It's the second day of sneak peeks for the November release from Taylored Expressions
. We are still all about gift-giving. As cardmakers, we have an incredible gift to give others - a gift of cards for their own use. It's such a personal gift and always so well received. Everything you see today will be available on Thursday, November 2nd
. Be sure to check out each of the creative team members' blogs for all of the sneak peeks - starting with the Taylored Expressions blog
Taylored Expressions has always had Clear Card Boxes
that perfectly hold 4+ cards (depending on how dimensional they are). Then came the Noteworthy Belly Band
which perfectly wraps around the card box to give it some decoration.
I've created a gift set using those products plus a brand new stamp set that is about the funniest set I have seen.
First - the complete gift with one of the funny sentiments used on the belly band.
LOVE that sentiment. It made me laugh out loud. I am SO going to love making cards for my own use with that sentiment because I can think of multiple friends who will totally get it and it will brighten their otherwise "pitch black" days.
There is a card inside the box with the sentiment. I decorated it with the Little Bits - Sun & Clouds
. (All my die decorations are previously released.) I also added a grumpy face from the Clearly Planned set - Today's Weather
. Then a few black raindrops.
The patterned paper is also new and totally exciting. There are two new paper packs with wonderful basic tone-on-tones, polka dots, stripes, ginghams, etc. This entire set of cards uses Playful Patterns - Bold
. I'll be using paper out of the other set in the next two days.
I can so totally relate to this next sentiment - and can't you just see the smile on the face of the recipient!
I didn't have a good "exhausted pigeon" but I found this tubby little bird from Little Bits - Birds
and plopped him on a limb that I trimmed from a bigger limb out of On a Limb - Branches
I like this next sentiment. Sadly I've never quite found the balance - I eat the salad (although loaded with dressing), then top it off with a cupcake!!
I used Little Bits - Cupcake
and I got the salad lettuce from Little Bits - Hamburger
. Hopefully you can tell that the little red things are tomatoes - I used a hole punch and cut them in half.
Finally - we have the difference between cupcakes and muffins!!
I used the Little Bits - Cupcake
to create a chocolaty good cupcake!
I think this set - or any set created and boxed up in a clear card box makes such a perfect and thoughtful gift.
Head over to the TE blog
to answer Taylor's Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it. Then, be sure to check out all the other notecard gift ideas.