Valentine’s Hot Air Balloon

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!

Valentine's 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.


Valentine's Hot Air Balloon


Here’s how I made a Valentine’s Hot Air  Balloon with my Cricut:

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 gluing them together but since my measurements were already off, I just hand cut the wedges on this balloon.


Valentine's Hot Air Balloon with Owl


What’s a Hot Air Balloon with out a passenger?  I cut out a cute lil’ Valentine’s owl made from the Hoot-n-Holler cartridge along with a scalloped heart cut from Doodlebug cartridge and a little basket cut from Sweet Treats cartridge.

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



  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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) 😉


  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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…


  6. says

    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!

    CCR DT

  7. says

    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!:)

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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

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