Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday Balloon

Hi everyone ...
It's a brand new challenge at Papercraft Star today and I'm here to share my DT project with you
The theme is "Happy Birthday" and here's the inspiration photo


As soon as I saw this I had a notion to make a hot air balloon ... I get these ideas and don't stop to think things through ... I just forge ahead ... needless to say I had to have a little rethink ... the original balloon pieces I cut were too big - I just couldn't get them to stay up ... and I wanted this free standing


I actually made this set for my husband's birthday  a few weeks ago - I started by cutting strips of kraft coloured CS and weaving them to look like a basket - and formed a circle ... The base was an empty ribbon reel like this ... 


... Which I covered with a circle of card ... 
This not only gave me a base for my basket but an anchor for the kebab stick which I pushed through and hot glued ...


Then I punched a hole in the base of each side of the balloon, threaded twine through the holes and tied them to the basket ...
It was quite fiddly but I was happy to see my idea come together and it's still standing perfectly!


I made a very simple card to go with it using the scraps


My husband was quite impressed!

Please hop over to the blog to see what the rest of the rest of the DT have come up with ... hopefully you'll be inspired to join us

Have a beautiful day ...

~ Ros ~





22 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is cute and awesome!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wowsers, what a clever design! Love how you put this together, so creative!

Diane said...

Well isn't this just the cutest thing ever!!! Very creative and fun..he will love it!!

Sue said...

Very clever and you can use it over and over.
Xxx
Sue

Heather Jensen said...

Your card and hot air balloon are darling. What a great idea. :)

Hugs~

Sasha said...

Such a lovely project, Ros. You're so clever! Love your little card, too x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE your project and card - so much fun!!

Deanne :)

Inger said...

Wowwww this is amazing!!!
Gorgeous project!
Have a lovely day.

♥ Inger

Davi said...

Totally delightful Ros!! It is so clever and fun. Looks like lots of work but turned out so cool. Pretty card too. What a great surprise for your honey ;)

Wendy said...

Amazing Ros, love it!
hugs, Wendy

Sylvia said...

Fabulous project, Ros, your balloon and basket perfect, love the card as well! I know your husband loved it. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Ira Huberts said...

No wonder your DH was deeply impressed Ros, for so am I! This is such a fun creation and so beautifully made, too. A perfectly matched sweet card, what a lovely set this is! Ira x
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Charlene said...

Spectular Ros!! Very creative! Love the colors and the basket is just wonderful!

Tracy said...

Well aren't you the clever one. I bet your hubby really WAS impressed with this. It's fantastic. Lots of work, but what a result. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely AMAZING! And CLEVER! And PRETTY! Your husband must have been wowed!

Linda R said...

Well my creative friend. I just love what you did with the inspirational photo. This looks amazing. And I love the card also..

Hugs~

Barbara said...

Oh, I wouldn't know which I like better: the card or the balloon. But then, maybe I shouldn't make up my mind and just see it as a set. It's wonderful - such a great idea!

Jinny Newlin said...

There's no reason why he shouldn't have been impressed! This is just too fun, Ros! And what a great way to recycle, too!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Super creative project Ros! I love how you and Sylvia come up with the most wonderful projects!

Hugs,
Anitra

Michelle said...

Wow! Ros, is this not the MOST AMAZING project ever created!!!! I love it and the card, too!!!

Heidi said...

This is awesome!
Gorgeous set:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Allisa said...

Cute set! Awesome job on the recycling!

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