August 11, 2010

Tea Party ~ Sketch Blog Hop

I hope you have enjoyed this Tea Party Hop!! If you arrived from Nilla's blog and have visited all 13 other blogs; you have now arrived on the last blog of the hop. If you did not arrive from Nilla's blog you will want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog which you can find here; as not to miss anything and to be eligible for the random drawings!

The image that I bring you is called "Tea Party Princess" I truly love this image. I really don't enjoy drawing people too much, but I really like how she turned out. I colored my image with colored pencils and kept my card fairly simple as to really showcase the image. I used both the Garden Trellis and the Hydrangea Petal punches by Martha Stewart to do the side of my card. Then of course I finished it off with pearls and rhinestones. It turned out just how I had envisioned it.

My Card:

My card is actually a Joy Fold Card. Because I have made this type card before I didn't follow these instructions. I think my card is actually bigger. My card is a 5x7. I have a little flower on the bottom left side holding my flap in place. If you haven't tried one of these, you should. They are easy peasy!

My Sketch: My sketch will work for a joy fold card or a regular card.

I hope you have enjoyed our Tea Party~Sketch Hop; the new releases and enjoyed collecting some fun sketches to work from. We would love it if you would come back and join us for our Magical Monday Challenges as well; every Monday. Big thanks to the Designer Team and of course to all of you hoppers who took the time to hop along with us this week and left us some luvins along the way!

PLEASE make sure you read:

I will pick 2 participants in a random drawings August 18th to receive 5 images of their choice from Paper Cupcakes. To be eligible for the random drawings you must have visited all 14 blogs and left a message on each. If you have completed that and want to be eligible for the drawings place your name here in Mr. Linky with any link and you will be placed in the drawing. Make sure you check back August 18th on the Paper Cupcakes Blog to see if you won.

Now don't forget to leave me a quick note below as well as leave your name on Mr. Linky!

Here's to good friends who craft and of course a good cup of tea! Thanks for being part of our tea party with us today! You can find all the images you seen today here under New Arrivals. XOXO

Just in case you got lost along the way!

Paper Cupcakes Blog
Patti N.
Patti P.
Nina (leave your name and a message & any link here)

August 9, 2010

Magical Monday - Sewing

This weeks challenge over at the Paper Cupcakes Challenge blog Dru Cabral brings us the challenge. She wants us to use sewing. Well, I personally love sewing on cards and projects, but rarely do it. So I was excited to have this as the challenge. My machine has not been in good working order for a while so I usually will hand sew with some embroidery thread, which is what I did here. For this challenge I decided to stray from making a card and decided to make this cute single cupcake box. I wish I would have made some cupcakes so I could place one in the box, but just didn't have the time. I did however make some muffins, but they were all eaten before I could slip one in the box and take the picture!

I started out with double sided thick paper more like card stock since I wanted a design inside and outside, but a good card stock would work just fine. I read this template somewhere and only had the measurements and so I made my own template. You need to use a 12x12 piece of paper to use the template, mainly because my template does not include the little flap that goes into the box and then there are 2 little flaps on the inside top of the box. I did my template on an 8.5x11 piece of paper minus these flaps so you could easily make your own template by tracing mine onto a 12x12 piece of paper and then you can add/extend those 3 little areas that are the flaps onto your own template, which I thought would be easy (hope that makes sense).

After I had my box together I did my stitching on the front 2 corners of the box and around the lid with embroidery thread. I colored my image in my Bic Mark-its. I seen this little saying "Cupcake Taste Tester" "Somebody has to do it" and thought it would be perfect for my little box. I put the first phrase on the tag on top and the rest on the front with my image "just ducky". I added a few yellow butterflies on the sides and thought it turned out super cute.

You can download my template I made for this here. But make sure you add the little flaps that are not on my template or you won't be able to close your box lid. It is all in the instructions, but if you have questions just email me and I will try my best to explain anything.

Also, make sure you join us over on the Paper Cupcake Blog for our blog hop this week. It starts Wednesday and runs a week you won't want to miss out on all the great sketches and new releases!

Have a great creative week!