Taylored Expressions August Release Day 2

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 OvenDepartment 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.

My first card use Embrace Beauty which is concepted by Jami Sibley and illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes Collection. It is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 9 images/sentiments.
Embrace Beauty is designed for use with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies, Spellbinders classic circles, and a 1 ¾” circle punch. It coordinates with Summer Afternoon and Discover Your Wings full sized stamp sets.

I stamped one of the beautiful images right on my DP. I used the largest die in the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die set to mount the image. My papers are Lily Bee - Picket Fence 6x6 Tiny Tablet. To form my bottom border I layered to rows of grass cut with the new Grass Border on the fence cut with the Pickett Fence border die.

I added pearls to my die and used distress ink on the edges. I stamped a sentiment from the set, machine stitiching and ribbon to finish off the card.

My next card uses Bugabee which is concepted by Charmaine Ikach and illustrated by Taylor VanBruggen for the *TE* Collection. It is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 27images/sentiments.

This is a super fun set that allows you to combine and layer images to create lady bugs, bees, butterflies, and flowers and comes with big bold sentiments to create happy greetings. This stamp set coordinates with:
Bugabee Bug Dies - set of 6 dies to create layered ladybugs, bees and butterflies
Bugabee Flower Dies - set of 6 dies to create flowers with our without the coordinating stamps
Grass Border Die -  6 " long - this is a die you'll use and use and use!
Lots of Dots Impression Plate - one plate with 2 sides.  The impression plates work well with the Embossing Pad Kit.

To make my lady bugs I die cut their bodies from black cardstock. Then I stamped their wings with Memento Lady Bug and die cut them out. Love the way the die punches the holes in the wings!! I stamped the frame that is included in the stamp set in black and then "thanks" in red. I added two row of grass cut with the new Grass Border and flowers cute with the Bugabee Flowers Dies.

I added black glaze pen to the swirls. My papers are Hometown Summer 6x6 Paper Pack.


  1. Oh your EB card is so pretty! Love the way you incorporated the picket fence and grass dies! And your Bugabee card is adorable - love the fun papers you chose and that detail of black glaze pen is wonderful!

  2. Oh my! LOVE the elegance of your embrace beauty card - wow! I love how you used the fence border die in there too!! The bugabees are darling - the black embossing is brilliant!

  3. Your cards are wonderful today! I like them both so much. You are a genius with the Bugabee set and combining all of those colors = genius!

  4. What a gorgeous cards Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. AWESOME cards Melody! LOVE the layout and papers on your first card and how you used the picket fence die. Your butterfly card is just pure happiness!

  6. Hi Melody! Your cards are both stunning and sweet. Your little details are always so perfect! XOXO

  7. Loving how you used all the new cool die sets. Beautiful.

  8. Colors are awesome and really make the card work great with the images. I love how you pulled it all together.

  9. Gorgeous Embrace Beauty card and the Bugabee card is ADORABLE! So happy and bright!

  10. Such a beautiful color combination its looking so gorgeous i like it...
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