November 2, 2010

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!


Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday!!

Today is the second day of previews for the newest release from Taylored Expressions, which will be available on Thursday, November 4th!!

Today, the Baker's Dozen are sharing two delightful new sets with you, From The Heart and From The Heart Funnies...and, a matching die!!!

From The Heart and From The Heart Funnies were designed and illustrated by Taylor and are the latest additions to the "te" line of stamps at Taylored Expressions!

These sets, and the coordinating die, are the perfect answer to all of your gift tags and cards for the holiday season, as well as all year long!

Today, I have created a card and gift combo, as I wanted to showcase how versatile these sets and die are!

For the card, I started by stamping the frame in Memento Lady Bug onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and I cut it out using the new From The Heart Frame Die. I then stamped the "A special brew just for you" sentiment ring onto a piece of patterned paper from Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket and then cut it out using Circle Nestabilities. I then stamped the coffee mug from From The Heart onto Choice Buttercream in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored it with Copic Markers, cut it out and then put it in the center of the circle element. SUPER fast and super fun!

I chose the "thanks a latte" sentiment from From The Heart Funnies to use on my card, making a darling thank you card that can be presented with my coordinating gift!

For my coordinating gift, I decorated this darling kraft bakery bag!! This was SO easy! I simply stamped the coffee mug image in Memento Rich Cocoa all over the bag, and I then created a simple sleeve which slips over the top of the bag using some of the same supplies as I used on my card.

Once again, the patterned paper is from Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket, and, once again, stamped the frame in Memento Lady Bug onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out using the From The Heart Frame Die.

I stamped the same sentiment ring, this time onto Kraft Cardstock, and cut it out using Circle Nestabilities. I stamped the coffee cup in the center and colored it with Copic Markers.

As you can see, these sets make creating tags and coordinating cards SUPER duper easy! There are SO many darling images and sentiments in these sets too!

Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have created with these sets right here!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
and, of course, Taylor Van Bruggen!

Also peeking along with us today is the fabulous:

Jami Sibley

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Hope to see you back here tomorrow for another peek!!

Stamps: From The Heart and From The Heart Funnies from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Kraft, Choice Buttercream & Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Lady Bug
Accessories: Copic Markers, From The Heart Frame Die, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Green Brads, Scalloped Eyelet Border Die and Foam Tape



  1. Fabulous projects, Jodi! I love all the baker's twine you used on your card! And even though I'm not a coffee drinker, that bag of coffee is lookin' good!

  2. Your card is adorable and the belly band and tag around the coffee just too cute. Love them together. Excellent work.

  3. Great card/gift combo. I love Coffee and this is just adorable. :)

  4. What a fab project, Jodi! I love the twine...perfect touch. Just too cute! XOXO

  5. What a great set, Jodi! LOVE the patterned papers!!

  6. Freakin' fantastic girl! Love what you have created!!! Had to come tell you, that it was because of your project, that I ordered twine from Taylor last are SUCH an enabler!!! haha! Hope all is well with you!

  7. This is fantastic, love how the band and the card co-ordinate! Love it!!!

  8. Wow girl, I love this. Super fantastic as always.

  9. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Love everything about's totally a YOU project!!!!!! Does that coffee have caffeine? ;)

  10. This is just positively GORGEOUS!!!! I love how you chose a sentiment that matches your blog. You must have done that on purpose, hah!!! :)

  11. fabulous gift set....fab card to present with it

  12. What a fabulous gift set, Jodi! I just LOVE it. . .just perfect!

  13. What a fantastic project Jodi! I'm definitely a tea girl, but all of my friends (we're a bunch of teachers) certainly enjoy their cup of coffee every day! I LOVE this die! Beautifully done! :D


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