Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grads and Moms...TE Sneak Peek Day 2!

I hope you enjoyed the first day of sneak peeks for Release Week at Taylored Expressions -- today I have more graduation for you, plus a friendly little reminder that Mom's Day is coming up! Just a note that all of today's papers, ribbon, and rhinestones are from one of two fun card kits that will be available in the store tomorrow. I used the Hello Luscious card kit, which includes enough happy supplies to make 10 cards!

My first card features the third in the uber cool It's a Banner Day series of stamps and coordinating dies - how cute is this ribbon banner? I paired it with one of my favorite stamps from Garden Party Critters and added a graduation mortar board and diploma from the soon-to-be-released Dream Big. Do you see that adorable star pattern in the background? That's from the new Stars Impressions Plate releasing this week!

Let's not forget that Mother's Day is before graduation, and today I have an A la Carte stamp called simply, Mom that is so sweet.

I created the darling mug by paper piecing with paper from the fab new Hello Luscious card kit and repeated the pattern in the scalloped oval mat. The nice fat ribbon is from the kit and I just love how all of the cardstock matches the patterned papers.

To accompany this card, I made a simple gift card holder for a Starbucks gift card to match -- what mom can get through the day without a strong cuppa joe?

Congrats, Grad Card
  • Stamps: It's a Banner Day 3, Dream Big and Garden Party Critters (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: all papers from Hello Luscious Card Kit (TE)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze (SU!)
  • Patterned Paper: Hello Luscious (Basic Gray) from Card Kit (TE)
  • Accents: Rhinestones from Hello Luscious Card Kit (TE)
  • Templates: Stars Impression Plate (TE)
  • Tools: Wide Oval Punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Dies: Banner Day 3 (TE)

Mom Your the Best Gift Set

  • Stamps: Mom a la Carte (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: all papers from Hello Luscious Card Kit (TE)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko); Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!)
  • Patterned Paper: Hello Luscious (Basic Gray) from Card Kit (TE)
  • Fibers: Ribbon from Hello Luscious Card Kit (TE)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Clear Star Glitter Marker (Sakura)
  • Accents: Button (generic); Pearls (Kaisercraft); Crackle Accents (Ranger)
  • Dies: Wide Oval and Petite Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Hope you liked my projects today -- tomorrow is Release Day and it will be full of all the fun and yummy goodies you've been previewing this week! I hope you tune in because I have a very special project that I can't wait to share. Be sure to drop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen and friends for more inspiration. Have a lovely day!


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Aww... these are some really cute cards, Regina!

Taylor said...

This is super fun, Regina! I love your adorable birdie grad... so clever! And the mom card with matching gift card holder is perfect!

Karen Motz said...

That little bird is so cute with his grad hat, and I love the gift card holder that coordinates with your MOM card!!!!!

Carla said...

Love these!!! I adore your matching gift card holder!!! Awesome. Hugs,

Jodi Collins said...

ACK! Your birdie graduation card ROCKS Regina! LOVE the beautiful paper pieced mug on your mom card too!!!

Rose said...

Both card are adorable, so crisp and clean looking, love the colors and that cute gift card holder matching your card, beautiful work.

Ann Schach said...

Where do I start? The star embossing folder and bling on the grad card are fabulous! However, you can't beat the yummy colors on the Mom card! Great job, as usual, Regina!

Danielle L. said...

Oh snap! What a fantastic idea to pair the bird with the cap and diploma! Your mom card is so pretty and that paper pieced cup is divine!

Karen Giron said...

Ok, LOVE the birdie in the grad cap - holy moly girl! You are SO creative!! Your mom card is gorgeous!! Love those colors!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Tee hee. . .look at that adorable little birdie with the cap! So cute! And your mom card is just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Super CUTE cards!!!