January 4, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!

**This is my second post today! Please scroll down just a tad for my MFT post! Thanks!**

Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday!

I am SOOOOOO excited that today is the first day of previews for the latest release from Taylored Expressions! I can't wait for you all to see the amazing-ness that Taylor has in store for this release! It's HUGE!

Today, the Baker's Dozen are sharing previews of a few different sets with you, and I have the pleasure of introducing you to Rest & Renewal! This is a BEAUTIFUL set in the Lasting Impressions line @ TE and coordinates beautifully with another gorgeous set being previewed today, New Beginnings, which was concepted by our very own Sankari and illustrated by Taylor!!

Now, I am certain you can tell, I tried to channel a bit of Sankari on my card today!! I started with an older collection of papers, Perhaps by Basic Grey (remember this one? I thought it went SO well with these new sets), and stamped the gorgeous Psalm in Memento Tuxedo Black onto on of the Perhaps patterns and then cut it out with the new Frame It Up 1 Die (also being released on Friday). I then embossed it with the previously released Scallops & Circles Impression Plate (I LOVE this!).

I added, a la Sankari, TONS of Liquid Pearls all around the frame. LOVE the look of this! Using some more patterned paper, I stamped some of the butterflies from New Beginnings in Versamark and embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder. I then cut them out using the AMAZING new Butterflies Dies and attached them around the frame.

I added some machine stitching and a nice big bow that I created with the Bow Easy! All of the elements are popped up with Foam Tape. A SUPER easy card to make...and I LOVE the finished look!

Here are the Taylored Dies and Impression Plate I've used on my card today!

Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have created with What's On The Menu today right here!
and, of course, Taylor VanBruggen!

I hope to see you back here tomorrow for another preview that you won't want to miss!!

Stamps: Rest and Renewal & New Beginnings from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Ripe Avocado (PTI), Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Frame It Up 1 Die, Butterflies Die, Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, Small Scallop Border Die, all from TE, Bow Easy, Scarlet Jewel Stitched Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Liquid Pearls and Foam Tape



  1. Stunning, Jodi! I love all your fabulous details. Happy New Year! XOXO

  2. I love this!! The colors are so rich and beautiful and your accent stitching in the corner is genius!

  3. So pretty, Jodi! I love the rich burgundy color and how you embossed the frame!

  4. This is SO rich!!! Love the layered dies!!

  5. Love your layering and the way you embossed the sentiment panel! I still have a 6x6 pad of that paper - fun to see some older stuff used. :)

  6. This is so pretty! I love how you've embossed the sentiment tag! ♥♥♥

  7. Jodddddddiiiiiii!!!! Happpppppyyyyyy NEwwwwww Year!!!!! I still have your bday card girl - I promise i will mail it this year!!! :))) I LOVE this card Jodi! Look at all that color and flavor! And that circle with the Frame it die is genius girl!!! LOVE all the deets - gorgeous!
    BIg hugs,
    Sankari :)

  8. This is just lovely Jodi. It caught my eye well, because it is beautiful but also because I have been praying this. I love this verse. Thank you for sharing your talent. You're awesome girlie. :)

    Hugs and Blessings,


  9. gorgeous color combo. beautiful card, Jodi!

  10. Beautiful rich colors, ribbons and liquid pearls, a beautiful piece or art.

  11. Oh my wowowow!! Beautiful card Jodi and I looooove how you embossed right on that greeting panel. I am taking notes and don't be surprised if you seem do it....totally a Jodi! :)

  12. That might be an "easy" one, but oh so pretty. Great job.

  13. PRETTY card, and I am LOVING the TE dies!!


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