September 1, 2010

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday!!

Welcome to the second day of previews for the AMAZING new Taylored Expressions release!!! The new releases will be available on Friday, September 3!

On the menu today (that totally makes me smile!), are the SUPER fabulous Belated Birthday A la Cartes that were concepted by our very own Jami Sibley!!!

There are 7 different Belated Birthday A la Cartes that are being released, and they each come with two coordinating sentiments, perfect for both the inside and outside of your cards!! Are you like me...a cardmaker that NEVER sends out Birthday cards on time? If so, then these stamps were made for you!!

My card today features the DARLING birds from the Belated Birthday - Stand Out image and this was SO much fun to make! I stamped the birds onto Choice Snow White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers.

I cut out and embossed the focal panel with Square Nestabilities and then, for some added pizzazz, I paper pierced around the entire edge of the square (I haven't pierced in AGES!).

ALL the patterned paper (B'day Bash by Imaginesce), cardstock & ribbon on my card are from the ROCKIN' new Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit (this should be the FIRST thing in your cart on Friday imho...this kit ROCKS my world!). I used my beloved Bow Easy to create the bow too!

On the front of my card, I used the sentiment "I didn't forget your birthday" and I cut it out and embossed it with Oval Nestabilities and layered it over cardstock cut with Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.

I don't often decorate the inside of my card, but how could I resist when this sentiment was begging to be used, "I just wanted my card to stand out from the crowd". LOVE that!!!

Perhaps you have noticed that on both front and back of my card I used the AMAZING new Scalloped Lace Eyelet Border Die. It's my new obsession and it adds the PERFECT accent to any layout! I also stamped the tallest bird from the birds from the Belated Birthday - Stand Out image in Memento Canteloupe so he peeks up by the sentiment!

Check out what the FABULOUS Baker's Dozen have done with the Belated Birthday A la Carte stamps right here:

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 is the fabulous:

Jami Sibley

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Birds from the Belated Birthday - Stand Out imageby Taylored Expressions
Paper: Cardstock, Choice Snow White & B'day Bash by Imaginesce, all from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories: Copic Markers, Rectangle Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Ribbon from the Make A Wish Project Pantry Kit, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Lace Eyelet Border Die and Foam Tape



  1. Jodi, this is so CUTE! i love the inside, too, and the way you draped the ribbon over the card. SWEET!!!

  2. How cute is this!? I love those birds! And it looks like you're back to your piercing ways... or maybe you never stopped? Either way I love it! :)

  3. ADORABLE Jodi...eeek love that sentiment just perfect!!! You rock LADY!!

  4. My goodness are those chicks CUTE! :)

  5. So cute!! Love the little details of piercing and that perfect little bow!

  6. So cute! I love the paper pierced frame.

  7. Such a fun card Jodie,I love it!xxx

  8. This is SO cute Jodi! love the colors and papers - what a fun card and stamp set!

  9. LOVE that sentiment! How perfect and the image is so cute! The colors and dp are fabulous~I really shouldn't come to your blog LOL! Love it, girl:)

  10. ACK!!!!! Those little yellow birds are absolutely DARLING!!!!!!!

    Ha word verification is "rates" and your card definitely rates!!

  11. Ahhht his is so adorable. Such a cute image and the papers and layout are wonderful
    love tasha xx

  12. Very adorable and love the inside too!

  13. Jodi! I just love all of your creations! Always perfect! Love your coloring of the birdies (and yes I'm always late sending birthday cards!)

  14. This is so CUTE Jodi-- I love the piercing around the image, what a perfect touch!!

  15. too cute!! LOVE that stamps!! fab card as always!!

  16. SUPER cute!! I love the sentiment and paper you used!
    Jodi =)


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