Monday, August 5, 2013

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peek: Day 1 - Butterfly Parade and Hey, Sweet Tea

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of  Taylored Expressions August sneak peeks...I am really excited about this release because it's my first as one of the Baker's Dozen and it has such FABULOUS new stamp sets and dies!!!! I can't wait for you to see all the new goodies....The release is Thursday at 8:00AM PST. In the meantime, we will be showing you lots of sneak peeks everyday until the release so sit back, relax, and get ready for the show!!!!

My first card features the beautiful butterfly and sentiment stamps from the Butterfly Parade set and the matching dies called Butterfly in the Sky. When I first saw this set, all I could think about was a pink and black color combo. I laid out several different colors but kept going back to pink and black...I guess it was ment to be..LOL!!!! 
The three different butterflies were stamped on Pink Pirouette card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black, cutout, and adhered to the black butterflies that were cutout with the Butterfly in the Sky dies. The sentiment is from the same set and it was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The patterned paper is from the Park Bench 6x6 paper pad by Fancy Pants and the pink wrinkled seam binding, black pearl flourishes. and the black pearls finish it off. 

My next card features the adorable Hey, Sweet Tea set.....don't you just love that adorable Mason jar!!! I can't count how many times I have fixed iced tea or lemonade and served it in a Mason jar...this set brings back many happy memories of fun summer days with kids running through the sprinkler and lots of BBQ!!!! 

The Mason jar from the Hey, Sweet Tea set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on white card stock, colored with Copics, and cutout with the Mason Jar Glass & Lid die. The ice cubes were stamped, covered with Crystal Effects, and dusted with glitter. Then an exacto knife was used to cut the underside of the jar rim so the straw could be inserted. The lemon was also stamped, colored with Copics, cutout, and adhered to the jar rim. The sentiment was stamped onto the Labels 4 layer, matted with black,  and then it was adhered to the doily half.....a thin piece of black card stock serves as the *table*. The corners of the background Down by the Shore dp from Fancy Pants were punched with a corner rounder and sewing was done around the edges. The twine is the finishing touch. 

Now, are you ready to see more awesome sneak peeks from the Baker's Dozen design team?? Check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by sure to come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks of  Taylored Expressions August Release!!!!

Supply list:
TE Stamps: Butterfly Parade
Paper: Pink Pirouette (SU), Basic Black (SU), Park Bench 6x6 Paper Pad (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Wrinkled Seam Binding (Prairie Bird Boutique), Black Pearl Flourishes (Prima), Foam Tape (TE) 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Butterfly in the Sky

TE Stamps: Hey, Sweet Tea
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU), Down By the Shore 6x6 Paper Pad (Fancy Pants), 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Glitter (SU), Crystal Effects (SU), Straw (TE), Corner Rounder Punch (SU), Doily, (SU), Twine (TE), Label 4 Dies (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: Mason Jar Glass & Lid


Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome projects!!

Linda Palmer said...

So beautiful! Love the colors.

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous design work with these new stamps and dies, Joan!

The pink and black butterflies look sensational with your seam binding ribbon and bling swirls!

And that Sweet Tea looks like a perfect fit for us Texas girls!

Jami said...

How funny that you were so drawn to pink and black for the butterflies - I never would have thought of that color combo for that set. It's beautiful though! And I love the way you incorporated the straw with the mason jar! Super cute!

jimlynn said...

Joan, both are fantastic!!!! Love the way you used the stray on that second card and the gorgeous color combo on the first.

Tammy said...

Love the fabulous pink and black butterflies, really great combo for these beauties! But, I love, love the mason jar, the straw makes it extra special!

Jen Shults said...

These are wonderful Joan! I love the pink and black combo on your first card - it's stunning and your lemonade card is fabulous - love the straw trick!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Love both of these Joan!! Super way to incorporate the cute straw with the Hey Sweet Tea set! So clever and Creative!! 8-) And I LOVE the Super color combo you chose for your butterfly card!! Just sooo PRETTY!! 8-)


Patti J said...

Ooooh....that pink and black just jumped off the page! LOVE it, Joan!
And, look at you go, using that darling straw - great projects, dear friend! I am UBER excited for you! I'd be pinching myself black and blue for a month if it were me!!! Can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations! Hugs...

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards, Joan! Love the pink and black butterflies and your jar of lemonade looks so refreshing!

Kimberly S said...

Wow...both are wonderful Joan! The butterfly card is SO pretty! Love that color combination too. The sweet tea is so cute with the straw...such a fun idea. :) hugs, Kimberly

Julia Aston said...

Two great creations Joan! congrats on being in the Bakers Dozen GF!!!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous projects. I love how you placed the straw in the mason jar - so creative!

Ellen Taylor said...

Both are awesome cards Joan!! Love the pink and black in the first one and your creativity with the straw in the second!!

Shelly said...

LOVE your black and pink butterfly card, Joan, it is gorgeous! Also love your Hey Sweet Tea card, the glittered ice cubes are so sweet! Hugs! :)

Natalie said...

Love the pink and black card!! Very pretty! Love the sweet tea card, too.

Heather Rogers said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the bling on your butterfly card and the delicious glass of lemonade. :)