Friday, May 7, 2010

RELEASE DAY -at Taylored Expressions!!!!!!!

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!!
Along with
- Father's Day A La Carte stamps: Dad's Tools and Real Classic 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!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Radha said...

Congrats !!! Dear one it is so awesome:))

X & see u soon:))

Karen Motz said...

Cool!!! The car looks like it's coming right out of the screen...totally reminds me of an old sign from a drive-up diner or something!! The way you used the tree with Hangin' Out is brilliant!!

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG such amazing projects as always Sankari!!! Love howbyoubused Hangin' Out with Branchin' out! Your hubby is totally going to love the card and gifts!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are fantastic, Sankari!!! LOVE the car card! And can I say were inspired by me? Holy cow...made my day! LOVE the giftset!! You "light up" my life....hehe!!

Jami said...

Love the special shininess of your car card! And the clothesline attached to the tree is so so darling - what a wonderful little scene! The way you used the sentiment on the gable box is so clever - love it!

Jeanie said...

OMG!!! Your FIL will LOVE it!! I too struggle with the same question but I say RIBBON 100% of the time!! LOL!! My DH says, NO! Then I say, hmmph, ribbon it is!!!

Donna said...

as usual you went ABOVE & BEYOND with the creativity, color and charm of your cards! I LOVE your concepted Hangin' Out set--your cards are SO cute using those stamps! the Cuppie recipe book is sweet!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Pure fabulousness, as usual, my friend! LOVE all of these but I said "OOOH", out loud, when I saw you car card!!!

jamfiescreations1 said...

I just love your work. I'm a paper crafter too. I now follow you.

Katie Cotton said...

these are all absolutely fantastic!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such fabulousness Sankari! I just LOVE the socks hanging. . .too CUTE!

Carolina said...

Beautiful gift always achieve such fun, bright colors!!! Your Dad card is just perfect in every way!