May 5, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day One!!

Hi there!  Today is the first day of the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks and we have two brand new product lines to share with you!

The first is the launch of the new TE stamp line designed and illustrated by Taylor Van Bruggen herself!  She is kicking off her new line of stamps with 2 adorable coordinating sets, Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters and our first ever Big Background Stamp, Cloudy Days!  These sets are SO CUTE and are what the Baker's Dozen will be showcasing today!

We are also introducing the Project Pantry.  When you are looking for just the right ingredients to create a new recipe where do you look? In the Pantry of course! Taylored Expressions is introducing a new line of kits called the Project Pantry with just the right ingredients for your cardmaking and paper crafting projects. These kits will be a variation on our Key Ingredients and our Taylored Card Kits. We will introduce them each month at Release time and you will have the option to purchase them with or without stamp sets included.

I'll have all the details of the Project Pantry Kit at the bottom of this post.  So let's get to the cards I made, shall we?



My first card uses the new Garden Party Critters!  I decided that the bee hive from the set would look cute hanging from a tree or a branch, so I used a branch and some leaves from Branching Out to do just that!  I stamped the bee from the set three times, cut them out and placed them around the hive.  The bee hive itself was popped up for dimension with foam tape.  The cardstock, designer paper and ribbon are from the new Garden Party Pantry Kit.  The cork is from my stash and was cut with an EK Success Large Scallop Punch.



This card uses Garden Party Blooms and this week's Card Positioning Systems Sketch #165 sponsored by Taylored Expressions!  All of the cardstock and designer paper are from the Garden Party Pantry Kit.  I paper pieced the flower and added some grass with a Martha Stewart Grass Punch.  I then cut the image out with rectangle Nestabilities, rounded the corners with a Corner Chomper and layered it on a Big Scallop Rectangle Nestability.  The sun and the butterfly were stamped in Summer Sunrise ink and cut out with paper snips.  A little machine stitching and I called it done!

Here are the details for the Garden Party Pantry Kit:  For  $22.95 you will receive:
• 12 sheets of cardstock (10 colored, 2 Choice neutral)
• 20 sheets of 6x6 double-sided patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers 72 and Sunny collection
• 5 yards of ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles)
• 1 jar of Easy Green loose glitter
• 1 sheet of coordinating cardstock stickers
• 4 coordinating charms (1 each daisy, ladybug, butterfly, and bee)

Or for just $59.95 you get all of the above PLUS TWO STAMP SETS - Garden Party Blooms and Garden Party Critters! All available on Friday May 7th at 8:00 am PST.

Now don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen!

Thank you for stopping by!!

27 comments:

Taylor said...

Oh you clever, clever girl! I love how you combined the beehive with the Branching Out set! Silly me... my beehive is just floating in midair! lol Love your paper pieced flower on the second card too!

Karen Motz said...

LOVE the sweet beehive hanging from the branch and I also love how you cut out the sun on the second card. Why didn't I thin of that! Man our cards are really similar...get out of my brain! LOL!!!

Karen Giron said...

I'm with Taylor! My bee hive is just floating there - maybe its and alien hive, bwahaha! You are SO brilliant hanging it from the branch - CUTE!!!! I can't help but smile when I see your little flower card - love the grass and the sunshine - super cute!

Jami said...

Love that paper-pieced flower and aaaccckkkkkk I can hardly stand the CUTENESS of that beehive hanging from the branch! LOVE THAT!


But I might be a little scared of the alien beehives....I guess I'll ventire over to Sassy's to see. LOL!

Sankari W. said...

Jacks - I want to be like you when I grow up!!! LOVE that Branching Out Beehive!! So clever! LOVE all of your perfect creations Jacks!! And that paper pieced flower is da Bomb!!! You Rock!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :))))))))))))))) (an especially big smile for you sweets!!!)

Susan said...

What a sweet Bee hive card!! It makes me want BOTH sets!! And the flower card is beautiful! Love the layout and the bling on the flower!!

Tosh said...

How adorable are these!?!?! I LOVE beehives (even collect them), and this one is just charming Jackie!! LOVE it hanging from the branch. And your dotted flower is just darling!! 2 super fantastic creations!!

Swedie said...

Your cards are so fresh and summer-y. Cute way to hang the beehive.

Emm said...

Those bees are too sweet and I love the scalloped cork.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both just fabulous, Jackie! Especially love the beehive combined with Branching Out!!

Keva said...

Very cute. I love that little beehive.

Christi said...

Both cards are wonderful but that beehive has my heart! :) Too cute!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Pretty cards Jackie, I love the flower!

Alex said...

oooh Jackie these are stunning!! That sunshiny card is just too cute (your large scallops ROCK!) and that flower is divine! just looove everything!!

Amy said...

Jackie these cards are just amazing! I really like that big scallop rectangle.....hmm something else to put on my wish list! hehe

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Jacks...I flippin' LOVE how you used the branch!! That is just PURE genius!! Both of these are GORGEOUS girlie!!

Barbara said...

Jackie, these are both adorable!!! Love that beehive hanging from the tree and that pieced flower is too cute!

Marisa said...

Darling cards, Jackie :D Love the paper pieced flower as well as the flower image and the bee hive is darling.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two super cute cards Jackie!!! I love them both!!! Hugs ~S~

Natalie said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both ADORABLE!!

Melissa Sauls said...

These are fantastic Jackie but I am totally loving the hive with branching out!! Absolutely ingenious!

Lisa V. said...

Both of your cards are very cute. I love them.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Jackie!! Love it!!

Jeanie said...

Oh Jackie, these are SO cute!! Love the sun and butterfly and that bee happy card is BEE-UTIFUL!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Jackie, what HAPPY, HAPPY adorable cards!

Carolina said...

Adorable cards Jackie! Brilliant to hang the beehive from the branch and your paper pieced flower is adorable!