Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek: Day 2 - Happy Retirement Wall Hanging

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks!!!! Weren't the sample cards and projects from yesterday fabulous...I can't wait for you to see all the gorgeous designs we have in store for you today!!!!! 

For my project today, I made a wall hanging using a chipboard coaster for the base and stamps from Workplace Wishes,  Office Ephemera,  From The Desk Of die set, and the Label Stacklets 4 dies.  

I was really excited to work with both of the office sets and matching dies because I have several friends who will be retiring this year and I wanted to make them each something special!!! I had to giggle when I was stamping the main sentiment because in our department, we tend to gather in the tiny kitchen where we all fill our water bottles from the ice machine....I'm sure this will hold lots of fun memories for my friend!! 

The banners were cut by hand and the bottom two were stamped with sentiments from the Office Ephemera set....the tape dispenser stamp is from the same set .  The Happy Retirement stamp and the main sentiment stamp were both from the Workplace Wishes set.  

Lots of die cuts from the From the Desk Of die set were used: the clip and paper clip were cut from silver card stock; the parenthesis were cut from black card stock;  the star,  push pin, and the & sign were all cut from Bermuda Bay card stock; Label Stacklets 4 were used for the sentiment layers; the tape dispenser was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto So Saffron card stock and cutout with the coordinating die.  Park Bench dp from Fancy Pants was used for the background and main sentiment background layers..... the ribbon hanger and Candy Dots finish it off. 

Check out what the Baker's Dozen design team  has created for today....Such AWESOME Sneak Peeks !!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by today....tomorrow we will have day three of the sneak peeks and then Thursday at 8:00 AM PST (10:00 CST) will be the Taylored Expressions August Release....then we can shop, shop, shop...whoohoo!!!!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Stamps: Office Ephemera, Workplace Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (SU), Park Bench 6x6 Paper Pad (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Pebbles Candy Dots (TE)
Chipboard (SU), Foam Tape (TE)
Dies: Label Stacklets 4, From the Desk Of


Maria said...

very cute idea

*Vicki* said...

Wow Joan!! Congrats on your exciting news! I'm trying to catch up here! Brilliant wall hanging and such a fun idea for someone! :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful crafty makes! HUGS

Lynn McAuley said...

Love the fabulous sentiments in this fun set!! Wonderful work on this great retirement wall hanging!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous, Joan! What a wonderful wall hanging and perfect gift for a retiring friend!

jimlynn said...

This is great for someone that's retiring! VERY cute and love those colors.

Tammy said...

Cute, cute card and wonderful sentiments for a retiree! Love the colors too!

Patti J said...

Great idea, Joan! What a fun gift for your retiring friends! Love the new releases from TE! Hugs...

Natalie said...

Fun!! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is just the Cutest Retirement Wall hanging EVER Joan!! ;-) Love how you combined all those fun sentiments and die cuts too!! Wowie!! Jsut Awesome Lady! 8-)


Anonymous said...

You have such great ideas!! I'm so thrilled that Taylor scooped you up to keep you at TE! :) :) Super cool!! :) I love the way you did your layering and sentiments! It all just looks perfect!! :) :)
FAVE color --teal...? CHECK! :) :) :)

Anne Temple said...

How fun! Love all those office supplies. I can tell you're going to have a lot of fun on this team and I can't wait to see what all you do.

Ellen Taylor said...

What a fun idea for a retiree Joan!! You are so creative!! Love the colors too!

Kimberly S said...

This is such a fabulous idea Joan, and the color combination is beautiful! hugs, Kimberly