February 20, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!!

I have been stamping away, and here is a card I created with some delightful goodies from Taylored Expressions!!

I LOVE the Friendship Blooms stamp set, and of course, the coordinating Friendship Blooms Taylored Dies. I find myself reaching for this set over and over...it is truly a staple in my stamping arsenal (I love saying stamping arsenal...fyi...LOL).

I started by stamping the flower stems in Memento Bamboo Leaves onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and I then cut out and embossed the panel with Circle Nestabilities. I cut out the flowers, using the Friendship Blooms Dies, from the same patterned paper I used on the rest of the card, Hopscotch from Basic Grey. I then popped the flowers up with Foam Tape and added a button tied with Bakers Twine to the center of each.

Instead of using a sentiment from Friendship Blooms, I decided to go with a sentiment from the newly released, and another staple, It's A Banner Day 1. I also used the coordinating Banner Day Die 1. LOVE these! I chose to make this a Birthday Card, and I used the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The frame of the banner was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, and I stamped off once before stamping onto the Kraft cardstock.

I embossed the pink background with the Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, and added a white brad to each corner. A border created with the Small Scallop Border Die separates the cardstock panel from the patterned paper panel, and I wrapped some Bakers Twine around a few times for good measure.

Here are the Taylored Dies, and Impression Plate, I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Friendship Blooms and It's A Banner Day 1 from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Sweet Blush (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Hopscotch (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa and Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Friendship Blooms Dies, Small Scallop Border Die, Banner Day Die 1, Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, White Brads, White Buttons, Bakers Twine and Foam Tape



  1. Love how you used the banner, with the flowers, Jodi. Great little card :)

  2. So soft and pretty! Love the pretty papers! I've had those dies and images in my basket at TE forever...time to check out!

  3. Jodi! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Just love those paper pieced flowers!!!

  4. So beautiful. Love your soft colours.

  5. Stunning Jodi - Love the flower dies; might have to order these and add them to my stamping arsenal

  6. WOW!! Jodi, this is soooo stunning sweetie!! I love what you've done with all of the goodies here!! TFS! HUGS

  7. You make it look so easy! Love that patterned paper.

  8. Excellent !


  9. So fun, Jodi! I love those colors and the embossing!

  10. Such a pretty card and great dp! I so look forward to a new card from you every day:)

  11. Love the banner and those flowers!! So springy....perfect with the weather I'm having!!

  12. what a beauty with so many clever elements

  13. Super cute! Great design and papers. Love that banner die!

  14. What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!

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