Monday, February 27, 2012

Taylored Expressions March Sneaks - Day 1

Good morning and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions March Release! We have so many new goodies this month including 12 new stamp sets & A la Carte stamps, and 5 new Taylored die sets! When I asked the Baker's Dozen what they've enjoyed playing with the most they all came back with different answers so there's definitely something for everyone packed into our 'springy' release! All of the new products the Baker's Dozen and I are showcasing will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 1st at 8am PST! I have two cards to show you today so I better get started!

I'm super excited to introduce the next two Adorable Abodes in the series of houses illustrated by Doug Applegate! By the time we get to the end of the year, we'll have a house themed for each month, making them the perfect option for creating calendar projects! But they're perfect for cards too which is what I did for my projects today. The first card uses Royal Digs. I'm in LOVE! This whimsical castle is simply adorable and perfect for lots of occasions like birthday, wedding, and anniversary. I decided to make my castle fit for a princess by adding pretty pink details. I colored the castle with Copics (N1, N3, N5, Y21, E55, R22, BG72) to match my new favorite patterned paper, My Mind's Eye Dolled Up 6x6 pad. Then I put it all together using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch from last week. I added lots of details like our new Majestic Border Die with pearl accents, a crocheted flower that sweet Jodi's mom made for me with a pearl brad center, some cream ruffle trim, and Labels 5 pearl Nestabling to highlight the sentiment. Oh... and I almost forgot about our new Royal Treatment crown dies! These are such a fun embellishment! Here are pictures of the new Taylored dies that I used on this card:


For my second project I used another adorable abode, Spring Cottage. I paired it with papers from My Mind's Eye - Howdy Doody 6x6 pad (another new favorite!). The house was colored with Copics (R32, R35, R37, E55, E31, Y21, YG95) and I started with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch which ended up taking a few different turns along the way. I really wanted to incorporate our new Jumbo Flower Border die which didn't quite fit into the sketch so I put it at the bottom of the card. After cutting the flower border from several colors and filling in the flowers I added some rhinestones and Ice White pearl dots to the center of each flower. I paper pieced the roof of the wishing well to match the roof on the house and then punched it out with a circle punch and popped up on foam tape for more dimension. Here's the Taylored Die that I used on this card:


So what do you think about the new goodies today!? The rest of the Baker's Dozen also has sneak peeks of the new Adorable Abodes and 5 new dies sets. I only featured 3 of the dies so you'll have to hop around to find the other 2! Before you head out to check out all the eye candy, you'll want to read the details of our release below. Find out how you could be one of the lucky winners at our Facebook Preview Party or the winner of a TE gift certificate!

March Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 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 Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday 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 for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.
    Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you back here tomorrow for a peek at more new goodies!

    35 comments:

    wendy said...

    super sweet release peek Taylor, your cards were terrific!

    Cassie said...

    Your releases never cease to amaze or inspire, Taylor! I love the idea of the abode theme. . .such a neat idea, and your cards to show them off are fabulous!

    Angie K. said...

    Can't wait to order the Crown Dies and Border!!! Super cute! Love your cards!!!

    Chrisd said...

    Love the castle image and the flower strip die so much.The card you created is wonderful!

    Betty said...

    Your cards are wonderful, the abode stamps are precious, the dies are great, and your design team did an amazing job!!

    Karen Giron said...

    I love these Taylor! Love the castle with all those fab embellishments and the well popping up on out of the frame is so clever on your second card!

    Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

    LOVE these Taylor! Your castle is FANTASTIC with the paper pieced turrets and I LOVE the bling around the sentiment and the flower that my mom made! The cottage is ADORABLE....the perfect little retreat!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    These cards are just great! I love the one with the castle best, such fun little pearl accents and the piecing on the castle. great card!

    Sassy said...

    You are definitely an inspiration. Love all your cards.

    marose6@comcast.net said...

    can I move in to your cottage it looks so cozy. really nice card. thank you for sharing.

    Stephanie Kraft said...

    These are both wonderful, Taylor! Love the whimsical castle and can't wait to see all the houses!

    Cindi F said...

    Gorgeous cards! Love your colors.

    Gretchen said...

    Love the new borders! I can see applications for both of them already. I can't wait to order.

    Regina Mangum said...

    I adore both these sets, Taylor! Your cards are adorable! XOXO

    Jennifer Shults said...

    These are so adorable Taylor! I love the paper pieced room tiles on the first on... and the colors of that... WOW. And your little cottage is SO SWEET! Just amazing paper piecing everywhere! (p.s. thanks for using and mentioning the sketches <3)

    Lisadwb said...

    Oh, Taylor!! I love your cards. The castle cards is loaded with lots of details, each one as adorable as the next one.
    LOL, the little bunnies, the wishing well and the cottage have a fairy feel to them, I love that!!

    Linda said...

    Love the castle card. How sweet.

    AmyJ said...

    Your version of the castle stamp is very pretty. I love the colors and the flower. Im loving the bunny's on the second card. They both came out beautiful.

    Linda Lou said...

    I love your sneak peeks! An automatic uplift to my day!

    Melody said...

    Two amazing cards Taylor. Love the paper piecing on the castle. Love how your flower border looks!

    Anita said...

    These are very lovely cards Taylor. Can't wait to finish the hop.

    Karen Day said...

    Two fabulous cards! I'm looking forward to seeing everything this week!!

    joanieg said...

    As always Taylor your cards are spectacular!! Like the embroidered flower, just the right touch! TFS and inspiring as always.

    Ruza's Craft Corner said...

    Gorgeous cards! Love the new stamps, especially Spring Cottage, and those dies are to die for! ;o)

    marthacreates said...

    Super cute card! Thanks for sharing.

    CardsbyJo said...

    Love, Love, the new dies. Very Cute cards. Looking forward to this release.

    Jan Garber said...

    Great card and adorable stamps! My favorite part is the Majestic Border! Love it!

    Vicki said...

    Hum, how do I decide which card is my favorite? Yes, it's a toss-up. 100-100. Thanks for great inspiration!

    Natalie said...

    How cute are these!! Oh Taylor, these are adorable. My little granddaughter is having a princess themed birthday soon! These would be perfect to use for her bday card or invites or both!!

    Mandy said...

    I love the royal theme this month! What great cards and great stamps!

    Amy C said...

    Super cute!! I ♥ both the castle and the cottage. Can't wait to see the full release!!

    Purrfect Paper Creations said...

    The adorable abodes are definitely adorable! I just love seeing everyone's projects each morning!

    Chris L.

    Makalah said...

    Fun new border dies!

    Love the polka dots and plaid on the castle. Now that's my kind of dream house!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Love the castle and die on the card.

    Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

    LOVE all of the paper piecing, Taylor! It looks fabulous!