Thursday, January 5, 2012

Besties and a Bear...Taylored Expressions Release Day!

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions! I have two fun projects to share with you today, and I'll begin with this card featuring the newly released Love Monsters. I am so happy to see a set that I can use for my little boy and I thought I would create a card that he would love. These little aliens are so cute!

I started off by paper-piecing the two friend aliens (don't forget the tooth!) and added the darling "Besties" sentiment. I used some perfectly matched space paper and finished off with a bit of ribbon and some die-cut stars. A few little twinkly stars with some glitter and I had a sweet card for my favorite little man.

My second card today features the adorable new set, Buddy Bear. I stamped him out and colored him with Copics -- I used wide strokes to simulate "fur" on this furry friend and then fussy cut him out so that I could mount him on a frame I created with one of the very cool Layering Doilies. Isn't the detail on the doily fabulous?

I used patterned paper from this month's Project Pantry, along with all the cardstock and ribbon. This month's Project Pantry is perfect for Valentine's and includes paper from the darling With Love collection from American Crafts, plus cardstock and ribbon. Plus, you can "spice it up" with extras that perfectly coordinate. The sweet sentiment is just perfect for my thank you card that will go to whomever sends me the best box of chocolate for Valentine's Day!


Besties Card
Stamps: Love Monsters (Illustrated by Emily Burger for Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!); Choice Snow (TE)
Patterned Paper: Rocket Age (October Afternoon)
Accents: Stickles (Ranger)
Fibers: Blue Bayou Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)
Dies: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Seeing Stars Die Set (Taylored Expressions)

Heartfelt Thanks Card
All cardstock, ribbon, and patterned paper from Valentine's Project Pantry Kit.
Stamps: Buddy Bear (Illustrated by Doug Applegate for Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Layering Doily (Taylored Expressions); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)

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.
  • Did you win one of the Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaways? Find the list of winners on Taylor's Blog.
  • Buy one Animals in Love A la Carte and get one free/Select calendar products 50% off/Layered Doily Dies Special - get all the details on our January Release Specials by clicking here.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some wonderful peeks at what's new and fun for Taylored Expressions!


Unknown said...

Such an adorable cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Jami said...

I love that you made a boy card with the monsters and using the star die was such a great idea! Your furry bear is super cute too!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! You are on fire lately Bean! Everything is just wonderful... Loved all your projects this week! ♥

Ann Schach said...

Your little aliens are adorable, Regina! The paper piecing is the perfect touch! Great coloring on the bear!

Danielle L. said...

Super sweet! I love the boy card... I have such a difficult time with making them but you rocked it perfectly. :)

Shellye McDaniel said...

absolutely adorable cards, regina!

Taylor said...

Awwww...the patterned besties are super sweet! And I love Buddy Bear...just wanna squeeze him right off the card!

Unknown said...

The besties are adorable, but the bear is my favorite! TFS! ;o)

Jen Shults said...

Oh my word!!! Look at those adorable paper pieced little monsters! LOVE those!! And your bear is gorgeous, love the pink and brown together (and your perfect planning on that heart DP)!

Jen Shults said...

Oooh, love that panda card. That is just perfect. So gorgeous. And your tag cards are equally gorgeous... love your CAS work!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are both so cute, REgina!