Friday, December 4, 2009

TE Release Day: Sweet Occasions


card kit group shot
Today is Taylored Expressions release day!  I have samples today using the new Sweet Occasions set which was a concept design of Jami’s!  I know she is thrilled about seeing it in rubber and so is everyone else on the team!  It is so versatile, yet simple in design.  I enjoyed using it and know it will be a GO TO set for lots of ‘sweet’ occasions (pun intended!)
Taylor is releasing a new product instead of key ingredients or bundle items, Taylored card kits!  She challenged all of us to use the contents of the kits to make 10 cards to go inside a perfect package card box and that is what is in the above photo.  The kit I used comes with patterned paper by My Mind’s Eye called Pretty Please, I just LOVE these patterns!   Here is what you get in the kits and there are 3 different ones to choose from:
15 sheets of patterned paper (cut to 4" x 5 1/4"...3 sheets each of 5 patterns)
10 Choice cardstock card bases
10 envelopes
20 sheets of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Prism cardstock (4 sheets each of 5 colors)
1 package of Kaisercraft Pearls
8 sheets of Choice Cardstock (cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"...for images)
5 yards of ribbon (2.5 yards each of 2 different styles)
1 Perfect Package Card Box

box
Here is a picture of the top of my box.  I paper-pieced the frame around the celebrate image with the papers.  On all my cards, I used 2 sheets of patterned paper and zigzag stitched all the cards to get the assembly line going. I chose to use the Celebrate image from the set because it encompasses celebrating birthdays, friendship, gratefulness and many accomplishments! 

set of styles
Lastly, here is a close up of 3 of the cards I made to show you the basic designs I came up with for all 10 cards!  The one on the right, because Jami designed coordinating tiny images to be stamped on the insides or the envelopes, I decided to use it for the front of my cards as inchies.  They fit perfectly inside 3/4”  and 1” punches!   On the center card, I stamped the whole image on the patterned paper and then paper-pieced white cardstock so I could color in the image, cutting all around the sentiment (it wasn’t as hard as you’d think! On the card on the right, my focal image has the small image as well as the sentiment but big enough to not get lost on the card.  I will share more cards in the set so you can see them close up soon. 
***There's still a chance to win!!  Be sure to come blog hoppin' with me to see what the Baker's Dozen girls have cooked up with Sweet Occasions and Crafty Cuppie today:
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Taylor VanBruggen

***Be sure to leave some love along the way because one lucky commenter will win a Crafty Cuppie stamp set!


***All you have to do is leave a comment on each Baker's Dozen blog today for the best chance to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments on one of the blogs, but the trick is that nobody knows which blog it will be! You have until 6am PST on Saturday to enter. The winner will be announced Monday morning on Taylor's blog.

Happy Shopping in the TE store and have a great weekend! Pin It

33 comments on "TE Release Day: Sweet Occasions"

Alex Maldonado on 10:10 AM CST said...

SOO gorgeous Donna!! All of your cards are yummy :) I can't wait to start shopping!

TannyP on 10:17 AM CST said...

What an amazing set - fabulous creations as always, Donna!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl on 10:19 AM CST said...

AWESOME Donna! What an AMAZING set you have created! I LOVE all the layouts and your design on each one!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Taylor VanBruggen on 10:38 AM CST said...

These are all soooo cute, Donna! I just LOVE this set...it would make a fantastic Christmas gift for someone who likes to send cards for every occasion/reason!

Heidi Brawley on 10:40 AM CST said...

Simply gorgeous!! You have out done yourself again!!! Have a Great weekend!! ~Heidi

Dana White on 10:57 AM CST said...

Donna these are so sweet and what a fantastic gift idear for someone!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) on 11:08 AM CST said...

THis is an absolutely ADORABLE set, Donna! I just LOVE it! Too cute!

thestampinglady on 11:30 AM CST said...

Donna--your finished products are just so cute. Love the box you made to hold them in. Have a great weekend.

Barb Schram on 11:46 AM CST said...

LOVE all the card designs, Donna! And really love the package concept! Have a great weekend...hope you are doing well!

Karen Giron on 12:27 PM CST said...

This is an amazing little card set! I love how different each card is and all the detail! How did you get all 10 cards and your box to fit in one picture?? haha!

Janet, on 12:59 PM CST said...

Love your cards, and love the kits. thanks for the chance to win.

Lon on 1:59 PM CST said...

Such yummy colors! I love these!

sharon on 2:02 PM CST said...

so gorgeous!!

Kristy aka Kuttin Kards on 2:21 PM CST said...

Ohhhh I love this! It's fabulous!

Sandra on 2:23 PM CST said...

WOW!
Sandra

Sue D on 3:08 PM CST said...

Thanks for showing us so many different ways to use these stamps.

Wendy on 3:48 PM CST said...

Great cards! A set like this would make a great gift!

leenda on 4:28 PM CST said...

Fantastic gift idea! Very inspirational & enabling....

Espbfdl on 5:17 PM CST said...

Wow--this kit rocks:) Awesome gift idea!!!

Melissa S on 6:14 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards!!

Linda on 6:27 PM CST said...

Your cards are all fabulous, I just adore all of them. You are so talented. Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing.

Lee on 6:29 PM CST said...

WOW! I love the pretty colours! This will be such a gorgeous li'l set to play with x

Rose Ann on 6:59 PM CST said...

Oh my gosh...you've been busy, and everything looks wonderful, Donna!! I just love all of your yummy designs!!

Danni on 7:12 PM CST said...

These are all so wonderful! Great job!

Candace on 10:01 PM CST said...

These card kits are such a great deal! All of your creations are adorable! :)

Lori on 1:29 AM CST said...

I love your cards! They are sooo cute - thanks for sharing with us!!

CraftingAnu on 4:37 AM CST said...

This is such a yummy set. Love the samples. TFS :)

Anonymous said...

Love the different styles of all of your cards. This is my favorite set. Wonderful. Connie NH

Lori on 9:39 AM CST said...

Super set of cards, nicely done!

Gabriela on 2:01 PM CST said...

Oh I am just smitten with the Crafty Cuppie. Sure wish I could win it and give it a good home.

jan on 10:00 AM CST said...

Love these kits, so adorable!

Karen Motz on 1:40 PM CST said...

Beautiful Donna! I LOVE how you used the smaller images...why didn't I think of that? :)

Banu on 3:07 PM CST said...

WOW this kit rocks. Your cards are beautiful and would make a great gift idea.

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