Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Up Up and Away!

Good morning! Here is a card that I made yesterday using the Everyday Pop Up Cards cricut cartridge! I couldn't post it yesterday because my son had his first baseball practice and we had to get homework done. So.......here is the card! I made this for my SIL and BIL's anniversary.....they got engaged in a hot air balloon, so that always seems to be their anniversary theme! I thought that the card came together great...however, sizing could be a challenge. I cut the card that was on the same page as the hot air balloon at 7 inches ( the finished card measures 5.5 x 7 inches). The balloon on the front of the card was cut at 4 inches and the actual pop up balloon inside was cut at 7 inches. The clouds were cut from the same page at 5.5 and 6 inches only using the first cloud. The paper is from My Minds Eye Love Me Do collection. I inked all the edges in brown and added pop dots to the balloon on the front of the card. I also used a MS punch for the strip on the front and the inside of the card, the sentiment is a rub on!
There are tiny marks on the cuts to tell you where to fold and on the image in the handbook there are markings to tell you where to fold to make sure that the image will fold flat when the card is closed.
Here is a birds eye view to see where I placed the tabs on the inside and you can see where it is scored to make sure that it lays flat when closed.
I hope that they like this card as much as I enjoyed making it. My DH and I are going to watch our niece so that they can go to a nice lunch together while their big kids are in school. I am going to put some cash in the card to help with lunch. I can't wait to spend the day with my niece on Friday!!

I hope to make a short video soon on how to assemble these cards, so be on the look out!! If you didn't see my cute little bunny purses yet, scroll down and take a peek, they are adorable!


  1. I love this cute fun fold. The color combo is perfect!!!

  2. Leave it to you to come up with this..So adorable....
    I'll be talking to you soon.. miss youxoxoxox

  3. You did such a great job on this. The colors are just terrific. Wonderful card!!

  4. Love this card! The patterns and colors are just wonderful...love it!