Monday, November 24, 2014

Jingle All the Way!

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun creating this card using the Taylored Expressions Pinterest boards as my inspiration. Sometimes its hard to know how to get started making a card - it can seem so daunting! These boards are such a wonderful place to start when you don't know where to start or just to scroll thru for endless hours to see all the amazing cards the DT has made!! For my card today, I made mine inspired by Stephanie's beautiful card!

I absolutely love the sweet candy stripes with the sentiment and so I kept the layout and everything the same, but changed up the holly at the bottom for some snowflakes (one snowflake from the Mitten Garland die set and one from the Winter Wonderland snowflake set. The main sentiment is die cut using the Jingle All the Way die and I adhered it to the music sheet embossed using the Sheet Music embossing folder on some Salt Water Taffy paper. Stephanie had some awesome stitching on the sides of her card and since I am not very good with a sewing machine, I used some liquid pearls around the card:


 Here is a closer peek at the details of the card - love how crisp these die cuts and embossing folders are:
 I loved making this card so much that I made two more using the same layouts and papers from the Matched Kit: Gingerbread Lane from Taylored Expressions:



Card Ingredients:
Papers: Matched Kit: Gingerbread Lane from Taylored Expressions and Salt Water Taffy paper
Taylored dies and embossing folder:  Jingle All the Way die Mitten Garland die set Winter Wonderland snowflake setSheet Music embossing folder
Accessories: Liquid pearls, buttons, baker's twine, foam tape

I loved making these cards on a snowy day - gets me right into the spirit of the season! Check out all the Taylored Expressions Pinterest boards for inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
Sankari :)


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Release Day: Hug in a Mug

HI Everyone,

Taylored Expressions will be celebrating Release Week with some Fabulous Giveaways!! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak peek Day this week for Details on how you can enter to win!!!



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Happy Release Day from Taylored Expressions!! YAY!!! Today I am so excited to show you a set of cards that I made with a sentiment that continues to crack me up!!! This card set is from the stamp set: Hug in a Mug and it has awesome sentiments including the one that I made with this stamp set: "I like Big Cups and I cannot Lie" !!! OMGosh Hilarious!!! 
Is that song going through your head right now - because it has been in my head from the moment I saw this sentiment!!! Here is the set of cards that I made with this set:



 I kept the layout pretty simple and used the MiniBorder dies on the top and bottom of the cards for a little more detail and fun along with a bit of bling to the center for more of a zing of fun! Here is a close up of one of the cards:




Card Ingredients:
Stamps:Hug in a Mug stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Rich Cocao.
Papers: PinkPaislee: Hello Sunshine (6x6 paperpack)
Accessories: MiniBorders dies from TE, string twine, Label Stacklets 8, Foam dimensionals and Best Glue Ever


I loved making this set of cards - isn't that sentiment hilarious!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please hop on over to the TE Blog to see all the designers who have created some amazingness with these new dies, stamps and papers!!!

Hugs,
Sankari :)


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 3: Napkin Rings, Take Your Place and Perfect Blend

HI Everyone,

Taylored Expressions will be celebrating Release Week with some Fabulous Giveaways!! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak peek Day this week for Details on how you can enter to win!!!



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Today I am so excited to show some super cool new dies that are so awesome!!! Taylor will be releasing a couple of dies called: Take Your Place (which is awesome for creating place holders at the table for dinner parties, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc. and Napkin Ring die set that allows you to make awesome personalized napkin rings!!!

Here is a project that I made using just Take Your Place die with the Small Packages stamp set: I created a placecard with the sentiment: "You are appreciated" and then in the Napkin Ring die set - I stamped the sentiment "Give Thanks" : I love the way that this personalization of the table can make the table look so whimsically decorated:





Here is a close up of the Placecard with the sentiment from the Small Packages stamp set:





Here is another look of the napkin ring and the placecard setting: I also used the soon to be released Bon Appetit die set that allows you to die cut forks, spoons and knives:


Here is another project I made using the Napkin Ring die set - I created 4 personalized Napkin Ring Holders by using the Napkin Die set and then die cutting the center of a sheet of names that I printed out with the center of the Napkin die set. I die cut leaves from felt using the Tag Along Autumn dies and cut the owls out of the Carte Bella: Perfect Autumn papers:


Here is a closer peek at the Napkin Ring Holders I created for our family - hopefully more of a reason for my kids to actually have fun using the napkins :) :


I was thinking that one individual napkin can be arranged like this during the place setting:


Here are all four of them - my children are so so so so beyond excited about their napkin rings!!! Who knew napkin rings could be so exciting!! My daughter wants to have tea parties so I can make them for her friends - its pretty adorable! I love the leaf die and this sweet paper:





For my next project, I created a card using the stamp set: Perfect Blend - such a perfect card to make for your coffee buddy - I know exactly how to give this card to!!! I colored the image and then cut it out and embellished it with a heart and spoon (from the Bon Appetit die set):


Here is close up of the card - love these two friends having coffee - they are so cute! I added some ribbon made from twine to the top right corner and the spoon cut out from a metallic gray paper:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Perfect Blend stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Love Letter and Tuxedo Black
Papers: Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color -Kraft
Accessories: Bon Appetit dies, heart punch, copics, corner chomper, white gel pen, twine, foam, best glue ever

I loved making this set of cards and table place settings ! So sweet and personal! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please hop on over to the TE Blog to see all the designers who have created some amazingness with these new dies, stamps and papers!!!

Please stop by tomorrow for more release week projects!
Hugs,
Sankari :)


Verve November Diva Inspirations Hop

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our November inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Naturally Navy:


Classic, bold, timeless...navy is naturally elegant! 
Go nautical or pair with neutrals for a creation sure to impress.

For my card today, I decided to use beautiful Moments Remembered stamp set. I love the beautiful peacock feathers and peacock that is part of this stamp set - this set is so beautifully illustrated and has such lovely sentiments. I started out with a blue base that I embossed and then sponged with silver ink. I stamped the sentiment and feather that I sponged and then added a mat with gray cardstock:

Here is close up of the sentiment and image. I added a little liquid pearls around the edges and then finished up the triple bow with some curly-q's of green DP:
 
Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Moments Remembered stamp set from Verve Stamps
Papers: Blue and gray cardstock from Bazzill
Inks: Memento Danube Blue and Nautical Navy
Accessories: circle nesties, blue satin ribbon, corner chomper, liquid pearls blue and yellow stickles, foam tape dimensionals and Best Glue Ever,

 Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Amy7. Sarah
2. Anya8. Sony
3. Betty9. Susan
4. Jen10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa