October Key Ingredients Blog Hop

October 20, 2011

Happy Thursday, everyone!!  It is the 20th of the month, which means it is time for the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients blog hop!!  The October Key Ingredients kit is full of gorgeous Crate Paper "Farmhouse" collection, and the rich colors & patterns are perfect for the fall season we are in right now.  But the great thing about the papers is that they are very versatile, and can really be used for any sentiment and theme.  

The kit also includes a fabulous strip of frilly orange blooms...and those are probably my FAVE part of the kit this month.  They come on a strip of netting, but as you will see on my card...you can easily cut them off the netting and use each bloom by itself.  That way they can make multiple cards, rather than just one or two.

I have created my card for some challenges as well, and those will be listed at the bottom.  Here is what I created!!
"Give Thanks" supplies:
Cardstock/Paper/Ribbon/Flower/Brad: Taylored Expressions October Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Celebrate Life set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: leather)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)

Instructions: Make card from light green cardstock. Cut floral paper slightly smaller, and adhere a strip of orange paper to the bottom of it. Tie ribbon around the seam, and then adhere a flower & brad to the center of the bow. Cut a banner end to cream cardstock, then distress ink the edges. Stamp the sentiment to the banner, and then adhere slightly tucked into the floral accent. Adhere the entire floral block to the card front using foam adhesive.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Key Ingredients designers have created for today's blog hop...it is sure to be a treat!
If you aren't subscribed to the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit and would like to, be sure to head on over to the Subscription Page!  I hope that you have a great rest of your day!!  ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I used Today:
-Sketchbook Saturday challenge #33
-The Ribbon Reel challenge #13- pretty pastel florals
-Wee Memories challenge #72- holiday madness
-Stamptacular Sunday challenge #134- anything goes


  1. So pretty! And I love the card you made for yesterday's hop too!

  2. Ugh, I'm sorry I hit enter too soon, LOL! I really love the flower center-I think I used the same combo today, LOL! This kit is so pretty and I'm LOVING what you've done w/ it!

  3. This is sweet and simple. I love that flower and center paired with the Farmhouse paper.

  4. Love the new paper, gorgeous card and yet so simple! Love it!

  5. Ohlala, this is such a beautiful card!! Love the C&S, the papers and the gorgeus flower.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  6. Your card is so nice! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope to see you soon again at SSC.


  7. I love your card from this kit. I love all of these great fall colors. They are amazing.

  8. Just lovely, Leah! All of the embellies are beautiful but my favorite is the pumpkin bloom!

  9. This is an absolutely fabulous card!

  10. Just beautiful! I love the heart shaped petals on that flower!

  11. Gorgeous card Lea. The colors are lovely and the flower looks perfect. Love the ribbon you used. :o)

  12. GREAT PAPERS! I love the patterns and colors.

  13. Another gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

  14. Gorgeous! Love the paper and the embellishment! So cute!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories.

  15. Beautiful, I love the flower and ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

  16. This is really beautiful! Love the color combo very much. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge.

  17. Gorgeous card, love the fabric button centre, and the fabric flower, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

  18. This flower is incredible, Lea! Awesome papers too :)

  19. Stunning card Lea, love the flower and fabric brad. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

  20. Perfection!! love the flower! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel : )


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