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!