Good Morning Everyone!!!
YAY! Today is release day over at Taylored Expressions! Today the Baker's Dozen and I are showing sneak peeks from the Father's Day A La Carte stamps that you can purchase individually.
The card I made today uses Taylor's Friday Sketch Challenge #112 and uses this super classy car that you can use for any kind of card - but especially comes in handy for making manly man cards :) I pulled out my CC Lil' Man papers and ribbon for this card.. Also I stamped part of the image on the silver aluminum sheets to give more of a metal-ly feel to the car :) And here is a question I have for all of you card makers - when making manly man cards - do you say "yes" to ribbon - or do you pull out twine/rope etc.? I am never sure, because my manly man cards always end up looking swirly girly whirly. And after long debate with myself, I finally went with ribbon - but then I added some metal eyelets to make it more manly, :) I can't wait to give this card to my FIL, who LOVES working in the garage with his "classic" cars :)
The second project that I made today is a little giftset for my DH for our upcoming anniversary. I know that yesterday, I made a card that I was going to give him on our anniversary in a couple of weeks - but as I was making today's card, I decided to give him this one instead :) I simply love all the different possibilities with the Hangin' Out stamp set that we showed sneak peeks of yesterday :) and created this clothesline card using socks and the sentiment: "We make the perfect pair" I was inspired by the awesome Jackie Pedro's adorable beehive card, where she used the Branching Out stamp set - and thought it would be fun to create a little clothesline tied to the tree image from the Branching Out stamp set:
One of my favorite things at the Taylored Expressions store are the Favor Boxes that Taylor has - there is such a variety and it makes it so easy to create a quick little giftset. I used the gable box favor box and decorated it with some of the ingredients from the Cuppie In the Kitchen Project Pantry papers that were sneak peeked yesterday. I love this sentiment "tiny little thing, great big blessing" which can be used with some of the baby images in this stamp set. I paired it up with the gable box, in which I am going to put a chain that I gave to my DH when we got engaged but it broke last year. As chains go - its a simple thing, but I bought it in India when we were there together and gave it to him after our engagement - so it represents so much - and what a blessing it has been in my life to meet and be with my DH.
Here is the card and giftset together:
I still can't get over how many things Taylor is releasing today!!!
- Four new stamps sets!!
- And 2 Project Pantry kits that coordinate with the stamp sets being released!!!
That is a ton of crafting mojo there!! I can't wait to see what the Baker's Dozen has come up with today - hop on aboard and come surf with me!!
our wonderful guest designer: Sandra McLean
and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen
And don't forget to stop by the Taylored Expressions store today and check out all the brand new items waiting to get crafted :))))
Thanks so much for stopping by today!