August 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 2

August Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 4th at 8AM PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6PM PST.
  • Angel Bundle Prize Drawing: We're very excited to be supporting the Angel Tree with Joy to the World, the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate), simply click over to the Angel Tree Website and find the answer to this question: "Nave the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!). E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6PM PST. The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10PM PST Wednesday night.
The Baker's Dozen is showcasing 2 new sets today, Bugabee and Embrace Beauty.  I'm giving you a little peek at Bugabee this morning, which is a completely adorable set concepted by our very own Oodabug, Charmaine Ikach!  Taylor illustrated this cute set of 27 images and sentiments for the *TE* collection, as well as the 2 coordinating Taylored Dies sets: Bugabee Bugs and Bugabee Flowers.

What I absolutely love about this set is its versatility - the ladybugs and bees coordinate with the same dies and you can stamp the images and cut them out with the dies, or just cut cardstock with the dies to create your bug!  So much fun!  I wanted to use the bee image today and I stamped the bee in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crushed Curry cardstock - then I ran it throught my Big Shot with the Bugabee Bug die.  I used Taylor's alternative method to cut out the image.  I also ran a piece of white vellum with the 2 different wing dies through the Big Shot and then sewed the wings onto the bees.  Super cute!

I added some of the blue Baker's Twine around the panel as well.  The layout is Sweet Stop's SSS119.

Did you notice the polkadot embossing?  It's the new Lots of Dots Impression Plate - it has 2 patterns, one small polkadots and one bigger polkadots and I used both on this card.  The impression plate is double sided, so you get 2 different options with each plate - it's so fantastic!  I used the larger polkadots for the blue cardstock and then the small polkadots are the cream cardstock underneath my bees.  Taylor has a wonderful tutorial on how the impression plates work {scroll down past the die tutorial}. 

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs and catch a peek at Bugabee and Embrace Beauty!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe - 
stamps: bugabee (taylored expressions)
paper: kraft, sea water textured (bazzill), jacaranda textured (bazzill), choice buttercream (taylored expressions) cardstock, white vellum, stella & rose gertie (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories:  baker's twine, square/scallop & scallop circle nestabilities (spellbinders), lots of dots impression plate (taylored expressions), bubabee bugs dies (taylored expressions), sewing machine/white thread, foam tape


  1. Your card is darling! That blue and yellow combo matches my kitchen tiles! So sweet and fresh. :)

  2. Hi Karen! What a pretty, happy card! Love the light blue with the yellow - great combo. I can't believe you sewed on bee wings! Oh, wait, yes I can! Your details are wonderful.

  3. You are a GENIUS my friend! LOVE the colors, the layout, the vellum...LOVE!

  4. Love the pretty blue and yellow together! Love the vellum wings with the sewing!

  5. SO cute, Karen! I love your little bees and your fun, happy colors! XOXO

  6. Way to "bee" completely adorable.

  7. Oh, so pretty! Love the sweet bees Karen and the pretty colors. The textures are awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  8. darling card, love the design and those little bees are cute!

  9. Great card love the images. great colors.

  10. So cute! Love the colours and the wings are awesome!

  11. Super cute! I love the fresh color combo. :)

  12. Your bees are TOO cute! I love how you stitched their wings!