Monday, August 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1

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!!??!!!) 


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.


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 AccessoriesAll the paper,ribbon are from the Key Ingredients set, spellbinders Die, bling from my stash and crystal stickles


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 AccessoriesAll 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
Jodi Collins
Jen del Muro
Dawn Easton
Laura Fredrickson
Karen Giron
Charmaine Ikach
Denise Marzec
Karen Motz

Laurie Schmidlin
Ana Wohlfahrt

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!!!

Berry Hugs!

Sankari J


Donna Baker said...

oh my HEAVENS, woman! these projects are over the TOP cute, I love the addition of Strawberry Shortcake for your display (I also used to love her). your basket & strawberry pin cushions are the SWEETEST EVER!! TFS your creative genius with us!!

Donna Baker said...

oh, I adore your cards too--they are always FAB

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Sankari...these are gorgeous. And... is that a little Strawberry Shortcake Doll.... ooooohhhh I used to LOVE my little Strawberry Shortcake - I haven't seen one of those for AGES.

xx SJK

cnelson said...

All of these projects could not be more scrumptious!

Ann said...

OMG, you are killing me with cuteness!!! Ackk!!!!! Seriously, that basket with the strawberry pincushion? SHUT UP!!!! I adore berries and cherries...this post just totally made my day!!! :D

Karen Giron said...

OH-MY-WORD! Where do you channel this amazing talent from? These are absolutely amazing! I'm always wowed by your projects and these little strawberries are too darn cute for words!

Jodi Collins said...

O.M.G. I am not even sure what to say, except you ROCK girl! Ok...strawberry pincushions? NO WAY! I TOTALLY need to make one of those! EVERY single card and project is SO gorgeous...and you totally made me think back to my own childhood...I LOVED Strawberry Shortcake too! What was the name of the Blueberry one???

Jackie Pedro said...

Amazing! Your cards are beautiful and that strawberry pin cushion is just over the top cute!! Wonderful sneak peeks!!

Vicki G said...

WOW! These are beautiful and your photo editing is amazing!


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG Sankari, this is over the top amazing! Every creation is perfect and you show off this set to the max! I always love seeing your peeks...there's just so much amazement to take in!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Shawnie, knowing how overworked you have been I am absolutely blown away with these AWE-mazing cards and projects! Girl, I know you're tired but the lack of sleep definitely agrees with you! These are absolutely fabulous! Taylor needs to give you a raise! LOL

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, you've been a busy little stamper...and everything is GORGEOUS, as always. I'm especially love love LOVIN' the strawberry pin cushions and favor box to hold them...SUUUUUUUPER SWEET!!

Ana Wohlfahrt said...

WOW!! You blow me away every time! These are all AMAZING!!

Karen Motz said...

OMG Sankari!!! Everything is soooo fabulous I don't know where to begin!!! I love that you paper pieced the bowl in the bowl of cherries image and the idea to create a strawberry pin cushion...FAB!!! Where do you come up with these great ideas?!?

scubasubie said...

great cards! makes me want to eat the berries right off the card! :)

Nicki (CSS) said...

You are outrageously talented - fabulous as always Sankari! Your craftsmanship is impeccable - just love it.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my!! What fabulous cards and pin cushions!! Each card is fabulous!!!


Beautiful Beautiful work!! love evrything that you have made!!
Take care

Leonie said...

OMGosh, no wonder you have called your blog sunshine corner, it is so full of fun light inspiring projects, love them all!

Traveling Mama said...

WOW! This just totally blows me away! You are one talented chica!! Could I just invite myself over and sit near you while you work your magic? Maybe some of your awesomeness would rub off on me!!

Cheryl said...

All of your projects are absolutely fabulous! Love the cherries theme and your gorgeous all makes me smile!

Norine said...

these are all so very pretty and so creative love each and every one of them

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, these berry creations are just stunning. You are truly creative.

Taylor said...

I'm with Donna... OH MY HEAVENS, woman!! That basket and strawberry pincushion project are absolutely amazing! I love your little vintage strawberry shortcake doll too... brings me right back to childhood! Thanks for all your hard work on these projects... you always amaze me!