Thursday, December 1, 2011

Balloons & Bears, Oh My!...Taylored Expressions Release Day!

TE Release Day!
  • All of the new products are now available for purchase! Check out the Fresh Out of the Oven Department to see everything in one place!
  • More projects from the Baker's Dozen to inspire you.  Just follow the link list below.
  • PETITE-A-PALOOZA SPECIALPurchase any 6 Petite Stamp Sets (new or old) through Friday December 9th and receive a Petite Storage Case absolutely FREE!

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! Petite-A-Palooza has been great fun, and I hope you've enjoyed this week's Sneak Peeks. The store is now open, but before you get shopping, I wanted to share two Petite projects I created. 

The first is a pop-up slider card (see the Technique tab above for instructions on how to create your own version) using the newly released Petite, Sky's the Limit and coordinating Taylored Dies! I wanted to make a really happy card, and I love the sentiment words that are included in this set. I used some great patterned paper and paper-pieced the hot air balloons, adding clouds from the Clouds Duo die as well as the sweet little clouds from the new die set! I hope that the person I send this card to sees their troubles just float away.

My second project is a card that uses the set, Polar Pete. This adorable bear comes on a floating block of ice, but I wanted to show off how he can be used year-round. 

I simply stamped him up, colored him in, and fussy cut away the ice floe! I then created a scene around my happy brown bear using patterned paper from the new Happier Card kit and using some of my go-to Taylored dies to create cloud-cover and happy grass. The little tree and bee are from last month's Love Grows Here

"Hi Happy Days" Card
Stamps: Sky's the Limit (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Away We Go and Fly a Kite (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!); Choice Snow (TE)
Dies: Cloud Duo Taylored Die and Sky's the Limit Taylored Die (TE)

"Can't Bear" Card
All fibers, patterned paper, and cardstock from Happier Card Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Stamps: Polar Pete and Love Grows Here (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
DiesGrass Border Taylored Die and Cloud Border Die (Taylored Expressions)

I hope you enjoyed this week's projects! For more Release Day fun, check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen. Thank yous so much for stopping by and Happy December!

The Baker's Dozen


Lori Craig said...

OK - pairing the bear with that tree. SOLD, Sister! LOVE IT! Your cards are beautiful! I have loved watching and participating in this release! Hugs!

Melody said...

Really cute cards!! I LOVE the slider and your little scene with the bear is the cutest!

Joan V said...

Wow, really cute cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Giron said...

LOVE that slider card and thanks for the tutorial! I must try that. It looks amazing with the balloons and clouds!

Anonymous said...

Your creativity always amazes me Bean! The way you see things in a stamp set blows me away. I LOVE your bear card (you have my address, right? hee hee). Great job!! :-)

Trisha said...

What a fabulous pop-up card and I just cannot believe how cute Polar Pete is done for another season. Great job and thanks for the non-winter inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW Regina! Just GORGEOUS!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, Regina! So unique and creative! I love these dies!

Jodi Collins said...

Look at all the dimension on these! They are FABULOUS Regina!

Baby Balloons said...

Hi, great pics of balloons, i love red balloons the most. They can be spotted easily from afar. Balloons can make one happy.BalloonsThank you

Pam~ said...

OMGosh, Regina, these are both adorable! When it comes to cute cards, my favorite, you rock! I can always find inspiration on your blog! Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

That bear card MAY just be my very favorite from them all on this release Regina... absolute perfection and so, so cute!!!