October 2, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 2

Welcome back! I have a little peek at a new stamp set from Taylored Expressions called Wings of Joy and I know I say this all the time, but I am in love with this set too! Seriously cute images for Christmas and a coordinating Key Ingredients to boot! I'm a sucker for Christmas stamps since I make my own cards to send out and I'm always looking for a variety of styles.

I chose to use the little bird cage image along with Taylor's TESC84 sketch for my card. All of the paper you see today is from the Christmas Key Ingredients - the patterned paper is called Jolly by Golly from Cosmo Cricket and it fits this set perfectly! The birdcage is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers. I stamped snowflakes on the piece of Island Mist Light prism card stock in Versamark ink. I added some pink grosgrain ribbon from the Christmas KI to cover the paper seam. Now, I'll admit, I was a little stumped as to where to put the sentiment on this card - I finished all the bits and pieces and couldn't find a place to add another layer. So I decided to mimic the look of the ribbon by repeating Merry Christmas on the side of the blue layer and separated the phrases with Taylor's Tiny Twinkles. I really like the way it looks, its kind of unique and I really like the non-traditional Christmas colors of this paper pack as well.

There is lots more to see - stop on by and see the rest of the Baker's Dozen!

Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
and Taylor VanBruggen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: wings of joy (taylored expressions)
paper: island mist light, intense pink prism card stock, choice buttercream card stock, jolly by golly by cosmo cricket
ink: versamark, memento rich cocoa
accessories: pink stitched grosgrain ribbon, taylors tiny twinkles (taylored expressions), petite ovals large & petite scalloped ovals large nestabilities (spellbinders), copic markers, stampin' dimensionals (stampin' up!)


  1. Beautiful Karen! Love all the pink and blue and the sentiment along the side! Fabulous creation!

  2. This is SO cute Karen!!! LOVE all the pink. I SO need this bundle-Love it all!!!

  3. WOWOWOW!!! I LOVE the look of the card Karen! SO beautiful! And the sweet little snowflakes all stamped up on the panel is darling!!! And not to mention the sweet tweetybirds! So lovely!!!
    Big Hugs Superwoman!!!
    Sankari :)

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This is absolutely without a doubt GORGEOUS!!! Pink chrissy cards.. WELL i'm a huge FAN... but you already knew that, Right?. Karen, this is Amazing!!! LOVE IT.

    xx Sarah

  5. Wow Karen - I literally gasped at the sweetness of this card when it popped up on my screen. Love it!

  6. Beautiful Karen! Love the soft pink and blue combo.

  7. Soooo pretty, Karen! We were channeling each other with the color combo we both used for today's card!!

  8. LOVE this Karen! The layout ROCKS and I ADORE the birdcage in the nestie and the repeated sentiment separated with the twinkles! This card ROCKS girlie...just like you!!

  9. How pretty! I love the colors and this sweet image!

  10. what a super sweet card! I love how the bird focal image looks like an ornament

  11. This set is soooo cute - but then you DT gals do SUCH fabulous work with them - gorgeous!!!

  12. Karen, this is beautiful! I love how you stamped the sentiment up the side!!

  13. I LOVE how the oval that the birdcage is stamped on looks like an ornament. . .so cool!