A Bunch of Beautiful Balloons!

(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)

I’ve shared quite a few hot-air balloon projects and products this weekend, but in this household we also love a good helium-filled balloon!

Little Miss on her 4th Birthday:

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Little Miss on her 5th Bithday:

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We had lots of balloons on her 5th birthday – 15 of them! We got one for each child at her birthday party, but then we forgot to give most of them out at the end, so we brought them home and Little Miss had a balloon forest in her bedroom – she loved it!

My son playing with her balloons – he’d been going crazy for them just before I started filming and calmed down when I started, but you get to see a glimpse of his enthusiasm:

And here’s me at my hen weekend a couple of weeks ago, sorry the photo is a bit grainy as it was taken with the front-facing camera on my Iphone:

me and balloons

The waiter in the restaurant gave these to me. And then the next day a shop in town was giving out ballons on a stick so I had to get one and carry it around! Then my sister gave me another helium balloon, a ‘girls night out’ one the next evening. It was a balloon filled weekend!

I don’t know why we like balloons so much. They just make us happy! It was good when my Husband changed jobs and started working in a shop that sells helium-filled balloons – now he gets discount!

To celebrate our love of balloons I made this card:

Bunch of Balloons card by Jennifer Grace

Featuring papers from my Onwards and Upwards Counterfeit Kit. I stamped a balloon onto several of the papers, cut it out (discarding the stamped string), and attached twine where the string should be. The balloons and sentiment are adhered to the card with pop-dots to tether them down!

Be Inspired:

Make a bunch of balloons or a cluster of another sky-related embellishment

Use twine to hold something down

Scrapbook about an item you think is fun!

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20 Comments
  • Niki
    Reply

    I love the photos of your little girl with all the balloons and your inspiration tips are great. x

    May 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    Balloons are fab – my brother’s Dad used to rub them on his head so they would stick to the ceiling with static electricity – we thought it was magic! :o)

    May 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  • mel j
    Reply

    Love this card . my family are into balloons too and always got helium ones for our birthdays.

    May 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  • why do we like balloons??? I think there is some magical quality about them especially helium filled ones and they are definitely associated with celebrations that’s for sure! your card is really cute and a great way to use twine.

    May 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  • I just love balloons, they always make me so happy!

    May 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm
  • Julie
    Reply

    You’re right, balloons do make us happy. I especially love the ones that you can make animals out of. That’s just amazing to me how they do it. I really like that birthday card you made. It’s perfect.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

    May 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm
  • I love balloons too!

    May 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • There’s just something uplifting about balloons!!!!!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm
  • I am one that isn’t overly keen on balloons. I love seeing them but if people are playing with them and they are likely to pop, you’ll find me cringing in the corner!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    My family love balloons too!!!!!! Any occasion is an excuse to get some!!!!!!!!! Love your card!!!!!!

    May 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm
  • Pam Sohan
    Reply

    Who doesn’t love balloons !!!!!!! Love the card you made. When my husband came home from a remote assignment, we greeted him at the airport with sign and balloons.

    May 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  • Louise
    Reply

    Mine all love balloons too! wish i did! I can’t bare the noise they make! Lovely photo of your daughter and i especially like your card. Fab inspiration x

    May 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • Dawn
    Reply

    I love kids responses to balloons, but like yours mine always stop what their doing when you turn the camera/video on!

    May 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm
  • Becky
    Reply

    Love the video! On much 40th I had helium balloons tied all over me by the waiters at the restaurant! Might have to dig that photo out to scrap – so many ideas, so little time!

    May 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm
  • Marilize K
    Reply

    Balloons make ay day better 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm
  • Bethany Hardy
    Reply

    Awe, now if we can make our cards float. That would be cool!

    May 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm
  • Great pictures and love the card. I am a bit scared of balloons though. I hate the feel of them and am nervous of them popping in my face. I can cope with the odd one but 15 in a room would seriously freak me out!!!!

    May 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm
  • jengd
    Reply

    Adorable card- love the stamping on print paper for the balloons. And great pix/video- very cute of your kids w/ the balloons. I wish we could have more of them- my 5yr old loves them but we have a cat who is utterly addicted to curling ribbon which is what’s on practically every balloon ever blown up any more. When it comes between having a balloon in the house to enjoy or forgetting again to cut the ribbon short so we don’t end up at the vet for surgery on a cat who ate curling ribbon and has gotten internally bound up with it… sorry sweetie, you can’t bring your balloon in the house. *sigh*

    May 13, 2013 at 2:31 am
  • so creative the little pattern paper balloons and baker’s twine ‘string’ !

    May 13, 2013 at 3:03 am
  • Frances
    Reply

    I like the idea to scrapbook something I think is fun. Will give that some thought.

    May 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

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