Monday, August 1, 2011

Twine Filled Hot Air Balloon with My Craft Spot

I just love summer and as a kid one of my fondest memories was when my sister and I would go and spend a couple of weeks with our cousins in Orem, Utah to pick cherries, go to the parade, and watch the hot air balloons.  In commemoration of our recent family reunion and the memories we all shared, I made this fun hot air balloon card for the new challenge this week at My Craft Spot.

The challenge is You Make Me Smile/Thinking of You.  For my card, I cut out the hot air balloon and clouds from the Every Day Pop-Up Cards cartridge and used the negative space for the hot air balloon to fill with twine.  The basket is from Doodlecharms.  I embossed the light blue background with my Cuttlebug and cut the grass below with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

I just love twine from The Twinery that Kimberly at My Craft Spot is a perfect accent for any card.  I just wrapped some twine around a scrap piece of cardstock that is slightly bigger than the negative space I wanted to fill like this:

I then adhered it under the negative space on my card where the hot air balloon goes. I added some dimensional adhesive under the card front so that there was space for the twine wrapped card underneath it and then adhered it to my card base.  I finished off the card with some more twine wrapped around the edge of the card.  I hope that you enjoy my card today and will join us this week at My Craft Spot.


Supplies -
     Cardstock, punches, stamps, ink: Stampin' Up!
     Twine: The Twinery from My Craft Spot
     Die cuts: Cricut with Everyday Pop-Up Cards and Doodlecharms
     Embossing: Cuttlebug with D'Vine Swirls
     Scissors: Martha Stewart fringe scissors
     Gel Pen: Sakura
     Dimensional Adhesive: Term-o-web


  1. WOW, what a creative way to "color" in the balloon!

  2. What a clever idea with the twine, I love it!!

  3. What a lovely card - and such a clever way to use twine!

  4. I love how you filled the hot air balloon with twine! Thanks for the idea!


  5. Very pretty card! I love how you used all the twine! The embossing looks great too! I'm a new follower! :)


  6. Wow, fantastic card.. i loveee that twine balloon!!

  7. Bee-utiful card! Love the idea of the twine for the Hot Balloon card. I like Hot Air Balloons. I have a $15 gift certificate and will probably order some more twine.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Wow! How creative from you to color your Hot Balloon with the twine... beautiful idea and beautiful card. Love, love it! A card like this will draw a smile on any one face and heart.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Awesome job. This turned out FANTASTIC!!!! I love how you did this and I will definitely have to try something like this! Hugs- Glora

  10. Great job.... Love how you used the twine!


  11. This is so cool! Nice job, Amy! :) ~Jen

  12. i saw this on that blog yesterday - such an amazing idea and not only colorful but just wow!! loooove it :)

  13. What a great card! So clever! TFS :)

  14. What a clever idea! I love the look of it and the Great job Amy!!
    Sherrie K

  15. This is soooo stinkin' cute!! I luvvvv hot air balloons though anyway! :) Not sure I have that much twine to do this (haha!) but will have to aspire to get more and scraplift! :) Love it!


  16. How clever! Love how you used the twine in the hot air balloon! So fabulous!

    New follower!

  17. This is so creative and super cute Amy! The twine looks amazing in the hot air balloon! Thanks for this fabulous idea and great job on the challenge! It really made me smile :)


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