June 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

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.
Are you ready for another super cute release from Taylored Expressions?!!?  The Baker's Dozen is showcasing two new stamp sets: In the Clouds and Life is a Circus along with, get this - 4 new Taylored Dies and a new Impression Plate! 

If you are not familiar with Taylored Expressions stamps, they are made of deeply etched cling-mount rubber that you can place on an acrylic block.  All of the full size and petite stamps come on a full color image panel, which is 3-hole punched so the stamps can be stored easily in a TE Mini Binder Box.  Each Mini Binder Box fits up to 4 full-sized stamp sets.

First up for me is this darling set of 25 stamps called In the Clouds, illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line. 

In the Clouds has a coordinating set of Taylored Dies called Blimps & Banners, which make cutting out these images a snap!  And you can get super creative and turn the blimps into submarines and rocket ships - isn't that clever?!!?  In my card I have used one of the blimp and banner dies for my main image and sentiment.  So super cute, don't you think?  I started by stamping the blimp in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers.  The banner is also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  Did you notice the blue background?  All of those embossed clouds were made with TE's new Clouds Impression Plate, which is double sided to allow for the clouds to be arrange for both a horizontal card and a vertical card - it's 2 impression images for the price of one!  I used the vertical side of the impression plate for my background.  Another fun Taylored Die that goes perfectly with In the Clouds is the new Cloud Border Die - it's long enough to run the entire length of a standard A2 card and you can cut out multiple die cuts and layer them up!  I chose to use the Cloud Border Die as a standard border and just added it underneath my cardstock layer.  I added the Medium Scallop Border Die at the bottom, which really continues that puffy cloud look. You may recognize the little clouds on the image panel too - they are made with the Cloud Duo Die.  I added some Baker's Twine around the center of the card for a little extra punch and the layout is MOJO195.

In the Clouds is a perfect companion set to the It's a Banner Day 1 & It's a Banner Day 3 sets as well as the Cloudy Days background stamp.  Imagine the possiblities!


Up next is a new delightful set of 17 images illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line. 
Life is a Circus is packed full of cute circus images and witty sentiments and this set is designed to create cards and projects with a single image or build up layers and create a fun circus scene!  I can see myself using this set for everyone - boys, girls, young, old - I just love it!!  For my card, I used 2 images - the clown and the juggling balls.  I stamped the clown in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copic Markers and I stamped the juggling balls in Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks: Warm Red, Yellow Ochre, Lime Pastel, and Pumpkin Spice.  Life is a Circus also has a coording Stars Die set that you can layer and arrange in endless ways!  I added more Baker's Twine and Crystal Twinkles for accent and the layout is Deconstructed Sketch 7.

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on today's projects:



The rest of the Baker's Dozen have more to show you today, so don't miss out - their projects are AMAZING! 
Thanks for stopping by and see you back tomorrow for another fun day of TE peeks!
Karen


recipes
fly away with me card
stamps: in the clouds (taylored expressions)
paper: real red (su!), aqua mist (pti), kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, lime twist out of the blue (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, baker's twine (taylored expressions), clouds impression plate (taylored expressions), cloud border die (taylored expressions), cloud duo die (taylored expressions), medium scallop border die (taylored expressions), circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), foam tape

happy birthday card
stamps: life is a circus (taylored expressions)
paper: real red (su!), not quite navy (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, lime twist out of the blue (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox fluid chalk inks - yellow ochre, warm red, pumpkin spice, lime pastel
accessories: copic markers, seeing stars dies (taylored expressions), circle/rectangle/rectangle scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), crystal twinkles (taylored expressions), large corner rounder, baker's twine, foam tape

38 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love the colors and layers.

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  2. So, so cute, Karen! Love the impressed clouds and the adorable clown card!

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  3. Such great cards, Karen! I love the dp you used with your blimp. . .which is awesome btw :D

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  4. Oh my goodness I just love the way you combined dies for the perfect puffy cloud feel all over that striking blimp card! And even though I'm not a fan of clowns, your coloring on that guy is fantastic!

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  5. Super cute cards! I love how the colors pop!

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  6. Love the cards and your use of color. You are making me really want these stamp sets.

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  7. So cute! Love how you used the cloud border and the circus card is the cutest!

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  8. Wow! Stunning cards! And oh the clouds! Love them! :)

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  9. ooooh, boy cards!! LOVE. These are AWESOME!!! :-)

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  10. Your cards are a delight!! They will brighten up someones day for sure!! Love the clouds!! Fantastic!

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  11. I am loving the cards but the banner is totally perfect!

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  12. Super cute cards, Karen! I love the fun colors you used!

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  13. I adore that blimp card. It's absolutely fabulous.

    The clown card is really cute, even if it uses a clown. *shudder* :D

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  14. Beautiful cards, Karen!!! So bright and cheery! Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  15. Karen these are both awesome - love all the elements you added to the cards

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  16. Karen, these are both so stinkin' cute! I love love love love the dimension on your blimp card and the impression plate is fabulous. Love the happy stars on your darling clown card, too! You are so amazing! XOXO

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  17. Both cards are SO cute! I love everything about the first one! I'm loving all of these clouds!
    and that sweet clown is too cute! Great layout :)

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  18. Oh my Karen, these are both fabulous!

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  19. kjfhsafkhafhsfh!!!!! Hold on a sec while I gain some composure!!!...

    Right!!.. Lets try that again!!!.. WOW!!!.. no really..> WOW!!!.. You've outdone yourself and your BOY card making self today!!! No really you have... It's super official.. you're the AWESOME, AWESOMEIST!!!!

    xx SJ

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  20. Adorable! I love the colors and layouts of the cards. :)

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  21. Super cute, both of these, and yay for twine!

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  22. Love the way you used these sets! So many wonderful elements in your cards.

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  23. Wow!! These are both fantasic! Love the bright, crisp colors!

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  24. Karen, your cards rocks !!

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  25. Karen - girl - your cards are so crisp and perfect - what is your secret?! The colors, the layout - the textures - holy moly perfection! I adore the twine all around the the first card with the blimp is sooo awesome and then the second little clown is colored so sweetly and makes me want to learn to juggle - so cute KG!!!! YOU ROCK!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

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  26. great colors on both cards!

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  27. FUN cards Karen! The image and so cute and the DP are perfect. Loving the new dies!

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  28. Your cards are so bright & cheerful!

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  29. I love your cards!! The blimp with the clouds and bakers twine..LOVE! I am loving all the sneaks!

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  30. These are adorable! The twine is a really nice touch!

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  31. Ohhh... both of these cards are fabulous. You are making me want to try using primary colors :)

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  32. These are absolutely FABULOUS Kar! From the layouts, to the papers, the designs are impeccable!

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  33. Both of these are so fun, Karen! So happy and bright!

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