October 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, October 6th 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.
- Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate. Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day! Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments close Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.
Today marks the first day of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions for this month's amazing and awesome October release! My oh My oh MY!!!! Talk about yummo stamps, project pantry kits and delicious dies! Today we are sneaking peeks from so many awesome stamp sets that you will be reeling from the gorgeousness of it all! For my first project today, I created a set of cards that can be mass produceable using the new winter wonder-awesome stamp set: Woodland Winter which was illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink Collection and features the cutest little animal cutie pies to create awesome winter scenes.
I used the Gift Card Frame Die to cut out DP from the 12 Days Project Pantry kit to create the background and then used the Trim the Tree die (that will be released on Thursday) that coordinates with the sweet Christmas Tree in this stamp set to cut out 4 trees and then used the layered Christmas tree dies to layer different colors of the DP onto the tree and popped it up onto the Gift Card Frame Die. It was fun to mix and match the different DP's and at the same time try to keep it simple :) I finished it up by using the the Pennant Border Die across the side of the card and then added some bling onto the tree and stamped the sentiment onto the side of the card.
Here is a pic of one of the cards - I loved making this so much - and seriously can't wait to make more! It was so much fun to make this card using the fun papers in this 12 Days of Christmas Project Pantry - When you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients. When you want to create a sweet papercrafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements. We've found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes. Taylored Expressions is offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.
For my next project, I used the gorgeous new Moka that will be part of the Moka Collection - introducing: Moka Hope! October is breast cancer awareness month. TE will donate $1 from the sale of each Moka Hope set to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This set is so perfect for all types of encouragement - and the ribbon that she wears around her can be customized to any color for any cause. This petite set was designed and illustrated by Nancy McKinney and is so sweet - I chose to make this sweet Moka holding a ribbon for breast cancer awareness for the card drive that Taylored Expressions is a proud sponsor of the Hope You Can Cling To card drive - Everyone can play the challenges on SCS during October and donateyour cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
I used the sweet papers from the Echo Park Victorian Garden paper collection and paper pieced Moka Hope's dress with the papers and colored in the ribbon and the rest of her with copics. I created a frame to put her in and used one of the Felt Pearl Blossoms (Pink and Grey) for one side of the card and stamped the sentiment: "Once you choose hope, Anything is Possible" - Christopher Reeve - such an inspiring sentiment!
I can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations that the awesome design team has created for today's eye candy wonderment!!! Please check out all of their awesome creations:
- Charmaine Ikach
- Danielle Lounds
- Jami Sibley
- Jen Shults
- Jodi Collins
- Karen Giron
- Karen Motz
- Melissa Sauls
- Melody Rupple
- Regina Mangum
- Sankari Wegman
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Tori Wild
- Wanda Guess