Monday, April 30, 2012

Taylored Expressions May Previews: Day 1!

If you are looking for my Mojo Monday post, please scroll down... Thank you!!

Hello! Happy Monday! Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions Previews! This is also my debut as an official member of the Baker's Dozen Design Team! Woot!

May 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, May 3rd at 8 am 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 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 5/2 at 7pm PST.

Today we are introducing All Aboard, Loads of Fun, Far Out, numerous Taylored Dies, Loyal Project Pantry, and the FREE Father's Day Digi Image

I have two projects to show you today. My first card uses Far Out, part of the Embracing Grace line, designed by Emily Burger! It is a full size set of 21 images / sentiments. It's possibilities are truly limitless!

I chose the sweet boy and girl robot images, stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut them out. I then popped them on top of a partial circle and added the sentiment, "You compute me". This is a perfect card for Dan since we are both computer geeks... :) I used the brand new Sprockets Border Die. I also paired this adorable space couple with patterned paper from the Simple Stories Awesome collection.

This is the Taylored Die that I used on my card:

My next card uses the Happy Father's Day digi stamp. This fun Word A La Carte is FREE with the purchase of any May Release Bundle and there are several to choose from.  The Digi is not being offered for sale.   You will download both an open line image and a 2nd pre-colored image for super fun, quick cards and projects.  You will also be able to download an inspiration sheet showing all of the projects created by the Baker's Dozen this week.  Be sure to check out the Bundle Options on the Specials page on Release Day, Thursday.

I printed the Happy Father's Day digi stamp on Choice Buttercream cardstock, then I colored it with Copic markers and die cut with a Spellbinder's Labels Eight Nestabilities die. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #157 for my layout.

My ribbon was tied into a double bow using the Bow Easy. I also added a couple of die cut stars to the center of the bow (using the Seeing Stars Dies). Here's a detail shot:

I used supplies from the Loyal Project Pantry (patterned paper, cardstock and ribbon) to create my card. Taylored Expressions is offering the Loyal Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

The Loyal Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $13.95 and includes:
Authentique Loyal 6x6 pad of 36 of sheets
12 sheets of coordinating solid cardstock
5 yards of ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles)

Spice It Up Coordinating products will be listed in the store under this item.

These are the Taylored Dies that I used on my card:

Please be sure to check out the entire Baker's Dozen team for more fabulous previews:
Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope you will come back tomorrow for more previews!

You Compute Me Card Supplies:
Stamps: Far Out (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Awesome (Simple Stories), Intense Orange (Bazzill), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Sprocket Border Die (Taylored Expressions), Standard Circle Nestabilities – SM (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Olive Crinkled Crepe Satin, Twine, Wooden buttons (Maya Road), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Happy Father's Day Digi Card Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Father's Day Digi Image (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Loyal Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Seeing Stars Dies, Fly Your Flag 2 Die, Ribbon from Loyal Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions); Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Bow Easy, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. Fabulous creations, Stephanie! Congratulations again on your DT position :D

  2. Love the colors you used with the robots - gives kind of a steampunk grungy feel. So cute! And your Father's Day card is great! So glad you've joined the team!

  3. these are fabulous Stephanie! I LOVE the layout of that first card and your father's day card is PERFECT!

  4. Really great cards! I'm just loving that sprocket border!

  5. I love the colors in these and the bows are so cute...I guess I need to learn how to add a bow many things to learn - but loving every bit of it!

  6. Love those two little robots together. And the father's day card is beautiful.

  7. Love how you sewed done the middle of the sprocket die. Great idea!!

  8. LOVE these, especially your robots! I *really* like that you stitched down the gear border! SO cute! And congrats on joining The Baker's Dozen!

  9. So love your cards! Those bots are too cute and I love how you colored them.


  10. BIG congrats Stephanie! What wonderful cards! The little robots are darling and I love the masculine card! Great way to kick off the release and make your debut! Welcome back :)

  11. Cute the gear die and the cute father's day sentiment.

  12. really great cards...awesome coloring and stitching

  13. Too cute! I am so happy to see you back to blogging. Missed you girl! :)


  14. Both cards are so sweet!! Love the colors!

  15. Hi Stephanie! Happy Release week! LOVE your cards for today...but I think the robot one is my fav! XOXOXO

  16. Super FUN projects!
    Congrats on becoming one of the Baker's Dozen! ;o)

  17. What fun cards, love the sentiment, thank you so much for sharing.

  18. These are fantastic Stephanie!!!! Love the sprockets and love the fathers day card!! Awesome work!

  19. Your robot card is really a different twist -- very unique and cute.

  20. Yummy colors! Fun cards.......

  21. these are both fabulous, love them

  22. Great cards! You've taken these images to an elegant level!

  23. Such a GORGEOUS card, Stephanie!! Love the cute robots, and the papers you used. That sprocket border is a must-have ;) Thanks! {hugs}

  24. Stephanie!!! SOOO happy that you are on the TE DT!!! YAY!!! You are amazing - your talent is always so inspiring and I am so happy I get to work with you!! Your cards today are so adorable - I love the orange colors that you incorporated into the first card and the sweet Father's Day card is so adorable - love that star on the bow - sooo cute!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  25. Love the colors you chose for the FD card. Awesome!

  26. AWWW! I love this bot couple! You gals are WAY too talented, you are making me want EVERYTHING!!


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