May 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

Good morning and happy Monday! We all have baby on the brain today with Taylor's recent announcement and thought we'd kick off this week's Taylored Expressions sneak peeks with a fun baby set called Welcome Little One - another fantastic set designed by Taylor for the TE line of stamps.  This set is made of deeply etched cling mount rubber and is exploding with darling images for all sorts of baby projects and to add a little extra punch, there is a coordinating Bracket Die too!  Other member of the Baker's Dozen are showcasing 3 new A la Carte stamps - Announcement A la Carte, Heart Frame A la Carte {and coordinating die!}, and Welcome Baby A la Carte.  All of the sets you'll be seeing this week will be available for purchase on Thursday, May 5th.

Welcome Little One is the next charity set in our Giving Tree series - $7 from each set sold during May, June, and July will be donated to Bethany Christian Services.  This beautiful organization provides adoption and orphan care services, as well as care for women who are facing unplanned pregnancies not only here in the US, but on 5 continents! 

In order to keep manufacturing costs at a minimum, the Giving Tree sets are not die cut and will need to be hand trimmed before you stamp.  This allows Taylored Expressions to donate more to each charity.

For my card today, I stamped the Sweet Baby sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and then used my stamp positioner to add 'boy' underneath.  I cut out the image with a Wonky Rectangles Nestabilities die and then used the outside of that same die to trace a cutting line so that it created a 1/8" border.  The blocks are stamped in Colorbox Yellow Ochre Fluid Chalk Ink and cut out with Nestabilities.  I added some chocolate stitched ribbon and of course, a Bow Easy bow and finished the card with a Medium Scallop Border and some Chocolate Pearls.  The layout is Sweet Stop's SSS106.

Would you like to get an early peek at the stamp sets releasing on Thursday?  Just hop on over to the Taylored Expressions Facebook page on Wednesday night and check them out!

Stop on over to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have created for you today -
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: welcome little one (taylored expressions)
paper: aqua mist (pti), chocolate chip (su!), kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), fine & dandy true blue (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox yellow ochre fluid chalk
accessories: copic markers, chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), chocolate stitched ribbon, scallop border die (taylored expressions), square/large scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), wonky rectangles die (spellbinders)


  1. Oh my! This is adorable, Karen! Love the papers and stamps you combind and I am having total bow envy over here!

  2. What a cool color combination for a modern mom to be. LOVE those colors together! All your elements are just awesome!

  3. I am having bow envy too Karen! Love this card - and the sweet scallops and colors and pearls and layers and that every thing in your card :) Gorgeous as always Karen!!!!
    Sankari :)

  4. Holy guacamole this is GORGEOUS!! LOVE the layout, the papers, the mix of stamps. WOW WOW and more WOW!!!

  5. So adorable! I love everything about it! The colours, papers, stamps and bow are all fabulous!

  6. I agree with everyone above!!! Fabulous!!!

  7. I love those rich butter yellow and brown colors and the layout and layers are just fabulous!!

  8. I love how you achieve that clean bold look even when you combine patterned papers! Fabulous card!

  9. This is so sweet and clean. . .love it! The colors are awesome!

  10. LOVE the layout on this ADORABLE card!!! Great job, Sassy!!

  11. FABULOUS! Love the layout and the colors - perfect for a boy card! :)