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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Valentine

Wonderful news I'm a new DT of Cuttin' & Stampin' on the Orange Team. Ck out the Cuttin' & Stampin' Blog Hop by clicking on the dates: Jan 31 & Feb 1. Ends 2/6.

Click the following for:
Vintage Valentine OSAAT DT Ch198 
OSAAT DT Ch198 Anything Goes.

Created this Valentine card using Victorian Romance Cricut cartridge for the Hot Air Balloon. 

Used Kraft Journal store Buff Ivory cardstock for banner & part of Hot Air Balloon basket that peeks thru the heart cutout of basket. 

Used scrap piece of Sky Cloud paper. Used a Wilton doily. 

Stamped Recollections sentiment on banner. Took a couple trys to get the sentiment to stamp with all the ink showing surrounding the words. I've learned that most stamps need to be seasoned as in tried out couple times before they stamp with no glitches.

Added buttons & ribbon.

Supplies List 

buttons: Recollections Valentine hearts
Cricut cartridge: Victorian Romance 3 1/2" Hot Air Balloon
doily: Wilton
ink: Memento Lady Bug
paper: scrap piece of Sky/Clouds scrapbook paper, 
   cardstock - Kraft Journal Buff Ivory, core'dinations pink, red
punch: Fiskars corner rounder
ribbon:Made With Love!
stamp: Recollections Valentine sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/7 Glitter & Sparkle Ch70 Buttons 3E(#2) 2/2

2/8 Pile It On #5 Ribbon UE 2/2

2/9 Bitten by the Bug 2 Valentine Heart Ch UE 2/3
2/9 Craft Your Passion Ch199 Love is in the Air 3E(#2) 2/3
2/9 Fantabulous Cricut Ch#196 Seeing Red Use Red (or Pink) and White 3E(#1) 2/3
2/9 Kraft Journal Ch157 - Here's My Heart! 2E(#1) 2/3
2/9 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch Love Notes 5E(#2) 2/3
2/9 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch - Doily 2E(#1) 2/2

2/10 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch89 Anything Goes UE 2/4
2/10 Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Love Is In The Air UE 2/4

2/16 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It up & Link It Up Linky Party #24 Color Ch UE 2/3


  1. Great card Melissa! Love the hot air balloon cut and the pretty doily behind it! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB's Seeing red challenge :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Love the hot air balloon cut on the doily! Great idea! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!!

  3. Fabulous hot air balloon!!! Love the hearts! Fantastic card Melissa. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Valentine Heart' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  4. Very pretty! That hot air balloon cut is definitely a goodie!

  5. Very pretty - I love the doily. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  6. A very pretty care and I love the hot air balloon. Thank you for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

  7. Congrats on your new design team! I really like your card, that background doily is so delicate! Thanks for joining FCCB's "Seeing Red" challenge this week!

  8. Fabulous card, Melissa! LOVE the balloon and the doily is super cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas, FCCB, and BBTB2 this week!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. Love the card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  10. Your card is so pretty! I love hot air balloons! I love the pretty doily, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  11. The balloon stands out beautifully against the doily.Such lovely colours and sentiment.Great card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Cute card Melissa! I love that hot air balloon!! Congrats on your DT gig! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  13. What a neat hot air balloon! I like how you put the doily behind it. Nice! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

  14. Fabulous card Melissa. Love your hot air balloon. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  15. Wow, so pretty and fun! Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week!

  16. What a great project, I'm sure your sweetheart will love it. Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at BBTB2. congrats on the design team.


  17. Very cute card! I love that air balloon! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.

  18. What a fun and cute card !!! I love the hot air balloon !! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 and Craftin'Desert Divas !!!


  19. So pretty, gorgeous hot air balloon!

    Thank you sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  20. What a fun card with bold colours. Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x

  21. Adorable card, and I really like the hot air balloon!

  22. beautiful work xx thank you so much for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

  23. What a sweet card! I love that hot air baloon! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)