Monday, January 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks: A Lovely View and Sack it - Pig

Hello everyone and welcome to day 1 of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks!!! This is such a fun release...full of adorable stamp sets and dies for every occasion, especially Valentines Day!!! I always make lots of Valentines for my children and grands so I had a great time playing with all the new goodies!!! The January Release will be on Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 AM CST....all the new stamps and dies will be available for purchase at that time. Now, let me show you what I made for today!!!

My first card features a new stamp set called A Lovely View. I also used the new window die called Display Window and the previously released Window Accessories. The sweet image was colored with Copics and adhered to the back of the window opening. Another window was cut from a piece of brown card stock and added to the back of the white window a little off center for a shadow effect. The shutters and window box were  also cut from brown card stock and a white window box was added to the back for a shadow. 

The hearts are the negatives from the new Blooming Hearts Cutting Plate and the sentiment is also from A Lovely View. It was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. The punched ferns and a little sewing and distressing finishes it off. 

My second card is one of my favorites....I just love this Sack It - Pig!!! Instead of using the Sack It die to make a gift bag, I decided to make a card. The Sack It - Pig dies were cutout of different shades of pink card stock for the snout, Choice Black for the eyes, and pool party for the bows. The new Tag Stacklets 2 dies were used for the pig base and the Tag Reinforcement die was used around the tag hole for the Baker's Twine. 

A little sponging was done for the pigs cheeks and tiny white paper  dots were added 
for highlights. The sentiment from the new Sack it Sentiments set was stamped on Choice Snow White and cut out with the round die from the new Super Suckers Die set and the doily, sewing, and enamel heart shapes finish it off. 

Now, how about a little inspiration from the Baker's Dozen Design Team....their projects are going to blow you away!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by sure to stop back tomorrow for more Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks....I know you will love all the new stuff!!!!

Supply Lists:

First card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: A Lovely View
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (SU), I Heart Summer 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Fern Punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine, White Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Display Window, Window Accessories, Blooming Hearts Cutting Plate (the little hearts are cut from the negative )

Second card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sack It Sentiments
Paper: Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft, Choice Black (TE), Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Ruby Red (SU), Crate Paper Love Notes Patterned Paper from the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients January Kit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Regal Rose (SU)
Accessories: Cupids Arrow Enamel Shapes (MME), Sewing Machine, Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Heart Embossing Folder (Crafts-Too), Doily (SU) Round 1 3/8" Punch (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Sack It - Pig, Super Suckers Coordinating Dies for the sentiment, Tag Stacklets 2, Tag Reinforcements Dies, 


Becky said...

What fabulous cards.. Love them both!

Unknown said...

These are both amazing, Joan! Love your sweet window scene with the hearts in the planter box! And your piggie tag is just darling!

jimlynn said...

That first one is like looking into a bakery shop window! So pretty and cute.
Eeek!!! I LOVE that piggy!! Precious card and especially those little eye lashes!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are oh so cute!

Tammy said...

Both creations are sensational but I love, love the adorable pig! Too cute!

Shelly said...

Hi Joan! Your window scene is just gorgeous, I love how you layered the window and the piggy is so sweet with the hearts on her ears! Love them both! Hugs! :)

Kim said...

Beautiful coloring and such sweet valentines!! You are going to make your children and grandchildren very happy!!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness these are both so ADORABLE and clever Miss Joan!! 8-) Love your layered window and the flower box full of hearts on your first one! and your Sack it Piggy is too darned CUTE Love her rosy cheeks! 8-)


Linda Palmer said...

Awesome cards and beautiful color combos. Love them both.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are both so cute, Joan!! I just love that little piggy!

Maria said...

Awww...more sweet cards! Do love the window die and accessories! I just used it the other day for a card!:-) And, just love those little hearts in the window box! Pig card is so CUTE, too!

Susan (rainy) said...

Two wonderful cards, Joan. Love the window with all the goodies... And great how you used the cutout hearts. And what can one say about Sack It - Pig!! Love her!!