March 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 3

Good morning!  It's Wednesday and Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions sneaks - the Baker's Dozen is giving you a little preview of the new Pennant Stamp and coordinating Pennant Taylored Die, as well as a mini set in the TE line called A Tweet for You.

First up is A Tweet for You, which is a set of 15 fabulous images and sentiments that coordinate with the Favor Frame Die

I wanted to do something different with the labels, so I used them as a background underneath the main image.  I stamped the scalloped label in Deep Lagoon Fluid Chalk ink onto a sheet of Gertie by My Mind's Eye and then cut them out with the Favor Frame Die.  The flowers image from Hello Spring was stamped in Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk ink and then I used the daisy and tulip from A Tweet for You and stamped them inside the outline using my stamp positioner.  I grabbed the Martha Stewart Grass Border punch and laid the grass over the image and then ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Frame It Up 1 die. Since the yellow tulip didn't have a coordinating flower, I just colored that one in with a Copic.

Isn't this little Pennant stamp and die just to *die* for??  haha!  Sorry.  I paired the pennant stamp with the Spring a la Carte stamp releasing this month and I stamped the Spring stamp twice so I could get daring and paper piece the letters.  I cut them out with a hobby blade, so it was much easier for me than using scissors in all of those nooks and crannies.  I colored the bird, flower, and ladybug with copics and then cut the panel to size. The pennant is stamped in Rose Coral Fluid Chalk ink and after I cut it out with the Pennant Border die, I popped the pennant up on dimensional tape and then added some lovely Crystal Twinkles between the pennants.   When I added the Scalloped Eyelet Border, it just sort of disappeared under my huge image panel, so I cut another border out and lined it up over the image panel and now you can see all of those delicious eyelets!

Tomorrow is the big day!  All of the new stamps and accessories will be available for purchase in the TE store at 8AM Pacific. 

 The Baker's Dozen have lots more to show you today!  Grab a cuppa and sit back and relax.
Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
thanks a bunch card
stamps: a tweet for you (taylored expressions), hello spring (taylored expressions)
paper:  jetstream canvas texture (bazzill), kraft, suede brown dark (prism), gertie (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, olive pastel fluid chalk ink (colorbox), deep lagoon fluid chalk ink (colorbox), warm red fluid chalk ink (colorbox)
accessories: favor frame die (taylored expressions), frame it up 1 die (taylored expressions), chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), turquoise twill ribbon, grass border punch (martha stewart)

spring card
stamps: spring a la carte (taylored expressions), pennant a la carte (taylored expressions)
paper: choice buttercream (taylored expressions), jetstream canvas texture (bazzill), flamingo canvas texture (bazzill), pixie-licious (cosmo cricket)
ink: memento tuxedo black, rose coral fluid chalk ink (colorbox)
accessories: pennant die (taylored expressions), scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions), copic markers, crystal twinkles (taylored expressions), diamond glaze (judi.kins) 


  1. Look at you so clever with the frames! Love that! And I love how you stamped the image on a patterned panel too! I can't believe you paper pieced the Spring word!! Super cute and worth the effort! :)

  2. I LOVE how you used the Tweet frames on that card...brilliant!!!!!! And look at you with your mad paper piecing/cutting skills on those letters!!! It looks amazing!!!

  3. Omg how clever are you using the favor stamp and dies as a background?! Absolutely love it!! And all that paper piecing for the word, spring, just looks awesome! Fantastic job Giron!

  4. Oh Karen, what sweet cards and I love what you did with the favor frames. SO CLEVER! I love love love your pennant card, too! XOXO

  5. OMGosh-- seriously-- a hobby blade on those letters--- you are a crazy rockstar!! Seriously fabulous!!

  6. So, so cute, Karen! I LOVE how you used the favor frame on the first card. . .great idea!

  7. Oh wow! the treat frame background is brilliant!!! And double wow... your trimming of the Spring a la carte is amazing!