Hi there! Today is Sneak Peeks Day at Taylored Expressions! Yipppeeee! This month it's all about hearts, and love and Valentine's! SO many cute new products, great new dies (I mean great), adorable stamps, and an awesome Project Pantry Kit! Tomorrow is release day and then two MORE days of projects after that! Wow!
We have FOUR new designers on the Baker's Dozen Design Team starting this month. How very cool is that? I'm excited to stamp with the new gals and see their fun creations. I don't know how it happened, but now I'm one of the 'old' girls on the team! I do so love being a part of this great team!
I'm sharing two projects today... A Clean and Simple birthday card, and a bright, cheery Valentine card, both using all new stamps and dies.
First up, my Birthday card, using the new set called "Bless Your Nest." This is a full size stamp set from the Whimsical Wishes stamp line. I can already tell it's going to be a fav, because I love nature and bird stamps. It has a great branch image, with a separate leaf stamp to go on the branch - you'll see.
Here's a close up of the branch and leaves. The branch image is stamped in brown ink, and then I put the green ink on with the separate leaf stamp. I used my stamp positioner to do this! Since I used distress ink (Shabby Shutters) for my leaves, I was able to go back with my Shabby Shutters Distress Pen and add wee accents to the leaves. Squeee! And, do you LOVE the font?? Adorable.
Here are the inks and markers I used for this project. In the background is a true 'sneak peek' of the stamp set!
I chose some gingham paper from the MME Tangerine paper pack. Birds and nests always feel sort of old fashioned to me, and remind me of a simpler time...
This sweet little bird is just hanging out waiting to wish someone a Happy Birthday!
Okay, now put on your sunglasses....cuz this next card is BRIGHT! I made this cute and cheery Valentine - complete with an adorable hedgie, using all kinds of new products! Red and cream = perfection.
The hedgie is from the new "Stuck on You" stamp set! The larger image is the new "Valentine Graphic Greeting" stamp from the TE line. AWESOME new hearts cutting plate in the background....
One of the added bonuses of this cutting plate is that if you need a TON of cute little hearts, you can make them all at once! Lemme tell ya, this thing cuts like a DREAM! And it makes heart-fetti!
Here are my Copic choices for this project:
One last look at the stamps. OH! I almost forgot....Taylor has a new set of dies for cutting banners!!!!! YEAH! I used one for my sentiment! The pretty red and cream papers are part of the 2013 Valentine Project Pantry Kit.
Thank you so much for popping by today! PLEASE take some time to look around at everyone else's projects! (I've seen them all in our gallery and these girls aren't messing around!) Here are your links for today:
- Carol Burrage
- Charmaine Ikach
- Jen Shults
- Kerri Michaud
- Lynnette Kauffman
- Sankari Wegman
- Shannon White
- Shelly Mercado
- Stephanie Kraft
- Tammie Edgerton
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Wanda Guess
- Anna Wight (Guest Designer)