Friday, April 5, 2013

We're Going Retro!


Welcome to the April Paper Wings Productions Design Team blog hop and giveaway!  This month we are traveling back in time to bring you some "Retro" inspiration and we're sharing some blog candy!


For a chance to win all you need to do is be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary, and visit each of the participating designers blogs and leave us some love. Then leave a comment at The Aviary letting us know you completed the hop.  To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and invite your friends to the hop.  Make sure you leave us a separate comment for each additional entry.  The winner will be announced at The Aviary on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Joining us this month in the time machine as this month's featured guest designer is the lovely and super talented Lori Johnson Apgar of Scrappin' My Stress Away!


Okay, fasten your seat belts because it is time to travel back to simpler times before cell phones, computers and gasp! the internet...lol!!  You should be coming to my blog from Norma's blog and the complete blog hop list is below.


For my Retro creation, I decided to travel back to the far out era of the 1970's when bright colors, glitter and mixing patterns and colors were in vogue. This boho-disco card features some groovy background textures using the 'Flourish Fun 1' and  'Backgrounds Cling' stamp sets.  I added in a colorful sunburst pattern and layered that with some hippie flowers from the 'Flower Power' stamp set- very fitting!  For additional texture, I added in my own mini disco balls with the metal gems.  I added a simple thank you sentiment but this card is versatile for any occasion.

The inside shows off more of the gorgeous flourishes and beautiful flowers and of course I had to add in more 'disco' balls and rhinestones for that 70's feel!  I added another color blocked background in bright, funky colors too!
Hope you enjoyed our 'Retro' themed blog hop!  Make sure you visit all of the designers and then head back to The Aviary and leave a comment.  Your next stop on the hop is 


Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

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16 comments:

  1. Super fun card Tara! I LOVE the mix of bright colors and patterns! =)

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  2. Your projects are so beautiful that I kept scrolling and commented on the next one!!! LOVE this card!!

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  3. Tara, your card looks like a fun funky textile from the 70s and who could resist the disco bling. Makes me want to dance. Love it!

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  4. Morning Tara! Your card is so fun, I love all the sparkle and bright colors!! Beautiful, have a wonderful day!!

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  5. Fun and funky!! lol! I almost have to say that with the neon colors, this could totally do double duty for the 80's too! Too fun! Love all of the flowers and flourishes! Great card!

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  6. Tara, love your psychedelic card and all the bright colors!

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  7. Such fun, bright colors Tara! This is such a fun card!

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  8. This is a fantastically hip card, Tara! Your playful and skilled use of color, stamps, pattern and texture is really dy-no-mite! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  9. Love these bright colors - such a happy card!

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  10. That's a really with-it card you made, Tara. Really hip and funky in a really groovy way. Thanks for participating in the hop, so we all may be inspired!

    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so cute! I just love the fun bright colors!

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  12. This is so beautiful!! I love the colors and design!! It definitely is retro and groovy!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Lovely colorful project and great hop!

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  14. Simply fun and fresh and fabulous! What a gorgeous use of color - this spells HAPPY!! TFS!

    *Blessings!*

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