Good morning! Today is the second day of sneak peeks using the new Stamp a Sweet Impression stamps which will be available for purchase starting tonight at Midnight EST (that’s 9 pm for those of us on the West Coast!). Today the Baker’s Dozen Rotating Design Team and I are bringing you sneak peeks using the set Home Sweet Home. I had so much fun coloring this gingerbread house with Copic markers. Coloring is a real stress release for me. Sit me down with a movie and markers and I’m all set for hours! *grin* I used cardstock and embellishments from the Christmas Key Ingredients also being released this month. I added Crystal Stickles to the gumdrops, white liquid applique to the roof, pink rhinestones to the candy border, and Glossy Accents to the window panes. The pink layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The cuppie carolers card below is the full version of the “sneak” sneak peek I showed you on Tuesday. Again, I used cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments from the Christmas Key Ingredients along with Copic markers to color the images. I used the Stampin’ Up large oval punch for the sentiment. I think you’ll be pleased to find that several of the sentiments included in these sets are compatible with many of the punches you probably already own! I love punchy sentiments!

For those of you who missed out on the first Taylored Expressions stamp release, I want to post a refresher on the storage system that’s available for these sets. Each stamp set comes packaged on a laminated binder-ready storage panel with a color printed index. Pictured to the left is the Frightful Night set, a Halloween release that debuted last month. As I mentioned yesterday, the stamps come mounted on EZ Mount cling cushion and already die cut. The unmounted stamps stick directly to the back of the storage panel which fits inside our special mini binder box. The binder box comes with a customized Taylored Expressions insert for the cover and spine. The cover insert has four spaces for you to write the names of the sets you’re storing inside. Each binder box stores up to four sets and is the size of one Stampin’ Up stamp case. The spine insert makes it easy to find your TE stamps when they’re up on your shelf or in a drawer. You can also purchase additional plain storage panels to store your other unmounted rubber and photopolymer stamps. While each mini binder box will accomodate four panels of rubber on EZ Mount, you will be able to store six to eight panels of clear stamps. The customized Taylored Expressions insert can be removed so you can decorate your binder however your creative heart desires!

Are you still with me!? I hope so because I’m so excited to finally show you the Christmas Key Ingredients being released tonight along with the three new stamps sets. The Key Ingredients will be sold separately from the stamp sets and will include coordinating cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments… everything you need to make the perfect “batch” of cupcake cards. We decided to add a few extras to the kit this time around including more patterned paper, more cardstock, and more embellishments! More is more, right!? Now you have enough to whip up a big batch of Christmas cupcake cards! The Christmas Key Ingredients include 12 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″cardstock (2 each of green, blue, pink, brown, red, and vanilla), 20 sheets of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper (4 of each pattern pictured), 5 yards of coordinating ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles), 1/2 oz. of Fire Engine Red glitter, and 2 packages of Kaiser self-adhesive rhinestones (soft pink and ice blue). Thanks for stopping by on the second day of sneak peeks! Hopefully we’ll see you back here tonight for the release! There will be a special I Want It All, I Want it First! for the first dozen customers so make sure you get to the party early. You’ll find all the deets here on the blog and the sets will be available at the TE store.

Don’t miss the rest of the Home Sweet Home inspiration from the Rotating Design team:

Donna Baker

Jen del Muro

Sharon Harnist

Terri Dodd

Carol Halvorson

Laurie Schmidlin