Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop September 2010

Welcome to the September Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop!  This month, we were to use any stamp set from June 2010 or earlier, and Sankari Wegman had an amazing optional sketch for us to use as well.  Last month during the hop, I started creating cards to use as part of a series for Christmas presents, and this month I chose to continue working on that set.  To see the first part of this Christmas gift, look at my August blog hop post.

My cards this month are using the Taylored Expressions stamp set Sweet Occasions.


This card was so much fun to make!  I was able to find some of the new Cuttlebug Companion Embossing Folders and couldn't wait to try them.  So first I embossed the cupcakes on Coordinations Cardstock, then sanded the cardstock to make the cupcakes pop.  I then paper pieced the "Thanks" and had lots of fun with glitter!

Stamps:  TE Sweet Occasions
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI tea inks
Cardstock:  Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream (PTI), Coordinations
Patterned Paper:  Chloe's Closet (MM)
Accessories:  Rhinestones (Michaels), Glitter (CTMH), Felt Flower, Ribbon (SU), Button (MM), Copic Markers

Because Sweet Occasions has such great stamps for the insides of the cards as well, I stamped the inside as well.  To add that extra special touch, I also did an envelope liner in coordinating paper as well.

Inside of card

Card with Envelope

The next card in my gift set was fun on the embellishment level.  I don't think you can tell in the picture, but the roof is covered in white flocking.  The two lollipops and the peppermint candy by the roof are done in glitter, and my favorite touch--the doorknob is a Taylor's Tiny Twinkle!

Stamps:  Sweet Occasions (TE)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI tea inks
Cardstock:  Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Chloe's Closet (MM)
Accessories:  Trim, Glitter (MM), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Flocking (Doodlebug)

And here is the inside and envelope for this card:
Inside of Card

Card with Envelope

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to start blog hopping later on today and see what everyone has created!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sending Good Thoughts!

I can't believe what a whirlwind the last few weeks have been.  School starting and working on your house create a lot of chaos! I finally got some time to play today by necessity--had to create some cards for a bridal shower.  I created two cards, one for my gift and one for my Mom's.  So here they are:


This card was just kinda fun, especially adding all the bling--the Embellie Gellie is really a useful tool!

Stamps:  Heart Prints (PTI), Warmest Regards (SU)
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Accessories:  Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (TE), Ribbon

This next card was really fun to make--I was playing around with sanding an embossed image on the Coordinations cardstock, and tried sanding the debossed side instead, so that the sanding would outline the design.  Here's how it came out . . . .

Wishing You All the Best

Stamps:  Year of Flowers Sweet Peas (PTI)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Sweet Blush (PTI), Coordinations Cardstock, Ivory (LSS)
Accessories:  Ribbon (SU), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by, I have some cute boy birhtday cards coming up tomorrow!