Hey, crafty friends! Day 2 of sneak peeks coming right up! But first, what did you think about the new products I shared yesterday? I’m still pretty pumped about the Simple Strips Background so if you missed it yesterday you’ll want to check it out below this post! Today the Creative Team and I are sharing projects for mom, grad, teacher, and more, and here’s what you need to know before you scroll:

  • This release includes over 40 new products including stamps, dies, stencils, and a new {Frame-worthy} design. Everything will be available at the TE webstore on Thursday, April 4th at 9am CST.
  • Each day will feature a new how-to tip, technique, or process video from me.
  • Get a chance to win it before you can buy it by commenting with your answer to my Question of the Day (located at the bottom of each sneak peek blog post)
  • Last, but certainly not least – don’t miss this month’s special offer that includes a FREE Sending Smiles Bundle (details below).

Our Sending Smiles Bundle is FREE with purchases of $40+ from April 4th – April 7th. The bundle includes 15 Toffee envelopes, 15 Sugar Cube envelopes, and 30 envelope seals ready to be customized with your stamps. Simply stamp, seal, send, and Share Joy! 

 *The bundle will not appear in your cart, but will automatically be included with qualifying orders. 

In today’s video, I’m sharing the new Brimming With Love stamp set and coordinating die paired with the Brimming With Love Sentiments. While my card features a Mother’s Day sentiment, there are several other options in this beautifully hand-lettered sentiment set.

Let’s take a closer look at the whole Brimming With Love collection! The sketchy florals with matching solid fills create endless options for color combinations or if you prefer, color the outline image with Copics or add a bit of watercolor to a heat embossed bouquet!

You’ll notice that the solid fills were not designed to match up perfectly to each flower, adding to the artistic, sketchy look of the bouquet and making it easy to achieve. The coordinating die adds to the possibilities and the Brimming With Love Sentiments set includes a variety of sentiments that can be used within the opening of the vase or in other card projects too.

There are many different ways to use the Brimming With Love collection so before I move on, I have just a couple more projects from the Creative Team:

Heather embossed the main image from Brimming With Love with clear embossing powder onto Sugar Cube cardstock and then stamped the fill elements in different colors. Embossing the image gives the image such a soft look and I especially like how she shaded around the sentiment to make it stand out on the jar.

Angelica made a beautiful card featuring the same Mother’s Day sentiment that I used. Instead of using the color fill elements, she stamped the image in Oreo ink (our Copic-compatible, waterproof black ink) and colored the image with Copic Markers. She chose such gorgeous colors and I love the background behind the vase that was embossed with the Rosy Posey embossing folder.

Next up, we have the new Framed Script – Happy die. This die was designed to fit within our previously released Framed Roses Cutting Plate and can be combined with sentiments in the Caps Lock Companion – Happy Holidays stamp set for Mother’s Day or many other happy occasions (birthday, anniversary, hello, retirement, etc). The open space under the “happy” on is perfect for adding just the right word or phrase to complete your happy occasion!

Speaking of ‘happy’ projects, take a look at another pretty Mother’s Day card created by Keia Shipp-Smith! She layered the Framed Script – Happy die cut onto a piece of vellum and added the “Mother’s Day” sentiment from the Caps Lock Companion – Happy Holidays stamp set underneath. This card would make any mother feel extra special on Mother’s Day!

Motherhood calls for a bit of humor so we’re continuing our celebration of moms with the next stamp set in our Sarcastichick collection. Our hilarious Sarcasti-chick is a mom with a whole brood of chicklets! I can think of several friends who could use a card from this set – perhaps I should start a weekly auto-send? Hehe.

Angelica featured Sarcasti-chick herself dressed in a cute denim apron and surrounded by piles of chicklets! The sentiment (and the expression on her face) make me laugh out loud!

Jill Hawkins created a card that features a pile of chicklets saying the phrase we moms here alllll theee timeeee! Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom… is on repeat at my house! I know I’ll miss it when they move beyond the “mom, mom, mom” stage, but for right now this card sums up my life! I definitely have several friends that this card would bring a smile to and probably a belly laugh too!

And last for Mother’s Day – we have a new set in the Inky Fingers series. This series of stamp sets are designed to be used with fingerprints to color the images – in this case, the flowers. This is such a fun set to use with the special kids in your life to create cards for mom or grandma! Or you can skip the fingerprints and color the images with your favorite coloring medium too!

Melody Rupple created this line up of fingerprint flowers, adding wispy grass, stitched clouds, and a couple of tiny butterflies to complete the scene on this bright and beautiful birthday card.

Kim Singdahlsen chose a pastel color theme for her pretty bouquet of fingerprinted flowers! I love the pastel rainbow borders that’s peeking out from behind the main focal point on her project!

We’re coming up on that time of year when the mailbox begins to fill with graduation announcements! We’re excited to add to our already amazing collection of grad items with several new products!

First up is The Tassel stamp set and coordinating die designed by Heather Nichols that features several sentiments perfect for congratulating the new grad along with a graduation cap image. Heather also designed the new Star Fall Background stamp that is perfect for dressing up graduation cards or for other occasions like birthday and new baby too!

Heather Nichols created this pair of grad cards in a neutral color combo that could easily be customized to the school colors with a couple small changes. The card on the left uses the graduation cap stamped in Sugar Cube ink onto Earl Grey cardstock to create an all-over background that’s is perfect for setting off the sentiments die cut with the Stitched Banner Stacklets die.

The card on the right features the Star Fall Background embossed with silver embossing powder. I love how she stamped the stars twice coming out from the center of the cardstock and accented with a lineup of caps through the middle!

This card by Melody Rupple is perfect for celebrating the grad! The gold embossed stars, gold sequins on the grad cap, and strip of gold foil cardstock really make this design pop!

Next up in the graduation theme is the new Banner Year stamp and die combo set and coordinating Banner Year Numbers dies that were also designed by Heather Nichols. The stamp and die combo includes a banner that you can die cut and decorate with the different pattern options. The sentiments in the stamp set fit perfectly on the banner too and the Banner Year Numbers allow you the option of customizing the year of your grad for party invitation or cards. 

This card features both the stamped and die cut banners and I love the added detail of the stitched line to hold all of the banners together. Can someone please teach me how to sew!? I love it so much, but me and needles do not get along! Heather’s oldest graduates this year so she customized this card to match her school colors, but it could be easily adapted to any grad’s school colors.

We’re excitedly celebrating Heather’s product launch with even more special guests. Here’s a quick sneak peek – any guesses who will be joining us on Thursday after seeing these peeks? 

Finally, in the graduation category is the new Bubble Greetings – Grad stamp set. This whimsical and fun style will be so much fun to color up to celebrate the graduate!

Gayatri Murali went wild with bright colors on this graduation card and she’s sneaking an early peek at a stamp set I’ll be sharing more about tomorrow!

While you may not have a grad this year, the end of the school year also means creating thank you’s for the special teachers in your child’s life. We have a few new products this month that will help you do just that!

The Apple of my Eye stamp set features four apples with built-in handlettered sentiments. The apples coordinate with the previously released Apple Stacklets die collection to cut out the main apple shapes. The stems can be trimmed by hand or you can achieve solid stems with the Apple Stems & Seeds die set. The new Notepaper Background and coordinating notepaper border die create the perfect backdrop for school theme projects. Check out this sweet and simple card that Angelica created using these three products:

The Alphabet Soup Cutting Plate die is also new this month. With one pass through your die cut machine, it will create a perfect alphabet background to use on teacher and school themed projects!

Jill Hawkins went one step further and created a glittery shaker card with using the cutting plate. This simple card packs a big punch and you gotta love the coordinating red envelope! It’s all in the details!

And finally today, we have the new {Frame-worthy} Teacher collection to share with you. Typically our Frameworthy panels are pre-printed and trimmed to fit an 8×10 frame. However, in developing this collection, it was important to me to size these at a manageable size for coloring multiples and gifting to teachers. This collection features 4 illustrations by Danielle Lounds pre-printed onto Sugar Cube cardstock and trimmed to 5×7 making them quick and easy to color up and slip into a frame! In fact, I already have three of these done for my girls’ teachers!

This colorful and creative teacher thank you gift above was created by Keia Shipp-Smith. She colored the image with Copic Markers and then cut a peek-a-boo heart window to set a picture of her son and his teacher behind it. What a thoughtful gift for a special teacher!

And that’s it’s for Day 2 of sneak peeks! I hope you see something that inspires you today – and we’re one day closer to the release on Thursday at 9am CST! In the meantime, check out how you can win it before you can buy it: 

My question of the day is: What was your high school mascot and school colors? I know this is a blast farther into the past for some of us than others, but still fun to walk down memory lane. My answer: We were the Raiders – orange and black! Slightly Halloween-ey, but all good! *grin*

Today I’m giving away the Brimming with Love stamp set and coordinating Brimming with Love sentiments!

Leave your comment before Wednesday, April 3rd at 8PM CST. One comment per person. Each comment will also be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Winners are chosen at random and and announced on the TE blog on Thursday, April 4th.

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Creative Team has been doing with today’s featured products and we’ll see you back here tomorrow with the last of the new products and more inspiration!