WooHoo!  I am so excited to play along with the Baker’s Dozen girls in the Sneak Peeks for the upcoming release at tea-journal-snippet-custom.jpgTaylored Expressions this week.  We’ll have a couple days of peeks and then everything (and there’s A LOT this month) will be available in the TE Store at 8 am PST on Thursday April 8th.

Today we’re sharing peeks of 2 new Whimsical Wishes stamp sets (unmounted deeply etched rubber on EZ Foam) that coordinate wonderfully together.  The first set is tea-themed.  Visiting different tea rooms has been a hobby of mine for a number of years, so you know I was excited to find out about this set!  Tea is not a beverage…it’s an event!  It’s an afternoon spent in a beautiful environment eating beautiful and yummy food with cherished friends.  The second set we are previewing contains four ATC sized background patterns that you will love!

I have two very different samples to show you and I think they speak to the versatilty of these sets.  For my first sample I wanted to go subtle and vintage.  I was inspired by a card I saw in Paper Crafts Magazine (March/April pg 83 by Ann Marie Pultorak.)  This card features both stamp sets: CreativiTEA and Miniature Motifs.  It is 5.25″ square. Isn’t that sentiment sooooo cute?


The teapot is covered in Ranger Glossy Accents for a thick shiny finish. The Miniature Motif was stamped onto TE Choice Buttercream cardstock with Blush Blossom craft ink and then die cut with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangle die. Brown crystal swirl is a Zva flourish from TE.  Pearls are KaiserCraft Blush. Wide crochet trim is something I picked up at Joann’s last week after asking Melissa for some tips on where to get some more vinatge-y trims.  Ribbon was something I had in my stash.


Another thing I picked up at Joann’s when I was there last week was a K&Co. 8.5″ x 8.5″ pad of dp called Berry Sweet.  It’s bright colors were totally calling out to me.  So my next sample goes in the opposite bold and bright direction.  I decided to alter a bright orange tall skinny journal I had picked up from a Dollar Spot awhile back (don’t remember if it was Michael’s or Target.) I plan to give this to a friend at church who is on the committee to plan the Ladies’ Tea each year at Christmas time. Scroll down to my previous post to read the inpsirational story I plan to print out and attach to the inisde cover of this journal.


I stamped the teacup 3 times on TE Choice White cardstock and then stamped 3 more times on various papers from my K&Co. pad.  Those were cut out and glued on (paper-pieced) the white stamped images.  Then I stamped the 3 different sentiments and punched the images with a Marvy circle punch.  Do you see the outline that matches the Nesties Label 9?  That outline is a frame image in the stamp set.  How cool is that?  I stamped it 3 times on the different patterned papers and then die cut them.  I die cut black cardstock with the next larger nestie and assembled all the pieces and added some black stickles.  I covered the journal with the backside of one of the patterned papers I had used.  Some black velvet ribbon tied in a bow finishes off the front of this journal.

I can’t wait to see what everyone has created for peeks today!  Let’s do some blog hopping, shall we?

  • Alex Maldonado
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Nancy McKinney – Whimsical Wishes Designer.
  • Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with even more peeks of more new rubber!!!


    10 Responses to “Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 1”

    1. Jodi Collins Says:

      These are FAB Jami! LOVE the shabby chic look of your first card with all that gorgeous bling, and your altered book is SO utterly FUN! LOVE these!!

    2. Sankari Says:

      WOW!! Jami these are sooo fabulous! I LOVE the first card with the steam as bling! LOVE the colors and sweet layout! And that journal is simply amazing! What a sweet gift and beautifully decorated and adorned! LOVE the different TEA sentiments for each cup! She is going to LOVE this!!!
      Big hugs!
      Sankari 🙂

    3. Karen Motz Says:

      Jami, these are so cheery and colourful…LOVE them!!! I’m sure your friend at church will love the notebook too!!!

    4. Taylor Says:

      Super cute, Jami! I love how you say “tea is not a beverage…it’s an event!” You totally helped me realize that during the making of this set! 🙂

      Love your projects….of course I always gravitate toward the bright so I adore that notebook!

    5. Karen Giron Says:

      Wow, Jami – these are stunning! I love the bling swirls and shabby chic look of your first card and the creative way to use those labels on your notebook – lovely!!!

    6. Donna Baker Says:

      LOVE the paper-pieced tea cups! you really went all out with the journal too. my favorite is the rhinestone ‘steam’ on your feminine card!

    7. Melissa Sauls Says:

      Oh my goodness Jami, these are absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I love all these beautiful rich colors that you used and you REALLY showcased the set! You know I’m loving the card with the crochet trim…right???? *hugs*

    8. Jeanie Says:

      OMG!! LOVE the notebook!! How cool is that??
      Great job, these are all awesome Jami!

    9. Carolina Says:

      What a stunning shabby chic card and the notebook is just too cute for words!!!

    10. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      Just gorgeous, Jami! LOVE that notebook!

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