In Stamping Mode

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 3


Welcome back everyone!! I'm sooo glad you are here today because this is just going to be a monster of a post!!!! Today we are sneaking 3 new sets...1 full-sized set called Kid at Heart, a mini-set called A Little Love, and finally, a full-sized set of Cuppie's friends called Sweet Friends. So...we also have a "little" addition to the Design team today that I am just THRILLED to announce as members!!! My 6-year old son is a proud card-carrying member of the....
Tiny Chef Design team!!!

Taylor had the BRILLIANT idea of having some of our children make Valentine's for their classmates using the new Kid at Heart stamp set...and get this...coupled with the Kid's Valentine Card Kit!!!

And well...I also have a 3 year old daughter, Catie, who just couldn't resist "assisting" her older brother with his projects...

She seriously spent probably 10-15 minutes so meticulously coloring her project with my Spica Glitter pens. And let me tell you, she loved every single minute! Just goes to show...even your 3 year old can complete this project!!!

And here they are so proudly showing off their Valentine projects...which they LOVED!! I have to tell you this too....Harrison completed his project from start to finish ALL ON HIS OWN!!! All I did was pick the color scheme and he did the stamping, die-cutting, adhering...everything! I'm such a proud momma! :)



Catie's completed project...do you think she colored enough of the gumball machine? She must have been bound and determined to not have one square inch exposed!




Harrison just loved the greetings to match those images. He kept giggling about it and was already picking out which friends should get which Valentines. :)

What an absolutely FUN project!!! If you have kids or grandkids or even friends with kids, this is such a WONDERFUL craft to do together...both of you will have such a grand time making them!

Now...let me continue with MY design team commitments! So, I chose one of the images from the Kid at Heart stamp set that the kiddos got to play with and that was the Cupcake image. This release I've been completely into doing more 3D projects so I created a cupcake topper for my Cupcake image!


I stamped the frame from the set in Warm Red Colorbox Chalk ink and then die cut it out with the coordinating Take Note #3 die. I then cut out some patterned paper from the Valentine's Project Pantry kit for an inside background for my frame. I stamped my cupcake with Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic markers in R32, R35, and R37. I wanted my topper to match my yummy Red Velvet Cupcake so I left the top white and glittered it up for funsies. :)

Since I couldn't resist buying just one cupcake, I wanted to show how you could also make another simple topper with the set, A Little Love.


Another super adorable topper made to match that yummy Strawberry Lemon swirl cupcake. I stamped one of the frames from the set (there are 3!!) in Yellow Ochre Colorbox Chalk and then stamped my sentiment with Pixie Pink ink. I also stamped the hearts from the set and fussy cut those out and then added some dimension with some Crystal Effects. I glittered up the border hearts for fun as well. :)

And finally I wanted to make one last project just to show how well these two sets work together!


A matching card to go with the cupcake!! I actually used the frame from the From the Heart set with coordinating From the Heart Frame die as a border for my main image. The border was stamped in Warm Red Colorbox Chalk and I stamped the leaf stems with Sage Shadow ink. The hearts were stamped with Warm Red Colorbox again and then I topped it with some fluffy glitter that was included in the Valentine's Project Pantry. All my paper and ribbon were also from the Valentine's Project Pantry and that yummy hearts impression you see is from the new Hearts Impression Plate! The heart behind my frame is actually from the Classic Hearts Nestabilities.

So what do you think?!?! A lot to take in today, I know!!! Well, the Bakers have so much more to share and you will get to meet more Tiny Chefs!!! Please be sure to visit:
Finally, tomorrow morning is the big release and one last roundup from the team on all the new sets and accessories that will be for sale! See you back here tomorrow and thanks sooo much for looking and hanging in there with me. :)

18 comments:

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous projects, love the little kids faces, they are so proud!!

Taylor said...

Mmmmm....mmmmm... of course I'm in love with your cupcake pick and I'd like to just reach through the screen and eat the cupcake! :)

Harrison, your Valentines turned out really cute and way to go on doing it all by yourself! You're quite the talented stamper!

Catie, I love your gumball machine! You colored it so pretty with the glitter pens!

Thank you both for joining the Tiny Chefs! You did a great job!

Dana White said...

OMG the Tiny Chef's in your house are super talented! All the sparkle and glitter

Your project is fantastic love how you matched up the cupcake with those delicious looking ones!

Christine from FL said...

Katie and Harrison did a wonderful job on their cards!!

Rachelle said...

I love your blog and your projects! I am a new follower.
Rachelle
rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Wow great job by the whole family...what fun to craft together

Lea L. said...

Each and every project here is darling! I love the cute cupcake toppers! ♥♥♥

Tori Wild said...

WOW Melissa-- These are all fabulous and i just loved Catie's meticulous spica coloring on the gumball machine!! She's got mad coloring skills already!! Harrison stamped better than most adults that I've seen!! You have a couple of talented little artists!

Your projects are all amazing this release too- oh and that Strawberry Lemon cupcake is TEMPTING me big time!! YUMMM!!!

Regina Mangum said...

Yummy treats for your wee sweeties! Your kids are so cute and they are so talented! I love all your projects. Just darling! XOXO

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great idea to make cup cake tags with the die cuts. Love it.

Julie Hoffman said...

Catie and Harrison made ADORABLE valentines! I'm sure the recipients will absolutely LOVE them! What a great project for the kids! Thanks for the inspiration!

I LOVE your cupcake toppers! Great idea! They are adorable with the coordinating card!

Rose said...

Adorable cupcake picks and beautiful card, I can't wait to see everything tomorrow, your design team girls have been real teasers.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Melissa, your projects are ADORABLE! And so are your kids! Too cute! Their projects are just TOO CUTE!

Viola Mahr said...

how ADORABLE are your children!? :) I'm in love with your sweet lil girl. Hug her for me...

And, I love their projects, but they're slightly odd in a way I can't put my finger on... yours are WAY better!! =) chuckles...

Karen Giron said...

Catie and Harrison, your cards are absolutely cute and perfect! Great job on your coloring Catie!

Melissa, your cupcake tags make those delicious treats look even more delish!!

Karen Motz said...

Catie and Harrison, your Valentine projects are amazing!!! I love all the coloring!!!

Melissa, I love the little cupcake 'flag'. And those cupcakes are making me hungry!!!

Nancy said...

Catie and Harrison, your mom must be so proud! Absolutely adorable. ; )

She looks just like you, Melissa. Just too cute!

terisplace said...

AWWW! That is so cool! They did a great job!

Teri

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