October 2nd, 2012
Welcome to the Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks. All the products being previewed this week will be available in the TE Store on Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. PST. We have another really big release for you and a lot of it focuses on Christmas. For this reason, the October Release is always my favorite one of the whole year! I’m excited to play along with the Baker’s Dozen today as we all have 2 or more projects to show you, which feature a variety of new stamps and dies. So let’s get right to it!
All three of my cards today are based on the same simple layout and feature the new Labels Stacklets 1 Taylored Dies. This is a beautiful set of stacking dies with a super versatile shape as you’ll see below.
My first card showcases an incredible new die – Nativity Border. Wow – talk about falling in love! I actually made 5 cards with this die before I could move on to anything else. I’ll have to share the rest later, but you’ll see several examples of it in the hop today. The die actually reaches across an entire cardfront, but I only used a portion of it in my Stacklets frame today. Super simple card using Pale Plum and Shimmery White cardstock along with silver glitter cardstock that I just couldn’t resist while standing in line the last time I was at Michael’s. The white background panel was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.
We have a new all-sentiment set, called Rejoice which also works wonderfully with the Nativity Border. Although I didn’t use it on the front of the card above, it will go on the inside. And I’ve used it on my next card. It’s full of beautiful Christmas and holiday sentiment combinations. It’s really a must-have if you plan to make Christmas cards!
With this release, Taylor is introducing a new die product called Cutting Plates. These are dies sized 5.25″ x 4″ so the cut pattern will layer perfectly onto a card front. The first one I’m showing is the Holly Cutting Plate. Isn’t it gorgeous? I die cut it out of Garden Green cardstock and added red liquid pearls for the berries and some green stickles to highlight the leaves. The cardbase and sentiment panel are a shimmery ivory cardstock – very elegant – and I heat embossed the sentiment with red pigment ink and clear embossing powder. A simple satin bow finishes it off.
My third card departs from Christmas, to show you a super cute year-round stamp set.
This new set is called Best Nests and it was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes collection. Nancy and I are kindred spirits in our love of birds and I know she had me in mind when she was working on this set – specifically with this image. I have two incredible macaws and the one above looks much like my Green Wing, R.B. *grin*, so of course that had to be the first image in the set that I would ink up! Just wait till you see the other samples from this set. There are bird houses for every season included.
My card also features another new Cutting Plate – Quatrefoil. Pretty, huh? I cut it from kraft cardstock and layered it over a pice of kraft cardstock the same size that had been impressed with the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I also used the Grass and Wave Border dies along with the new Stacklets. My image was colored with copics and I sponged the sunset background. Some ribbon, stickles, and liquid pearls are the finishing touches.
So, there you have three very different cards using the same basic layout. I might never put these Stacklets away! Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for today:
Carolyn King – Guest Designer
Jami Sibley – DT Coordinator (you are here)
Nancy McKinney – Illustrator
Thanks so much for stopping by! There will be inspiration and peeks every day this week! And don’t forget to join the early reveal party on the Taylored Expressions Facebook page on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. PST. Lots of prizes up for grabs and it’s tons of fun!