Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peek: Made in the Shade & A Glimpse Inside

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peek Day One! We are releasing 8 new stamp sets, 8 new dies and a new cutting plate... I know you are going to love it all!

We will be having a Preview Party tomorrow 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 a couple of cards to show you today. My first one uses Made in the Shade and the Shade Tree Cutting Plate.

Made in the Shade is a full-sized stamp set and can be used with or without the cutting plate. I stamped the farm scene, colored it, then I added the cutting plate over it. I cut the cutting plate out twice, once with the wood grain patterned paper, then a second time from the green polka dot paper. I hand cut the leaves and added them to the tree to make it look more realistic. Finally, I tied some hemp cord around the tree trunk and added my sentiment (from Many Minis - Occasions) onto a tag from the Designer Mini Tags set.

My second card uses A Glimpse Inside, a full-size window-themed stamp set which follows From My Window, which was a very popular release from last month. I framed the vase of tulips with the new Picture Window die, which is shown here on its own, but there are several other coordinating die options being released this month.

Please visit these Baker's Dozen designers for more peeks:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hello | Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Made in the Shade, Many Minis - Occasions (Taylored Expressions),
Paper: Family Ties (Pebbles), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Kraft (Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Tumbled Glass Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Shade Tree Cutting Plate, Designer Mini Tags (Taylored Expressions); Markers (Copic), Hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Sorry You're Stuck Indoors | Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: A Glimpse Inside (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: DIY Shop (Crate Paper), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Mud Puddle Dotted Swiss (Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Picture Window, Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions); Corner Chomper (WRMK), Markers (Copic), Pink twine (May Arts), Button, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. I love the whimsy of your polka dot leaves! And your tuilp window card is so pretty! That wood texture patterned paper really sets off the scene!

  2. AWESOME Stephanie! I love your ideas. That farm scene with the tree is so so so pretty!!! Great use of all the fun new toys!! Happy Release week! XO

  3. AWESOME Stephanie! I love your ideas. That farm scene with the tree is so so so pretty!!! Great use of all the fun new toys!! Happy Release week! XO

  4. Awesome cards! I love the second one, beautiful!

  5. I so love the polka dot leaves and that tiny tag wrapped around the tree! Adorable card, and your window card is beautiful!

  6. Such sweet cards Stephanie! I love the little farm scene with the sweet tag and the beautiful window with the pretty vase of flowers!

  7. Goodness I Love both of these Stephanie!! Love the fun polka dot leaves and big fluffy clouds on your farm scene!! And Love your Pretty Window scene too! Just Beautiful! 8-)

  8. These cards are gorgeous! I LOVE your paper piecing in the Shade Tree cutting plate...green polka dot leaves? Perfection! Love the earthy tone in your window scene too, so pretty!

  9. Both cards are awesome, Stephanie! The polka dot leaves and fluffy clouds are perfect! The wood-grain, background paper and wonderful stitching really look great on the second card!


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