Monday, December 5, 2016

TE Sneak Peek Day 1: Sweet and Loved

It's the first day of sneak peeks for the December release from Taylored Expressions!!  This release is all about sweetness and love and music!  Everything you see in the next four days of peeks will be available on Thursday, December 8th at 7 a.m. PST. Let me show you some sweetness and love on my first card!

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I am a huge fan of word dies.  In this release we have Loved Script die and Sweet Script die. I especially love word dies when they come with coordinating stamps like How Sweet It Is.  (The stamp set also comes with stamps for "sweet" and "loved".)  There is such a variety of fun uses in one set of stamps and a set of word dies.

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Did you notice the conversation hearts?  That's the new Filled with Love Stamp and Die Combo. There are nine hearts on one stamp and you can cut them with a single die.  I used them as a colorful little accent, but I'm also thinking shaker cards. Maybe using Mason Jar dies and Mason Jar stamps? Hmmm....

Here's what's on this card - but be sure to keep reading for a chance at prizes and another sneak peek.


Before I share a peek at another set, I'm excited to tell you that Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Over the last year, Taylored Expressions has released Stroke of Genius and Stroke of Genius 2 - full of paint strokes and scribbles and swooshes and circles.  What would be an exciting addition?  What about Stroke of Genius-Valentine!  I used all three sets on this card.

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There are so many fun hearts in this set, I felt a little bad just using one of them, but I'll be using some of the others over the course of this week.  I'll use this card for my husband or one of my teenage sons and I know them well enough that even the three little accents/bling is probably a bit over the top for them - so I kept the overall card very simple.

Here's a close-up of the pieces.  The scribble backdrop is Stroke of Genius 2, the swoosh is Stroke of Genius.  The "love" die cut is an extra piece to the Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate - I thought it had a simple, masculine style. 

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Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for links to all of the other designers and to enter the question of the day contest.


Besides the following I also used a silver dot.  I stamped off the Earl Grey multiple times for the background scribble.


Karren said...

Such gorgeous cards, Kim! The first one is fabulous with its big sentiment and the second has such a fun look to it.

Lisa said...

That sentiment has put a new song into my head LOL!! Terrific cards Kim!

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Loved how you used the sentiments, Kim, as the focal point of your cards. Simply beautiful. Hugs

Barb Finnical said...

I love your card Kim! The colors are perfect together and really pop. I just had to share it on Pinterest!