Valentine Balloon Treat Basket Design Space File Give Away

I have missed you all so much, that I decided to host a Valentine Give-Away.  These past few weeks I have been battling the flu and have missed being able to create in my Craft Space.  I am so grateful to all of you who sent well wishes as I have been recovering. Today, I have decided that, in lieu of a new creation (which I don’t have),  I will be giving away a Free Cricut® Design Space File of my Valentine Hot Air Balloon Treat Basket to FIVE people. 

These fun hot air balloons we inspired by an adorable creation I found while looking though some VERY OLD paper crafting magazines and I couldn’t wait to figure out how to recreate them in Design Space.®  Not only will I be giving away the Design Space© file I made, these five people will also receive the process video showing how to assemble these delightful Valentine Hot Air Balloons! 


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You will need to own the images I used to create each one of these Valentine’s Day Hot Air Balloons.  Most of these are images I manipulated from the Close to My Heart Artiste collection and a few are from images that are available with the Cricut© Access Subscription.   These adorable balloons were created as Valentine gifts with the Oh My Heart paper and Stickers, but, if you are wanting a balloon decoration year-round, you can make one like I did for my Craft Space. 

On this delightful little piece of art, I used the Urban papers and sticker pack. I adore the vintage, steam-punk, distressed look of Urban and it matches perfectly with the other decor items in my Craft Space. Unfortunately, this paper pack is only available through January 31st, so, if you enjoy these designs, you will need to purchase this pack soon.

I hope that you are well, have avoided getting this nasty illness going around, and that you are excited to win one of the Cricut® Design Space Files.  I am excited to get back into my Craft Space and start sharing some new creations with you. 

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Terrific Treats Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Terrific Treats Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of creative treat projects you can make as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! 79863797_10156957924932934_7951868486660128768_oIf you have come here from Cat’s Nowak’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, I decide to use our Oh My Heart products to create a delightful Valentine Petit Four Box with images from our Artiste collection. When I learned that Close to My Heart was bringing back Artiste in digital form, I was beyond excited.  I have always enjoyed the treat boxes, rolled flowers, and tag images in this collection, and am I excited to share with you how I used them on my Terrific Treat project. 

Isn’t this just too stinkin’ cute?! I just love how well the Ballerina, Raspberry, Candy Apple, and Glacier complement each other.  After manipulating each of the Artiste boxes in Cricut Design Space®, I cut the larger box from Candy Apple cardstock, the lid from Pink Plaid paper, then cut the smaller box from Ballerina.

To create the dividers in the box, I inserted two rectangle shapes then attached some partial cut lines. The box itself measures 4″ x 4″ x 2½” with four little 1¾” boxes inside that were decorated with Oh My Heart paper and stickers.  Since most of my projects have a bit of blue, I decided to cut the leaves in the Striped Glacier paper before attaching them to the Rolled Flowers (#M45675).

The Pink Pearls inside each flower were some leftover embellishments that I had from the past, but these could easily be created using White Pearls and a Pink TriBlend Marker. (see how I did this on my You’re My Person cardTo finish the design, I added a Heart Sticker, Silver Embellishing Thread, and a tag created using the Oh My Heart stamp set. 

This Valentine Petit Four Box was a terrific treat to make and made me realize how I much I missed using those rolled flowers in my creations. 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Tamara Sandwisch’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for creating some Terrific Treats.  I hope that this Valentine Petit Four Box has inspired you to try something new and add little sweetness to your holiday projects.

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Here is a list of some of the items I used on my project

Oh! My Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh! My Heart Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Oh, My Heart Valentine collection. 80538853_10157017871372686_9085696061317578752_n.jpg If you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Have you ever envisioned a crafty project in your head that turned out to be a complete disaster in reality? That is exactly what happened to me this week. Not only did I realize that I miss having my boys around with their engineering skills, I made something that was much bigger than I could handle. Unfortunately, my stubbornness got the best of me I was determined to finish this Valentine Hot Air Balloon.

Honestly, this is not an original idea. Many people have created these by hand or, like I did, in Cricut® Design Space (and they are completely insane). It took me a few hours to figure out the images I needed to use and only a few minutes to pick out which papers in the Oh My Heart collection I wanted to create with, but it was the assembly that took it’s toll. 

Not only did I make it soooo much bigger than I envisioned, the engineering of the design was not something I thought through. (That’s where my boys would have stopped me.) All the parts an pieces went together easily.  That cute little Almond colored basket was fun to shade with stencils and decorate with a bow & Oh My Heart stickers.  I had a blast designing the Balloon, adding Red Shimmer Trim and making the Valentine motif with the adorable Glacier striped paper. 

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BUT when I came time to put it together….
I just about lost my christian witness. Oh, my goodness.  

All I am going to say is that the photos are taken and the project is done for the blog hop. My dear sweet husband is planning on helping me figure out a way to get this thing to quit falling over before I post my video next week.  (He is amazing❣)

Now ‘Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These Oh My Heart products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order these adorable papers & stickers.

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