In Stamping Mode

Monday, August 1, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1


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 Oven Department 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.
Hello everyone and welcome to day 1 of sneaks for the August release in just a few short days! Today, the team and I are getting in the Christmas spirit and introducing the latest addition to the Giving Tree Program!
If you aren't familiar with the Giving Tree program, it is where one stamp set, each quarter, is selected to have a portion of its proceeds from purchases donated to a pre-selected charity. This month begins a new quarter and I'm so very excited about the charity Taylor has selected!

Taylor chose Angel Tree as the charity to support this quarter 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.

Now for a little information about the stamp set featured today! Today we are showing samples of the new stamp set, Joy to the World with the coordinating card kit, Angel Kisses Taylored Card kit! All of us will be showing you a simple, yet easily reproducible card that can be mailed in your standard envelope...just perfect for the Christmas holidays! Here is my sample of that...


The Joy to the World set features 21 images/sentiments, to include some gorgeous angels, on a sturdy full color 5.75" x 8.5" storage panel. This set was illustrated but our super talented Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps. These sets are so versatile, they can be used year-round...not just for Christmas! And for some really fun news...all Giving Tree sets are now PRE-TRIMMED, just like the rest of the sets...no cutting involved! You will still be getting a set of deeply etched rubber in a cute shade of pink, mounted to EZ Mount and ready for your acrylic blocks!
** $5 from the sale of each Joy to the World stamp set will be donated to Angel Tree from August 4th - October 31st **

So, in addition to showing our easily reproducible card using the Angel Kisses Taylored Card kit...which looks like this..

...the team has made a second project...all of us a little something different! Mine is a version of my easy-made card, yet stepped up with added embellishments. :) You know that's right up my alley! ;)

Really...not too much of a change, but totally stepped up, right?? I think this version is pretty easily reproducible too...if you don't mind doing a little fussy-cutting. ;)
For both cards, I colored my Angel in with Copics, in colors W1/2, E31/33/37, R81/83/85, RV69, Y35, YG95, G99, and R20. I also used the Medium Scalloped Border die and it cuts out a perfect scalloped panel that I could adhere right onto my card without further trimming. Everything else, is right out of the Angel Kisses Taylored Card kit! Details on the kit...

* great value at $16.95

*Includes

24 A2 Cream Envelopes

24 Choice Buttercream A2 Card Bases
24 Choice Buttercream Image Panels 4.25" x 5.5"
24 pieces of coordinating cardstock 4.25" x 5.5" (4 colors, 6 sheets each color)
24 pieces of Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper 4" x 6"
6 yards of twill (2 yards each of Wine, Artichoke, Carnation)
1 package of Want to Scrap Maroon Pearls
1 package of Want to Scrap Green Pearls

*plus there will be a downloadable inspiration sheet that will include 10 easy to re-create samples by the Baker's Dozen

*there will also be additional ribbon bundles available for separate purchase as well as a coordinating Copics kit.

Now I am so excited to see what the rest of the team has to share with you! Please be sure and visit the following blogs for even further inspiration!!

Thanks for your visit and see you all right back here tomorrow for Day 2 of sneaks!!

6 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Melissa! These are AMAZING! I LOVE both the CAS and stepped up version! STUNNING!!

Karen Giron said...

Aw, your card is just amazing! I love that CAS style and now I want to do mine over again! haha! LOVE the stepped up version too - gotta have that lace! Gorgeous!!

SuZeQ said...

Oh my ... let it be Christmas.

Billie A said...

Love the colors love the image. Very nice.

JessicaK said...

So sweet, especially with the touch of lace and teh scallops.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just GORGEOUS, Melissa! I love them!

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