March 16th, 2015
Happy Monday! Quick post to share some rainbows! I’ve been working on a calendar project for some little gifts (more on that later) and I wanted to use TE Little Bits – Rainbow’s End along with Little Bits – Sun & Clouds on my March pages.
Aren’t they so cute? I have to admit that assembling those rainbows is a little tedious. Since I ended up making 5 of them, I couldn’t let the last one go to waste so I decided I wanted to make a card with it. I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for this week and thought it was perfect! SSSC260:
Everything – dies, papers, embellishments came from Taylored Expressions. Can’t remember the last time I used this many bright colors, but I love the way it turned out – so happy! And using sketches is my favorite way to stamp. It’s been too long since I’ve played a sketch challenge. So fun!
Hope you have a great week ahead of you. I’m excited about getting to see a special friend from out of town!
Happy Hump Day! All of the new Taylored Expressions products for the March Release will be available tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we have more Sneak Peeks for you. Today, I’m sharing a sample made with the new stamp and die set If Dogs Could Talk illustrated by Danielle Lounds. I just love the way that girl’s mind works! This stamp set has an adorable pup with a blank face and a bunch of different facial expressions you can add in. (Oh and there’s a cat set too, but y’all know that I’m a totally a “dog person”!)
Our dog, Roger, is quite a “licker”, so the first face I had to use was the tongue sticking out with the sentiment “must.lick.faces.”
For my layout, I used the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate (horizontal piece) along with Build-a-Tag 3 and the new Wispy Grass Border die. I used two new Embossing Folder on the tag pieces– Woodgrain and Floral Vine. The patterned paper isDoodlebug Hello Sunshine.
Of course I can’t post a dog card without sharing a photo of my incredible pups! Here they are in a recent shot on their own little sofa looking out our front window. Roger and Tessa.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! I know I always want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up! It’s sure to be CUTE, CUTE, CUTE today! 😛
Hello Stampy Friends! Long time, no see! I’m so excited to have some creations to share with you this week for the Taylored Expressions March Release. All the new products will be available Thursday morning.
Today we are showcasing some awesome new dies and embossing folders, including Garden Arbor & Gate, Arbor Fence, Arbor Accessories, Wispy Grass Border, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Floral Vine Embossing Folder. I LOVE creating scenes with stamps and dies – I always have. These new Arbor dies are so much fun to play with! Wanna see?
ACK! How fun is that? I die cut the Garden Arbor & Gate and the Arbor Fence from white cardstock and covered them in Crackle Accents. While the Crackle was still wet, I attached the vine (Arbor Accessories). After I die cut the flowers, I used the tip of a dry embossing tool to give them dimension, then I attached them with drops of Crackle and added Liquid Pearl centers. The gate was popped up on foam tape. The Wispy Grass Border was die cute twice and placed both behind and in front of the fence. I added the previously released Little Bits – Fawn and Little Bits – Flowers & Stems, as well as the Little Bits Sun & Clouds (clouds cut from Heidi Swap glitter tape.) The cloud background paper is from the TE 6×6 paper pack – Build a Scene. The red frame was die cut with the new Frame in Frame Cutting Plate which gives you a ton of framing options.
The sentiment from Fancy Banners 1 (introduced yesterday) was a happy afterthought. I actually had stamped another sentiment directly on to to the scene up in that corner and I hated it. Then I looked over at my pile of new stuff and saw this beautiful little set and it rescued me!
I had so much fun with this card, that I couldn’t resist making another one!
I used many of the same elements as the card above. This time I left off the gate, fo a more simple look and so the rolling hills (Created with Build-a-Scene Rolling Hills Dies) could show through. I added the bunnies from the Hippity Hop die set and the sun from the Little Bits Sun & Clouds. This time my cloudy background was created with sponging and a stencil made with the Cloud Border Die. Keeping this card a little more simple, I used just a sentiment (without the banner) from Fancy Banners 1. The curve seemed just right over the Arbor.
NOTE: I also used the little clouds from Little Bits Sun & Clouds in a unique way here – I made them into shrubbery. The hills, grass, and clouds were die cute from paper in the TE Build a Scene paper pack. I sponged ink in the clouds and used them to fill in the scene as little bushes.
I just love how this bright, happy card turned out.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! I know I always want to see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!