Wednesday, June 1, 2011

TE Sneak Peaks: Sweet Bliss

Hello!  Welcome to the second day of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions!  I have some fun samples to share today so I’m going to jump right in! :)


June Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department in the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Special Early Bird Offer on Release Day for the first 15 orders over $100.  It's TOTALLY SWEET!
  • 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 all 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 Thursday 6/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

For my first card I used the new Sweet Bliss cuppie set illustrated by Jessie Olson.  It is perfect for wedding, engagement and anniversary celebrations.  Sweet Bliss is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 16 images.


I stamped cuppie and his wife on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added a little glitter using Copic Spica pens and Crystal Stickles.  Once dry the image was cut with a Labels Nestabilities die.  The rest of the panels for the card were made using various papers from the Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky 6 x 6 pad from My Mind’s Eye and matting them on a Razzleberry colored cardstock.  I distressed the edges, added some stitching with my sewing machine and finished with a some ribbon and silver brads.


Next up I used two new Moka stamps illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Moka Collection: Moka Jack and Moka Charlotte. Each set comes on a 3" x 5.5" full color sturdy storage panel.  They are the sweetest couple ever!  Charlotte could also double as a princess. ;)


I stamped both of the cuties on Choice Snow White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I added glitter to her veil and a few Tiny Twinkles to her tiara.  I cut both of them out and they were adhered to the card with foam dimensionals.


For the sentiment I used the “Mr. & Mrs.” included with Moka Jack and stamped it on a nice aqua cardstock before punching with an oval punch.  I thought a little more glitter was needed so I broke out some silver glittery chipboard letters to add another sentiment: “Congrats”.  I have to admit that this is one of my favorite cards from this release.  It just turned out exactly as I planned… that doesn’t always happen. ;) 


For more wedded bliss, check out the rest of the design team!

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

Just Married
Stamps: Sweet Bliss (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Razzleberry, Pink, Naturals White, Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Copic Spica pens.
Accessories: ribbon, silver brads, Crystal Stickles (Ranger), Labels Nestabilities (Spellbinders), foam dimensionals, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, edge distressing tool.

Stamps: Moka Charlotte and Moka Jack (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Black, Naturals White, Cool Caribbean, Choice Snow White (Taylored Expression), This & That designer (Lily Bee Designs).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Silver Copic Spica pen.
Accessories: Thickers (American Crafts), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Crystal Fine Glitter (MS), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Black Satin ribbon (May Arts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), foam dimensionals, small oval punch.


  1. Your blog answered my question....these are stamp sets. I love them. Wow! The copic markers are so vivid! Great cards!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your bride is BEAUTIFUL!! Both cards are wonderful!

  3. Such cute cards--both of them. Love what you did with the sets. Great ways to feature both.

  4. amazing cards love all the extra details too

  5. Very cute cards!

  6. Glad I haven't got to pick a favourite as I love them both! Jo x

  7. Adorable wedding cards!!!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

  8. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing!

  9. Son getting married in November...perfect timing! Love these!

  10. I love your cards! Especially the bride and groom colored and glittered! Splendid!

  11. AWESOME! Your coloring is so bright and POW! Great projects for today's release!

  12. Love the Bride. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

  13. These are beautiful! Love the glittery veil! Great inspiration!

  14. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Cute cards! Love the bride...

  16. What a darling couple I love it and the colors you used are awesome very pretty cute card.

  17. Mr. & Mrs. Cuppie - how insanely cute are they in that car!

  18. Oh my fave is the congrats card -just love what you did to her dress!

  19. Too cute, Danielle! Great layout for the Cuppie card and I love the silver sparkly letters to match Charlotte's sparkly shoes!

  20. These are PRECIOUS! I ADORE your Cuppie card and your bride is a STUNNER too!

  21. Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with your married Cuppies and the sparkly letters in your Moka card adds so much. LOVE that layout!

  22. Your wedding cards are just awesome--love both of them! Great job!

    Chris L.

  23. LOVE that green car and all the sparkle on the second card!!


Thanks for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you. :)