December Key Ingredients Blog Hop

December 20, 2011

Hey there, everyone!! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions December Key Ingredients blog hop!!  This kit is full of bright and cheerful papers from the Christmas Wishes collection by Bella Blvd, matching cardstock, ribbon, and snowflake brads & buttons!  You are going to love this fun kit!!

I have created a clean & simple card, which can be used for either Christmas or New Year's!  And really....who doesn't need a merry little cocktail at some point during the season (even if it is a mocktail for those that don't drink....)!  :)  Here is what I created:
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Cocktail" supplies:
Cardstock/Paper/Button/Brads: Taylored Expressions December Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Merry Little Cocktail set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Pearls: Kaiser Craft

Instructions:  Please see the December Inspiration Sheet for instructions to re-create.  Be sure to check out all the inspiration while you have it up!

If you aren't a subscriber to the Key Ingredients kit yet, I would recommend it completely!  The kit is taylored completely for card makers, and you can make dozens of cards with just one kit!!  Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions, and to the Subscription page in case you are interested!!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the KI design team have come up with this month!! 

Taylor VanBruggen
Corinna McGregor
Jessica Diedrich
Monika Davis
Rachel Sztonyk
Stephanie Kraft

Have a great rest of your Sunday!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I Used Today:
-Just Us Girls #115- color (red, olive, white/kraft)
-Dutch Dare Card challenge #143- bingo card (pearls, stamped image/sentiment, ribbon/twine)
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #38- anything goes + ribbon
-Totally PaperCrafts #97- time to party
-Secret Crafter Saturday #165- new year's/celebration
-Charisma Cardz #49- Christmas
-Papertake Weekly- Christmas
-Top Tip Tuesday #65- Christmas


  1. What a great card that I'm sure many people would love right about now :)
    Sweet embellies too! TFS!
    Happy Holidays!!!

  2. So cute! I love the layering of the button and brad! I never would have thought of that!

  3. Ha!I love this card! Have a few merry cocktails...a good way to get through the holidays!:)

  4. Sweet card, Lea! Love your button/brad/pearl embellie!

  5. Lea, I LOVE what you did with the pearls! So, so fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. So pretty Lea. Love how you used the pearls and stars. :o) Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  7. What a lovely creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs and Merry Xmas
    Kate xx

  8. Adorable...and I love the bubbles effect. Have gotten some of the Taylored kits. They are wonderful. Would love to win a prize. Thanks.

  9. *Clunk.*
    I LOVE THIS, Lea! Superb us of Just Us Girl's color - and EVERYTHING nice! LOL! Yipeeeee! {Merry Christmas, sweet one!}

  10. What a cute, cute, card this is! The details are so perfectly placed on this card. Happy holidays, indeed!! Congratulations for the mention of it on JUGS!

  11. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Lea this is stunning, love the bold colours, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

  13. Love the fun colors, CAS design and your embellishments! Thank you for playing at Really Reasonable Ribbon in our Anything Goes Challenge!

  14. Love how you've fashioned the pearls, very cute card and design.

  15. Love your design and well....everything! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Have a Happy New Year!


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