Balloons are one of those iconic images that just never go out of style.  They're perfect for parties of all sorts and can be used for a wide variety of occasions and celebrations.  Today, we're showcasing these festive beauties and are sharing a host of ideas for how to use them on your next paper crafted project!

Pink and gold balloons

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We are so excited about this new shaker shape!  Create balloons that have a built-in shaker feature.  Fill them with all sorts of fun options.  Great for tags or bag fronts too!

The Details: 

  • Shaker Shapes: Balloon die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $13.
  • Shaker Shapes: Balloon die/collection contains a total of 7 dies.  assembled balloon measures 3-1/2" x 2-5/8".  "Hooray" measures 1" x 2"



If you want a quick and easy card, just pair this new cover plate up with the previously released Balloon Bash stamp set and dies!  But really, it can be paired up with balloons from any set!  With the detailed star cut-outs already artfully arranged, all that's left is your selected sentiment!

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Balloon Bash die will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Balloon Bash die is a single die.  4-1/4" x 5-1/2"



By customer request, we're also happy to bring you a selection of die-cut balloon strings with lots of waves and curls!

The Details: 

  • Balloon Strings die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $7.
  • Balloon Strings die/collection contains a total of 5 dies.  triple string 2" x 2-7/8", shortest string 2-7/8", longest string 3-7/8", bow 3/4" x 1/2"




Tucked In: Birthday is the fifth in a monthly series of stamp sets designed to give you options for sentiments to stamp on the inside of cards.  Whether you don’t know what to write in your card, or you just love the professional, finished look of a stamped sentiment on the inside, the Tucked In series is just what you need to take the guess-work out of what to put in your cards!  The Tucked In series focuses on sentiments for different occasions each month so you’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details: 

  • Tucked In: Birthday will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Tucked In: Birthday contains a total of xx images.  The “As you celebrate…” sentiment measures 2-1/4” x 3/4”.  The “Celebrating with you…” sentiment measures 2-7/8” x 1-5/8”.


Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Make A Wish Card

This new cover plate from Lizzie opens up so many design possibilities!  I was excited to get the chance to play around with it!


I impressed the cover plate into a white card front to use as guidelines for coloring.  I scribbled over each of the shapes with a whole rainbow of Copic markers.


I then cut the plate from Smokey Shadow cardstock and adhered it over the colored areas.  I love this effect and it was much easier than placing individual colored pieces back into each opening.


I heat embossed a sentiment from Good Times with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.


The perfectly placed balloon strings that are incorporated into the cover plate make it so easy to just add balloons and be done!  I used the Birthday Style balloon die here with a variety of papers.


You could easily swap out the colors you used on this to suit any recipient!

Foxy Birthday Card

Lizzie also designed some great new Balloon Strings dies.  I wanted to show how you could use any old circle punch with them to create your own balloons.


Of course, someone needed to hold the balloons, and I thought Foxy would do just the trick!  I stamped him in Noir Black Palette ink and colored him with Copic markers.  Two small enamel dots were the perfect thing for his eyes.


I cut the balloon strings from white cardstock and adhered them in a bunch, also adding the bow.  I used a 1-3/8" circle punch with various cardstock to create the actual balloons.


One section of the new Cover Plate: Waves die serves as the grassy hill here.  I stamped it with a sentiment from Hooray, using Ripe Avocado ink.


Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!



Amy says, "What's more fun than balloons, balloons everywhere? I've gone for the glam with a silver and gold card inspired by all those confetti-filled balloons all over Pinterest. I love how these products work for all types of celebrations. And there's always something to celebrate!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "Balloons can make any occasion festive. The new dies being released this month take balloon themed cards to the next level. I've created a simple design with a few elements that will surely make a birthday much happier."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "Who doesn't love balloons?  They just scream party!  I'm excited about the new Shaker Shapes: Balloon die being released this month…perfect for creating big, plump balloons!  Stop by my blog to see how I've used the new balloon shaker, along with some of the other balloon goodies being released this month…you just have to come check out my "UP" style camper."

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Danielle says, "What a fun release with all of the amazing birthday goodies! These are products you can use time and time again, don't miss this wonderful group post!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



Dawn says, "Who doesn't love balloons?!  They're just plain fun and you will love all of these fun new balloon products too!  I had a ton of fun playing with them and I hope you'll stop by my blog to see the birthday card I put together just for you!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "It's time to do a little celebrating with balloons! I had a great time sitting down to create with this theme in mind and what's even more perfect than the great new balloon themed items being released this month? I have 2 birthday cards to share that definitely celebrate in balloon style…"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Laura says, "I'm a sucker for a colorful bouquet of balloons. They just scream happiness & celebration. Hop on over to my blog to see how festive & versatile these new products can be."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.



Laurie says, "Birthday cards are my most requested cards for my little group of "customers" so I love to have them on hand.  This new group of Balloon dies are so much fun and are great for a quick card.  I have a couple cards to share….one super simple and traditional and another one thats a little more classy."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Maile says, "Hooray!!!  Today's group post features a great bunch of product!  Balloons can be used to celebrate a number of occasions.  I've chose to celebrate the occasion I create for the most.. a birthday.  Honestly, I could never run out of birthday inspiration.  I hope you'll enjoy what I have for you today."

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.



Melissa says, "I love created handmade cards for birthdays and am so thrilled with all of the new birthday themed products available through Papertrey Ink this month.  I’ve used a couple of my new favorites on my card, the Cover Plate:  Balloon Bash die and Balloon Strings dies.  Birthdays are a great time to let your creativity loose and enjoy the process."

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.


I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Was there a particular project or new product that has you super excited?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!


$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, June 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our June Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.




  • STAMPS: Good Times (available June 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal Pattern Pack (stripes), Orange Zest Pattern Pack (polka dot)
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Balloon Bash die, Birthday Style die, Black Filigree Embossing Powder, Copic Markers (R29, RV19, YR18, YR15, BG49, BG15, BG11, YG25, YG21)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Hooray (available June 15th) Hey Foxy
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, Noir Black Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunshine, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Balloon Strings dies, Cover Plate: Waves die, Hey Foxy die, 1-3/8" circle punch, black enamel dots, Copic Markers (YR18, E19, YR24, YR12)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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