April 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Begin!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to day #1 of sneak peeks for an AWESOME new release from Taylored Expressions!!!!

You are going to L-O-V-E this new release!!!

There are FOUR, yes...4 new sets, one mini sets, a la carte stamps and THREE new Card Kits!!! The next few days are going to be so much fun!!

Today, the Baker's Dozen get to peek not one, but two amazing new sets!!! On my first project, my card, I used both of these new sets!! Creativi-Tea and Miniature Motifs!!!

I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC63 for my layout (what a fun sketch!!!), and I started by stamping the AMAZING frame (it is a PERFECT fit for Labels 9 Nestabilities!!!!) in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and cut it out with Labels 9 Nestabilities. I sponged the edges with Memento Canteloupe & Memento Tangelo. I then stamped this darling little teapot from Creativi-Tea in Memento Tuxedo Black in the center of my frame. The flower and leaves image was stamped, colored with Copic Markers, glittered, cut out and then attached to the side of the frame. I LOVE the look of that!!

The sentiment, "Oh my darjeeling" is also from Creativi-Tea, and it just totally cracks me up!! I cut that out with Circle Nestabilities and sponged that as well. The striped paper is from the Green at Heart collection by Basic Grey, and, now this is the really fun part, I took some Always Artichoke cardstock and stamped this FABULOUS background pattern from Miniature Motifs in Whisper White Craft. I stamped a separate panel as well and then stamped the same teapot, cut it out and paper pieced the teapot with Miniature Motifs! FUN!!!

I have been LONGING for a fabulous background set, and if you are like me, then you need to look no further than Miniature Motifs! There are four GORGEOUS different backgrounds in this set! Can't wait for you to see them all!! I finished off my card with some pearls and delish vanilla ruffled ribbon!!

I just HAD to make a little gift to go along with my card!!! I decided to decorate this darling Tea Tin, which will also be available from Taylored Expressions to match my card!!!

I started by stamping this BEAUTIFUL frame in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored the entire image with Copic Markers. I added some glitter to the flowers on this one too...love how it looks!!!

Once again, I stamped the sentiment, "Oh my Darjeeling" (I seriously LOVE this sentiment!!) right in the frame and added some pearls underneath the sentiment to make it stand out a bit! I cut out the entire image and adhered it to the top of the tea tin with Foam Tape.

To decorate the bottom portion of my tin, I used the same pattern of Green At Heart by Basic Grey (these stripes just scream tea party to me!!) and added some layers of Always Artichoke and a border of Upper Crust in Choice Buttercream.

I attached the entire band with some Sticky Tape and added some more Vanilla Ruffled Ribbon. I created a bow of the same ribbon which I attached along with a Basic Grey Button along with another sentiment, this time "creativi-TEA", which I cut out using the medium tag from Tags Trio by Spellbinders! I thought this would be a sweet gift for a crafty friend and I could fill it up with some ribbons and embellies...you know, to inspire some Creativi-TEA!!!

Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have to share with you today using these AMAZING new sets!!

Alex Maldonado
Carolina Buchting
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jeanie Witmer
Melissa Sauls
Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman
and of course, Taylor VanBruggen!!!

Make sure to head back tomorrow for even MORE Taylored Expressions peeks!!! I can't wait to see you then! Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Creativi-TEA and Miniature Motifs by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Always Artichoke, Baby Pink Light, Choice Buttercream & Green At Heart by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Canteloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Labels 9 Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Upper Crust Border Punch by Fiskars, Vanilla Ruffled Ribbon, Copic Markers, Glitter, Pearls and Foam Tape

Tea Tin Recipe:
Stamps: Creativi-TEA by Taylored by Expressions
Paper: Always Artichoke, Choice Buttercream & Green At Heart by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Canteloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Tags Trio by Spellbinders, Copic Markers, Glitter, Vanilla Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Grey Button, Brown Twine, Sticky Tape and Foam Tape



  1. SHUT UP!!!! This is awesome Jodi as is all your work. Love it!!!

  2. These are just beautiful! I can't wait to see the background stamps, I have been looking a few good ones for awhile now!

  3. These are terrific, Jodi! I love the teapot and the greeting is just perfect. Such wonderful colors and dp.

  4. Love the colours you used on this, Jodi, and the paper pieced tea pot is fabulous :D Love the border punch on the horizontal panel and the sparkly flower is perfect. Great card :D

  5. WOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!! Jodi!!! These are simply wow!!! As Pam said: ShuT UP!!! I LOVE the first card - the colors are fantastico! And that second creation with how you colored in the square top of the tin is brilliant I tell you!!! LOVE that ribbon!! Gorgeous!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  6. That card and tin are show-stoppers my friend! LOVE the teapot in the dark colour...it stands out so beautifully!!!

  7. Oh Jodi - I absolutley adore the Green at Heart with this set - wow - such a sweet old-fashioned look. And I love the way you used MM to create that BG in white. What a wonderful little gift set!

  8. So pretty, Jodi! I love your color combo, the white background, and I can't believe you cut out that flower...talk about dexterity! :) I thought about it and passed. lol Super sweet set!

  9. Shut Up!! gorgeous darling - and you already have my address so just send them right over!! lol..
    I LOVE the colors you used girlfriend! very elegant!!

  10. I LOVE your card, Jodi!!! Beautiful colors and details! Your stamped background looks gorgeous!

  11. love, Love, LOVE your little set! The white swirls on the gray cardstock looks fantabulous (Hi Sankari.. hehe) and all the beautiful punches are perfect!!

  12. Holy Hannah, Jodi! That card is AMAZING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combo!! The tea tin is gorgeous, too!!!

  13. so beautiful Jodi! I love the way you highlighted the teapot in the label 9!

  14. OH MY WORD!!!! absolutely stunning,wish I drank tea,would put in an order for that tin!!!! can't wait to see what the next few days brings! Julie x

  15. These are so beautiful Jodes, I love the colors!!!

  16. love, love, love this girlie!!! great color combo...i might steal it! LOL!

  17. oh, CARP! I NEED This, darnit! Anything coffee or tea and I am there! Why did you have to show it to me, LOL! Awesome job, Miss Jod's!

  18. OMG these are GORGEOUS Jodi!!!! Your first card just dropped my jaw entirely....I'm still trying to pick it up off the floor. I adore how you embellished your tin too...look at all that sparkle on the flower! Just gorgeous!

  19. OMG!!! I LOVE this Jodi!! Here I was thinking all soft colors for the tea set and yet these colors ROCK!! I LOVE IT!!

  20. Gorgeous work as always, girlie....I'm LOVIN' that yellow flower on the tin with all that yummy sparkle!

  21. Jodi this card is so pretty! The unusual color combo and the stripey pattern give it an old English feel. Love the teapot stamp! I kinda have a thing for coffee/tea images, I have several items like tins, coasters, trays in my kitchen with coffee (or coffeebean) prints on them. Just no stamps yet! lol

  22. Stunning in every way Jodi! Love the elegance you achieved here and the special touches you added to each are just perfect...thanks for sharing such adorable projects!


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