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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Little Bits - Grill and Little Bits - Necktie

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!! Didn't you just love all the awesome patriotic goodies you saw yesterday...July 4th will be here before you know it!!! Today we will be showing you lots of masculine designs just in time for Father's Day!!! First, I want to remind you about all the fun on the Taylored Expressions Blog!!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 


I wanted to do something different with the Brick Embossing Folder so I ran an Aged Mahogany Distress Ink pad over one side of the inside and closed it on a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock. After the brick image was *stamped* on the cardstock, an aqua pen and the Aged Mahogany ink pad were used to color in the bricks. 


The Little Bits- Grill was cut out of Red Pepper and Oreo cardstock...a scrap of patterned paper was used for the flame and the grass was cut out of Granny Smith cardstock with the previously released Wispy Grass Border die. In order to add a little dimension, two borders were cut... one was glued to the cardbase and the other was popped up over the first one with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the Punny Man set and the enamel dots finish it off. 


The fun little Dad was created with the new Little Bits - Necktie and Little Bits - Uncle Sam die and the mustache from the previously released Little Bits - Love Confetti and the previously released Little Bits - Eyeglasses. They were all cutout of Oreo cardstock and popped up in the frame cut with the previously released Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. 


The background Toffee cardstock layer was embossed with the new  Corrugated Embossing Folder and the background stenciling was created by sponging a stencil cut from the new Argyle Cutting Plate. The banners were cut from scrap patterned papers and the sentiment is from the new My Favorite Dad Stamp set. The sewing along the side is the finishing touch. 

Thanks for visiting, today!!  If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! Remember, the May TE Release is Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!!




Supply List:

1st card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Man
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Red Pepper, Oreo, Granny Smith (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Aqua Pen
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Brick
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Grill, Wispy Grass Border




2nd card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: My Favorite Dad
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Oreo, Sprinkles (TE), Patterned Paper Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Corrugated
Taylored Expressions Dies: Argyle Cutting Plate, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Little Bits - Necktie, Little Bits - Uncle Sam, Little Bits - Kisses Confetti, Little Bits - Eyeglasses,


Monday, May 4, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Starry Night Cutting Plate and Little Bits - Uncle Sam

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!!! Can you believe it's May already and summer is just around the corner...it's been a long time coming!!! The May release includes lots of fabulous new stamp sets, dies, papers, sequins, and embossing folders for Father's Day, July 4th, parties, and lots of plain old fun but first....


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 



For my first card, the sky was created with two colors of Color Burst: Pthalo Green and Ultramarine. The powderes were mixed with water and apply with a brush to watercolor paper in a random pattern. After the paper dried,the sky was cutout with the Starry Night Cutting Plate. White Shimmer paper was used for the background and for the frame...it was cut out with the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate and adhered with foam tape. 



The Downtown Border was used to cut the town out of Oreo cardstock and gold metallic from the Metallic Neutrals cardstock was used for the windows.  The Little Bits - Flag was used for the flag...it was cut out of Red Pepper, Blue Corn and Shimmer White cardstocks and popped up with foam dots.  The sentiment from Of Thee I Sing stamp set finishes it off. 





My second card features the cute little hat die called Little Bits - Uncle Sam. Three hats were cut, one each from Red Pepper, Blue Corn, and Sprinkles cardstock and popped up inside the frame that was cut with the previously released Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The wave was cut with the previously released Wave Border die and the stars were cut from papers in the Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack with previously released Star Stacklets. 



The Treble Clef was cut from Blue Corn cardstock with one of the dies from the Just a Note die set and the music score and sentiment from the Of Thee I Sing stamp set were stamped with navy ink. The Summer Nights Matched Sequins, buttons, and cording finish it off. 

Thanks for visiting, today!!  If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! Remember, the May TE Release is Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for some awesome Father's Day inspiration!!





Supply List:
1st card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Of Thee I Sing
Paper: Oreo, Metallic Neutrals (gold), Shimmer  White, Red Pepper, Blue Corn (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Pthalo Green Color Burst, Ultramarine Color Burst (Ken Oliver Crafts)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Starry Night Cutting Plate, Downtown Border, Little Bits - Flag, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate



2ns card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Of Thee I Sing
Paper: Sugar Cube, Red Pepper, Blue Corn, Sprinkles, Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack (TE) 
Ink: Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Cording (Hemptique), Summer Nights Matched Sequins (TE), Buttons
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Uncle Sam, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate, Star Stacklets, Just a Note, Wave Border