Friday, August 4, 2017

Up Up and Away

We are having wonderful weather!  It would be a wonderful time to go up, up and away in a hot air balloon.   Have you ever flown in one?  I never have.  I would, but I have to confess I would be a little scared!

Isn't this hot air balloon and little bear adorable?  Couldn't wait to start coloring when my package arrived from Waffleflower.  

I made another fold over card.  This one is held closed with the clothespin.

What's inside?  Another adorable bear (and bird)!

You may remember that this die from Pretty Pink Posh is my favorite for making clouds.  I start my blending tool on top of the cut out and push the color onto my card.   I made the clouds with the fold over closed and then opened it and lined up my die cut to match.

Did these cuties make you smile?  I can't remember where I picked up the old card.  It is a kids birthday card and it is in terrible shape.  Luckily, I was able to clean it up enough so that it's printable.  You can download the hot air balloon image below.

The actual basket is white, so I colored it with copics, adding a couple of little birds from the Waffleflower stamp set.  You know I love plaid and so I created another plaid card with my stencil brush.  I used the top two colors in the Color Box palette.

Here's a quick look at the inside.

Download the Hot Air Balloon image HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

Hope you're having fabulous up, up and away weather!  So glad you stopped by!


  1. oh my goodness!!! both cards are beyond adorable!!

  2. You do come up with the cutest ideas, Lori! Love both of these! Using the decorated clothespin is so cool, the clouds are beautiful & I love the plaid you brushed on! Always inspiration on your blog! Hoping you're enjoying Louisa & her folks being closer!

  3. These are precious! The image you're offering looks like it could come straight out of one of my books when I was a kid...a long...long time ago. LOL Loved my books and still do. Great cards Lori! Hugs!

  4. Oh, they are really adorable!!! Fabulous sky with your handmade clouds! Love so much especially the one with the plaid background and the cute critters in the air balloon, such a delight! Thanks for the download!
    I have never ever flown in a hot air balloon and surely I would be sooo scared :) but I think that it would be a fabulous trip :D
    Big hugs to you and to baby Louisa :)

  5. Your hot air balloon cards are super cute, Lori!! Love the clouds and the sweet birds flying around the balloon! The second card is full of fabulous color with the purples, blues, and yellow! Makes me smile with the adorable animals! We nearly went up in a hot air balloon last fall, but it was too cold. Maybe one day!:-) Take care and have a great weekend!

  6. These are SO sweet, Lori! Love the balloon images, and your creations always put the biggest smile on my face. Fabulous stippled plaid and great tip on creating the masked clouds with that label die. That's genius!

  7. I love your makes - they always make me smile. Especially when they have little ducks!!
    sandy xx

  8. LOVE the use of the clothes pin to keep the card closed.. way cute! And the images are fantastic! The hot air balloon design is so cute & I love the vintage style... Nope, Never been in a Hot Air Balloon.... don't know if I ever would either... they kind of freak me out.... LOL But they are beautiful to look at up in the sky... :) Have a great week Lori! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. These are so sweet Lori. Such beautiful makes.
    Toni xx

  10. They are both so adorable, love the cute surprise when you open the first card, so sweet! Love the vintage image on the second card too, so cute and love that plaid background you made with the stencil brush!

  11. It's a 100% guarantee that when I come here I'll see something I love... I'll learn something and I'll find something new I need! Love all of this... beautiful!


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