Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TE Sneak Peek Day 2: Pitch Black Gift Set

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.

Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set

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.

Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set

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!

Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set

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!!

Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set

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!!

Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set

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.


Taylored Expressions Pitch Black Gift Set


Happy Dance said...

Hahahahaha! What fun sentiments! I do love these! Especially the miracle of the muffin one; oh my gosh, that has just got to be true!! And your designs are fabulous! Love the black scallops underneath all of those brightly colored patterned papers. And all your little elements really add some extra fun to your cards. What a sweet set! Love these!! Bev

Renee M said...

What a fun and beautifully made set of cards! These sentiments are fantastic.

Darnell said...

Bwahaha! I'm all about hysterical funny / punny sediments lately, so I totally love these and your cards, Kim! Especially that ray of pitch black!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Oh my...giggling at these sentiments and marveling at how creatively you've showcased them! Many are the days I'm a ray of 'pitch black'. *grin* The frowning sun is way too cute! Balance - yep; the miracle of the muffin, genius! These would make a fabulous set (my sister-in-law would love each and every one!). Thank you for the smiles on this cold, snowy morning!

Lisa Elton said...

These are all too much fun!

reeree62 said...

I'm totally in love with this set & the whole concept!! Beautifully done set of cards, Kim! :o)

Anonymous said...

So much fun! Love the sentiments. Hugs xxx