April 19, 2011

Taylored Expressions Special Release

Surprise!  Taylor has so many cute new things in the store, we just had to give you another little morsel for the middle of April!  Today the Baker's Dozen is introducing 3 new sets, Labels of Love and coordinating Ribbon Tag Trio 3 Spellbinders dies, You're My Typer Upper, and You're My Type Lower.  Everything you see along the way is available at Taylored Expressions right now - as in RIGHT now!  No waiting this week.

We also want to send out a HUGE thank you to Spellbinders, who graciously sent each of the Baker's Dozen team members a Grand Calibur die cut machine!  I know!!   I just love this machine especially since the die cut plates are 8-1/4" x 12" and make cutting out multiple dies a snap since you can run them all through at the same time.  I always layer up my Nestabilities, so cutting them all in one easy pass is a HUGE time saver for me.

All of the dies on this cutting plate are the dies I used on my first card to show you - I usually go through my scaps to use for my dies.

I want to start out by showing you Labels of Love, which is a gorgeous set of fancy labels and sentiments that easily compliment many of the TE sets.  I decided to match the labels with some of TE's amazing dies - Leafy Branch, Friendship Blooms, and Butterflies

I used SSSC83 as the inspiration for the layout and paired up the tag with a die from the Ribbon Tag Trio 3 Spellbinders die set.  All of the sentiments are separate from the tags, so you can mix and match for any occasion and any style.  This card measures 5x5.

My next card showcases TE's new alphabet stamps, You're My Type Upper and You're My Type Lower

I was so excited when this little number came together - I LOVE this one.  I used the same basic layout, but just tweaked it a bit - I stamped each of the letters in HAPPY in Colorbox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink and then cut them out with a Square Nestabilities die.  Each of the pennants are cut out with the 2 nesting Pennant Shapeablities Dies and I folded the larger pennant over the top of the smaller pennant to create a hook for them to hang on the baker's twine.  I didn't glue down the entire small pennant so that I could lift it away from the background. I cut out the "9" from a sheet of Fine & Dandy True Blue paper from My Mind's Eye and then stamped the "th" using You're My Type Lower.  "Birthday to You" is from Make a Wish.  The background paper is embossed with the Stars Impression Plate.  This card is also 5"x5".

I know you'll love the rest of the projects for today's surprise release, so please stop by and see the rest of the Baker's Dozen -
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipes -
thank you card
stamps: labels of love (taylored expressions)
paper: chocolate chip (su!), kraft, choice buttercream (taylored expressions), stella & rose hazel (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: circle/large scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), ribbon tag trio 3 die (spellbinders), friendship blooms dies (taylored expressions), leafy branch die (taylored expressions), butterflies die (taylored expressions), medium scallop border die (taylored expressions), chocolate stitched grosgrain ribbon, buttons, linen thread, chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), taylor's clear tiny twinkles (taylored expressions)

happy 9th card
stamps: you're my type upper & lower (taylored expressions), make a wish (taylored expressions)
paper: close to cocoa (su!), chocolate chip (su!),  aqua mist (pti), choice snow white (taylored expressions), fine and dandy true blue (my mind's eye)
ink: colorbox dark brown fluid chalk ink
accessories: circle/large scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), square nestabilities (spellbinders), nested pennants dies (spellbinders), blossoms nestabilities (spellbinders), stars impression plate (taylored expressions), baker's twine, chocolate stitched grosgrain ribbon


  1. Two gorgeous cards, Karen. Love the bling among the leaves and the banner on the second one is fabulous.

  2. Wow-- what an awesome way to show off how much you load onto the Calibur-- that card just gorgeous and elegant and I absolutely LOVE the banner card you made with all those fun colors and layered pennants and numbers.

  3. Holy, look at all those dies you cut out at once, and I LOVE how you wrapped the paper pennants over the twine on the second card!!!

  4. Oh my WORD! These are FABULOUS girlie!!! LOVE the layout and all the die cuts you were able to do at once!! WOW!

  5. Oh Karen! You are amazing! I ADORE the flower and sweet layout of the first (holy moly - look at all those yummy dies in the GC!) and that second banner is toooo much fun! LOVE those banners and the SAAHWEEET way you did happy!!! awesome girl!big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  6. Karen! These are so aesome! I love all the details...the impression plate on the birthday card and your fab pennants are so terrific! Love love love your beautiful colors! XOXO

  7. Ooooooh....fabby cards here Giron! Such wonderful elements that I am sooo going to have to CASE!! I'm especially in awe of your pennant card...great idea with the squares at the top...hmmmm.... :)

  8. Wow!! I echo everyone's comments!! Especially love the photo of how you laid out your dies!! I have a machine similar to the GC but never think to use it!! I will now!!!!

  9. Hi Karen,
    Gorgeous use of all those yummy dies!