Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oh Nuts! (TE Sneak Peek Day Two)...

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It's Day Two of sneak peaks for the September Release at Taylored Expressions! I have two cards to share with you today, each focusing on something that I am afraid I am often guilty of...the forgotten birthday. Lucky for me, TE has a new line of adorable Belated Birthday A la Carte stamps featuring cute critters (and sentiments!) so that I can properly make it up to my friends and family. I was extra excited about these stamps as they were conceptualized by our very own Jami Sibley and are from the same pen that illustrates the fun-loving Apple Doodle Ink line.

For my first card, I started by making some faux suede (see my Techniques tab for instructions) to give my furry little friend from Oh Nuts some texture. I stamped the image and cut out the little guy, paper-piecing his big nut for him to hug. Next, I free-cut a nice branch and leaves, adhering them to a cloud-filled sky. The sentiment (which is included as two separate stamps, perfect for stamping inside the card, too) was stamped on vellum, a good way to wish a neglected chum a very happy birthday from this cheeky friend!

BEAN NOTES: *All materials are Taylored Expressions unless otherwise noted: Oh Nuts Belated Birthday A la Carte and Cloudy Days Background Stamps; Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Colorbox Ice Blue Chalk Ink; Make a Wish Project Pantry kit (Textured Card Stock); Crumb Cake Card Stock (Stampin' Up!); Brads (generic); PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate; Foam Tape 
HAPPY BEANS: Vellum


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My second card for today uses another of the Belated Birthday A la Carte series of stamps called Stand Out. How cute is this flock? For this card, I began by stamping the birds on white card stock, then again so that I could color the bodies and balloon with Copics and pop them up.

Do you see that frame of little circles? I created that using the soon-to-be-released Borderlicious border set by inking up just a portion of it and stamping in a rectangle. I cut out the inside to make a window frame for the cute birds, then matted it by trimming some of the darling patterned paper from the Make a Wish Product Pantry Kit. More of the paper made a perfect accent panel in the background, and the kit provided the fun ribbon, too! I finished off by stamping the sentiments in white. I think these sweet birdies might buy me some points with its recipient!

BEAN NOTES: *All materials are Taylored Expressions unless otherwise noted: Stand Out Belated Birthday A la Carte and Borderlicious Border Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Make a Wish Project Pantry kit (Textured Card Stock, Imaginisce Bday Bash Patterned Paper, Ribbon); Copic Sketch Markers; Brads (generic); Foam Tape 
HAPPY BEANS: Borderlicious Stamp

Tune in tomorrow for some SPOOKY good times. Remember that these scrumptious goodies will be available at Taylored Expressions this Friday, September 3 at 8 am! In the meantime, be sure to check out the fabulous birthday projects dreamed up by the Baker's Dozen:

14 comments:

Taylor said...

Oh how adorable!! I love the little squirrel scene you created on the top card! And the faux suede squirrel is so clever!

And your little birdies are super cute too! Love the bubble border you did around the image!

Kathy Martin said...

These are awesome Regina! Love how you distressed your squirrel paper! :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

How cute are these! Both are delightful. I love your details with borders on the second one and it DOES stand out spectacularly, but I love the "OH Nuts" on the first. Very nice.

Jami said...

You clever clever girl!!! I LOVE that faux seude sqirrel AND the tree you created for him! Wow! And that bubbly frame on the 2nd card is awesome!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Hang on...I just fell off my chair at the sheer FABULOUSNESS of your creations!

OMG Regina! The faux suede is AMAZING and I LOVE how it looks like he is running along a branch!
Both of these are OUT Of this world!!

Monique said...

Both these cards put a smile on my face!!! The sentiments are wonderful and your creativity to put it all together...:)

Ann Schach said...

Both cards are just adorable, Regina! But I love the squirrel! Too cute!

Kryssi said...

oh how talented are you, regina?! the first card is just way too over the top cute!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Love the squirrel - genious to make him all faux furry! :) And his little tree scene is perfect!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Outstanding!!! I so love that squirrel, awesome faux fur! My fav though are those cute lil birds and awesome border!!! I am so enjoying your creations. Hugs,

Karen Giron said...

OK, the cut out border from the patterned paper is SO clever! Girl, you AMAZE me!!!

Karen Motz said...

Get OUT with your amazingness!!!!!!! The squirrel on the tree branch is super clever but I love love LOVE that frame you created around the birds!!!

Courtney said...

your squirrel card is so cute!!

Nina Dee said...

Your squirrel card is so fun! I love the texture!