Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trend Setter!

What can I say, I've known hot air balloons were the next "hot" thing ever since 2006.  Why was I so ahead of the curve on the hot air balloon trend?  Could be because Mr Corgi proposed to me in one; could be I'm just that stylish.  You decide.

Being a HABT (hot air balloon trendsetter), I had to play along in the Moxie Fab "In My Beautiful Balloon" challenge and make a card for Mr Corgi:
I was inspired by this photograph, which is even more GORGEOUS in person (ask me how I know and how well Mr Corgi picks up Christmas present hints).   I heat-embossed this adorable Cat's Pajamas stamp (hello! dog and HAB?  Had to have it!) onto two pieces of patterned paper and cut them out.  Yes, even the strings.  Yes, I'm crazy, but I also know the secret packing-tape-on-the-back-before-you-cut trick.  The cloud paper is Echo Park.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (one of those tiny 2 inch ones that you bought when you first got the CB and haven't used since) to make the skyline out of A Muse yellow gingham paper.  I was originally planning on cutting down the skyline to fit inside the frame, but then I like how it looked outside (it's also on foam tape for dimension). I put some twine between each HAB and the pop dot I used to adhere it, then wrapped the twine around the back and secured with adhesive.  I tied the bows separately and used half a glue dot to attach them (I debated for about 10 minutes about adding the twine and I'm glad I did).  The sentiment is also Cat's Pajamas, stamped in Soft Suede (did y'all notice how many parenthetical asides I've had in this paragraph?).

Hope everyone is ready for Monday.  We fortunately have a short week.  I think I can make four days!  Five would have been doubtful. 

10 comments:

Angela said...

{needle screeching across a record} You got proposed to in a hot air balloon? Like, for real? That's awesome. Mr. Corgi gets major props for that one.

Now, the card (and its parenthetical asides) -- also awesome! Love the doggie balloons, the clouds, the cityscape, and the excellent use of an unloved product. Moxie Fab indeed!

curlyqmosaics said...

This is absolutely precious! I love the embossed cityscape. Too cool!

Emily Leiphart said...

:O You said, "Yes!" in a hot air balloon?!

:O This card is freakin' amazing.

:O You better win with this one or someone will be hearing from me! LOL

Karin said...

OMGosh! This is way cool! ADORE that cityscape!

Jocelyn said...

Oh my goodness! So cool! I LOVE the cityscape in the foreground. I think you have a winner here!

Cath said...

Hey Meg! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cheryl said...

So cute and trendy! I love it!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Love it!!! Love that you were proposed to in a HAB - neat!!

Love the strings and of course...love the dog in the HAB too!!!!!!!

Maria

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very cool! I am afraid of heights, so hot air balloons don't have the same allure for me. I love the significance they have for you though Meg, it's sweet, so it this card.
~Meredith

Lindsey said...

HAB proposal? That is just too romantic for words. And those are probably the best HAB stamps I've ever seen. I love how you didn't just paper-piece the balloon, but let the pp show through the puppy-noses too. An altogether awesome card.