July 15, 2010

The July Key Ingredients Are Here!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday!!

This is my most favorite time of the month...when the Baker's Dozen gets to share the newest (and FABULOUS) Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions!!

Oh my...I LOVE the July Key Ingredients! I know, I know...I am a broken record right? LOL! It's true though...I ADORE the Key Ingredients and the July KI is just as WONDERFUL as you would expect!

I created two cards with the July Key Ingredients for today, and they both share a theme...Glitter!!! The challenge for this month is to bling it up with glitter! FUN FUN and more FUN! One of my favorite things about the Key Ingredients is that I get to use papers and embellishments that I normally may not have been exposed to! The patterned paper in the July Key Ingredients is Paisley Parade by KI Memories and it is DELISH!

For my first card, I started with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC82. I started by stamping the bicycle, basket and flowers, all from the AWESOME new In The Park set by Taylored Expressions, in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock (this is the neutral cardstock included in the July Key Ingredients). I colored all of the images with Copic Markers and added Parisian Mist Glitter (from the July KI) on the bicycle frame as well as the flower centers using the Quickie Glue Pen, also included in the July KI (my FAV glue pen...ever!). The basket of flowers was cut out and popped up with Foam Tape.

I also added some more glitter on a cute little chipboard flower using my Quickie Glue Pen again and added a bow on top of it that I created using the Bow Easy. Do you have one yet? If not, you NEED one...believe me! I sewed each layer on my sewing machine and added the sentiment, also from In The Park, directly onto the patterned paper!

For my second card, I started with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, TESC120! I started by stamping the car from Feelin' Groovy (can I just tell you how much I ADORE this set?) in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

The back layer of my card was stamped with the FABULOUS new Big Background stamp, Stitched Plaid, in Memento Rose Bud and I LOVE the look of it!

I covered another chipboard flower with glitter and tucked it behind my focal panel. The flowers on the card also got a touch of glitter as well!! stamped the sentiment, also from Feelin' Groovy, directly onto the main panel and once again, used my sewing machine on each layer!

Check out these members of the Baker's Dozen that have samples to share with you today using this AMAZING Key Ingredients!

Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Melissa Sauls
and of course, Taylor Vanbruggen

If you are NOT a Key Ingredients subscriber, what are you waiting for? There is NO other way to get the Key Ingredients...they are NOT available in the TE Store! You can click right HERE to subscribe!! One of the perks of being a Key Ingredients Subscriber is that you get 10% off anything in the TE Store AND Free Shipping when you place an order to be shipped with your Key Ingredients!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Fabulous Day Card Recipe:
Stamps: In the Park by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White, Cardstock & Patterned Paper from the July Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon and Glitter from the July Key Ingredients, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Chipboard Flower and Foam Tape

Groovy Birthday Card Recipe:
Stamps: Feelin' Groovy and Stitched Plaid Big Background by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White, Cardstock and Patterned Paper from the July Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Rose Bud
Accessories: Glitter and Ribbon from the July Key Ingredients, Copic Markers, Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Chipboard Flower and Foam Tape



  1. So super cute, Jodi! Loving all the glittery chipboard and that stitching! GASP!! Love it! Totally adorable!

  2. I can't wait to get mine in the mail!! So fun!!
    Love your creations!

  3. Sooo cute! I cannot wait to get my kit in my itchy hands too! Great sparkles and stitching!
    hugs, margie

  4. These are FAB, Jodi! Love all the glitter! Can't wait to get mine.. :)

  5. Jodi, I just love everyone of your fabulous creations!! These are gorgeous too, tfs!!!

    Heather Prince
    aka: Princessheather

  6. Oooh these are both wonderful. I just love both of them. :D Hugs!

  7. Love the layers and stitching on both of these!

  8. Such cute cards! I especially love the bike one. Way to go!

  9. WOW!! GORGEOUS work Jodi!! I love the sewing you do on all of your cards and the coloring is always amazing!
    Jodi =)

  10. These are truly adorable! Love all the stitching! :)

  11. These are wonderful, Jodi! Love the images and fab colors. The stitching is perfect!

  12. OMG OMG these are just GORGEOUS Jodi!!! I'm sooo loving all the stitching you have been doing...it's inspired me to do the same....of course, mine's not NEAR as fabby as yours though! :) Absolutely love these!

  13. Acccccccccccck!
    That VW!! You've given life to that darlin' "bug"! High fives, Ms. Jodi!


  14. Love both these cards! You do beautiful work. T4S Hugs!!

  15. Both are fantastic, Jodi! Love the fun lovebug image! It's a fave! Your bicycle card is so sweet with the popped up flowers!

  16. I just LOVE these, Jodi! That first card is so super sweet and I just LOVE the bug in the second. . .ADORABLE!

  17. What great cards!! Any tips on how you sew on them? I want to try it out some time.

    I am so excited to get my first KI kit this month.
    Woo Hoo!

    Have a great weekend!
    Take care,
    Lisa :)

  18. Congratulations Jodi on being selected as one of Mercy's Top 5! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! Your cards are INCREDIBLE! Smiles, Pam :)


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