Jan 11, 2017
Hey there, crafty friends! It’s the last day of sneak peeks before all of our new products are available for purchase at the TE webstore starting at 7am PST! Today we’ve got a few more stamps and stamp & die combos that are too cute to keep to myself, so let’s get started!
Just in case you’ve missed out on the past couple days of sneak peeks, you’ll want to know about our special offer during our January Release to earn double crafty points on our Exercise Grumplings Bundle:
For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Exercise Grumplings 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 the Exercise Grumplings Bundle which includes the stamp set and the coordinating set of dies.
Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 7am PST on Thursday, January 12 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, January 15, 2016 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail webstore, www.tayloredexpressions.com.
I’ve been featuring inspiration using these hilarious grumplings all week and we’ve got more today!
For my card I decided to combine the Exercise Grumplings with the Sit & Chat stamp set because every lazy grumpling needs a place to sit! I started by stamping and die cutting the couch and lamp. I paper pieced the couch with a mustard houndstooth pattern (a la 70’s couch style) and colored the rest of the images with Copics.
The brown carpet is embossed with a Houndstooth pattern and the rug is also die cut with a houndstooth pattern (apparently the houndstooth was speaking to me!). I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the new Let’s Talk Edger (pictured below) and embossed the background with the new Kaleidoscope embossing folder.
Next up we’ve got another cute critter with the Llama Love stamp and die combo. I’ve learned a lot about llamas in producing this set, but most notably that while llamas and alpacas are related, they are not the same thing. I did decide to include sentiments for both within this set so that leaves it up to you… will you make a llama or alpaca? (Note: if you’d like some llama vs. alpaca education you can find it HERE)
I went with ‘alpaca’ for my sample because the sentiment makes me chuckle. I’m also not sure whether alpacas live in barns, but this one does!
I started by stamping and die cutting the alpaca and coloring it with Copic markers. Then I began assembling the scene starting with the stamped Cloud Nine background in the sky.
When I build scenes I typically die cut and arrange everything before adhering anything together. I tend to change my mind a lot so this makes it easier! I finished off the scene by stamping the sentiment and adding a cute little flower sequin and Taylor’s Tiny Twinkle to the top of the party hat.
And last, but certainly not least, we have the super cute critters in the Give me a Sign stamp set:
Jean Manis created this super cute card and I just love the addition of the googly eyes, don’t you? And such a great idea to perch them behind the picket fence!
Before you head out to visit the blogs of the beautiful gals below, I have one more question of the day and one more opportunity to win it before you buy it!
Today I’m giving away the Exercise Grumplings stamp set!
Your favorite quote could be snarky like our grumplings or encouraging and inspiring as many of us start the new year with new goals! I’ll leave you all with another snarky one that we just couldn’t fit in the set: “The only running I enjoy is running my mouth!”.
Leave your comment before Wednesday, January 11th at 11:59pm PST. One entry per person. Each comment will also be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, January 12th, 2017.
As always, our fabulous creative team is here to inspire you with more of their gorgeous projects inspiring projects using today’s featured products so make sure you click below and visit their blogs!