April 7, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2

Welcome back to the Taylored Expressions sneak peeks for the April release!  Today I'm here to introduce you to 2 new sets as well as stamps a la carte!  First up is another Whimsical Wishes set designed by Nancy McKinney - Make the Grade.  Teacher Appreciation week is May 2-8 and this set is perfect for teacher cards and gifts! Now that I have children in both elementary school and preschool, I really want to keep up with letting both of their teachers know just how much I appreciate all of their hard work and patience.  This card is for my daughter's teacher and she'll be able to write a little note inside in her own handwriting, which always makes a card more personal. 

I instantly thought of using East Coast Prep paper with this set - the bright and bold elementary colors are SO perfect!  I stamped the globe in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copic markers - then I stamped it again and popped the globe up on dimensionals - AND the globe fits the 1" circle punch perfectly - so handy!

Next up is one of the new Stamps a la Carte - Cuppie images as well as the compliment set to Make the Grade - Extra Credit

I love how the desk fits most of the Extra Credit sentiments - super fun!  I stamped the Teacher Cuppie in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics and then added half the cursive alphabet up on top of the card.

Stop on by the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what they have for you:
Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
Stamps: Make the Grade, Extra Credit, Teacher Cuppie (a la carte)
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Choice Snow White cardstock; East Coast Prep paper (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities, Playground buttons (Stampin' Up!), dimensionals


  1. Ok girlie, I LOOOOOVE these!! This is my FAVORITE paper EVER! FAB FAB FAB designs and layouts! LOVE these!!

  2. Dang,these are super cute Karen!!! Love that paper, really colorful and bright!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Super cute, Karen! I love the bright colors you used! And your bows are looking fabulous!!

  4. I love the patterned paper you chose...it's so scholastic!!! Of course the images are perfectly coloured and I love your layouts! :)

  5. So cute and just the perfect papers! I haven't stamped the globe yet - great tip about the 1" punch - love it popped up like that!

  6. What awesome scholarly colors...just perfect with this set. The sketch for each card really let the images pop! Wonderful cards!!!

  7. GORGEOUS!!!.. Love the little world globe!! ooh Jorja would LOVE that!!

    xx Sar

  8. These are just toooo toooo cute and I absolutely LOVE the patterned paper you chose to go with it. It's just PERFECT!