I am one of those people who makes cards but never seems to have cards ready for special occasions such as family birthdays! I am horrible at making cards when they *need* to be made. Seeing that I am a procrastinator I ran into that exact situation today. It's my father-in-laws birthday and we're headed to his party later this afternoon but of course since I procrastinate I had to get my butt in gear this morning and make him a card. I wanted something simple with little piecing together. Thankfully I have the perfect machine to help me with that!
I used the print and cut feature in Silhouette Studio to make the hot air balloon. The balloon came from Lettering Delight's Around the World graphic set. I found the clouds in the MTC gallery. The sentiment comes from the My Thoughts Exactly Under the Sea stamp set. I used Tim Holtz' Tumbled Glass distress ink to stamp the sentiment. I used the Sizzix Plaid and Snowflake embossing folder to emboss the basket of the hot air balloon. Another super awesome tool I used was the Crop-a-dile to set the eyelets. What would I do without all these super cool tools!?
Did I ever mention how much I adore my Silhouette?