Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients are Here!

Good Morning Everyone!

Its been a busy week over here - my parents are visiting and every day seems like it is jammed packed with oodles of family outings, meal and fun :) And speaking of fun - today, half of the Baker's Dozen and myself are showing some samples using the brand new April Key Ingredients which features the yummiest paper from Cosmo Cricket: Material Girl (with a name like that, I had to get out my 80's music mix to make these cards :) If you aren't familliar with Taylor's Key Ingredients' you can read more about it here. The reason that I can't get enough of them is because everything is already coordinated for you (ribbons, embellishments, cardstock, etc.) and so you don't even have to think about finding and matching all of the coordinating accessories! This month Taylor has included coordinating buttons, super cute (I mean SUPER cute chipboard, coordinating cardstock, and an amazing variety of ribbon to get your mojo going!)

In this month's Key Ingredients challenge - we wanted to do something other than A2 cards - any other shape and to also use any kind of sewing in our cards! Well, as soon as I saw these papers and the sewing challenge, I decided to make an early Mother's Day gift for my dear MIL who is an amazing amazing amazing seamstress (Its the sweetest thing to see the kidlets wearing Grandmas' creations :) So I decided to use this circular tin can to hold some cards that she can give away to people.

Here is the gift card holder: the circular tin can with the sentiment: "You warm my heart" from the Year of Sweet Sentiments stamp set from Taylored Expressions.

Here is a picture of the tin opened (I created three circle cards (they are 4" circle cards and so will fit into an A2 size envelope).

One of my FAVORITE ingredients in this month's kit is the sewing/themed chipboard! From needles, to thread, to dress holding mannequins - the chipboard in this set is BEYOND cute! I decided to keep the layout the same using the different Designer Papers for each of the cards. Here is a picture of all the cards. I used a safetey pin chipboard on the tin holder, a dress holder mannequin chipboard piece, a spool of thread/needle chipboard piece and a hanger chipboard piece.

Here are some pictures of each card. This first card has a dress holder mannequinwith the yummiest ribbon - isn't that meausrement tape for ribbon SO cute?! Love it! I added the sentiment: "Thank You" from the CreativiTEA stamp set from Taylored Expressions.

Here us a picture of the second card: I colored this little hanger and used some thread to "hang" the sentiment Missing You (from the Let's Do Coffee stamp set from Taylored Expressions.) off of the hanger.

Here is the last card using a the chipboard spool of thread that comes with the Key Ingredients, around which I wound some embroidery thread and then I sewed a little bit and attached the sentiment: "You're Sew Sweet" from the Crafty Cuppie stamp set from Taylored Expressions.
I loved these papers and I love all variety of the ingredients in this kit that really make it fun and easy to create cards. I can't wait to give this to my MIL and I can't wait to see all of the beautiful and amazing creations that my fellow Baker's Dozen Design Team Members have sewn up! Hop along with me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope your day is sew sweet! (sorry, couldn't help it :)))
Sankari :)


Alex Maldonado said...

OH MY GAWD Sankari!! As always you SOOO rock my friend!! Stunning, and well, just downright perfect!!! Amazing!! :)

Smita said...

I'm so glad to see you back in action, Sankari!! I've missed reading your posts... you sure are having a super duper time with your parents!!
Lovely work.... the altered tins and the tags and the cards are all just fab!!


Jackie Pedro said...

YIKES!!! Sankari, this set is ADORABLE! Each card is just fab, my friend! And the stitching on the top of the tin is over the top!!

Hope you're having a great week with your parents!!

Karen Motz said...

Amazing!!!!!! LOVE the little tin but the sweet round cards are over the top awesome!!!!!

Taylor said...

OMGoodness!! This is so cute, Sankari! I love how you wrapped the thread around the cute! And the little container to hold your cards is adorable! Glad to hear you're having fun with your family!

Anonymous said...

This is all just stunning and beautiful. Love the rope stitching. Sankari, you are one amazing lady. WOW

Carolina said...

AMAAAAAZING SET Sankari!!! Love the cards and that box is to die for! Hope you have a great weekend!

The Spotted Chick said...

How SUH WEET are these?? OMG, just adorable! And that little needle with the thread is SO cute! You just blow me away with all your ideas!!!

Radha said...

Love your sewinf FEVER:))))
It is Smart!!!
I love it:))

Tethered2Home said...

Holy Smokes, kiddo, you've been busy. These are awesome.
Hope all is well,