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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 3

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 again everyone and welcome to the last day of sneak peeks before the big release tomorrow morning!!!  I'm excited to share my contribution to the last grouping of sneaks, and I think this is a set that you have been anxiously awaiting!  Remember the Seasonal Wreath sets for all of the various seasons/holidays?  Well, the holiday/Christmas one is finally here!!!  I made a couple of very Clean and Simple easily mass producible cards...check it out!


The wreath is from the new set, Wreaths of Joy, and normally, there would be one wreath to the set, but they couldn't stop there this time!!  The holiday wreaths are just too cute, and so they added another!


Ack!!  Isn't that too cute?!?  You can go with fun and whimsical with the ornament wreath, and/or elegant and classy with the holly and berries wreath.  This was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for her Whimsical Wishes line of stamps and features 13 images and sentiments on a sturdy panel for $12.95.  And of course, it coordinates with the Seasonal Wreath and Basic Bow die.  Now, even though my card is pretty clean and simple, I paired it with a couple of dies, the Seasonal Wreath and the It's a Banner Day 1 die on my first card, and It's a Banner Day 3 on my ornament wreath card.  The sentiments are also from a new set... the Banner Holiday set. This set has the perfect holiday sentiments that coordinate with all three It's a Banner day dies...1, 2 and 3!!  Banner Holiday was designed by our very own, Taylor VanBruggen, and features 15 holiday sentiments on a sturdy square CD sized color panel for $12.95.


Finally, to take things a step further with my plain white background, I used the Musical Swirls Texture Plate on both of my cards.  Now, I just used the swirls pattern on my cards, but I used them in two different ways on my cards...


Can you see where my first card has the impression deep into my card while the 2nd one has the impression raised?  I love how you can use two totally different effects for your cards!

Ok, that is it for me today!  I will be back tomorrow to celebrate the big release in the morning and share one last project for ya!  :)  I hope to see you back here, and don't forget to take a look at what the rest of the ladies have to share with you.


14 comments:

Susan said...

I love these elegant cards. Simple, but so effective.

365 Project of Life said...

Love both of these wreaths!

wendy said...

simple yet terrifically elegant ...love it !

Jami said...

The CAS cards are fabulous Melissa - especially with the special added touch of texture!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Melissa,
I love these cards - lots of white space and beautifully colored - so simple and elegant! Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs, Anne P.

Crafty Math Chick said...

So simple and elegant... and PRETTY!! Sometimes less really is more...

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS cards Melissa! LOVE the CAS design...the wreaths really pop!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning! Your cards are so clean and simple. I love the "pop" of the wreath image.

Jules said...

what classically beautiful holiday/christmas cards! this set (dies & stamps) are a definite "must have" for me to make my cards this year! TFS your lovely work!

Debbie Carriere said...

How fantastic are these??? The wreaths look awesome on CAS cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Motz said...

These are simply gorgeous Melissa!

Kary said...

Hi Melissa! Beautiful cards!! I LOVE how you coloured both the wreaths!! Great job!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Melissa, these are just GORGEOUS! OH MY GOSH! These are just stunning!

Natalie said...

these are soo beautiful!!!

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