Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20th Key Ingredients

It's that time of the month...time to showcase the monthly Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions. This kit was really fun to work with...the colours, the rubons, the ribbon and bling...YUM! I just LOVE how everything coordinates perfectly...Taylor's got such a good eye and she really makes it easy to be creative with every Key Ingredients kit! You can see how the kit is packaged for subscribers here in Taylor's fab video.

Taylor challenged us to use the kit and create quick and simple 10 minute cards, and we also had to incorporate the rubons. Helloooooooooooo....the rubons are so pretty that I decided they should take center stage. All supplies used are from the August 20th Key Ingredients.
On the first two cards I incorporated sayings from Faith & Hope to complement the tree and flower rubons.
This next card needs a little explanation. I placed the gorgeous rubon onto acetate (which doesn't show up in the photo) then adhered the acetate to the card front so the entire card is really glossy and super pretty IRL. The sentiment, from Branching Out, is stamped directly onto the red card base under the acetate.
This last card is my fave! I used the branch and sentiment from Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates then added the owl and flower rubons.
I was so pleased that I literally whipped these cards up in no time flat! Aren't the patterned papers just gorgeous?!? Well, I had plenty of supplies left after creating these four cards so I decided to decorate a Perfect Package Card Box to house my cards. Again I kept the design really simple. This may have taken fifteen minutes instead of ten and it coordinates beautifully!

EXTRA, EXTRA...Read All About It!!!
Have you heard the news about the 3 month and 6 month subscription programs? Taylored Expressions is offering both of these on a monthly charge basis rather than having to pay for it all up front. So now you can craft on a budget with fabulously coordinated supplies! How cool is that?!? Sign up for the subscription service to receive the Key Ingredients kits released the 20th of each month for just $15.95 a month plush shipping for the 3 month subscription. Or for the best value, purchase the 6 month subscription for just $14.95 a month plus shipping and as a BONUS Taylor will include 2 Perfect Package Card Boxes ($5.95 value) FREE if you order by August 25th! Of course all of the Key Ingredients kits are also available for individual purchase ($16.95 each) while they last. Click here to read all about the benefits for Key Ingredients Subscribers.

I know some of the other Baker's Dozen have cooked up wonderful samples too so let's go check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

18 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! My fave is the owl card too and I love, love, love the box you decorated!!

Janet said...

wow these are great! I can't wait to get my kit! woo hoo!
hugs

Sankari W. said...

Karen - you totallllllly created magic with these cards! That red one with the swirly bling is fantastic - so bright and cheery and I love that sweet owlie --- how cute is she!!!?!!! SO sweet!!! Your box IS the Perfect Package!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Once again, Saucy has knocked my socks off with her creations! These, my sweet friend, are simply FABULOUS! My personal fav is the tree with the gorgeous sentiment from Faith & Hope, but I LOVe them all! You ROCK!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Bright and beautiful! Love these amazing creations! Fabulous use of the rub ons!

TannyP said...

Great cards - and the box is too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy cow, Karen! These are all fantastic! I love how you put the owl on the branch from the Branch Out set! Brilliant!

Jami said...

Wow Karen - these are all BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the way you used the acetate!

Wendy said...

Ok, this might be one of my fave kits so far! Great cards!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE that owl! He is my favorite too :)

Silke said...

Karen - these are all gorgeous!!! Love the matching box with it!!! Hugs ~S~

jen del muro said...

these are awesome and that box is stunning!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are AWESOME! I especially love that box!!

chercroppin said...

All of those cards are great, and I especially love the box!

Ann Kranitz said...

Okay girlie, these cards are amazing but that box really knocks my socks off!!!! What a gorgeous project!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are so adorable and that box is just perfect! What a beautiful way to showcase the new KI set! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Karen... love the colors, the way you used the rub-ons... TFS!

Norine said...

love them all that box is too cute
Hugs
Norine