Are you ready for some fun!? I’ve been so excited for our customer blog hop and the day is finally here! We challenged all of our fabulous customers to see what they would create using any Taylored Expressions stamps released during 2008 and 2009. This sketch (designed by Sankari Wegman) provided some inspiration for everyone to get started on their creations!

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I decided to use For the Love of Cupcakes for a couple reasons. Reason #1: I LOVE CUPCAKES! I still remember the feeling of excitement I had when we released this stamp set a year ago! Reason #2: It’s still one of my go-to sets for birthday cards and a special friend of mine happens to be celebrating her birthday today. She also happens to be one of our blog hoppers! Happy Birthday, Lori!

I started by stamping the cupcake in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, masking it off, and then stamping the cake stand over the top. I colored the cupcake and stand with Copic markers and paper pieced the cupcake liner. Then I used a jar of Copic Opaque White to add small white dots to the cupcake stand and finished off the cupcake with a little Espresso Dimensional Pearls for the ‘frosting’. I know you can hardly believe your eyes, but it’s true… I broke out my sewing machine for this card.

I hope our Blast from the Past blog hop inspires you to take a look through your TE stamp collection and get creative with one of your well-loved sets! I know you’re not going to want to miss the rest of these projects so keep right on hoppin’!