Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Flower Cupcakes

How about this eye candy!  These cupcakes are just screaming springtime, flowers and pastel colors.  This is the inspiration photo for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge CIC152 sponsored by Di's Digital Downloads.   One of you lucky crafters is going to get something very cute.

This a great starting point.  My head was spinning with ideas.  First thing that came to my mind was pull out all my flower dies and there's quite a few of them.  I spent a couple happy hours (remember, I'm easily amused) making flowers.  It's amazing how time flies when you're doing stuff you like.

At some point I remembered the teapot template that was on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge blog.  I had printed out the tutorial hoping to use it, and this seemed like the perfect time. 
The lid comes off, just like a real teapot, to reveal an image, or sentiment or with a little playing around you could attach a gift card there. 

Once I got the card assembled I decided to use only one of the flowers I made, the yellow one.  It was made with two different dies.  The daisy die was used for the outer petals and the inside was made with the smallest rolled rose.  

I wanted you to see that the lid pulls up and out.  Isn't that clever!  I do love this idea and it's very easy to make so if you love shaped cards and/or teapots stop over at Top Tip for the template and tutorial. 

The lid piece comes all the way out.  I stamped the sentiment on this piece before I made the teapot.  At this point in time I had no idea I was going to use the ticket die and stamp which has a sentiment.  I hadn't thiought about how I was going to decorate the teapot and as I went trhough stamps and embellishments I came across the ticket and die set and decided to try that one out.  Maybe I'll replace the stamped sentiment on the lid piece with a blank piece of cardstock so that I can write a note, and maybe not.   It's good to have options.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Ticket Die-namics"; sentiment Heidi Grace "Quotes"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Ranger "Tattered Rose" and "Tea Dye"; Versa Magic "Spring Pansy"
paper - Stampin' Up "Pale Plum" cs and "Patterns Stack - Subtles" dsp for flower and flourish; K & Co "Susan Winget Spring Blossoms" dp
miscellaneous - My Favorite Things die-namics "Fancy Flourish","Rolled Daisy" and "Rolled Rose"; lace; pearls; flowers

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC152 - photo
Delightful Challenges - Someone Special
Cute Card Thursday #208 - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too #9 - It's Spring
Crafty Ann's  #61 - Spring Into Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Ruby's Rainbow #24 - Lace
Papertake Weekly - For the Girls or Mum
Top Tip Tuesday #72 - Make a Really Girly Creation (thanks for the teapot template!)
There She Goes TSG147 - Hidden Surprise
Cutie Pie #13 - Pearls and Swirls
Totally Stampalicious - Flowers
One Stop Crafts #174 - Handmade flowers
Totally Gorjuss #123 - Spring

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  In the meantime, the sweeties at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge want you to play along.  So make something inspired by the pretty cupcakes and link it up here for a chance to win a prize from Di's Digi Downloads.


  1. This is fabulous Chris! Love it!
    Rene :D

  2. absolutely stunning and noble! you did a fantastic job!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. I'm so delighted that you used the Teapot template from our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week.

  4. OH WOW ... this is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. wow this is beautiful...


  6. Absolutely beautiful. I am glad you loved the template and used it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. Great teapot! So glad you found it inspiring. Love the papers you used and how you decorated it. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  8. this is so beautiful! love it!

  9. Very pretty card - this is so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

  10. Wonderful card "for the girls"! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. What a lovely card. I love how the beautiful sentiment comes out. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this week at There She Goes.


  12. WOW! Stunning creation, just love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Your creation is stunning! sorry you never managed to get your entry in before it closed at Cutie Pie, but thank you so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you for the new challenge! Woo x

  14. wonderful Spring cupcakes and tea pot--love them both. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. Wow what a fab project Chris, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. Such a clever creation, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too and our It's Spring??? Challenge.

    hugs, Marjo

  17. This is stunnng Chris, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  18. Fantastic card.Very inspiring.Love it, will have to try this template myself.Thank you for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow lace challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  19. LOVE this! great colours, and all the details are awesome, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

  20. Such a really beautiful way to inspire us and share your talents too! The colors are gorgeous and make for a fantastic mothers day celebration. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and please come back this Tuesday for another chance to join us!
    Tammy Louise

  21. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Lace " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  22. This is really clever and beautiful, all the hard work was definitely worth it :)

  23. Perfect projects and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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