Saturday, March 26, 2011

Celebrate Up, Up, and Away!

I have been completely enabled by my friend, Deanna, to buy the Cricut Summer in Paris cartridge. The cartridge arrived shortly before I went to Utah to visit my cousin, Scott. I did not abide by the 50% rule (don't buy if you don't think you will use 50% of the images on the cartridge.) I was in love with only one image on the cartridge, one dress form. (Click here for some fab Deanna inspiration! **WARNING*** You will want to buy the Summer in Paris cartridge too.) Surprisingly enough, I have used the cartridge for two cards in a row, and neither one using the dress form!

When Scott took my scrapbook shopping at several Salt Lake City stores, I bought 4 sheets (3 shown here) of 12x12 American Crafts scrapbook papers. I decided to use the hot air balloon images from the Summer in Paris cartridge. My ribbon came from a care package sent by LFL (lovely friend Lauren). I added a rub-on sentiment (also American Crafts.) The light pink card stock under my balloon is SU pink pirouette. I also used my Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder on the pink and the smaller solid balloon.

My inspiration came from:
Happy Saturday!

16 comments:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

What fun papers! (Psst: Do you feel like you cheat on your stamps when you make no-stamping projects? I do ...)

L.B. said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the hot air balloons

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a sweet card. Love what you did with the Hot Air Balloon. Thanks for the shout out, too! ;)

Sarah said...

Love the Hot Air Balloon-- I've not heard of the 50% rule...I think I might be in trouble if I were to implement that into my crafting life :) Great job on the card and thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Kristie said...

Oh, these cards are so cute June...you've been making some awesome stuff :)

Tanya said...

Love your card...how perfect is that hot air balloon cut with your paper? Great card...thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB.

alienanessa said...

holy bajeebus, I kid you not when I say that this is one of the best cards ever! OMG, totally love the balloon paper, how the ribbon and rubon turned out, how that cartridge helped you rock those balloons!! Love love love it!!

papertrails leaver said...

June what a classy card! Love the hot air balloons an the bow tie you made! :-) AMy

Court said...

Summer in Paris is one of my favorites! I just love it! This card is PERFECT though! Seriously wonderful, girl!

Helen said...

Fun card! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Judy said...

Such a cute card. Hot air balloons are such a favorite of mine, the colors are beautiful.
I hope you pop over to my new blog I just joined to follow you.
Have a great day

My Lil' Bits said...

Such a cute card...love the hot air balloons! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB!
Lisa C

GreenScrap said...

Beautiful card!! Gorgeous balloon cut!! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

lauren bergold said...

oof! those are FABBBBBULOUS! (the dressform is also v cool too tho!) now see, it turns out when you DON'T abide by the rule...the guilt drives you to FIND more things and use them ASAP...so i guess "the rule" is cancelled now, right?!?!? :)

this is gorgeous...every detail...beautiful, colorful, PERFECT! ♥♥♥

Valerie said...

Very cute projects, I have enjoyed looking through your blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following (thanks to Momo). New follower!

Valerie

BettyBee said...

Holy, Cow, Girlfriend! I love this card, and here's a terrible confession... I have Summer in Paris, and have never looked at it, or used it!!! ENABLE ME NOW!!! Thanks for more wonderful inspiration.