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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - CreativiTEA & Miniature Motifs

Hey everyone! I love the beginning of the month! Why, you ask? Well, because I get the privilege of sneaking the shiny new Taylored Expressions stamp sets!!! :) I probably say this every month, but this time I mean it like no other!! LOL! I LOVE THIS RELEASE!!!

Ok, there are two sets that I am sneaking for you today...that, and a card kit that will be available for purchase. Do you like shabby vintage like me? Then you are going to LOVE this card kit! I couldn't stop making cards with it!! Let me just shout this from the rooftop...."the paper is from the Girl's Paperie!!!!" Remember in a post earlier when I said it nearly brought me to tears to cut it up? LOL! Almost the same here...thank goodness Taylor had it all cut and ready for me!! :) I have LOTS to show today, so I'll just get it started and interject with the photos. :)

This is the whole shebang! A sampling of cards made with the kit AND my embellished card box. Oh yes....the kit comes with a beautiful card box with magnetic closure!! LOVE IT!! I heavily embellish my cards and when they stacked in there, there was definitely room for more!

I used scrap everything on this!! Scraps from the kit, fabric scraps, you name it! Don't throw any of your scraps away from this kit...this paper is just tooo pretty to do so! :) The pretty flower on top is one of the new pink Apple Blossoms in the store...you know I'm stocking up on those, right? :)

For the sides, I simply grabbed some vintage paper (Medical Journal from the early 1900s) and mod podged it on....so lovely!

I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this kit is! Let me give you a little rundown of what you get...
10 choice snow white cardstock bases (for you card)
15 pieces of the Girl's Paperie cardstock *drool drool drool* (this alone is worth any price!) 4x6 in size with all the different sheets....AND DOUBLE SIDED!!! Soooo many options with all the gorgeous papers...seriously
20 sheets of coordinating cardstock in 4x6 size...pretty pastels :)
Pearls
Ribbon....lots of ribbon! :)
You DEFINITELY could make many more than 10 cards with this kit...trust me on this one!

Oh! You will also receive a downloadable inspiration sheet filled with card ideas to use with your kit once your purchase it...kind of like the cards I have to show here.....CASE away people!

Were you looking at that and wondering..., "Melissa, is that a stamp that fits inside a Labels 9 die???" Oh yes, my friend....your eyes are not deceiving you...and I LOVE IT!

A little Miniature Motifs on this one...stamped in white on the blue cardstock....sooo pretty!

Again with the scraps....I had little leftover pieces of the pretty floral pattern and the other side was this cute yellow gingham. I just punched little circles from them (they aren't even full circles) and adhered them atop each other! I cheated and used some of the pretty pink silk ribbon that Taylor carries on this one....I couldn't resist!

This time I wanted to highlight more of the Miniature Motifs set....used on the background white panel AND, if you look closely, there's another motif stamped and paper-pieced on my teacup. Scraps my friends....use 'em all!!!


Have you liked what you've seen so far? I REALLY hope so!! I had a blast working with these sets and the card kit....I definitely plan on making more! And you know what I'm going to say next, right? There is even MORE samples to see with this set and the rest of the Baker's Dozen wants to share!!! Please stop by and visit Taylor and the rest of the crew!

Taylor VanBruggen <------she has a video to share with you too!
Nancy McKinney
Jami Sibley
Alex Maldonado
Carolina Buchting
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jeanie Witmer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Sankari Wegman

See you tomorrow for MORE sneaks!!!

12 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I must admit, I could not WAIT to get over to your blog and see what you did with these sets! You, of course, didn't disappoint! Each of these cards is truly GORGEOUS Melissa!!! These sets really showcase your style! LOOOOVE how you decorated the box too!!!

Sankari W. said...

Melissa - WOW!!! I love your style and love how bright and cheery these cards are! Beautifully colored and absolutely beautifully adorned! So many lovely details in every single card!! Awesome awesome!!! That modgepodge with the medical journal paper is awesome! What a great set! YOU so rock!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Karen Motz said...

Oh my goodness Melissa...these are so beautiful...and your box is amazing!!!

Jami said...

I knew you'd ROCK this card kit and these sets - I mean they have your name written all over them, right??? You did NOT disappoint, Girl! Wow! And I must say that a Perfect Package Card Box has never had it soooooo GOOD!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

OK... not only did I get some seriously amazing eye candy here today I also got a great laugh! You're cracking me up with all of your asides about the Paper Girl patterned paper. I'm feeling bad though because I made you cut up a piece of your precious paper to send to me...I'm sure I'm the one who made you cry those tears! ;) LOVE all of your beautiful creations!

Karen Giron said...

WOW!!! These are absolutely gorgeous and fabulous and all the other gorgeous words I can't think of. WOW! I am loving all those scallops and rhinestones!!

Jackie Pedro said...

THUD..............Gorgeous Gorgeous stuff, Melissa! The decorated box is TO DIE FOR BEAUTIFUL!!!

GCD Studios said...

these are beautiful and GUESS WHAT... you won our kit give away. Contact me at hsonboul@gcdstudios.com

THANKS
~H

Donna said...

Whoa!! Get out with the shabby chic vintage gorgeousness! I can hardly believe what my eyes are feasting on-you are too cute with your excitement, I love it!

Heather Jensen said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!

I am jealous. I want that paper! I want this set of goodies. You know I love Vintage goodness. :)

I will definately be looking over there for this set. Thanks for sharing all you fab cards.

Carolina said...

Stunning cards and box! You not only made adorable projects, but you have sold me on this card kit...it's for sure going on my list now!

It's just beautiful Shabby Chic in every way!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a gorgeous set, Melissa! WOW!

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