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Monday, October 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 1


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 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.
  • 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.
Hello everyone!  So glad you are joining me for the beginning of October (YAY!!) and also, the first day of sneaks for the Taylored Expressions big release this coming Thursday!  This month is all about Christmas and boy have I gotten myself into the spirit!

To start, all of the team and I are featuring projects with the cutest little winter and holiday set, Woodland Winter.  This set features the cutest little critters to make an adorable holiday/winter scene!  This set was illustrated by Doug Applegate for his line of stamps, Apple Doodle Ink.  It is a set of 21 images and sentiments on a sturdy  5.75" x 8.5" sturdy panel, and of course, features that lovely deeply etched pre-trimmed rubber on ez-mount ready for to stamp with your acrylic block!  And of course, there is an ADORABLE die to match...the Trim the Tree Taylored Die set.  Check it out!


I actually didn't create a critter scene (today!), but I did use the tree (with die!!) and the Christmas gifts under to make myself a sweet little Christmas card.  The papers and accessories came straight from one of TWO new holiday themed Project Pantry kits called the 12 Days 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.

Here is some info on the kit I used above...and in my next project!


12 Days Project Pantry - Basic Recipe Kit and Spice it Up Optional Ingredients

The 12 Days Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:
My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:
  • Christmas Button Mix
  • Doodlebug Holiday Brads
  • Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff
  • Rhinestones (Red, Split Pea, Island Lagoon)
  • Coordinating Copic Markers
  • Additional Cardstock Pack
  • Additional Ribbon Bundle
But the projects don't just stop there!  I get to sneak a new MOKA!!!  This Moka is called Moka Betty and she was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps.  This is a Petite set an features 6 images and sentiments for $7.95.  Did I mention that this set is perfect for all your Betty Crocker and Betty Crocker wannabe's out there??  Check it out...


How cute is she?!?!  This is my "invitation" for a holiday cookie swap!!  There is even a sentiment on the stamp set that says the like of that. ;)  I bought a whole bin of 25 Christmas Cookie Cutters at Hobby Lobby on sale for $3.75, and that's 25 cute little accessories for my Christmas Cookie bake swap invitations!  Yeah!!!  Wanna come?? :)

And finally, there is another Moka being shown this month called, Moka Hope.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Taylored Expressions is donating $1 from the sale of each Moka Hope set to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  You can see the adorable stamp set in full and more details on THIS post on Taylored Expressions blog.  This little set is perfect for all types of encouragement cards and while it was designed with breast cancer in mind, her ribbon can be customized to any color for any cause or disease.

And that wraps up the sneaks for me today! Don't forget to come back right here tomorrow for more sneaks for the big release on Thursday. And also, don't forget to visit the rest of the Baker's and friends today to see what they have in store for you!

22 comments:

Cassie said...

Both are so lovely, Melissa! I love the idea of a cookie cutter invite. . .so clever :D

Rachel said...

So sweet! Love the papers together! I love that tree and your invitation is divine!

Regina Mangum said...

Love your sweet tree, Melissa, and your cookie cutter Moka is such a darling idea! XOXO

Jennifer Shults said...

OMG!!! I love how you used Moka Betty with the cookie cutter! That is genius!!! And I love love love your card. Your coloring is perfect!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK!! Melissa, your tree card is SO totally sweet! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I also ADORE how you created a tag with Moka Betty!!! DELISH!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh WOW!! LOVE your cookie cutter invite - what a fabulous idea and the Woodland card is just gorgeous! Love the colors and patterns and coloring and well, just everything!

wendy said...

so sweet love your tag and gift idea perfect for the holidays

Melody said...

Love the colors of your Christmas tree card. In cookie cutter card is such a cute idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are lovely Melissa, I really like the color palette you used in both of your projects.

Lisa said...

The invitation for a cookie swap is wonderful. Such a great idea & adorable execution.

365 Project of Life said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Moka Betty! She is a MUST have for my colletion!!

Mandy said...

Love the Betty invitation! Cute ideas and great samples!

Tricia said...

What adorable sneaks so far! I love the Project Pantry kit!

sharon g said...

You are GOOD at using Copics!!! NICE job

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Just adorable! Your cookie swap invite is so cute--but then so is your tree card!

Chris L.

Kary said...

Love the tree!! So very cute!! And the tag is awesome too. Beautiful colouring on both!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Love your amazing projects today... So crisp and clean and just sweet! :-)

JessicaK said...

Very cool invite with the Moka Betty, and fun, fun colors on the card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Stinkin' ADORABLE! Like a breath of fresh air! I LOVE these Melissa!

Jillisgram said...

Lovely idea for a cookies swap! Hadn't thought of that before. I think I must have one this year.

Patty said...

Very elegant projects! I love them both! Colors and composition are just great!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Melissa,
I love your coloring - I live in the Southern Hemisphere where it's mid summer at Christmas - your lovely light, bright summer colors are just perfect for a NZ summer!
Hugs, Anne P.

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