The Sky's The Limit Card

Remember last week I posted about a mini workshop on Two Peas In a Bucket called Tool School? I finished up the videos and am absolutely incredibly satisfied with this class. I still actually need to read through the PDFs but I have to tell you, Jennifer Gallacher is awesome on video! It is so fun to watch her using different punches, dies, and tools in new ways I hadn't thought of, and I love that she does a full layout in each video.

In her video she does something with these Fiskars cloud punches (that's the mid-sized one, here's the smaller one and the largest one) that I happen to have picked up very cheap at CKC Manchester. She punched the clouds out of vellum! That was a "duh" moment for me. Of COURSE vellum makes perfect clouds. So I just had to try that on a card.

The vellum paper I used has some pattern to it, almost like a tissue paper. I punched several clouds out, and I used my Xyron 5" to add adhesive (the Xyron adhesive is perfect as it doesn't show through). I used a Gelly Roll white gel pen to add stitching around them. Perfect!

The kite stamp set I used is kites2fly from The Stamps of Life. I just stamped the outline of the kite, then stamped the panels in different colors, and I attached two of the panels with foam squares for some dimension.

I love this card so much! It's so cheerful and fun.

Supplies Used:

X-Acto Paper Trimmer
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Scissors (to cut out kite, bows)
Tombow adhesive runner
Foam squares
Fiskars cloud punches - medium, large, x-large
Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral card stock
Xyron 5"
Gelly Roll White pen
Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery inkpads
Stampin' Up! Basic Black marker
Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender
The Stamps of Life kites2fly
Tim & Beck for Studio Calico paper (polka dots)


  1. I can't believe you didn't give ME credit for the vellum cloud idea!?!? So cruel. :-)

    I love love love this card!!

    1. My apologies but I can't for the life of me recall you mentioning vellum clouds to me!

    2. On your gloriously wonderful birthday card I made you! With the hot air balloon and little vellum clouds! And you said OMG, vellum clouds! And I felt like a secret genius! :-)

      However, I like your card much better! I love the little stitching you did on the clouds!

    3. I blame mom brain for not allowing me to remember anything that happened more than 3 days ago ;)

      Sorry! For this I watched the video and made the card the very next night, while it was still fresh.

      But I bow down to you, you definitely thought of it first!

    4. lol, it's ok, I'm pretty sure I didn't invent this awesomeness.
      But maybe I'll pretend I did, for today :-)

      I used the teardrop punch on vellum too, for a water splash effect!(on the manatee card!) and its SO cute! I'm glad to have a new, updated use for vellum. I had a have a hard time with the adhesive showing though, and not once did it occur to me to use the Xylon! That is true genius!

    5. Speaking of. Her class showed the teardrop punch (I should have bought that one too!) used as leaves :)