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 OvenDepartment 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.
Welcome to the first day of the sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions - yay! Today we are all featuring the beautiful new stamp set: Joy to the World (illustrated by the amazing and sweet Nancy McKinney!) which is the newest stamp set that is part of the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree program. Each quarter, Taylor chooses a charity that she donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of a particular stamp set - and this quarter she has chosen the Angel Tree as the charity to support because it's something she has been involved with for many years through churches she has attended. Angel Tree is a program administered by Prison Fellowship whose Mission is to seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family and community through the power of Jesus Christ. Angel Tree invites churches to provide Christmas gifts to the children of inmates across the country. Their website says :
"It starts with a gift. But it's so much more.
Every child has a story. For 1.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a mom or dad in prison. At Angel Tree, we find ways to reach out to these children, by sharing Christ's love with them at Christmas and by developing year-round relationships. In the end, it's so much more than giving Christmas gifts-it's about restoring families."
We'd love to have you learn more about this wonderful charity and even possibly how you might get involved. So we have a special prize drawing planned! . 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.
For the projects today, we used all the Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit that will be available for purchase along with all the stamp sets and impressions plates and dies this Thursday at 8am PST. This card kit is full of awesome card ingredients (cardstock, designer paper, ribbon, peals) to make a bunch of mass produceable Christmas cards! Also there will be a downloadable inspiration sheet that will include 10 easy to recreate samples by the Baker's Dozen! Gotta love inspiration sheets!
I had so much fun with these beautiful colors and designer paper - and love that everything is already coordinated ready for craftin'!
The Joy to the World stamp set has beautiful angels - and sweet sentiments. I created 4 circle cards with these sweet Angels and used the sentiment: "May peace be your gift at Christmas" for all four cards. Here is a picture of all 4 from this card kit and using the Joy to the World stamp set:
Here is a picture one of the Angels - she is so sweet with her hands folded. Each card was cut out with beaded circles nesties and then I added the Angels finishing it with some copics, liquid pearls and some green and maroon pearls from the Angels Kisses Taylored Card Kit:
I love that everything is from the card kit (well, except for the liquid pearls and glitter) and it made everything so simple, fast and easy to assemble! I can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations that everyone has created using this wonderful stamp set Joy to the World with the Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit:
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please come stop by tomorrow for more sneak peeks and fun!