Woooohooo! The day you’ve been *patiently* waiting for has finally arrived… it’s RELEASE DAY! I’ve got a ton of information to share with you so grab a cupcake and a coffee (or maybe a coffee cupcake!?) and settle in! We are releasing five new stamp sets, two Key Ingredients kits, three Bundle deals, and more than twenty new coordinating products!

Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories are the next two stamp sets being released as part of the TE Giving Tree charitable program. What is the TE Giving Tree? Each quarter Taylored Expressions releases a new set of stamps (or in this case… two new sets!) with a portion of the proceeds being donated to charity. These two stamp sets were designed by Nancy McKinney to benefit Sick Kids Hospital, a charity very close to her heart. For each Beary Special stamp set sold during June, July, and August, Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Sick Kids and $4.00 will be donated for each Beary Special Accessories mini set sold. It is important to note that these sets are the same deeply etched rubber you have come to love! However, in order to cut down on manufacturing costs and donate more to charity, they will come as one sheet of rubber and will need to be trimmed when you receive them.

The Faith & Hope set is one that you have not seen yet during our sneak peeks! The Baker’s Dozen is showing projects today that they’ve made with the first stamp set in this brand new collection called Lasting Impressions. My faith is a very big part of my life and when I first dreamed of creating stamps I knew I wanted to bring my love for the Lord to the world of stamping. As believers, we’re called to uplift and encourage each other. The sentiments, quotes, and Bible verses in the Faith and Hope set were born from my own personal need for encouraging stamps. I’m sure you all have people in your life who need an encouraging word, whether going through a divorce, job loss, or even a serious illness. It is my hope that this set will become a staple in your collection as you seek to encourage those around you with these words of faith and hope. And we’re excited to bring you even more Lasting Impressions in the months to come!

And last, but certainly not least, more Sweets! We’re adding Beach Bum to the ranks of our popular Stamp a Sweet Impression collection. These cute cuppies are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! And as if cuppie weren’t *sweet* enough, we’re offering you even more cupcakes in the For the Love of Cupcakes set! Young and old will love these delectable desserts!

So those are all the new stamp sets! If you want ALL of the new sets, we’ve got a special bundle just for you! When you purchase the Stamp Lover’s Bundle you’ll receive our Mini Binder Box FREE! Up to four stamp sets fit inside this awesome storage system to save you space and money!

In addition to the stamp sets, we have two new Key Ingredients kits, Cupcake Key Ingredients and Beach Bum Key Ingredients. The coordinating cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments give you everything you need to cook up the perfect batch of cards! There are too many new products to talk about each one so make sure you check out the Fresh Out of the Oven category at the store! And don’t forget about the bundle deals I showed you yesterday (Cupcakes Bundle & Beach Bum Bundle)…the bundles are the best buy when you want it all!
Whew…. I’m finally done telling you about the new releases and now I get to show you some more projects! Today the Baker’s Dozen and I are showcasing Faith & Hope from the new Lasting Impressions Collection. I wanted to create a set of cards to keep on hand for friends and family members who need a boost. You never know when you’ll need one, and this stamp set makes it easy to always have the perfect card ready to go in the mail at a moment’s notice. I started with several coordinating pieces of glittered paper from the My Mind’s Eye Laundry Line collection. I wanted to keep my layouts very simple and let the sentiments do the talking so the cards are pretty self-explanatory. I accented them with peach flower lace trim, vintage flower trim, and grosgrain ribbon. I also tied a cross charm from the Cross Collection onto the grosgrain ribbon. Here’s a closeup of one of the Bible verses included in this set. I just love the sweet, delicate lettering of these sentiments!
I know the Baker’s Dozen has more beautiful creations to show you today using the Faith and Hope stamp set. These ladies blow me away with their creativity so make sure you don’t miss one little detail:

Thanks for stopping by today! Always feel free to send us an email with your questions! You can use this contact page on our website to send us an email. Oh… and did you think that I forgot about the Cupcake Friday sketch challenge!? How could I forget!? The sketch is posted below so scroll down to check it out!