Thursday, March 30, 2017

Up & Away for Easter

As a child, I remember receiving a very special hot air balloon Easter egg.  When I saw the Stampin' Up!, Up & Away hot air balloon thinlits, I had to try recreating that treat.


I used the Stampin' Up! Popcorn box thinlits dies to create the hot air balloon basket.  I then decorated the basket by die cutting the cloud from Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper stack and layered the Happy Easter sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set over the top of the cloud having punched it out using the Classic Label punch.  Some Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon and Rhinestones completes the balloon's basket.

To create the 3D hot air balloon, I die-cut four hot air balloons in Flirty Flamingo card stock and adhered them together around a paper straw which I had in my stash.  I adhered the straw to the bottom of the Popcorn box and 'anchored' the balloon to the box with Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine on all four corners of the basket.  I then added a few rhinestones to embellish the balloon.

To complete the treat, the hot air balloon basket was then filled with yummy chocolate Easter eggs and has had to refilled a couple of times since - it's funny how Easter eggs seem to just disappear in my home. ;)  Does that happen at your place too? 

The products used on this project have been listed below - just click on the product picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased. Workshops and papercrafting classes are also available - please contact me for details. 

Don't forget that from now until 31 March, spend $90 on Stampin' Up! products and you get to choose a free Sale-a-Bration item.  With only two days to go, don't miss out on a Sale-A-Bration freebie.  If you have a large 'wish list' and would like an ongoing discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases, please consider joining my team.  Click on the Join My Team link at the top of this page or contact me for more details.

Thanks for visiting.



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