Sunday, June 23, 2013

I Thank My Lucky Stars For You

 
Hi bloggers!! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you're having a fantastic weekend! If you're anything like me, you instantly smiled when you saw this adorable card by Kelly Marie Alvarez.  She continues to come up with such sweet and innovative ideas! I will let her take it away to give you more details on the card.  Enjoy!
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The other night I had a dream of a critter in a hot air balloon, and I knew I had to make this card! (Yes, I dream about stamping!)

I colored and cut out the images from Lawn Fawn's Blue Skies and Critters in the 'Burbs stamp sets. Then I took my craft knife and made an incision in the basket. I cut down my bunny so he could fit in, and then I was able to tuck him right in the basket! I added some foam adhesive behind his head, and it really looks like he is riding in the balloon!


One thing I just love about the Blue Skies Lawn Cuts dies is that the cloud works with the stamps or without! I really liked the idea of some negative space on my night sky, so I used the dies to cut out some clouds in my navy panel.

To curve my Lucky Stars sentiment, I used my balloon to help guide me as I curved it on the block. That made it really easy to make sure it would hug the balloon perfectly!


I used some of the stars from Blue Skies to decorate my panel. My finishing touch was some Stickles. Every time I used Stickles, I get it all over the place, so I decided to squirt some on a piece of scratch paper and use a paintbrush to line the inside and outside of my clouds. It worked perfectly!

Thank you so much to Simon for having me! Happy Summer!
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152 comments:

  1. This is so cute. Thanks sooo much for a great tut here Kelly, it looks awesome.

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  2. I love these stamps :) LF4TWin~!

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  3. This is such a cute card - the bunny looks like he is having fun floating around in the ky

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  4. How stinkin cute!!!! Love the bunny in the colorful balloon! And super background too!

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  5. What a fun card. I love the negative clouds and how you have curved the sentiment over the balloon.

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  6. What a fun card! Love the cute bunny and the curved sentiment :)

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  7. I like the dimension of the white clouds.

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  8. What a adorable card! So cute with the little bunny :o)

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  9. Great way to get the most out of your stamps!

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  10. Wow!! This card is GORGEOUS!
    Love the bold colors! Fab design!!

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  11. Super cute! Who doesn't like critters in a hot balloon?! =)

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  12. Love Lawn Fawn stamps - they are so cute!

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  13. That is so cute! The critter is adorable in the balloon!

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  14. She cut the legs off the bunny!! Poor little thing. Ah well, he doesn't need to hop now he can fly. Great card. Great colours. Thanks for the reminder about bending those stamps. I always forget that.......

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  15. This is so cute! What a great idea!

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  16. I dream about stamping too! haha and I love the lawn fawn blue skies stamps and dies! I need to add those to my collection asap

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  17. This is such a cute set. That balloon looks like fun to color too.

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  18. Wonderful design, love the fun colors and dimension!!

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  19. Very cute--love the stickles on the clouds and the cute bunny in the basket.

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  20. Very clever - the clouds seem to be floating. I have to get a cloud die today!!

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  21. Aw soooo cute!! Love the balloon!!

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  22. what a sweet little bunny in the clouds! love the look of this one. :)

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  23. Th elittle bunny in the basket is just too cute !!!! :)

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  24. This card is super cute, love the new Lawn Fawn release.

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  25. Great paper piecing. Love how you made the clouds!

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  26. Hi Kelly, Fabulous card. I love the way you curved the sentiment. Theresa x

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  27. Always fun designs from Lawn Fawn! Sweet card!

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  28. I dream of stamp ideas too! LOL This is just adorable with those beautiful clouds and great coloring!

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  29. This is such a glorious card. Love everything about it from the colours to the stamps and lay-out. Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs ~ Mette

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  30. You're right, Kelly always comes up with adorable cards. You can tell her, I dream about stamping too.

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  31. Such a cute cute card... Adore lawn fawn stamps...

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  32. I love this stamp set and even just used it the other day for a card. But now I have to go back and get the Critters in the Burbs set! Thanks so much for sharing...this is adorable.

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  33. The colors pulled me in, but all the details made me stay. What a sweet card. Curving the sentiment really set off the balloon, just as the Stickles set off the clouds. Nicely done, Kelly.

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  34. Cute card! And thanks for the tips. ;-)

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  35. What a cute card!!! I absolutely love this card and I love this stamp set! Love the tips you shared too, thank you!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  36. What a great idea! Love the cutout clouds, too.

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  37. This is fantastic love how you stamped the sentiment

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  38. Cut out clouds.
    Glitter.
    And a ballon loving bunny.
    What's not to love. Great card Kelley!!

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  39. Just genius the way Kelly Marie placed the cut out of the hot air balloon to curve her sentiment around it! This card is stunning!! Her cards ALWAYS make me smile!!! :D

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  40. So cute and freakin' genius!!

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  41. Adorable! I love the way you made clouds with silver linings!

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  42. Very sweet and adorable!! I love how you made the words curve with the hot air balloon!

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  43. lovely card today thanks for sharing it with us !!

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  44. beautiful card today tfs with us today

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  45. This is really cute and could be used for lots of occasions!

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  46. Love your card. I'm totally crazy for Lawn
    Fawn Stamps.

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  47. This is so cute! I love the little critter in the balloons basket! Hugs, Hanneke

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  48. Love the great dimension with the cut out clouds and the paper piecing is fabulous!

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  49. Adorable card! I love all of the great elements in it- such wonderful depth!

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  50. Very cool! Love your "negative" clouds.

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  51. Just adorable. Love the cloud die cut and the glitter. Cute balloon stamp

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  52. Lovely card! The negative cut clouds are perfect. TFS

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  53. What a cute card, love the hot air balloon! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Super cute card! Love the night background!

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  55. Oh my goodness! This is SO cute!!!

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  56. Love this card! I especially like what you did to the clouds - can't wait to try this out! :0

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  57. What an absolutely adorable card!! I love the curved sentiment and the die cut clouds.

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  58. haha I'm sure your not the only one that dreams about crafting. I always dream that I have more time in the day to get some crafting done..
    summer time is my busiest time so I have a limited amount of crafting time.
    I'm so jealous of people that get to do it for a living.
    I admire you all..
    I love your card. very cute

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  59. I love that bunny in the basket - so cute! Looking forward to the sneak peeks!

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  60. Adorable bunny! I always love your attention to detail.

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  61. Aww what a cutie!! Lovin that fabulous sky too!

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  62. Kelly Marie always makes the cutest cards!

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  63. I love your technique with 'tucking the bunny in the basket'. So cute.

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  64. So cute and fun! I always love Kelly's creations! Great job!!!!!

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  65. Falling more in love with Lawn Fawn with each project.

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  66. Such a cute card and a great tip for the way you curved your sentiment.

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  67. Such a cute card and a great tip for the way you curved your sentiment.

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  68. Great card, love how you did the words

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  69. Very nice card. Thank you for you're inspiration.

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  70. Simply adorable! Love that bunny.

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  71. So cute! I love the negative cut clouds!

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  72. That rabbit in the hot air balloon is ADORABLE!!!!!!

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  73. Super cute card! The bunny in the basket was such a Greta idea!

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  74. The bunny riding in the hot air balloon is amazing - so cute and clever!

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  75. The bunny riding in the hot air balloon is amazing - so cute and clever!

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  76. Super cute! Love the curved sentiment!

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  77. Love Kelly! Such a cute card!

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  78. Oh, how darling--as always! I have got to get this balloon set and dies! Thanks for showcasing Lisa!

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  79. That bunny sure seems to be enjoying the adventure! Thanks for making me smile.

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  80. Love the idea....I am a huge fan of Lawn Fawn...Thank you for sharing :)

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  81. That is so clever - making the balloon POP like that!!

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  82. WOW, this is spectacular! I love how that balloon is colored!

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  83. This is really amazing! Loving the fun stamps and the die cut clouds and curved sentiment!

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  84. Great idea to use the balloon as a guide for curving the sentiment stamp. Maddy x

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  85. I am obsessed with hot air balloons at the moment.. love this card..TFS!

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  86. große klasse, genial
    lg gila

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  87. What an awesome card! I really love that sentiment. Just adorable how you tucked the bunny in the balloon.

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  88. Soo cute card and a clever idea to put the critter inside it. Love it!!!!

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  89. I woke myself up dreaming of a card I want to make. Hope it turns out as cute as yours!

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  90. I don't dream of cards, but stay awake forever thinking about them...lol...very cute card...love that big colorful hot air balloon and critter!!

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  91. Awesome card adn tutorial! Love it all!~God bless~

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  92. Smashing card - and thanks for the tips with the text stamp.

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  93. Omg genius its so cute I luv it

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  94. Such a wonderful card and I really like that bunny in the basket!

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  95. Such a Very Cute Card!Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  96. Fun card. I like the clods cut out of the paper.

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  97. Adorable card and I love the way you curved your sentiment. I too dream about projects to make:)

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  98. Oh my gosh, I love how so many different Lawn Fawn stamp sets were incorporated into this card, so creative!

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  99. Very cute card! Love the way you combine the stamped images into one dimensional image. (And I agree that Stickles is so much easier to control with a brush.)

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  100. What a super cute card! Love the balloon and the sweet bunny ... the clouds looks awesome! So creative.

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  101. Oh I just love what you did with that Blue Skies set! And great way to use the sentiment too.

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  102. Great card. Love hot air balloons.

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  103. Your not alone. I dream about scrapbooking.

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  104. What a cute card. Love how you put your sentiment around the hot air balloon. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. hee hee this is really adorable.. i love it..

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  106. fun! love Stickles and your balloon is so great!

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  107. Thank you for sharing your fun card, Kelly!! I love the balloon and the banners, too!!

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  108. Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing all of the cute inspiration!! Have a fabulous week!! ;)

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  109. So cool. Love the background.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  110. Isn't that the cutest card? Love the popped up bunny and the stickles around the clouds!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  111. such a stunning card! it is all over pinterest!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  112. lovely creation love lawn fawn stamps love the colors thanks for sharing

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  113. Absolutely love it! I just got this set and can't wait to try it out! Thank you so much for sharing. You guys ROCK!

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  114. Awesome card! I love the glitter around the cloud cut-outs!!!

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  115. Adorable card! I just love the hot air balloon!

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  116. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration

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  117. What an adorable card! Love it, super cute!

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  118. Super cute and a great technique!

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  119. I always wanted to figure out how to do something like this. Now I know! Thanks so much for sharing this especial techniques!

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