Monday, May 2, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks: Welcome Little One

Hello Everyone!  Today is quite exciting as it is Day One of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions.  We have a lot of fun baby-themed sets and accessories to share with you this release. :)  Today we are showcasing Welcome Little One stamp set, Invitation A la Carte, Announcement A la Carte, Heart Frame A la Carte, Frame it Up 2 die and Bracket Die!  Whew – lots of fun stuff!


For my card today I used Welcome Little One and the Invitation A la Carte to create a baby shower invitation.  Welcome Little One is a sweet set illustrated by Taylor for the TE collection.  This set is perfect for all of your baby announcement / invitation needs (especially when paired with the A la Cartes) and is also perfect for sweet and simple baby cards or thank you notes.  This set is also our latest addition to the Giving Tree line.

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.

Ready for some pretty pictures?  First up is a shot of the completed invitation.  I created a Criss Cross card and used the pocket to hold the invitation card.  I used the frame image, the little baby buggy and “A Baby Shower” sentiment from the stamp set and paired them with some delightful designer paper from the Happily Lost line by Lily Bee.


I stamped the little buggy on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic markers and Copic Spica pens.  After trimming I added Glossy Accents.  Next I stamped the frame from the set and trimmed (I completely spaced and didn’t realize that we have an awesome new die that I could have used to die cut the image).  I added Rouge Liquid Pearls for a bit of extra oomph! ;)  A sentiment stamped on light pink card stock, some ribbon (that I somehow managed to actually tie into a bow) and a Little Whimsies – Lotus flower finished the front of the card.


For the invitation I stamped the Invitation A la Carte on Choice Snow White cardstock.  I accented it by stamping another image from the Welcome Little One set in light pink ink.  I then finished by matting on red cardstock, sewing the edges, adding a button and ribbon and then matting again (this time on pink).


So what do you think?  Isn’t this set the cutest?!  I will admit though that I didn’t exactly create an easy to reproduce invite… heh heh heh… this would have to be for a super special invitee! ;)

For more nifty samples check out the Baker’s Dozen (and lookee – we have a fabulous new addition to the team!):

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds - me!
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess
Jami Sibley

Stamps: Welcome Little One, Invitation A la Carte (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Red, Soft Sky (SU!), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Happily Lost designer (Lily Bee).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Warm Lipstick Chalk Fluid (ColorBox), Pink Pirouette Classic, Copic markers, Copic Spica pens.
Accessories: ribbon (May Arts), Glossy Accents and Rouge Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Little Whimsies – Lotus assortment (Webster’s Pages), button, foam dimensionals, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine.


  1. So cute, Danielle! Love all the little details of your invitation like the little ribbon pull and the pretty rose whimsy!

  2. OOOOOOH! This is exquisite! All the sewing, liquid pearls,'s so gorgeous! What a neat idea for an invite!

  3. OH MY! I love that criss cross card! Certainly not for mass producing, but so fabulous!

  4. Brilliant idea for an invitation Danielle - love the way it comes out! And liquid pearls and stitching - be still my beating heart girl!!! AWESOME card!!!
    Sankari :)

  5. This is TOTALLY amazing Danielle! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  6. So amazing Danielle! I love the criss cross idea for an invite and the sentiment flag and image are just perfect!! I'm going to need to case this one!

  7. This is just fabulous--- I love the details and yes, this one might just be the baby book copy! :) GORGEOUS though!!

  8. What a perfect invitation! I LOVE the design, Danielle!

  9. There you go again with the liquid pearls! This is a beautiful invitation!!! LOVE the paper choices!


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