Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Taylored Expressions Christmas in July Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone,

I am excited today to be part of the Taylored Expressions Christmas in July Blog Hop! Taylor has these awesome Perfect Packages in her store that you might have seen her use before and they have been a large and small square size (they are awesome because they are sturdy and have a magnetic closure that snaps it tight! and you can decorate it anyway you would like) - Well - Today - Taylored Expressions will offer a new rectangle size Perfect Package that will is PERFECT for A2 size cards and envelopes - this is called the Perfect Package Card Box! This is truly the perfect package to create a gift set o notecards - and so for today's blog hop - I decided to make some Christmas gifts using the Perfect Packages and the beautiful sentiments from the Faith and Hope stamp set from Taylored Expressions

A Christmas Present for DH's Aunt:
This is a Christmas present made for one of my DH's aunts - she is such a wonderful and giving person and has been a sweet inspiration of mine - I adore her and am excited that I have a gift for her for this Christmas and its only July! I used the new Perfect Package Card Box and it can easily hold a 8-12 layered A2 cards - but since mine also had some dimensionals, I made 4 A2 cards with envelopes that fit perfectly in the box. 
I loved decorating the box - the sentiment from the Faith and Hope stamp set reads: Faith can move mountains

Here is a top view of the box:

This is the view of the box closed:

And this is a picture of the box opened:

I created a little pocket on the inside of the box that can hold stamps and also created a ribbon holder to hold a pen - so that letter writing and mailing are within reach:

I made 4 cards total - 2 of each kind - here is the card set that reads: Faith can move mountains with the envelopes:
And here are the 2 cards with the sentiment that reads: "The peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 

And just one more picture - I simply love this product! I can't wait to make one for me! lol! :)

Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria - Cardstock for the cards are from Taylored Expressions: Classic Purple and Birchtone Medium
Accessories: EK success punch, Ribbon, white gel pen, pearl accents, spellbinders, SU! circle punch

Christmas Note Card Gift set for DH's other Aunt :

I had so much fun making this gift set in the recatangle Perfect Package - and had to make one more using the small square Perfect Package. This is perfect for little notecards - and I made this for another one of DH's aunts using the Tiny Dancer paper Collection along with the Faith and Hope stamp set: 
Here is a picture of the box closed
And here is the picture of the box opened:

I made six notecards all of the same - and kept it really simple so that I could make alot and also with the layers being minimal - the box can hold more!

Paper:Cardstock for the cards are from Taylored Expressions: I love these cardstock papers :) Birchtone Medium,  Nautical Blue Light, Razelberry Light, Tiny Dancer Collection for the DP
StampsFaith and Hope stamp set from Taylored Expressions Lasting Impressions line
Accessories: tree punch from Martha, snowflake die, brads, stickles for the snowflakes, liquid pearls for the snow, 

Well, I had so much fun making these gift boxes for DH's Aunts - I love how these boxes are so sturdy and have the magnetic closure! 

And guess what Taylor is having a little Christmas SALE SALE SALE!!! over at the Taylored Expressions store!! All Christmas stamp sets will be 20% off from July 15-25 and Taylor will be giving away a set of 5 of the new perfect Packages in a random drawing - so be sure to head over to Taylor's for a chance to win these FABU boxes!!!  

But also be sure to check out all the beautiful and awesome creations that these awesomely amazing ladies have created with these awesome Perfect Packages!!! 

and of course! Taylor Van Bruggen!

Thanks so much for visiting my lil corner :)
Sankari :)


TannyP said...

Both of those boxes are phenomenal. I love what you did - I'm sure both ladies will adore them.

Karen Motz said...

Gasp!!! Wow Sankari...just amazing as usual. The Christmas set is adorable but the Faith & Hope set takes my breath away. The colours are so rich, the sentiments are highlighted beautifully and the box is decorated perfectly with the matching pen/postage pocket! So Stunning!!!

Radha said...

OMG every time my chaw drops OPEN and eyes wide!!!!
SO BEAUTIFULLY done:).... time for more personal classes!
That is well done... Love sweet:)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Unbelieveable! It'a funny, I was getting excited as I worked my way through the blog hop to see what fabulous creations you dreamed up, and you never disappoint! Sankari, the pocket and pen holder are amazing and your designs are over the top! WOW are just so inspiring!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! These are beyond fantastic! What incredible gifts for the aunts. Beautiful job, as always :)

cve said...

I love what you did!

Ann said...

Oh my word! Thank goodness I was sitting down, or I would've swooned over all this gorgeous! You ROCK, girl!!!

Donna Baker said...

WOWEE, beautiful! You never cease to amaze me! I ADORE your patterned paper mountains with the first set and I totally thought about putting a spot for the stamps & pen holder but I had run out of steam by the time I finished. Oh well. I love the cards on the second one - the aunts will ADORE these, I'm sure!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!! tfs!!

Jami said...

Oh my goodness - both sets are gorgeous! My favorite card id the one where you cut out mountains - love that! And love the pocket in the top of the box. What winderful gifts!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Sankari! Your projects are always amazing!! The details you include always blow me away!! Anyone would be THRILLED to receive these!

Naomi said...

What amazing boxes! The magnetic closure is great. Of course, more so than the boxes, I am blown away at your art on the boxes! Detail, wow! The aunts will love those gifts, anyone would!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

As usual, I am STUNNED at your AMAZING talent! Sankari, you NEVER cease to blow me away, and these two sets have done just that! WOW WOW WOW! It is SO hard to choose a favorite, but I must say, the mountains you created are simply magnificent! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork! Love your creativity & style! This is my first visit. Your banner is delightful!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Stunning! I love all the details you put into your creations! They are always so beautiful and these are just stunners! So Amazing! Love it!
:) Rachel

Leeci said...

Oh my gosh...these are absolutely stunningly beautiful!! I'm so jealous!! Sankari...your work is always so gorgeous, but these just take the cake! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Chrisd said...

Both of your paper crafting ideas are great but my favorite one is the Faith and Love!It is so rich looking...and its cards!

Anonymous said...

OMG....Please excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor!!!! AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!!! You've done SUCH A PHENOMINAL JOB!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

Sankari, these are scrumptious! Absolute works of art.

CathyRose said...

I am just blown away! The boxes are amazing. It would be hard to give them away because they are soooo beautiful! The matching cards are also amazing!

gale said...

Those are both amazing!!

Traci said...

Great projects! I love those boxes you made! The colors are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, these are both awesome!!! What wonderful gifts these are going to make.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW!!! This is so awesome! What great gifts!