June 4th, 2015
It’s release Day at Taylored Expressions! I hope you’ve been following all the sneak peeks this week, because wowzas is there ever some CUTE stuff available today! I have a couple more samples to share today.
First up is a card/gift bag featuring the new Peek-a-Boo Circles die and the new Bloomers 1 layering flower die set. I needed to package the set of cards I showed on Tuesday as a thank you gift, and I needed to do it quickly. Here’s what I came up with.
I attached the card right to a kraft bag, so it is both the card and the bag decoration. Here’s the card before it was attached.
Sentiment, embossed in white, is from In & Out Thanks. Here’s the cool thing about this new Peek-a-Boo Circles die – it has stitch lines around the circle and emboss lines on either side of the row of circles to give a little definition. It can be placed anywhere on a panel or even right on your card front for a single layer card. Of course, you can also die cut from a panel and trim it down at the emboss lines. So, you can get a ton of different looks from this die. And, I’m loving these Bloomers 1 dies – 3 layers with so many possibilities.
My second sample for today is probably my favorite of this week. It’s just so HAPPY!
I’ve used the new On the Line Cutting Plate with the Build-a-Scene Matched Kit (patterned papers and cardstock). The chinese lanterns come with the cutting plate, as do a set of pennants! My favorite part is the separate tree tops with the partially cut out leaves that you can pop up for dimension! I added the Picket Fence Border die and the Grass Border die and a sentiment from In the Word and I was done. This one just makes me smile!
All of the new products are available NOW in the Taylored Expressions Store, but before you shop, I think you’ll want to HOP! Go to the TE Blog for the roll of designers playing today and featuring all the new release products! Thanks so much for stopping by!
June 2nd, 2015
This week, Taylored Expressions is sneak peeking the June Release which happens this Thursday morning, June 4th. I’m always happy when I get to play along! Today, I’m excited to show off a new stamp set called Sip,Sip Hooray! This adorable set lets you create cute carts of all kinds: lemonade, flowers, ice cream, candy, and hot dogs and it includes some great sentiments in super cute fonts! There is also an awesome coordinating die set, but I got my stamps before my dies and just couldn’t wait to play, so you’ll see my samples were created with the use of my favorite tool – my stamp-a-majig! It’s a lot easier than you might think. If you have not made friends with your stamp-a-majig yet, you are really missing out!
Above, you can see my entire little card set. I created this as a special little hostess gift. I started by stamping the various images on white cardstock. Then I pulled out my TE Matched Kit – Rainbow Brights and chose a color for each card. Then I matched up some Copic markers and got to coloring.
Here are shots of the individual cards.
Finishing touches include one rounded corner, a narrow black matting layer, and a few Doodlebug sequins. (The sequins I used are no longer in the store, but the Matched Kit has sequins to coordinate with it, so that’s even better!)
There was a perfect left over strip from cutting the patterned paper that I used on the inside of each card.
For the purple candy cart, I added an inside sentiment from In & Out Birthday.
For the lemonade cart, the inside sentiment is from In the Word.
And there you have it – a super fun and super simple card set. I can’t wait to play some more with this set and try out the dies! You’ll want to hop over to the TE Blog for the roll of all the girls playing in the hop today and also to have a chance to enter a drawing to win a TE prize! Thanks so much for stopping by today!