Taylored Expressions August Release

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 Thursday 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.

Ready to start working on your Christmas Card!! This month we will be releasing the Angel Kisses Card Kit, a  great value at $16.95.
The kit includes:
24 A2 Cream Envelopes
24 Choice Buttercream A2 Card Bases
24 Choice Buttercream Image Panels 4.25" x 5.5"
24 pieces of coordinating cardstock 4.25" x 5.5" (4 colors, 6 sheets each color)
24 pieces of Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper 4" x 6"
6 yards of twill (2 yards each of Wine, Artichoke, Carnation)
1 package of Want to Scrap Maroon Pearls
1 package of Want to Scrap Green Pearls
*Plus there will be a downloadable inspiration sheet that will include 10 easy to re-create samples by the Baker's Dozen
*There will also be additional ribbon bundles available for separate purchase as well as a coordinating Copics kit.

Here is my card uses the Angels Kisses Card Kit and the new Joy to the World stamp set.  I just love stamp images of Angels and this stamp set has four beautiful angels. 
She is colored with Copics and her apron is paper pieced. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink. I added ribbon and pearls from the kit. My border is cut with the Medium Scallop Border die.

Joy to the World is full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel - includes 21 images/sentiments and illustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line. It included beautiful images for Christmas cards and projects as well as year-round
It is the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program to support various charities. Giving Tree sets now come pre-trimmed just like the rest of our sets - no cutting needed. Five dollars from the sale of each Joy to the World stamp set will be donated to Angel Tree from August 4th - October 31.
Taylor chose Angel Tree as the charity to support this quarter because it's something she has been involved with for many years through churches she has attended.  Angel Tree is a program administered by Prison Fellowship whose Mission is to seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family and community through the power of Jesus Christ.  Angel Tree invites churches to provide Christmas gifts to the children of inmates across the country.

Next up I used Joy to the World for a non-Christmas project, a sympathy card. She is colored with Copics and her dress is paper pieced. I used the Large Scallop Border die and added pearls to the center of the scallops. I also added stitching with my sewing machine and a yellow bow.

I used a glue pen and glitter to add sparkle to her wings. My papers are Authentique - Blissful 6x6 Bundle.

On the inside I used the swirl side of Musical Swirls Impression plate and a sentiment from the Joy to the World stamp set.

Here is the list of all designers sharing project today!

Thanks for stopping by!! I will be back tomorrow with two more sneak peeks!!


  1. These are BOTH gorgeous Melody! AWESOME layout and I LOVE the papers!

  2. Ooooh, sooo absolutely gorgeous Melody! You know I have always been such a fan and you never disappoint!! I LOVE the paper-pieced angel dress with the plaid paper...LOVE IT!!!

  3. LOVE these! Your CAS card really captures the beauty of this set and I love the paper pieced gown too! It was so nice meeting you at CHA!

  4. I love the paper piecing. great colors and of course the image is sweet.

  5. Such beautiful cards. Love the paper piercing on the dresses.

  6. Your Angel cards are just gorgeous, Melody! Absolutely beautiful!