Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

Up, Up and Away!

Hi everyone and welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

Today I want to show you another fun creation I made using the new Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection.

To make the Hot Air Balloon I started by searching for a template for a hot air balloon  There were a bunch of free templates out there, mostly for fabric ones, so I took bits and pieces from a few of them and came up with my own shape.  In my searching around I also found a nice kit from SVGCUTS.COM called “High Skies SVG Kit” if you do not want to try to make a template yourself.

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For the top of the balloon I wanted it to look like some sort of net holding up the basket so I used the Ornate Gateway die, cut 4 times and layered them on the top.

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No project is complete without showing you the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3318 – Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 703 – Daisy Patch Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 737 – Ornate Gateway Die
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1 242 – Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
Spring Bling Prills
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock,  Embossing Powder, Lace, String and Bling from my stash, Distressed Inks , adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

To make the balloon take your desired template and cut it 8 times and fasten the pieces together allowing time for the glue to dry between the pieces.  I scored the pieces to give the balloon a different look.  Once your balloon is made I created a simple Octagon basket and then hung the basket using string.  Now comes the fun.  Time to decorate!.  I added a strip using one of the pre-made sentiments  and then my flowers.  The flowers were made by stamping, embossing and die cutting and distressing the Daisy Patch Flowers and finishing them off with some Spring Bling Prills in the center.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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