Tombow and Core’dinations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tombow and Core’dinations Blog Hop!!

You should have come from Suzanna’s blog.  Isn’t she so talented?!

Today I have a bright and cheery birthday card for you. This bright and cheery birthday card didn’t start out so cheery at first let me tell you…the picture below is round 3! Do you ever have days where you just can’t think…ha…that may sound funny, but that was kind of my problem. None of the cards were turning out right. I would go and show my husband and he would be like, “Oh nice….” in an uninspiring tone. So, that just didn’t settle right with me because this birthday card was for his sister and I wanted it to be perfect, beautiful, girly, and bright and cheery. Finally, everything just started clicking.

Tombow and Coredinations Blog Hop Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card



I know I have told you this before but my all time favorite white cardstock is from Core. So, the card base is the white from the Neutrals collection and so is the hot air balloon. The blue and purple clouds are from Core’s Brights Pack and the kraft is from Tim Holtz  Color Core. I used the Power Tabs from Tombow to pop up the clouds and air balloon from the card base. I just used two tabs on top of each other to make the hot air balloon higher. I absolutely love Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I’m not kidding it is my favorite because it has a small tip on the top. It adheres those small pieces perfectly!!

Tombow and Core'dinatins Hop

Materials used:

White Core Card stock

Tombow Power Tabs

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Taylored Expressions Hot Air Balloon Die and Stamps

3 girl Jam Ribbon

Heidi Swapp Banners


Water Color Brush


What would a blog hop be without prizes?!!!

Tombow and Core’dinations are both giving away prizes!!!

Core'dinations Paper*subject to change depending upon availability

Tombow prize will include:
· New Power Tabs ( )
· New Foam Tabs (
· New Fastener Tabs ( )
· Mono Glue Pen (

Random winner be chosen from a lucky commenter all week!!

Hop Order:



Tracy Gruber

Suzanna Lee

Jill Lebbin <—-That’s me:)


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  1. Kris B says:

    Your card turned out super cute! LOVE the hot air balloon! I chuckled to myself about your comment on your husband’s uninspired tone; I’ve asked my kids and DH so many times about a card I’ve made that I don’t even think they look any more before giving me the “it looks look” reply!! TFS

  2. TracyM #6773 says:

    Super cute card Jill – love your pretty balloon flying amongst the clouds and your banner too!!!

    Sorry that it was a case of 3rd time lucky. There are two other things that I have to mention:-
    It is refreshing to hear that you use your husband as a crafty barometer {I do too} and you know they will always speak their mind (thru words or tone);
    It is great to hear about the fine nozzle on the Mono Multi Liquid Glue – I prefer to use liquid adhesives but for the smaller bits I end up pouring some out and applying with a fine paint brush, so with the fine tip, I will definitely be looking out for it now!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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