May 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 2

Good morning!  I'm back with more peeks of the May release from Taylored Expressions!  Today the Baker's Dozen is feauring 2 new full sized sets - Baby Cakes {featuring our favorite Cuppie} and Bringing Home Baby.

I'm featuing Bringing Home Baby, which is illustrated by the uber talented Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line of stamps.  The set has 23 images and sentiments and is designed to mix and match to build the perfect nursery scenes for your cards, announcements, and scrapbook pages.

I started with the MOJO188 for the layout and stamped the crib in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored the matress with Copics. I loved the idea of hanging something above the crib, so I stamped "It's a Boy!" in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut it out with an oval punch and hung it like a frame with Baker's Twine.  The stars were cut out using my Sihouette machine and I added some fun stitching around the background paper, which I embossed with the Stars Impression Plate.  This was one of the first cards I sewed on, so I didn't even come close to sewing in a straight line.  So how do you fix that?  Just go around again and be extra crazy and hide your mistake - or maybe I'm just a little Type A when it comes to my cards... lol!!  The scalloped border is made from the Scalloped Eyelet Border die.

All of the papers (minus the kraft carstock) are from the Alphabet Soup Project Pantry Kit for boys.  Included in this kit are:

     12 - 8.5"x11" sheets of cardstock (2 sheets each of 6 colors)
     27 - 4" x 6" sheets of double-sided patterned paper (3 sheets each of 9 patterns)
     Want2Scrap Teal Baby Bling
     3 yds. of ribbon (1 yard each of 3 different styles)
     15 Mini Safety Pins (5 each of 3 colors)
     Die cut embellishments to match patterned papers

TE is also offering a kit for girls as well and each kit will retail for just $9.95!! A super value!

There is much more in store for you today, so swing by the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to get your fill of eye candy -
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: bringing home baby (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, choice snow white, alphabet soup - boy project pantry kit (taylored expressions)
ink:  memento rich cocoa, memento tuxedo black
accessories: circle/scallop nestabilties, scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions), stars impression plate (taylored expressions), baker's twine, silhouette, sewing machine/thread, white brads, oval punch (ek success)


  1. Love the hanging sentiment and the group of stars. Darling card :)

  2. Cute cute cute! Love how you used white as an accent color and that little hanging sign is wonderful!

  3. Girl - you are amazing!!! Love that hanging sentiment too - looks like a mobile hanging over the bed - and the embossed star background with the eyelet border is aewsome!!! Beautiful and perfect in every way! As usual - you simply amaze me!!!
    Sending you big hugs!!!
    Sankari :)

  4. everything about this one! The use of the kraft paper is perfect and the stars too...It's wonderful!

  5. Oh my, your hanging sentiment is just genius and I love just the entire layout of your card!! I definitely stitch the same as you, rofl. I can't sew a straight line to save my life!!

  6. Karen, this is adorable! I LOVE how you did the crib. . .so, so cute!

  7. Darling! Great layout and I love the embossed blue panel!

  8. SWEET! Everything about this card is fabulous... I especially like how you hung the It's a Boy! tag!