Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September Blast From the Past from Taylored Expressions


Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for another Blast from the Past blog hop from Taylored Expressions where every month, all fans and customers of everything Taylored Expressions can hop together using stamps from past releases. This month's release has a special theme: Birth/Day ! yay! I couldn't wait to make a card for the birth-days of two very special new babies who celebrated their very first day on mother earth - both born on September 13th! :) The first card is made especially for a little Ms. Madelyn VanBruggen who arrived cute as can be to our dearest Taylor and her wonderful husband Jon! yay!!!! Welcome little cupcake - you are so loved!!! Please check out this post from Taylor for cute little pics of her darling little girl!

I made this card using one of my all time favorite stamp sets: the Hangin' Out  and paired it with the sentiment from the Welcome Little One stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I love these sweet Authentique papers and tried to keep this card slightly monochromatic pretty in pink for the prettiest little baby girl!


Here is a little close-up of the paper pieced onesie - and the layered dimensionals - of course I had to add a wee circle of liquid pearls around the image panel. The sentiment panel was cut out of some yummy glitter paper (every baby needs a little glitter and bling :)


Card Ingredients:
StampsHangin' Out  for the onesie and the sentiment is from Welcome Little One from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Aunthentique Uncommon, Taylored Expressions Buttercream cardstock, Bazzil papers
Inks: RoseRed Memento and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Baker's Twine, circle nesties, spellbinder's labels, sponger, dimensionals, heart punch, pearls from Want2Scrap


My dear friend from college had her baby boy on September 13th as well (this is my new favorite day!) and I couldn't wait to make her a card of congratulations! She has two little girls who are the same ages as our children and I can't wait for all of us to have a playdate with this new little wonderbean! I used the same Aunthentique papers but went monochromatic blue and used the sketch that was optional with this month's hop for this card.

I wanted to create a little shabby happy card for her little wee man and used the Sentiment from Bringing Home Baby the Carriage from the Welcome Little One from Taylored Expressions. I cut out a set of pennants using the Pennant Border Die and layered it diagonally across the vertical panel. I used the diagonal strips in the sketch to lay down 4 lines of pearls. The baby carriage was glazed slightly with a glaze pen and used a little blue flower to embellish the ribbon trims:


 Here is the inside of the card with the sweet little sentiments from the Baby Cakes stamp set and from the Bringing Home Baby Stamp set from Taylored Expressions:



Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Sentiment from Bringing Home Baby, Carriage from the Welcome Little One from Taylored Expressions 
PapersAunthentique, Taylored Expressions Buttercream cardstock, Bazzil papers
Inks: RichCocao from Memento and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver ribbon from stash, circle nesties, pearls from Want2Scrap, heart punch, Expresso dimensionals, Pennant border die, dimensionals and Sakura Glaze pen.


Welcome darling babies!! Can't wait to meet you in person one day! And I can't wait to see what everyone has created with this month's hop theme!!! YAY!

Thanks so much for stopping in!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


24 comments:

Jennifer Shults said...

Look how gorgeous these are! I love that girl baby card... just the perfect amount of distressing and glitz. It's gorgeous!! And your banner on that second one is amazing! I love all the details on this!! Gorgeous work girl!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous samples! I just love all your layering~

Cassie said...

These are stunning cards, Sankari! I love that you made a 'girl' and a 'boy' card :D

Jenny said...

Love all the wonderful details on your cards. Just Beautiful!

Alison H said...

Gorgeous cards Sankari!! Just beautiful!!

Michelle Single said...

Your cards are amazingly beautiful, AS ALWAYS!!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are STUNNING Sankari! Seriously - I especially love your second card, all those blue and brown tones together with that pretty banner and rich satin ribbon - YUM!
~Meredith

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sankari--what amazing baby cards! I love your color schemes and all the delicate little details you used, these are definitely cards to keep in the scrapbook!

Chris L.

margie c said...

Wow, amazing cards, Sankari! Your details blow me away! Very inspiring :)

Kary said...

Such beautiful cards, Sankari!! Love both of them, wonderful colours & gorgeous details!! Great job!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both so sweet, Sankari! Love the perfect details on both!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful baby cards!!! Your attention to detail is AMAZING!!! And thanks so much for the inspiring sketch!!!

Tracy said...

Talk about a WOW factor!! These are both amazing Sankari!

CraftyLoops said...

As always Sankari your creations are astounding. You have such an incredible eye for detail. Really stunning. Lee x

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Beautiful and classy! Thanks for the great sketch!

Melody said...

You are amazing!! Love that sweet onesie! And the ribbon treatment on the second card, so creative!

Sarabeth said...

simply gorgeous cards!!!!! thanks for the sketch to play along with :)

sarabeth

Joan Ervin said...

Two gorgeous cards....the baby girl card with the sweet little onsie is adorable and I love how you used the banner and ribbon on the second card!!!!

Kelly Collins said...

I'm not sure which card I love more. They are both beautiful with all of the details. I love the onesie hanging up on the first card and the inside of the second is so simple yet beautiful.

Natalie said...

GORGEOUS cards!! Love all the details and yummy papers!

Regina Mangum said...

Two perfectly perfect and adorable card, Sankari! I absolutely adore that little onesy! XOXO

Patty Chalas said...

wao those are gorgeous cards!!!
your are so creative!
TFS

Debbie Carriere said...

Holy smokes!! These are both gorgeous!!! Only you could make such elegant baby cards! Beautiful work as always :)

Jules said...

both cards are simply gorgeous!!