Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CREATIVE CIRCLE DESIGN TEAM - LOVE IS IN THE AIR!



Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Love is in the Air". Liz has designed a fabulous Hot Air Balloon 3-D for us to cut and decorate. It's the perfect compliment to the new Occasion's Catalog stamp/die bundle "Lift Me Up".  I loved the 3-D so much, I made THREE of them!

This stamp set and the "Up and Away" Thinlits Dies is so versatile, you can use it for just about anything. I've used the set in this post for an anniversary, Valentine's Day, and congratulations (and the set has a birthday verse as well).

Here's the first one - the perfect little gift for someone's golden anniversary (or any anniversary):


Adorable, yes? You could fill the balloon basket with treats. I used the gold-flecked paper from the "Pop of Pink" Specialty Designer Series Paper and the stamp set is from the new Occasions Catalog (Up and Away, and Love Notes).


Here's the second one I made - traditional Valentine's Day gift of love. The paper, from the Designer Series Paper Stack called "Sending Love", is one of my favorites because it has the word "love" written in Greek. Perfect! The American spelling is "a-ga-po". Saying "se agapo" in Greek means "I love you". So, a special thank you to Stampin' Up! Here's the hot air balloon and card:


The framelits from the "Love Notes" set are absolutely adorable. I'll be showing you more cards used with this stamp/framelit bundle in the coming weeks. I also used the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder and Red Glimmer Paper. A girl's got to have a little sparkle.


And the third, a cute Congratulations gift:


I love this color combo (Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Emerald Envy). I decided to carry it through on the hot air balloon. I used the new Designer Series Paper called "Party Animal". I made a card with this same paper/color combo a few weeks ago. It's already been pinned over 600 times on Pinterest. If you missed my post, you can see it HERE. Both the cards and hot air balloon will be coming projects at Stamp Club.


I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to make a see through window in the card. I stamped the smaller hot air balloons and clouds on the inside of the card:


I hope you enjoyed today's post. I would love to hear from you. Now let's go see what the ever most talented 3-D designer Liz Holloway has for us. Just click on the image below to get to her blog:

Here are the links in case you get lost (just click on the name):

Sandy Mott (YOU ARE HERE)


Don't forget Stamp Camp on January 7 - 9:30 a.m. Call or e-mail by noon on January 6 to save your spot.

Happy Stamping,



All the supplies listed below can be purchased in my online store HERE.





22 comments:

  1. OMGosh--each version is fabulous!!! I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite and I don't think I could give any of them away!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! They are so fun to make, I almost couldn't stop!

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  2. You've done it again! Such wonderful projects! Awesome!

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  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! Such beautiful work! I love them all:-)

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  4. WOW is an understatement!! GREAT job Sandy!

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  5. Fantastic! You are unbelievable! WOW sums it all!

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    1. Thank you Liz! You make it easy for me with your fabulous 3Ds!!

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  6. Oh my! You really went all out for this! These are all super lovely designs and the matching cards are perfect!

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  7. Sandy, I am in absolute AWE of all 3 of your hot air balloons and cards! They are stunning and you truly inspired me! thanks for sharing your talents with us all!

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  8. Awesome creations. Love it. Very inspirational.

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  9. The are all adorable! I love them all! What a creative mind you have. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love,Love, Love the balloons!!!! Did you post the instructions anywhere?

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    1. Thank you Patty! Follow the above link to Liz Holloway's blog - she is the creator of the 3D balloon and has options to purchase on her website.

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  11. I came across your blog, as I was browsing. How did you make the 3D balloon? Are you able to share?

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    1. Hello Norma! Welcome to my blog! The 3D balloon template was designed by Liz Holloway. You can purchase the pattern on her website at: LizHollowayDesigns.blogspot.com

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