Friday, December 4, 2009
Posted to inspire you by Donna Baker at 10:00 AM
Labels: TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS
Labels: TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS
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
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
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!
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:
***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!