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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Valentine Card

Created this Valentine card using Victorian Romance Cricut cartridge for Hot Air Balloon, Stampin' Up Cloudy Days embossing folder, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment "happy valentine's day", Tim Holtz Poker Face Queen of Hearts embossing folder and stickles.

Cricut cartridge: Victorian Romance 3 1/2" Hot Air Balloon
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - black - base, black, Kraft americana red, white, XOXO scrapbook paper
punch: Fiskars corner rounder, Marvy finger heart punch
ribbon: Celebrate It Valentine
stamp: Basic Grey 'love'
Stampin' Up: embossing - Cloudy Day embossing folder, 
stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment "happy valentine's day"
stickles: Xmas Red 
Tim Holtz:embossing folder - Poker Face Set Queen of Hearts

Entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes unlim 1/30-2/5
2 Sisters Color Ch White & Red and/or Pink unlim 2/2-8
Glitter n Sparkle Valentines/Love unlim 2/3-8
Creative Insp Paints Anything Goes unlim 1/27-2/9  
Artistic Insp Embossing/Anything Goes lim3 3rd 2/4-10
Fantabulous Cricut Ch Me Mon #147 Queen of Hearts 2/4-10
Kraft Journal Seeing Red Ch unlim 2/4-10
Paper Take Wkly Ch Anything Goes w/ opt lemon unlim 2/5-10
The Pink Elephant TPE185 Insp Photo Valentine/Red/White/Pink unlim 2/4-10
Cuttlebug Spot Ch Love is in the air unlim 2/5-11
Party Time Tues PTT106 Love & Romance lim3 2nd 2/5-11
{PIN}spirational Ch43 Photo Insp love lim5 3rd 2/5-11
Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Valentines Day unlim 2/5-11
Tues Alchemy Ch49 Anything Goes unlim 1/29-2/11
ABC-Ch G for Going Dotty my dots are on the cloud embossing 2/1-12
Aud Sentiments Adult Valentine's Sentiment unlim 1/30-2/12
Cooking with Cricut My Papercrafting CWC120 Hearts to You 2/6-12
Crafty Creations Ch208 Black & White plus one color lim2 1st my plus one color is red 2/6-12
Paper Pretties Wed PWC244 Valentines unlim 2/6-12
Perfect Sentiments PSC65 The Color of Love Valentine Red/White and neutral colors lim3 2nd 2/6-12
Word Art Wed Ch66 Anything Goes lim5 2nd 2/6-12
A Blog Named Hero Ch19 Snip N' Stick Paper Piecing 2/1-13
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon unlim 1/31-2/13
Simon Says Stamp Have a Heart unlim 2/6-2/13 8am ET
Stampin with Dragon Ch Love is in the Air unlim 2/1-14
Dream Valley Ch50 Valentines lim3 3rd 2/3-15
Lexis Creations Ch83 Valentine/Love unlim 2/4-16
Victorine Stamps Ch52 Valentines & Hearts unlim 2/4-17  
Clear It Out Stash: Red/White Items Theme: anything goes unlim 2/5-18
Whimsical Designs Ch Textiles 2/6-18
Twisted Tues 2TC43 Couples Black Tie Event lim3 2/5-19
Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Ch#6 Anything Goes unlim 2/2-28  
Ribbon Carousel RCC77 Love is in the Air unlim 2/5-28 
Fresh Brewed Designs 2013 Ch2 Hearts & Dots lim5 1st my dots are on the clouds embossing 2/6-3/4


  1. Another great card, love the hot air balloon and the embossed queen of hearts. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle this week, good luck

  2. Love the hot air balloon too and all the embossing-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  4. Very festive Valentine's card. Thanks for playing along at ABNH.

  5. what a super fun card. thanks for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  6. Great card--love the hot air balloon. Thanks for creating with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

  7. Very cute !! Love your hot air balloon and your embossed image is adorable, have been eyeing up these folders for awhile, might have to get them!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot !!

  8. Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}SPIRATIONAL Challenge blog! Hope to see you again!!

  9. Brilliant card Love the queen of hearts and the balloon thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  10. Another great card Melissa. you really have a great gift. Love the colors, and again I want to thank you for posting with us at WAW.
    WE so appreciate all your lovely work.
    Stay Blessed, Carole

  11. Great entry in our Aud Sentiments Adult Valentine Challenge! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
    Leslie, DT

  12. Very cute Melissa! Thanks for all your support!

    Thank you for partying with us at PTT. Hope to see you again soon!

    Owner PTT

  13. Really cool design concept Melissa! I love this. Thank you so much for joining us again this week at My Paper Crafting.
    ~Madison DT

  14. So, so cute, I really like the hot air balloon! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  15. Love this hot air balloon with the hearts on it. Great embossing too. Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting.

  16. Love your card Melissa. The hot air balloon is fab. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.
    Jayne x

  17. Super cute card! I love the embossed "Queen of Hearts" card and your hot air balloon is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting ;-)

  18. Super cute card, I have always LOVED that hot air balloon die cut!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at FCCB!

  19. Thanks for sharing this one with us as well. LOVE having you play along with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. Brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  21. Great card! I never knew how I would use that embossing folder! Now I have ideas swimming in my head. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  22. Love your card and great balloon! Thanks for joining our Valentines challenge at Dream Valley this time!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  23. very cute thanks for joining us at clear It Out Tuesday Challenge

  24. Very sweet card... Love the Embossed queen of hearts card... Love it. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs... Come back again.

    Tereese (Friday)

  25. What a great card! I love the embossing. :) Thanks so much for entering this week's Whimsical Wednesday challenge!


  26. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  27. Beautiful! Love your hot air balloon and queen of hearts. Thanks for joining us for our month long Hearts and Dots challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.


  28. Great card! Thanks for using our {Pin}spirational photo as your inspiration for your card!

  29. Love the Queen Of Hearts!
    Thanks for tan
    King the challenge at Clear It Out!

  30. Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

  31. You sure have been busy creating Valentine projects. Thanks for playing along with us on Perfect Sentiments this week. Good luck.

  32. You're card is such fun! Love the hot air balloon!

    Thank you for particiating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

  33. Great card. Love the hot air balloon and the Queen of Hearts embossing folder. Thanks once again for joining us at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  34. I'm back with my other DT hat, Melissa. I love this card! Great Queen of Hearts embossing folder and I love the way you did the red and white combo. Thanks so much for playing along at Perfect Sentiments this week in our "Colors of Love - Red and White" challenge. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  35. Love that hot air balloon. You used such great colors. Thanks for joining the fun at My Paper Crafting.

  36. Great card, Melissa! Thanks so much for linking up at this week!

    ~ Jen, MPC Design Team

  37. Very cute. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  38. Love the embossing! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel