November 1, 2010

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!!

Welcome to the first day of previews for the latest (and totally awesome) Taylored Expressions release!!

On the menu today is a FABULOUS new set called What's Cookin'? I had a blast making this, especially since I used some new Taylored Dies too!!!

For my card today, I used last week's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC304. I thought it would perfect to showcase this apron image from What's Cookin'?

I started by stamping the apron image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and I also stamped it onto two different patterns of patterned paper, both from Crate Paper Restoration (LOVE this paper pad!).

I used the new Apron & Pocket Die, being released on Thursday with all the new stamps (and other dies!) from Taylored Expressions, to cut out the apron and pocket. So fun!

Before adhering all the paper piecing, I sponged the edges with Memento Potter's Clay for some dimension.

All of the layers were sewn on my sewing machine, and I also sponged each layer of patterned paper with Memento Potter's Clay.

I added a ribbon/bow of Kraft Taffeta and created the bow with the Bow Easy. I stamped the measuring cups from What's Cookin'? and then cut them out using the new Kitchen Accessories Die. I attached them under the bow for a whimsical touch. I finished off the front with two brads from my stash.

I wanted to finish off the inside of my card as well since I didn't really have a place for a sentiment on the front of the card.

I used the same papers and I stamped the whisk in Memento Danube Blue (I stamped it off once before stamping it onto the card) and I stamped the sentiment, "With friends like you, who needs Martha Stewart?" in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up with What's Cookin'? today!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Donna Baker
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:

Jami Sibley
Nancy McKinney

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the second day of Taylored Expressions previews!!

Stamps: What's Cookin' from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Kraft, Island Mist Dark, Choice Buttercream & Crate Paper Restoration
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Potter's Clay and Memento Danube Blue
Accessories: Sponges, Apron & Pocket Die, Kitchen Accessories Die, Sewing Machine, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Blue Brads and Foam Tape



  1. Ooooh... I love the vintage style with the Restoration papers! So super cute, Jodi!

  2. LOVE the paper pieced dress! Darling card.

  3. Oh I love how the apron works with that sketch and I also love it with those papers! So rich looking!

  4. Jodi, this is so pretty! I love the papers and distressing.

  5. So cute! Love the vintage look you gave the apron!

  6. What gorgeous papers you used...just one stunning card!!

  7. Aack, ever so darlin' girlie! I would love to have this apron guys are killing me with all these yummy cooking goodness!!!

  8. Oooo, such a pretty vintage card! I love how everything coordinates!

    Happy Monday :)

  9. Jodi, inside and out, this is SO PRETTY. I love that paper you used. Lovely! XOXO

  10. Very cute, love the colors and that sentiment is a hoot! Great job.

  11. There is NOTHING you do not create that I do not LOVE, do you know that? Absolutely DARLING! I'm getting excited about everything I've seen so far today!

  12. seriously how do you always come up with such freakin cute card HEY?! Love how you decorated the inside; is the ribbon from your drawwwws???

  13. OOOOOOOOO Jodi - YOU are the awesomest paper enabler EVER!!! But I know that even if I had this paper pack, I could never create the pure art that you create!!! This is simply an amazing card - SOOOOOO sweet!!!! ANd the inside too - girl you rocked this card more than Martha EVER could!!!!!
    xoxoxo!!! hope you and the little wee one are doing well!!!

  14. OMGoodness...that sentiment is so stinkin cute! Love it!
    Those papers work wonderfully with this set. :)

  15. Wow! I love this Jodi! Gorgeous stitching, I wish I could get my machine to do the smaller stitches like that!

  16. This is so cute, I adore the vintage style and paper you used.

  17. fabulous apron! and wow! those dies are so fun!! LOVE your beautiful card!

  18. Oh Jodi! This is so awesome! As usual I love the colors you used and your coloring! :)

  19. Love the paper you've used, sweet vintage look!! Super cute inside, too! Lovin' this set!

  20. This is gorgeous Jodi! I love the papers you used on this... WOW!

  21. I didn't think I liked these papers, but they are GORGEOUS here!! Beautiful job, Jodi!!

  22. This is absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!!!!! I love what you did on the inside too!!

  23. Oy, what a beauty! Love all the patterned paper that you chose and mmmm...mmmmm...mmmm that stitching is just divine!

  24. Really cute and so much fun! Who wouldn't want a set like this?

  25. Jody sweetheart, this is awesome!


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