Monday, August 6, 2012

BBTB2 - Fly Away

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

It is Monday again and time for another fun and inspirational challenge at BBTB2! Our talented design team sister Jeri is the hostess this week and she chose the challenge Fly Away. We are asked to use a hot air balloon or if you do not have a cartridge with one, you can use an airplane!
I did an image search in the Cricut Craft Room and quickly discovered that I had only one cartridge with a hot air balloon. That is Victorian Romance cartridge. I know the cartridge is more of a Valentine theme, but I choose to make a "love you" or anniversary card.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" cut from Bazzill Ruby Slipper. Musical paper is from Hobby Lobby. Do you remember the song Up, Up, and Away in my beautiful balloon. Well, I have been singing the song while making the card (and each time I look at the card), so I thought the musical background would work well! Now are you singing it too!
Cricut Cartridges:
Victorian Romance - Hot air balloon is cut 3.75".
Sweethearts - Page 35 Couple is cut 1.375". I chose to cut the image in black for a silhouette effect.
Elegant Edges - Page 41 Oblong feature for the white and red mats...needed more hearts! I used the cut out white hearts for the card corners.
Plantin Schoolbook- Letters for Up Up & Away cut .75 from white and red paper using the main and shift images.
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Other supplies include 3Girl Jam ribbon, pop-dots on the mats, red rhinestones in the corner, and red inking.

Stop by BBTB2 and see all the gorgeous creations by the design team! For more details, please visit each individual blog! Don't forget to leave a little love- we appreciate your visits and love comments too!
Now it is your turn to play along with us! Remember this is a Cricut challenge and the specified image must be a Cricut cut. It can be from any Cricut cartridge. We look forward to seeing what you create using a hot air balloon or airplane if you do not have the balloon cut.

Thanks for your visits and comments!


  1. This is such a wonderful card to feature love in the air....

  2. Oh, Glenda. I think you must be a truly romantic soul. This is so touching. I love every detail.

  3. Beautiful card Glenda.Love the air balloon cut,so romantic.
    Jayne x

  4. Yep I am singing that song now!! lol Beautiful, beautiful card Glenda! I think this would make a great anniversary or Valentines card or just an I love you card. Lots of great details that make all your cards so special, I just love looking at them. Hugs!

  5. Oh yes, I do remember that song, though I'm not sure how--I couldn't possibly be that old. HeeHee! Your card just oozes romance, Glenda. I love it! Thanks so much for being a part of my challenge this week. I truly appreciate it.

  6. Beautiful work Glenda, love the card!

  7. So very pretty Glenda!!! The hot air balloon is fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  8. very french and sassy, so love the little couple in your balloon, hugs

  9. How romantic! This is my fave color combo of all time and that is the most fabulous balloon EVER. Now I HAVE to get that cart. Gorgeous work. Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

  10. Glenda what a gorgeous balloon and I like how you added the cute little couple from Sweethearts to it. Also love the red, white and black color combo. It's so romantic.

  11. I think your card is beautiful, Glenda. Love it all!

  12. This card turned out really really cute, I love it...


  13. This is very romantic...I love the colors and....They just pop right off the page..Krista