January 6, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 3

I have a HUGE post for you today - so much excitement for one little blog post, I'm just bursting at the seams here! It's day 3 of Taylored Expressions peeks and you'll be able to purchase everything from this release tomorrow at 8 AM Pacific, woohoo!

Today's post is extremely special because it is my daughter, Avery's, design team debut!  Taylor has put together a Tiny Chef team to help showcase Kid At Heart and a new kit just for kids!  The Kid's Valentine Card Kit is designed with kids in mind to make their very own Valentine's Day cards for classmates.  Each kit will make 20 cards and includes pre-cut cardstock and patterned paper, ribbon, rhinestones, bubble heart stickers, and envelopes.  How fun is that?

Aren't these little Valentines just the cutest?  Avery had so much fun making these for her friends and thought of every detail.  She's claimed the turtle as her very favorite, which I think is so clever with the rhinetones in the 'o's of the sentiment.  She's so excited about her Tiny Chef debut, she told her entire class and teacher all about it and they are probably checking this out right now - Hi guys!!

This little cupcake is my favorite - I adore the little heart sticker on top as a cherry and she put the rhinstones in the sentiment on this as well.  I'm just so happy for her!  You can see the entire team of Tiny Chefs on Taylor's blog, so please hop on over there and give these little stampers some love.

First up for me today is Kid at Heart, which is the same stamp set Avery used in her project - I am in love with this set from the TE line of stamps and I'm sure you'll fall in love with it the minute you see it too!

I used Sweet Love papers from Doodlebug Design and stamped these cute little love birds on Choice Snow White cardstock and then paper pieced them over the Toffee branch.   The frame was made by stamping the hearts frame in Warm Red and then cutting it out with the Take Note Die 3 and running it through the Big Shot again with a rectangle Nestabilties die.

I tied the little love birds tag onto the bow with some red Baker's Twine.

I've also created a little Valentine's treat as a teacher gift, which now as I'm writing this, have realized that Avery's teacher may be reading this - haha!  Surprise!!

I used the pizza box template, but scaled it down to fit 3" cards and envelopes.  The bow and heart pin are from the new Valentine Project Pantry Kit and the initials were designed and cut through my Silhouette.  Some pink pearls finish off the blossom Nestabilities die cut too - yum!

I made 6 cards and they all fit in the box, along with all the envelopes.

The papers are Be Mine from Echo Park and I added some clear rhinestones to the corners of the large scallop square Nestabilities die.  These papers really add such a different look to each card, love that!

I told you this post was HUGE!!  Thank so much for staying with me through it and please hop on over to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up for you today -
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. YAY Avery! Those cards are so awesome! Good job, tiny chef! (And your mommy's projects are pretty good too.) ;)

  2. Go Avery!!! Your cards are SO CUTE and I LOVE the addition of the lollypop!! Great idea!

    LOVE your card and card set, Karen! And you're BRILLIANT doing the cut out with the rectangle nestie on the first card! I'm totally doing that!

  3. Avery, your Valentines turned out so super cute and your friends are going to love them! I love the bling accents on your cupcake card!

    Karen, I am in LOVE with your love birds card! So clever to cut out the inside of the Take Note frame! And way to go with that Silhouette! The mini set of cards turned out really cute...what a lucky teacher!

  4. Avery's projects are so cute the lollipop is a perfect addition - she looks like a mini you Karen!!

    Your cards are stunning I love all the layers and the paper piecing

  5. Way to go Avery!! You rocked on these!

  6. Your cards are beautiful..Awesome Job

  7. Your cards are cool I love the bird card thanks for the directions

  8. Wow! These projects are all amazing!! Love them! ♥♥♥

  9. Avery - you did an AMAZING job on your Valentines-- I loved all the bling too and your coloring is just fantastic. Great work!!

    And Karen-- WOW-- your projects are all incredible-- I love, love, LOVE, the love birds card and that cut out take note frame!!

  10. Karen, these are wonderful! I love your sweet Tiny Chef. Adorable and talented! XOXO

  11. Don't you just love those love birds. I do!

  12. These Tiny Chef's are adorable! Great inspiration for me and my daughter!

  13. Your daughter looks so adorable holding her sweet treats!! Love your card and your note box, can't wait until tomorrow. You both did beautiful work.

  14. What a wonderful project. I love your daughters cards! Your box and cards are awesome!

  15. Beautiful projects, Karen! I LOVE the pizza box and that card is just GORGEOUS! Love the layout!

    Avery,I just LOVE your Valentines with the lollipops! How adorable! Great job!

  16. GASP!!!!... WOW!!!! Avery!!! What GORGEOUS little Valentines gifts and cards you've made.. absolutely GORGEOUS. I've been waiting for ages to see one of your beautiful cards.. I hear all about your crafting time with your Mummy :D and I can see you have her talent... absolutely gorgeous.

    And Ms Karen... well.. need I say anything!!! Absolutely stunning and what a CUTE and fun set.. LOVE!!!!.. Must chat soon... having withdrawals...

    Love ya.

    xx SJ

  17. Avery! LOVE your cards! You are SO gorgeous!!

    Karen...I ADORE that love birds card....ADORE! LOVE LOVE LOVE the notecards too!!!

  18. Avery, your Valentine cards are WONDERFUL!! You have good reason to be very proud and excited!!

    Karen, love your cards too. The little set of 3x3 cards is sweet!

  19. sweet card Karen! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL, and what a great job she did on her Valentine's - I'm sure her classmates will adore them!

  20. Oh Avery you are toooo cute and you did SUCH a wonderful job on all your Valentine's! You will definitely have the best ones in the class. :)

    And great job on the gift for teacher mom!!!