Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday To You - TESC #136

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! I've finally gotten around to Taylor's sketch for this two weeks--TESC136. And what a fun sketch is it--so many possibilities with this sketch!

I'm also using April's Key Ingredients Kit for just about everything on this card--and I love how it turned out! It's a simple sketch, but gives you room to stretch your creativity, KWIM?

So, first I did the big picture part of the layout and then I worked on the details. I sandwiched that sweet yellow gingham ribbon between the large elements and tied it in a bow. Then I cut the banner from patterned paper--one pattern is full of banners so why not take advantage of them, right? I cut three pennants out and adhered them to the tiny blue rick rack in the kit, then adhered it to the card. Then I stamped the cake and cake stand from Make a Wish, cut it out, and popped it up on foam.

Next, I stamped the sentiment, also from Make a Wish, and cut it out with a flag from Spellbinders' Nested Pennant set, added some flat backed pearls from the kit, and popped it up on foam, too. Finally, I added some of the sweet paper roses from the kit. To find out more about Taylored Expressions' Key Ingredients kits, click HERE. The kits take all the guess work out of matching patterned paper, card stock, ribbon and embellishments. Check it out!

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Make a Wish (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: pearls, flowers, ribbon (Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Nested Pennants (Spellbinders); foam tape


  1. LOVE that paper pieced cake Barbara!!!

  2. Love, love this!!! The cake looks delicious :) I just signed up for the TE kit & can't wait to get mine!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. What a pretty card! I like the homespun, country feel to it using those pattern papers.

  4. LOVE the paper pieced cake and the awesome colors here!!

  5. Another stunningly beautiful masterpiece - total perfection as always.

  6. Awesome birthday card Barb! I love the paper pieced cake and fun banner!

  7. Oh my! This is a FABULOUS take on that sketch and great use of the KI Barbara! LOVE it!!

  8. Wow, I'm lovin' these papers. I gotta RUN and check out that kit over at TE!


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