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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Release Day - Birch Tree Cutting Plate

Hello everyone...today is Taylored Expressions May Release Day.....how exciting!!! Now you can buy all the fabulous stamps and dies we have been previewing all week!!!!!

Today I am going to share a couple of projects I made with the Birch Tree Cutting Plate and the
 Birch Tree Accessories....

The background was brayered on a piece of white card stock using Barn Red and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. The sun was punched from a piece of Summer Sun card stock and adhered to the background. The trees were cut from Chocolate Chip card stock using the Birch Tree Cutting Plate ....a white craft ink pad was used to wiped over the top and then the tree die cut was adhered to the brayered background. Twine was wrapped around the bottom and then it was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base with foam tape.  The bird and sign dies from the Birch Tree Accessories were used to cut the bird from Real Red card stock and the sign from Crumb Cake. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions A Year of Sweet Sentiments. 

My second project started with a pickle jar......


The jar was covered with the orange tissue paper using spray adhesive and then the Birch Tree Cutting Plate was used to cutout three die cuts from Chocolate Chip card stock. The die cuts were adhered over the tissue paper....three of them fit perfectly around the jar!! Then a lot of *stuff* was added to include canvas strip, ribbon flower, twine, ribbon , and brown bloomers were added to the top to fill in the gap between the jar and die cuts.

Tadaa!!! Now I have a fancy tea light that I can use a battery operated light with or I can even use a candle!!!




Are you ready for a lot of inspiration using more of the awesome dies and stamps from the Taylored Expressions May Release?? Check out what the Baker's Dozen has created!!!



Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!


17 comments:

*Vicki* said...

What fun projects Joan!! I love that jar and that tree design is fabulous! :) TFS! HUGS

Patti J said...

Joan, Your projects this week have been fabulous! Have loved seeing you at TE!!! Hugs...

jimlynn said...

WOW! Fabulous card - love the brayering on this and that wonderful die. The pickle jar/tea light holder is awesome! So lovely.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

I love what you did with the birch tree dies. Beautiful ideas and designs. Love the pickle jar and card.

Jennifer Shults said...

You might just be a genius! That jar with the die wrapped around it is brilliant and amazing! I just LOVE it! And your card at the top is stunning. I love the distressed paper of the birch trees!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just GORGEOUS, Joan!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

BRILLIANT! Wow Joan! Love the candle idea...and love your brayered gorgeous background. So happy you are stamping with us!! Yay. :-)

Broni said...

These are both beautiful, Joan!! LOVE the candle jar especially!

Tammy said...

Oh wow, both are so fantastic! Love the background of the card, just gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous projects, Joan! Your altered pickle jar turned out to be a lovely candle jar! Love the border around the jar!

Annette said...

joan these are amazing.. i love your card.. that scene is amazing..

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous projects. Love the bold colors of the first one.

Shari Nelson said...

Great project! Love the card too.

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful set Joan! The card is lovely with that die cute, and the jar is a beautiful recycling idea! :) hugs, Kimberly

Mariƫlle said...

Great project! Super!

Dianne said...

Outstanding work Joan,The background on the card is gorgeous, I'm to afraid to try that braying but I do love it.Looove how you did the trees, with that sweet bird:) and lovely sentiment. Get smarty pants you, fabulous tea light its fantastic Joan, thanks for sharing all this creativity my dear..

Shannon White said...

Wowie!!! I am soo LOVING your Awesome Candle jar Joan!! What a SUPER idea!! 8-) And your Beautiful sunset card is just Fabulous!! Just Wow! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon