Monday, May 1, 2017

TE Sneak Peeks Day 1: Twinkles and Booms

It's the first day of sneak peeks for the May release from Taylored Expressions! Any release that starts out with "twinkles" and "booms" has got to be a good one - and this is most definitely a good one.  There's a big focus on the men in our lives (with a sprinkling of flowers and stars!)  Everything you see in the next four days of sneak peeks will be available on Thursday, May 4th. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

Even though my style leans toward "clean", there's nothing better than a good background.  The right background can add so much interest to a simple card. Check out the new Twinkle Twinkle Background.

TE Twinkle Twinkle

Clearly I just used it on the oval - but it is a full-size background!  And I stuck with a space theme (because I wanted to use the new sentiment!) but I can think of so many other options for twinkly, sparkly cards.  Birthdays are twinkly!  Baby cards could be twinkly!  Christmas is definitely twinkly!!

TE Twinkle Twinkle

My earth diecut is part of a glove in Whole Wide World.  The banner is the Stitched Banner Stacklet - I cut it halfway, then turned the die around and cut the other half.

Here's the supply list for this card and be sure to keep reading for a chance at prizes and for another sneak peek!


There are two special deals for you this month.  First, the sentiment on my first card is from Space Cadet.  The set is also full of charming astronauts and other space icons.  For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! If you're not a Crafty Points member, it's free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 82 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: Taylored Expressions.

We are also 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!

To along with the masculine theme of this month, we have the new stamp set Pow!Boom!Wow! and another background called Dizzy Dots which is works perfectly for this set and any other fun (and especially cartoonish) sets.  This time, I wanted you to see the entire background - so I simply cut my son's name out of the middle of a stamped background.

TE Pow!Boom!Wow!

Then I added the bubble and put the word "boom" inside (there are multiple bubbles and words in this set!).  A tiny little bomb and a coordinating sentiment - and it's a perfect card for a young man!!

TE Pow!Boom!Wow!

You most definitely have to check out how the rest of the  design team used this background - my jaw dropped when I saw how cute the cards were!

Tomorrow I'll have a set of great stars and we might have a little emergency!  Be sure to head over to the TE blog for links to the rest of the creative team and to enter the question of the day contest!



Colleen Howell said...

Oh my I love them both, they are so cute

snappy scrappy said...

FABBY designs!

Happy Dance said...

All of a sudden, I'm smitten with background stamps...and a new release with both twinkles and dots! LOVE them both!! Your cards are fabulous. The first is perfect for boys/men, as is your second! Great designs, great colors, and those Pow!Boom!Wow! stamps are very cool. Looks like I'll be shopping soon, lol!!! Bev

Lisa Elton said...

CUTE cards!! Love the colors on the birthday card!!