Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cupcake Sunday and a Celebration

Happy Sunday! Today is the first day of spring which I am very excited about because it is favorite time of year. It actually feels like spring today too. In honor of it's arrival I have this to share with you today.

It is also my entry for The Shabby Tea Room's first birthday celebration Party Time. This was the inspiration photo

I am also entering it in the ABC DT Happy Bithday Challenge too.
I started with this Template from Nicole Heady's blog. The base of the house was cut out of fine linen cardstock then I scored lines about 1/2" apart using my Score Pal and distressed them with Chammomile ink. For the roof I used the largest size scalloped rectangle Nestabliltie die I had then I covered it with scallops that were punched out of cardstock from this digi paper pack. Next I used my new Martha Stewart Garden Punch I won from Peggy's Sue's Blog give away and some retired Melissa Frances Paper I found on Etsy then I attached it to the front of the box. When I was done with that I created the banner with my PTI banner set which has not seen ink until now. After that I stamped the little sign with a sentiment from Fillable Frames then cut it out and matted it on some Hibiscus Cardstock then I attached it to the front of the box with a dimensional. To finish the house off I added some Melon Berry Satin ribbon that I tied in a bow and a Sweet Blush Button to the top. Now you can't have a party without cupcakes and I discovered these boxes are perfect to hold them. I was planning on making Red Velvet cupcakes last month in honor of Valentine's day but time got away from me and Emilia was into making brownines instead but this month I decided to make Hummingbird Cupcakes which also go perfectly with the box. The recipe comes from the DC Cupcake Girls. I love these show and was thrilled when I saw them on the Martha Stewart Show sharing this recipe. Now I know why the lines are around the block. It is kind of hard to see the cupcake in the box but here it is.

Outside the box

I didn't have a bird cutter so I stamped the humming bird image from the PTI bird watching set then scanned it and imported it into SCAL. After that I cut it out with my Cricut then used the piece the image came out of as a stencil and cut it out of pink fondant using and exacto knife. Some of them kind of look more like a ducks but they are still birds right?

That's it for now. I hope your first week of spring is a great one. As always thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with more to share.

22 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Once again your project is adorably cute! What a sweet little bird house and Love the cupcake! Wondering if this project would work for WMS sketch? Definitely enjoying the warmer weather this spring day brings.

Nadine said...

Happy Spring Terri!! Your project is way too adorably cute! Especially the little banner!

Debbie said...

What an absolutely PRECIOUS little birdhouse shaped cupcake holder -- simply {sweet}!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room for our birthday bash :)

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous bird house, I particularly like the little banner! The colours you've used are fantastic - Lovely Spring project :O)

Jen said...

Terri, this is so lovely! I think the world ought to be filled with these delightful little birdhouses...filled to the brim. Your crafting genius is amazing and so inspiring! Perfect celebratory project! Love this!

Mad for Paper said...

this is so cute. What a fun gift this would be to receive.
TFS
Ang

Diane Jaquay said...

Terri, this little cupcake box is as sweet as can be, I really LOVE it!!!

tamdoll said...

Your birdhouse is adorable!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a sweet little birdhouse! love the banner on it. And that cupcake looks delish.
Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Lindsay said...

This is so adorable Terri! Loove your interpretation! And those cupcakes look DELICIOUS!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is DARLING!! I LOVE it!! What a CUTE CUTE idea.. that cupcake looks DELISH too! :)
LOVE this challenge.. I am gonna have to take a peek at it!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Peggysuez said...

This is fabulous! I love the way you used the punch on the patterned paper and the colors are so soft and Springy!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Just perfect! I was just thinking how I don't really care for Fine Linen but I like it after seeing your project!

Sharron said...

Very pretty, Terri--really looks like Spring! Love your ADORABLE little birdhouse, especially with the banner on the front. And pink with Fine Linen really makes a great combo. Looks like another yummy cupcake too!

Cammie said...

This is such an adorable birdhouse--a wonderful project to kick off spring. As usual, I am in awe of the wonderful details of your project. BTW, the fairy image I used on my card was one I downloaded over a year ago, and unfortunately,I didn't recored its source; however, faeryfae50megs.com has some wonderful images.

Monica K. said...

Very cute birdhouse, Terri! I love the pink scallops you added to the roof. And how clever to use it for a cupcake box too!!

Jenn said...

Popping in to say Happy Birthday.

Hope it's a great one.

Lori said...

Stinkin CUTE!!!! I love it and the fact it holds a yummy cup cake how perfect. Thanks for joining us at ABC DT challenge blog.

Huguenot Girl said...

Such a cute project and the cupcake looks scrummy!

Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE!!! I love the birdhouses and the cupcakes ..... always fantastic Terri!!!

Alyssa S said...

This is so darling and fabulous! Love the banner on it too ;o) Crossing my fingers for you!

Nerina said...

Terri - your cupcake projects are always a real work of art! This one has me 'aaaawing' aloud! What a GORGEOUS cupcake holder - and so creative! This really does welcome spring - the colours and that banner are just perfect!