In Stamping Mode

Friday, August 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions August Release

Hello again everyone! If you are looking for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge post, be sure to scroll down just one more post! Otherwise, I am SO pleased to share with you the final peeks AND release of the new sets, Tweet Hearts, Take Note, Take Note dies (three of them), and Garden Party Blooms dies (2 sets of 3!)

Now, I forgot to mention earlier that these TE exclusive dies are made from American Steel, manufactured right here in the USA! They will work in all your popular die cutting machines and can cut through cardstock, fabric, cork, chipboard, felt, metal, and whatever else you can shake a stick at! :) TOTALLY in love with these dies and I just know it's going to be another one of those "go-to" items for me!

And for my last sneak, before you're off to blog hop and shop, I am combining both new release sets together in a rather, clean and simple card. I know...do you think it can be done?? :)

It can! I always turn to white when I make my CAS cards...always so fresh...and clean! I knew that I wanted to actually use the negative space from my die as a focal image, so I started with my base cardstock and layered a smaller panel on top. I placed my bird from Tweet Hearts where I wanted him to be and then taped down the die (in relation to the bird) and then ran it through my Big Shot. I then laid my top panel back on my card base and positioned my stamp to fit perfectly through the die cut space. It worked like a charm! The rest came together very quickly! And can you see my boo-boo at the bottom? That's actually one of the border stamps from Tweet Hearts that I didn't stamp correctly. I liked the way it turned out though!!! Just goes to show, even a mistake can still work for ya. :) You think it's ok, right??

And I just NEED to mention this, since I neglected to on Wednesday....our very own, Jami Sibley concepted the Take Note stamp set!! I love it Jami!! And, of course, our wonderful illustrator Nancy McKinney did such a beautiful job visualizing it. I love, love, love it!

Finally, there are some great specials AND new additions to the TE store that you are going to have to check out!
First, Taylor has a new binding machine that is just the Cadillac of all binding machines called the Cinch! Be sure to check out the video she made on her blog HERE.
She is also carrying NEW...
FELT TRIOS!! 9" x 6" sheets of wool blend felt in lots of yummy colors. This felt works wonderfully with our dies. We are offering 3 sheets in a trio of colors for just $1.00 (Triple Berry Trio, Fresh Veggie Trio, Winter-fresh Trio and Sundae Topping Trio) and 4 sheets (2 of each color) in our Marshmallow Creme Duo for $1.25. We are also offering the I Want it All Bundle for just $5.25.

Now, let's be off to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen with Jami, Nancy, and our guest designer, Stacey, have to share!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by and I hope you have fun picking your new goodies out in the TE store. :)

13 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful! love you combined the 2 stamp sets and the die...clever girl!

Jami said...

Oh Melissa this card is pure heaven. I seriously want to run to my stamp room and CASE it right this minute! The die cut window is a definite *why didn't I think of that* moment! And that border at the bottom - I was going to tell you that I love the way you made this CAS card just a little shabby - mistakes are often a good thing! :)

Sankari W. said...

LOVe the die cut window Melissa - so sweet with the flowers and button and that little border at the bottom is awesome that way! Doesn't look like a mistake to me!!! YOU make a good day even Better!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

DoodleDee Designs said...

akkk this is just so beautiful - I love everything about it!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Sigh. . .just gorgeous Melissa!

Karen Giron said...

I love happy accidents! This is such a beautiful card - love the roses and that negative die cut! Clever girl!

md said...

belle, tres belle bravo md

Heather Jensen said...

I love that your CAS card is still feminine and soft. :)

Karen Motz said...

Totally adorable!! I love how you used the negative space for the stamped image...i never would have thought of that!

Donna said...

Girl, you can do it all can't you? Love your cas and totally did not recognize the stamp on the bottom, love it when a boo boo turns out all right!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! Love the negative image, recessed.....VERY pretty!

Carolina said...

Seriously in love with this beauty!!! Brilliant to use it as a cut out window and the perfect amount of embellishments! Beautiful shabby chic CAS! Hugs & Smiles!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! This is GORGEOUSNESS Melissa! LOVE how you used the die to create a frame (genius!!!) and the CAS design is AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

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