February 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1

Good morning! It's time for another round of fantastic new stamp sets from Taylored Expressions and TE continues to grow and get better and better! We are so excited about the addition of our newest line of rubber stamps - Apple Doodle Ink. We think you'll love the fun cartoon style of ADI. We have two stamp sets to launch this line: Window Shopping and Bakery Business. You're going to have so much fun building scenes with Tena in her bakery and we promise you'll get a ton of use out of those windows with more coordinating Apple Doodle Ink sets coming in the near future!

My first card features Tena and the new set, Bakery Business - this sentiment just cracks me up!  I think I've been telling myself "I'll go to the gym starting tomorrow" for the last 6 months! haha!   I stamped Tena in  Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then colored her with Copics and sponged the edges of the circle with Cameo Coral ink.  The little cupcake above the sentiment was so much fun to make!  I added some Liquid Applique for the frosting as well as a red rhinestone cherry - both of which are included in the Bakery Sampler this month.  The Bakery Sampler includes:
  • Kraft Bakery Bags
  • White Liquid Applique
  • Baking Charms
  • Apron Die Cut
  • Adirondack Espresso Pearls
  • Baking Chipboard
  • Kitchen Twill
  • Kaisercraft Red Rhinestones
You can find more information about this month's Bakery Sampler as well as the fun little story behind the making of Apple Doodle Ink on Taylor's blog.

My next card combines the window display from Window Shopping as well as images from Bakery Business - so much fun!!  I paper pieced the awning and popped it up with dimensional tape to give it a little 3D pop.  I can't wait to use these little window display images for invitations and birthday cards and you'll definitely want to swing by to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have displayed in their bakery as well!  

recipe -
Bakery Business card:
Stamps: Bakery Business
Paper: Blush Red Medium, Suede Brown Dark (Prism), Choice Buttercream card stock, Nook & Pantry patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Copic markers, Cocoa stitched grosgrain ribbon, buttons, circle/scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders), apron lace punch (Fiskars), white liquid applique, red rhinestones (kaisercraft), dimensional tape

Window Shopping card:
Stamps: Window Shopping, Bakery Business
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette card stock, Candy Lane dsp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, apron lace punch (Fiskars), Copic Markers, dimensional tape


  1. Karen!!! This is sooo super cute! I want to eat that frosted cupcake! LOVE the papers that you used --- sooo perfect! Love your bakery display!! Those browns and pinks and red are simply DE-licious!!! You so rock K!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  2. Soooo cute, Karen!! I love how you did the steam coming off the pie...such a fun little touch! And I'm with you...my diet/gym trip has been coming "tomorrow" for the last 6 months! :)

  3. BEAUTIFUL samples Karen! I'm so excited I got to meet you for the 10 seconds that I did, LOL! You're ADORABLE! just like I had pictured! Hope to see you again at the next CHA? Awesome sneek peeks! LOVE them!!!

  4. these are both super cute Karen, and that first one is pure FUN!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  5. This is hilarious. I love this card. Really sweet.

  6. What FANTASTIC projects!! I love the papers your paired together and Tena looks just like perfection! I especially love that little cupcake propped to the side...such a sweet touch. The bakery looks amazing as well!! I TOTALLY love the "sweet smell of pie" coming up from your image...YUM!

  7. WOW Karen!! I wanna be like you when i finally learn to stamp :)
    Your work is impeccable and JUST gorgeous!!

  8. Awesome samples!!! Love the little cupcake on the first card, so detailed and yummy looking!!! And that window card...YUMMO!!! The store says it's open and I'm heading over there right now!!!!

  9. I love this card. That sentiment is me down to a T! Love it, Great job!

  10. Too cute! Love the yummy cupcake next to the sentiment and the pink&red awning on your 2nd card

  11. Karen, I am lovin' both your cards! They are fantastic! Great colours! Love the paper piecing! I don't do that often enough!

  12. OOOOhhhh love your cards!! Those warm colors are perfect! That yummy cut out cupcake is perfect!!!

  13. Your cards are fabulous, Sassy!! LOVE the DP on the first card!! And the awning and scene on the second are fab!! Hugs, lady!

  14. OK!! Stop it already!!!! Temptation... way to GREAT!!!! LOL.
    Once again FABULOUS, GORGEOUS and extremely YUMMOLICIOUS!!!

    xx SJ

  15. Adorable, Karen! Love the papers, the coloring. . .everything!