8. Great card, might have to get that die it is a good one for men.
    Di B. x

  9. What a sweet card. Love this die and your b idea to use Glossy Accents to add dimension.

  10. Morning Christina,
    Love your designs, like to use of the map.

  11. A beautiful card. Good one for the men.

  12. Good morning Christina

    What a smashing card today. I love the way you have used the glossy accents on the balloons, it looks so effective.

    Crafty hugs

  13. great card. the glossy accents is so right for this too. xx

  14. Simple and effective - Will have to check out Glossy Accents, xx

  15. What a great card, Christina. That balloon die is too much fun...another to add to my ever growing Spellbinders wish list lol. I've had a bottle of glossy accents (although I think it's a different brand so called something else) on my shelf for ages and used it for the first time the other day. Boy, doesn't it make a huge difference to the finished card! xx

  16. Yes a lovely card Christina especialy for those going away also the males. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day. xxx

  17. Good Morning Christina :) Fabulous Design this morning! Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  18. thank you Christina, a lovely male card...Like the use of Glossy Accents...luv Ursula xx

  19. Great design Christina, another one that would be OK for males & teenagers! Pat x

  20. Hi Christina,
    Love your card and, funny coincidence, I bought the balloon die yesterday :))

  21. Hi Christina
    Lovely card made with the flight balloons.

  22. Pretty! I have had this die in my cart many times but never actually purchased it! After seeing this I know that I need to rectify that ASAP!!! TFS!

  23. Nice card, and very appropriate for this time of year because of the hot air balloon events that are being held now.

  24. Wonderful card - you truly are a talented lady - so inspiring - thank you for sharing x

  25. I have a few grandchildren, (boys) the right age for this type of card. Lovely card. Dianne

  26. Awesome card! Great for our male population. Thanks for the great idea!

  27. Hi Christina, love the card and now I want the balloon die of course.
    Do you ever be at Ally Pally or NEC ?
    hugs Maria x

  28. Hi Christina a lovely card and as everyone says would be a brilliant male card.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  29. Brilliant male card. Thanks for tutorial.

  30. Hi Christina
    Love the card. You really are inventive and I wish I had as much inspiration as you.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Love and best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  31. Hi Christina, again yes it looks like woul be good for a male card, I coul only fn one new video so I will have to go an check it out again. Take Care Melody xXx

  32. I've never seen this die - I just love it! Thank you Christina.


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