July 8, 2010

Taylored Expressions Release Party

Good morning!  Today is the day the new sets and Project Pantry Kits are in the TE store!  I have a ton to show you today, so please hang with me for just a bit.  The month, Cuppie is quite the little traveler and he has his own little set of Stamps a la Carte, like snapshots of his summer vacation.

My first card features Cuppie in Destination Hollywood - superstar!  I love that Cuppie has little sunglasses - very Jack Nicholson, or perhaps  Drew Carey??  haha!  I colored Cuppie in his traditional colors with the Cuppie Copic Kit and then colored the sky, hills and sand around him.  I stamped the image again and cut out the clouds and popped them up with dimensional tape.  The sentiment is hand cut and curled to make a wavy banner - so much fun!  Papers and ribbon for this card are part of the Summertime Project Pantry Kit and I used TESC116 for the layout.

My second card features Cuppie in Destination Seattle - Yummy, coffeeee baby!!  I love the little cuppa he's holding out in the rain.  Such dedication.  The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics.  The papers, ribbon, and scalloped die cut are all from the Summertime Project Pantry Kit and I added the Aqua rhinestones to the top corner for a little pizazz.  Did I really just type pizazz??  The layout is from the Sweet Stop - SSS61.

For my last card I'm using a new Apple Doodle Ink set called Weigh To Go - a really fun set to cheer on a friend or loved one making healthier choices and striving to live and eat better.  Seriously something I need to do - can you say Dr. Pepper???  I chose the little dress image, which would be SO much fun to use as a little black dress/girls night out image, don't you think?  I paper pieced the dress using paper from the Summertime Project Pantry Kit (Yes, totally am completely in l-o-v-e with this kit) and cut it out with a Labels 4 Nestabilities - and here is a tip for creating a nested look with the labels dies - using the same size Nestabilities die template used for your image, place it on a piece of cardstock and trace around the outside edge with a pencil and then cut it out.  Easy!  I added a scalloped edge with the Apron Lace punch and then some yellow pearls up top.  The layout is another fun Sweet Stop sketch, SSS63, which I kind of altered a bit because my very straight cornered brain couldn't handle the crooked panel, hahaha!

Don't miss out on all the eye candy this morning.  There is much more to see:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You and I were thinking along the same lines with Weigh to Go today. Great tip on the nesties layering - a realy why didn't I think of that moment? I love your dark stormy sky on the Seattle card and yes - Drew Carey in Hollywood...I can totally see him as a cupcake! LOL!

  2. GORGEOUSNESS my friend! These are all fab! LOVE the clouds on the first card!!

  3. Such fun cards. I love the way you added dimension to the clouds too! Looks like a great stamp set!

  4. Wow! Beautiful Job!! Love the shapes!

  5. Ack!! Cuppie is surely THE superstar in Hollywood!!! I love the paper pieced dress too.

  6. Great cards! LOVE the dress on the last one...perfect patterned paper for it! :)

  7. super sweet cards, I adore the real winter storm effect you have on your Seattle cuppie scene!