Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hello, Spring!...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2!

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Happy Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions! We have more springtime fun today and I have two cards to share. Easter Joy  and Hello Spring are two new sets releasing this Thursday, and my first card today features the absolutely adorable Hello Spring.

If you are a regular TSB reader, you know I love pop-up cards and the images in this set had me set to make one to celebrate spring. For this card, I went to town on the little critters, they are just so gosh darn cute. I stamped each, colored, and cut out. Next, I created the card base, which is really just a basic L-shaped pop-up mechanism, just at different lengths for an additional layer. When the full set debuts later this week, you'll see that the sheep are part of a single image; don't be afraid to break up an image to suit your needs! Using the sweet paper from the soon-to-be released Spring Project Pantry kit, I trimmed some "hills" and added some gray cardstock for the "road" -- I'm pretty sure the simple sentiment says it all!

My second card is much simpler, but I think it's special in its own way. This comes from one of the new mini sets from TE, Easter Joy.

I kept things clean and let the stamped images and the sentiment do the work for me, adding in some pretty patterned paper and a bow to round things out. The sweet little Lamb makes me smile, and I popped him up over the bright, shining sun. Easter is a time of joy, renewal, and celebration, and this set does that.

Hello Spring Pop-up Card
Stamps: Hello Spring (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Hippity Hoppity Collection (We-R-Memory Keepers) from Spring Project Pantry
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!); Ash (American Crafts); Aqua Mist (PTI); Cardstock from Spring Project Pantry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Gold Metallic Pen (Sakura)
Dies: Cloud Duo (TE)

Lamb of God Card
Stamps: Easter Joy (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Modern Homemaker (October Afternoon)
Cardstock: Choice Buttercream (TE); Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Ink:Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Fibers: Green Organza (Kate's Paperie)
Dies: Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

So that wraps up day two, and I hope you'll peek in tomorrow. Some sweet treats are on their way and don't forget to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some really incredible eye candy! Thanks for popping in!


Taylor said...

No way! That popup card is amazing, Regina! I can't believe you cut out all of those images... totally worth all the time! And I LOVE your simple Easter Joy card. So stunning!

Diane Jaquay said...

Well isn't this just one great big bundle of CUTENESS!!! Love the 2nd card too, really SWEET :)

Jami said...

Oh my heck Girl! I love how you say "which is really just a basic L-shaped pop-up mechanism"...um...yeah...pretty basic...LOL! It's basically AMAZING! And the 2nd cards - love the way you combined the sun and lamb images - really beautiful!

Jackie Pedro said...

YOU. ARE. AMAZINGLY. CREATIVE. THUD...................................................................

Carla said...

Jaw-droppingly awesome!!! Love those details on the pop up and love the Lamb with the sun!!! You have to share your L-Shape directions.... pretty please? Hugs,

Pam~ said...

Regina, this is too cute! Those critters are adorable! Love how you brought everything to life in this amazing pop-up card! I'm still in awe when I look at it! Not to forget about your second card ... I love the simplicity of it. These sheep are darling!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh my goodness this is beyond adorable~~~ LOVE IT!I have been wanting to try a pop up card like this but have been nervous to try. You have me excited to give it a go.
These images are just toooo sweet.

Karen Motz said...

GASP!!!!!!!!!! Wowzers...that first card is crazy amazing!!! You even made a tiny little road for the carrot-mobile!!!!!

Ann Schach said...

More adorable cards from my favorite cute card maker!

Lisa Lara said...

Amaaaaaaaaaazing with a capital A Regina.

Unknown said...

Oh my! These are simply adorable!!!

Leslie said...

Thump! That is me falling on the floor with astonishment.....AMAZING card!! All the little details are fantabulous!!!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH MY, look at that amazing pop up card! What an adorable little "land" you've created! I want to jump right in!

Danielle L. said...

WOW! You rocked the pop up card!!