Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peek: Mr & Mrs

Today I'm playing along again with sneak peeks of a new cutting plate and Whimsical Wishes stamp set I illustrated for this Taylored Expressions release. Love the detail we were able to include in the new MR & MRS cutting plate! It stands alone with very little embellishment as in my first card.

I added some half pearls to the front and stamped the sentiment inside from Happily Ever After. I rarely decorate the insides of my cards but I couldn't resist trimming and placing a portion of the cutting plate pattern. 

My second card started with the cutting plate again. I layered it over vellum and I think that's enough for a quick wedding card. 

After I made the card, however, I wanted to play with the idea of a pocket invitation. My sister is getting married sometime in the next decade so this is just a fake to get the idea across. I found inspiration for the layout and wording on the Jaffa Printing website—some very cool ideas! I wouldn't want to make 100 of these by hand, but I'm sure the cardstock pocket itself could be ordered through a printer and then the cutting plate and Happily Ever After stamp set could add the special DIY finishing touches.

Can't wait to see what the Baker's Dozen has cooked up for today... 

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peek: Looking Though the Trees

It's time for sneak peeks for May and Taylor and her team have lots to show you. I'm playing along with a few dies I illustrated for this release: the Birch Tree Border, Birch Tree Accessories and the Birch Tree Cutting Plate. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with these dies! 

For my first card, I created a window using my Picture Window die. I stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment from A Glimpse Inside on a strip cut with one of the smaller banners in banner stacklets 1On the inside I've used the new Birch Tree Border and the cardinal from the Birch Tree Accessories set...

Next, I've used the stag die from the Birch Tree Accessories and tucked him in the trees cut with the Birch Tree Cutting Plate, which I popped up. 

"Missing You" is from From My Window and again I've used the smallest banner in banner stacklets 1. Mixed with a birthday, anniversary or Father's Day sentiment, this card is quite masculine...I think. 

Have a fabulous day!