Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Truckin' and Paddlin'

Pin It

Welcome back for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions!  I have two more projects to share with you today!  The first uses the NEW Keep on Truckin' set along with the NEW On the Road - Truck Die.   I LOVE this sentiment from Keep on Truckin'.  It coordinates perfectly with the On the Road - Truck Die.  

I die cut the truck pieces out of Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy and Oreo cardstock.  The grey pieces were just Sugar Cube colored with a grey Copic marker.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white onto an Earl Grey piece of cardstock die cut with the Let's Talk Edger 2.  The "road" was created with another new product called the Know the Ropes Embossing Folder.  

SUPPLIES USED:






The second project I have to share today uses the NEW Paddle Out set.  I used it along with the previously released Happy Trails set, which now has a coordinating Happy Trails Accessories Die Set.  I created the scene here with a few different products.  The ground was created using the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills.  

The water was created using the NEW Lakeside Border and the trees and clouds were created using the NEW Build a Scene - Lakeside.  I LOVE the trees and how a portion of the second tree from the set can look like clouds!  The canoe and campfire are great elements to this die set as well!  And I haven't used the tee pee, which is adorable!!  The little boy in the canoe is from the Adventure Land set.  Even though the image was taken out of a roller coaster, I thought it could look like he's paddling for his life from a hungry bear!  LOL  The "Let's Eat" on the sign that the bear is holding is pieced together from the Let's Talk Sentiments set.  "If in doubt, paddle out" was stamped and embossed in white onto Oreo cardstock and then die cut using the NEW Stitched Bracket Stacklets.  

SUPPLIES USED:







Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!  Hope to see you again tomorrow!!



Monday, May 2, 2016

Bloomin' Dad

Pin It

Hi there!  Welcome to Day 1 of Sneak Peeks for the May Release at Taylored Expressions!  We have lots of exciting new products to share with you over the next few days, so I hope you'll visit each day!  I have two projects to share today.  The first uses the NEW Toe-tally Awesome set.  This is a great set to pair with the NEW Tagging Along that we're releasing this month and creating adorable little gifts, but I've used it here with the previously released Full Bloom to create a card.

I started by ink blending some Distress inks onto a Sugar Cube panel.  Next, I die cut the Full Bloom into the panel and then die cut the accompanying petals in white and adhered them over the inked petals.  That really made the bloom stand out from the ink blended background.  The sentiment was stamped in Onyx Black Versafine.

SUPPLIES USED:







The second project I have to share today uses the NEW Block Party - Dad.  This is the newest in our line of Block Party Dies.  It makes it so easy to take a card to the next level by either leaving the cut out open or adhering it to a card base.  Since I was in the ink blending mood, I ink blended the die cut piece before adhering it to my card base.

I added some tiny stars to the card for some sparkle.  The card is then framed using another new product releasing this month, Stitched Frame Stacklets!!  I LOVE the stacklets!!  They are great for adding a little extra something to a card for layering purposes or making something stand out!

SUPPLIES USED:






Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!  Hope to see you again tomorrow!!



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fun with Felt

Pin It
Hi there!  I have a fun project to share today!  I had fun creating something a little different for me, so I hope you'll enjoy the finished product.  I've been seeing all of these adorable felt plushies everywhere, but I've never created any, so I decided to give it a go.  I used some of my favorite Sack It Dies from Taylored Expressions along with some fabulous TE Felt!!

I decided on using the Sack It - Crab, Sack It - Frog, Sack It - Chick and the Sack It - Lamb.  I thought these would be adorable little characters to start and could be a good range of colors.  With all but the frog, I also used the Stitched Circle Stacklets for the body.  For the crab, I used Flamingo Felt to die cut all of the pieces.

The frog was created using Split Pea and Mustard.  The eyes and mouth were created with Espresso.

For the lamb, I used Marshmallow along with Khaki and Cotton Candy.  The eyes, mouth and feet were created using Espresso.

My last little friend was the chick.  For the chick I used Mustard, Marshmallow and Carrot.  In case you were wondering, I didn't have any black felt, so for the chick and the crab's eyes and the crab's mouth, I used Marshmallow and then colored the pieces with a black Sharpie!  LOL  The things we crafters do in a pinch!  :)

All of these were stuffed with pieces of a plastic grocery bag and hot glued together.  The grocery bag makes a little crinkle sound when you squeeze them!  These were SO much fun to make and I will definitely make some more to add to the collection!  My kids have already made their claims on these!  LOL  I hope you've been inspired to get out your felt and create something!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

SUPPLIES USED:








LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails