If you like birds, today is going to be a real tweet (I couldn't resist)! Because today the Taylored Expressions Baker's Dozen Designers are showing you sneak peeks of the next holiday stamp set that will be released tomorrow, Saturday, October 3rd ... Wings of Joy.
A few details of what will be available on Saturday:
The Christmas Key Ingredients Kit includes:
-- Prism cardstock: Island Mist Light, Blush Red Dark, Classic Yellow Green, Sunflowers Medium, and Intense Pink + TE Choice Buttercream cardstock
-- Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly patterned paper (large scale)
-- 5 yards of coordinating ribbon
-- Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff
-- Chipboard snowflakes (that I used yesterday on my Bethlehem ornament)
Very Merry Christmas Bundle available, which will include everything you see at left (click on the photo for a larger view), bundled together for extra savings to you (and super easy one-click ordering)! You can see the whole bundle pictured on the Taylored Expressions blog today.
I have SO many cute ideas for this darling set, and here's the first one that came to mind (please bear with me, I'm on a holiday ornament kick here!)
I couldn't resist decorating a real bird house for these sweet little birds to call home! I found this 5.25" tall wooden one at the Dollar Tree store and gave it a coat of pink paint ... fortunately, I have two young girls who have their own small Christmas tree that is decorated in these bright "candy" colors (and primarily PINK!), so the brightly striped patterned paper in the Jolly By Golly 6x6 pad (included in the Christmas Bundle) was the perfect scale to top this small pink bird house!
I stamped all the images with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto TE Choice Buttercream cardstock, cut them out and colored them with these Copic markers: RV00, RV32, RV34, YR31, B00, B21, B32, G40, G82, G07, E55; Silver & Pink Spica glitter pens.
I gave the rooftop an icy coating of Stickles; pink Zva crystals accent the eaves. And no home is complete without a picket fence (compliments of Martha Stewart, LOL)!! I cut the sentiment in half and used it to trim the top eaves, along with an ornament! My girls went nuts over this little house!
Next, I whipped up a quick notecard for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #100, using this set:
I love these darling little birds in their decorated house! I colored them with the same Copic markers mentioned above, and added E57 & YG41 for the house, to match the Cosmo Cricket larger scale Jolly by Golly patterned paper from the Christmas Key Ingredients Kit. Stickles accents the light bulbs and snow.
More of Martha Stewart's Picket Fence punch accents the lower part of the 4.25" notecard and I think this sentiment from this set is a wonderful one to have on hand for just about any occasion! The satin ribbon is also included in the Christmas Key Ingredients Kit and the button is from the Rhonna Christmas Bag 'o Buttons you'll receive in the Very Merry Christmas Bundle.
You can see more samples using this sketch today from: Cambria, Charmaine, Laurie, and Mary Jo. It appears Splitcoast Blogs are down at the moment, but sometime soon today you should be able to find sketch samples from these ladies: Beate, Jenn and Lori.
And you'll want to be sure and see the sneak peeks the Taylored Expressions Baker's Dozen Designers also have for you today with this sweet Wings of Joy set: Taylor, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jackie Pedro, Jami Sibley, Jodi Collins, Laura Fredrickson, Karen Giron, Karen Motz, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some Taylored Expressions release day & World Card Making Day fun and I'll have another sample to share with our final stamp set debuting!
Bird House Ornament:
--Stamps: Taylored Expressions Wings of Joy
--Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly 6x6 (included in TE's Very Merry Christmas Bundle), TE Choice Buttercream
--Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa & Cottage Ivy (tree & sentiment), Copic markers & Spica Glitter Pens (listed above)
--Accessories: Pink Zva Crystals, Ice Stickles, Martha Stewart Picket Fence edge punch, Dollar Tree wooden bird house ornament, Plaid Folk Art 413 Pink acrylic paint
--Stamps: Taylored Expressions Wings of Joy
--Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly (large scale, included in TE's Christmas Key Ingredients Kit), TE Choice Buttercream
--Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand, Copic markers (listed above)
--Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, green satin ribbon from Christmas Key Ingredients Kit, button from Very Merry Christmas Bundle, Spellbinders Labels 1 die, foam tape, Martha Stewart Picket Fence edge punch, Bow Easy