May 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!


Hi everyone!!  Happy Monday!!

Today is the first day of previews for the latest release from Taylored Expressions, and we sure have baby fever this month!!  There are SO many amazing new stamp sets and Taylored Dies being released!  You can check out the TE page on Facebook HERE for peeks of the sets on Wednesday night!

Today, the Baker's Dozen are sharing a BEVY of peeks with you today of the following sets, Welcome Little One, Invitation & Announcement A la Carte stamps, Heart Frame A la Carte, Baby A la Carte, Frame it Up 2 die, and Bracket Die, along with two new Project Pantry Kits Alphabet Soup Girl and Alphabet Soup Boy!

I've used the DARLING new Welcome Little One stamp set for my card today (and I love this set SO much, I've been busy stamping samples to share with you in the days and weeks to come as well), along with the Heart Frame A la Carte!  Welcome Little One is the latest set in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree program!

For the months of May, June and July when you purchase this set you'll be helping to support Bethany Christian Services, the nation's largest adoption agency. BCS also cares for women facing unplanned pregnancies as well as orphans living on 5 continents. Their comprehensive services include adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training, and family support knowing that children thrive in safe, loving, and strong families. Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Bethany Christian Services for each Welcome Little One stamp set sold in the next 3 months.

Welcome Little One was designed and illustrated by Taylor as part of the *te* Collection of stamps. This full -sized set includes 26 images in high quality deeply-etched rubber on EZ-Mount.  This set is perfect for birth announcements, along with the Announcement a la carte, baby shower invitations, along with the Invitation a la carte, and both pregnancy and birth congratulations.  How AWESOME that Taylor has designed this set and now she and Jon are expecting their first baby in September!  I am SO very excited for them and I cannot WAIT for her to spill the beans about the sex of the baby! 

Like all of the stamp sets in the Giving Tree program, Welcome Little One will arrive in sheet form and will need to be trimmed.  This allows Taylored Expressions to donate more to charity.

My card today features cardstock and patterned paper from the Alphabet Soup Girl Project Pantry Kit, which includes the following:

12 - 8.5"x11" sheets of cardstock (2 sheets each of 6 colors)
27 - 4" x 6" sheets of double-sided patterned paper (3 sheets each of 9 patterns)
Want2Scrap Pink Baby Bling
3 yds. of ribbon (1 yard each of 3 different styles)
15 Mini Safety Pins (5 each of 3 colors)
Die cut embellishments to match patterned papers

I've also used the AMAZING new Frame It Up 2 Taylored Die on my card today.  I started by stamping the Heart Frame A la Carte in Regal Rose ink onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and cut it out with the Frame It Up 2 Die.  This die is ingenius in that it also cuts four slits, one in each corner, perfectly designed to hold a 2X3 photo of your little one!  Of course, you can also use this for another layer, but it was too sweet to resist putting a picture of my sweet Avery in it!

I stamped the sentiment, "Welcome Little One" and created a little sentiment flag for it.  I anchored this to my card with a circle accent that has a sweet baby carriage which I colored with Copic Markers.  I added a border cut with the Medium Scallop Border Die, tons of stitching, and some bling.  I think I will put this in her room until I get around to working on her scrapbook.  Meredith is turning 5 on Thursday and I still haven't scrapped her 2nd birthday party pictures.  I have a feeling this card is going to be on her shelf for awhile (smile).

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card today:

Head on over to the rest of the Baker's Dozen and check out what they have created today right here:

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for even more peeks!!

Stamps:  Welcome Little One and Heart Frame A la Carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Cardstock, Choice Buttercream (TE) and Alphabet Soup (MME) all from the Alphabet Soup Girl Project Pantry Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die,  Frame It Up 2 Taylored Die, Rhinestones, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. This is so adorable, Jodi! I love the photo of your little bundle of sweetness!

  2. Avery is too adorable. Love the card.

  3. Perfect Jodi, your card is just sweet perfection!

  4. OMGoodness - could she get any cuter???!!! Adorable Jodi! I love the way did the frame and what a sweet little welcome card for such a sweet little package!!!! Adorable!!!
    Sankari :)

  5. Oh my!!! Look how adorable she is and your card/announcement just makes her so full of cuteness I can't stand it! Love the baby carriage and sentiment at the bottom too!

  6. GORGEOUS! Everything about it is delightful!

  7. GORGEOUS! Everything about it is delightful!

  8. Adorable card, very cute

  9. This is so adorable Jodi-- Avery's picture is the sweetest and I love the color combo!

  10. Oh my goodness, Jodi, look at Avery's sweet little face! This is just adorable!


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