October 2, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1

Good morning!  The Baker's Dozen Design Team is hosting a pre-release peek of all the new Taylored Expressions sets and dies that will be available in the TE Store Thursday, October 4th!  Woot!  Taylor is throwing a special Preview Party over on the TE Facebook Page on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6PM PDT - there are prizes available, so you will definitely want to join in on all the fun!

I'm featuring 2 stamp sets today, the first is Rejoice which is a beautiful Christmas sentiment set of 13 cling-mount rubber stamps.  Rejoice is the next set in the Lasting Impressions line of stamps.

I paired Rejoice with the new Holly Cutting Plate and Label Stacklets 1 dies.  The Holly Cutting Plate is a large die, which makes this ornate 4" x 5.25" background.  I stamped the sentiment in Colorbox Dark Brown Ink and then cut it out with the Label Stacklets 1 die and then added a few snowflakes from the Let it Snowflake die set. 

My second card features A Bushel & a Peck, which is a fabulous set of 25 images and sentiments designed for year-round card making.  Doug Applegate illustrated this darling set for the Apple Doodle Ink line of stamps. 

I chose to make a card for fall, my absolute favorite season.

I stamped the wheel barrow in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then masked off the top so I could stamp the pumpkins over it in order to give it the illusion the pumpkins are sitting inside the wheel barrow.  I colored it all with Copic Markers.  I used Jen Shults' DS69 for the layout and the patterned papers are Indie Chic Citron 6x6 from My Mind's Eye.

There is lots more inspiration for you today from the Baker's Dozen - please stop over and see:

I used these new Taylored Dies today:

And you can find these fun items in the TE Store:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipes - 
newborn king card
stamps: rejoice (te)
paper: kraft (te), hot fudge (mft), choice buttercream (te)
ink: colorbox dark brown
accessories: label stacklets 1 dies (te), holly cutting plate (te), make a snowflake dies (te), latte pearls (kaisercraft), foam squares

happy harvest card 
stamps: bushel & a peck (te)
paper: kraft (te), hot fudge (mft), choice snow white (te), indie chic citron 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, circle & scallop spellbinders dies, mocha crinkled crepe satin ribbon, sewing machine, thread, foam tape


  1. Wonderful cards....that cutting plate is a great new product....I have a theme here...always commenting on the cutting plate....can't wait to order mine!

  2. oooo la la!! LOVE that first color combination - gorgeous!! and that ribbon on the second is just lucious!! Beautiful cards KG!!! xoxo!

  3. Beautiful cards Karen. love the great fall colors and the holly background!

  4. Love the neutral colors with the holly leaves. Great layout and stitching on the fall card.

  5. Wonderful cards, Karen! Love the neutrals on the first and the mix of colors and pop of orange on the second!

  6. Beautiful cards! Love all the stitching and layers.~

  7. so pretty, love your take on using the holly cutting plate in neutral..gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful cards. Love the look, colors and all. I like the idea of the holly die done in white. Gives a great look.

  9. Beautiful! Love the softer, muted color choices so much. Every detail is wonderful, as always.
    Happy Release Week! :-)

  10. These are gorgeous! I am always in awe of your straight, even, stitching, it's such a nice touch! Love your colors in the pumpkin card, they are so soft and beautiful!

  11. Wowie!! These are both Just Fabulous Karen!! Love the color combo with the holly plate! Wow! So Beautiful and Elegant!! And your Fall card with the popped up pumpkins is just Darling! Love your take on Jen's sketch and the fab combo of dp's too! Just Wonderful! 8-)


  12. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love these!

  13. Oh Karen that Holly Die is to die for! Love your card - so elegant!!

  14. Oh my word! I would NEVER have thought to cut the holly from cream, but OMG it is SO STUNNING!! Just gorgeous my friend! LOVE your wheelbarrow card too! FABBY coloring!

  15. Hi Karen! Your cards are STUNNING AND SWEET...just like you! XOXO I love the pearls! XOXO

  16. The neutral color palette on both cards is so pretty. That first card is so elegant and your punkins are adorable!

  17. Gorgeous! I never would have thought to do cream over kraft with the holly plate and it looks fantastic! Sort of rustic without being distressed. And your wheelbarrow of pumpkins is too cute!