Thursday, December 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 2

Good Morning Everyone!!!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's blog hop to see everyone's lovely "Discover Your Wings" stamp set - well there is more awesomeness today as we show samples from 2 stamp sets will be rleased tomorrow at 8am PST at the Taylored Expressions store. Today the Design Team has split up in two teams - one team will feature creations from the stamp set called Sweet Occasions: and the other team show casing the stamp set called Crafty Cuppie (and accessory set). I have always loved cuppie - how can you not love cupcake - especially one as talented as Cuppie!!! This new stamp set and accessory set featuring Cuppie is something that is made especially for us crafters - You don't want to miss this one!!! I LOVe all the sentiments and this set because I have been looking for something that has sentiments that you can make for other fellow crafters & the fun thing is that with the accessory set - you can even custom make your particular sentiment (more on that later :)

Card #1 - Stamping is Cheaper than Therapy

My first card is one of my favorite - because it is SOOOO TRUE!!! The sentiment reads: "Stamping is Cheaper Than Therapy" :

Here is a close up of all the things on Cuppie's desk - how cute is this! There is Cuppie's own paper trimmer, a heart punch, ink pads, glue dots and designer paper!!! :)))) !! I was giggling while making this card!!! I even paper pieced the papers in the stamp with the designer paper in the card! lol!
And here is a close up of the bottom half of the card - I stamped the word "Stamping" on a tag and then popped it up with dimensionals onto the label die. I know just the person who this is for - someone who gets my addiction of all things cardmaking :))


Card Ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey: Marrakech collection and Choice Snow White cardstock
Ink: Memento Lady Bug Red and Aquamarine
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie
Accessories: Spellbinders, dimensionals, Fiskars ribbon threading punch and scalloped punch, Sakura glaze pen (both clear and red), copics, ribbon from stash and button from Whirligig.

Card #2 - I'd Rather Be Quilting

The second card that I made today is for my MIL to give to one of her quilter friends - I love this sentiment and was loving the papers from the card above so I kept going with the same papers as above in making this card because as soon as I saw that the Marrakech collection had paper that looked like mini quilt squares, I knew that I had to use it!

Here is a close up of the details - I love this stamp with the little cross stitching pattern - sooo cute and I had to paper piece what Cuppie was stitching - which just totally made me giggle more :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech collection and Choice Snow White cardstock
Ink: Memento Expresso and Aquamarine
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie
Accessories: Spellbinders, dimensionals, Fiskars scalloped punch, Sakura glaze pen (both clear and white), copics, ribbon from stash and buttons from Whirligig (I {heart} these buttons :)

Card # 3 - You Color My World

For my third card - this one is made for my sweetest little man - just in the last couple of months - my little DS has become quite the artiste - he LOVEs to draw and to paint and last week he was upset with me because I made a card for his sister and I didn't make anything for him - lol - so this card is made with him - I LOVE this sentiment: "You color my world" - what a gorgeous sentiment! I chose the little cuppie who is painting and thought that I should create an easel card - since the cuppie is after all.... painting - so I followed the directions from SCS on the easel card whose illustrations and text was created by Penny Wessenaur and the original card concept is by Deborah March. Mary Beerman has a great video tutorial that you can follow along with - and I made my base cardstock 4x4 - but you can alter it to any size to fit your stamp or the envelope.
I used the same papers as the above card and love that with the easel card - he can display it in his room (and the thing that TOTALLY touches my heart is that both of my kids display the cards that I make for them in their room - it is just the sweetest thing ever - and not only that - they keep track of how many cards the other has - so I have to make sure that the next one I make is one for my daughter - otherwise I will be "hearing" about it :)))
Usually there is one button right in the middle that is there to keep the card flush as it stands up - and in this card - its more like a line of the buttons. I love that it can easily fold down and lay flat as well (sliding it into an envelope will depend on the card and embellishments and dimensionals):
Card Ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech collection and Choice Snow White cardstock
Ink: Memento Expresso and Aquamarine
Stamps: Crafty Cuppie
Accessories: Spellbinders, dimensionals, Fiskars scalloped punch, Sakura glaze pen (both clear and white), copics, ribbon from stash and buttons from Whirligig

I love alllllll of the little crafty things that Cuppie is doing in this set and know that if you are a crafter of any kind - you are going to love this set and all the versatility of the sentiments that you can interchange and create to tailor/taylor ;) it to your crafting needs :) To see more Crafty Cuppie fun-ness - check out what the following amazing designers created:


And please check out the awesome new stamp set Sweet Occasions (concept from our very own Jami Sibley!!!) from these amazing designers:


Stop by Everyone's blog and leave some LOVE because one lucky commenter might win a Sweet Occasions stamp set!!!! How awesome is that!!!!! All the winners will be announced tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!!
Please stop by for more and more fun treats here tomorrow as we celebrate the release of all of these wonderful stamps!!! You don't want to miss it!!! :)
Hugs!
Sankari :)

41 comments:

Scrap2day said...

I just adore this new set! It has so many things for so many different occasions!

Sankari, as usual your cards are amazing! wow!

lillianchild said...

Stamping is Cheaper than Therapy - OMG - this is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Thanks so much for the chance to win this darling design set - all my scrapping friends will absolutely LOVE this set!

Isabelle said...

wow! all your cards are so amazing and full of details!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Totally FABULOUSO!! I love all of them! You picked the *perfect* patterned paper for the quilting card and I love how you paper pieced it onto the image too! And that's sooo sweet that your kids display the cards you make for them in their rooms...and keep track too! Awwwww...!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

AMAZING! Each one of these is simply AMAZING!! How do you do it...make GORGEOUS creations over and over??? Seriously Sankari...AWESOME cards!

Cassie said...

WOW! All of your samples are amazing! I love that easel card. . .genius! So beautiful ;D

Karen Giron said...

Oh Sankari! I think you have topped even yourself with these cards! I am loving all your paper pieced paper - haha! The fabric Cuppie is sewing is gorgeous!! Love, love, LOVE these!

Shawna said...

FUN cards! I love the "cheaper than therapy" aspect........who wouldn't be encouraged with these???? Cards, scrapbook pages.....I want it!!!!!

Krista said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love all the little details you add. It really makes them special.

Wendy K. said...

These images are great, love your cards!

michib2006 said...

Love the stamp of cuppie at the desk. Not sure if Stamping is cheaper than therapy, as I'm sure my husband would argue that I spend alot of money on my stamping hobby :) lol!

Anonymous said...

scrapping is my therapy
love all your cards!
take care
**Milu**

Lisa said...

Very cute!!

~D~ said...

holy cow how cute are these cards? I love the quilting one it is so adorable, thanks for your hard work

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Sankari, you are still so amazing! I love the blue cuppie on your third. How cute is he?

lynn said...

your card are wonderful, sankari! this set rocks! tsf!

Mary A said...

ADORABLE projects, all! So many details!

Cheryl said...

My goodness - there is so much to write. I love this set and what you made with it. Great paper piecing! I especially love the ribbon on card #2

Banu said...

WOW!!! This set is stunning and your cards are ab fab....WOW!! speechless.

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are awesome!!!

jan farnworth said...

these cuppies are neat and look like a lot of fun to create with.

Lon said...

Wow. very colorful Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

These are all fabulous! I'm sure I love them because I quilt, stamp, knit, and all kinds of "crafty" things! You've made them beautifully~

Cheryl Nelson said...

these are absolutely adorable!! how fun!!

Tracy said...

Can you please tell my husband that! Stamping is cheaper than therapy. Your cards are FANTASTIC girl! LOVE the easel card.

Steph K (booga3) said...

WOW, these are amazing, Sankari! I love all the paper piecing details!

Candace said...

This is a super cute set!! This is a must have for me because it would apply to many family members. Super great cards! :)

leenda said...

Totally adorable artwork! Ya gotta love Cuppie!

Kelly Braund said...

So cute!

Brooke S said...

Hey girlie~
Cute new cards... I don't know if I agree with the cheaper than theropy... Mabye I haven't spent enought time in the chair.. But I sure have spent a ton on stamps... lol

Love ya
Brooke

Tanya said...

Oh, these are just beautiful! That quilting one has my mom written all over it! Loving this new set

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Too cute, your cards are wonderful! This looks like such a fun stamp set!

Annette Pagnusat said...

Oh my, such beautiful cards!

Tami said...

Your card is so well done I mean both of your cards are so awesome. I must buy the set but it would be sooooo nice to win it. Your work blows my socks off. Thank you so much. What a great set!!!

morinmich said...

Wow! 3 great cards. If you keep sharing, I'll keep watching!

Thanks for your amazing creativity.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like all the button and ribbon treatments.

AShu93 said...

Love how you paper pieced the quilt & paper scraps.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So adorable, Sankari. . .and such fabulous patterned papers too! You ROCK, girly!

thestampinglady said...

Wow--crafty cuppie is going to be a must have for me! They are just awesome and we all can relate to most of them or know someone who will.

Donna said...

so fun! I love the marrakech paper with the quilting, clever to the max! great job on all the cards (great minds - we both did an easel card with cuppie!) *wink*

Karen Motz said...

Cute, Cuter and Cutest!!! They all have such fabulous detail!!!