It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions!  I hope you saw the peeks yesterday.  We have four brand new members of the Baker’s Dozen as well a new Guest Designer and I promise you are going to want to see everything they have created this week.  We have samples today and the team will back Wednesday and Thursday with even more inspiration for you to fall in love with!

I have a super simple little notecard set to share today featuring the new Petite stamp set, Hugs & Kisses. So, admittedly I might be a teeny tiny bit baised since this was my concept, but I just think that little jar is so DARLING!  Oh and the stamp set comes with the matching die to cut out the jar! This is a follow up to Love Bugs introduced last month and I hope *crosses fingers* that there might be some more fun jars to come.  Nancy McKinney is doing a wonderful job illustrating this fun series.

We have two 3×3 notecard dies released today and I just had to play with at least one of them this week.  I grabbed the Scallop Notecard die for today’s project and I also grabbed the Love Letters Project Pantry (patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon all matched up and ready to go.)

The stamp set has a couple of options to fill the jar (plus the bugs from Love Bugs works too), but I wanted to try filling the jars with patterned papers from the Project Pantry.  I really like how they turned out.  I actually stamped the jar onto the patterned paper and then cut it a little smaller than I would if I were paper-piecing the image because I wanted to allow for what would be the thickness of the glass.

For the little sentiments I used the stamp set Many Minis – Holidays (a mini set packed full of 20 year-round holiday wishes) along with the brand new Designer Mini Tags Die Set.  You are just going to adore this new tag set!

I tied a little twine on each tag and popped the tags up on foam squares. Like I said – super simple.  These could be easily mass produced and they could be made for different holidays by switching out the paper patterns and sentiments.

Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up!


This is a crazy week.  Just as I’m getting back in the swing of things in the church office after the holidays, we have this TE Release and I’m getting ready for CHA next weekend!  No rest, I tell ya, no rest! So much good stuff!!   Thanks for stopping by!