Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2

It's time to show off more new stamp sets today from Taylored Expressions!!! And you only have one more sleep til they're available for sale in the TE Store!!

The sets the Baker's Dozen is showcasing today are perfect for teacher appreciation gifts and cards. Some of the Baker's Dozen are also sharing the Apple Jack Card Kit which coordinates with the teacher sets, but I'm using papers from my October Afternoon Report Card 8x8 pad.

I know that I can always use another notepad around the house so I figured a teacher could too! I started with a plastic note cube from the dollar store and jazzed it up all teacher-ish. My design definitely has a masculine feel which I'm attributing to the fact that when I think back to my school years I realize that my most favourite teachers were men.

I used three of the new sets on this notepad project, Make the Grade, Extra Credit and Blackboard Cuppie (which is one of three a-la-carte Cuppie images). The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured with copics but the chalkboard and Cuppie's liner are paper pieced.

I decorated the front of the cube too, but left the sides open so it's easier to get the papers out.

Then I made a fun card to go with the little gift. I love this globe and coordinating sentiment from Make the Grade!!! I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch, MTSC68 for the layout.

The globe and sentiment are separate stamps so I used my stamp positioner to line them up. The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto red that I cut out with the Big Scallop Circle Nestabilities.

I know the rest of the Baker's Dozen will have more wonderful samples to share so let's not waste any more time...get hopping!!!
Alex Maldonado (featuring the Apple Jack Card Kit)
Carolina Butching
Charmaine Ikach (featuring the Apple Jack Card Kit)
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins (featuring the Apple Jack Card Kit)
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman (featuring the Apple Jack Card Kit)
and Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by!


Dana White said...

these are fantastic for guy teachers - love the notepad

Jodi Collins said...

These are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME Saucy! LOOOOOOOVE the papers you used on your collection, they are utterly perfect! Your note cube is INSANELY fab! LOVE!!

Alex said...

FABULOUS Karen, love that you made guy teacher gifts, they are sooo hard to find!!! The papers are really fun - great previews! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Taylor said...

Karen, I LOVE that notecard cube! You totally jazzed it up and any teacher would love it...hey...I'd love it and I'm not even a teacher! :) Love the Report Card papers with these images too!

Rebecca said...

too cute

Carolina said...

Eeek ~ lovin' the polka dots..what a delighful set!!! The notepad holder is beyond adorable and who wouldn't want it out all year around...specially a teacher! Your card is just the perfect match to complete the set!

Alex Maldonado said...

SHUT Up!! OMG you used my favorite papers in the whole wide world and your rocked this girlie!! I LOVE your note cube, and of course, everything is just fab!! Awesome Karen!!

Janet said...

sooooooooo cute:)

Jami said...

The note cube is the perfect teacher gift! Something they can actually use and super cute too!

Karen Giron said...

What a fabulous idea with the notepad holder! This is SOOOo adorable!!

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Melissa Sauls said...

Ok, these are alll so super adorable but I am IN LOVE with your notepad holder...LOVE IT!! I want to make one just like it and I'm so glad I have this paper pack!!! Don't mind if I CASE it! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how fabulous! I LOVE the paper cube. . .how great!