We usually offer an "I Want It All, I Want It First" deal for those customers who arrive first to the big release party. But during this release we decided to offer something for everyone with these special bundle deals available through Sunday:
You'll notice the Perpetual Birthday Calendar is not included in the Calendar Bundle. Due to a last minute issue with our midwest manufacturer the perpetual birthday calendars will not be available to ship until approximately Saturday 1/10/09. We know you're going to want this fantastic product ASAP so we are offering the following: The regular price of the perpetual calendars is $9.99 each, however, if you choose to add them to your order during the release party this weekend you will get them at the awesome special price of $7.99 (limit 2 per customer at the special price). Please be aware that if you add perpetual calendars to your order, your entire order will be held to be shipped out as soon as the perpetual calendars become available. This special price is only available through Sunday 1/4/09.
If you truly "Want It All", you can simply add both bundles to your cart (don't forget the Perpetual Birthday Calendar!) and you'll have all the products from this New Year's release on your doorstep soon! So now that you know the deals you want to see the goodies, right!? You can click on the image below to see a larger version of all 5 sets and click here to find these products in the store: A Year of Sweets 1, A Year of Sweets 2, A Year of Sweets 3, A Year of Sweet Sentiments, and Love is Sweet. All 5 sets retail for just $21.95 each!
And I can't to forget to show you the Valentine Key Ingredients! 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. The Valentine Key Ingredients include 12 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock (2 sheets each of red, pink, light teal, dark teal, brown, and white), 20 sheets of 6x6 double-sided patterned paper (4 of each pattern pictured), 5 yards of coordinating ribbon (1 yard each of 5 different styles), 1/2 oz. of Starfire Glitter, and 25 heart brads (red, pink, and white).
And last but not least, all of the new Taylored Expressions Calendar Products:
Perpetual Birthday Calendar: retailing for $9.99, but on sale this weekend only for $7.99 due to delayed shipping detailed above.
Dated Calendar Inserts: $6.99
6x6 Page Protectors (set of 6): $4.49
Are you all still with me? It's a long one tonight! But now on to the fun stuff... more cuppie creations!
There's one new stamp set that I haven't featured in any of my samples yet! I designed the sentiments in A Year of Sweet Sentiments to coordinate with the Calendar Cuppies, so we can use them to make cards as well as calendar pages. I decided to use the May image from A Year of Sweets 2 for this week's Cupcake Sketch Challenge. This sweet cupcake looks like she's thinking about somebody so I paired it with the 'thinking of you' sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments. I stamped the image several times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Choice Snow White cardstock. The images are colored with Copic markers and I added a few mini Primas and pearls. I stamped a JustRite border (from the Special Occasions Deluxe Kit) onto each square and popped up the circle images on dimensionals inside the border. The punch that fits exactly inside the JustRite borders is the Stampin' Up 1 3/8" circle. The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie and the cardstock is Prism Blush Red Light and Frosted Yellow. I'm so excited to introduce you to the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Carolina has won our SASI Top Chef competition, served as Our Friday Friend on the SASI blog, and now as the Featured Cupcake Sampler! Her beautiful Valentine card caught my eye last week and she's created some more adorable eye candy for us this week! I love how she used different elements from the Sweet Celebration set to complete each of the circles! You can check out all of the details on this card and the rest of Carolina's beautiful work on her blog: Carolina's Creative Pad. Thanks so much for sampling the sketch, Carolina! Now it's your turn to to try the sketch! I'll choose the most clever, creative, and cute creation from the submissions this weekend to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler next week. Your design and blog will be featured on my blog during Cupcake Friday. You're not required to use cupcakes for the challenge, but if you got 'em why not use 'em!? You're welcome to create something other than a card, just stick as closely to the sketch as possible and you'll be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. If you're uploading to Splitcoast use keyword TECC49 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 49). Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery upload so I can check it out! You must have your cards uploaded by Monday, January 5th at 8am PST to be eligible for the featured cupcake sampler. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the sketch. I'll be here all weekend with more SASI creations and announcements so we'll see you tomorrow!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the release day posts from the Baker's Dozen Design Team:
Ana Wohlfahrt, Carol Halvorson, Charmaine Ikach, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jami Sibley, Jen del Muro, Laurie Schmidlin, Monika Davis, Sharon Harnist, Stephanie Hargis, Terri Dodd
And the sketch challenge inspiration from the Cupcake Crew (some of these posts may not be up until Friday morning):