So what did you think of the 2 new upcoming stamp sets we showed you yesterday?  I honestly thought all the girls’ samples were awesome! And what about that fabulous card kit? I can’t wait to get it! Today we have lots more to show you including a full stamp set (Make the Grade), a coordinating mini stamp set (Extra Credit), three A la Carte school-themed Cuppie images and some of the girls will have samples of another cool card kit!  So let’s get to it.

 My first sample showcases Make the Grade, a Whimsical Wishes stamp set designed by Nancy McKinney.  Much of the set is geared toward Teacher Appreciation, but since I don’t have kids I decided to use a couple of the adorable images to create a Graduation congrats card. I think this set could also be great for scrapbooking – lots of fun school images!


I stamped the cute little owl grad and then masked his feet before stamping the books under him.  The image was coloredowl-grad-inside-custom.jpg with Copics and die cut with Spellbinders Labels 13.   Sentiment is from -the TE set A Year of Sweet Sentiments.  Black panel was embossed with a Sizzix folder and I used the EK Success Dotted Wave border punch on the white strip.  Ribbon was in my stash.  Sentiment on the inside is from the TE set The Places You’ll Go.  It was stamped on TE Choice Snow White cs and cut with the Labels 13 die to coordinate with the front.


My second card features one of the A la Carte Cuppies (Desk Cuppie) along with the mini set Extra Credit.



This time I colored with Prisma pencils and gamsol.  I stamped the alphabet from Extra Credit with white craft ink and heat embossed with white ep on black cardstock and then die cut a chalk board with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangle die.  Cuppie was stamped onto TE Choice white cs and also die cut with a Curved Rectange die.  I cut around part of Cuppie and the desk with a craft knife so I could slip the corner of the chalkboard in behind. The desk was stamped a second time, cut out, colored and popped up on foam tape.  Yellow stickles were added.  Paper is October Afternoon Farm Fresh and ribbon was left over from my kitchen curtains.

Everything shown today will be available in the TE Store tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:00 am PST.  And we still have another stamp set and card kit to share too!  In the meantime let’s see what the girls have created today!

  • 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 for stopping by.


    7 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2”

    1. Taylor Says:

      What a perfect grad card! Love it! And your cuppie card with the ABC’s embossed on the “blackboard”….totally cute!

    2. Karen Motz Says:

      Cool idea to insert a blackboard behind Cuppie’s desk!!! These are both so fun and colourful!!!

    3. savorthejourney Says:

      Love these darling teacher-themed cuties, Jami!
      Great new set … just in time for the nearing end of school gifts!


    4. Karen Giron Says:

      I LOVE that embossed lettering on the chalkboard, that’s SOOO cute!! And that red ribbon is to die for!! Very cute!

    5. Carolina Says:

      Okay the embossed lettering on the chalkboard is the perfect touch for your already adorable card. The embossed background an color scheme on the first is just delightful…LOVE it!

    6. Melissa Sauls Says:

      Oh Jami, these are SO TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!! I love all the amazing detail you put in these!! WOWZA!

    7. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      LOVE these, Jami! I love how you did the blackboard! And the red, black and white color combo is my fave!

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