Thursday, August 5, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 2!!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

I am so excited for round 2 of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions, where today we are previewing a totally tweet stamp set that Taylor will be releasing tomorrow called Tweet Hearts that was designed by the gorgeous and sweet Nancy McKinney (who also has the most divine dimples!!!) This set is a total must-have - it has sentiments for all occasions and my favorite thing about this set is that it makes for some easy and quick stamping!

While we were at CHA, Taylor created a make-and-take that was super cute and quick stamping using the July Key Ingredients and so when I sat down to create my project for today - ALL I could think of was those papers and the fun clean lines of that cute make-and-take! I pulled out my papers and thought it would be fun to create some little CAS notecards that featured all the sentiments in this awesome set!

I thought it would be fun to hold all the notecards in a little birdhouse - so I altered this cute little birdhouse holder that I found on sale with papers from the July Key Ingredients kit (and can I just say that the amount of papers that comes in a KI kit is amazing! I still have so many papers left after everything that I made when I got this kit and after using it today! If you haven't signed up for the Key Ingredients program, you have to check it out). Here is a picture of the whole birdhouse:

Isn't that little birdie so tweet :) I used the die that we peeked yesterday for the main image panel. All of the Taylored Dies are manufactured in the US (made of American steel) and work in every die-cutting machine (Cuttlebug, Bigshot, etc.) and all the dies coordinate with the TE stamps to allowing perfect cutting everytime (even cuts felt, magnets, cork, etc!).

Here is a closer peek at the altered birdhouse. I LOVE the sentiment: I {heart} you !!! Awww!I created the roof with some scallops of alternating orange and brown colors (all from the July KI kit)
he embossed the sides and top front for a weathered look :) the front of the birdhouse is also decorated using the same Taylored Die and uses the Cloudy Background stamp set and I adorned some flowers by adding some half moon pearls. When you open the ribbon on the top - you can pull out the notecards and envelopes (5 envelopes, 5 notecards): Here is a picture of the birdhouse opening and of the notecards.
For my notecards today, I used one of my sweet little Taylored Die in my Big Shot and cut out 5 white shapes and then stamped them assembly line style. I love the fact that there is no coloring (don't get me wrong, I love me some copics!) but it was so much fun to stamp simply and be done quick! I sponged the edges in some blue ink. I stamped the flower border stamp and then added some papers from the KI for a border. I stamped all of the different sentiments on the bottom left hand corner and popped up the image panel in the center:

Here is a picture of each of the 5 cards with the different sentiments: You're so Tweet, Tweethearts, Congratulations, You Make a Good Day Better, and You Make me Smile! Don't you love all the sentiments (and the ones I used above in the birdhouse are just too sweet):

I love the sweet little heart trio stamp - I added a little but of stickles for a little glitz :)

Isn't that smaller little birdie so cute! I love those two tweethearts together!

There are three different shapes of leaves in this stamp set which makes it fun to create some quick whimsy :) I stamped the smaller of the two leaves in different inks randomly on the branch:
There are also different flower stamps in this set and I love the flower border and used one of the flower stamps to embellish the branch - stamped, punched it out and popped it up with a little bit of bling in the center:

This stamp set has soooo many possibilities and you can create lots of fun and quick cards for any occasion! I absolutely loved creating this little gift of notecards and birdhouse and can't wait to see what all the girls have created with this totally tweet set!!! :))) Come along and surf with me to their amazing blogs!!!
our wonderful illustrator: Nancy McKinney

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today -
Please stop in tomorrow for
all the release day festivities Taylored Expressions!!!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Brandi said...

Oh these are gorgeous!!! Love everything, which is not good because I just cleaned my craft room and I really don't need any more supplies! :) Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

Lori Craig said...

This is darling... I am left wondering why Mr. BlueBird is only in one of the middle pictures. :) So good to see you last week! Hugs!

Brooke S said...

LOVE IT GIRL! you are so stinkin' clever.
Truly beautiful "Sankari Color Scheme"


Taylor said...

This is so fabulous, Sankari!! Where in the world did you find such an adorable notecard holder! I love all the adorable cards you created for the inside too!

Jackie Pedro said...

Sheesh.....this is freakin' fantastic, my sweet friend!!! The treehouse is outta this world!!! And the card set???? Fantastico!!!

Jodi Collins said...

Holy GUACAMOLE! Seriously, I KNEW...before I even headed on over here, that you would make a birdhouse. I also knew that it would be MAGNIFICENT, and clearly, you didn't dissapoint!!! You are WAY too much of a rockstar girlie!!! WOW!!

Jami said...

I love love love the idea of a notecard set made with these stamps and all the different sentiments. I just might have to make one! And your little birddhouse is over the top fabulous! Someone will be very lucky to receive that as a gift!

Natalie said...

Oh my that birdhouse is over the top!! Love it!! Your notecards are perfect, love that for a gift giving occasion,(I've got lots of family that would love a gift set like this!) wonderful inspiration

Carolina said...

What a fun and adorable idea! The birdhouse is gorgeous and how you were able to fit so much into that little die ~ just WOW! Hugs & Smiles!!!

DG said...

OMG this birdhouse is stunning and jaw dropping. I knew before I headed over here you would have something spectacular, but this was way beyond that and made me gasp out loud LOL. It was like having a mini asthma attack hehehe :P You truly are a superstar :)

Rose said...

OH MY GOSH your birdhouse box and card set is AWESOME. Wow, the colors just pop all over the place!

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! No really they are..> GORGEOUS!!!

xx S

Regina Mangum said...

You are just incredible! This is perfect and sweet and I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! XOXO

Nancy said...

Sankari, I'm a little speechless here. WOW! Your birdhouse is amazing and your style is so strongly Sankari. I LOVE IT!

Laurie Chilton said...

Sankari I am speechless..... you are one talented lady!!! I LOVE it!!! and the note cards are just too darn cute. Absolutely stunning! Hugs :)

cgargus said...

What a beautiful set! So creative! I love it!!!

cnelson said...

sooooooooooo darling!!! you never cease to amaze!

Karen Giron said...

What a super cute set! Love those rich colors and all that texture too. You, my friend, are amazing!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh WOW! What an awesome idea, Sankari! I LOVE the birdhouse as a card holder. . .you're a genius!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my WORD! What a beautiful and amazing project. Such gorgeous details! Beautiful craftsmanship Sankari!

Karen Motz said...

Get out with the cuteness!!!! OMG...that birdhouse is gorgeous and I love love LOVE the sweet notecards too!!!

Simonetta Bois (Simmie) said...

Your so Tweet and Praying for you cards have little brass beads(?) on them. Can you tell me what they really are and where you got them? Thank you.

The cards are beautiful!