Thursday, June 28, 2012

Life is But a Dream...TE July Release Day!

It's Release Day for Taylored Expressions today! I have two projects to share with you today, a layout and a card featuring two new stamp sets, Bon Voyage and Life Saver. First up is a layout, which I created for a very special day that we spent out on the lake in a pedal boat -- it was a bit leaky, it was windy, the ducks followed us menacingly, but we had so much fun!

I stamped the darling sailboat image onto some pretty patterned paper and fussy cut them out. Using the Wave Border Die, I cut out some waves on which to sail them.

I tried to create a real sense of dimension by alternating different patterns of paper.

With just a little glitter, I was able to add some accent to a single-color paper (saving me the time of paper piecing.) 

Next up is a nautical thank you card that I created with the new Life Saver set. This set comes with coordinating dies, but I wanted to make a recessed frame with the cute life preserver and so I die-cut out the middle of the stamped image.

I decided to paper piece the preserver for a very clean look.

For a fun little detail, I punched holes to string some canvas twine through and I had a fun, clean, and simple card to give to someone special who has done me a few good turns!

Life is But a Dream Layout
Stamps: Bon Voyage (Illustrated by Emily Burger for Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Day (Echo Park)
Cardstock: Textured (American Crafts), Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Accents: Stickles (Ranger)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accents: Mister Huey (Studio Calico)
Dies: Tall & Skinny Alpha (Taylored Expressions); Lollipop 4 x 4 Alpha (Lifestyle Crafts); Wave Border Die (Taylored Expressions)

You're a Lifesaver Card
Stamps: Life Saver (Illustrated by Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Not Quite Navy, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accents: Canvas Twine (Canvas Corp)
Dies: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

All of the new Taylored Expressions products are now available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! It was a fun day out on the "high seas" and I hope you'll visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more Release Day goodness!


Ann Schach said...

You have outdone yourself this time, Regina! This is adorable!

Unknown said...

Wonderful layout, Regina! Love all the dimension! And your life preserver card is super sweet!

Shannon White said...

OMGoondess Regina! Your Layout is just Fabulous! Love all the fun layers and paper pieced sail boats! Too CUTE!! And your life saver card is Adorable! Nice touch with the canvas twine! 8-)


Jami said...

Wow, Regina - that layout is really something special! Love the boats among the waves! And that clever little recessed window in the life preserver is so cute!

Taylor said...

So so sweet, Regina! Can you come do Madi's scrapbook for me? Love your pages and how you incorporate stamping so effortlessly into your layouts!

Shelly said...

Regina, your scrap page is sooooo wonderfully done! The waves and how you layered them is stunning and the kraft boats are perfect! Love the "rope" on the card too, a fun element!

Unknown said...

Super FUN layout! Love his happy smile! Love the CAS card! ;o)