Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks: From Me To You and Birthday Treat Toppers

Hello everyone and welcome to the birthday party....Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 5th birthday...Whoohoo....Happy Birthday, Taylor!!!!!!!!!!!  We will have some classic party games that you can play along with each day and all the new products will be available on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00 AM PST.  How exciting is that!!!

My first project features three new dies....don't you just love dies!!! They make a crafter's life much easier!!! 

The cute image dies are called Birthday Treat Toppers...aren't they fun!!  They were layered on the Bloomin' Stacklets 1 diecuts and the tag layer was made with the Bracket Notecard die. Foam tape was used to adhere the top Bloomin' Stacklet 1 diecut to the larger one for a little dimension. The only embellishments are the Doodlebug Sprinkles and the Baker's Twine.  

The reason I love Taylored Expressions dies so much is that they are so versatile....the Birthday Treat Toppers can be used on a card, tag, mini notes, or as a cupcake topper. I can also see them on recipe cards, birthday party decorations, gift bags,  or invitations!! 
The same goes for the Bloomin' Stacklets 1 and the Bracket Notecard dies...the next project I make with the Bracket Notecard die will be magnetic bookmarks for stocking stuffers but we will save that for another day!!

My next project is the gift bag and it qualifies for the first game....a tic tac toe game!
I followed the bottom row...use a button, use 2 or more dies, and use a ribbon.  You can play along, too.... all the details are on Taylor's blog found here. If you enter, you could win some awesome prizes!!!! 

The bag was created with patterned paper from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad....sewing was done around the edges of the background layer and the banners were hand cut. The scalloped layer at the top was made from the negative of the Bracket Notecard die (see what I mean about being versatile!!). I saw the scraps of pink pirouette on the counter after cutting out a tag and thought it looked really pretty.....that's why I never throw anything away...LOL!!! The pink layer was embossed with a Dotted Swiss embossing folder and the button with the ribbon finishes it off. 

The sentiment is from the From Me To You's this month's promotional set which is free with your order of $50.00 or more (before tax and shipping) . You will receive this petite stamp set and die combo From Me To You (a $17 value). This offer is good through September 15th or while supplies free set per customer. Check it out!!

I know I'll be using this set's just the right size and it has the perfect sentiments!!!!

My next project is the card....

It was made with the fabulous Party Banner Cutting Plate....I just loooove this cutting plate!!!  It was used to cut out the chocolate chip and the polka dot patterned paper from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad. Each of the patterned paper flags were trimmed down and glued onto the Chocolate Chip layer. The cutting plate has a rectangle cutout area that can be used for a sentiment but I decided to add a piece of the patterned paper and a tilted pretty in pink layer...they both were cutout with Label Stacklets 6 dies. The tilted panel was embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder and the ribbon was added along with a button so this qualifies for the tic tac toe game, too!!!! The sentiment is from the From me To You was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto pink pirouette, fussy cut, and adhered to the chocolate chip layer that was cutout with the From Me To You coordinating die. It was then adhered with foam tape to the background. 

Here is the whole set.....

How would you like to see a little inspiration from the Baker's Dozen are going to love all their projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...I hope you found something you couldn't live without!!! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more sneak peeks and another game with lots of prizes...we will be celebrating Taylored Expressions 5th birthday all week and don't forget the September release will begin Thursday, September 5th at 8:00 AM PST!!

Supply List:

Gift Bag
TE Stamps: From Me To You
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip (SU) Echo Park Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad (TE)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukneko)
Accessories: Button, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions) Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)Sewing Machine
TE Dies: Negative from Bracket Notcard, From Me To You Coordinating die
TE Stamps: From Me To You
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink (SU) Echo Park Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad (TE)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Button, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions) Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
TE Dies: From Me To You Coordinating Die, Party Banner Cutting Plate, Label Stacklets 6
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party (SU), 
Echo Park Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad (TE)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinnery), Doodlebug Sprinkles, Bubblegum, Bon Bon, and Swimming Pool (TE), Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
TE Dies: Bloomin Stacklets 1, Birthday Treat Toppers, Bracket Notecard


Michelle said...

Fabulous! I love the entire set. Very cute!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful creations Joan! Love them all.

Mariƫlle said...

WOW!!!! I love them all!!!

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous array of projects Joan! Love the banners and colors!! :)

Cynthia Clark said...

Those are great toppers. Love the tags you made.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

I just love everything you made today - and in that yummy ice cream palette! MMMMMM. Your treat topper cards are delightful. It's all fun! Have a great week my friend. XO

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects, Joan! Love all of your sweet tags and your entire birthday ensemble is just fabulous!

Taylor said...

Such a cute ensemble, Joan! I love the pink, brown, and teal color combo! So yummy looking!

Anonymous said...

Joan, these are all fantabulous !!!!! But, I'm with you ... I just love love love that cutting plate!!!
Wow --- with the possibilities !!!
The treat toppers are also amazing -- & your colors choices -- delish !!!!!
:)) :))

Tammie Edgerton said...

Amazing ensemble, Joan! I didn't get the Bracket Notecard die this time around...but it just made my list of must haves! Have a great release week!

Heather Rogers said...

Your project is fabulous! I love the matching card, bag and tags. :)

Tammy said...

Absolutely fabulous collection of your creations! Love your card using the rows of banners, very pretty!

Kimberly S said...

Wow Joan...beautiful job on all of the birthday projects! Love the color combination too! :)

*Vicki* said...

What a lovely set of birthday themed projects here!! LOVE the pink colors designs! HUGS :)

Dianne said...

OMGOODNESS Joan this is BRILLIANT,those BD tags are fabulous, looooove the bag, then the card is fantastic, holy moly woman this set is "Dynomite' brilliant make, thanks so much for sharing all this creativity, you rock woman,Hope you have a wonderful week..

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Joan, these are WONDERFUL! But you're an over-achiever, you know - How do you expect the rest of us to keep up with you??? ;) Rock on, sister!

Jami said...

What a wonderful ensemble! Love how everything works together - so pretty!