Happy Tuesday!  I’m super excited to jump in on the TE sneaks today!  I hope you’ll love what you see when you hop around today!

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.

Today we are showcasing two new full sized stamp sets along with lots of Taylored Dies and a new Impression plate.  First up on the menu is a set presented by yours truly *GRIN* and expertly and beautifully illustrated by Nancy McKinney!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally have this set in actual rubber, as it’s a concept I presented quite awhile ago based on some home decor pieces in our living room.  The set is called Embrace Beauty and it features a total of 9 imags and sentiments.  You’ll see that there are two sizes of circular silhouette images that work with a 1 3/4″ punch, Spellbinders Classic Circles (both small and large depending on your preference) and Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Dies (all available in the TE Store.)

I’ve had so many ideas floating around in my head for this set that I really didn’t know where to start.  (I’ll have some more samples with Embrace Beauty on Thursday.)  For this 5.25″ square card I started with patterned paper from the Authentique Uncoomon 6×6 pad and added Basic Gray and Basic Black cardstocks.  Both the focal image and the sentiment are heat embossed on Gray cardstock using white craft ink and white embossing powder.  (Of course this bird image is my very favorite in the set – no surprise there – but there are also gorgeous butterflies and a dragonfly.)  This was die cut with Standard Circles Small and layered onto Standard Circles large and Fleur de Lis Doily Motifs.  The sentiment was die cut with Ribbon Tags Trio 3.  KaiserCraft pearls in two colors were added around and on the image.

Embrace Beuaty was designed to also coordinate with Summer Afternoon, Care & Comfort, and Discover Your Wings.

Next up is Bugabee which was the concept of Baker’s Dozen designer Charmaine Ikach.  It was illustrated by Taylor for the *TE* Collection.  I’m so excited for Charmaine, as this is her first stamp set for Taylored Expressions!  Bugabee includes 27 images to combine and layer to create flowers, lady bugs, bees, butterflies and more!  It’s a super fun bold and graphic set that includes several large sentiments.  And there are two sets of dies to coordinate with it as well.

For my sample I used a color bright color palette of Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait and Black.  Wow – no patterned paper here – just some good old fashioned stamping!  LOL!  I stamped the flowers on the white panel and then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.  The butterfly was created with an image in the set that can be bug wings, a flower, or leaves.   I saw a butterfly with it.  I wonder what you’ll see? (Notice how the butterfly wings are a larger version of the same shape I used for the flower leaves?)  I used the rock’n’roll inking technique on my butterfly wings and added some sparkly clear rhinestones. You are going to love playing with this oh-so-clever set!

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up with these two new sets!



  • Don’t forget to enter the drawing for the Angel Prize Package Giveway – info on that is at the top of my post.  It’s easy to enter!  Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Western peek.  😉  I’d LOVE to hear what you think of what you’ve seen so far!

17 Responses to “Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks Day 2”

  1. Jodi Collins Says:

    These are FAB Jami! LOVE how you embossed in white for your Embrace Beauty card! It’s SUCH a gorgeous set, and I swear, these Authentique papers are PERFECT with it! LOVE your Bugaboo card as well! FUN colors and textures!

  2. Karen Giron Says:

    I am loving your Embrace Beauty card – it’s just so elegant with the white on gray! And your Bugabee card is darling! I really like how you stamped and then embossed the paper – that a cool look!

  3. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Jami!!! AWESOME set!!! How exciting to use stamps that were your vision. Wonderful! Your card is awesome – love those colors together and the white embossing…ooh la la! Have a great day!

  4. Melody Rupple Says:

    Great cards Jami! Embrace is such a pretty concept! I love the white embossing on the first card and how you stamped on the embossed background on the second card.

  5. Billie A Says:

    Very pretty I love the images and the colors and great cards.

  6. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Gorgeous Embrace Beauty card, Jami! I love how soft and delicate it is! And I adore how you made a butterfly with Bugabee! So, so cute!

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