Love is in the Air... Valentines Hot Air Balloon

Pin It

Welcome to Cooking with Cricut Love Song Blog Hop!  We've got lots of LOVE floating around and our designers have come up with some great Valentine's Day projects inspired by their favorite love songs. 

 The only song that kept playing in my head as a love song was  the original "Love is in the Air"  song by John Paul Young back in 1978.  I know, how generic is that?   The other cheesy song that ran  through my head was "The Love Boat"....Yep, I'm a 70's child and I still dig the music. 

I do have LOVE in the air though, look what I made, a Valentines Hot Air Balloon....Eeeeek!


Valentines Hot Air Balloon

Valentines Hot Air Balloon 


Maybe you've seen a previous posting of mine about a "happy little accident" that I made called  The Best Kisses are Chocolate?

Well, this is the top part of the cupcake!  Yep, since I cut them both in the wrong size, I turned the bottom part into a candy bowl and the top part into a Hot Air Balloon.







Here's how I made the balloon:

Sweet Tooth Boxes- Top part of the cupcake cut out as large as it would size on my Gypsy. The exact measurement is a mystery, that's why I messed up the whole project!

Ribbons and Rosettes- Scalloped border
Sweet Treats- Basket
Hoot-n-Holler Lite- Owl
Alphalicious- Scalloped Circle and Layer
Sweethearts- Love sentiment
Doodlecharms- Heart and layer

I hand cut 5-wedges (approx 5" long to 4-3" wide) to make the bottom part of the balloon.  My original idea was to cut apart the bottom of the cupcake at the separations instead of glueing them together but since my measurements were already off, I just hand cut the wedges on this balloon.



How cute is this stamped sentiment?  Its' from  K. Andrew Designs- It's Valentines stamp set.

Since this post is long and you stuck with me here's a chance to win some blog candy for your time.  I'll post a random winner on Valentine's Day!

Also, We hope you’ll join us at CWC to link up your favorite love song inspired project.
One lucky entry will be chosen by random.org to win a $10.00 gift certificate provided by PaperCraftingWorld.com and one lucky commenter will also receive a $10.00 PaperCraftingWorld.com gift certificate!

  Now hop on over to  Elizabeth at Broken Treasures to see what she's cooked up!

Linking this with :

52 comments:

  1. O my goodness Holly this is amazing, i love what you did with this cut!! so creative!! There is so much detail in this, I love the sentiment you chose!!
    Kristan
    GCDT-Sister

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my stinkin' heck, Holly!! This is AWESOME! What a wonderful accident -- I love every bit of it, escpecially that little owl. Too cute :)

    ~ Jen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my GOODNESS Holly!!! That is SOOO adorable! I LOVE when our mistakes render awesome creations like this! I LOVE it!! (especially the owl...but I have a love for owls) ;)

    Hugs,
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this idea. It is so awesome. Thanks for the directions. Awesome mistake, lol!

    Tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOWZA Holly! You knocked this one out of the park! Love the hot air balloon, featuring one of my fav carts a little hoot n holler :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, this is just fantastic!! I have got to give this a try!! The owl and heart riding in the hot air balloon is so cute and I love the sentiment.
    Charlotte

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is so inventive, Holly! Just fantastic! I love your little owl passenger- too cute!!
    Hugs,
    Heather P

    ReplyDelete
  8. omg Holly thank you so much for joining my challenge this week with your unsurpassed design. I hardly know where to begin to comment. I do remember that song and you have capture it brilliantly in your hot air balloon. It also reminds me of the song from the Fifth Dimension up up away......
    Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
    We could float among the stars together, you and I
    For we can fly we can fly
    Up, up and away
    My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
    The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  9. love this!!! wow...so adorable!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG! Holly, this project is ridiculous! Ridiculously awesome that is! Did you come up with this when you were working out? Way to go! Smiles, Jill

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just love the ballon!!! Just way 2 cute. TY 4 sharing :)
    Sandy~ turtlelover@firehousemail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a adorable project, I just love love your project. Great job my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW! You are super talented and creative! I am just blown away! Thank you for sharing your fabulous project!
    Hugs
    Carley

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a creative project! I love it!
    Evelyn

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a great project. So creative and fun. I just love it!!! TFS:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh my word this is perfect! I love your air balloon - adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. O-M-GEEE!!! This is Fan-tabulous! I absolutely love this. You rocked this girlfriend. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the hot air balloon!! Never have been on one, but always thought they were romantic. Maybe someday I will go up in one with my sweetie and float amoung the clouds with no interruptions...

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well, I've already told you how amazing this project is, but I'll say it again - AMAZING!!
    You really rocked this one, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

    ReplyDelete
  20. How super clever to use the cupcake!!!! It turned out amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh my goodness...this is just too cute!! I love this idea and it turned out amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. How delightful! It came out great.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. OK, this is UNBELIEVABLY adorable!!! What a creative project. I love that the little owl is a passenger!!
    Panda Hugs!
    Glitter Panda

    ReplyDelete
  24. WOW!!! What an incredibly unique and BEAUTIFUL project. Way to flex your creative muscle. This is awesome.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutter Room!

    Tonya
    CCR DT
    ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. OMG, This is an amazing project!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is so super cool love the colors and the tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room

    CCR Design team member.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Holy Moly Holly! This is amazing! Way to set the bar high for the rest of us! lol! I LOVE how you creatively used your "mistakes" to make something so fabulous. I am in AWE!:)
    Nita

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is soooo cute!!! Very creative!! I Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow what an amazing mistake! I love the hot air balloon. That's really thinking outside the box- The Sweet Tooth Box.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow wow wow............. so cute! I love this. I would love to have one of those hanging over my desk. So cute idea! Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is such an adorable project! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is amazing Holly! I love the little owl in the basket : ) Thanks for joining us at the CCR!

    Tracy
    DT2 Member
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Absolutely love, love, love!!!! You just keep getting more awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is seriously awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!! You already know I featured you!! Beat me to it!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hey Holly

    100% LOVE THIS!! This is so creative!
    I am now following your blog.
    TFS
    Bonnie
    http://scrappersranch.blogspot.com
    scrappersranch @ aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, what a fab project. Love all of the little details and how you cut and put all of the parts together is amazing. I am now a follower and look forward to seeing your other projects!!
    marla@lagoski.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh wow, this is A-MA-ZING!!! I'll have to try and make something similar - I love your project! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs! xx

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is SOOOOO cute! Would be really cute to hang in a child's room!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I wish I made mistakes like this! So beautiful. I love all of your 3-D projects.

    ReplyDelete
  40. OMG! Your project is extraordinary. I love it. New follower.


    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. This has to be one of the cutest projects I've seen! Love how it all came together, and the little owl in the basket is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  42. WOW, this is super cool & super adorable. What a fantastic job. You hit it on the nail.

    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

    ReplyDelete
  43. Aww....this is really cute!! I love the colours and that wee owl. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Holly!!! I don't know what happened! My comment should have been right under Jen's!!! I promise I took the time to tell you how AMAZING your happy accident was!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this hot air balloon! I am SO GOING to do this....someday :)

    Thank you for such an amazing project and for sharing your super duper creativity! I love the owl in the basket too!!! Perfect touch!

    ReplyDelete
  45. WOW Holly that is amazing! It is just so darn cute and you are truly amazing for turning your "accident" into something so cute. BTW-that song is now in my head!

    Debbie B.

    ReplyDelete
  46. This is truly an amazing project! Thanks for participating in the Paper Players challenge this week, too!

    ReplyDelete
  47. WOW! This balloon is such a cute project!!! Very refreshing! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

    ReplyDelete
  48. HOLLY!

    This is AWESOME!!!! I saw this in your post the other day (I was already a follower) and then I saw it on the Paper Issues blog, and I was hoping you would enter into Creative Cutter Room, and you did!!! This is just great!!! You are beyond creative!!! Thanks for joining us at the CCR!!!

    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is incredible Holly!! Truly inspiring...that's why there are no such thing as mistakes in crafting....just new design opportunities. I'd say you made a fantastic new design with your "opportunity". Thanks for sharing it in the Creative Cutter Room. I just LOVE your style. Hugs Cathie
    www.creativecutterroom.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is sooooo adorable! I love your project.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Such a wonderful project, I "love" it.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week with our challenge of "LOVE", I hope you come back and play again!!

    Erin Reed

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave a comment!

ShareThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...