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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is the owner and operator of Every Day is an Occasion LLC. She designs for paper manufacturers and teaches craft classes. Her projects can be seen on the Disney Blog, HSN, WSBT tv, and published in craft magazines. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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  1. very cute card jill!!! love that core and i too love my tombow mono

  2. Cute. Love the little clouds!

  3. Such a cute card! I love the colors on the hot air balloon and how you made it stand out,

  4. Alexia Misso says:

    What a cute card! Love it!

  5. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a sweet card! I love the dimension and the sparkle!

  6. Such a cute card!!!

  7. great inspiration! thanks for the chance to win!

  8. maria mendoza says:

    I love the card. it turned out wonderful

  9. 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

  10. Johanne L. says:

    I love your card. It’s very beautiful. Thanks for sharing,

  11. wow how super cute is this I love the layering and the colors are amazing. thanks for sharing,

  12. Debbie Fisher says:

    Super sweet card!

  13. So very cute. The colors are great and the light bulb is wonderful. I love what you have done with it.

  14. Great card. The hot air balloon really stands out. Love the clouds.

  15. Carla Hundley says:

    Very cute card. I
    like the popped up
    hot air balloon.
    Carla from Utah

  16. I love the card! It is just so cute and the colors are great!

  17. liz dublin says:

    I like all the different media used to create a card.

  18. Super adorable card, Jill!

  19. Nancee from Minn. says:

    What a cute card, that would brighten anyone’s day.

  20. Super cute card! Love the clouds.

  21. Simply wonderful card! I am totally loving the balloon and mini clouds

  22. Robin Buchholz says:

    Super cute card, I love the hot air balloon! Thanks for sharing.

  23. 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 :)

  24. Your SIL will love this beautiful CAS card!

  25. Angie Hall says:

    I like the banner topped BD card. It’s very cheerful. Thanks

  26. Pretty cute final result!!

  27. I have a huge weakness for hot air balloons, so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Samantha Slaughter says:

    Great card, love the colors. The hot air balloon is super cute.

  29. Very cute–I like the hot air balloon and banner.

  30. Super DUPER cute!! Awesome job, Jill!!
    Have a wonderful day,

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