Monday, April 2, 2012

Amazing Friends...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1!

April Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, April 5th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store. 
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • 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 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 for the drawings close Wednesday 4/4 at 7pm PST.

Can you believe it's April?! Time is flying fast, but at least it means we have another week of Release Week sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions! Today, I have two projects to share, one featuring the new set, Make it Amazing and the second a fabulously fun set from the delightful and darling brain of my teammate, Wanda Guess!

First up, I have a pretty wall hanging that I created with Make it Amazing from the Whimsical Wishes line, a really lovely set that I paired with this month's Project Pantry, which features papers from the London Market patterned paper collection from Pink Paislee.
This shadowbox was die-cut with my electronic die-cutting machine on the cardstock from the kit. I filled each frame with papers from the kit, stamped, and embellished before assembling.

There are coordinating dies for Make it Amazing, including for the butterflies, the pretty frame around the lovely sentiment, and the twiggy branch! I also stamped some of the beautiful silhouette images in cream ink on the darker patterned paper.

I am so in love with the colors from this kit and the images from Make it Amazing are simply wonderful. 

Next, I have a set of bright and happy tags, inspired by and created with the new set from the Embracing Grace line of stamps, Fruity Friends, conceptualized by my friend, Wanda Guess. How cute are these little friends?

I simply hand-trimmed these with a paper trimmer and stamped each fruit, paper-piecing to make them super-cute. The sweet sentiments are just darling (if you knew Wanda, you wouldn't be surprised!) and I finished off with some happy ribbon.

Make it Amazing Dream Wall Hanging
Stamps: Make it Amazing (Illustrated by Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Cardstock: from London Market Project Pantry (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!) 
Tools: Creative Station (Xyron)
Specialty Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink
Dies: Twiggy Branch, Elegant Butterflies, Frame It Up 3 (Taylored Expressions)
Templates: Shadowbox 8 x 10 (Lori Whitlock for Silhouette)

Fruity Friends Tags
Stamps: Fruity Friends (Illustrated by Emily Burger for Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (Taylored Expressions); Peach Parfait, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)
Fibers: Twill Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)
Accents: Tiny Attacher Staples (Tim Holtz)

Now I hope you enjoyed my projects today. For more sneak peeks, please visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen and enjoy your Monday!


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love your shadow box and your tags are so GREAT!

Cassie said...

Sweet projects, Regina! I'm loving those bright tags :D

Isabel Z said...

Such creativity; I love what you created.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

That shadow box is AMAZING, Regina! LOVE it! And those fruity tags are adorable! So, so cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

That shadow box is gorgeous! So modern and clean. Love how the black is only on the outside faces and all the great die cuts. Just lovely, and the tags are just adorable, what a great set!

wendy said... gorgeous!...amazing project it and those fruity tags...adorable!

Taylor said...

Wow Regina...that shadowbox project is beautiful! I love the tone on tone twiggy branch! And your Fruity Friends tags are super duper adorable!

Beckie said...

Gorgeous. I just love those tags!!! New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Sabine said...

Very pretty and elegant and cute fruit tags!

Melody said...

LOVE your beautiful shadow box! And such cute tags!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love those tags with the cute sayings and a beautiful shadow box! Such a pretty frame the sentiment was stamped on.

Dotti said...

What happy tags! :)

Unknown said...

Awesome altered box, and your tags are sooo CUTE! ;o)

Mary Fish said...

the shadow box of elements is stunning and those bright and beautiful tags really grab my heart! hugs, m

Rosemary said...

your shadowbox is absolutely gorgeous!! and the tags... too cute!

elizabeth said...

Your shadow box is beautiful! And those tags are just so sweet.

Renee said...

The softer colors on the first pictures are sweet! But, the bright colors on the fruit tags just make me giggle and smile!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the fun design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Amy Martin said...

ok so your tags are really adorable. But that shadow box is outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Gorgeous shadow box! I like the tags to. Good job!

CardsbyJo said...

I really like your shadow box project!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a lovely shadow box Regina! And I LOVE those smiling fruity tags! Can't wait to get that set!

Jodi Collins said...

Holy guacamole!! Regina, this is a STUNNER!!! LOVE the fruity tags too!

Anonymous said...

Awesome projects! Both are great - love those fruity note tags - made me smile big! :-)