Monday, August 29, 2016

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: Somebody is Having a Birthday!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of the Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks!! Taylor is releasing 14 stamp sets, 19 die sets, 3 embossing folders, 6 new ink colors, and a fall patterned paper collection including sequins...WOW!!!  The September Release is Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST). I can't wait to show you the birthday cards I made for today but first....

Taylored Expressions is celebrating it's 8th birthday with some fun party favors! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG Stamp & Die Combo set to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! Visit the  TE Blog  for all the special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!!

My first card features the super cute and fun Bold Balloons stamp set and the Bold Balloons Dies. The balloons were all stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock, cut out with the Bold Balloons Dies, and popped up with foam tape. The strings and "happy birthday" sentiment from the Bold Balloons set and the "Let's get carried away" sentiment from the If Balloons Could Talk Stamp Set were all stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo ink.

The plaid paper in the background is from the TE Hello Happiness 6x6 paper pack and the TE Sequins - Hello Happiness finishes it off. 

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Bold Balloons, If Balloons Could Talk
Taylored Expressions Paper: Sugar Cube, Mint Julep, Hello Happiness 6x6 Paper Pack
Taylored Expressions Ink: Salt Water Taffy, Strawberry Milkshake, Mint Julep, Oreo
Accessories: TE Sequins - Hello Happiness
Taylored Expressions Dies: Bold Balloons, Stitched Rectangle Stacklets

My second card features the Word Search - Birthday Background stamp....It was stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock with Toffee Ink and again on Cookie Monster cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The words were cut out of the Cookie Monster background and popped up over the same words on the Sugar Cube background. The Bold Balloons Dies were used to cut the balloons out of Hello Happiness 6x6  paper pack paper and they were also popped up on the background. 

The Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate was used to cut the frame out of Cookie Monster cardstock and the twine attached to the balloons finishes it off. 

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Word Search - Birthday Background
Taylored Expressions Paper: Sugar Cube, Cookie Monster, Hello Happiness 6x6 Paper Pack
Ink: Toffee, (TE), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Zing), Twine (The Twinery)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Bold Balloons, Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by today... If you would like to see more projects and new product info, please head on over to the  TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some Fall inspiration!!


CardsbyJo said...

I love word searches and your second card shows off that set beautifully. Going on the list!

Jen Shults said...

Wonderful cards today Joan! I really love what you did with the word search background - it's fabulous!!

Bev Gerard / TexasGrammy said...

Fabulous cards for this celebration, Joan! Love the soft colors & fat balloons on the first one. The word play couldn't possibly have been more creative! Awesome stuff!

Sharon D. said...

What cute cards! Love how you used the word search background. Very clever!

Unknown said...

I enjoy your cards and you also found a way to use the background birthday stamp well. Jen Shults did one I liked and then there was yours....I am pretty sure I wouldn't have figured out how to use that background as well. Contemplating buying it with two really good examples. Thank you.

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The patterned balloons are awesome.

Marta said...

Love, love how you highlighted the word search background!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. Love the crossword card.