February 7, 2013

SOUS Diecut Challenge - Balloon

Hi there!

Today's Stuck on U Sketches Diecut Challenge was to use a balloon.

I chose this "selfie" photo that my daughter uploaded to Instagram to document this time in her life where she is making decisions about the future. My journaling is hidden on the tag behind this photo.
Papers: Pink Paislee, Unknown vellum; Diecuts: Pink Paislee; Title: Cricut & SCAL, Going Places, Indie Art,
Arial font; My Mind's Eye brad and floss; Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Vellum is becoming a hot new product again and I LOVE that! For once, hoarding supplies has paid off for me! ;)

I used my Cricut, SCAL and a Lori Whitlock SVG file to cut two mint and one blue balloon and then three beige coloured pieces of scrap vellum. Then I layered the beige piece over each of the coloured balloons and sewed them onto the background paper. Then I folded the beige pieces up to give them dimension. I know they will flatten down in the album, but they make me happy right now. LOL!

Be sure to stop by the SOUS blog to check out all the other beautiful designs using balloons and be sure to upload your layout or card using die cut balloons!

Thanks for looking!


  1. I love the design and creativity you used on this layout. Put it on my favs on Pinterest.

  2. Such a beautiful page. I love the vellum balloons and how you used layered to given them dimension.

  3. awesome idea for a page! really like how you made the balloons 3-D

  4. very nicely done love the balloons.. thanks for sharing. The color is so nice love the color yu have chossen..

  5. Wow...those dimensional balloons are lovely! Great page!

  6. Great layout, love the 3-D balloons :)

  7. Pretty layout, great use of the vellum!

  8. Love your layout and your style - perfect!

  9. So much I love about this page: the colors, clouds and balloons, the photo and layering. Simply put, a perfect layout.

  10. This is beautiful, Sylvie!! Love your hot air balloons!! Hugs!!!

  11. Awesome layout Sylvie.. I love your title, so original and those 3d balloons are such a great idea for a layout..