Happy Thursday.  Tomorrow is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and today we have a sneak peek of another new stamp set – Tweet Hearts.  This sweet set, designed by Nancy McKinney, is full of solid images to make super cute cards in no time at all!  Pretty much everything on my card today came from the Summertime Project Pantry (cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, glitter candy dots, scallop border sticker.)

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I stamped the images using various SU classic inks (Celery, Wasabi, Pumpkin, Bermuda) and then die cut the image with a Spellbinders Labels Two die and sponged inside (with the die still in place) with a yellow chalk ink.  Then I covered the entire panel with Versamark and heat embossed it with a kaleidascope ep.  So hard to capture in person, but so so sparkly in person!

And now I can hardly wait to see what the Baker’s Dozen has created!  Let’s go check it out!

  • Alex Maldonado
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Nancy McKinney
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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    Happy Wednesday! Today is the first day of peeks for the Taylored Expressions August Release. notebook-close-up-jami-custom.jpg Everything will be available for purchase Friday morning August 6th.   I’m excited to get to play along with the Baker’s Dozen as we show you a new stamp set concepted by yours truly  *BIG GRIN* and executed wonderfully by Nancy McKinney and Taylor – the set is called Take Note.

    One of my very favorite little handcrafted gifts to give is an altered notebook.  Whether it’s a composition book, a skinny notepad, a notebook from the dollar spot or any other type of notebook, I’ve always loved to alter them.  I think it all goes back to my love of both school/office supplies and my love for making lists!  So of course I wanted a stamp set to label and title all types of notebooks and journals.  Take Note gives you three frame options and over 20 different title options.

    notebook-take-note-jami-custom.jpgFor today’s sample I chose “Note to self” and created a notepad just for me out of some of my favorite October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers I stamped directly onto the patterned papers with Summer Afternoon using chalk inks.  And can you see how the label is shiny?  I covered it with Versamark and clear ep and heat embossed it.

    Do you also notice how perfectly that frame stamp was cut out?  That’s because we have a whole new line of products to introduce today – Taylored Dies!  Each frame in the Take Note stamp set has a coordinating die!  Plus we have dies to coordinate with Garden Party Blooms!  How cool is that? I cannot wait to get my hands on those flower dies!   Check out all the details on Taylor’s blog today.

    As if that news weren’t big enough, we also big new product news.  TE will be carrying the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Machine.  And guess what?  I made this notebook with the Cinch!  Yep – me – the one who doesn’t like gadgets – I made this all by myself!  The Cinch is that easy to use!  I cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 5.5″ x 8″ and covered them on both sides with designer papers.  I rounded the bottom corners with my Corner Chomper.  My grocery store had packs of notebook filler paper on sale 10 for $10 so I picked some up.  I used approximately 70-75 sheets for this notebook – cut them the same size as the covers.  So fun!  I need to stock up on coils so I can make lots and lots of notebooks.  Ideas are running rampant in my head! I’ve avoided getting any type of binding machine for years, but the minute I saw the Cinch demo’ed I knew I wanted it!  Taylor will have a video up later in the week and I hope to get one made for you at some point also.

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     While I had everything out on my table, I decided to stamp a coordinating card.  Let’s just pretend this is a gift set even though we all know full well that I’m keeping this notebook for myself!  LOL!

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     Here’s a close up of the card.  It used the same elements as the notebook along with a sentiment from Care & Comfort and a different Taylored Die. As you can see, these dies are great in conjunction with Take Note and also with lots of images you already have!

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    And now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for us today!

  • Alex Maldonado
  • Carolina Buchting
  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Jeanie Witmer
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about Take Note.

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