Thursday, June 2, 2011

Farms & Flags...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Three! (GIVEAWAYS, too!)

  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and all will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 6/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

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Mooooo! It's the third day of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions and it's a fun one!


The first of two projects I have to share today uses the new Green Acres set (from illustrator Doug Apple for the Apple Doodle Ink line) and this may be, hands down, the most fun set I've ever had the pleasure of creating with. I may have gotten a bit carried away with this card, but I just couldn't resist. With the exception of one tiny image, my fun stair step card features every image from this darling set plus a couple of the witty sentiments. This card is for my big bro, who always enjoys my cards, though my little secret is that it's really a simple card to make -- just stamp, color, and fussy cut! If the "sun" looks familiar, it's from the same patterned paper I used earlier this week on my Surf's Up penguin card! This type of card is a great way to create little scenes that are perfect for sets with lots of complimentary images.
Next up is a little door hang I created using the soon-to-be released petite set, Patriotic Wreath, which is the next installment in the fabulous Seasonal Wreath series that features coordinating wreath die! 


I love this series (originally concepted by the lovely Jami Sibley and illustrated by Nancy McKinney) and this patriotic set is just in time for Independence Day. I thought I would make a decorative pennant to hang from our new apartment door (if we ever find one!) on the Fourth of July and I chose to use some old-fashioned rustic shades of red, white, and blue. With a Spellbinders die, I cut the larges pennant in red and white strips, then trimmed with with a TE scalloped border die that was stamped with stars from the set. The wreath was stamped, colored, and die cut, and the fun sentiment placed inside one of TE's fab banner dies (BEAN NOTE: did you know that you can manipulate some TE stamps because they are not mounted? How cool is that?) A bit of twine to hang and I was all set to wish the U.S.A a very happy birthday!

BEAN NOTES
Green Acres Stair Step Card

  • Stamps: Green Acres (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!); Green Textured (Bazzill); Solar White (Neenah)
  • Patterned Paper: Splash (Echo Park)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Tools: Crop-A-Dile (WRMK)
Happy Fourth Door Hang
  • Stamps: Patriotic Wreath and It's a Banner Day-1  (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: Ruby Red, Night of Navy (SU!); Choice Buttercream (TE)
  • Ink: New Canvas Hybrid Ink (Pallette); Night of Navy and Ruby Red Classic Dye (SU!)
  • Dies: Seasonal Wreath, Banner Day 1, and Large Scalloped Border (TE); Nested Pennant (Spellbinders)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Tomorrow is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I hope you enjoyed this week of sneaky peekies! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more patriotic and moo-ilicious inspiration! Thanks so much for dropping in and have a wonderful day!



27 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

You are amazing how you create these intricate cards! The farm scene is adorable - and fabulous!

jan farnworth said...

so creative thanks for sharing.

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is a masterpiece, Regina! Too cute!

Natalie said...

Love the banner card, but that stair step card is just fabulous!! The whole herd showed up for this party!! Great job, Regina!!

Taylor said...

That stair step card is just too cute!! Looks like a ton of work, but totally worth it! And I love your 4th of July flag too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW WOW and more WOW Regina! LOVE LOVE LOVE this farm card! That must have taken FOREVER! SO fabulous! LOVE your wreath pennant too!!!

Darla said...

Wow, I just LOVE your farm card! I just have to have that set, so FUN!

Lorie Hethorn said...

Wow!! You didn't get carried away at all! How clever! Love the stair step idea for Green Acres.
Amazing!!

Thanks for sharing!

www.loriesstampingplace.blogspot.com

Karen Giron said...

GASP!! YOu are a rock star! I love your accordian card with all the little animals having a party, haha! And your pennant is super fab!!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely amazing! Your stair card is brilliant!

Mia said...

Your talent is amazing! Such inspiration. The farming scene card and pennant. Both fantastic projects. Thank you for sharing.

Vicki said...

LOVE both of these!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just adorable! LOVE the stair step card, it just rocks! And I love your door hanger!

Chris L.

Pattie said...

Wow Regina! This is stunning! Love the step card with the farm and the banner is beautiful too!

margie c said...

Wow! Your stair step card is amazing! I love all of them! Great penant too! Beautiful creations, Wanda :)

harrahx2 said...

I am loving the farm animals and the banner card is very clever!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I LOVE how many of the adorable animal images you crammed into your stair card - I have never made one before so thanks for the inspiration to try it. Your patriotic banner is lovely as well, as I military spouse, patriotic things always get me 'right there'. ;)

JessicaK said...

Way to rock the stairstep card

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

THUD. Okay just had to pick myself up off the floor! Your farm card is awesome!!! Love this post Regina!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

THUD. Okay just had to pick myself up off the floor! Your farm card is awesome!!! Love this post Regina!

Jess Willison said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Billie A said...

Wow your card is outstanding. Really cool idea. Love the wall hanging great idea also.

wendy said...

OH MY WORD...what a terrific stepper card idea...you rocked it out of the park !!!!!

Karen Motz said...

Girl, you're the only person I know who could use every image in a set and make it work so fabulously like your stepper card!!! Love that pennant too!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my goodness Regina that is an amazing step card!! Love that all those adorable animals are featured in one card!!! Your Patriotic banner is just perfect too!! I just may have to CASE that one. ;)

Jules said...

These are great works of art!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an awesome stair-step card! how AWESOME! and I love your banner too!