Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge Anniversary!

Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! Each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch for the celebration. I'm featuring Jami Sibley's sketch challenge. You can check out the sketch on her blog and find out about the prize you can win by participating!

In addition to myself, the following very talented ladies are also sampling Jami's sketch. Be sure to check out all of their gorgeous creations!
Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/
Karen Giron: http://www.kgiron.blogspot.com/
Jami Sibley: http://jami.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Renee VanStralen: http://reneevs.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to check out Taylor's blog, the anniversary celebration headquarters, for all of the sketch challenges as well as an AWESOME GRAND PRIZE for one random winner who participates in ALL 9 sketch challenges! We hope you'll help us celebrate this yummy occasion!

Jami's sketch was such a fun, versatile one that I decided to make 2 cards - one with the sketch as she drew it and one with it turned 90 degrees! For both, I used one of the newly released Stamp a Sweet Impression sets, Love is Sweet and the Valentine Key ingredients. It made it so much easier to complete my finished product with all the matching paper and embellishments already put together for me.

For my first card, I inked up and colored my cuppie with Copic markers and added a candy dot for the cherry on top. Instead of using ribbon, I punched a strip of cardstock with my Martha Stewart valentine lace punch. I added 2 rub-on brackets around the word "love" to use as my simple sentiment.

For my second card I used the kissing cuppies for my image, so I flipped Jami's sketch to suit the horizonatal image. I inked up the cuppies and colored them with Copic markers and finished them off with stickles for some bling. After cutting and embossing the scalloped circle, I ran it through my Cuttlebug again using the new Love Language embossing folder (love those tiny hearts!).

Card 1 ingredients:
Stamps: Love is Sweet (Stamp a Sweet Impression)
Paper: cardstock, patterned paper (Valentine Key Ingredients), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Heart and Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Markers (Copic), valentine lace border punch (Martha Stewart), candy dot (Pebbles Inc), heart brads and ribbon (Valentine Key Ingredients), {bracket} rub-ons (American Crafts), foam tape, thread, sewing machine.

Card 2 ingredients:
Stamps: Love is Sweet (Stamp a Sweet Impression)
Paper: cardstock, patterned paper (Valentine Key Ingredients), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Circle, Rectangle and Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Love Language embossing folder, Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Markers (Copic), Xmas red stickles (Ranger), brads (CTMH), ribbon (Valentine Key Ingredients), foam tape, thread, sewing machine.

12 comments:

  1. Wow two cards - thanks for sampling my sketch - they are both adorable! On the first one I love the way you used a big heart instead of a circle and I love that Martha Stewart punch! On the second one it was fun to see it flipped and you've introduced me to a new CB folder I need!

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  2. I love both of your cards Steph! They are awesome! I can't decide which one I like more! Great job girl!

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  3. These are *uber* cute, Steph! I love how you used a heart in the background of the first one instead of a circle... perfect for the Vday theme! And the flipped sketch on the second one looks great too!

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  4. Stephanie, these are absolutely ADORABLE! LOVE them!

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  5. Look at you go girl....two cards, and tow FABULOUS cards at that. Love the colors and patterned papers you chose! Fantastic job on both!!!

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  6. Holy moly, two cards!!...you were on a roll. Both are too cute!!

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  7. I love the heart behind the main panel and the fun DP you chose. What a fun card!

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  8. These are both fabulous! Love your sewing on each of them and how you switched out the circle for a big heart in the first one. Great cards!

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  9. ooooh, love BOTH designs! Fabulous colours!!

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  10. These are adorable! I love the heart behind the main image on the top one. So cute! :)

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  11. I love both versions! The heart on the first is perfect...great colours and designs on both!

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