Monday, April 2, 2012

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!


Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions Previews:

April 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, April 5th 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 4/4 at 7pm PST.
 I am SO excited to share this amazing new release with you, and I have two cards to share with you today!  First up is the ADORABLE Fruity Friends set!  This set was concepted by our very own Wanda Guess and was illustrated by Emily Burger as part of the Embracing Grace line at Taylored Expressions!  This is my most favorite set of this release, and I had alot of fun creating this card!

I began with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch, DS45, for the layout, and I did LOTS of masking.  I stamped various fruits in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and then colored them all with Copic Markers.  I cut out the panel, and a layer, with Circle Nestabilities.


Here is a closeup of my masked and colored fruit.  I love their expressions...cracks me up!


I added a banner of red gingham patterned paper, which is from Double Dutch by Lily Bee Designs.  I impressed the red panel with the Lots of Dots Taylored Impression Plate for extra texture.  Before impressing the panel, I stamped the sentiment, "Thanks from the whole bunch", also from Fruity Friends.


Here is the Taylored Impression Plate I've used on my card:


My next card features the GORGEOUS new Make It Amazing set, the newest in the Whimsical Wishes lineup at Taylored Expressions by Nancy McKinney!  I've also used the GORGEOUS new Project Pantry Kit which features the stunning London Market collection from Pink Paislee!  My card is pretty CAS, and I followed the Clean & Simple Sketch #183 for the layout.  I really let the gorgeous patterned paper and new stamps do all the work on this!

I stamped the frame first in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and then stamped the sentiment, "Life It Short, Make It Amazing", which I LOVE.  I then stamped one of the flowers from this beautiful set over the sentiment in Blush Blossom ink.  It's very subtle but I love the elegance it adds.  I then cut out the panel using the new Frame It Up 3 Taylored Die, which I LOVE.

I stamped one of the butterflies in the set onto a piece of cardstock from the Project Pantry Kit and then cut it out with the new Elegant Butterflies Taylored Die.  LOVE these!


I added ribbon from the Project Pantry Kit and then popped up the focal frame panel, and the butterfly, with Foam Tape.  I added a bow created with The Bow Easy and finished it off with a Prima Rose.


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



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

    Fruity Friends Recipe:
    Stamps:  Fruity Friends from Taylored Expressions
    Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Wild Cherry (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) and Double Dutch (Lily Bee Designs)
    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
    Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Lots of Dots Impression Plate, White Brads and Foam Tape

    Life Is Short Recipe:
    Stamps:  Make It Amazing from Taylored Expressions
    Paper:  All from the Project Pantry Kit
    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Blush Blossom (SU!)
    Accessories:  Frame It Up 3 Taylored Die, Elegant Butterflies Taylored Die, Ribbon from Project Pantry Kit, Prima Rose and Foam Tape

    Jodi

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    32 comments:

    Angel said...

    that fruit card is just TOO CUTE!!!! and the 2nd is simply GORGEOUS!!!

    Holly AKA KopyKat said...

    These are both fabulous, love the fruit though, the expressions are so great

    Cassie said...

    Eee, your fruit card made me giddy. . .so cute with all of the colors :D

    Chris D. said...

    Both of these cards are beautiful! Love them!

    Isabel Z said...

    Such creativity; I love what you created.

    Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

    I just LOVE your fruity card, Jodi! I LOVE all of the masking to make the bunch. . .so cute! Beautiful Make It Amazind card too! I LOVE that paper!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Great cards.....I see more fruit on every post! Love it, and that gingham paper is perfect!

    wendy said...

    really cute fruity card and very gorgeous second card...rocked it

    Kary said...

    Amazing cards, Jodi! The fruits with faces are absolutely adorable and the butterfly looks gorgeous. Looking forward to the release ;)

    Taylor said...

    OMGoodness! LOVE all those fruity friends on one card! And the butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous! You can do everything from cutesy to elegant...you rock!

    Beckie said...

    WOW! Fab cards. Loving the papers. new follower ;)

    Be blessed, Beckie

    Melody said...

    Love your grouping of fruity friends! And Make it Amazing is a beautiful card!!

    Sabine said...

    Adorable cards! Love them both.

    Lisa H. said...

    gorgeous! that fruit card is over the top adorable!

    Julie said...

    I love the elegant design of the "Amazing" card.

    Carol's Ink Spot said...

    An adorable bunch of fruit and a beautiful and elegant second card.

    Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

    Love both these cards! Awesome work Jodi!

    Dotti said...

    Fun and amazing cards!

    Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

    Great cards! I really love the fun expressions on the fruit...& I didn't think I needed another fruit stamp set until now. Adorable!!

    Anonymous said...

    Fabulous cards!

    Ruza's Craft Corner said...

    Super CUTE card! Great job masking the fruit! Your second card is very elegant! TFS! ;o)

    Natalie said...

    Wow, love the fun & fruity card! Your second card is gorgeous! I'm always inspired when I visit!! Love it!

    Jennifer said...

    Amazing cards! Great job masking... =)

    Rosemary said...

    hee hee!! love the first card.. so cute! and the second one is just gorgeous!

    Elizabeth said...

    Just look at all those sweet fruity images. Love it. And that second card is just stunning.

    Debbie Carriere said...

    Holy shmoly, that is some rockin' masking!!!! Awesome work for such a fantastic card!! And your second card is so elegant - love how you used that paper!

    Larissa Heskett said...

    LOVE the fun design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    AmyJ said...

    Love the cute lil fruits. The Butterflies are stunning. Great card.

    Rosie Gustafson said...

    Cute and fun cards. Thank you for sharing.

    CardsbyJo said...

    Love these cards!!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    These happy smiling fruits are my favorite set of the release! I love your happy colorful card!

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    EEEEEEEK! LOVE your fruity friends card so much!!! Your MIM card is so elegant and pretty. You ROCK!! Your card pix look really crisp and sharp too! :-)