May 20, 2009

It's All About The Key Ingredients!!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday!!! Today is the release of the May Key Ingredients at Taylored Expressions and I have been having ALOT of fun playing with it, as you can see!!!

One of my favorite features of the Key Ingredients is how versatile they are!! Each and every month, the Key Ingredients come chock full of perfectly matched cardstock, patterned papers and embellishments, and you can use it them for SO many occassions and styles!!

What I have tried to do with this month's Key Ingredients, is to show all the different styles you can create! I made an (in my opinion!) elegant card, masculine card, and two whimsical cards, all using the same May Key Ingredients!!
For my first card here, I used a gorgeous flower image from Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions and colored my flowers with Copic Markers. I added some white gel pen highlights and all the centers have a Dew Drop, which come with this Key Ingredients! I added a border with my Fleur De Lis Punch from EK Success and finished off my card with some faux stitching, Dew Drops in two corners and some DELISH ribbon, also from the Key Ingredients!!!
For my next card, I stamped this SUPER sweet cuppie from A Year of Sweets 2 by Taylored Expressions in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.
I added a Dew Drop as his cherry on top and framed him in Circle Nestabilities. I added a brad. from the Key Ingredients, to each of my four squares and added faux stitching around each square!!
I LOVE these colors together! So fresh and fun!! This is one of my all time favorite cuppies too!!!






For my third card, I wanted to go with a masculine look, still using the May Key Ingredients, so I decided to use this tie image from Boys Will Be Boys, from Taylored Expressions. The Boys Will Be Boys set is currently out of stock. But if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available, go here, and click request restock notification. Just enter your email address and you'll be notified as soon as it's available! I stamped the ties in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers.
For my layout, I wanted to go with a clean, yet crisp layout, so I used strips of three different patterns from the May Key Ingredients and added a faux stitch to each corner.
I added some hardware and ribbon to the corner of my focal image, which are also included in the May Key Ingredients. I placed my focal image on a diagonal, which is really bothering me (lol!!), I like everything straight, but I think it kind of works this way! My mom will be proud in any case!! She calls me "Sally Symmetrical"...LOL!!

For my last card, I wanted to go with a whimsical look!! I stamped this adorable cuppie scene from A Year of Sweets 1 by Taylored Expressions in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored the entire image with Copic Markers.
The layout that I used is one that I tend to go back to again and again. I love a center panel and I also love my images framed in nesties, both of which are on this layout.
I added a scallop border on the bottom of my center panel and some faux stitching as well!! Once again, my cuppie has a Dew Drop for his cherry! Cute right?
This card, as well as the other three, came together REALLY fast...it's all about the Key Ingredients!!!
You can see what some of the other Baker's have cooked up with this super awesome Key Ingredients right here!!!
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!
Have you noticed the central theme with my cards today (well, other than the TE stamps and the May KI?) All of my cards have faux stitching on them, NO sentiments (gasp!!) and can be used for all occassions! Cool right??? It will be SO nice to have a stash of cards, for any occassion, on hand when I need them!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!
Recipe #1
Stamps: Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from May Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Fleur De Lis Punch by EK Success, 1/4 Inch Circle Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, White Gel Pen, Ribbon & Dew Drops from May Key Ingredients and Dimensionals
Recipe #2:
Stamps: A Year of Sweets 2 by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from May Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilites, Brads and Dew Drops from May Key Ingredients, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker and Dimensionals
Recipe #3
Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from May Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker, Copic Markers, Hardware and Ribbons from May Key Ingredients and Dimensionals
Recipe #4
Stamps: A Year of Sweets 1 by Taylored Expressions
Paper: All from May Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Brads, Dew Drops and Ribbon from May Key Ingredients, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker and Dimensionals
Jodi

21 comments:

  1. Awesome, Jodi! Loving all these cards, especially your masculine card - snazzy! haha!

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  2. WOWZAS Jodi! What an incredible variety of BEAUTIFIL cards!!!!!!

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  3. Wow! Everything is fantastic!!

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  4. Beautiful beautiful Jodi!!! Love the different styles that you created and the stitching is perfect!!! Love the way you displayed the papers!!
    hugs!
    Sankari :)

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  5. Just gorgeous, Jodi! I LOVE all of these cards!

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  6. WOWZER Jodi!! You've been a busy stamper!! These are look so great!! I love your style!! ;)

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  7. Well, Sassy Sally Symmetrical, you've outdone yourself here!!! I LOVE that tie panel on an angle. Oh my...you've really showcased the Key Ingredients!!!

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  8. OMG! These projects are SOOOOOOOO cute!!!! :) I just loooooooove your work!

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  9. wow...wow....wowza....your coloring always leaves me in awe and the way you design your cards is so awe inspiring

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  10. All of these cards are gorgeous Jodi! How in the world do you make a perfect card everytime? Can I borrow some of that mojo pretty please?! Thanks to you, I'm pretty sure Edward stole it....

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  11. Oh Wow, Wow, Wow, and WOW! They're all awesome, girl!!

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  12. Jodi, your coloring is absolutely amazing and the cards are beautiful!

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  13. wow wow.. fabulous job on all the cards!!! your coloring is amazing

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  14. My goodness gracious, you do some good work! See the new Twilight poster yet???

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  15. Wonderful! Awesome project, Mel! Wow! I love your idea with new use! Thank you for sharing tutorial, templates and your wonderful inspiration!

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  16. WOW! Jodi, these are all absolutely amazing! Way to show off this kit, it's so versatile! You ROCK girl!

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  17. You've been busy!! Awesome cards!

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  18. Hi Jodi, wow awesome cards, I love your style, gorgeous images and colours. Joey.x

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  19. OMGosh Jodi, these are all fabulous!!

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  20. oh my goodness! I love all your cards, they are so awesome, I esp love the tie one!! so unique

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