In Stamping Mode

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Taylored Expressions October Release Day!

Howdy everyone! The time has finally come and all of the new sets, dies, pantry kits, and accessories are now LIVE!!! We've been some busy little bees preparing a boatload of projects for you this week and I hope you have enjoyed seeing every single one! And to whet your appetite even further, we have one last set of projects to share with you today. I must admit, I said the other day that yesterday's project was by far my favorite, but I'm thinking today's project may have just taken that new "favorite" position! You see, back in August, Taylor made this ADORABLE little home decor item from the Mini Acrylic Accordian Album and once I saw it, it just stuck in my head that I HAD to make something equally as cute for Christmas!



What do you think?! I know this may look like it's a lot of work, but it actually didn't take too long at all!! I think the longest part is letting the glue dry when adhering all the glitter...and that's because I may be a wee bit impatient. :) Do you do that too? Glue things down when they're still wet because you just can't wait? Yeah...guilty as charged here.

I DID use a lot of new stamps on this though. :) I think altogether I used FOUR of the new sets! All of the papers and most of all the accessories came straight from the Snow Day Project Pantry Kit. And any of the rest of the accessories are available right in the store!



I started with stamping a snowflake tab from the Keeping Tabs set and using the coordinating Keeping Tabs Die to cut it out to add some interest to my first panel. I also stamped one of the snowflakes from Winter Wonderland in White Staz-on ink onto acetate and then die cut that out with the coordinating Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Die. The sentiment came straight from the gorgeous Sparkle & Cheer set.


And just for funsies, I used one of the chipboard houses from the Houses Mini Chipboard set as a substitute "E." I made a neato discovery on this second die cut snowflake that I did! I wanted a little more dimension to my snowflake and tried die cutting it on Grunge PAPER and it worked beautifully! Misty Blue glitter would look absolutely perfect on this snowflake but I had to settle with a Turquoise. Gonna have to put that Misty Blue on my next order! :)


Ok, are you totally with me on loving these tabs?!?! I love it on this project and that adds some visual interest up and away from the main panels. I used another sentiment from the Sparkle & Cheer set and the stars stamped are from there as well! The sweet gingham flower is currently sold out in the store, but how cute would these pink and green ones look?! Equally as good I say! :)


I hope you have been inspired, and well, if you haven't, there's more inspiration to be had on my fellow Bakers Blogs! Please give them a visit and I hope you have a BLAST shopping in the Taylored Expressions store! Come back and let me know what you got! :)

I sooo appreciate your visit and your sweet comments!!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!

18 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh, I just ordered one of these from the TE store!! LOVE LOVE LVOE this, Melissa!! So adorable! Oh, and yes, I'm impatient, too!!

Karen Giron said...

OK, seriously. This is my new fave too!! Love the little tree in the frame and your house E - so cute! If you are looking for a place to send your "past" faves, please send them along to me. I'll give them a loving home :)

Sankari W. said...

HOLY SPARKLE AND CHEER Batman!!! This is amazing Melissa - seriously - this is the most amazing little accordian item - I feel the Christmas cheer already sprinkling down - girl this is absolutely fabulous!!!
Seriously - this is FABUlous!!!
big hugs,
Sankari :)

Basement Stamper said...

What a darling creation! Love what you did.

Laura.K said...

Lovely, lovely and gorgeous. I love it.
I must try one, maybe it will take me ages, but I must try it.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy Hannah Montana!! This is one FABULOUS super sparkly creation! You are SO amazing! I LOVE to visit your blog and see your gorgeous creations!!

Regina Mangum said...

Okay, SHUT UP. This is SO FREAKIN' CUTE I CAN'T GET OVER IT! I want this on my mantle (okay, I don't have a mantle, but if I did I would put it there and never take it down.) 'nuf said. XOXO

Karen Motz said...

Goodness girl!!! You knocked it out of the park!!!!!! This is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Jami said...

Melissa....I...ummm...I...oh....wow...I mean.....uh.......*SPEECHLESS!*

Jami said...

Oh and ...I DO have a mantle!

Rose said...

Wow, Melissa!!! How incredibly SPECTACULARLY cute is that!!! So awesome, girl!

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute project Melissa. Love the glitter. :)

Tori Wild said...

This is FREAKIN' FANTASTIC---I seriously want this--- it matches all of my downstairs christmas stuff--- So when are you going to be making them to put on Etsy!?!? :) You had some incredible projects this release!! Gorgeous stuff!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fantastic creation, lots to keep my eyes busy here, thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH MY GOLLY, look at this fabulousness! I just LOVE this Melissa! What an awesome creation!

Karin said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.....I love this project you have pictured here. I want to do it! So cute!

Charlene Austin said...

SHUT UP! Shut up, shut up, shut up! I say that in the nicest, most awe struck way of course. Girl....you are way talented!

Danielle Lounds said...

OH MY WORD! How could I have missed seeing this earlier. THIS ROCKS! Over the top spectacular! :) Makes me want to break out the one I have waiting to be altered... but wait I need to sit in awe of yours for a while longer!

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