Monday, June 4, 2012

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 1!

June 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, June 7th 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.
The year is very nearly half over! It's June, which is my favorite month and I'm so glad I get to share some fun projects this week for Release Week at Taylored Expressions! Today we are feeling a bit patriotic, which is good because Independence Day is just around the corner!

My first card today features the wonderful new Petite set, Yankee Doodle Homestead. This is another sweet home in the Adorable Abode line of darling stamps and the bright idea of our fab Design Coordinator, Jami Sibley. 

I paired this patriotic little house with the patterned paper and ribbon included in this month's rockin' Project Pantry. Also, I used one of the absolutely terrific new TE dies, Petal Pop-Ups 1. Here I used the medium-sized bloom and added a button...I love how it looks like a 4th of July corsage!

Next I have a card featuring the new Moka Betsy stamp set. This sweet little girl is all dressed up to show her love of the U.S. of A. 

I again used the paper from this month's 4th of July Project Pantry (featuring Let Freedom Ring paper from Pebbles/American Crafts) -- for more details, check Taylor's blog HERE. I also created my own paper by stamping one of the included stars in silver on the navy card stock. I also pulled out one my old favorite TE Border Dies, filling in each star with paper for contrast.

Let Freedom Ring Card
All cardstock, patterned paper, and fibers from 4th of July Project Pantry unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Yankee Doodle Homestead (Doug Applegate for Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
Accents: Button (generic); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Dies: Petal Pop-Ups 1 (TE)
Fibers: Hemp Twine (Stampin' Up!)

Celebrate! Card
Stamps: Moka Betsy (Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions)
All cardstock, patterned paper, and fibers from Project Pantry unless otherwise noted.
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko); Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Silver Metallic (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Silver Marker (Inkessentials)
Dies: Star Border (Taylored Expressions); Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

I hope you enjoyed my Americana projects today! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen (and Special Guests!) for more inspiration!

Christine Okken - Special Guest
Karen Motz - Special Guest
Kerry Johnson - Special Guest
Sherrie Siemens - Special Guest


Jen Shults said...

These are GREAT Regina! I love the way you did the pop-up flower and sentiment and that popped out firework is great! Moka Betsy is so cute... GREAT layout on that one!

Melody said...

Great cards Regina! Love how the fireworks look cut out!

Miriam Prantner said...

GREAT cards! My favorite is the first one, love the dimension, and especially the fancy cutting on the fireworks!

Renee said...

Such great work...I want the petal pop ups...cute!

Queen Mary said...

Regina, I love these cards! And you've given me the idea to use the house as a new home card for some friends who will move in in July! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects, Regina! Love your festive house and sweet Moka!

Queen Mary said...

Regina, I love these cards! And you've given me the idea to use the house as a new home card for some friends who will move in in July! Thanks!

wendy said...

whow all these cards are fantastic

CardsbyJo said...

Wow, I love the border work on both of your cards.

Anonymous said...

Pure Bean Awesomeness! (PBA for short)! You've done it again - fabulous cards!!! Happy Release Week friend!

Karen Motz said...

These are both so fun and festive...I'm now humming the Star Spangled Banner!!! :-)

Unknown said...

4th of July Awesomeness! Love both of your cards! ;o)

Jodi Collins said...

These are both so fun!!! LOVE how you cut out the fireworks on your first card!!

Pam~ said...

Two awesome patriotic cards! Love all the details you added to each one!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE all of the FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)