Monday, April 4, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge at Moxie Fab World

I created this project, several days ago before I left town, for a very special person.  My husband's grandmother recently celebrated her 100th birthday, and we flew to Iowa to celebrate with her!! 

You can imagine the tall task at hand - to create something special and meaningful in card form.  I wanted her to have something of a keepsake, so I made a wall hanging that would remove easily from the card.  In fact, it is the decoration on the card.

This Moxie Fab challenge is to use a hot air balloon on the project.  I happened to have some hot air balloon stickers from E.A.D. Designs.  Portions of it are transparent, so I put them on some patterned paper (that was glued to some chipboard) and cut them out.

Here's the card version:

Now if you are wanting additional details about how I created the wall hanging, read on...

The big ring is a chipboard piece (from Stampin' Up, I believe), which I glued to some patterned paper.  I used a blade to cut close to the chipboard and some sanding tools to smooth out the rough edges.  Then I glued the ring onto another piece of patterned paper (that was glued to a piece of chipboard to make it sturdier). 

The biggest mystery is probably how I got the sentiment on the chipboard ring.  It's computer-generated, and thanks to my Word program, I was able to curve the letters to fit (for the most part) the size and shape of the ring.

I hot-glued some dotted ribbon to the back to complete the wall hanging.

Here's what it looks like in use - I apologize for the poor lighting:

It is indeed a journey worth celebrating!

Card Recipe

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Sassafras Lass, My Mind's Eye
Rhinestones: Martha Stewart
Stickers: E.A.D. Designs
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Chipboard Circle: Stampin' Up
Blossoms: Michael's brand


Janelle said...

100% clever, Pam! What a wonderful idea and a perfect way to incorporate a gift and a card all into one. Love it!

~amy~ said...

i love it Pam!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and great idea to make it hang.. I am sure she will love it :)

Congrats on your hubby grandma 100th birthday.. wowwee.. cheers to a happy, healthy and long life :)

Suzanne C said...

Love the wall hanging. This is wonderful! Love the circle frame!

Rose said...

Pam she is going to treasure this!! :) 100 years old?? WOW!!!! hope you all had a great trip and visit :)

Kristin said...

This is wonderful! I wondered how you got the senitment on that... Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog today!

Alanna Harris said...

oh this is gorgeous!!

Tammy said...

Love how it's a wall hanging too! Clever!

Cath said...

Hey Pam! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jessica said...

Really sweet card. TFS :)

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