September 3, 2010

Release Day @ Taylored Expressions!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!! I {heart} Fridays!!!

Today is the big release day at Taylored Expressions, and it is also Taylored Expressions 2nd Birthday! Woo Hoo!

To celebrate, there is ALOT going on in the Taylored Expressions store, so keep on reading for all the deets!!

Today, the Baker's Dozen are sharing projects made with all of the sets we have been peeking for the past three days, and I have two projects using the AMAZING Make A Wish set to share with you!

As I mentioned the other day, Make A Wish is the latest set in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Program, and for the months of September, October and November, Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 from the sale of each Make A Wish set a national children's charity that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions
For my first project today, I created a card using this week's Sketch Challenge from SCS, SC296! ALL of the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon on my card are from the AMAZING Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit!

I decided to make one of the sentiments from Make A Wish, "Wishing you a special day filled with happiness and everything you enjoy!", the focal point of my card. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and cut it out using the previously released Take Note Frame 3 Die from Taylored Expressions. I stamped some of the smaller stamps in this set onto my focal panel to make it pop...I stamped the stars in Colorbox Yellow Ochre, the swirls in Colorbox Aquamarine and the hearts in Colorbox Warm Red.

I sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe and added TONS of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles around the edge. I must tell you, I recently purchased the Embellie Gellie from Taylored Expressions, and it made attaching the Taylor's Tiny Twinkles an absolute BREEZE! This is a MUST have tool for sure! I used my beloved Bow Easy to create the bow for my card! Also, I am not sure if you can really see from the picture, but I used the Bubbles Big Background with Colorbox Aquamarine Chalk Ink to stamp the back layer of my card. I love the extra little POP that a background can give a card!
For my second project today, I wanted to create a 3-D item, and I chose to make a 2-5-7-10 Box as a great way to present a little gift, or even some sweet treats! Once again, all of the cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, and even the Adirondack Espresso Pearls I used are all from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit!

I kept this pretty simple, and created a border for the flap using the AWESOME (can you tell I love it because I have used it on almost ALL of my peeks this week) Scalloped Lace Eyelet Border Die. I added a bit of machine stitching as well.

I stamped the cake from Make A Wish in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I added some chocolate icing (grin!), with the Adirondack Espresso Pearls to the top two layers of the cake. I created two holes with a hole punch and threaded the ribbon through it to close the box. Super easy and I love how it came out!
Please head on over to the other members of the Baker's Dozen to see all of their creations today! I am sure they will all blow you away!

Barbara Anders - our UNBELIEVABLE Guest Designer!
Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Tori Wild
and of course, Taylor Van Bruggen!

Also peeking along with us today are the fabulous:

Nancy McKinney
Jami Sibley

Now, are you ready for some AMAZING Birthday Specials from Taylored Expressions? Check these out:

* Purchase ANY 4 full-size stamp sets and receive a free Binder Box

* Purchase ANY 8 A la Carte stamps and receive a free set of Stamp Storage Panels

* 4 orders will be selected at random (one each day from Friday - Monday) to win a $25 TE gift certificate.

* The first 20 customers to order the Fright Night Project Pantry will receive a free set of orange glittered chipboard letters.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions! OK...what are you waiting for? Go forth and shop (grin)!

Special Day Card Recipe:
Stamps: Make A Wish & Big Bubbles Background from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White, Cardstock & B'day Bash by Imaginesce, all from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe, Colorbox Aquamarine, Colorbox Warm Red & Colorbox Yellow Ochre
Accessories: Take Note Die 3 from Taylored Expressions, Ribbon from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Embellie Gellie, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

Cake Box Recipe:
Stamps: Make A Wish from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Snow White, Cardstock & B'day Bash by Imaginesce, all from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scalloped Lace Eyelet Border Die, Ribbon & Adirondack Espresso Pearls from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers and Foam Tape



  1. Hi Jodi, I love your cards today. Well, actually I love them everyday!
    Wonderful colors and layouts. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Jodi these are both so cute -I must go & order this set!
    Hear it's going to cool off there for ya!

  3. So cute! I love the idea of making a sentiment the focal point for something a little different! I haven't made one of those boxes in quite a while, but I love them and seeing yours inspires me to make some again!

  4. Love the colors. Cute cards. I really really want a set now:)TFS

  5. Jodi WOOOOWEEEEE these are FABULOUS!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Oh Jodi! This is just wonderful. I love these colors and your layouts always rock! Hugs!!

  7. Cute set!! Fun colors and love all the details!! Great design.

  8. These are both super cute! Look at you with that scalloped border again! Love the yummy frosting too!

  9. Those are adorable Jodi-- I love the box, I always forget about those and they are so quick and easy and it looks fabulous!!

  10. Jodi, I just love your creations, and this one is no exception! These are wonderful! Love the colors and all your attention to detail! XOXO

  11. Such a cute card!! I love the layout and I also love your super cute box!!
    Jodi =)

  12. Hi Jodi-
    Would you like to write a short "testimonial" about Embellie Gellie?I wold love to hear your comments! Have you use The BEst Glue Ever by also by ScraPerfect?

  13. Wowzer - such a fantastic card! Love this layout and super dp
    love tasha xx

  14. Jodi, your card and box are beautiful!
    Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles

  15. Lovin' how you highlighted that fabulous sentiment from the stamp set and that treat bag....DELISH!!!!!!!!

  16. your cards are always so delightful, Jodi!! love them!

  17. I love this so much!!! I'm a huge fan of sentiments as focal images and you've rocked it with this one, girl!! Gorgeous!


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