Monday, June 15, 2020
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens – it’s Taylor here today which means it’s time for another dose of sneak peeks! And while we’re celebrating domestic cats with this release, I couldn’t resist the Tiger King reference in my intro greeting. If you haven’t seen Tiger King and you have no idea what I’m talking about – you’re probably better off! *lol* When we debuted our Dog Lovers Release last month, I made a promise that we’d have something wonderful in store for all of our cat lovers and here is that promise delivered with our Cat Lovers Release!
The Creative Team and I have been busy creating with our latest curated collection of cat-themed products! Here’s an ‘at-a-glance’ look at our Cat Lovers Release and what we’ll be up to here on the TE Blog this week:
- The release has 6 new products including stamp sets, dies, and an addition to the popular Simple Strips collection. We also have a new illustrator joining the Taylored Expressions family and I can’t wait for you to meet her!
- Everything will be available at the TE webstore on Tuesday, June 16th at 9am CT (Yep, that’s TOMORROW!).
- Our TE blog posts this week (Monday & Tuesday) will feature a new how-to tip, technique, or process video.
- Get a chance to win it before you can buy it by commenting with your answer to my Question of the Day today only (located at the bottom of this blog post)
- Last, but certainly not least – you won’t want to miss the special offer for this release (details below).
Tomorrow, June 16th – Sunday, June 21st (or while supplies last), spend $35 or more in the Taylored Expressions webstore and receive a set of Max & Millie vinyl stickers FREE. Spend $75 or more and you will receive the vinyl stickers PLUS a the Cattitude clear stamp set!
Today’s project features an interactive pull-tab element with an encouraging sentiment for the cute little mouse traveling across the card. This stamp is part of the Max & Millie set featuring the most adorable cat and mouse duo! And I’m so excited to introduce you to the illustrator of this dynamic duo (and many future products @ TE!). Please join me in welcoming the newest illustrator at Taylored Expressions; Gaia – better known as @muchsketch to her Instagram followers!
If you love Max & Millie as much as I do, you’re going to be thrilled to see more illustrations coming soon from Gaia!
I had so much fun creating this slider card with the sentiment pull tab! It’s a bit much to explain with typed words, but I do hope you’ll check out the video above to see how I created the slider mechanism and pull tab to allow the mouse to travel across the card and the hidden sentiment revealed at the same time.
Millie the Mouse has certainly stolen my heart and this cheese cart just might be my favorite of the images in the set! It’s just so cheerful! As noted above, when you purchase $35 or more, you’ll receive a set of vinyl stickers featuring the Max & Millie illustrations along with several other elements that can be used for decorating your envelopes or adhered to your water bottle, laptop, or the cover of your favorite notebook.
Now let me tell you a little bit more about all of the new products in our Cat Lovers collection and share lots of inspiration from the TE Creative Team! And in case you’ve forgotten, the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow, June 16th, at 9AM Central Time!
You just had a look at one of the images from Max & Millie in my project above, but there are several more images featuring the cat (Max) and mouse (Millie) duo that are sure to bring a smile to your face! The full-size stamp set also features a set of coordinating dies to cut perfectly around the images.
Heather Nichols colored up several of the birthday cat and mouse using Copics and colored pencils and created this coordinating set of shaker cards and tags. She added the confetti to her projects using the Confetti Toss stencil and the shakers are filled with the Bit & Pieces – Sparkly Stars confetti.
Melody Rupple designed this cute card to send love to a friend. She colored the image with Copics and added them to a scene created with the Build a Scene – Grassy Hills die and the Set the Scene – Clouds Stencil Strips.
Simple Strips – Meow is the newest in the Simple Strips collection! Stamp 18 cat-themed sentiments in one impression and then die cut them all with one pass through your die cut machine using the coordinating Simple Strips or Simple Strips – Well Rounded dies. Each of the dies coordinates with ALL previously released Simple Strips sets.
The new Silhouettes – Cats die collection includes three dies of cats in classic poses: cleaning, walking, and sitting. There are so many different ways to use these cats!
Jen Shults dressed up the cats for a birthday party! She added party hats and confetti to the cats on her slimline card using the Little Bits – Birthday Confetti die collection. The cute cat-themed birthday sentiments on Jen’s card are from the Simple Strips – Meow stamp!
Calling all Cat Lovers! The Whiskers stamp set includes a trail of paw prints with several purr-fect sentiments for occasions both happy and sad.
The Loyal Friend stamp set has just the right words to express your sympathy for the passing of a beloved cat or dog. The set features two sentiments (one for the inside of the card and one for the outside). These types of cards can often be difficult to create, but they will definitely touch the heart of those who are feeling this deep loss.
Heather Nichols had too much fun with the new cat-themed products and used the Whiskers stamp set to add paw prints and a title to this pocket scrapbook layout of her cats! She also added die cuts and sentiments with the Silhouettes – Cats dies and Simple Strips – Meow stamp set.
This pet sympathy card created by Jill Hawkins with the Loyal Friend stamp set is the perfect way to send comfort to someone who has recently lost a pet. Jill used soft colors with the Puppy Love Layered stencil and Masking Stencil – Hearts set to create a peaceful background on her card.
So there you have it! Our new Cat Lovers products will be available for purchase starting tomorrow at 9am CST, but before I head out for today, you have a chance to win it before you can buy it! Just comment below and let me know:
What is/was the name of your favorite cat? Don’t worry… I won’t tell the others! *wink*
If you’ve never had a cat, what is your favorite product from this release?
I’ll choose three lucky winners to receive their favorite from this release!
Simply leave your comment by TONIGHT, Monday, June 15th at 10PM Central Time. One comment per person. Winners are chosen at random and will be announced on the TE blog on release day, tomorrow, June 16th!
Make sure you check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects using the new goodies from this release! And then I’ll see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration as all of the products go live!