June 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!


Hi everyone!!  Happy Thursday!  Are you ready for the 2nd day of previews for the latest Taylored Expressions release?  Here is the need to know info:

July Release At a Glance
* We have sneak peeks to share Wednesday and Thursday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Friday, July 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

* Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY, on Thursday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

* Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate. Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day! Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please. Comments close Thursday 7/30 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

I have two new sets to share with you today...and first up is one of the newest additions to the Moka Collection at Taylored Expressions!  This collection is wildly popular, and today I get to share Moka Taylor with you!  Each set in the Moka Collection comes on a 3" x 5.5" full color sturdy storage panel and they are designed and illustrated by the amazing Nancy McKinney!  This Moka was Taylor's favorite of all the Mokas Nancy designed, so she was named after her! 

For my card, I began with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC122.  The patterned paper is Lime Twist Life Of The Party from My Minds Eye.  I stamped Moka Taylor with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock, colored her with Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out.  I layered her on top of a circle panel that I added texture to with the Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, which I also used on the background panel.

For the sentiment, I used the banner detail in the sketch to split the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from this set.  The best part?  The banners are from the Blimps and Banners Dies...I just used the part I needed and cut off the rest!  BONUS!  Due to the size of my focal image and the banners, I had to center Moka Taylor on my card, as opposed to being to one side as the sketch shows.  I did add three Kaisercraft Latte Pearls to the top left corner, so at least I followed that part (grin).  Tons of machine sitching was added, and all the elements are popped up on Foam Tape.

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

My second card today features the BEAUTIFUL new Birds of a Feather set!  This is a full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 21 stamps!  This set was llustrated by Nancy McKinney as part of the Whimsical Wishes line, and I LOVE how this set lends itself to cutesy, whimsical, or even elegant cards!  SO super versatile!

For my card, I used more Lime Twist Life of the Party paper from My Minds Eye.  I stamped the branch in Memento New Sprout and then cut it out with the Bird & Branch Die.  I then, using Copic Markers, added the brown to the branch portion.  I cut out TONS of birds using the patterned paper and the Bird & Branch Die, and then simply popped them up here and there in the branches using Foam Tape.

I separated the two patterns of paper with a border created with the Small Scallop Border Die, and added a fun floral embellishment using the Friendship Blooms Die.  Some Baker's Twine and a button finish this one off, along with some machine stitching (of course!).  I love the sentiment, "Happy Bird Day" and I stamped it directly onto the patterned paper!

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

Please head on over and visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen and see what they have cooked up today:

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for Release Day!

Happy Birthday Recipe:
Stamps: Moka Taylor from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Sweet Blush (PTI), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Lime Twist Life Of The Party (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, Kaisercraft Latte Pearls, Blimps & Banners Die, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

Happy Bird Day Recipe:
Stamps: Birds Of A Feather from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Dark Chocolate (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Lime Twist Life Of The Party (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento New Leaf
Accessories: Copic Markers, Oval Nestabilities, Birds & Branch Dies, Small Scallop Border Die, Friendship Blooms Die, Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. Be still my Moka heart - Your little MokaTaylor is TOOO cute!!! Love the way you colored her in and the birdies on the branch is awesome Jodi!
    Simply fantastic
    big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  2. Very pretty, Jodi. Your coloring on the little Moka girl is amazing :D

  3. ROCK STAR! Your cards are wonderful today (every day)! Love them both. Moka Taylor is too cute and that layout is the best. Have a great day!

  4. What lovely cards! It is so fun to see everyone's designs with the new sets! Those little baby birds are so adorable! :)

  5. Love the fabbie coloring! Wow, super cute cards. Your colorful birdies on the branch are so fun!!

  6. what a nice card, really made a proffecioneel fun to watch
    greetings mina

  7. I love, love the wavy banner and your Moka Taylor is adorable!!! The birds are amazing too!!

  8. Stunning cards, Jodi! I love how you used the same designer paper, and yet, they both look so different! Beautiful job :)

  9. So, so pretty!! The colors, the banner, the birds....just perfect!!

  10. Oh my goodness!!! The little Moka girl is sooo stunning! I love the colors you used! Very pretty cards!!!

  11. Your first card is ADORABLE! What a sweet image, and I love your bird card! Those little patterned paper birds are darling! Gorgeous as always Miss Jodi;)

  12. these are just adorable! fab papers & layouts- your cards always rock!! how i LOVE that birthday MokaTaylor card- too cute & those little bird die cuts are so sweet!!

  13. Love the color combinations. Really pretty cards!

  14. I just love these! You have done such a good job with the new releases!

  15. Hi Jodi - Wow, love both cards!!! The DP is beautiful and I really like the designs. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  16. Awwwww, MokaTaylor! Very elegant birthday card and the coloring, fantastic.

  17. Bothof these are fantastic!! Love the Moka Taylor card and the sweet little birdies are adorable!

  18. Gorgeous cards, that girl could so easily be my daughter!

  19. Both at very cute! I love those textured plates. I really need to order some. :)
    Sorry I haven't been by in a while.

  20. Very pretty cards. I am so loving this whole release.

  21. Such cuteness! Love the Moka girl...I think I need to get me one! Your cards are simply fantastic!

  22. What SUPER sweet cards my friend! I LOVE these two sets best out of the whole release, you rocked them both!

  23. Very lovely and feminine cards!

  24. Jodi, these are both so super sweet! LOVE the papers and the colors!

  25. Ack Jodi! Your cards are always fantastic and these two are no exceptions! The embossing and stitching on your Taylor card... swoon and how you colored the tree branch? Neato!


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