Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes (TE Sneak Peek Day 2)...

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It's Day 2 of Release Week at Taylored Expressions and I have a two for Tuesday sneak peek for you! Today has me feeling a distinct nip in the air with my wintery fun projects. The Baker's Dozen is also showcasing two new Project Pantry kits, and I've got the very fun and whimsical Snow Day to share with you today, along with a lovely new set, Winter Wonderland (pssst! two words: coordinating dies!) and I'm so glad you stopped by for a snowy good time. Also, step-by-step instructions for today's projects are going to be available as some very cool FREE downloadable Inspiration Sheets with the purchase of the Snow Day or Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry kits! Just a 'lil somethin' to get your creative mojo going...

As soon as I saw the adorable rub-ons included in the Snow Day Project Pantry kit, I knew I wanted to create a little winter scene inside a "snow globe." I'd always wanted to try a shaker card, too, and thought I would combine the two. I love the coordinating patterned paper, gemstones, and ribbon, too!

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from card stock. Trim patterned paper and adhere.
  2. Die-cut circle from card stock and sponge sky.
  3. Decorate circle with stickers and rub-ons. Stamp, color, and die-cut snowflake; adhere with foam tape.
  4. Apply Stickles. When dry, add loose glitter pieces.
  5. Enclose circle with favor circle and secure with glue.
  6. Die cut frame from card stock and adhere.
  7. Trim stand piece from card stock. Stamp sentiment and adhere.
  8. Tie bow and adhere. Apply rhinestones.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Winter Wonderland (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Card Stock: Snow Day Project Pantry (TE)
  • Patterned Paper: Snow Day Project Pantry, "Snow Day" (Crate Paper) 
  • Fibers: Grosgrain Ribbon from Snow Day Project Pantry (TE)
  • Accents: Island Lagoon Rhinestones from Snow Day Project Pantry (TE)
  • Rub-Ons & Stickers: Snow Day Project Pantry (TE)
HAPPY BEANS
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For my second project, I wanted to showcase the absolute loveliness of Winter Wonderland and the fun things to do with the coordinating Snowflake dies. The Snow Day Project Pantry's colors inspired me to create a three-dimensional Christmas ornament, and the patterned paper was just perfect for a whimsical snowflake. The dies made this project quick and easy, and I topped it of with some luscious satin ribbon found in the kit, too. Are you feeling just a little antsy for winter to begin?

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Stamp large snowflake three times on card stock; die cut. Apply Stickles.
  2. Die cut medium snowflake from patterned paper three times. Apply liquid dimensionals.
  3. Stamp small snowflake on card stock twice; die cut. Adhere rhinestones.
  4. To assemble ornament, glue embroidery floss to one of each size snowflakes. Adhere remaining matching snowflakes with glue. For smallest snowflake, adhere coin between with glossy accents or sticky tape.
  5. Tie bows with embroidery floss. Tie ribbon.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Winter Wonderland (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Sage Shadow Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Card Stock: Snow Day Project Pantry (TE)
  • Patterned Paper: Snow Day Project Pantry, "Snow Day" (Crate Paper) 
  • Fibers: Satin Ribbon from Snow Day Project Pantry (TE); White Embroidery Floss (Jo-Ann Fabric)
  • Accents: Island Lagoon Rhinestones from Snow Day Project Pantry (TE); Mint Green Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Dies: Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Taylored Dies (TE)
I hope you enjoyed today's wintery good fun. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more inspiration and sneak peeks! These goodies will be available from the Taylored Expressions store this Thursday, October 7. I hope you stop by tomorrow for a little game of 'tag!'

The Baker's Dozen
Charmaine Ikach

11 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these Regina! That shaker snowman is ADORABLE and I LOVE the snowflake ornament! You are SO creative...I love coming to your blog to see your creations!

Ann Schach said...

Both of your projects are adorable! I love the colors on the card...so cute!

Kim said...

Ooooo super cute Regina!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is fabulous, Regina! WOW!

Karen Giron said...

Oh wow! That is the cutest little snow globe I've ever seen! Super cute!!

Karen Motz said...

That card is WAY too cute!!! And the snowflake ornament...SO pretty and a really cool idea!!!!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your snowglobe card and ornament... how cute. I love the detailed scene in the snowglobe... awesome. Hugs,

Taylor said...

Both of your projects are absolutely adorable, but I especially love your little snowglobe card! So cute and clever!

Donna said...

what a cute snowglobe card! your snowflake decoration is gorgeous, I want to make some of those to decorate for the holidays!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh how cute and clever are you with that adorable snowglobe card?! Total cuteness and what a FUN mobile to make things festive!

Susan Mangum said...

The mobile ornament is lovely Regina, so elegant. And I love the snowglobe, with the pretty scene and the cute snowman in those fun colors. It's Christmas in October!