August 2, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!

Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

Today is the second day of previews for the latest release from Taylored Expressions!  Here are the details:

August Release At a Glance

We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 4th 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 Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

Angel Bundle Prize Drawing: We're very excited to be supporting the Angel Tree with Joy to the World, the newest set in the TE Giving Tree Program. If you'd like to be entered to win our Angel Bundle Prize Pack (Joy to the World Full Sized Stamp Set, Angel Kisses Taylored Card Kit, and the Musical Swirls Taylored Impression Plate) simply click over to the Angel Tree website and find the answer to this question: "Name the founder of Angel Tree." (You'll want to read the touching story of how Angel Tree got started while you're there!) E-mail Taylored Expressions with the answer in the subject line of your e-mail by Wednesday at 6pm PST. The winner will be announced on Taylor's blog at approximately 10 pm PST Wednesday night.

I am SO very excited to share a GORGEOUS new set with you today, Embrace Beauty!  This set was concepted by Jami Sibley and illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes Collection at Taylored Expressions!  It is a  full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 9 images/sentiments! 

This set was designed for use with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies, Spellbinders classic circles, and a 1 ¾” circle punch, and today I have used it with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies as well as the Classic Circles.  This gorgeous new set coordinates with Summer Afternoon and Discover Your Wings and has gorgeous silhouette images inspired by home decor!

Just like all of the stamp sets offered at Taylored Expressions, Embrace Beauty is 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!  Easy peasy!

Oh...this set is SO gorgeous!  I started by stamping this GORGEOUS silhouette image onto a piece of patterned paper, Journey from Authentique, and then cut it out with Classic Circle Nestabilities.  I then layered it onto two pieces of black cardstock that I cut with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies.  I simply cut this particular shape twice and then layered them on top of one another with Foam Tape.

I stamped the sentiment, "Happy Birthday" onto a piece of vellum and attached it over the focal panel before attaching it to the main panel with some more Foam Tape.  LOVE the font on this set!  The layout is pretty simple with two other patterns from Journey, and I added a border with the Scallop Eyelet Border Die (LOVE this border).  I added a black ribbon and a bow created with the Bow Easy, tons of machine stitching, and some gorgeous Kaisercraft Pearls in Pearl.

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

Check out what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have cooked up today right here:

and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps: Embrace Beauty from Taylored Expressions

Paper:  Black, Choice Buttercream (TE), Vellum and Journey (Authentique)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Dies, Kaisercraft Pearl Pearls, Scallop Eyelet Border Die, Black Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. This is gorgeous my friend! Love that bold pop of the black and love the dimension!

  2. Stunning! Love the bold stamped image and the color combo! Love it!!!

  3. Yikes! Fabulousness! That black is stunning and elegant. LOVE what you did with this set!!! Great card Jodi!

  4. LOVE this black and blue combo - oh wow! Your card just really knocks this set out of the park, it's gorgeous!!

  5. Love, love the black and blue color combo, so striking! Love how you stamped the sentiment on vellum!

  6. stunning! this is gorgeous, Jodi! love love it!

  7. Beautiful card, the pearls really finish it.

  8. verrrry pretty! Love the contrast :)

  9. Jodi, this is so striking and beautiful! I LOVE IT! XOXO

  10. I might want to buy this set! Darling sample. :)

  11. Beautiful, wonderful, great. I love it.

  12. This is stunning! Love the colour combo and papers - the black really pops!

  13. Stunning and elegant, the black is amazing!


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