Sunday, May 17, 2015


Hello my crafty friends. It is a cloudy, rainy day here in Southwest Missouri. So what is a girl to do...get crafty. I decided to make a card I have been thinking about for a while...a hot air balloon card. I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to help me create this little card. At the end of this post I share the link to the Cricut Design Space file for this particular card. Also, I will be giving this card away...details at the end of this post.

I used die cuts that are free in the Cricut Design Space subscription. The hot air balloon is from 'Everyday Pop-Up Cards'. The clouds and banner are from 'Bits and Pieces'. For the light blue background the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots was used. And the cloud in the forefront was embossed using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder by Cuttlebug. For the sentiment I used detail embossing powder in white. Then added some Doddlebug sequins.  

I added some clear Wink of Stella to the banner and the cloud. Also, I added some line detailing to the balloon basket. The edges of the balloon, balloon basket, and clouds were inked to create some dimension. I used dimensional foam squares to pop up the hot air balloon.

Just a look at the die cuts you will have if you create this card.

The card is a standard A2 portrait size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). The light blue background measures 4 1/8" x 5 1/4".

The tools I use to put together delicate pieces like this banner.

Just a quick tip if using the Xyron Create-a-Sticker: use a stylus to burnish the edges around die cuts to help with adhesive placement.

Love this hot air balloon.

This is the stamp set I used. It doesn't have a name but the code is CL342. I love these sentiments.
Here is the link to the Cricut Design Space project:
 If you would like a chance to win this card, please, leave a comment with your e-mail and subscribe to my blog. The winner will be picked Sunday, May 24th. Thank you for visiting.


  1. Love the card and instructions.

    1. Hi Becky,

      I really appreciate your visit to my little blog and your comment. You win this hot air balloon card; email me @ with your contact information and I will get this card mailed to you. Again thank you for your visit. Happy Crafting,