Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek 2: Dad's Day!

It's day 2 of sneak peeks for the May release from Taylored Expressions!!  My cards today are about dads - the chief of the charcoal, boss of the barbecue, and all around awesome guy!

Be sure to check all of the other designers starting on the Taylored Expressions blog because there is just too much for one designer to show off in just a few days.

All the products that I have used are linked at the bottom, but remember that new products aren't live until Thursday, May 7th, 7 a.m. PST.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

"Boss of the barbeque" is definitely an appropriate title for the dad in my house.  My husband loves to cook - I think he'd cook every night of the week (particularly if somebody cleaned up after him.)  I'd let him except (1) he makes a mess and (2) he is only a meat and potatoes guy.  I love what he grills, but I am definitely not a barbecue connoisseur, so it starts to taste the same after awhile. (We have added a smoker to the patio and it is a wonderful addition to his repertoire.)

Taylored Expressions has a serious of dies this month that work perfectly for the BBQ guy in your life.  My card uses Little Bits - Grill and Little Bits - Hamburger (which is actually a sneak peek of a sneak peek since the burger is rolling out tomorrow).  TE is also releasing a beer mug and lots of other grilled food condiments.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man

The sentiments is from the new set Punny Man.  There are lots of other puns involving mowers and ties and tees and anchors - all of which have coordinating dies!!

Taylored Expressions Boss of the BBQ close

I also used a new embossing folder Brick.  I inked the folder with white ink before I embossed to better see the mortar between the bricks.  The tag is from the new Build a Tag 4 - this is the big tag - you'll see more on the next card.

I went for a more "serious" look on this next card - but with a sarcastic sentiment.

Taylored Expressions My Favorite Dad

The background is the new Argyle Cutting Plate - LOVE it!!  I added a few strips of cardstock behind every other stripe.  

Taylored Expressions Argyle Cutting

From the Build a Tag 4 I used the smaller tag, the square and a little accent piece behind my Potty People (love the name!)

Taylored Expressions My Favorite Dad Close

Both of these are going to work for my son's to give to dad.  My youngest son is the grillmaster and my oldest son has the same conservative style and outlook as my husband so the argyle works.  

There's a lot of other sneak peeks - start with the Taylored Expressions blog, leave a comment for a chance to win, and then visit the other designers.

Come back tomorrow for toadstools and movies!


Remember, links to new products won't work until Thursday.

Boss of the Barbeque

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  1. Awesome sneak peeks, Kim!! So many great details!!! That little cheeseburger die set is so super fun!!

  2. Two more delights, Kim. Your first card would be perfect for my husband; he loves to BBQ and to cook. Me: I'm the salad chef, so between the two of us, he gets to eat what he wants, as do I. Your second card: such fun! Love that sentiment...and the argyle, of course!

  3. Both are perfect for Father's Day Kim!! My hubby sort of hovers close by the grill when he's grilling. I tell him he can sit down, it's not going anywhere!!

  4. Oh Kim! These are fantastic, and my wish list has just gotten out of control after seeing your cards!I especially love your Argyle Cutting Plate card...the sentiment is pretty close to something my sisters and I tell our dad all the time, lol! Your cards are so full of details and delights. You are truly the "cardmaster!!" Really wonderful. Bev

  5. Love the sentiment on the dad card - too funny! And the bbq scene is very cool.

  6. Fun cards! The hamburger is cute! Love the way you layered your card cover on the second, nice color combo!

  7. What great sneak peeks!! I LOVE that fun barbecue card. The argyle on the second card ROCKS. On my wishlist now!! FABULOUS cards!!


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