April 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Woo hoo! Today is THE day to find the new Stamp a Sweet Impression and Whimsical Wishes sets at Taylored Expressions - you will not want to miss out on these adorable sets! Downtown Diva and Fresh Flowers are THE perfect sets for Mother's Day, friendship, birthdays, I love you's... the list goes on and on! This post is jam packed with fun information, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom - you don't want to miss a thing. Today I'm using Downtown Diva along with this adorable scalloped purse favor box that I am using as a 3-D card of sorts. I'll start off with the card I created using the TECC62 sketch - so much fun! I just love this sentiment, "If friends were purses, I'd pick you!" - it's so stinkin' cute. I paper-pieced the purses using the same patterned paper from the card, which is from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients. This kit includes: Prism cardstock colors Island Mist Light, Blush Red Light, Blush Red Medium, Frosted Kiwi, Suede Brown Medium, Choice Buttercream. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper, Blue Hill Collection. There is also 5 yards of gorgeous ribbon, an assortment of shimmery flowers, and a package of Kaisercraft clear rhinestones. So perfect for Mother's Day! I am in love with this kit and I'm so happy I can start showing you projects with it now, yay! Don't forget to sign up for your monthly Key Ingredients kits, available in 3-month and 6-month subscriptions. Each kit can make approximately 16 cards - what a deal!
For the purse box I used 2 scalloped purse favor boxes - I cut the Blush Red Medium purse front off and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. I added some Kaisercraft clear rhinestones inside the little curls and then glued it to the front of the Island Mist Light purse box. This creates the two tone look of it. I made another purse image medallion to place inside the box and then you can write a little note inside. Cute, no? So easy to make!

So how is this for some GOOD news?! You can purchase all of this month's goodies in one very sweet bundle - it's That Special Lady bundle.
Here are the details:
That Special Lady Bundle
Fresh Flowers...........................$21.95
Downtown Diva..........................$21.95
Mother's Day Key Ingredients.....$16.95
Charm Assortment (5)................$5.00
Scalloped Purse Favors (10).......$5.00
Foof-a-La Savannah Buttons.......$5.99
1 Pot of Flower Soft...................$5.95
Flower Soft Glue........................$2.49
Total Retail Value......................$85.28
Your price.................................$79.95
AND when you purchase That Special Lady Bundle, you'll receive the KaiserCraft Tidy Handbag FREE (an $8.00 value)! I know, it's a steal of a deal!
The charm assortment and free KaiserCraft alterable handbag are only available through purchase of this special bundle, so don't miss out!

Now hop on over to see the rest of the Baker's Dozen - they've got some scrumptious treats to show you!

Donna Baker
Jodi Collins
Jen del Muro
Laura Fredrickson
Dawn Easton
Charmaine Ikach
Denise Marzec
Karen Motz
Sankari Wegman
Ana Wohlfahrt
Laurie Schmidlin
Taylor Van Bruggen

recipe -

friends card -
stamps: downtown diva
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: prism blush red medium, island mist light, choice buttercream cardstock, blue hill collection (crate paper) patterned paper
accessories: kaisercraft clear rhinestones, blue satin ribbon, circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals

purse favor box -
stamps: downtown diva
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: choice buttercream cardstock
accessories: scalloped purse favor boxes (island mist light, blush red medium), kaisercraft clear rhinestones, d'vine swirls embossing folder


  1. Karen, this set is fabulous! I love the bling you've added to the purse and that you decorated the inside! CUTE!

  2. These are fabulous Karen! I LOVE how you decorated the purse...simple and classy...it's GORGEOUS! And your card is adorable, especially those cute little paper pieced handbags!!!

  3. Oh Karen!! These are pure FABULOUSNESS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you decorated the inside of the purse favor!!!

  4. LOVE that you decorated the inside of the handbag...very clever and beautifully done!

  5. So pretty! I just love your colors!

  6. Karen, your set is ADORABLE! I LOVE how you added bling to your purse!

  7. Totally cute, Karen! I love your little purse with the rhinestones on it! Bling, bling! :)

  8. oooh I just love your little scallop purses. they are just so cute.