Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 1!

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Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of Previews of the Taylored Expressions September Release!

  • At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 4th Birthday and you’re invited to our Birthday Bash!
  • All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 6th at 8am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department.
  • Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday and the party continues with spotlights Thursday and Friday - lots of inspiration!
  • Check the Current Specials on Thursday morning to find out how you can earn a FREE Belated Birthday A la Carte stamp or a FREE You Take the Cake full-size stamp set. Birthday Bash Specials will award you FREE stamps with purchases over $50 and over $150.
  • 2 WAYS TO WIN!
1. You Take the Cake Contest  Go to Taylor's blog to get all the details on how you can win two stamp sets of your choice by guessing which illustrator contributed each image in our You Take the Cake Sampler Set.
2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. Leave comments during the party for a chance to win one of the gift certificates we’ll be giving away!

This is our biggest release ever with 17 new stamps and stamp sets + 7 new dies and die sets! Our release is SO huge that we extended our Birthday Bash into 5 full days of inspiration! 

I have 2 projects to show you today. My first uses one of the new Belated Birthday A la Carte stamps, Elephants Never Forget! We have 4 new Belated Birthday A la Cartes to compliment the original 7 that were released in 2010. They are part of the Apple Doodle Ink collection and was illustrated by Doug Applegate.


Isn't this elephant the cutest?! And I love that he is holding a yummy cupcake with his trunk! I stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut him, then I popped him up on my layout. I paired him with some patterned paper from the October Afternoon Cakewalk collection.

I finished the inside of the card with a 2nd generation stamp of the elephant and the second part of the sentiment. See that fun border? I made it using the new Curly Border Die!


Here's a look at the new Curly Border Die:


Here's a look at all 11 of the Belated Birthday A la Cartes:


You will be able to get one of these FREE with a $50 purchase through Monday 9/10- details will be posted on the current specials page.

My second project features a stamp in the new sampler set, You Take the Cake! This set of 15 images is a first for Taylored Expressions... each of our illustrators have contributed images to this special celebration sampler set. It's perfect for our Birthday Bash!


I used the pie and friends image. Can you guess which illustrator contributed this sweet image?! Once again, I stamped, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped the image onto my layout. I used October Afternoon Cakewalk papers again.

This set is definitely a must-have! It will not be on sale until after the October release. However, it is FREE with any purchase of $150 or more!

How about a contest?! Be sure to visit Taylor's blog for all the contest details - guess which illustrator contributed which image and be entered into a drawing to win TWO stamp sets of your choice!

Please visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what they have cooked up:


  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Jami Sibley (DT Coordinator)
  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess
  • Carolyn King (Guest Designer)

  • Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with Day 2 Previews!

    Supplies from the Taylored Expressions Store:

    11 comments:

    1. Great cards! I love the stitching and colors on the elephant card and the other card is so sweet :)

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    2. Both of your cards are so SWEET!!! I especially love your coloring on the elephant - great shading! And that stitching - wow - dedication!

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    3. The little elephant is totally adorable - I love the wood button and that beautiful bow! And your second card is delish! Love that little stack of yumminess and the tag is perfect!

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    4. Cute, cute cards Stephanie! Love the colors and coloring on the elephant card and love the layout and little tag on your birthday card.

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    5. Wowie Miss Stephanie! These are Bot Darling!! Love your Sweet elephant, and the fab design on your Take the cake card & I am loving the Fun mini tag too! 8-)

      Hugs
      Shannon

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    6. Stephanie! You blew it out of the park today! Your cards are amazing! I love how you cut the elephant out and love the inside of your card. The sweets card is just that - sweet! Happy Release Week! :-)

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    7. Love these, Stephanie! The elephant is adorable and the sweet treats are just too sweet! Beautifully done!

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    8. Awe, these are both too stinkin' cute! :)

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    9. Stephanie these are just amazing! I love the fun elephant card... the inside is amazing and that the colors of the second... WOW!

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    10. Stephanie, these are so wonderful! I love that elephant! And your little pastries are just deliciously cute. XOXO

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    11. Awww... so super sweet Stephanie! I love both of your cards and the sweet, soft color combos that you pull off so well!

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    I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by to leave a comment! Have a wonderful day!