Monday, August 1, 2011

More is More (GIVEAWAYS!)...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day One!

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 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.
  • 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: "Name 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 10 pm PST Wednesday night.
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Yes, your eyes do not deceive's Christmas in August! Today, it's all about giving, with Day One of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions. I'm so excited to introduce the latest set in Taylor's Giving Tree program, Joy to the World. For every set sold between August 4 - October 31, Taylor will donate $5 to Angel Tree, a worthwhile charity that encourages churches across the county to provide Christmas gifts to children of prison inmates. Taylor is so excited about this wonderful , TE is giving away an Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World full-sized stamp set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and Musical Swirls Impression Plate!) To be entered into the prize drawing, simply visit the Angel Tree website HERE and email Taylor with the answer to this question in the subject line: "Who is the founder of Angel Tree?" Your answer must be received by Wed, August 3 at 6 pm PST. Taylor will announce the winner on her blog at 10 pm PST.
The card I made with this beautiful set also features the very cool Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, with beautiful patterned paper, ribbon, and accents. This card was so simple to create and easy to mail. 

Today I wanted to show off how you can take a simple card and build on it to make it really special. With the same elements from the Card Kit, I created another card, very similar to my first, but stepped it up a little by incorporating some extra details, such as a scalloped border around the frame, a lovely embossed background (created with the new Musical Swirls Impression Plate) and another previously released stamp image around my sentiment. I also double-stamped the sweet angel, fussy cutting her out and popping her up over the wings for some dimension. 

(All cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, and pearls from Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit)

May Peace Be Your Gift Card
Stamps: Joy to the World (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Classic Long Oval Nestabilities and Ribbon Tags Trip 3 (Spellbinders)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)

Peace Card
(Supplies as above) plus:
Stamps: Labels of Love (Taylored Expressions)
Dies: Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
Templates: Musical Swirls Impression Plate (TE)

I hope you enjoyed today's sneak peek! Come back tomorrow for more inspiration and peeks. In the meantime, be sure to visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some amazing Christmas projects.


Jodi Collins said...

GORGEOUS cards Regina!! LOVE the layout on both and the added texture on your second card!

Melissa Sauls said...

Sooooo beautiful Regina!!! BOTH of the card are absolute stunners and, of course, I love your stepped up version. I LOVE how you popped up your Angel...very clever!

Karen Giron said...

I love these cards! Your first card is so pretty with the ribbon die and pearls and I adore your stepped up version with the frame! Gorgeous!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable DSP! I love how the angel is "popped" up! Great job, Regina!

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous! TFS ;o)

Billie A said...

Just beautiful I love the colors and images.

JessicaK said...

Oooh, the musical swirls embossing - subtle but beautiful.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Regina!