Monday, May 04, 2009
Welcome to the second day of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions! Mark your calendars for tomorrow, May 5th at 8am PST, when two new stamp sets, a Key Ingredients Kit, and much more will be released at the TE Store! Today the Baker’s Dozen and I are sharing sneak peeks using the newest set in the Whimsical Wishes collection, Boys Will Be Boys! All of the creations you’ll see from the Baker’s Dozen also use elements from the Father’s Day Key Ingredients kit being released this month. You’ll find something for every man in your life in this one must-have masculine set! I decided to get a head start on my dad’s Father’s Day gifts with my sneak peek projects. I picked up these wood letters at Michael’s and covered them with patterned paper from the Key Ingredients kit. My dad is a big golfer so I decided to decorate the letters with a golf theme. I thought this might be something he could set out on a shelf in his office or on his desk. I tied the taupe satin ribbon around the wood letter and then tied on the golf bag charm (more on how you can get your hands on these cool charms below!) with silver cording. Then I stamped the golf scene onto kraft paper and colored it with Copic markers. I cut it out and adhered it to the wood letter with foam tape. Of course I needed a matching card for my gift and I wanted to do something simple without a lot of embellishment so it was more ‘manly’ than cutesy. I stamped the same golf scene onto kraft cardstock and colored it with Copics. I cut and embossed the image with a Labels Three die and sponged around the edges with white pigment ink. The patterned paper, cardstock, and ric rac are part of the Father’s Day Key Ingredients. I punched the ‘par-fect’ sentiment with the Stampin’ Up large oval punch and hand-cut the teal layer. I could hear the glitter calling from the shelf and it was tough to resist, but in the end I like the simple look and I think my dad will too. If you’re reading this, Dad, I hope you like your Father’s Day present! That’s it for my projects today, but I still have more to tell you about. I want to give you a heads up on the Boys Will Be Boys Bundle we’re offering with the release tomorrow. The bundle includes the new Boys Will Be Boys stamp set, the Father’s Day Key Ingredients, an assortment of five charms to coordinate with the images in the stamp set (you can see these charms below… aren’t they fun!?), 8 sheets of metal (perfect for manly-man cards and gifts), and 10 gift card holders. The total value of these products is $54.85, but when you purchase them as part of the bundle it’s only $49.95. In addition, you’ll receive a roll of our 1/4″ sticky tape (a $7.00 value) FREE! As I said before, the Boys Will Be Boys Bundle will be available with all of our new releases tomorrow, May 5th at 8am PST.
You thought I was done, right? Just stick with me for a few more minutes because you don’t want to miss this next announcement! Every Monday in May we’ll be offering new products for sale at Taylored Expressions! You’ll want to keep checking our What’s the Deal category at the TE Store to see what’s on sale for that week. During the week of May 4th – May 10th we’re having our Flowers for Mom sale. Flower related products are 15% off this week…. Flower Soft, Felt Flowers, and even our new Fresh Flowers stamp set! You’ll find it all here!
Thanks for stopping by for the second day of sneak peeks! Make sure you stop by and see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has to share today: Ana Wohlfahrt, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jen del Muro, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Karen Motz, Laura Fredrickson, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman