Thursday, June 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2

July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • 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 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 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Shall we get right to the good stuff? I'll start with my card using the Hello à la carte image. This is a single image stamp illustrated by Nancy McKinney. I'm sure you'll reach for this word stamp time and again.

I love working with purple lately and I found this perfect patterned paper in the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky pad. 

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics, adding a little sparkle with a Spica glitter pen. I remember phones like this stuck your finger in the rotary part to dial and the receiver was so heavy. We've certainly come a long way with cordless and cell technology, but none of them look as cute as this one!

I added a little scallop detail with my small scallop border die and just a touch more sparkle with three purple Twinkles

Next up is the Birds of a Feather set, also illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line. I'm definitely a bird fan (no, not a bird brain, although I guess that depends on who you ask!) so this set is right up my alley. 

The solid images make it easy to whip up cards in a snap and the coordinating Birds & Branch dies can be used with the images or on their own.

I stamped the cage, the chain and the bird, then cut it out with square Nestabilities. I started out using the Mojo Monday sketch but went off into left field on my own with the extra layer. 
I used the branch from the Birds & Branch dies to create the leaves under my flowers. The flowers are a combination of the small flower image from Birds of a Feather and the friendship blooms dies. A few little pearl accents are all this card needed to finish it off.

Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen created.

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

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


Cassie said...

Those papers go brilliantly with that Hello image! I love your cards for this release, Karen. . .very inspiring :D

Sankari W. said...

Karen - this is soooo smart! I adore the branches die to go with the flower and the papers in the Hello card are so perfect with the stamp - gorgeous girl!!
big hugs!
Sankari :)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Karen! Awesome cards! You and I were on the same wavelength with the lime twist on our phone cards! Love your coloring! Your bird card is so so pretty! Have a great day!

Karen Giron said...

How perfect is that paper with your hello stamp??? GASP! And your birds of a feather card is gorgeous! Love all the detail in the flower and leaves!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the HELLO card colors! Purple is so playful and fun! Beautiful cards both! :) Love your blog posts! So full of inspiration!

Natalie said...

How fun!! Love that paper to go along with the Hello stamp! PERFECT! Beautiful birdcage card, too! Gorgeous!!

Stephanie K said...

I love the Hello card!!! The paper and colors are perfect!!! Both cards are very pretty!

Betty said...

Super great 'HELLO' card! Love the colors...and coloring! Such a pretty birdcage card!

g said...

these are both darling cards! your papers are always perfect! such fun stamps & great dies- i can't wait!

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous cards! :)

Unknown said...

These are both so adorable! I really love the Hello stamp and the colors you've used!

JessicaK said...

Very fun colors, and your patterned papers are perfect!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Oh Karen, these are some cute cards!!! Love everything about both cards. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Both these are fantastic! Love your coloring on Hello and love the colors on the bird cage card!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Your 'hello' card is the cutest and most sweetest card! I love the border and papers you used!
and your 'bird' card is beautiful! Great stitching too :)

Susan said...

Super cute cards. Love your paper choices.

Rachel G said...

What perfect paper for the phone stamp. LOL! Loved it! Cute cards!

Jillisgram said...

So cute --- my granddaughter would love to receive your hello card. Purple is her favorite color!

Jodi Collins said...

Karen!!! This is AWESOME! LOVE the hello card with your FAB coloring and the embossed dp (that looks awesome!) and your bird cage card is AMAZING with the distressed and layered flower!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What happy cards, Karen! I love them both!

Danielle L. said...

Ohh... both cards are fabulous. Love all the vibrant pretty colors of your bird card.

Danielle L. said...

Ohh... both cards are fabulous. Love all the vibrant pretty colors of your bird card.