Taylored Expressions Previews, Day 1!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks! I’m so excited to have been invited to play along with the Baker’s Dozen for May and June!  It’s an absolute honor to stamp along with such an incredibly talented group of ladies!  :)

May Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, May 3rd at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker’s Dozen Blog Giveaway:  Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker’s Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor’s blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments for the drawings close Wednesday 5/2 at 7pm PST.

My card for today uses All Aboard illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line at Taylored Expressions.

This set is absolutely adorable!   With 20 images and a wide variety of sentiments, there are so many fun scene-building possibilities to fit many different occasions!


After stamping and coloring my image with Copics, I adhered strips of Train Track Border beneath the train and sentiment.  I added brads in the train wheels and popped up my little engineer on foam tape.

Papers are from this month’s new Project Pantry Kit which features the Loyal collection from Authentique.  Love these!  How convenient to have patterned papers along with matching cardstock and more all in one collection!  (Spice it Up coordinating products will be available as well.  So easy!)  :)

I quickly finished the inside of my card using a second image and sentiment from the set as well as another strip of Train Track Border.


Be sure to check out what the Baker’s Dozen have created today!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another TE preview!  (So excited!  *squeal*)  :)

Stamps:  TE “All Aboard” (Apple Doodle Ink)   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  All from the Project Pantry Kit   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, BV00, B93, B95, YG91, YG93, YG95, E84, E87, E89, E50, W00, W1, W3, Y000), TE Train Track Border, Michaels brads, Copic 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

36 Responses to Taylored Expressions Previews, Day 1!

  1. Very cute, Michelle! That little train is darling :D

  2. What an adorable little boy card. Great papers and layout.

  3. Oh my goodness Michele – this is awesome! Of course your coloring is amazing as always. I just love how the conductor and train all coordinate and how he’s popped up!

  4. I love your Little Engine that Could – how adorable! The papers are perfect for the train. Love it!

  5. This is just too cute! I love love love the way you layered everything and that you decorated the inside! So adorable!

  6. Fabulous, Michele! Love this sweet scene and your card is wonderful, both inside and out!

  7. so cute my son loves trains so i think this set is going to have to come to my house.

  8. Great card both inside and out!

  9. Miriam Prantner

    Fantastic coloring, and these sentiments are just great!

  10. I love the train themed items….stamps, dies, and the little engineer is to die for! Thanks for the great ideas!

  11. Wow! This is a gorgeous card. Love your masculine color combo and your coloring.

  12. It’s wonderful to see what you have created with TE. I love your work and this little guy with the train, is cute.

  13. Michele, this little train is really too cute — especially with the die!

  14. Oh Michele this card is absolutely adorable! I love the colors and love the die!

  15. Cute card…love the image of the train and the pp you chose.

  16. ohhhhhhhh I NEED this set for sure, super card Michele

  17. What a fabulous card Michele!! I love it!!

  18. OMG what a terrific card! lucky lady guesting here too! you do amazing work ,always love seeing what you come up with…

  19. Vicki DiGerolamo

    Michele.
    I REALLY like this one! Colors, layout, everything. Wish I could make one.

  20. Looks like a fun set! Cute card…congrats on being asked to join them!

  21. Can I buy this card from you or can you make an identical one?
    I have a neat use for it. Thanks, Terry Bremer

  22. Your coloring is fabulous! This is such a super cute card both inside and out!! Wow!

  23. Hi Michele! SOOOOOO excited you are stamping with us this week! Your train project is simply too adorable. I love every last detail, and your coloring is awesome. Can’t wait to see what you made for tomorrow! Welcome and Happy Release Week! :-)

  24. Awesome card! Love the sentiment and how you finished the inside! ;o)

  25. Carol E Brooker

    Very cute card, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  27. I love the train and old-fashioned conductor. … AND you even spell Michele the right way. ;)

  28. Love the train track dies. Cute card!!

  29. OMGosh this is so cute and your coloring is amazing

  30. cute train conductor, and i love your coloring!

  31. How creative! Love the little popped up conductor ! The kids are going to love these images!

  32. too stinkin’ cute!!

  33. Congrats for being the Guest Designer at TE! What an AWESOME card, Michele! I LOVE the train set and the die, and your colouring looks Amazing! Great job!! {hugs}

  34. Michelle – this card is stunning – your coloring is simply amazing and beyond inspirational! I am so glad that you are playing with us this week – welcome!!! This card is so perfect and fabulous!!!
    big hugs!
    Sankari

  35. This is great! What terrific encouraging sentiments for boys/men, so many of the ones out there are so girly you know? Love the colors & papers you used too! Think I will have to pick up this month’s key ingredients kit…

  36. This is too cute! I love the train track die! Great card for a little boy…or a big boy!

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