Jun 05, 2017
Hey there, crafty friends! Can you believe that half the year is nearly over? June is such a fun month and with the warmer weather, and I’ve been trying to soak up the sun as much as possible. And speaking of the sun, our entire Creative Team has been hard at work on some sunshine-y projects for this month’s release! All of the new products will be available for purchase at the TE webstore starting on Thursday, June 8th at 7am PST.
Before we jump in feet first, I want to make sure you know about our special offer for the June Release! For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate!
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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.
Here’s a look at a project by designer Jean Manis showcasing this new cutting plate:
I love how Jean used the new cutting plate to create a sunshine-y backdrop for the new On the Water – Sailboat. And her card is so easy to recreate since everything but the sentiment is die-cut! The bold colors and perfectly placed sentiment from the new Seas the Day stamp set (it’s going to be one of my go-to favorites all summer long!) have me fantasizing about getting out my deck shoes and sailing away into the sunset.
In addition to the Sunshine Cutting Plate above, here’s a look at the new products Jean used:
The next card I’m showing off was also created by Jean using several of the same products, but this time featuring the new On the Water – Fishing Boat! I love the more serene feel of this card, which also features Build a Scene – Rolling Clouds and she put the little fishies from the Fishing Boat die set to good use.
Here’s a look at On the Water – Fishing Boat:
Next up, Kim Singdahlsen created this chic card that looks like it came straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog — I just love it! Not long ago, we released our Sitting Pretty die set and this month we’re debuting the Nautical Accessories set that coordinates with it. I adore this set of dies; from the oar to the lighthouse to the anchor! And the lobster from Little Bits – Crustaceans is the perfect element to finish off her design. I never would have thought to pair the sentiment from our previously-released Plot Twist stamp set, but it really works on this card!
Here’s a look at the new dies that Kim used on her card:
I’m so excited to share the next pair of cards with you! The first was designed by Jean Manis, but they both use our new Striped Background stamp (Hint: keep reading for a chance at winning this awesome stamp!). Jean stamped the background in Salt Water Taffy ink and then crafted the perfect little porthole using the Little Bits – Life Preserver and the oar from Sitting Pretty Nautical Accessories. When paired with the sentiment from Seas the Day, it’ll make the perfect card for that friend or coworker who helped you out in a pinch!
Here’s a look at the new products that Jean used on this card:
The second card using the Striped Background was designed by Kim Singdahlsen and it’s one that I plan on CASE-ing as soon as possible. I love how the background looks stamped in Sugar Cube ink on Toffee cardstock. Kim also paired the new Little Bits – Helm with a Bible verse from our previously released In the Word stamp set. There is something so soothing about this card and I know that it will bring comfort and reassurance to whomever Kim sends this to.
Here’s a look at the Little Bits – Helm die:
That rounds out the new products we have for today’s sneak peeks, but before you head out, I have a prize to give away! Each day this week I’ll be posting a Question of the Day. Just take a minute to leave a comment with your answer for a chance to win one of our new products before you can buy it!
Today I’m giving away the Striped Background stamp!
I know most people think Iowa is landlocked, but there is actually some wonderful sailing pretty close to us here in Ankeny! It isn’t sailing the ocean, but it’s beautiful out on Saylorville Lake! If I could sail anywhere, I think it might be around Australia so that I could go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. What an adventure!
Leave your comment before Wednesday, June 7 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, June 8, 2017.
Our fabulous creative team has more inspiring projects to share with you using today’s featured products so make sure you click below and visit their blogs! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more product reveals, inspiration, and another chance to win one of our newest products!