Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration set makes Birthday cards and Sympathy cards!

Most days when I’m out and about and happen to look down at my hands, I see Bermuda Bay (my favorite color) or Melon Mambo all over my hands.  When it’s Real Red on my hands, I sometimes feel like I have to explain.  Well lately, the ink has been replaced by dirt under my fingernails.  Superman and I have been planting like crazy.  I have several small gardens for flowers, strawberries, raspberries, herbs, and vegetables.  One of our projects this week was to fill the planter he gave me for my birthday.


Fill it we did…I know we put too much in it, but we wanted it to look pretty right away.  The big flower in the center is supposed to be a blue hydrangea.  I really hope that happens.  Anyway, I smile every time I look at it.  Thanks Superman for an awesome birthday surprise! I’ll take some pictures of the gardens soon.

StampinUp Thinking of You card made with the Balloon Celebration stamp set, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Unfortunately, one of Steve’s long time co workers passed away recently.  He immediately called me and asked for a card.  Does your husband do this?  I get card requests about every other week.  I’m so glad he appreciates my cards and wants to send them to people.  This card is so pretty in real life, but I couldn’t get a good picture of it.  Do you see the Wink of Stella gold splatters?  If you have a Stampin’ Up Occasions 2016 catalog, I cased the card on page 13.  Can you believe this stamp is in the Balloon Celebration set?

StampinUp Birthday card made with the Balloon Celebration stamp set, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Here’s another card I made with Balloon Celebration. What a versatile set to make these two very different cards.

We were at school tonight for Keegan’s vocal concert.  It was awesome!

Keegan tried out for the auditioned choir on Tuesday and received a call back.  He goes back for his final audition for this choir tomorrow.  Abby has three AP finals done this week and another one tomorrow.  She is holding up well and even had time to make her famous Flourless Brownie Cookies tonight.  The house smelled so good when we walked in after the concert.


Beth 🙂





  1. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Denise ! I’ll get the recipe on here soon!

  2. Denise Ferguson

    Love the 3 balloon card with cute border! I’d like to have that cookie recipe too! Have a good rest of the weekend!

  3. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Kathy ! I’ll post Abby’s cookie recipe soon.

  4. Donna Thomas

    Would you be willing to do a quick tutorial on the sympathy card? You created a subtle card front, making it perfect for this type of occasion, and I found it very soothing to the eye. These are the hardest cards for us to make, to express our concern in a gentle way. Thank you Beth.

  5. Kathy Bolam

    Hi Beth, absolutely stunning flower arrangement! Thank you for sharing. Any chance your daughter would share her flourless brownie cookie recipe! I have 5 grandsons that inhale cookies!

  6. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Tonya! I love Peonies too! Spring is such a wonderful time!

  7. Tonya Denton

    I love your flower planter and flowers! I hope your Hydragea does well! I’ve been wanting to plant some myself. My Peonies are about to bloom and I Can’t wait! 😊
    I love both of your cards! The Thinking of You is so pretty! Have a Fantastic Friday!

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