Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge 9 - Photo Inspiration

This week at Papercraft Star the designers were asked to use this picture for inspiration

The hot air balloons caught me right off the bat and looking at them I remember growing up and seeing a balloon in the sky and thought what would it be like to be up there and could just dream of flying high in the sky. And that was how this card developed.

I created the balloon using my gypsy of course. Cause can you believe I don't have a cartridge with a hot air balloon ... well not yet at least ;o). I used my trust old George and basic shapes and walk in my garden for the basket (but that could easily be changed with another shape). And lots and lots and lots of glitter. Gotta love the glitter!!!! The inside reads: "Everyday is another chance to make your Dreams come true."

I hope you will join us this week at Papercraft Star and submit your project for the challenge.

Supplies used:
Recollections (Michael's brand paper)
* White Stack
* Spring Stack
* Glitter Boarder Punch Stack
* Shimmer stack
Cricut Gypsy
Cartridges used:
* George and Basic Shapes
* Walk in my garden
Fiskar Texture Plate - basket weave (embossing on basket)
Pop Dots
Martha Stewart Glitter Essential Colors set
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
* Studio G Stamp - Dream
* Stampendous Cling day dreams - inside quote


  1. Love your card! Love all the glitter! The hot air balloon looks great!

  2. What a nice story to go with your colorful card, Caroline ! Great job on that glitter, it is perfect.

  3. Great job on the glitter! How did you get that so straight?! I love the sentiments you put on the front and the inside!

  4. Great job of making up your own die cut. :) Love the glittery balloon and perfect background paper.

  5. The glitter looks so sneat. Beautiful card.

  6. Love all that glitter!! Love what the inside sentiment says, great job with this challenge!

  7. Fantastic job designing the balloon with your Gypsy!

  8. Very clever work with the Gypsy! I hope you shared this creation on the cricut message boards :)

  9. cool card! love how you used the glitter! that's aweseome. *hugs* steph :)

  10. I know this is redundant but love the glitter on the balloon. You did a really great job on this card.