May 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!


Hi everyone!!  Happy Tuesday!!  I am SO excited to be back with more previews from the latest release from Taylored Expressions!!!  The two sets I am sharing with you today, Bringing Home Baby and Baby Cakes, are among my favorites of this release.  I mean, come on, a Baby Cuppie set?  Sign me up!

My first card today features the GORGEOUS Bringing Home Baby set.  This set was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line and features 23 images!!  There are SO many possibilities for building your own nursery scene and for everything from a Clean and Simple card to an interactive pop-up!

For my card, I started with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, TESC137.  LOVE this sketch and it was perfect for what I had in mind!  I stamped this DARLING quilt and shelf in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock.  I then stamped the sheep and the blocks (they are separate images) on top of the shelf.  I colored the entire image with Copic Markers and then cut out and embossed the panel with Petite Oval Nestabilities.

I used the sentiment, "Welcome Home Baby" from Bringing Home Baby and curved it a bit on my block and then stamped it onto Choice Snow White Cardstock.  I then stamped the solid banner from It's A Banner Day 1 in Memento Cantaloupe and cut it out with the It's A Banner Day 1 Die.  I then layered it over my focal panel.  I love all of the It's A Banner Day stamp sets and Dies.  They make it SO easy to add a sentiment panel to a card!

I used two different patterned paper collections on my card, Happily Lost and Picket Fence, both from Lily Bee Designs.  The scallops were created with the Medium Scallop Border Die and I finished off my card with a bow created with The Bow Easy, four white candy dots and tons of stitching. 

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

My second card today features the ADORABLE new Baby Cakes set!  This set was illustrated by Jessie Olson and includes 18 images that are perfect for baby congrats, announcements, scrapbooking, etc.

Who can resist Cuppie, let alone a baby Cuppie!  Talk about CUTENESS overload.  Be prepared to see ALOT of this set around here.  Just warning you!!!

I started by stamping this DARLING Cuppie in a baby carriage in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.  I paper pieced the carriage with one of the same patterns I used on my card, Ducks In A Row from October Afternoon.  I cut out and embossed the panel with Circle Nestabilities and sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo.

I LOVE this sentiment, "Babies are such sweet beginnings" and I stamped it directly onto the patterned paper.  I sewed all of the layers with my sewing machine.  I added a border of Choice Buttercream created with the Small Scalloped Border Die, and added some Baker's Twine for a fun accent.  I also created a layered flower using the same patterned paper and the Friendship Blooms Die, which I attached with a button and some more Baker's Twine.  Love these flowers!

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

For more baby sweetness, head on over to the rest of the Baker's Dozen to see what they have created with these darling sets!

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for even more peeks before all the new goodies are released on Thursday!

Welcome Home Baby Recipe:
Stamps:  Bringing Home Baby and It's A Banner Day 1 from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Sweet Blush (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE), Happily Lost (Lily Bee Designs) & Picket Fence (Lily Bee Designs)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Petite Oval Nestabilities, Medium Scallop Border Die, It's A Banner Day 1 Die, Sweet Blush Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine, Candy Dots and Foam Tape

Sweet Beginnings Recipe:
Stamps:  Baby Cakes from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Sno Cone (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Ducks In A Row (October Afternoon)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Friendship Blooms Dies, Small Scallop Border Die, Bakers Twine, Button, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. These are both sooooo CUTE!!! I just love the soft colors and sweet images! Fab projects, Jodi:)

  2. I love the colors on your quilt card and the way you made the banner sentiment. That secodn card is just PURE INCREDIBLE SWEETNESS!!!

  3. Oh, how sweet! I love the little baby images!

  4. Oh so so sweet!! LOVE the gorgeous colors and designs here!! :)

  5. these are super sweet & so pretty Jodi!

  6. Girl - you are amazing!! I totally agree - who could ever resist a baby cuppie!!! I knew that you would work magic with cuppie and you totally did - love the coloring and that sweet flower! And the bannered sentiment in the first card is simply beautiful!!! you so rock!!!
    big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  7. These are the CUTEST baby cards Jodi, OMG LOVE your colors and designs girly!

  8. You and Cuppie are just a match made in Heaven! I always adore your Cuppie cards and now that it's baby Cuppie, it's over the top adorable!!! LOVE your cards!

  9. Both of your cards are wonderful! Your baby cuppie is the cutest thing ever!

  10. Oh my goodness girlie, these are just gorgeous!!!! Wowza!! I love everything about them both! I must have been channeling my inner Jodi because I made almost the exact same cards, lol!

  11. OK, serious cuteness here. Gorgeous coloring in that baby quilt girl!

  12. So stinkin' CUTE, Jodi! Look at those little sheep on the shelf on your first card. . .just darling! And I love Baby Cuppie peeking out of the carriage! Too cute!

  13. Such soft, pretty and cute cards Jodi! Your cuppie card made me smile BIG! :)

  14. You have ROCKED this TE release, seriously!


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