We’ve got lots of LOVE floating around today for the Cooking with Cricut Love Song Blog Hop! All of us 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. You know that song by John Paul Young back in 1978. I was 4. 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. Literally, look what I made! A Valentine’s Hot Air Balloon all made out of paper….Eeeeek!
Valentine’s 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 Valentine’s Hot Air Balloon is the top part of a cupcake cut file that I cut wrong. Since top and bottom sections of the cupcake were cut at different sizes, they wouldn’t fit together properly so instead of throwing out the whole project, I turned the bottom part into a candy bowl and the top part into a Hot Air Balloon. Sometimes I am amazed at how my brain thinks of things.
Here’s how I used my Cricut to make a a Valentine’s Hot Air Balloon:
I then hand cut out 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. My idea would of totally worked if I had the proper size too.
The Valentine’s Hot Air Balloon basket is cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge and embossed with a burlap texture folder. The adorable out is cut from the Hoot-n-Holler Lite cartridge and I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to make the heart and layer which are also stamped with a Valentine’s sentiment.