April 7, 2011

Release Day @ Taylored Expressions!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!!

Today is release day @ Taylored Expressions, but before you run over and load up your cart, the Baker's Dozen have one more day of samples for you!!!

Today I am again working with the AWESOME Mom a la carte from Taylored Expressions, and I created a little card and gift card holder combo.  So.Much.Fun.

This time, I decided to paper piece the entire image.  I used the delightful Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Collection as my paper choices...I just LOVE the red check pattern!  Before adhering the paper pieced portions to the images, I sponged them a bit with Memento Potters Clay for a bit more definition.

I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock.  I colored the heart and the portion of the mug that I didn't paper piece with Copic Markers.   For the gift card tin, I cut out the panel with the Gift Card Frame Die.  It makes decorating these tins a BREEZE!!!

 For the card,  I cut out and embossed the panel with Rectangle Nestabilities.  I added a border with the Small Scallop Border Die and added a sweet Jenni Bowlin Cream Vintage Button and some Baker's Twine.  On both, I added TONS of Espresso Dimensional Pearls around the focal panel for some more *oomph*.

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on this ensemble:

Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have done today before you shop!

Cindy Lawrence - our AMAZING Guest Designer
and, of course, Taylor Vanbruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  All of the new goodies are available NOW at Taylored Expressions!  You can click HERE to go right to the Fresh Out of the Oven catagory!

Stamps:  Mom a la carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Kitcshy Kitchen (Melissa Frances)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Rectangle Nestabilities, Small Scallop Border Die, Gift Card Frame Die, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, Cream Jenni Bowlin Vintage Button, Bakers Twine and Foam Tape



  1. This is a fantabulous card and tin set!!!! Just freaking delightful!!!!!! LOVE the paper piecing!!!!!!

  2. Oh my word girl...hard to keep up with you, but I ADORE your creations!! This "mom" image is just darling and you've done a suppah job putting it together!! TFS!! Smiles, Vicki

  3. LOOOOVEEEE This Jodi,you rock GF!!!

  4. Great set, love all the paper piecing.

  5. So cute, Jodi! I love the sponged ink around the images!

  6. This is the most adorable set, Jodi! I love love love that beautiful button and I love how you strung it -- gorgeous! XOXO

  7. Ahhhh paper piecing this is such a great idea! Love the sweet retro feel of this! Darling!

  8. Very cute set. Love the retro feel.

  9. How fabulous!! I love the matching tin - oh my! And your shading is fantastic. You rock, girl!!

  10. Just GORGEOUS, Jodi! I adore that gingham mug. . .oh how CUTE!

  11. Such a fabulous set Jodi. Love the soft colors and the paper-piecing! :o)

  12. what a fab Mom's day card....fab depth in your coloring

  13. Beautiful!....absolutely BEAUTIFUL!


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