Monday, November 29, 2010

Taylored Expressions Cupcakes and Tea

 Hello friends!  I hope all of you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and gobbled till you wobbled!  It feels like forever since I last posted to my blog. We had Thanksgiving here at our house so I was busy with all the preparations of cooking and cleaning, and over the last few days I actually put a dent in some Christmas shopping.
I'm here today to share two fun projects I've created using my November Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit.  The first is a birthday card that I created using last weeks TE Sketch Challenge #134, the TE stamp set For the Love of Cupcakes and some of the sweet papers and rick-rack from the KI Kit.
 For my next project I created a tea tray which I purchased from my local craft store.  I wanted to make something three dimensional and keeping with this months Key Ingredients Challenge something to spice up my kitchen.  I painted the wooden tea tray a yellow ochre and the inside base cherry red using craft paint and then punched out squares of the fun designer papers from this months KI Kit.  I stamped the center image of the cupcake, pedestal and glass dome as well as four other cupcakes from the For Love of Cupcakes stamp set and colored all of them using my Copic makers.  I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the base of the tray using it as a glue and placed my designer paper squares, cupcake squares and main image, then applied two more layers on top to really seal everything in know that I wanted a good coating because it would be in contact with water.  This was a fun and easy project to create and something anyone could do.
For more handmade gift ideas you can visit Taylored Expressions on YouTube for the 12 Days of a Handcrafted Christmas projects.

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Lynn, your card is so bright and cheerful and well....just yummy looking in every way! So pretty.
Now, I am totally IN LOVE with your little tray! I've got to try something like this. It's just awesome!!! LOVE IT.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card, love the tray as well, great work!!

Taylor said...

OMGosh... how cuuuuuute is that tray!! I love it!

Vicki S. said...

Lynn, both of these projects are absolutely darling!!! I love the colors you used and how you matched your decor perfectly to the tray. What a great idea!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Lynn. Love that image and the FUN colors... perfect matching card to the decoreated trey. :o)

Melissa Sauls said...

Ahhhh...I love this!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great project and wonderful card! Love that teapot...anything with cherries catch my eye!