Today is the second day of sneak peeks for the Taylored Expressions upcoming release of the 3rd annual Petite Palooza where 14 petite stamp sets with coordinating dies will be released tomorrow! That's a WHOLE lot of craft therapy right there! Oh yea!
I have two stamp sets to sneak peeks from today - the first is an adorable stamp set called Bugs & Balloons - which comes with 5 dies!!! You can make either a hot air balloon or a ladybug with this stamp set - its a hard choice - they are both so cute! I decided to make a hot air balloon (or two ;) this time around and created a little scene using the Build A Scene: Rolling Hills and Swirly Clouds. I love the sweet little flower and heart dies that come with this set - I used some of the hearts on the hot air balloons and the others I used to decorate the rolling hills:
I popped up the swirly cloud on some dimensionals and then popped up the hot air balloon with some more dimensionals - here is closer look at the hills, flowers, balloons and heart:
Card Ingredients Stamps: Bugs & Balloons from Taylored Expressions Inks: Memento tuxedo Black, Canteloupe, Chalk ink: Coral Papers: Bazzil green card stock, Choice Snow White card stock, Accessories: Bugs & Balloons coordinating dies, Build A Scene: Rolling Hills, Cloud Border Die, dimensionals, bling and ribbon
For my second card, I created a little card set using the stamp set: From Me To You stamp set that was a freebie from the September release but is being released tomorrow for purchase! I LOVE the fonts in this stamp set - and the label shape is so fun and whimsical! I used the Reach for the Stars border die to create some stars shooting out of the happy birthday sentiment in different colors and then added some bling to their centers.
Here is a closer peek at the sentiment - I love the fun feel of the sentiment and was going to make two with the same ribbon colors - but ran out of the pink - so I thought it would be fun to make the other one in blue :)
Here are the two cards side by side - I couldn't decide whether to put the bow facing toward the sentiment or away from the sentiment - which way do you like better? I still can't decide :-)
Stamps:: From Me To You stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black
Papers: Choice Snow White Cardstock, Bazzill assorted colors card stock and Basic Grey 6x6 DP (Knee Highs)
Accessories: Reach for the Stars border, Label Stacklets 3, Foam Dimensionals, bling, ribbon (pink satin), chunky glitter and Best Glue Ever
I loved making these fun cards - so so so cute! I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has created with all of these fun stamp sets - please hop with me and check them out!!