Thursday, June 16, 2011

Up, Up & Away....

Hello, hello and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you have a wonderful day.  It was a good one around here.  Summer is moving right along complete with hot, hot days, swimming lessons, afternoons at the pool followed by afternoon naps! Love it!  We also finally had a wonderful thunderstorm this afternoon.  It has been a long, long time since we had a decent rain around here and today was the day!  We needed the rain so badly, I tried not to let the thunder and lightning bother me too much...not a big fan of lightning!  But, I did unplug my Cricut!

After the storm passed I finally broke out my new cartridge "Pop Up Neighborhood".  Now I'm really not interested in spending hours trying to figure out the "pop up" part of this cartridge.  But I do think that many of these images are really cute and can be used just like any other cartridge.  Here's the card I made this afternoon...

*  Patterned paper - DCWV - All About Boys
*Balloon - Pop Up Neighborhood cut at 4.5 inches
* Grass- Pop Up Neighborhood cut at 1.5 inches
* Cuttlebug Forrest Branches folder for basket
* Sentiment Mat - Nestablitities - Grommet Tags
* Stamp - Pink By Design - Oh Boy stamp set
* Red Baker's Twine
* White Gel Pen

I used Ranger Ink "Fired Brick" to ink up the edges of my sentiment mat.
The Oh Boy stamp set from Pink By Design was perfect for this card.  You can all the stamps in this collection by clicking here.

I cut two bottom layers of my balloon and used pop-dots to give it some dimension...

Well, it's getting late and we have one more day of swimming lessons bright and early in the morning.  Guess I need to call it a day!  Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your visits and your sweet comments.
Until next time,


  1. Great card! Nice use of those colors.

  2. I love your hot air balloon! so cute and the colors you used are awesome:) TFS! Good luck with your pop up cartridge....
    Sherrie K

  3. I bought this cartridge for the same reason you did! Certainly NOT to pop anything up! I can do that all by myself! LOL I do however LOVE how your card turned out! I actually haven't used mine yet! But, it is out of the claim shell and I got the reward points! Does that count? tehehehe Now I suggest you dust off that Imagine of yours and create something cool to share! I know you can do it! :o)

  4. Oh I love it!!! I haven't made anything with mine yet. I'm with Theresa, it's out of the clam shell and I got the reward points! Hahahahaha!!!
    I'm gonna have to pull it down, look through the booklet a little more and use it now that I've seen your hotair balloon!! Awesome card! :)

  5. What a beautiful card! I definitely think you've inspired more of us to keep/use it!!

  6. This is adorable. I love the dimension.

  7. What a bright, cheery card! Super cute!

  8. Tanya.....this card is adorable !! I LOVE the hot air balloon!! I had this cart in my hands yesterday and I'm like has some really cute images, but I wouldnt be using it to make pop up cards !
    xoxo Joy

  9. This is really cute. I feel the same way about the pop ups...haven't had the desire to figure out the 3D thing, but I love the images on both everyday pop ups and pop up neighborhood. This card is totally adorable. Love the colors and papers you chose.

  10. Beautiful card! Love that hot air balloon and love how it's 3D. Beautiful job! -Sam :-)


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