April 6, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 2

Welcome back to Taylored Expressions release week peeks!  We've got lots to show you again today; here's what's on the menu:
  • It's a Banner Day 3
  • Banner Day 3 Taylored Die
  • Mom A la Carte stamp
  • Taylored Card Kits
It's a Banner Day 3 is the 3rd and final set in a series of fun little coordinating banners, sentiments and dies that is illustrated by the very talented Iwona Palamountain - you may know her as Chupa.  I love these banners and they coordinate with every TE set, so it's so easy to whip up a card with the banner and die template. 

When I saw the "my sweet friend" sentiment in It's a Banner Day 3, I instantly thought of those delicious treats in the set Sprinkled With Love.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics and added some yummy Espresso Dimentional Pearls for that ooey gooey frosting.  The banner is stamped in Toffee Fluid Chalk Ink and cut out with the Banner Day 3 Taylored Die and then I stamped on the sentiment.

Another darling stamp that will be available tomorrow at 8 AM Pacific is the Mom A la Carte, illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line.

Isn't it the cutest?  It's perfect for every occasion you can think of for your mom.  Mother's Day is right around the corner, birthdays, thank-you's, and of course those cards you send to her just because you love her.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics and then I stamped it again so I could cut out the tea cup and saucer and pop it up with dimensional tape. 

Both of my cards today were made using the Hello Lucious Card Kit, which includes:
  • 10 Choice Buttercream Cardstock A-2 card bases
  • 10  A-2 envelopes
  • 15 sheets of patterned paper sized for cardmaking at 4" x 6" (3 sheets each of 5 double-sided patterns from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection)
  • 20 sheets of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock (4 sheets each of 5 colors)
  • 1 package of Kaisercraft Rhinestones
  • 8 panels of Choice Buttercream Cardstock size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (for images and layering)
  • 5 yards of ribbon (2.5 yards each of 2 different styles)
  • 1 Perfect Package Card Box
There are plenty of materials to make 10 cards and package them up in a darling Perfect Package Card Box.  And as you can see, the cards can have completely different styles with different combinations of paper, gotta love that! 

The Baker's Dozen have much more for you today, so hop on over and see:
Thanks for stopping by!

sweet friend card -
stamps: it's a banner day 3 (taylored expressions), sprinkled with love (taylored expressions)
paper: hello luscious card kit (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, toffee fluid chalk ink (colorbox)
accessories: small scallop border die (taylored expressions), it's a banner day 3 die (taylored expressions), small oval nestabilities (spellbinders), copic markers, espresso dimensional pearls

mom card -
stamps: mom a la carte (taylored expressions)
paper: hello luscious card kit (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: island lagoon rhinestones (kaisercraft), rose grosgrain ribbon, oval nestabilities (spellbinders, copic markers, eyelet scallop border die (taylored expressions)


  1. These are both fabulous, Karen! Donuts are definitely my sweet friend! And your coloring is gorgeous on the mom card!

  2. AWWW... they're both so sweet!! I love the soft pink of your banner, and the "chocolate icing" on the doughnut... looks good enough to eat!!

  3. Great cards today! Love them both. That donut card made me crack up. It's silly yet beautiful at the same time. Your mom card is fabulous. I love how you used that pretty pop of turquoise. :-)

  4. YUM!!! I pass the donut torch on to you...this one is DELISH!!!!!! Love the mom card too...it has such a feminine look!!

  5. I'm suddenly craving a donut!! Wow!What amazing cards!!

  6. OK! LOVE your banner card paired with the donut! It's totally DELISH! I have to tell you, your coloring on the mug is OUT of this world. I LOVE it!

  7. Both cards are AWESOME, just love that luscious looking donut. Your mom card is precious, love the coloring, excellent work.

  8. Okay the donut looks good enough to EAT! YUMMY, lol! gorgeous cards, Karen!

  9. Both the cards are gorgeous!
    The donut looks so good you could take a bite out of it.
    The colors and papers on both cards are wonderful.

  10. Your donut and coffee combo of cards is fantastic and I wanna bite right into that fabulous donut, Karen! XOXO

  11. I do LOVE taht Mom card! The tea cup is colored perfectly!

  12. That donut looks delicious! And you mom card is just BEAUTIFUL!