April 5, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!


Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

Today is the first day of previews for the latest release from Taylored Expressions!  I have two cards to share with you today so let's get started!

My first card today uses the awesome Dream Big set ( a set of 26 stamps!!)!!  I LOVE this set...perfect for all those upcoming Graduations or even for any note of encouragement!  This set =, like all of the sets from Taylored Expressions, is made from deeply etched rubber on EZ mount...all ready to put on a block and get stampy

The patterned paper is all from Little Boy by Echo Park Papers.  I stamped the focal circle panel in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and then cut it out with Circle Nestabilities.  I then cut more circles and layered them on, stamping the graduation hat on the last circle.

I added some texture to this last circle, and to the background, using the brand new Stars Impression Plate.  LOVE it!!  On the horizontal panel, I stamped the sentiment, "So proud of you" repeatedly for a fun graphic look.  Two blue brads in the top corner, as well as a border created with the Small Scallop Border Die, finish this one off.

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on this card:

For my second card today, I used the beautiful new Treasure Life set, along with the Apothecary Shelf a la carte stamp!

This was SO fun to create!  I stamped the shelf in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then stamped some of the images from Treasure Life on top of the shelf and colored them with Copic Markers as well.  There is also a matching set of Apothecary Taylored Dies.  LOVE.

The patterned paper is the Lily Bee Stationery Collection Pack and I added some lace trim for a more vintage feel.  I added graduating sizes of Kaisercraft Latte Pearls to the focal panel, as well as the main panel, and I also stitched all of the layers.  The sentiment, "Treasure Life" was stamped directly onto the focal panel.

Make sure to head on over and check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up today!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Jami Sibley
Melissa Sauls
 Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for even more peeks!!

So Proud of You Recipe:
Stamps:  Dream Big from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Enchanted Evening (PTI), Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Little Boy (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Small Scallop Border Die, Stars Impression Plate, Blue Brads, and Foam Tape

Treasure Life Recipe:
Stamps:  Treasure Life and Apothecary Shelf A la Carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Lily Bee Stationery Collection (Lily Bee)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo  Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Clear Glaze Pen, Sewing Machine, Lace Trim, Latte Pearls and Foam Tape



  1. Super fun, Jodi! Love how you got stampy with your Dream Big set! ;)

    And the Treasure Life card has such a calming "Cape Cod" feel! Love it!

  2. Great cards, Jodi! I love the happy colors on the first one and the soft, vintage inspired feel of the second one!

  3. Gorgeous card Miss J! LOVE the mix of stamps on your grad card and the apothecary card is pure genius! Love it with the sketch!

  4. Love how you've repeated SO PROUD OF YOU on your border. Your Treasure Life card is gorgeous. Love that nest!!

  5. Your Treasure Life card is so soft and pretty! Love the way you colored the shelf! And your grad card is fun and bold! The circle layers really add a great touch!

  6. Jodi - you are genius with that Proud of you patterned paper that you created! Love that effect - what a great grad card - and I LOVE how the birds nest and shell are sitting on the shelf - such great coloring my friend - truly beautiful!!
    Sankari :)

  7. Gorgeous cards! Love hte colours of the first one!

  8. Ooooh, such a great grad card with all those flabby layers!? And yourself card just speaks to me!! Love that crochet trim on the side. :)

  9. I think Melissa needs spellcheck for her comment! LOL!! Wait, she probably typed it on the iPhone and stuff got autocorrected!! LOL!!
    Anyway, LOVE your grad card, flabby layers and all!!! And my fave part is the repetition of the sentiment...so clever!! Your Apothecary card is just delightful with those soft colours...LOVE!!!

  10. Jodi, both of your projects are picture perfect! You put together two perfect cards and I just love the grad card...perfect layout! XOXO

  11. So, so cute, Jodi! I LOVE the titled panels on your cards. . .I should do that more often! LOL Love the bright, fun colors on the grad card. . .awesome!


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