Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks: Where Your Heart Speaks, Stroke of Genius & A Life She Loved

Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks! We are releasing 10 new stamp sets and 9 new dies! All products will be released tomorrow @ 7 AM PST.

Today I have a couple of projects to show you. The first is an altered Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Photo Display. I started by painting it with chalkboard paint. It features Where Your Heart Speaks. Then, I filled each of the 6 frames:

The first frame is a filler card that I created. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder onto dark grey cardstock. Next, I randomly stamped the round paint stroke with Versamark Watermark. Stitching and a resin heart finish it off. The second card uses the negative cut from Pockets & Pages - 3x4 XOXO, which happens to fit perfectly inside the frame. I added a family photo taken at Zion National Park last fall, some stitching and 2 wood veneer hearts.

The next frame features our last name spelled out using the Whimsy Alpha and stitched onto a Label Stacklets 8 die cut. The flowers are from Silhouette Stems 4.

The third section once again has 2 smaller frames. For the first one, I simply added a photo of Sabrina, wood veneer heart, and my favorite sentiment from Wherever You Go. The second one is an embossed image from Where Your Heart Speaks. I added sequins to the center of the flowers and another sentiment from the same set.

The final frame features a larger family photo and another sentiment from Where Your Heart Speaks.

My next project is a card featuring Stroke of Genius (paint strokes) and A Life She Loved (sentiment).

I stamped one of the paint strokes in a rainbow of colors. The sentiment was stamped in black, die cut with Tag Stacklets 2, then popped up with foam tape. Sequins and stitching finish of the card. Here's a detail shot:

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers with more sneak peeks:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Courtney Kelley
  • Jen Shults
  • Joan Ervin
  • Kendra Wietstock
  • Kerri Michaud
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies from the TE store | Kraft Photo Display:

    Stamps: Where Your Heart Speaks, Stroke of Genius, Wherever You Go (TE)
    Paper: Chalkboard (We R Memory Keepers), Choice Snow White (TE), Dark grey
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko); White craft
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 8, Silhouette Stems 4, Whimsy Alpha, Pockets & Pages 3x4 XOXO (TE); Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM, LG (Spellbinders); Sprinkles (Doodlebug), Resin heart (Webster’s Pages). Wood veneer number, hearts (Studio Calico), Brad (Simple Stories), Sequins, White embossing powder, Beyond the Page Photo Display – 6 Frame (Kaisercraft), Chalkboard paint (American Crafts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

    Supplies from the TE store | You Color My World:

    Stamps: Stroke of Genius, A Life She Loved (TE)
    Paper: Choice Snow White (TE)
    Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Memento Dandelion, Memento Tangelo, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Bahama Breeze, Memento Paris Dusk, Memento Grape Jelly, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Acccessories: Taylored Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 (TE), Sequins, White cording, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.