Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to this months Taylored Expressions Blog Hop.  If you came from Tangii's blog then you're in the right order.  This month's theme is Thankful and we were to use a stamp set released before Sept 2011. A sketch was also provided if we wanted to use it.

I did use about 50% of the sketch. I found that with the pattern paper I chose it became too busy so I had to subtract a few things.

My card:

For this card I used It's in the bag stamp set and Shopping Bag and Labels Die Set along with Graphic 45's Le' Romantique 8x8 Paper Pad. My card base is cut out of The Paper Company's Kraft cardstock. The top layer pattern paper was cut at 4x2 and the bottom layer was cut at 3x4. Sewed around the edges before gluing them down to the card base so that the stitching would not show in the inside of the card.  All my edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Next I cut a scallop circle using Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Circles LG and a circle using Standard Circle LG. Wrapped a piece of lace around the circle and attached it to the scallop circle. Then I tied a bow around the lace using some hemp twine.  For the tiny bag I cut it out of kraft cardstock. Stamped the flourish stamp on to pattern paper using Peeled Pain distress ink and then inked over top of it with Vintage Photo distress ink to tone it down. The small label and the sentiment were both stamped on the kraft cardstock with Peeled Paint distress ink.  Attached it off to the side so that I can add a Recollections mini rose. For the tissue paper I stamped the tissue paper stamp and beige tissue paper. I wanted the movement of the stamp stamped but I also wanted the transparency of real tissue paper. I added 3 layers of the tissue paper. Two attached to the front of the bag and one attached to the back of the bag. 

Inside of the little bag is a mini Crunch bar. I covered around the top of it with a scrap piece of the pattern paper and tied it tight with some hemp. I wanted to make sure that if you looked at the card from above you could not see the bright blue wrapper of the candy bar. 

That finished up my card for this hop.

Now please head over to Kelly's blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day.


  1. Beautiful, Yaritza! I love the soft colors :D

  2. Love this card with the bag on top. Your paper and color choices are beautiful.

  3. Beautiful work! I LOVE that shopping bag you created with the shopping bag and labels dies!!!

  4. Oo, I love your card!! The mini shopping bag is so adorable. Great card!!

  5. Very pretty!! Love the colors and the fun gift bag!