Happy beginning of May to you all!! I can't believe April has come and gone so quickly and the last month of school is already upon us...whaaaat?! Oh well! One good thing about the beginning of the month is that sneaks begin for the latest Taylored Expressions release of stamps. And I hope you have visited Taylor's blog...in particular for THIS post for some really big news AND a contest! :)
So if you are just coming back from visiting Taylor's blog and/or already know the big news, you may have surmised that this release is all about BABY!! Today, the Bakers and friends will be sneaking for you a NEW Giving Tree stamp set, Welcome Little One, FOUR new a la Cartes, Invitation, Announcement, Welcome Baby, and Heart Frame a la Carte, and finally, TWO new dies to match....the Frame it Up 2 die and Bracket Frame die. WOW!! Now THAT was a mouthful. :)
Before I share my project for you, just wanted to mention that all of the things that we'll be sneaking for you in the following days will be available for purchase this coming THURSDAY, May 5th at 8 AM PST. All of the stamps are on cling mounted deeply etched rubber and come with their own panel for easy storage. Also, the Welcome Little One stamp set is the latest in a series of special Giving Tree sets for the quarter. For the months of May, June and July when you purchase this set you'll be helping to support Bethany Christian Services, the nation's largest adoption agency. BCS also cares for women facing unplanned pregnancies as well as orphans living on 5 continents. Their comprehensive services include adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training, and family support knowing that children thrive in safe, loving, and strong families. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Bethany Christian Services for each Welcome Little One stamp set sold in the next 3 months.
So with all that said...let me show you some of these goodies, right?!
This card is actually a BABY ANNOUCEMENT! I stamped 6 varying images from the Welcome Little One set on the background of my card to making my own "patterned baby paper." :) I then used the bracket stamp and die cut using the coordinating Bracket Frame die, one of the sentiments from the set. I stamped it on patterned paper from the latest Project Pantry Kit, Alphabet Soup - Girl....yes, there are even new Project Pantry kits in boy and girl to match!!
And on the inside of the card I used more patterned paper from the kit and die cut using the Frame It Up 2 die to create a place to snugly set in my newborn wallet-sized picture of new baby. :) (This is actually Catie's pictures when she was just a week old 3 years ago!!)
And finally, the entire inside of the card where I stamped a panel with the Announcement a la Carte stamp to easily fill in all of the appropriate baby information. Whew!!! That's a lot of information, right?!
And I just have to mention...the Welcome Little One set was illustrated by Taylor herself as part of the *te* Collection of stamp sets. So proud of her! When you receive yours in the mail, as a bit of an FYI, this particular set will need to be trimmed prior to use. Since it is a part of the Giving Tree series, these sets are the only ones that will not be pre-trimmed for you!
Ok, off to visit what the rest of the Bakers plus friends!!