Good Morning Everyone!
Guess What??? Today marks the first day of sneak peeks for the release of some “berry” special stamps at Taylored Expressions!!!! Woo-hoo! Today & tomorrow the Baker’s Dozen will be showing you some sneak peeks from the two new stamp sets, a new Key Ingredients Packet and some awesome favor treats/perfect package boxes – all of which will be available this coming Wednesday, August 5th!!!
Today, we are showing some sneak peeks from the stamp set: Berries & Cherries using the: Key Ingredients that coordinates for this stamp set called the Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients: I absolutely adore adore adore these papers – All the cards today are made with papers from this set of Key Ingredients (which comes with cardstock, coordinating DP and embellishments and matching ribbon – did I mention that I love love love love these ribbons and papers!!??!!!)
LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES:
This first card is one of my favorite expressions: “Life is a Bowl of Cherries”– I used Taylor’s Friday Cupcake sketch #76 for this card and paper pieced the bowl of cherries from one of the papers in the Key Ingredients set (KI set). I paper pieced the cherries and flower and used my spellbinder dies to create the main focal point.
Card Details: Paper: All the papers are from the Berries and Cherries Key Ingredients set. Stamps: This set is called: Berries & Cherries Ink: Stazon-Black, Ruby Red from SU! Accessories: All the paper is from the Key Ingredients set, white gel pen, spellbinders Die, liquid pearls, and corner rounder for the scalloped edging.
THANK YOU BERRY MUCH!
I couldn’t stop at one – so I had to make another one – I love that this stamp set has an image of a pint of strawberries! AND my SIL let me borrow her vintage Strawberry Short Cake doll for the photoshoot! I grew up watching Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon Meringue and the whole crew - and was psyched that I could borrow her doll for a playdate with me :)
Card Details: Paper: All the papers are from the Berries and Cherries Key Ingredients set. Stamps: This set is called: Berries & Cherries Ink: Stazon-Black, Ruby Red from SU! prismacolor pencils Accessories: All the paper,ribbon are from the Key Ingredients set, spellbinders Die, bling from my stash and crystal stickles
STRAWBERRY PIN CUSHION GIFT SET
As soon as I saw these stamps, I knew immediately I wanted to create strawberry pincushions! So, the last peek that I created is another berry card and this one coordinates with a little gift that I created: a basket with a strawberry pincushion.
Project Details: Paper: All the papers are from the Berries and Cherries Key Ingredients set. Stamps: This set is called: Berries & Cherries Ink: Stazon-Black, Ruby Red from SU! prismacolor pencils Accessories: All the paper,ribbon are from the Key Ingredients set, spellbinders Die, stickles, velvet red cloth material, green felt and fleece, yellow embroidery thread, Easter Basket Die Cut from Taylored Expressions, EK success punch and corner rounder
I found an easy template to make these pincushions on Martha (check out this link here) but I am neither nimble nor quick on the sewing machine – so I didn’t know how I was going to make it. But my dearest MIL came to the rescue and sewed up the edge of the strawberries. I then stuffed the strawberries, sewed it closed and then sewed the strawberry leaves on top with felt and fleece.
Here is a picture of how the process of creating these pincushions – I used embroidery thread to create a look of strawberry seeds:
I can’t wait to give this to my MIL who is a seamstress extraordinaire, as a thank you present for helping me sew the seam! This basket (Easter Basket Die Cut) that I decorated is a favor box that Taylor carries in her store (check out this link). It is so easy to assemble – and even more easy to decorate (you can check out how to put these baskets together by checking out Taylor’s blog post here where she goes through it step by step!) Here is a picture of just the basket and the strawberry that I made with some pins:
And here is a picture of the card that I made for this gift set using the awesome Jen del Muro's Saturday Sketch from this last saturday: I paper pieced one of the stawberries in the set with some of the DP from the Berries and Cherries Key Ingredients set.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Baker’s Dozen DT members and their awesome berry creations:Donna Baker
Jen del Muro
and of course: Taylor VanBruggen
Thanks so much for visiting my little ole blog!
Tomorrow we have some special sneak peeks of the other new stamp set that Taylor will be releasing and trust me – its going to be a part-aaay! So be sure to check back!!!
Hope you have a berry special wonderful day!!!