Monday, May 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks - Day 1 !!!

Hi Everyone!

I don't know if you saw Taylor's sweet post on Friday where she shared a wonderful announcement that she and her husband Jon were pregnant and expecting their first child in September this year!! Woo-Hoo!! The whole Baker's Dozen Design Team is so excited for Taylor and Jon and we all can't wait to meet the new little cupcake!!!

What a better way to celebrate than to share some sneak peeks from this month's May Release which features the cutest baby stamps - all of which are available this Thursday, May 5th!!! 
Today the Baker's Dozen are previewing so many lovely sweet little stamps for creating sweet baby cards and invitations:
- Welcome Baby Stamp set
- Welcome Little One (A La Carte)
- Invitation and Announcement (A La Carte)
- Heart Frame (A La Carte)
- Welcome Baby (A La Carte)
- Frame it Up 2 Die
- Bracket Frame Die

Today, I decided to make a trio of Baby Onesie cards using the super sweet Welcome Baby stamp set that was designed by Taylor! This stamp set is part of the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Program where the purchase of this set will help to support the Bethany Christian Services, which is the nation's largest adoption agency. They have wonderful services for adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training and famly support - all to ensure that children thrive in safe and loving families. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Bethany Christian Services for each WElcome Little One stamp set that will be sold in the next 3 months!

This stamp set is just so sweet and has not only the sweetest images, but also the sweetest sentiments! And a portion from the purchase of this stamp set will be going to a wonderful organization - which also means that this stamp set will come untrimmed as a sheet of rubber (needs to be trimmed) so that more proceeds can go to charity. I was going to download a baby onesie template and then cut it out and create a card that way - but my printer did not have ink - so I cut out an A2 card and drew a template, cut it out and traced it onto two more cards :) I used a pink and blue (these papers are from the MME Fine and Dandy collection) and green DP from Basic Grey. I used one of the block square stamps in the stamp set for the center image of the onesie - which I then cut and popped up onto the newly to be released Bracket Frame Die that I popped up over the ribbon onto the onesie:

On the inside, I used this super sweet sentiment that I stamped in the respective matching inks and then embellished with some sweet images that are stamped open so that you can color them in. I love that this stamp set no only has solid images, but also coordinating open images that can be colored or paper pieced. Here is a picture of the inside of the onesies:

One each of the onesies I added a little Vintage Crochet Trim and cut the edges with a mini scallop punch from EK success - and of course had to add some liquid pearls to the edges as well :) Here is a picture of the Bracket Frame Die - as you can see on the onesie card (which is basically a wee bit smaller than an A2 card - this die is an awesome one for sentiments and images for cards - and it coordinates so beautifully with all the square images in this stamp set (which stamp as a block of color).

Here is another peek at the trio - love how easy and quick it was to make -
and I simply adore the sweet sentiment inside!

I love all the images (all 26 images!) in this stamp set and it is the perfect set for invitations for showers, baby announcements and welcome or congratulations baby cards!!! I can't wait to see what all the lovely ladies have created with this super sweet stamp set(s) today! Please check them out:

Taylor Van Bruggen
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

Don't forget that on Wednesday - Taylor will be revealing images of the stamp sets on the TE facebook page - so make sure to stop by! And to wish Taylor congrats on her sweet little baby cupcake in the oven - stop by on this post - and if you guess boy or girl - you could win some awesome baby stamps too!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please stop by tomorrow for more baby magic!!!

Sankari :)


Taylor said...

OMGoodness!! Look at those sweet onesies! LOVE them! And the little pom trim around the neckline is so sweet! If I saw this in a store I would totally buy it for the little one! Hmmm... do I want the pink one or the blue one? ;)

Jodi Collins said...

LOVE these Sankari! How ADORABLE! You are so AMAZING my friend! I just ADORE these!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh wow!!! WOW! These are just the sweetest little onesies ever and the pom pom trim is absolutely adorable. Please tell me you didn't stamp these at 2 AM!!??!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

You are a genius! WOW! Love this project! Every last detail is great!

Unknown said...

Okay-- I'll admit it, these made me gasp when I saw them in the gallery! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pom-pons, liquid pearls, and everything! <3 them!!

Jami said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are toooooooo adorable! The pom pom trim is the final detail that just pushes them over the edge!

Unknown said...

How cute are these.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These onesies are absolutely darling! I ADORE them, Sankari!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are so sweet - I love the pom pom trim and the insides are as pretty as the outsides! :)

Pyjama said...

Oh, I love these cute cards! They are amazing!

Did you know your name "Sankari" means "a hero" in Finnish. :D