Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Taylored Expressions: May Sneak Peeks Day3: Build A Tag 4 and RSVP

Hi Everyone!!

Happy 3rd day of Sneak Peeks from Taylored Expressions! Today I created a fun tag using the new Build A Tag 4 - which comes with such awesome tag elements hat you can build into  a fun tag. I used the Matched Kit: Summer Nights and used the Patriotic Treat Toppers for the other elements in this tag:


I used the Of Thee I Sing stamp set for the sentiment and put this in between the two treat toppers and used the Little Bits - Pinwheel die for the center thru which the twine goes through:



I also created a little bridal shower invite using the new RSVP stamp set with the Party Dress die and  Hanger Little Bits dies to create the front of the Invitation:


I used the new RSVP stamp set to stamp the inside of the card - I added some hearts on the bottom:



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please hop by Taylor's Blog for the complete blogroll and more details about this release!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Please stop by tomorrow for more release sneak peeks! Happy Monday and Happy May!!

hugs,
Sankari :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions: May Sneak Peeks Day 2 - Punny Man

Hi Everyone!!

Happy 2nd day of Sneak Peeks from Taylored Expressions! Today I am made two cards using the new stamp set that will be soon released called: Punny Man! Awesome set of sentiments for the favorite man in your life and they are perfectly compatible with all the Little Bits of dies that will be released this month as well!! 

My first card is made using the new Little Bits - Lawnmower die with this stamp set. You can easily assemble this lawnmower with different colors of cardstock. I created this scene and had the grass on one side of the lawnmower wild and crazy and the one where the lawn mower had cut all clean and nice :) And the sentiment is just so awesome: "each day I love you a little mower" - isn't that just the cutest sentiment -- awwww!!



I also paired this with new Brick Embossing Folder which I inked up here and there with a little bit of brown ink. I created the clouds with the Clouds Border die and finished it off with some white gel pen faux stitching:






For my second card, I created a Happy Father's Day card using the same Punny Man stamp set and paired it with the new Starry Night Cutting Plate. I inked different shades of blue and then die cut the stars from it and placed a sheet of yellow cardstock behind it. 



I lined up a semi circle of hearts around the sentiment and then added a little red heart for a bit of pop and some silver and gold embossed circles here and there in the night's sky :



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please hop by Taylor's Blog for the complete blogroll and more details about this release!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Please stop by tomorrow for more release sneak peeks! Happy Monday and Happy May!!

hugs,
Sankari :)



Verve Divas - May Inspiration Hop - Happy Mother's Day Cardset

Hi Everyone, 

It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our May challenge is Let it Bloom

Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – just show us some blooms!

April Showers do bring May flowers and our yard is just starting to bloom with bright beautiful peonies! So in honor of our challenge and Mother's Day coming up, I wanted to create some bright florals using the Joyful Blooms stamp set with the Rounded Scallop Frame Die. I created a little cardset using these stamp sets ready to send out to the mother's in our lives


Here is a close up of one of the cards: I stacked the flowers together and then added a little bling to the centers and some liquid pearls to the white space to look like some embossing and then added a butterfly to the side with some bling for fun :)


Here is another view of the card set - Love how they turned out:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:: Joyful Blooms from Verve Stamps
A Cut Above Dies from VerveRounded Scallop Frame Die,
Inks: Lady Bug Red and Tuxedo Black inks from Memento
Papers: DP from Stash, Earl Grey (TE) Sugar Cube (TE)
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, Foam dimensional tape, bling, corner chomper, EK success scallop punch, butterfly punch from MS and liquid pearls

 Loved making these cards and can't wait to see what the DT has created with this challenge!! Please join in to the challenge and stamp away with us!! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!


  
1. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5. Sankari 
  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Taylored Expressions - May Release - Day 1 Sneak Peek: Starry Night Cutting Plate and Little Bits- MasonJar

Hi Everyone!!

Can you believe that it is already May?! I feel like I say this every month! It just feels like the days and nights are spinning by and I wish that things would just slow down a little bit!! We are celebrating May with an awesome release from Taylored Expressions where there is an explosion of new amazing stamps, dies and TE designer paper packs!

To start off with there is a wonderful new cutting plate called the Starry Night Cutting Plate. I paired this with the Downtown Border  to create a little night scene. This cutting plate reminds me of the movie "When Harry Met Sally" - Something about Meg Ryan looking out into the sky and Tom Hanks doing the same  thing a million miles away from each other and then meeting together on the top of the Empire Sate Building - so I challenged that image in creating this starry night. I first sponged the sky with the Clouds Border die and then cut out the stars with the cutting plate and layered the buildings in front:


Card Ingredients::
Stamps
: sentiment from the Under the Toadstool stamp set (TE)
Inks: Memento Nautical Navy, Teal Zeal and Bahama Blue
Papers (TE): Potato Chip, Oreao, Sugar Cube, Blue Corn
Taylored Dies: Downtown Border, Starry Cutting Plate, Cloud Border
Accessories: circle nestabilities, yellow stickles, white gel pen, Best Glue Ever and foam dimensional tape

I just loved making this card - so much fun creating a night sky scene and then creating something fun with a circle card :) Wish I could just play in my craft room all day (and then have someone else clean it when I am done! LOL!)

For my second card, I used the new Matched Kit: Summer Nights for all my cardstock and design paper needs! I used the new stamp set called: Of Thee I Sing for the sentiment and the lovely stamped musical notes and then used the Little Bits - Mason Jar that is filled with stars (from the Starry Nights Cutting Plate) that I "opened" up to release out the stars into the night sky:

Here is close up of the card and the Mason Jar with the stars, I laid over some clear acetate over it for a glass look and then added some bling and pennants for a fun and festive feel:



Card Ingredients:
Stamps
: Off Thee I Sing stamp set from TE
Papers: Matched Kit: Summer Nights from TE
Inks: Memento Inks: Teal Zeal from Memento Inks
Taylored Dies: Party Banner Border,Little Bits - Mason Jar
Accessories: circle nesties, Best Glue Ever, Foam Dimensionals, Gold Bling, Stars from the Starry night Cutting Plate and copics 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please hop by Taylor's Blog for the complete blogroll and more details about this release!


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Please stop by tomorrow for more release sneak peeks! Happy Monday and Happy May!!

hugs,
Sankari :)