Taylored Expressions September Release Day 1

At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash! Sneak peeks take place Monday through Wednesday - lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!

All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store. Every order placed Thursday - Monday will include a FREE Party Favor.  Details will be coming on Thursday morning.

To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!

      1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor's blog and post it on your blog for the week.  Then come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you're spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate.
      2.  Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.  You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.
      3.  Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning.  In the meantime you can see Baker's Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!

My first project today uses Build A Treat and Build a Treat Borders. These dies and stamps are just adorable and concepted by Sankari Wegman. These sets will provide endless opportunities for building your own treats and borders. The sets are part of the Whimsical Wishes Collection and illustrated by Nancy McKinney.

Both Build A Treat and Build a Treat Borders have coordinating dies for even more creative fun! Build a Treat includes 30 images and sentiments to build the treats of your dreams.  Build a Treat Borders includes 5 borders - each approximately 6" long with options for both coloring and solid stamping.

My first card is all about the ice cream cones!! My papers are Authentique - Splendid 6x6 BundleI also used the Medium Scallop Border Die, ribbon, twine, and my sewing machine.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa. I stamped one of the ice cream cones from Build a Treat, and used the die set to cut out my cone and two scoops of ice cream. My background is cut with the Take Note Die 2.

My border is made with the Build a Treat Border. First I stamped the cones in Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  Then I stamped the ice cream scoops and colored them with Copics. Then I cut the cones and ice cream scoops out with their coordinating dies. Just so cute!! I love this idea.

Next up I used the new stamp set Sweet Party and Build a Border Die again. Sweet Party is a cute petite party set that pays homage to our very first stamp set - Sweet Celebration and was designed to help celebrate TE's 3rd birthday. The stamp set is illustrated by Jessie Oleson.  You get the party scene image plus 3 cute sentiments. Purchase this Petite stamp set  for $7.95 or get it for FREE with a purchase of $100.

I stamped the image in brown ink and colored with Copics. The cupcake paper is paper pieced. The papers are My Mind's Eye 6x6 Pad - Everyday FlairI added twine and stitching and the Large Scallop Border die.

 I used Liquid Pearls to added frosting to my cake and cookie, and whipped cream on my pie. I sprinkled a little glitter on the Perfect Pearls while they were still wet. I used the Build A Treat Border to stamp my cupcakes. This time I used the solid cupcake image and stamped in VersaMagic Pink Petunia. I added rhinestones to my cherries!

Be sure to stop by all the designer's blogs today for great sneaks and inspiration!!


  1. What a gorgeous cards Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Oh my these are just gorgeous! That first one... WOW! I love all the texture and depth it has and the gorgeous colors. And your second one is so sweet... I love how you used the liquid pearls to create depth!! Gorgeous!

  3. Love them both - especially the ice cream cone! Love that plaid paper and the color combo!

  4. Melody - this is just gorgeous girl!!! I adore the coloring of the cone on thr first card and that border of icecream cones is awesome! Love that border of cupcakes on the bottom of the second card and HOW awesome is that icing and whipped cream!! So delicious - and now I am so hungry!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  5. LOVE the layering on your ice cream card - oh how sweet! Those cones look absolutely delish! Cuppie is going to town on his cake and all the whip you added is fabulous!

  6. Dang! LOVE the pink and green combo - so delicious! Love all the perfect details on both cards. SO inspiring!

  7. Gorgeous cards, Melody! Super cute! :)

  8. Oh my goodness Melody, these are just such gorgeous creations!! The amazing detail is just...amazing!! I'm in love!

  9. Melody! The plaid is SO FAB! I adore your Cuppie party, too. You are so all about the details and these are just darling. XOXO

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  11. Love your design and that plaid is perfect with the chocolate, mint and strawberry flavors ;-)!! Yum!

  12. You really rocked that border set - love the different ways you used it. Both cards are so super cute!

  13. Oh adorable-- I just love the coloring on that border! The details and accents on that birthday card are just fabulous too!

  14. Holy guacamole Melody! These are STUNNING in every way! the first card may just be my fav...but I LOVE them both!

  15. Ohmygoodness! Those borders are ADORABLE!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

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