July Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st 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 GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. (that’s TONIGHT!)
  • 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 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 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.


For Day 2, we have one full sized stamp set with matching dies, 2 Petite Moka sets and an A la Carte stamp to introduce.  My card features the full sized stamp set Birds of a Feather.  This beautiful set of 21 stamps was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line at TE.  The wonderful thing about this set is the style versatility.  It can go anywhere from Clean and Simple all the way to Vintage/Shabby Chic and just about everything else in between.  The main images in the set are several iron birdcages.  Two of them in particular made me think of vintage hot air ballons, so that’s what I have to show you today.  I took the image of a perch and turned it upside down to form the basket for each balloon.

The background was sponged with a template I created by die cutting some Eclipse masking tape with the new TE Cloud Border Die. The cages/ballons were stamped and then paper pieced with patterns from the Cosmo Cricket 6×6 Circa 1934 pad.  The baskets were stamped and colored with copics.  I added some black glaze pen and red rhinestones to the balloons.  At the top I added the a piece of white cardstock that was cut with the Cloud Border Die and then embossed with a CB folder and then sponged with some ink.

I needed a Get Well card, so I used It’s a Banner Day 2 and the coordinating die to finish off the inside.

I’ll be back tomorrow -Release Day – with another card featuring this set.  But I’ll use the images as birdcages this time!

Let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for more peeks today!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

Thanks for stopping by!

26 Responses to “Taylored Expressions July Release Sneak Peeks Day 2”

  1. Sankari Says:

    WOW! What a stunning work of art! I love the embossed cloud and sponged hills and the upside down basket is simply brilliant! Gorgeous creation Jami!!!!
    big hugs!
    Sankari 🙂

  2. Cassie T Says:

    That’s amazing! I love how you thought outside the box for this one with the bird cages, Jami! Gorgeous card 😀

  3. Nancy McKinney Says:

    How awesomely clever, Jami!!! Now we have a hot air balloon set too! ; )

  4. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    WOWZA girl! What a fab idea to make the birdcages into balloons! WOW! Love all the perfect details on this one – the clouds, the paper piecing….all of it! Have a great day Jami!

  5. Jill Norwood Says:

    Oh I adore your card! Love the ballons paper pieced from 1934 paper which I adore! So beautiful!

  6. Natalie H Says:

    You are so creative! Love seeing the versatility of the stamps! Gorgeous!

  7. margie c Says:

    Those hot air balloons are amazing! I love how you pieced them all! Beautiful card 🙂

  8. Debbie. Carriere Says:

    Omgosh! You are too clever!! Love the balloons! Awesome card!

  9. betty lou Says:

    So smart!!! I’ve really been inspired to look at my stamps and see the possibilities! Great cards!

  10. Stephanie K Says:

    I am in LOVE with the hot air ballons! So creative! The card is perfection in my book 😀

  11. gabbe Says:

    super cute inside & out!!

  12. Stephanie Herbert Says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  13. Kurlygirl Says:

    Oooh, these are so pretty! I love the colors and papers!

  14. Sharon Marchbanks Says:

    Hi Jami – love your card – so much creativity in it!!! The clouds, the colorful balloons and the inside. Very nice. Thanks – Hugs, Sharon :o)

  15. Karen Giron Says:

    LOVE the hot air balloons! How creative, Jami! Must try that!!!

  16. JessicaK Says:

    OMG – way to alter the stamps. i agree, Taylor’s stamps are so versatile. LOVE what you did with them.

  17. Susan B Says:

    Absolutely love the hot air balloons made from the cages. So clever!!!

  18. Rachel G Says:

    So pretty! Love the vintage looking balloons! What a creative idea!

  19. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Oh wow!! Jami, those balloons are so cool!

  20. Val P Says:

    Love your card. You used some of my favorite papers to paper pierce!

  21. Jodi Collins Says:

    NO WAY! OMG Jami…I LOVE how you created hot air balloons with this set! SO creative and clever! LOVE!!!

  22. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Oh how I LOVE how you created hot air balloons! How awesome is this!

  23. Danielle Lounds Says:

    Oh my! I love the bird cages as hot air balloons and doubly like that you paper pieced them!

  24. Lori Craig Says:

    Oh my word. Those balloons are amazing! I never even saw that when I saw the stamp set. So clever! Super cute! Miss you! xoxo

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    Oh my word. Those balloons are amazing! I never even saw that when I saw the stamp set. So clever! Super cute! Miss you! xoxo

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