Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Taylored Expressions: Ooey Gooey and Chill Out

It's the second day of sneak peeks for the June release from Taylored Expressions!  It's all about summer and today I have some fabulous summer treats.  Everything you see during our sneak peeks will be available on Thursday, June 7th. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog.

What is better in the summer than a popsicle?!  We have a fabulous new set called Chill Out with a wide variety of cool popsicle-related sentiments and some charming faces - which works perfectly with the new Block Party - Popsicles.

Taylored Expressions Coolest Pop

I cut the popsicles from the new Blue Raspberry cardstock leaving enough of a border for strips of adhesive to make a shaker.  The faces from the stamp set were too cute to miss - and seemed perfect for Father's Day!  I added a strip of fabulous bright colors from the new paper pack Hello Sunshine. Then added a piece of acrylic, strips of adhesive, some Vanilla Creme Shaker Filling and backed it with another piece from Hello Sunshine.

Taylored Expressions Coolest Pop

Any father will love this because I know they've seen all of those faces (although maybe less of the happy ones than they would like!)   Having said that, the stamp set has so many other sentiments - birthday, summer, "let's chill", "stay cool" and so much more.  This is a great all-around summer set!

Here's the supply list for this project but keep scrolling down for another summer treat!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE blog to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Now we have my all-time favorite summer treat - s'mores!!  Just like with the popsicles, there's a stamp set full of sentiments and faces, Ooey Gooey Stamp & Die Combo including a stamped s'more with a die to cut it out.  Then there's another die set called S'more Than Feeling that can stand alone or can coordinate and adds a few items like the fire and the stick.

Taylored Expressions Ooey Gooey Goodness

We often do s'mores with our fire pit on our deck in town - and for awhile, we even had an indoor s'more maker, but every time we have them, I close my eyes and am transported to a lakeside or a forest or a mountain!  So I pulled out my all-time favorite Birch Tree Cutting Plate and did a tone-on-tone background.  I created a sign with the new Pineapple cardstock.  I used a sentiment from the stamp set - with the s'more scene created from the die set.

Taylored Expressions Ooey Gooey Goodness

I brush a bit of Toffee on the marshmallows so they are toasted.  That's an ongoing argument in my family.  My guys like to watch them burn and then they eat them black.  Yuck.  I like a light toasting just like on the card and I focus on each marshmallow so there are no flames!!  Now that I think about it - I plan to use this for my husband's summer birthday, I probably need to add some black to those marshmallows!!

Be sure to head over to the TE blog for more ideas and inspiration.  Then come back tomorrow for a patriotic day!



F. Andre said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. The first is so bright and happy, perfect for summer. The colour palette on your second card is just perfect.

Trina P. said...

Wonderful cards... so fun! Love these punny sets.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh these are cute! Love the marshmallows. That was my childhood summer for years!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! Love the s'more one. :)