I'll start with the Mother's Day card I made using the newest house image in the Adorable Abode series concepted by Jami Sibley and illustrated by Doug Applegate. The series of abodes started with Love Shack and continued last month with Spring Cottage and Royal Digs. And now I'm excited to introduce Rose Garden Estate! By the end of the year we'll have 12 unique abodes perfect for using on calendar projects or throughout the year for seasonal cards and gifts. I used another one of the new Shadowbox Card Kits for this card. Each card kit includes all of the pieces you'll need to create a beautiful shadowbox! Everything is already pre-cut and scored so all you need to do is stamp your scene and adhere the pieces together. The shadowboxes could even be filled with pictures of your children and set out to adorn a mantel or shelf... the possibilities are endless! I started by stamping the rose garden estate in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the house with Copics and paper pieced the roof and door with a wood grain patterned paper from the MME Dolled Up 6x6 Paper Pad. I added birds from the Birds & Branch die set and a cloud from the Cloud Duo dies to the scene along with one of my favorite sentiments from this stamp set, "Thanks for making home such a wonderful place to be".
Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics (BG45, BG49, R05, R08, YR21, YR23, YG03, YG17) to match the MME Out of the Blue patterned paper. I covered the letters with Crystal Stickles and then started on my layout. The layout design comes from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #155. I used the die from Fly Your Flag 2 to create the patterned pennants and also used the new Reach for the Stars border die. Here's a look at both of the dies I used on this card:
MME Out of the Blue 6x6 paper pad for this card and a layout from Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #42. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxdeo Black ink and colored the beak and feet with Copics (YR12, YR14). I cut the image out with Spellbinders circles and then layered onto the Lacey Circle. And I couldn't resist using the Reach for the Stars border die again along the bottom of the page. I also covered it with Crystal Stickles for some extra glitz!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! That's all for my sneak peeks, but you're going to want to read all the details of our release to see how you could win one of several stamp sets we're giving away! And I KNOW the Baker's Dozen has lots of fabulous eye candy to share to!
April 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, April 5th 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 on each blog for more chances to win. Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 4/4 at 7pm PST.