Thursday, June 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 3

June Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and all will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 6/2 at 7pm for the drawings.

Today is dubbed American Heartland day with Green Acres, Uncle Sam, 4th of July Wreath and the chicken wire/woodgrain impression plate.

Let's start with Green Acres, a super cute farm themed set illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. This is a full sized set of 24 stamps on a 5.5" x 8" full colour sturdy storage panel. You'll be able to create fun and humourous cards with the sentiments in this set!!

I used the tractor and bird images, stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black onto choice buttercream and coloured them with copics. Then I cut out the image with square Nestabilities and stitched around the edges.

Do you see the texture on the blue layers? I did that with the amazing new Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression Plate. One side of the plate has the chicken wire pattern and the other side has the woodgrain pattern, so it's like getting two fabulous patterns in one! The patterned gingham paper is from my October Afternoon Farm Fresh oldie but a goodie!! I used my grass border punch on the strip of green and finished it with some brown twill. The layout is Mojo193.

Next I used the 4th of July Wreath set, illustrated by Nancy McKinney, and this is the 5th set in our wreath series.  I paired it with the cottage image from A Day In Paradise.

I knew I wanted to use the bunting image and the picket fence die seemed like a perfect backdrop. I just love the simplicity of this card and how the fence pops on the kraft background! I have a little tip for the fence though. When I first cut out the bunting and the fence I realized the fence was too short.

So I cut out another fence, cut off the top of the pickets, then layered the fences one on top of the other to create a taller fence.

Have fun hopping around as you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen creations!
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess
and illustrator, Nancy McKinney

See you back here tomorrow for release day!
Thanks for stopping by!


Regina Mangum said...

Karen you are brilliant! I love how you combined those sets for your 4th of July card. So cute! I love your vibrant, beautiful tractor, too! XOXO

jan farnworth said...

you cards are just brilliant.

Natalie said...

Now look who is so clever!! Fantastic fence banner!! Love it. And your tractor and birdie is adorable.

Taylor said...

Tee hee... love your little chick driving the tractor! And the red gingham paper is perfect with the farm set!

You are so clever with the bunting and the picket fence and the house from the beach set! What a perfect combination!

Julie L. said...

Adorable cards! I love this set!!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Jami said...

Your Hay There card is such a fun striking color combo and I love the strong focal point! That fence and bunting idea is genius - I love it - and thanks so much for the tip on the taller fence! So glad you explained it 'cause I want to do it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT UP!!! OK...first of all, LOVE the chick driving the tractor! That is WAY cute.
BUT, I need to talk about your second card. Girl, you are a GENIUS! Holy CROW what an AWESOME idea and PERFECT execution!!!

Lorie Hethorn said...

Fantastic cards!
The design on the Green Acres card really gives it dimension.

The picket fence really adds to this one.
Those copic markers are so vibrant!
Thanks for sharing!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE that stamped cottage in the background with the banners on the fense - oh my goodness!!! And the little chick on the tractor is adorable!!

Glenda J said...

Great cards! Love the cute bird and tractor!

Mia said...

Love the vibrant colors. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Vicki said...

so cute!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Just adorable! Love the little birdie on the tractor, and the bunting on the picket fence is just stands out!

Chris L.

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

margie c said...

I love the bright bold fun colors on the first card! Very cute!
and what a brilliant idea for your second card! Thanks for the tip too :)

harrahx2 said...

A fence with banners is totally delightful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty! I really like how you chose to focus on the tractor image and that cute little birdie!

JessicaK said...

These are both awesome, but that fence with the flags - blew me away.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

You are a crafty GENIUS! The banners on the fence is great! I love both of your cards today - so vivid and bright and pretty!

Jess Willison said...

Love your cards! The second one is amazing! What a great way to make that bunting stand out! So gorgeous!

Billie A said...

Great cards great colors and love the images. I am making a list of what I want.. ; )

Leslie said...

Hay there to you too! That's one cute card...from the chick driver, to the red gingham to the chicken wire background....CAAAUTE! I really like the simplicity of the second one and thanks for the great tip for the fence - do you think that would work on my backyard fence? I could do with it being a wee bit taller :)

wendy said...

love your cards ...and what a great new impression plate ...chicken wire !!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooooh, you are a genius girl! I love how you made the fence larger and made a visual for dummies like me, LOL!!! Love how you paired the patriotic buntings with the sea house...great idea!! And the bird sitting perched on the tractor...tooo cute!!

Jules said...

OMG - both cards are just fantastic! Love that house on kraft paper!

Lynn said...

OMGoodness these are fabulous cards! I love the layout on the first one along with your incredible coloring and the white picket fence with the 4th of July banner is brilliant!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen I love your Hay There card and I LOVE how you hung the flags on the fence in the second. . .what a great idea!

Toni K said...

That chicken on the tractor is so stinkin' cute!!! Adorable cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE these!!