Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions July Sneaks - Day 1

Goooood morning! We're getting another head start on our July release by beginning the sneak peeks today! I'm not sure where the whole month of June went, but I'm so excited to show you all the July goodies that I'm just going to have to overlook the speed that life is passing by! We have so many super adorable stamps to share with you this month and of course lots of dies and an impression plate to coordinate! Before I get started with my projects, I want to make special mention of our July Release At a Glance. You'll find everything you need to know about this month's release, including how you can win some awesome prizes!

July Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
For my first project I used the oh so cute In the Clouds stamp set illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes collection. The sky's the limit for your projects using these adorable blimps and banners! Or maybe you're the clever stamper and you see a submarine or a rocket ship? This full-size set is filled with 25 images and sentiments with lots of fun possibilities. I started with patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite collection. It provided the perfect backdrop for my little blimp and clouds. I stamped the blimp onto Choice Snow White cardstock, colored it with Copics, and cut it out using the coordinating Blimps & Banner die set. Oh... did I forget to mention that this set has super cute coordinating dies too!? I added the Cloud Duo dies and stamped a tiny cloud from the set throughout the background and the front was finished. It's not often that I also get around to decorating the inside of my card, but this card was begging for it with the perfect innie and outtie sentiment combo. Designing the inside of the card also gave me a chance to use the new Clouds Impression Plate and Cloud Border Die. Check out my video below (or click here) to see how I created the cloudy background on the inside of my card using the Clouds Impression plate. Here are the dies that I used on my card:




Step right up...come one come all! My second project uses Life is a Circus illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink collection. So I have to tell you I'm not usually a big fan of clowns, but this one stole my heart! The juggling balls and the clown are two separate images so I started by stamping the clown in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copics. Then I used 4 different colors to ink up the juggling balls (Lime Pastel, Lipstick Red, Deep Lagoon, and Tangerine) and stamped those above the clown. The image is cut with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles and sponged around the inside. The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite collection. And I also used some new dies on this card too, the Seeing Stars die set and the Star Border die:


I'm already looking forward to sharing my projects for tomorrow, but in the meantime join me in hopping around to see what our amazing design team has created. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the TE Store!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

    29 comments:

    Cassie said...

    What fun sets, and those dies are a must :D

    Karen Giron said...

    Your cards are just adorable! I love the blimp with the sponged clouds - so clever! And your circus card is just too cute! Love these!!

    margie c said...

    Your card is amazing, Taylor! Inside and Out! SO cute! and your video was very informative, I never understood how to use those pads until now, thank you!
    What a sweet clown card too! Love the circus :)
    Thanks for a great preview, I look forward to tomorrows!

    Rachel said...

    So cute! Love the papers you used. So perfect with the stamps. Love them!

    Linda Lou said...

    I felt the same way about time flying by until I saw these July sneaks - now I WANT the next two days to fly by. These are so great - right up my alley! I cannot wait to order.

    Jillisgram said...

    The sneek peeks are so much fun ---all the cards have been spectacular!

    Steph Herbert said...

    Such fun cards! Love them!

    Susan said...

    Love the clown, love the blimp, love the dies, love it all!!!

    Tracy said...

    I'm squealing like a kid on Christmas morning at this release!!! Cute, cute, cute! Can't wait till Friday!

    Melody said...

    Such cute cards Taylor!! I can't wait to used the Cloud Impression Plate! Love how you used the ticket stamp! So excited to be part of the team!

    Natalie said...

    Oh how fun, Taylor! The blimps, the clouds, the stars oh my!! And I think that is by far the cutest clown I've seen! Darling card!

    Jami said...

    Your cards are adorable and that was a great video!

    Mommy said...

    Love, love, love your cards! Love the video of the sponging technique and I adore clouds so I know that I am going to be purchasing that impression plate for sure! Can't wait! :)

    harrahx2 said...

    Inside and out? Totally adorable!

    Kathi said...

    Eek! Fabulous. I love blimps, so this set will certainly land on my wish list along with those dies.

    Regina Mangum said...

    My favorite Release yet, Taylor! Oh, how fab are your cards and I love the Impression Plate! XOXO

    Janet Pantaleon said...

    I love the clown card. Brings back great memories of fun days at the circus with the kids. Awesome Card Taylor!

    Colleen Begley said...

    I can't wait for release day! Your cards are super cute and love the video tip.

    Lori Kae said...

    Great work! These stamps look like they are too fun to create with.

    JessicaK said...

    Ooooh loving the new cloud embossing folder

    Laura.K said...

    Wow. So funny imagines. I love those new dies and the impressions plate is a big MUST HAVE. I'm looking forward for the rest of the release party.

    Debbie Carriere said...

    Taylor, these cards are fantastic!!! Love your cloudy background - that plate & border are FANTASTIC!!!

    Jules said...

    Wow - these news sets are adorable!

    AShu93 said...

    I'm excited to see the all the blimp stamps. I live right near the Goodyear hangar & they're a familiar site in our skies.

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    These new images look so much fun Taylor! Loving the matching dies and plate! So neat!

    Stephanie K said...

    Love all the new sets!!!!! I can't wait to order!! The dies are adorable!

    Billie A said...

    Great new sets and thanks for the video.

    kurlygirl said...

    Thanks for the great hop! Such a talented DT!

    Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

    Your blimp cards are too, too cute! LOVE how you did the clouds! And the clown card is absolutely PERFECT!