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Friday, October 22, 2010

October Blast From the Past

Happy Friday to you! Today I'm joining in with a few friends to share some creations using past Taylored Expressions sets...you know, the ones that haven't seen any love in a while. :) It's always fun to revisit older sets, especially the ones you just had to have at the time. Aren't they all that way?! lol

So the theme for this month's blast from the past is revisiting some older Christmas sets and making Christmas cards. We were provided a sketch for inspiration from the very lovely, Sankari.


I dusted off one of my very favorite sets, Wings of Joy and was able to knock out a couple of cards.


I really tried my hardest sticking with the sketch....it was a real toughie for me! I used papers and embellishments from the Snow Day Project Pantry for both projects.


And I couldn't resist adding some new sets to the mix for my last card. I love the new Take Note -Holidays framed set with coordinating dies and the stitched border from Borderliscious, so onto my card they went.

Now, I'm off to check out what the rest of the hoppers have created, as I am sure they will be fun and festive! Plus, I need some more holiday card ideas. :)

Go check them out....


20 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards Melissa! I love all the attention to detail that you used with the ribbons, gems and bakers twine!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards, loved all the detail in these cards. I really liked the use of ric rac and the colors. Superb.

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards, Melissa. . .I love the nontraditional colors of the second one ;D

Karen Giron said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love these! I love the paper pieced JOY and that lovely twine - beautiful!!

Lea L. said...

Both cards are lovely!! The colors of the first one are amazing, and I just love the snowy stamped background and amazing trims you used! The colors on the second one are also to die for, and I just love the sentiment! Great job with the sketch! ♥♥♥

Julia Aston said...

Two pretty cards Melissa! love the lace and ribbon and pretty papers!

Melody said...

Darling card Melissa!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO fun Melissa! LOVE the bakers twine on the image!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome cards Melissa. Love the different ribbons and laces in the BG. Such a great idea. :o)

Jenn said...

Both cards are beautiful, I love the colors!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Ooh, great cards. I love all the ribbon and lace on the first card, and I just love the purple on the second. Wonderful cards!

Chris L.

Carolina said...

Beautiful work as always dear Melissa! Love how you used the trim, stitching and twine on the first card. The different layers and mix of patters on the second is just adorable!

Miss you girlie - hope you have a fab weekend!

Natalie said...

Love all the textures with the ribbons, sweet card!! Both are lovely!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both are just gorgeous, Melissa! I hope I make it on your Christmas card list this year! ;) LOL Who wouldn't want to receive one of your fab creations!?

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your projects. We'd love to have you join our challenges at Papercraft Star if you haven't already and there is still time to sign up for our $25.00 gift certificate too! Oh... and don't forget to check out our Design Team call! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Joan Ervin said...

You have made two gorgeous cards with my favorite TE set....love these, Melissa!!!! You have quite an eye for color and details...I love your style!!!! My DD and I will be going to the North Austin Swap in Nov....will you be going??? It's always wonderful to meet such talented Texas stampers!!!!

Karen Motz said...

These are amazing my friend! Love the paper pieced letters on the first card and how you layered the focal shapes on the second card!!!

Regina Mangum said...

Melissa, these are just darling. I love those colors athat you used and the sweet bird's santa hat is SO CUTE!

Tangii said...

Very pretty Melissa! Great job, love the paper pieced letters.

sillyleann said...

I like you color combos, the coloring, and all the little details. Nice work!!

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