Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 1

I can't believe it's already time for new stamps from Taylored Expressions!!! Wahooooo!!! The Baker's Dozen has three days of sneak peeks then the stamps will be available at Taylored Expressions on release day, Thursday, April 8th.

Today we're featuring two fabulous new sets that coordinate beautifully together, CreativiTEA and Miniature Motifs. You can probably guess that CreativiTEA is all about tea and Miniature Motifs is a set of four patterned blocks that can be used as backgrounds. I've used both sets on each of the three cards I have to show you today.

But before I get to the cards, Taylored Expressions is offering three card kits with this release and you'll see a new kit on each sneak peek day, featured on a few of the Baker's Dozen blogs. Today I get to share the Paper Girl Card Kit that coordinates with CreativiTEA. The card kit is packed with supplies to create 10 standard size cards, including patterned papers, solid cardstock, Choice cardstock for card bases and images, envelopes, ribbons and pearls, and a Perfect Package Card Box to hold all your creations!

Here's the first card I created (all supplies are included in the Paper Girl Card Kit). I used MTSC67 for the layout.

The flower is popped on foam tape for dimension and the image is coloured with copics.

Here's a close up of the background image from Miniature Motifs, stamped with Memento Angel Pink.

I couldn't resist pairing yellow and blue on this next card for a french provincial look. I love how the frame image coordinates with the Labels Nine Nestabilities. The layout is TESC107.

I used another of the patterned blocks from Miniature Motifs to paper piece the tea pot.

And I also used the same patterned block to create the flowers using the smallest size of my Blossom Nestabilities and a circle punch.

This last card started out using SSS50 but I ended up placing the ribbon vertically instead of horizontally.

The flower is popped for dimension again and I added a touch of sparkle to the center with dots of black Spica Glitter Pen.

I used another image from Miniature Motifs stamped with Memento Summer Sky to add a subtle detail along the left side of the blue panel.

And finally, here's the Perfect Package Card Box all decorated and ready to fill.

The Paper Girl Card Kit was super fun to work with and made creating these cards a snap with all the coordinating products. When you purchase one of the card kits you'll also receive a downloadable inspiration sheet to get your creative juices flowing. Please visit Taylor's Blog for a video featuring the card kit.

Now it's time for more eye candy using CreativiTEA and Miniature Motifs.
Alex Maldonado
Carolina Butching
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro (featuring the Paper Girl Card Kit)
Jami Sibley
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls (featuring the Paper Girl Card Kit)
Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Saucy! These are GORGEOUS!!! LOOOOOOVE the colors/papers and layouts on each of these!!! FAB designs girlie! LOOOOOOOOOOVE these!!

Sankari W. said...

Karen - you have MAD/RAD copic coloring skillzzzzz! Your creations are simply lovely and gorgeous! LOVE the way you colored in the flowers!!! Beautiful beautiful!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Jami said...

I need this kits, I need this kit, I need this kit!!!!!!!!!! Your cards are all so darling! My fave is the blue and yellow one...love how you paper pieced part of the teapot and those little paper flowers you created!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

LOL...I'm chuckling at Jami's comment above...I can nearly hear her hyperventilating about this card kit! :) I agree too...I LOVE the blue and yellow one with those pretty paper flowers to match! So fun!

chris said...

Hi there Karen
wow wee these are so so fab,brilliant work as always.
hugs chris x x

Alex Maldonado said...

Karen these are ALL stunning!! I'm in love with your blue and yellow Teapot! so fine china!! lol.. gorgeous as always :)

Joan said...

What gorgeous creations. I must agree that the teapot card is my favorite too.

Karen Giron said...

What a beautiful kit!! Love how you made each card so unique, gorgeous!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Karen, these are just beautiful!! LOVE the different layouts!!

Dina said...

Karen these are just darling!! I love the beautiful colors and all the details! Great job!

Donna said...

Whoa! Your cards & box totally rock! And the way you colored that flower is fabulous!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh you knocked this one out of the park girl with the card kit!! I LOOOOVE what you did with the papers and the set together...absolutely gorgeous! You seriously do have some MAD coloring skills!! I need to take more lessons!

Jeanie said...

Great job Karen!! I just LOVE ALL of these!! You always make me hunt for those supplies that I've forgotten about.... Spica pens, now where are those??? Gotta find 'em now! LOL!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, where to start??....you were busy! Love the first one with the flower in the corner and that rose satin ribbon (my fav from TE). Love the blue/yellow card too...that's such a sweet color combo!

Carolina said...

Love what you did with the kit! Each card is so unique, yet they all come together so beautifully as a set. The box is also darlin' and what a great way to host and gift the cards.

Janet said...

wow so amazing!! you rock girlfriend:)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just gorgeous, Karen! So soft, sweet and delicate! Just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! Love the little gift box idea!

Stacey Schafer said...

i have my eye on this set and card kit:) so darling....love your projects with it!