Monday, September 8, 2014

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: In & Out Birthday and Little Bits Balloons

Hello! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks! It's TE's sixth birthday! To celebrate, along with new stamps and dies, we are releasing our very own line of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as our own Embossing Folders! The Baker's Dozen is kicking off 4 days of projects (3 days of peeks and release day). All products will be released on Thursday, September 11, @ 7 AM PST. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for a fun sketch challenge with a $250 prize gift certificate.

Before you head over to the TE Blog, I have some projects to show you! First up, a couple of birthday cards using In & Out Birthday, a large sentiment stamp that is full of wonderful sentiments to decorate both the inside AND outside of your cards! I used our new Double the Fun Matched Kit! It includes a 6x6 paper pack of patterned papers (that can be used for both male and female) as well as coordinating premium 100 lb cardstock! You can purchase the patterned paper and cardstock together in a Matched Kit OR separately. The sequins can be purchased as Double the Fun girl or Double the Fun boy collections.

I paired a tiny polka dot and balloon pattern and matted my layers with Lemon Meringue cardstock. You can also see that I added embossing with our NEW Zig Zag Embossing Folder! Here's the inside of my card:

And a detail shot of the front:

Using the same layout and supplies from the same Double the Fun Matched Kit, I made a girly version, too.

I paired some cupcake and chevron (zig zag) patterned paper and matted them with Jelly Donut cardstock. Here's the inside:

And a detail shot:

Next, I have a set of Happy mini notecards! This set features one of the newest Little Bits dies, Little Bits - Balloons! These were all die cut out of patterned paper from the Double the Fun Matched Kit and paired with coordinating cardstock. "Happy" is a die from our Think Happy Thoughts incentive set (more on that later).

Here's a closer look at two cards (matted with Lemon Meringue and Candy Corn):

These are matted with Cookie Monster and Jelly Donut (l to r):

** Incentive Set **
To celebrate our 6th year, we've designed a special party favor, Think Happy Thoughts. This petite stamp set includes a very "happy" coordinating die and will be FREE with orders over $50 beginning on September 11th - September 21st. One free set per customer, while supplies last.

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

Supplies from the TE store | In & Out Birthday Cards:

Stamps: In & Out Birthday
Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 1
Taylored Embossing Folders: Zig Zag
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit

Supplies from the TE store | Happy Minis:

Taylored Dies: Bracket Notecard, Think Happy Thoughts, Little Bits Balloons, Pockets & Pages 3x4 Circle Showcase (vellum circle)
Taylored Embossing Folders: Lots of Dots
Paper: Double the Fun Matched Kit