March 3, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

Taylored Expressions is Branching Out in More Ways Than One!!!
1. A Brand New line of stamps - Whimsical Wishes!
2. Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates - two adorable new sets to kick off the new Whimsical Wishes line!
3. The TE Giving Tree - Taylored Expressions will be donating the proceeds from sales of these two new sets to a wonderful charity - Eden Projects. There will be new stamp sets introduced quarterly for this on-going charitable program.

Isn't that exciting??! I've been waiting anxiously to show you this sneak peek. Today's card features 2 sets, Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates - isn't this tree adorable?! These sets are designed by the fabulous Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps and the minute I laid eyes on these sets, I instantly fell in love with them. OH the possibilities it offers - coloring, paper-piecing, layering... oh my! I decided to do some paper-piecing for my card using Certainly Celery Prints designer series paper and Certainly Celery cardstock for the leaves of the tree. I just love the look it offers! I also paper-pieced the tire swing using Basic Gray cardstock.

So now that I am collecting Stamp A Sweet Impression stamp sets, I got a new Binder Box to store them in. Now, I have to tell you that this storage box is an incredible space saver! I can fit up to 4 stamp sets in each box and it's 3-ring binder style allows me to choose stamps without taking each storage panel out. Yea!

It's a very exciting first day of sneak peeks, so be sure to skedaddle on over to see what the Baker's Dozen has whipped up for you today and be sure to stop by Taylor's blog for more exciting details!

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

recipe -
stamps: branching out, branching out coordinates (both leave a lasting impression)
ink: chocolate chip, always artichoke
paper: bashful blue, certainly celery, bright white choice (taylored expressions) cardstock, so saffron prints dsp, certainly celery prints dsp
accessories: certainly celery twill ribbon, nestabilities rectangle/scallop (spellbinders), horizontal slit punch, paper-piercing tool, stampin dimensionals


  1. Karen, this is adorable! I LOVE the patterned paper you used for the tree!

  2. Love this! Your paper pieced tree is so cute and I love the tire swing!

  3. I love the new set! Soooooo excited! Might have to have it delilvered to my mom and have her ship it over to me!

  4. I love how you paper pieced your tree and the fun leaves popping out! very pretty card with this great new set!

  5. Karen, I love the colours you used...makes me dream of Spring! The paper pieced tree is so cute!

  6. Love love love the paper pieced tree!!!!

  7. This is totally adorable, Karen! I love the paper pieced tree... the flowery green paper was the perfect choice for that! Now it's a blossoming tree!

  8. Oh PERFECT! I love that you used the celery designer prints paper for the tree CUTE!!

  9. LOVE the paper pieced's perfect! And the little line of paper piercing on either side of the sentiment adds just the right touch!

  10. Super cute! Love the paper pieced tree!

  11. fun card with great details! wonderful paper piecing!

  12. Karen, I'm thrilled to see what you and the rest of the team are creating with this set. I love your combination of stamps and use of patterned paper. Beautiful!

  13. *sigh* I just really love your cards Karen :) I keep coming back over again for inspiration. Keep it up!