Saturday, May 7, 2016

3D Hot Air Balloon!

Hello and Happy Saturday!!   It's my turn to host the challenge at My Sheri Crafts and I went with "Nothing Flat".  I'd like to see 3D items, but anything that isn't flat will work.  
I've seen some of these Hot Air balloons and I've really wanted to make one, so when my mother-in-law asked if I could come up with some type of hot air balloon picture or something for her to give a friend, I decided this was it!  I bought the "High Skies" svg kit from, grabbed some beautiful K & Co. papers and went at it!

For a first attempt, I'm really pretty pleased!  The only issue I had was that the score lines cut as a completely separate layer and then the base pieces of the balloon were cut with no score lines, so I took them to the scoring board.  Anyone have a suggestion as to why that happened and what I do about it?  On my mat it doesn't show them separate and look like they'll be done all in one cut, but then they split up when I hit "Go" in Design Space.  

Anyway.....I do like how it came out and I'd like to make more, but I'd really like to figure out the glitch first.

I hope you'll check out all the great inspiration over at My Sheri Crafts and then join in the fun!!!

I've entered this project here:

Crafting By Designs - May anything goes challenge
Eclectic Ellapu - May anything goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Easter, spring, pastel colors
The Crafter's Cafe - feminine
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes


  1. Love the hot air balloon Sarah! Of course, we must use those pretty K&Company papers! It looks great!

  2. Very well done for first attempt so very clever too. Love your balloon she will be really pleased I am sure.Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  3. WOW Sarah, this is just amazing my friend. You girls have really nailed it with all your 3D projects. Just wish I had made my box card now.

  4. How fabulous is this! Thanks for joining our challenge here at Crafting by Designs good luck x

  5. This is so COOL and FUN!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Great job on the Hot Air Balloon. Thank you for sharing and joining in the Eclectic Ellapu May challenge; good luck.

  7. Wonderful Hot Air balloon. Love the papers and the tassels. Thanks for joining Jo's Scrap Shack this week. AJ DT JSS

  8. Super cute. Thanks for joining us at Jo's this week.

  9. This is a fab creation Sarah. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  10. Oh wow, this is truly great hot air balloon! Beautiful papers - they go really nicely together! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT
    Handmade By Hanne

  11. Sarah, you have outdone yourself! First time trying this huh? You could have fooled me. This is amazing and I love the color coordinates you chose for this project. I can imagine you making more of these in smaller versions to make a mobile! Ooooh, I would have loved that for my kids :P


  12. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. What a sweet and pretty hot air balloon!


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