October 1, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm so excited to show you some sneak peeks for this month's Taylored Expressions release - you need to come back tomorrow and Saturday too because you do not want to miss any of these sets! Today, I'm featuring the set Christmas Blessings, which will be available for purchase on October 3rd - this is such a great set, so many beautiful images and Christmas sentiments as well. I Love this one and I know you all will too!

I love making my own Christmas cards and my first card will be really easy to make several copies of - I stamped the wise men in Memento Rich Cocoa and sponged the center with Close to Cocoa ink. I also hand-stamped the blue background paper with the olive branch image in Bashful Blue ink. The sentiment is cut out with the Large Deckled Mega Rectangle Nestabilities and I sponged the edges of that as well. I'm really digging this distressing technique! LOL!

For my next card, I'm using some SEI Christmas Mint patterned paper - isn't it yummy! This paper will be offered in the TE store this Saturday as well and it is such a diverse paper pack - it is embossed, it's flocked, and it has foil images as well. How perfect for all of those Christmas projects! I stamped the dove image twice - once in Ruby Red and again coloring the body of the dove in Ruby Red and the olive branch in Garden Green. I cut out the solid red dove and popped it up with stampin' dimensionals. Love the effect it gives on the white background too!

Don't forget to stop on by the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to see some more fantastic samples of Christmas Blessings:

Charmaine Ikach
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
wisemen card
stamps: christmas blessings (taylored expressions)
paper: garden green, bashful blue, kraft, whisper white (stampin' up!), merry moments dsp (stampin' up!)
ink: bashful blue (stampin' ups!), memento rich cocoa
accessories: real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (stampin' up!), rectangle & large deckled mega rectangles nestabilities (spellbinders), sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals (stampin' up!)

peace card
stamps: christmas blessings (taylored expressions)
paper: ruby red, garden green, whisper white card stock (stampin' up!), christmas mint paper (sei)
ink: ruby red, garden green (stampin' up!)
accessories: oval/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), certainly celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (stampin' up!), stampin' dimensionals (stampin' up!)


  1. Oh.My.Word.
    These are OUT OF THIS WORLD Superwoman!!! The first card is AWESOME! LOVE the layout and the colors! The second is FAB too! LOVE the bird in the oval and that darling bow!!!

  2. These are soooo pretty, Karen! I love the color combos and the second one looks like a perfect option to case for my mass-produced Christmas cards this year! Fantastic!!

  3. Ooooh, Karen both of your cards are SO beautiful! The color combo on the first one is so unique and beautiful! And that bow on the second card...that is ribbon perfection right there!!! GORGEOUS!!

  4. Beautiful cards, Karen -- that pop of blue really accents the Wise Men so well! And I like the crisp white & bright snowflakes paired with the elegant dove ... the beautiful bow treatment is perfect!

  5. These are beautiful Karen! I love the pop of blue under the image on your first card and the dimension of the popped bird on the second card is perfect!

  6. I love your clean and pretty style! Both are totally beautiful! :)

  7. Karen I adore both cards, but when I scrolled and saw the second one I actually said out load "OH MY GOODNESS!" PERFECTION!

  8. These are FANTASTIC, Karen! Love how you showcased the patterned paper on both!!

  9. Karen, your first card is wonderfully put together! I love the clean lines, it showcases that beautiful image!
    Your second card is so pretty with those designer papers!!

  10. These are just beautiful. I love this silhouette....I can see another shopping list appearing before my eyes.

    Michey xxx

  11. Oh my...these are so gorgeous! Love the image of the wise men against the red and blue and the bird is simply fabulous!

  12. SOOOO lovely Karen!!! I ADORE the colors and sweetness and softness of your colors! SO beautiful!!! I love the ribbon treatment on the second card!!! you rock missy!!!
    Big Hugs!
    Sankari :)

  13. These are such gorgeous cards Karen!
    Thanks for the sneak peek!

  14. Gorgeous card, Karen! They're both so light and airy. . .love them.