Sunday, April 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions-It's Release Day!

Today's the day when the brand new stamp sets, Fresh Flowers and Downtown Diva, are available at Taylored Expressions, along with the new Mother's Day Key Ingredients and plenty more fabulous accessories, including new Spellbinders dies! Yippeee!!!
I have two projects for you again today, both using the adorable Downtown Diva set. I stamped the Sweet Shop image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I knew I was going to use this fabulous Bella Blvd. Swing Into Spring paper so I coloured the awning to match the stripes. 

The ribbon is from my stash, but the felt flowers are from Taylored Expressions. I added a rhinestone from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients for a little bling. 

TIP: I wanted green rhinestones for the flowers at the bottom of my card but I didn't have any, so I created my own. I chose a bright green copic marker and coloured the clear rhinestones from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients. Presto...green rhinestones! 

I made a second little gift card purse for my mother-in-law. This one whipped up in no time at all...seriously, maybe 20 minutes from start to finish, including colouring, because I followed the same basic design as my 'shop 'til you drop' purse from yesterday. 
I started with a die cut scalloped purse and ran the top through my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. Next I stamped the three purses repeatedly in a row, coloured them with copics, punched the scallop border and adhered it to my purse. Then I wrapped some ribbon around the purse, embellished with layered flowers and added a quick little tag. Aside from the scalloped purse itself, everything I used on this project is from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients

Taylor is offering a fabulous Special Lady Bundle for those who want to try several coordinating products at a fantastic price. The charm assortment and free Kaisercraft alterable hand bag are only available in the Special Lady Bundle. 
I'll be heading to Taylored Expressions to let my fingers do the shopping just as soon as I check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen creations. See you there!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! Karen, I love the bright, happy colours you used and thanks for the tip on colouring the rhinestones!

Dana White said...

Love the card & purse - Brilliant my BFF with the rhinestones :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Seriously, you could not be any more fabulous if you tried! Once again, your color combo makes me smile, and I ADORE the purse!

Leslie said...

So fresh and so sweet - love those felt flowers!

jacque4u2c said...

I too am getting into the felt flowers - just so clean, simple and MARVELOUS!

Janet said...

what a cute card, and those purses are darling!! great job:)
hugs

Donna Baker said...

oh I love the multi-colored awning on the sweet shoppe! I love your pursey purse!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, thanks for the tip on coloring the rhinestones! I've colored pearls with my copics, but haven't tried it on rhinestones...I'm going to now! I love the fun papers on your card. Saaa-weet!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh what fun and bright colors! LOVE them! That purse is adorable!

Julia Aston said...

I just love the stores stamp and your fun scalloped punched edge to mimic the awning! the little purse is so cute!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

I love this Karen!!! The shop is so adorable with its multi-colored awning to match your patterned paper! And your purse favor is adorable!

Karen Giron said...

Super sweet! I love the purse with the ribbon and flower, beautiful!

Emily said...

Wow Karen! These are both amazing! I love how you matched the awning to your DP on the card. What a great tip on the rhinestones. Now all I have to do is get me some copic markers! That purse is just the cutest thing! Thanks for all the inspiration!