October 5, 2011

Taylored Expressions Preview: Day Three!


Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  Today is the third day of Taylored Expressions previews.  Here are the deets about this release:

October 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, October 6th 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.

* Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate. Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day! Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments close Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

Today I have a card to share with you featuring TWO sets being released tomorrow, Wreaths of Joy and Banner Holiday!

Wreaths of Joy is the latest offering in our seasonal wreath series, and for this set, we have two wreaths for Christmas!  If you've been on the fence about these wreaths all year, we're sure this set will push you over the edge!  The Seasonal Wreath series was concepted by our own Jami Sibley and illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line at Taylored Expressions.

Seasonal Wreaths comes on a sturdy 4.75" square CD sized full color panel and includes 13 stamps (4 images plus 9 words and sentiments) and coordinated with the fabulous Seasonal Wreath and Bow Dies!

For my card, I used cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon all from the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry Kit.  For the two cardstock panels, I impressed them with the Musical Swirls Impression Plate.  The green panel has the musical notes and the red the swirls.  I stamped one of the wreaths from Seasonal Wreaths in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and cut it out using the Seasonal Wreath Die.  I colored it with Copic Markers and the berries all have a coat of Glossy Accents.

For the sentiment panel, I used the darling new Banner Holiday set!  This is the perfect holiday sentiment set and coordinates with all three of the Banner Day Dies, Banner Day 1, Banner Day 2 and Banner Day 3!  Amazing no?  This set was designed and illustrated by Taylor for the te line at Taylored Expressions and comes on a sturdy 4.75" square CD sized full color panel which includes 15 holiday sentiments!

For my card, I used "Merry & Bright", which I just love with this wreath.  I stamped the sentiment onto a panel that I cut with the Banner Day 3 Taylored Die and stamped the frame from It's A Banner Day 3 in Riding Hood Red ink.

I added a ribbon/bow combo, and I created the bow with The Bow Easy, and added some pearls in each corner.  All of the elements are popped up with Foam Tape for added interest.

Here are the deets about the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry Kit I've used:

The Holiday Wonder Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:
Authentique Wonder 6x6 pad
10 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:
Decorative Brad Mix
Red/Green Paper Roses
Christmas Glitter Assortment
Red Pearls
Coordinating Copic Markers
Additional Cardstock Pack
Additional Ribbon Bundle

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

Please head on over and visit with the rest of the Baker's Dozen and see what they have cooked up for you today!

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

As you may be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Taylored Expressions will be donating a $1.00 from the sale of each Moka Hope set (see right below...isn't she gorgeous?) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for release day!

Stamps:  Wreaths of Joy, Banner Holidays and It's A Banner Day 3 from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Snow White, Assorted Cardstock and Wonder (Authentique) all from the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Seasonal Wreath Taylored Die, Musical Swirls Impression Plate, Banner Day 3 Taylored Die, Pearls, Ribbon from the Holiday Wonder Project Pantry Kit, Bow Easy and Foam Tape



  1. I really love the wreath and the papers you chose.

  2. The wreath is a must have for my holiday projects! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So pretty! Those two sets work so well together and your layout showcases the beautiful wreath perfectly!

  4. love everything about your card!...love all the layers

  5. Love the pairing of the wreath image with the impression plates/ embossing layers. Helps us think of new ideas for stuff we might already have laying around the stamp room begging for use! THANKS! Beautiful card.

  6. Such a pretty card! LOVE all of those festive red and green layers!

  7. Hi Jodi,
    What a gorgeous card - how exciting it would be to receive that in the mail. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Anne

  8. What a cool layout Jodi! I love Taylor's wreath collection and that gingham holiday patterned paper and that PERFECT bow are fabulous!

  9. I love the embossed layers of patterned paper.

  10. such a beautiful layout, & papers... showcases that lovely wreath!

  11. so pretty and classy! beautiful holiday card, Jodi!

  12. Gorgeous,!!! Love the three layered panels and the sweet little bow!

  13. Oh..love all the layers & the wreath..fantastic card.

  14. A beautiful design, Jodi!! Love the wreath and the embossing on the background piece.

  15. Beautiful!! Love the layout and the embossing!


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