Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Uniquely Spectacular...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2!

Happy Tuesday! It's Day Two of sneak peeks for Release Week at Taylored Expressions. I have two projects to share today, both featuring some darling spectacles! 

Now, I've worn glasses since I was in the third grade, so when I saw that two of the new sets feature them, I was tickled. This card also shows off one of the cute new Spectacles Dies! I created this card using the new set, Glasses & Staches, for a little friend of my son's who is already wearing glasses. I know that it was hard being one of the only kids in class to wear glasses and I would have loved to have gotten this card when I was trying so hard to fit in!

I stamped one of the glasses from the set on Moka Gwen (I may be biased, but I think she looks so much cuter with these glasses on!) 

This month, Taylored Expressions is also releasing a really fabulous set, Signature Style, which features darling identification stamps! I'll be showing off more of these throughout the week. Here's the perfect one for this card...

My second card features the new set, Spectacular. I wanted to make a very graphic and clean card so that I could give this to my father-in-law for his birthday. Every single person in my family, with the exception of my son (who will no doubt, join us) wears glasses! 

I began by creating my own patterned paper by stamping several of the spectacle images on cardstock.

I just love these images -- all the specs are so cute and the sentiments are perfect. I couldn't resist putting the birthday well wishes on the inside of the card (which I think could also work as a card by itself.)

This card also features one of the Spectacles Dies. Isn't it fun?

And, for the back of this card, another Signature Style image, signed by moi.

Be Unique Card
Stamps: Glasses & Staches, Moka Gwen (Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper: School Daze (My Mind's Eye); Cardstock: Real Red, Midnight Muse (Stampin' Up!), textured green (American Crafts); Dies: Labels Stacklets 2, Spectacles (Taylored Expressions); Fibers: red twill (generic); Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)

You're Spectacular Card
StampsSpectacular (Nancy McKinney for Taylored Expressions); Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!);  Dies: Spectacles (Taylored Expressions)

For more sneaky peekie inspiration, check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen! Join me tomorrow for Release Day and another fun project. Have a happy day!

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Kerri Michaud (Guest Designer)
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess
  • Nancy McKinney (Illustrator)


    Shelly said...

    Oooh, Regina, all your projects just POP with gorgeous color! The blue is so pretty! Love how you used the glasses as the background too.

    Jen Shults said...

    EEEK! I love this!! I need to do this with some of my Moka's! I just adore how cute she is with those glasses! I really like the background you greated with the bigger glasses too. Such great inspiration!

    Unknown said...

    Wonderful, Regina! LOVE both of these sweet cards!

    Renee said...

    Those glasses seem to be everyone of the Baker's Dozens many good ideas on how to use them...thanks!

    Jill Norwood said...

    Fun and sweet projects! Love them all! :)

    Shannon White said...

    Ohh I love these Regina!! Love your Moka with her glasses!! and the sentiment is Super! Your glasses BG is super too! going to tuck that away for future reference, lol 8-)