Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza One Year Anniversary BLOG HOP | Giveaway

Hello card making friends and welcome to the Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza One Year Annivesary BLOG HOP | Giveaway (that’s a mouthfull, haha). .  Alex Syberia is having a HUGE celebration for their first birthday with tons of inspiration and Prizes – lots and lots of prizes.

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Alex Syberia Designs One Year Anniversary Blog Hop | Giveaway


To celebrate their birthday, Alex Syberia Designs has collaborated with a ton of wonderful sponsors to give away a grant total of £800 ($1,000) in prizes, (see list at the end of this post).  To enter, simply leave comments at each stop along the hop.  Winners will be chosen randomly from comments and announced Sept 18th, on the Alex Syberia Designs Giveaway Winners Page (on their blog).

It was so hard to decide what to share with you today because the NEW RELEASE is so fabulous and I love everything, LOL.  BUT, the Balloons have my heart – SO say hello to FLORAL BALLOON EXTRAVAGANZA.  And, a few other cards I’ll be sharing with you throughout the month.

Alex Syberia Designs September Release

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza is a NEW stamp and Die set.  I have coupled it with a few new products

Floral Balloon Extravaganza

Slimline Nested Stitched Die Set

Dazzling Fireworks Cover Die

Birthday and Wish Hot Foil and Die Set

Shiny Diamonds Stencil (with Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel – for some super blingy background noise).

hand made cards with colored balloons created with new card making products from Alex Syberia Designs


How to create the Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza Cards:

Start by using a Misti to stamp all the balloons onto Canson 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper.

Next, paint the images with Altenew watercolors.

Then, die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

At the same time, use Polished Brass Glimmer Foil to foil the happy Birthday sentiment and white embossing powder on black cardstock for the other sentiments.

slimline birthday card with colorful balloons created with new card making supplies from Alex Syberia Designs

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza Slimline Card:

Cut a white card base 7″ x 8-1/2″ inches, score and fold at 3-1/2 to create the card base.

Next, cut the Slimline Nested Stitched Die from a piece of Spellbinders Waterfall card stock 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

Then cut the card front from white cardstock 3-1/2 x 7-1/2.  Place the Shiny Diamonds Stencil over the top portion and use a palette knife to add Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil.  Once the design is dry, move the clean stencil down, and repeat for the bottom section of the pane.

Then, use Polished Brass Glimmer Foil to Foil the Birthday and Wish Sentiment Set and use the Coordinating dies to cut them out.

Use Tear Tape to attach all the pieces to the card front.  Then use foam squares to add the balloons and sentiments.

Finally, embellish with clear rhinestones

hand made anniversary card with a glittery star background and blue and pink balloons created with new card making supplies from Alex Syberia Designs

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza – card 2

Start by repeating the steps above to create the blingy background with the Shiny Diamonds Stencil on a 4 x 5-1/4″ card front and then attach it to a top folding A2 sized white card base (4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″).

Next, white heat emboss the two sentiments onto scraps of black cardstock and die cut out with the coordinating dies.

Finally, attach two balloons to the card front and the sentiments using foam squares.

Finally, embellish with clear rhinestones.

hand made greeting cards with watercolored balloons created with new card making products from Alex Syberia Designs

Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza – card 3 (on the right)

Start with the same measurements for the card stock as in Card #2.  Tape the 4″ x 5-1/2″ white card front to the Dazzling Fireworks Cover Die and run through a die cutting machine.

Next, using a blending brush, add a small amount of  Pinkfresh Raspberry Bliss Ink to the bottom left side of the card front before attaching it to the card base.

Then, White heat emboss the sentiment onto a scrap of black cardstock and die cut with the coordinating dies before attaching it and a large balloon to the card front.

Finally, embellish with clear rhinestones.

And now it’s time to HOP along for more fabulous inspiration.  Next on the list is     and you have probably come from       .  Below is a list of the entire hop just in case you get lost along the way:

And here is the list of all the prizes to be won:
Alex Syberia Designs: 5x £40 ($50) Gift Cards
Altenew : $50 Gift Card
Auzz Trinklets n crafts : $30AUD Gift Card
Crafty Purple Frog: £25 Gift Card
Dies to Die For : £25 Gift Card
Doeading : 50€ Gift Card (only for EU)
Gina K  : $100 Gift Card
Glitter and ink : $50 CAD Gift Card (only for Canada)
Jennifer McGuire Ink : 1 Share Handmade Kindness goodies bag -$75value
Kit & Clowder : $15 Gift Card
Mennys Bastelshop : 2x 20€ Gift Cards (EU)
Online Card Classes : 3 x free spots to any classes
Paper & i : $25 Gift Card (only for USA)
Pear Blossom press : $25 Gift Card
Scrap Shotz : $25 CAD Gift Card (only for Canada)
Seize the stamp : 2x CHF 25 Gift Cards
Simon Says Stamp : $100 Gift Card
SCT Magazine : $50 Gift Card
The Glitter Hubb : $25 CAD Gift Card
WOW Embossing : 2x $25 Gift Cards


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Card Making Supplies used for the Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza cards:

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83 thoughts on “Alex Syberia Designs Floral Balloon Extravaganza One Year Anniversary BLOG HOP | Giveaway”

  1. I’m from the USA! The Cheerful Panda Moments set is my favorite from this release!
    Awesome colors and designs with these beautiful balloons! Love the pretty cards you created!

  2. Hi from Belgium 💟!
    You made so many wonderfull cards! I love the pandas, but honestly, this whole release is fab. I’m still pondering what to choose. I do love the word dies. And that cover die with the fireworks that you used! Thank you for your beautiful cards Sandi! 💙

  3. Hello from just down the road here in Cochrane! Sandi, you’ve created a lovely trio of balloon cards. I especially like the backgrounds you’ve created; subtle ways to enhance the overall impact.
    My favourites from the release: the adorable pandas, the candles, the birthday and wish die.

  4. Patricia Flanagan

    I’m from the UK and I think your balloon cards are beautiful! The Floral Balloon Extravaganza set is my favourite but the whole release is lovely. x

  5. Lauryne Cunningham

    USA! Your cards are so gorgeous! I love that little bit of pink ink blending you did on the bottom of the background!

  6. Hi from Slovenia, Europe. Celebrate With Cake Stamps and Dies are my favorite from this release. Love your beautiful cards!

  7. Hi from Canberra, Australia!
    So many beautiful cards and I love those colours.
    What an amazing release.

  8. OMG … These cards are just gorgeous. I am super excited to see so many fantastic stamp sets being released. I am in a quandry though … if I order now (several items already on my wish list) and pay for postage (to Australia) what’s to say there won’t be others that are released that I want to purchase as well. If I leave it until they are all released I will probably miss out on some that will sell out. Decisions, decisions 🥺

  9. Hello from the UK. Your balloon cards are just gorgeous and I love the idea of glitter gel through a stencil. I keep changing my mind about which is my favourite product. I’ll just have to spend a bit more! 🙂

  10. Hello from Ireland, Europe! And well done on an amazing 1st year – here’s to many more! One of my favourite products are the adorable pandas – love how cute they are! Your cards with the balloons are fantastic – I am especially in love with the most pink card – that blending only around the edge & corner was a great idea!

  11. Hello from Pennsylvania in the eastern US –
    Congrats to ASD on an amazing year! Your designs are SO good!
    I love the cards that Sandy has posted. They are elegant and beautiful!
    Lori S in PA

  12. Hi from the US (Chicagoland.) I love how you used the same color palette on so many different designs and they all look so lovely with different backgrounds and dimensions! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

  13. Hello from Michigan in the USA. Wow! As usual…your cards are stunning! Who would have thought balloon cards could be so lovely? I especially love that beautiful glitter paste used with the shiny Diamond stencil for background. Also really like the nested stitched die trim. But your colors and style are gorgeous! My favorite part of this release are the two sentiment sets…the stamp set and the hot foil set.

  14. From USA – love the balloon cards and the pandas are such a good size for different designs. thanks for the step-by-step instructions

  15. These birthday cards are really bright and festive and showcase the new release so well! Thank you for sharing this inspiration.

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