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.

"Thanks"

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


"Congrats"  
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!

Chris

18 comments:

  1. These are both so cute!! I love the embossed cupcakes in the background of the first one! Great job!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  2. OH MY! These are sooooo SWEET! Love that CB folder with the cupcakes and so many wonderful little details on the congrats card!

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  3. Super fun, Chris! Of course I love the embossed cupcake background to go with the cupcake image! :)

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  4. Two pretty cards today! love the cupcake embossing and pretty flower on the first one!

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  5. Oh I Love, Love Love that CB folder-- definitely going to have to track one down! Super sweet card!!

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  6. Two cutties!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. Ohhh, I LOVE your adorable cards...such fun images and beautiful colors!!! The cupcake embossed background has got to be my favorite!!!!

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  8. These are both FABULOUS and I LOVE how you finished the insides as well!

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  9. The cupcake embossing is so cute with the cupcake image! Love that you finished the insides of the cards, too.

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  10. These are so pretty! Love that embossed BG... perfect with the image! Great colors! :o)

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  11. Two adorable cards. I love that cupcake background! So cute!

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  12. love it
    I love THANK YOU CARDS!!!!
    so gorgeous!

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  13. I love the THANK U!!!
    the cupcake!!!
    & u thank u 4 stopping at my blog!
    ( )

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  14. Your cards are a delight!! Love the embossed and sanded background. Great effect!

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  15. Oh these cards are just GREAT! I especially love the first one and the embossing of all those cupcakes. Totally cool!

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