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Hi readers! Happy Tuesday to you! I’m pumped to share this month’s SSS exclusive feature from Laura Bassen with you that has some seriously dreamy colors blended together to make such a beautiful and textured Birthday card for someone special. I think it’s also neutral enough that you could give it to a guy or gal, which is also pretty fantastic!


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  1. Wonderful card – I just love the colors, this type of card always creates warm “happy” fuzzies for me.

  2. A absolutely Clean and a stunning Card. Thank you for sharing. Maybe I have CASE this for a few upcoming birthdays…

  3. What a fantastic card!! I love it. Those balloons are so festive and I really like the way the colors blend. I also really like the stacked “You.” Perfect touch!

  4. THANK YOU Laura!!!
    Your video is SO HAPPY and your card an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT – LOVE the ELEGANT design and the techniques you used, the colours blended together perfect and WOW – your “YOU” is SO CLEVER too!!!

  5. Just wanted to come back and say thank you so much for this video as I totally needed it! I was struggling with how to get that appearance of overlapping balloons to replicate the real thing and this video finally helped me to achieve that look. I am so excited that I finally know how to do it! Thank you so much!

  6. Awesome tutorial – very easy to follow and just love the colours and the final card!
    Well done Laura.

  7. Can I just say how much I love Laura Bassen’s cards? This is stunning and yet so simple! The new Simon inks are gorgeous!

  8. Thanks so much for the video, Laura! I love the balloons, too, and was perplexed as to how you made it. Love the technique! So nicely done.

  9. I love Laura’s cards and am so glad she made a video to show how she did this! Thank you!!! This is a technique I really like and will use in the future

  10. What a pretty card! I love the layered die cut sentiment and those balloons look so light and ethereal on the card they look like they could literally float away!

  11. I love how easy this card is, yet it looks difficult! I follow by email. The highlight of my mornings is watching card making blogs with a cup of coffee!

  12. Love the card – very pretty! I had to watch the video to see how it was done – so glad I did! I’m going to try this!

  13. Great job, Laura! I love that the card is simple but so eye-catching at the same time. The balloons overlapping the sentiment is wonderful.

  14. Cheerful and happy it sure is. And I was so happy to see that you did not actually make that entire card in only 3:57. You’re amazing… but not Wonderwoman ;)

  15. Who doesn’t like balloons! Thanks for a card that I can do quickly that will have a big reaction :)

  16. What a FABULOUS VIDEO!!! I LOVE your card!!! We’re big balloon fans too! LOL After the party, the kids like to POP THEM to scare me! :D Your card is JUST BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the colors & the CAS of it & the die cutting too!!!! OH, The video’s just show me how I “NEED” so many supplies!!! LOL :D THANKS for showing us!!! :D

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