WooHoo!  Everything you’ve been seeing over the past couple of days is now available at Taylored Expressions.  pretty-please-so-whole-set-jami-custom.jpg

Another stamp set will be given away to blog commenters – see details at the end of my post.  Today I get to join the Baker’s Dozen again as we showcase the new Taylored Card Kits along with all of the new stamp sets available today.  You’re going to love the Taylored Card Kits as they are geared toward card makers and especially toward making it super quick and easy to make coordinated sets of cards.  All of the new release TE sets lend themselves well toward gift sets so today Taylor challenged each of us to use one of the new stamp sets along with one of the three new Taylored Card Kits to make 10 coordinating cards.

Each Taylored Card Kit includes:

10 Choice Cardstock A-2 card bases
10  A-2 envelopes
15 sheets of patterned paper sized for cardmaking at 4″ x 6″ (3 sheets each of 5 double-sided patterns)
20 sheets of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Prism cardstock (4 sheets each of 5 colors)
1 package of Kaisercraft Pearls
8 panels of Choice Cardstock size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (for images and layering)
5 yards of ribbon (2.5 yards each of 2 different styles)
1 Perfect Package Card Box

Plenty of supplies to make a gift set of 10 cards and even the Perfect Package to give it in,  plus there’s a good chance you’ll have supplies left over like I did!  My set features the brand new stamp set Sweet Occasions and the TCK Pretty Please.  My intention was to make a total of 12 cards (one set of 8 using Sweet Occasions and another set of 4 using Crafty Cuppie) by adding just one more sheet of TE Choice Snow White cardstock cut in half for 2 more card bases.  I’ve been feeling under the weather this week and I just couldn’t quite get the other set of 4 done.  In fact if you look close you’ll notice that I didn’t get the images colored on my last 2 cards in this set.  *oops*  I just hit a wall and knew I still had photos to take and a post to type!

I wanted to show you how I started on this set.  I laid out all of my card bases on the table and picked out which sheets of designer paper I would use – I wanted to have 4 pairs of matching cards.

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Next I decided which solid Prism cardstock panels I wanted with which dp.  On the left you see the 4 card set that I didn’t get done.  In the upper left corner you see all the additonal pieces I had.  I could have worked those into this set of cards, but as it turned out I didn’t need those pieces because of the layouts I chose to work with, so I have enough stuff for another set of cards.  I just need to add in more white bases.  In fact as it turned out I didn’t even use whole panels of dp.  I ended up cutting each piece of dp in half and using one panel per 2 cards.  I also had plenty of ribbon and KaiserCraft pearls for at least the 12 cards.  My suggestion when you purchase one of the Taylored Card Kits is to buy a pack of the Choice Snow cardstock at the same time and you’ll be able to stretch your kit quite a bit further.

Taylor also has selected a group of 5 Copic markers to coordinate with each card kit.  pretty-please-set-my-copics-jami-custom.jpgClick here to see the Pretty Please Copic Kit.  I didn’t have all the markers in that kit, but here is what I ended up using and I was happy with my results:

 

 

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My set of 8 is a pair of each of the 4 cards shown here.  I liked the idea of having a good amount of white space on these cards and that also had the effect of stretching my kit further.  I need to make several Christmas gifts with this stamp set *grin* so I’m very happy to have all the coordinating pieces at my fingertips.

 

As I was coloring my images I was thinking about how nice it is that Taylor and Nancy made sure the lines in this set are thick enough to make coloring easy and that attention was paid to how wide the open font  is for that same reason.  That was something we discussed as the set developed.  We’ve all had images that were too narrow and difficult to color and we wanted to be sure to make this a fun one to work with.  I’ve now colored these images with Copics, a watercolor brush and with Prismacolor pencils and they’ve all been a breeze!

Here are some individual close ups.  These are super easy peasy cards.  Each has just a little glitter or stickles added for some sparkle and all of the images are up on foam tape from TE.

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Come blog hoppin’ with me to see what the Baker’s Dozen girls have cooked up with the Taylored Card Kits and all the new stamp sets today.

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Dawn Easton
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Laurie Schmidlin
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Sharon Harnist
  • Taylor VanBruggen

    Be sure to leave some love along the way because one lucky commenter will win a Crafty Cuppie stamp set! How cool is that?All you have to do is leave a comment on each Baker’s Dozen blog today for the best chance to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments on one of the blogs, but the trick is that nobody knows which blog it will be! You have until 6am PST on Saturday to enter. The winner will be announced Monday morning on Taylor’s blog.
  • And now it’s time to go SHOPPING!  Have a great weekend!

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    41 Responses to “Taylored Expressions December Release”

    1. Jodi Says:

      These are AWESOME Jami! This set totally ROCKS and you have showcased it to PERFECTION with this set!! I LOOOOOOVE these!!

    2. Taylor Says:

      These are super, Jami! I love how you laid out which paper and cardstock would go together…a total ‘Jami’ thing to do! And you can really see just how much is included in the kit. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

    3. HEIDI BRAWLEY Says:

      These cards are just Super Sweet!!! Great job! Love the layouts! ~Heidi

    4. Dana White Says:

      I love how you showed you mass production line & the angled paper – brilliant! This is such a sweet set!

    5. Charmaine Ikach Says:

      I just LOVE your set, Jami! It is absolutely ADORABLE!

    6. Darlene L Says:

      Great cards. All that dsp looks wonderful. I think this is a fab idea.

    7. Karen Giron Says:

      Jami, these are so cute! I love the little triangles and all these little images. This set is SO much fun to work with. LOVE IT!!!

    8. Robyn Says:

      Those cards are adorable. The card kit seems to go really far – great deal!

    9. Janet Says:

      Beautiful is all I can say, the kits seem to make a lot of cards and as I said they are beautiful.

    10. JulieHRR Says:

      Warmest congrats, Jami, on the conception of such a fun stamp set! I’m so excited for you! *mondo squishy hugs*

    11. Donna Says:

      your cards came out so cute – love this set!!!

    12. Tina Lohrman Says:

      Such yummy colors! I love these!

    13. Sharon Says:

      Amazing!! So cute!!

    14. Kristy Says:

      These are adorable! Great layouts!

    15. Sandra Says:

      love them all!
      Sandra

    16. Lisa T Says:

      Very pretty! Thanks for the great info on how you designed your set. It’s always nice to get tips to help you stretch your supplies. The cards came out great!

    17. Sue D Says:

      Thanks for all the tips on stretching the card kit supplies!

    18. Wendy Says:

      I love your cards and you truly made this kit look easy to use. I love Taylor’s kits, but often struggle trying to come up with different designs. This would make for a great gift!

    19. ann Says:

      love the colors ,cute cards

    20. Linda C. Says:

      Absolutely love these cards!

    21. Sav O'Gwynn Says:

      beautiful—love love love your cards:)

    22. Melissa S Says:

      Yummy cards!!

    23. Lee Says:

      Just gorgeous! These stamps are SOOOO sweet! Love what you have created with them x

    24. Linda Ellington Says:

      Your cards are so beautiful, I just love them. This collection is a must have. Thanks for sharing.

    25. Candace Mitchell Says:

      Adorable cards and stamp set!!!

    26. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Oh, Jami! These are fabulous! I love seeing how you set them all out! I just kind started cutting and couldn’t stop!! LOL! There was no method to my madness! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

    27. Laura (scrapnextras) Says:

      Jami, these are all delicious! Fabulous creations….what a wonderful grouping! This set is a must have…I must have it! Congrats on seeing it become a reality, because it is a fabulous set, a great idea and wonderfully executed! Bravo girl!

    28. Lori Turner Says:

      I totally *heart* all these cards – how cute!!!

    29. Ananya Gupta Says:

      I love your layouts and yor coloring. TFS. Awesome cards!

    30. Laurie Says:

      Loved your cards, very clever. Especially like how you made the lacy edges and borders.

    31. Kerrie Says:

      Thanks for all the tips! The cards are beautiful! Kerrie

    32. Connie in NH Says:

      What a completely different set of cards! Love the extra white space too. Wonderful!

    33. Gabriela Says:

      What a darling Crafty Cuppie and what fabulous creations.

    34. jan metcalf Says:

      Lots of great ideas, thank you!

    35. Karen Motz Says:

      These are gorgeous Jami! I LOVE how you layered them on the scallop rectangles!!!

    36. Kris A Says:

      What a great set of cards……so need to make some like this for Christmas gifts! LOVE the Sweet Occasions stamp set!!

    37. Banu H Says:

      I just wanted to thank you for sharing all the steps that you took to create the cards and your observation on the images :) Your cards are just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    38. Carole (FibreJunky) Says:

      I just love these – and you are right. It is so time to go shopping!

    39. » TESC94 Another Cute Penguin Says:

      […] her something I’ve made.  I mailed out the Sweet Occasions card set I posted last week – click here to see it.  I wanted to show you what I did for the insides of the cards.  Rather than stamp sentiments in […]

    40. Monika Davis Says:

      Jami! Fabulous images! You did a wonderful job designing these! Congrats!

    41. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

      I adore your new stamp set Jami… can’t wait to ink it up! Valentine’s Day, here I come… right after Christmas! (smiles)

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