August 1, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!


Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  Today is the first day of previews for the newest release from Taylored Expressions!  Here are the details:

August Release At a Glance

* We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 4th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

* Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

* Angel Bundle Prize Drawing: We're very excited to be supporting the Angel Tree with Joy to the World, the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate) simply click over to the Angel Tree website and find the answer to this question: "Name the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!) E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6pm PST. The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10 pm PST Wednesday night.


Taylor chose Angel Tree as the charity to support this quarter because it's something she has been involved with for many years through churches she has attended. Angel Tree is a program administered by Prison Fellowship whose Mission is to seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family and community through the power of Jesus Christ. Angel Tree invites churches to provide Christmas gifts to the children of inmates across the country. Their website says :

"It starts with a gift. But it's so much more.
Every child has a story. For 1.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a mom or dad in prison. At Angel Tree, we find ways to reach out to these children, by sharing Christ's love with them at Christmas and by developing year-round relationships. In the end, it's so much more than giving Christmas gifts-it's about restoring families."

We'd love to have you learn more about this wonderful charity and even possibly how you might get involved. So we have a special prize drawing planned! . If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate) simply click over to the Angel Tree website and find the answer to this question: "Name the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!) E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6pm PST. The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10 pm PST Wednesday night.

We have SO many new goodies on the menu today!  Joy To The World stamp set, which was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line,  Musical Swirls Impression Plate and the Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit!  Yay!!  Here is a look at the gorgeous Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit...both of my cards were created only with the supplies from this kit:

24 A2 Cream Envelopes
24 Choice Buttercream A2 Card Bases
24 Choice Buttercream Image Panels 4.25" x 5.5"
24 pieces of coordinating cardstock 4.25" x 5.5" (4 colors, 6 sheets each color)
24 pieces of Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper 4" x 6"
6 yards of twill (2 yards each of Wine, Artichoke, Carnation)
1 package of Want to Scrap Maroon Pearls
1 package of Want to Scrap Green Pearls

For my cards today I did a "less" version and a "more" version.  For both, I stamped the angel from Joy To The World in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock, colored them with Copic Markers and then "fussy" cut them out.  Both cards also share the same layout.

On the "less" card, the angel is popped up with Foam Tape onto a panel cut with the Take Note 3 Die.  I used the Banner Day 1 die for the sentiment panel, which reads "Peace On Earth" and popped them up over the angel with some more Foam Tape.  I added some Artichoke ribbon and a bow created with The Bow Easy.


For the "more" version of my card, I added some more texture/elements.  To start, I paper pieced the angel's dress with some of the same patterned paper from the kit, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses.  I added a panel under the angel using the From The Heart Frame Die, and used the Musical Swirls Impression Plate on both that panel as well as the panel under that, and the panel under the ribbon/bow.  Between the two different patterned papers, I added a border with the Small Scallop Border Die.  I added tons of machine stitching as well as Maroon Pearls to the "more" version as well.

When using the Impression Plate in my Big Shot, I use the following sandwich (starting from the bottom up):
Multi Purpose Platform, Clear Plate (cutting pad), Impression Plate, Paper, Thin Mat, Thick Mat, Clear Plate.


Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my cards today:






Head on over and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up today here:

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

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

Recipe:
Stamps: Joy To The World from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  All from the Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Bow Easy, Take Note 3 Die, Banner Day 1 Die, From the Heart Frame Die, Small Scallop Border Die, Musical Swirls Impression Plate, Maroon Pearls and Ribbon from the Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

Jodi

12 comments:

  1. Sooooooooooo precious Jodi!! I love how you did the *more*. It really shows how a little more embellies can kick up the entire card!! ♥

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  2. love both versions. beautiful cards, Jodi!

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  3. Love how you've shown the 'less' and 'more' versions. Can you please let me know what you use to cut when paper piecing - scissors or knife?

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  4. She is darling! I love the more version with the paper piecing and the stitching:) Your coloring is gorgeous!

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  5. So beautiful! Love both cards!

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  6. Yikes Jodi, these are GORGEOUS!!!!! Love, love, love them! I love how you stepped up the 2nd one too with the embossing...great idea!!! And your coloring always makes me drooool. :)

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  7. Both of your cards are beautiful! I just love the sweet angel:)

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  8. I'm loving this card and your stepped up version is gorgeous! May steal this idea for my cards - haha! LOVE <3

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  9. Such a gorgeous card!! Love the angel image!! :)

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  10. Beautiful and more beautiful, Jodi. Wow. What a beautiful image to showcase.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by and leaving me some ♥!