Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 2 - Belated Birthday A La Carte

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the Party over at Taylored Expressions as all of the Baker's Dozen continue the paaartaaaay with some more awesome sneak peeks - today we are featuring some MUST HAVE birthday images that are beyond practical Taylor will be releasing a ton of new stamp images with coordinating sentiments that are perfect to create belated birthday wishes!!! These stamp images were the brilliant concept of Jami Sibley - and I am so glad to have these particular stamps because - Let me tell you - I am the worst when it comes to mailing out a card/package (as some of you already know :))) and I am in love with every single one of the adorable Belated Birthday A La Carte stamps that helps to create the perfect birthday card!!!

There are 7 Belated Birthday A La Carte stamp images that Taylor will be releasing on Friday - and the lovely thing is that you can pick and choose which ones you would like to purchase individually - although - its hard to pick just one ;) ! I couldn't wait to create a card using the Belated Birthday: Stand Out stamp set using the ingredients from the Make A Wish Project Pantry kit that is my favorite birthday card ingredients set - isn't the sentiment hilarious!!! :) Love it!
***Also on the right side - the little white faux stitching is part of an awesome stamp set that Taylor will also be releasing on Friday called Borderlicious! LOVE that you can just stamp out a quick border!
I couldn't stop - but had to create another belated birthday greetings car using THE cutest ducks evah - called Belated Birthday: Ducks in a Row - I LOVE seriously love this sentiment (and although I hope that one day I will get my ducks in a row - I seriously don't think that day will happen anytime soon! ;) The top part of the card is also a border that is part of the Borderlicious stamp set -

After I made this card - I thought it would be fun to create a little birthday card holder and so I busted out my brand spankin' new Cinch from Taylored Expressions - woo-hoo!!! I cannot even tell you HOW awesome this little machine is - seriously - it really IS a cinch!!! You can check out this awesome How-To Video that Taylor made on how to use the Cinch (which is what I was watching a couple of times last night as I finally took it out of the box! :) I couldn't believe how easy it was to create this 6x6 Birthday holder notebook:

Here is a closer picture of the notebook (I decorated the front of the card using the Make a Wish stamp set that we sneak peeked yesterday) along with the Make a Wish Project Pantry Kit:

I created 8 pages with pockets to hold some birthday cards. To make the page pockets - I took a page of 8.5 x 11" and scored it at 6 and 8.5 and then cut it lengthwise at 6 inches, then I folded up the bottom part and attached some brads/eyelets to keep it in place. Here is a picture of the first page:

I stamped the bottom of the page with the AWESOME Bubbles BIG background - isn't this stamp set awesome - I stamped down the bubbles and then colored in a few of the bubbles on the page. Here is the second page of the notebook:

I love that this notebook can hold my birthday cards and also inspire me to send them out on time - because they are already made to be Belated!!! LOLOL!!! I can't wait to check out all the amazing creations that the Baker's Dozen has come up with today with all of these wonderful Belated Birthday A La Carte images!!!!! Check these awesome ladies out!!!

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Please stop in tomorrow for more TE goodness!!!
Hugs :)
Sankari :)


Regina Mangum said...

Sankari! What beautiful cards (no surprise there!) and what a fab idea for the Cinch...just got mine and now I know what my first project will be! XOXO

Taylor said...

These are so fabulous, Sankari!! I love the way you used the Borderlicious borders and the Make a Wish project pantry on the cards!

And your little card holder with the Cinch is so cute and useful! Gotta do up one of those for m'self! :)

Jami said...

Your cards are super darling - especially loving the way you added the grass punch to each of them. That bday book rocks! I so need to make one of those!!!

Jodi Collins said...

ACK! OMG...LOVE the birthday card book you created...SO genius!! As usual, all of your projects knock my socks off!!!

Julie Ranae said...

I am definitely older than you but all that comes to mind is 'I want to be you when I grow up!'
These creations are so sweet and colorful...thanks for sharing.

Radha said...

I cracked up lol lol :))
Whoe ever get's it should shhhhh!!! and be happy receiving the touch of Sankarai!!!!

I'm so with u!!!

Late !!! but always loving and there when we need each other!

Love u my dear!

slinkycat said...

so so gorgeous! Love the bright colours and that sentiment about standing out from the crowd made me smile!

Leanne x

Radha said...

I love love these CC!!!
Belated.. I still have a huge smile on my face... I'm always late too:))

True, this collection is great!
and Sankari:)) your creation is gorgeous period!

Laurie Chilton said...

Oh Oh Oh my goodness. I am speechless once again. You have dazzled me with your beautiful creations. LOVE them all. :) Hugs

Danielle L. said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Love the cards and the Cinch project! Oh and your use of Liquid Pearls totally inspired me to take mine out and actually use them! :)

Unknown said...

Oh wow- these are all fabulous Sankari!! The cardholder is such a great idea --- makes me think I might need a Cinch for myself!!

Karen Giron said...

ACK!! That book, the birdies, the duckies - AMAZING!

Karen Motz said...

WOW!!!! The cards are so colourful and fun, and I love that sweet birthday book!!!!