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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks: Big Bold Christmas and Sack It To You Reindeer


Hello everyone!!! I am so excited about the Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks...wait till you see all the fabulous new stamp sets and dies!!!!  Christmas is just around the corner and I have been creating a lot of holiday goodies to share with you!!! Remember...the October release will go live Thursday at 9:00 CST!!!!



First, I made a card with the O Christmas Tree die....this is a two part die and I just used the top part  today....isn't it pretty!!!  It was cutout of a piece of silver metalic card stock and adhered to the navy background. The sentiment is from the Big, Bold Christmas set...it was stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. The blue bow was made with the Mix and Match Bows dies....the bow was cutout of a piece of baby blue card stock and it was embossed with a Dotted Swiss embossing folder before it was put together. I just looove this die....I can just imagine using is in several different ways!!!  



Next up is the adorable Sack It To Me die and the Sack It Reindeer dies....these are just the cutest dies ever!!!! 





Choice Kraft was used for the bag and the card....the antlers and ears were cut from medium brown card stock, the noses was cut from red card stock, and the eyebrows were drawn on with a brown marker. The cheeks were sponged with pink dye ink and a white gel pen was used to add the accent dots. 




For the card I used half of the Santa Bag diecut and the sentiment is from the Baby, It's Cold Outside set. The googly eyes, twine, sewing, distressing, and papers from Basic Grey's 25th and Pine 6x6 paper pad finish it off. 




I filled a gassine bag full of chocolate candy and tied it with the Baker's Twine. I think I will use these for place cards for our Christmas Eve dinner...I'll add a tag to the twine with the name.  

How about some awesome inspiration from the Taylored Expressions Baker's Dozen DT....they have made some gorgeous projects for your viewing pleasure!!! Check it out!!


Thanks so much for visiting today....be sure to come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks and remember the Taylored Expressions October Release is Thursday, October 3 at 9:00 AM CST!!!!! 



Supply List:
Reindeer Card
TE Stamps: Baby it's Cold Outside 
Paper: Choice Kraft (TE), Choice Buttercream (TE), Real Red, Soft Suede, Basic Black (SU), Basic Grey's 25th and Pine 6x6 paper pad (TE)
Ink: Pink Pirouette for the cheeks (SU), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukienko)
Accessories: Googly Eyes (Hobby Lobby), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), White Gel Pen (Inkssentials), Close to Cocoa Marker (SU), Sewing Machine
TE Dies: Sack It Reindeer, Sack It To You Die

Reindeer Gift Bag
Paper: Choice Kraft (TE), Real Red, Soft Suede, Basic Black (SU), 
Ink: Pink Pirouette for the cheeks (SU), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukienko)
Accessories: Googly Eyes (Hobby Lobby), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), White Gel Pen (Inkssentials), Glassine Bag (Hobby Lobby), Close to Cocoa Marker (SU),
TE Dies: Sack It Reindeer, Sack It To You Die

O Christmas Tree Card
TE Stamps: Big Bold Christmas
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Silver (SU)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder (SU), Silver Pearls (Hobby Lobby), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success) Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
TE Dies: O Christmas Tree , Mix and Match Bows



16 comments:

Pattie said...

Your card is so elegant and that reindeer is just so so cute! I'm so happy to be joining you and the Baker's Dozen for the next two months too!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Joan!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!!!!!
These are both so totally super de duper amazing !!!

I totally love the blue card --- elegant & fun!!! Curved edges are beautiful!!!

The sack treat bag is so versatile, too!!! Adorable !!!!
Love love love both of these!!!

I love that you are on the TE team so I can see all of your fun ideas!!!
Xo

Sue B said...

Oh the reindeers are SO cute Joan! I love how you've made the bag and card match… the little eyebrows and the cheeks really add character.
I love your blue card - so elegant and classy - the tree with the pearls is very pretty and I love the gorgeous bow! :-))
Hope you have a good week!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Joan! Love your elegant tree card and the embossed bow! Your reindeer sack and card is just so sweet, too!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic projects! That card with the tree is so beautiful and elegant. Loving that bow too!!
Rudolph is just plain FUN!!! SO cute.
Lynn

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

SOOOOO fun and fabulous Joan! I love how you put cute pink cheeks on the reindeer! And, the swirly tree in blue is divine! XO

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Your blue Christmas card is STUNNING, Joan! Love the colors and the way you offset the tree - I may just have to CASE this one! Cute little Rudolph set, too. :)

Kimberly S said...

The reindeer projects are SO cute Joan! Your Christmas tree card turned out so elegant, just lovely! hugs, Kimberly

Jill Norwood said...

I am in love with the tree die - so elegant! But those reindeer just melted my heart! Love the pink cheeks you added! Wonderful inspiration my dear!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh that Christmas tree is GORGEOUS!! Love that swirly design. And those reindeer sacks... SO CUTE!!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Joan!!! WOW these are both so Awesome!! Love the dark blue and silver swirly Christmas tree!! So Elegant!! and the Bow is such a Fabulous touch too! And your Reindeer sack it to You set is SOOOO Darned CUTE! I just Love every Sweet detail!! ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Tammy said...

Your 'Rudolph" creations are fabulous and such fun! The Christmas tree card is gorgeous elegance!

Anne Temple said...

Love the reindeer sacks and the Christmas tree die cut card is so elegant looking.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful scrolly die cut tree Joan - and I just love all your reindeer creations!! How fun!

Shelly said...

Love these, Joan, your Christmas tree card is so gorgeous and elegant in navy! My daughter loved your reindeer bag too and I had to make her one yesterday after she saw it! So so cute!

Mary Gillmarten said...

I love reindeer! I love furry antlers (yours look furry)! Back when dinosaurs walked the earth, before shutdowns and stuff, at the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, they had Santa and his reindeer! We'd go see them every year on Christmas Eve! We'd run around looking for the Nebraska state tree with our grandparents from Nebraska, the Pennsylvania state tree (mom was from PA), the Virginia state tree, the Maryland state tree (until we were good and worn out), we'd see the animals in the stable at the creche, it was great. But I digress, I also love silvery swirly Christmas trees! Beautiful card, love the contrasting dark card stock!