Hey there crafty friends! I’ve been so excited for today because we’re beginning our sneak peeks for the June release! I’ve been begging for summer weather around here and while it’s rainy and cool here today at least all of the Baker’s Dozen projects will put me in the mood for the summer sun whenever it decides to arrive! All of the new products we’re sneak peeking will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 6th at 8am PST at the TE Store. So let’s get to the goodies!

My nephew has a birthday coming up this summer and he’s getting to the age where robots and trains just aren’t ‘cool’ anymore. So here’s what I made for him using the new Ride the Wave stamp set: 

I just LOVE how this card turned out! I started with a piece of Choice Buttercream cardstock and built my scene on there. I used the new Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate to paper piece the top half of the card using patterned papers from Crate Paper The Pier 6×6 pad. Then I added the wavy pattern to the bottom portion. I embossed the silhouette surfer over the top with navy embossing powder. Then I embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment in white. I popped up a coordinating cardstock frame, added enamel dots to the corners, and some jute twine around the bottom of the frame. The whole framed piece is popped up on a Kraft cardstock base
For my second card, I wanted to show how the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate is super versatile and can be used for all kinds of cards (not just to create a sunshine). Many of you stopped by last week to see the big news that we’re expecting our second child this October. I asked you to participate in a gender guessing game and you’ve been patiently waiting for the announcement. Well, here it is in the form of a card:
Yep, Madelyn will be enjoying tea parties and playing dress up with a little sister! If history repeats itself I’ll be the one who is outnumbered as Madi is such a daddy’s girl. *grin* Thanks to all of you for the heartfelt congratulations! The winner of our baby-riffic prize package for correctly guessing the gender is Julia Aston! Julia, please contact me to claim your prize!
Now for a few details on the card. I started by die cutting the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate from Choice Buttercream cardstock and several coordinating patterned papers from the October Afternoon Cakewalk collection and Crate Paper The Pier collection. I pieced all of these together on top of the Kraft card base. Then I use the giraffe image from Oh What a Day and It’s a Girl sentiment from Bringing Home Baby. Also new this month are the Pinking Circle Stacklets which I used on this card to layer the image.
The thing I love most about this card is that it looks difficult and time consuming, but it wasn’t!
Thanks so much for stopping by here today! You’ll definitely want to pop over to the rest of the Baker’s Dozen blogs to see what they’ve designed with some of these new products (and others that I haven’t shown!):

Carole Burrage

Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley

Jen Shults

Joan Ervin

Kerri Michaud

Sankari Wegman

Shannon White

Shelly Mercado

Stephanie Kraft

Tammie Edgerton

Taylor VanBruggen

Wanda Guess