Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Cupcake Craftroom Challenge Birds and Bugs

Is it really April 1st already??? Did we not just bring the New Year in or at least it feels that way! You can expect to read the same thing here again in June when we will be halfway through the year! So, are you pulling any April Fools jokes on anyone today???

Well, this is my first post as the new Designer for the Cupcake Craftroom. With Spring in the air, Mandy wants to see creations with a spring feel that incorporates anything that buzzes or flies basically it has to have "wings".

I have a card and matching tag to share with you today featuring new papers called Dragonflies from the Cupcake Craftroom.  The coordinating solid can also be found in the store.
I started the card by stamping the polka-dot background in pink onto white cardstock. After cutting horizontal strips of the dragonfly papers called Hot Chocolate as well as the complimenting solid to match I distressed the edges to compliment the distressed images of the dragonflies. All horizontal pieces were added to my pink card base. A matching pink ric rac border was added to the upper third of the card. Next a piece of white fringe was added horizontally near the top edge of the card front.

A tag on the card was created using a recycled cereal box. It was embossed painted, distressed, and stamped with a sentiment from Practicing Creativity Look Up set. A ticket was applied to the upper right of the tag and a few buttons were added. A dragonfly was cut using my Gypsy Wondering also with a cereal box and painted poodle pink and dressed up with a pearl and some microflakes glitter.  A crochet embellie was applied to the tag for the dragonfly to rest on.  To complete the look of the tag, A fussy seam binding bow was created finished off with some buttons and twine.
One last finishing touch for this card, which involves more recycled embellishments is the punched heart in the lower right corner. It was punched from that same cereal box embossed in my Big Shot and painted Poodle pink to match the dragonfly.  A button in the center completes this look. 
A coordinating gift tag was created using the same coordinating papers. This would be a perfect set for a girl graduating High School or College. A nice card with matching tag for the package or gift bag. 

I'll be entering this into the Moxie Fab World: Don't Throw It Away Challenge as several recycled embellies were created using recycled cereal boxes.

Don't forget to enter the month long challenge over at The Cupcake Craftroom! We can't wait to see what you create all about Bugs and Birds!

Thanks for visiting me for my first Design Team Post for the Cupcake Craftroom! I hope you like what I have created for you today and have been  inspired to play along!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: Practicing Creativity: Look Up!
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Cupcake Cards and Crafts
Ink: Momento
Other: Dies:PTI, Cricut: Gypsy Wondering, Punches: Stampin' UP! Pearls: Michaels, Seam Binding: Etsy, Trimmings: Stash, Tickets: stash, Buttons: Hobby Lobby, Embossing Folders: Sizzix, Twine: Joannes

23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love all the pink and the dragonflies!!

Lesley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could create a bow like that!

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun these are just beautiful,love the pink,and those dragonflies,and all the beautiful detail,hugs Cherylxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. This definately has the WOW FACTOR. Great colour combination, lovely designs, and they are both very classy.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Love Sandra xxx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Tammy, I lov ethe tag and pocket card! Beautiful colour combo, love the little crochet flower, and crinkly ribbon!
My son is much better now, he came to give me a cuddle, and stuck a kick me sign on my back this morning! Back to his cheeky self!

Mary J said...

Tammy, that is just stunning honey! I just love that colourway and the texture fab!

What a fantastic start to being on the team!!

onecraftymama said...

LOVE IT! Pink, black & white is such a fab colour combo, and I love all the little touches you added :)

Marlena M. said...

Tammy, these are BEAUTIFUL projects you've created with recycled items. Awesome job.

Pam W. said...

WOW, your projects are beautiful! Such a yummy color combo and all of your details are perfect. I wish I could work with seam binding like you do.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful use of color and texture.

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my this really caught my eye...love those dragonflies going on here...pretty card/tag.... love it...

scrapclose2theheart said...

Tammy~Such a fab job of recycling & the colors are beautiful. I love dragonflies too. This is just lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so pretty, Tammy! You've got some awesome recycling going on there ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay, your first post as a Cupcake DT member! What a beautiful set to initiate with, too. Love that color combo!

Jen W. said...

How fabulously fun and girly! Love those pink dragonflies!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous color combination! Just stunning! I am lovin' your creations-so very inspiring! TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

VanessaB said...

I served my ds a plate of brussel sprouts for breakfast when he was expecting pancakes.... HAHA. he wasn't too appreciate of that until I said "gotcha. april fools". ;) I know.... where does the time go? your card and tag is sooo pretty: i just love the pink/white/grey/black and all the texture: absolutely fantastic. :)

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Tammy,

This is pretty! You make such lovely cards! Love the pink you added to it!

Take care!

Tan's Hobbies said...

WOWWWWWW!! The card and the tag are AWESOME!! Love the pink-white-black color combination. Love the glittery dragonfly too. As always, love the addition of ribbon, sweet bow and fun border.

Lucia said...

hi Tammy! thank you so much for your comments! you should try some scrapbooking, i can't wait to see your work, as i LOVE your cards and your style! This one is just amazing, and this combo of colors is absolutely my favorite!!! xxx

sandi said...

Wow! I LOVE what you've created here...just soooooooooooooo pretty!

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS on your new Design gig at Cupcake Designs! LOVE this card and tag! LOVE the dragonfly and bow, and of course LOVE this color combo! Just Lovely!

Cath said...

Hey Tammy! Thanks for linking this up to the Don't Throw It Away Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)