Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PLG #30 along with FM #57 - Pop-Up Hot Air Balloons (Card)

Happy Thursday and WELCOME to another FUN challenge at Paper Lovin' Gals!
This week we are doing something a little different.  
We are joining the FRIDAY MASHUP to mash up a challenge!
Picture Inspiration #30 along with Friday Mashup #57

1.  Use the below photo as inspiration for your creation. (Colors, theme, cookies etc...)
2.  Make a Mother's Day Themed project
3.  Make a Pop-up Card

OR... pick any sort of combination of the above or combine all 3 for the ultimate MASHUP!!

And here is my creation...

I used the Lighter Pink, the Melon Mambo and the Yellow colors from the cookies for my Hot Air Balloon colors.  I also included the pink with polka dots design on my bigger balloon.  And then of course I POPPED up my Hot Air Balloons for a fun 3-d effect.  This was really easy to do.  Simply punch 5 to 6 circles all in the same size and fold each one in half.  Adhere right side of one circle to the left side of the other.  Continue this pattern until you reach the desired number of layers.  Adher flat side to bade of the card.  EASY!!  I also used the cupcake punch for the basket part of the Hot Air Balloon.  I punched it twice so I could arrange in a layered fashion to look like the strings were inside the basket.  I had fun making this card and it was pretty simple. 

Hope you find some time to join our challenge this week for PLG 30!!  You have until Wednesday, May 9th at 8pm PST to link up your photo inspired or mashuped project!!

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant # 146 - "Springtime"

Paper Playtime # 73 - "Anything Goes"

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Supplies: (All Stampin' Up)
Cardstock:  Whisper White,Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink DSP, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Stamps:  Send me Soaring, Up Up and Away
Embellies:  Basic Pearls, Cupcake Punch, Circle Punches, Scallop Border punch, Corner punch, Oval punch, White gel pen, Early Espresso Ink, Daffodil Delight ribbon


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this!! LOVING that cloud background and OMYGOSH!!!! Those balloons are AMAZING!!! LOVE them!!!!!

Renee said...

How clever you are.. making those balloons! Great card!

Karen Wilson said...

Michele, this is AWESOME! I love the balloons you did! I'd love to try this out .. thanks for the instructions.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

One word for you today Michele.


Kasey ~ in Oz

Kimberly said...

Wow.. Your amazing!!!!

Heidi Baks said...

This is so lovely! I love the basket strings and the pop-up balloons!

Monique said...

Michele I love the hot air balloons and the way they pop off the page! Great use of the colours from the inspirational picture.

Monica Hornof said...

I love the balloon and that DSP - they work so well together! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Holly said...

How cute are these ballons.. Love it! I really like all the fun colors you used!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the 3D balloons. Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

glassgraffitix2 said...

WOW, MICHELE! What a special card!

Jenny said...

Adorable card! Absolutely love it!