Monday, September 3, 2012

Taylored Expressions September Sneak Peeks - Day 1

§  At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and you’re invited to our Birthday Bash!

§  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 6th at 8am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department.

§  Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday and the party continues with spotlights Thursday and Friday - lots of inspiration!

§  Check the Current Specials on Thursday morning to find out how you can earn a FREE Belated Birthday A la Carte stamp or a FREE You Take the Cake full-size stamp set. Birthday Bash Specials will award you FREE stamps with purchases over $50 and over $150.


1. You Take the Cake Contest Go to Taylor's blog to get all the details on how you can win two stamp sets of your choice by guessing which illustrator contributed each image in our You Take the Cake Sampler Set.

2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. Leave comments during the party for a chance to win one of the gift certificates we’ll be giving away!
We have SO much to show you this month!  It is our biggest release ever with 17 new stamps and stamp sets and 7 new dies and die sets!!  We've even extended the Birthday Bash into 5 full days of inspiration. . .we hope you enjoy!!
My first project uses the previously released Belated Birthday - Little Behind A la Carte.  I just LOVE the cute little bunny in this one showing his "little behind".  :)  For the background of this card, I used the NEW Circles Background stamp!!  I colored the bunny using Copic markers and created some grass as well. 

I stitched around the card and the stitching ended up being a fortunated accident!  I started stitched a straight border around the card and then the card got stuck and started to go a little crooked.  In order to "fix" it and not trash the whole card, I stitched around the card again purposely making the lines crooked.  I think it adds to the "punny" nature of the card.  :) 

The inside has the punny part of the sentiment. 
Here are all of the Belated Birthday A la Cartes, old and new.  Aren't they adorable?  Well, guess what?  Customers will be able to get one FREE with a $50 purchase through Monday 9/10 - details will be posted on the current specials page! 

The next project I have for you is using the new You Take the Cake set.  It is a set of 15 and it's something new for TE. . .each of our illustrators has contributed images to this special celebration sampler set.  It will not be available for sale until after the October release, but for now, it will be FREE with any purchase of $150 or more. 

It's got a lot of ADORABLE images and sentiments that are just perfect for any kind of birthday celebration!  On my card, I also used two of the new dies coming to TE!  The first is the Curly Border Die and the other is the Basic Buckles Die Set.  I used two of the buckles from the Basic Buckles Die Set layered on top of each other with a ribbon tied through them.  The Curly Border Die is perfect for fun and whimsical cards!  I really think you'll love it!  I used the Hootenanny Collection from My Mind's Eye for my card along with some Ladybug Doodle Twine and some Cotton Candy Stickles for the cake. 

Want to play along with our contest??  Well, all you have to do is guess which designer contributed which image to be entered into a drawing for TWO stamp sets of your choice!!  Head on over to Taylor's Blog for all the details!!

For more peeks, please visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen!!

  • Jami Sibley (DT Coordinator)
  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess
  • Carolyn King (Guest Designer)


    Carolyn King said...

    Love both your cards Charmaine! Great bunny card--those a la carte's make me laugh! Great wonky stitching and love the glittery cake! xo

    Karen Giron said...

    Super cute, Charmaine! I love your little bunny and the background stamp looks so pretty on the colored card stock! I'm really loving the tag and twine with the cake - soooo cute!

    Jami said...

    The cirlces background and crazy stitching are the perfect accents to your adorable bunny! And I love the pink stickles on the cake - along with that double buckle - great idea!

    Unknown said...

    SO sweet, Charmaine! Love the sweet bunny and your birthday cake card is so fun and yummy!

    Melody said...

    That bunny card is the cutest!! Love the background. And the birthday card is so fun and happy.

    Melody said...

    That bunny card is the cutest!! Love the background. And the birthday card is so fun and happy.

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    GREAT cards for today!!! That bunny cracks me up - and I love the crazy stitching. Happy crafty accidents sometimes make the best cards! :-)

    Shelly said...

    Love the bunny card, these ALCs are so cute! Loving the bling on the cake and the Hootenanny dp too, so sweet!

    Jen Shults said...

    These are so fun Charmaine! I love the cute bunny card... I'm loving that background stamp. And your gorgeous glittery birthday cake! So fun!!

    Regina Mangum said...

    Two absolutely darling cards, Charmaine! I love that bunny! XOXO

    Taylor said...

    Awww... super cute Charmaine! I love the circles in the background of your first card and the bright colors on your second one are just perfect!

    Shannon White said...

    Super CUTE Charmaine!! Love the Darling Bunny and love the big BG on the colored CS! And your stitching looks fabulous! Love the whimsical vibe it adds! 8-)
    Your Birthday cake card is way too Cute! Love the paper piecing and all the bight colors! 8-)


    Jodi Collins said...

    These are DARLING! LOVE that bunny!!


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