Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dream Big & Treasure Life...TE Sneak Peek Day One!

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Today I have a two for Tuesday sneaky peeky for Release Week at Taylored Expressions, and it's all about dreaming and the future. This week, Taylor is releasing these two wonderful full-sized sets, Dream Big and Treasure Life, and both are perfect for marking some very special milestones in our lives.

It's hard to believe that June is just around the corner, and with it comes graduation! Dream Big is a terrific set that has many images that are just perfect for those big school moments, for your little one just finishing pre-school and beyond. For my card today, I wanted to create something for an older graduate, something sophisticated and elegant. To create it, I stamped and double-stamped two of the mortar board images to emulate the fun "tossing of the boards" event at the end of graduation -- my hubby would have loved this card, especially as he went all the way with school (he's the resident nerd in our family!)

If you love to collect beautiful things, you will have noticed that apothecary jars are fast becoming a special way to protect and display those items. The new set, Treasure Life, taps into that beauty and I created a card welcoming someone into their new home. Moving always means a fresh start, and I love the lemons that come with the set and placed them inside one of the many jars to choose from. Though I hand-trimmed this particular jar, there are coordinating dies to help speed you along your way!

Hats Off to You Card
  • Stamps: Dream Big (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cardstock: Maraschino Textured (Bazzil); Basic Black (SU!); Solar White (Neenah)
Enjoy Your New Home Card
  • Stamps: Treasure Life (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, London Fog (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: Maraschino, Glow Textured (Bazzil)
  • Patterned Paper: Stella Rose - Gertie (My Mind's Eye)
  • Accents: Pearls (Kaisercraft)
  • Dies: Lacey Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Tools: Wide Oval Punch (SU!)
  • Coloring Medium: Copie Sketch Markers
Be sure to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more sneak peeks of two sets that will be releasing this Thursday, as well as a very cool Apothecary Shelf and a new Impression Plate! I hope you enjoyed today's projects and come back tomorrow for some Mom's Day and more Grad Day fun.


Taylor said...

You are just too clever with the grouping of hats! Such a fun way to use the stamps! And your Treasure Life card is beautiful too! Love the cutout frame!

Karen Giron said...

Love the 3D effect you gave the hats, that is amazing! Such a perfect grad card. And you jar is just so clever inthe reverse frame. Love it!

Carla said...

Fabulous cards... I love those tossed hats!! Love the jar and the colors on that card, just beautiful. Hugs,

Nancy said...

Love what you've done with the hats, Regina! Lovely lemons and paper. Beautiful work, as always.

Jami said...

The look and feel of motion you acheived with those hats is awesome! And I love the little window you created for the jar - beautiful card!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful creations Regina - I adore the hat's off card - it just feels like a huge group of grads just tossed their hats into the air!!! beautiful!! And the cutout frame for the treasure life card is simply beautiful - love love love the colors and feel of your card! beautiful!
Sankari :)

Jodi Collins said...

ACK! Regina! These are AMAZING! LOVE your grad card with all the hats...that is SUCH a fab design! Your jar card is gorgeous as well...love how it is in the frame!!!

Karen Motz said...

Oh Regina!!! LOVE the grad cards with the hats flying in all directions...it's life-like!!! And the apothecary jar is so sweet in that fun frame you created!!

Ann Schach said...

I love the sophistication of the graduation card. And the designer paper of your second card is fabulous! Awesome cards, Regina!

Melissa Sauls said...

What fabby products Regina!!!! I absolutely adore the hats flinging in all directions...so fun!! I also love how you put the apothecary jar right into that negative space to really highlight it...I always forget to do things like that, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooooooooo much for your sweet words you left me on the Moxie Fabber article, and wow, your cards are fantastic, going to have to look around your blog some more!

Danielle L. said...

Okay dearie... you really rock the clever ideas! That little window for the jar is perfect and I really like how you stamped all the hats around the sentiment on the graduation card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both cards are just BEAUTIFUL, Regina! I love the caps on the grad card and the Treasure card is just beautiful!