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:
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.