Monday, January 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peek Day

If you are looking for my Mojo Monday post, please scroll down. Thanks!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peek Day! This is our Valentine release, and I know you are going to love all of the new stamps and dies! We will be having a Preview Party tonight at 6:00 PM PST. This will be your chance to see the sets and some great giveaways. The party is always fun and fast-paced! Be sure to join along HERE!

I have two cards to show you today. The first one uses Oh What a Holiday (a follow up to Oh What a Day). It is full of sweet, whimsical images that can be used all year long! I used the heart tree image.

I stamped and colored the tree, then I used the Labels Stacklets 2 Dies to cut out my image and frame. I used a sentiment from new set Stuck on You (see more below) which I cut out using one of the Designer Mini Tags (I am super excited about this set as I love adding tags to my cards!). I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #83 for my layout.

My next card uses Stuck on You. I have to say that this is my favorite stamp set being released this month! When I showed this to Dan, he was really excited about it (and my hubby is never "excited" about any stamps). We both like hedgehogs as we got a stuffed animal hedgie back when we were dating (I know, we're a little strange) that we named Booga (that's how my email address and SCS name came to be). Dan pointed this one out to me and said he was the best, so I knew I had to use this little guy to make a birthday card for him (his birthday was yesterday).

I stamped and colored "Booga", then I pieced his heart balloon. Next, I fussy cut him out and popped him on top of my layout with foam tape. Another die set that is being released this month is Banner Stacklets 1 (LOVE this, too). I stamped my sentiment on the smallest banner stacklet. I also  added a couple of elements made with the new Key to My Heart and Cupid's Arrow Dies. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #173 for my layout.

Here's a detail shot:

You might have noticed my color scheme is the same on both cards. I used the Valentine Project Pantry, which features patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Love Letters collection, coordinating cardstock and ribbon.

Please visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see their fabulous creations:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for release day!

XOXO |  Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Oh What a Holiday, Stuck on You (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Valentine Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Designer Mini Tags, Medium Scallop Border, Label Stacklets 2; Ribbon from Valentine Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions); 1” circle punch (EK Success), Markers (Copic), Ivory twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Stuck on You |  Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Stuck on You (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Valentine Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions), True Black (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Banner Stacklets 1, Cupid’s Arrows Dies, Key to My Heart Dies (Taylored Expressions); Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM, LG (Spellbinders); Markers (Copic), Wood veneer heart (Studio Calico), Ivory twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.