August 29, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!

September Birthday Bash and Release

At Taylored Expressions we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday and you are invited to our Birthday Bash!

Sneak peeks Monday through Wednesday - lots of fun eye candy and inspiration!

All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 1st at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.

Every order placed Thursday - Monday will include a FREE Party Favor. Details coming Thursday morning...

To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, you have 3 WAYS TO WIN!

1. Help Spread the Word! Grab our Birthday Badge from Taylor's blog and post it on your blog for the week. Then come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog to let us know you're spreading the word. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 TE gift certificate.

2. Join us on Facebook for an early reveal of all the new stamp sets Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST. You will have until 8 pm PST that night to comment to enter to win each new set.

3. Join us in our SCS Forum for a contest that will begin Thursday morning. In the meantime you can see Baker's Dozen sneak peeks there and chat with us!
I am SO very excited to share two new sets with you today!  First up, Build A Treat and Build A Treat Borders!!  My card mostly features Build A Treat Borders, but the sentiment is from Build A Treat!

Build A Treat and Build A Treat Borders are an adorable idea concepted by Sankari Wegman!  These sets, separately or together, give you endless opportunities for building sweet treats, borders and embellishments!  These were both illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line at Taylored Expressions, AND, both sets have coordinating dies!  Yippee!

Like all other stamps offered at Taylored Expressions, these are made from top-quality deeply etched rubber in a cute shade of pink and come on EZ Mount already trimmed and ready to used with your acrylic blocks!  You'll want to be sure to pickup some of the FABULOUS Mini Binder Boxes this release too...each one holds four full sized sets.  I have ALL of my Taylored Expressions sets in these...I love to see them all lined up.

For my card today, I let Build A Treat Borders, and the coordinating Build A Treat Border Dies, do all the work on this card.  I stamped the row of cupcakes in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and then cut them out with the Build A Treat Border Dies.  I colored them with Copic Markers, using the colors of the papers, which are the delish Happy Days from Echo Park Papers (love).  I cut a circle of one of the patterns with Classic Circle Nestabilities and then added three buttons scattered about.  The sentiment, "For my favorite Lil' Cupcake" is from Build A Treat and I stamped it and cut it into a little flag.  I finished up with tons of machine stitching and black brads.

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

My second card today features It's Your Birthday A La Carte, illustrated by Nancy McKinney!  I LOVE all of these A La Carte stamps, and this one is just PERFECT for those last minute Birthday cards!

For my card, I stamped this image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored the balloons and stars with Copic Markers.  I paper pieced the "Birthday", which was a bit time consuming, but I really like the result.  All of the patterned paper is Happier from My Minds Eye...LOVE.  Taylored Expressions has all of the new My Minds Eye 6X6 pads...score!

It's hard to tell, but I separated the two different base patterns of patterned paper with cardstock cut from the Small Scallop Border Die.  I added a bow created with The Bow Easy, and added a floral embellishment to it, cut from these patterned papers using the Bugabee Flowers Die.  More stitching and some white brads finish this one off!

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

Head on over and check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up today here:

Karen Giron
Jami Sibley
Jen Shults - our AMAZING Guest Designer!
and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

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

Lil' Cupcake Recipe:
Stamps:  Build A Treat and Build A Treat Borders from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Snow White (TE), True Black (PTI) and Happy Days (Echo Park Papers)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Build A Treat Borders Die, Circle Nestabilities, Assorted Buttons, Baker's Twine, Black Brads, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

It's Your Birthday Recipe:
Stamps:  It's Your Birthday A La Carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Buttercream (TE), Blu Raspberry (MFT) and Happier (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Bugabee Flower Dies, Small Scallop Border Die, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. These are fantastic Jodi! Both of them are so so cute! I love the black and pink on the first one... it's so bright and fun. That second one is just adorable... I think those word stamps are my favorite TE stamps ever!! Hugs!!

  2. Wow Jodi!! These are really amazing creations hun!! Love the colors and clever layouts on both!! ;)

  3. Jodi girl!!! Cute! Cute! Cute! I can tell I'm going to break the bank with this release. Bring on the sneak peeks!!

  4. Jodi! I don't know how I can express how fabulous you are - other than shouting out: Jodi, You are FABULOUS! I love that first card - soooooo cute with that border and the second card is absolute perfection Jodi You sooo rock girl!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  5. I absolutely love both of these cards...can't wait to see more!

  6. Love, love, LOVE that cupcake border - oh my! And your birthday card is darling with all of the paper piecing - wow!! So fabulous as always my friend!

  7. These are so so cute! I love the bright colors. And that row of cupcakes- yum!!

  8. Oh these are wonderful. Just so fun and refreshing and pretty. Love them both.

  9. WOW! Your cards are amazing! Love how you colored those cupcakes and the birthday a la cart is superb! Your work is always so bright and happy. ♥♥

  10. The layout and colors on the first card look wonderful! Love the layout on the second card. Those paper pieced letters look great!

  11. Holy stunning cards Jodi!!! These are just works of art and OMG the fussy cutting on the 2nd card looks sooo amazing!! Love them all girl!

  12. Sweet Jodi! You astound me every time! I love your gorgeous coloring and the stitching is just perfect! XOXO

  13. Both cards are amazing. The cup cakes are extra sweet.

  14. Delightful artwork! Love the bright, cheerful colors, layout & designs!

  15. Oh Jodi! That paper pieced birthday is so incredible, you totally rock! Wow, that was a lot of work on your part, love the outcome! Both cards are adorable!

  16. Jodi, these are awesome! Loving the new goodies! Sweet!

  17. These are just GORGEOUS, Jodi! I LOVE those paper pieced words. . .oh my goodness, too cute!

  18. Wow, Jodi, you have some patience to paper piece that word. . .LOVE IT! Gorgeous creations :D

  19. Your little cupcake card is so bright and fun and just plain AWESOME! I can't believe you paper-pieced BIRTHDAY, but it was worth it - so so so cute!

  20. These are both AMAZING, girl! LOVE them!!

  21. Seriously girl-- you paper PIECED THAT!! WOw- WOW!! That's some major scissors skills!!

  22. Oh, Jodi!

    Way too cute!!! :) Those cupcake borders are so on my wish list!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


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