February 11, 2011

Love and Dreams!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! TGIF!!!

Here is a little bit of sweetness I whipped up using some delicious new goodies from Taylored Expressions!

I am seriously LOVING the new Cozy Cottages stamp set, and I hadn't yet inked up this delish cupcake house! This set is the latest installment in the TE Giving Tree, and through April 2011, Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 from the sale of each Cozy Cottages stamp set to Habitat For Humanity. AMAZING right?

I started with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch from this past Sunday, SSSC103 for my layout (and she actually used this stamp set and stamp on her sample as well!). The patterned paper is all from my current paper obsession, Little Girl from Echo Park Papers, and for the focal panel, I used two different patterns to mimic the sky and the grass.

After I had my sky and grass, I added the FABULOUS picket fence cut with the new Picket Fence Border Die (LOVE) and then cut the entire panel using Circle Nestabilities. I added some fluffy white clouds cut from felt using the new Cloud Duo Die (LOVE). I colored my cupcake house (wish I lived in one of these...yum!) with Copic Markers, cut it out and popped it up onto my scene with Foam Tape.

The background was embossed with the new Hearts Impression Plate (LOVE) and I added a simple bow created with The Bow Easy.

There was no room on the front of the card for a sentiment, so I went ahead and finished off the inside with a strip of some more Little Girl paper, a border created with the Small Scallop Border Die (which I also used on the card front), and I added the sentiment, "A house is made of walls and beams. A home is made of Love and Dreams" and then stamped the cupcake house in Memento Angel Pink on top. All of the layers, front and inside, were sewn on my sewing machine.

Here are the Taylored Dies and Impression Plate I've used on my card today. For more info on Taylored Dies, click HERE.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Cozy Cottages from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Aqua Mist (PTI), Sweet Blush (PTI) and Little Girl (Echo Park Papers)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Picket Fence Die, Cloud Duo Die, Small Scallop Border Die, Hearts Impression Plate, Aqua Mist Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. LOVE this card Jodi and thank God my new TE is on it's way and hopefully will get here today so I'm going to have one of my kids go outside in this subzero weather and check the mailbox for me so I can use this fabulous card as inspiration. Great work as always!

  2. O M Goodness! I have a toothache looking at this - sooooo SWEET!

  3. Oh my sweet heaven!! I LOVE this card - the papers are SO cute and the sentiment over the cupcake is really fab! Love it!

  4. What a cute image and love the scene you created! Very sweet!!

  5. Your card is awesome, I love the scene you created in that large circle, just adorable and the soft colors are perfect with that cupcake house. Beautiful work.

  6. This is seriously cute! I love how you used the papers to emulate sky and grass. What a fun idea!

  7. What a sweet card !! We would love if you shared this cupcake on our blog - leave a link back in your post for a chance to win the kit prize :)

  8. WOW this is as sweet as can be!! I LOVE the clouds and your design gf!!! ADORABLE!!!

  9. Another fab creation, it amazes me how you manage to make each card so individual and inspirational.

  10. Stunning my friend. LOVE the plaid grass!!

  11. Jodi, this is FABULOUS! Oh my goodness, what an adorable little scene. . .I want to move right in!

  12. how cute is that image? i would love living in a cupcake house! super sweet card, Jodi! love it!

  13. Not only is this set AMAZINGLY cute but oh my goodness this whole layout and scene is TOO DARLING!!! Sorry I've been such a bad bloggin' friend-CHA and sickies caught up w/ me but I'm tryin' to get back in the game! Thanks for always remembering me, sweetie! MISS YOU!!!


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