Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks-Day 2

The Baker's Dozen has plenty more new images to share today and we're continuing with the birthday theme, but it's Belated Birthday A la Carte images today at Taylored Expressions. Everything will be available for purchase starting Friday, September 3rd.

I don't know about you, but I always seem to be late getting birthday cards sent out. And that's despite the fact that I have everyone's birthdays in my calendar with reminders...ugh! I've said it before, I'm a card-maker not a card-mailer! LOL!!!

So these new Belated Birthday A la Carte images are definitely going to get plenty of use at my house!!! These super cute images and sentiments were concepted by our very own Jami Sibley...yay Jami!! Apparently she saw a need for belated birthday cards too! Wink! The images are illustrated by the same artist as the Apple Doodle Ink stamps that we've come to love. There are seven different animal images with coordinating sentiments that include something for the inside of cards too!

I'll start with Belated Birthday Stand Out. These little birds are so stinkin' cute!! I always seem to colour my birds blue...I think it's because I had a blue budgie for eleven years.

I stamped the birds with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured them with copics. They're cut out with square Nestabilities and I popped the tallest bird for dimension, then I popped the balloon twice for even more dimension. The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Togetherness mini deck.


I used the new Border Taylored Die on a strip of green along the bottom and added some Tiny Twinkles between the scallops. The sentiment on the outside reads "I didn't forget your birthday." and on the inside it reads "I just wanted my card to stand out from the crowd!". How perfect is that with that little bird towering over the others! So tweet!!!

Next up is this adorable little squirrel in Belated Birthday Oh Nuts!.

He's also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured with copics. I popped the acorn for dimension. The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Wanted mini deck and I paired it with kraft and suede brown dark. I added a row of pleated paper just below the cream and brown polka dot ribbon. A few Tiny Twinkles add just the right amount of sparkle to the card.


The "Oh Nuts!" sentiment on the outside works perfectly with "Sorry I forgot your birthday" on the inside.

I know the rest of the Baker's Dozen has plenty more sweet ideas to share using the Belated Birthday A la Carte images, so let's get hopping!


I'll see you back here tomorrow for another day of spooky sneak peeks!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

14 comments:

Regina Mangum said...

Karen, these are the cutest pair ever! I love the pleated paper and your birds are so bright a cheery. LOVING IT! XOXO

Taylor said...

Awwww...such cuties!! I love the Wanted paper with the squirrel and your birds are totally adorable! I always color my birds blue too! :)

Kathy Martin said...

These are super cute! Love the color on the first and that little squirrel! :)

Lynn said...

These are adorable cards Karen! Love what you've done with the new sets!

Jami said...

Card-maker, not a Card-mailer! bwahahahahahaha - I'm going to have to steal that one! Love your cards and especially lovin' the contrast of the totally different looks between them!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are UTTERLY sweet Saucy! LOOOOOVE the blue birds and the popped up acorn is AWESOME!!!

Ida said...

Both these cards are just adorable. I love the bright, cheery colors of your first card and oh my that squirrel is so cute.

Wendy said...

Shut up!! Look at the chipmunk one...so freakin' cute! Love them both girl!

Danni said...

These are just so adorable and fun! Love them all!

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh lovely! I really really (really) like how you popped up portions of both images and your coloring - fab! :)

Leslie said...

Cuuuuute! Love the little squirrel and his "oh nuts"!

LindaH said...

i LOVE that bird card....so stinking cute! i also had a budgie...but we had to put it to sleep because he got a tumor on his beak and could no longer eat. was so sad!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How cute is THAT??!! Love it!!

Karen Giron said...

CUTE!! Every time I see a new Belated Birthday stamp, it goes right on my wish list - these are super cute!!!