Monday, August 1, 2011

TE Sneak Peeks Day 1: Joy to the World


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.

For my first card today I used the new Joy to the World stamp set and a fabulous new Angel Kisses Taylored Card KitJoy to the World is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 21 images/sentiments.  The set was illustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line and it is the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. 


Guess what?  The Giving Tree sets now come pre-trimmed just like the rest of our sets - no cutting needed.  This quarter we are supporting the Angel Tree charity and five dollars from the sale of each Joy to the World stamp set sold from August 4th - October 31 will be donated.


For my first card all of the cardstock and ribbon came from the card kit.  All I needed to add was a bit of ink, my Copic markers and a bit of glitter (along with some optional sewing).  The kit 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 and 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


And here is a close up so you can see all the detail of the sweet little angel I used on my card.  I used a Gold Spica pen to add just a touch of glitter to her halo and musical instrument.


For my second card today I made another one themed for Christmas… but a very colorful Christmas indeed!  I also used the new Musical Swirls Impression Plate.  It is a double sided plate – one side is sheet music and the other is a fabulous swirl pattern!  I used the plate in my Big Shot along with the Embossing Pad Kit.


Here is a detail shot so you can see the fabulous embossing.  Lovely lovely!


For more fabulous samples check out the rest of the Design Team:

Peaceful Christmas Recipe
Stamps: Joy to the World (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: cardstock from Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, YR24, Y21, B41, E53), Gold Copic Spica Pen.
Accessories: ribbon from Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Crystal Fine Glitter, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, foam dimensional tape, Medium Scallop Border Die (Taylored Expressions).


Colorful Christmas Recipe
Stamps: Joy to the World (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Red, Sweet Blush, Kiwi Kiss, Choice Buttercream, Stella Rose designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers,
Accessories: Glitter Candy Dots (Pebbles), polka dot ribbon, foam dimensional tape, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Musical Swirls Impression Plate (Taylored Expressions).



  1. Love the music background behind the angel. Great cards!!

    Becky T

  2. how absolutely beautiful and lovely! Love the sweet glittery sparkle and beautiful layouts!
    big hugs Danielle!!!!!!!!
    Sankari :)

  3. How GORGEOUS Danielle! As usual, your coloring is amazing!!

  4. These are absolutely STRIKING Danielle! Positively gorgeous and the glitter is such a beautiful added touch. :)

  5. Ooo... Pretty glittery wings! Love the amazing coloring!

  6. LOVE the sparkle and the impression plate behind your sweet angel! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

  7. great colors and darling images. Very pretty.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful. I can't wait to get the kit!


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