Monday, May 2, 2011

Babies, Babies, Babies!...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day One!

It's MAY! It's another Taylored Expressions Release Week, which is pretty exciting already, but this month it's extra special. Our lovely and beautiful Taylor and her handsome hubby, Jon, are expecting a baby! So this week we're celebrating big time with some sets devoted to those darling wee ones we call babies.

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Today I have two projects to share today, and the first one stars my own little rugrat (taken the day he came home from the hospital) and features the darling soon-to-be released set, Welcome Little One, as well as two fun A la Carte stamps and a new coordinating die. Welcome Little One is the latest in the TE Giving Tree program, which devotes a portion of its proceeds to a wonderful charity. For the months of May, June and July, for each set sold, TE will donate $7.00 to Bethany Christian Services, the nation's largest adoption agency. BCS helps with adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training, and family support to help children thrive in safe, loving and strong families. This set features 26 images and, so TE can donate more to charity, comes in sheet form for easy trimming.

I created this baby announcement using the Heart Frame and Announcement A la Cartes, as well as the beautiful patterned papers from the Alphabet Soup Project Pantry - Boy (which I'll be featuring all week!) This announcement is meant to double as a keepsake that can be displayed long after baby grows up!

For my second project, I got to ink up another A la Carte, the aptly titled BABY. I thought it would be fun to create a gift box for a mom-to-be to keep all the sweet cards she would be receiving for baby. I used a Perfect Package card box and decorated it with some sweet die-cuts and more of the cute paper from the Alphabet Soup Project Pantry.

Growing Family Announcement
  • Stamps: Welcome Little One, Heart Frame A la Carte, Announcement A la Carte (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock & Patterned Paper: All papers from Alphabet Soup Project Pantry - Boy unless otherwise noted; Choice Buttercream (TE)
  • Ink: Memento Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
  • Dies: Frame It Up 2 (TE)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Tools: 1" and 1-1/8" Circle Punches (EK Success)
  • Accents: Tiny Attacher Staples (Tim Holtz)
  • Other: Photograph
Welcome Baby Keepsake Box
  • Stamps: BABY A la Carte (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock & Patterned Paper: All papers from Alphabet Soup Project Pantry - Boy unless otherwise noted; Choice Snow (TE)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze Classic Dye (SU!)
  • Dies: Pennant Border Die (TE)
  • Die Cuts: from Alphabet Soup Project Pantry - Boy (My Mind's Eye)
  • Alterable: Perfect Package (TE)
Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen -- we've got a new addition to our little bunch with the fabulous Wanda Guess! You will not believe the amazing creations she comes up with. Come on back tomorrow for more baby heaven!



Taylor said...

These projects are fabulous, Regina! I love the folded announcement and your little gift box is adorable!

Sankari W. said...

That is such a great idea Regina - I have all these cards from my baby showers and they are in two big ziploc freezer bags (how embarrassing!!!) Now I can't wait to make some cute boxes and transfer them - love your creations and that beautiful keepsake invite!!!
Sankari :)

Jodi Collins said...

Regina, you ROCK girlie! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and your amazing execution! FAB!

Karen Giron said...

OH goodness - SO adorable!! Look at this sweet little baby! Love the box - such a fun idea!

Anonymous said...

Your projects are great! (as always!) I am loving that kind of retro color scheme with the aqua...gorgeous! The box is a great idea for a present! TFS!

Unknown said...

Red/Blue--- LOVE-- and the project for the cards is so great-- that would be such a great gift for the mom-to-be... and you can completely coordinate it with the invites, I love matchy-matchy stuff for those things!!

Jami said...

Your projects are fantastic Regina! I don't know how you are managing verything right now, but I'm excited that you are coming back to CA and hoping we'll get to meet at some point!

Ann Schach said...

Aw...What adorable projects! Lots of possibilities with these new products!

Unknown said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a sweet picture! I love that box too. . .too cute!