Monday, February 27, 2012

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!


Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  Welcome to day 1 of Taylored Expressions Previews!  YAY! 
March 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, March 1st 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 for the drawings close Wednesday 2/29 at 7pm PST.
 I am SO excited for this month's previews to begin, and I simply ADORE the set I am sharing with you today...Royal Digs!  This set is one of two new sets illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line at Taylored Expressions, and are the newest offerings in the Adorable Abodes collection!  Just like ALL of the stamps at Taylored Expressions, Royal Digs is made of high quality rubber already mounted on EZ Mount.  Just pop it on a block and stamp away!

I LOVE this castle...and I love how you can make it girly, masculine, fairy tale, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  I stamped my castle in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored my castle with Copic Markers to match the papers I've used on my card, This & That Charming from Echo Park Papers.  I used the previously released Fly Your Flag 3 Stamp Set and Taylored Die to add the sweet little "celebrate" flag.  I LOVE how it matches the flags on the castle!  The border was created with the new Majestic Border Taylored Die...and I SWOONED when I saw this border.  LOVE it!  I added a bit of twine and TONS of stitching.


Here is a closeup of the flag created with the Fly Your Flag 3 Taylored Die and set.  I colored a toothpick with a Copic Marker for the little flag pole.  It's popped up on my card with Foam Tape for dimension.


I really had no place to add a sentiment on the front of my card, so I decorated the inside as well.  I used more of the same patterned paper and added another border with the Majestic Border Taylored Die.  I stamped the sentiment, "You Deserve The Royal Treatment On Your Birthday", also from Royal Digs and added more twine.  LOVE that sentiment!


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!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!  I hope to see you back tomorrow for more previews!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Royal Digs and Fly Your Flag 3 from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Hot Fudge (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and This & That Charming (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Fly Your Flag 3 Taylored Die, Majestic Border Taylored Die, Twine, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape

Jodi

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36 comments:

wendy said...

WHOWZERS Jodi...love this ..that toothpick flag pole genius ...love it...and your colors are perfect!

Cassie said...

So absolutely adorable, Jodi! You colored that castle perfectly :D

Mandy said...

I love this - and the toothpick idea is great. Was looking for something the other day and couldn't think of anything so THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Another great card - I am just loving all of the new dies, can't wait to order one.
Shirley
Sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

Betty said...

Love your card! The colors are great, and the flag is perfect!

Chrisd said...

Wow I just have to say the flag pole is so cute and the new dies are on my wish list. ey are terrific as is your card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I love the colors for this card and that majestic border die is just PERFECT with this set!

Karen Giron said...

Oh wow! I adore the little banner flag and your coloring rocks!!!

Sassy said...

Love the colors - your coloring is phenomenal and the toothpick flag is awesome

Sankari W. said...

holy frijoles girl! This is amazing! I absolutely love the flag and the gorgeous DP - holy moly absolutely amazing!!!

Cindi F said...

Stunning card! I love the papers and design and your coloring and little flag are so awesome.

marose6@comcast.net said...

love your card it could be a mascline card too! love the green and blue. great castle with the flag poles and banners! great job thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Jodi! Love the whimsical castle and the sentiment flag is just fabulous!

Regina Mangum said...

So stinkin' cute, Jodi! I LOVE THIS! XOXO

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Jodi! I love the color you picked for the flags and accents. And I LOVE that little sentiment flag... great idea!!

AmyJ said...

Very beautiful card. I love the stitching around it. Loving the colors too.

Julie L. said...

Love your card Jodi! Great color choices!

Julie L.
jlearned@charter.net

Melody said...

So, so cute!! Love you colors and coloring and the flag is the perfect touch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Jodi I LOVE your FAB card, AWESOME work!!~

Juliek said...

Super cute creation and stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita said...

Love your coloring and your paper choices are amazing.

Karen Day said...

A gorgeous castle card! Beautiful colouring :o)

joanieg said...

Great card!, TFS

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flag flying on the castle! ;o)

marthacreates said...

I love the toothpick flag - what a clever idea. Lovely card.

Denise Marzec said...

Oooh, that royal die is cool!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fantastic creation, Jodi! The colors and design are spot on! Your coloring always knocks my socks off! Beautifully done! :D

CardsbyJo said...

Love the flag, goes great with this castle.

Jan Garber said...

Really like the flag on your castle card! Perfect little addition!

Linda Lou said...

The flag is great - but what really got me is how you did the inside of the card! I too often kind of ignore it - just a sentiment and signature - but yours is a work of art!

Vicki said...

I would never think of using these colors but love it on your card. That's whats so nice about blogs. The best ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

Alice Wertz said...

such a fun image. lovely card!

Makalah said...

love that you matched the flag to the ones in the castle stamp, and your decoration on the inside of the card!

Natalie said...

Love this!! Great coloring, Jodi!

Mary-Anne V said...

This is a wow card! Thanks for sharing!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE this card! Love the colors you chose and that wonderful banner!