Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1-Take Note

It's the first day of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions and if you were at CHA in Chicago last week then you got an early peek at the goodies we're showing for this release. Today the Baker's Dozen is sharing samples with the new Take Note stamp set and the fabulous coordinating Taylored Dies...yippee!!! The stamps and dies will be available in the TE Store on Friday, August 6th.

I'll start with the fun travel journal I put together. I wanted something bright and cheery so I pulled out my Summertime Project Pantry for all the papers and ribbon. The book itself is just a store bought diary that I altered.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the frame border from Take Note before I cut it out with the coordinating Taylored Die, then I combined the words 'travel' and 'journal' on one block and stamped the title. Easy Peasy!!! I added some Kaisercraft rhinestones for a little bling and popped the frame on foam tape. The corners were rounded with my corner chomper...love that thing!

Then I made a coordinating card and I used the same frame image from Take Note and coordinating Taylored Die, but in a completely different way. I pulled out Feelin' Groovy and inked up the van in Colourbox Warm Red. I just love the coverage these chalk inks give on solid stamps...it's so even! I stamped 'road trip' with Memento Tuxedo Black at the top of the frame and paper pieced the yellow flower. A few more strategically placed Kaisercraft rhinestones add just the right touch.

Isn't it fun to use the frame image and Taylored Die as more of an element on the card instead of the focal point? You could also just use the Taylored Die all by itself without the coordinating frame, or you could pair it with other sentiments. Not only are there three dies to coordinate with the Take Note stamp set, but there are also 6 dies that coordinate with the fun Garden Party Blooms set that was released in June. I have a sneaky suspicion that you'll see a few samples with the Garden Party Taylored Dies over the next three days too!

I know the Baker's Dozen has plenty more eye candy for you to look at so let's get hopping!


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Road trip? You need an airplane for that travel journal, girl!! Love your bright colours and touch of bling. SOOO GREAT to see you at CHA!!

Sankari W. said...

Soooo cute Karen!!! i love your journal and card - and you should bring this travel journal when you come to see ME!!!! :) The die on both your projects are awesome - simply lovely dearest Saucy girl!!!! Are you missing me waking up disoriented in the morning yet? :))) Miss you lovie :)))
hugs,
Sankari :)

Karen Giron said...

Funny that you would make a travel journal - oh right - you fly! hahaha! I love the blue label - you're so creative and the label behind the Bus is so cute! Miss you already.

Linda said...

These are so cute! I love the label!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO awesome Saucy! LOOOOOOVE your journal but the card is AMAZING! LOVE how you used the die! You rock sister!!

Jami said...

What a groovy set! Love the way you used that frame on yourcard!

DoodleDee Designs said...

Love this - When I travel I love to have a journal for myself for all kinds of things and this would be perfect. Lovely job!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooooh...what a GREAT idea for a travel journal and I just LOVE how you paired it with the van from Feelin' Groovy! I am totally diggin' your bright and fun colors! Missing you though!

Maria Elena said...

What a great idea for my vacations !! Nice and cute job !
Have a great Thursday !
http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Taylor said...

SO super cute, Karen! And I'm going to second what Sankari said... you should bring your travel journal when you come to see ME too! :)

Donna said...

awesome idea especially for YOU Mrs. World Traveler

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I LOVE the journal with the card! Such happy, fun colors!! I LOVE the layout of the card and how you placed the bus!

Carolina said...

How fun to make a travel journal wonder if it will ever make it up in the sky with you... the colors are so bright and happy, it made me smile right away.

Your card is beyond groovy, the bus is the perfect touch! Hugs & Smiles!!!