August 30, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day Two!


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!

Today, I have two sets to share with you...but they both share a common factor.  Both cards use the Spooky Project Pantry, which I ADORE!!!  The patterned paper is Apothecary Emporium from Echo Park Papers...LOVE!!!

First up today is a FABULOUS new set called Toil and Trouble!  This set was illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes line at Taylored Expresssions and has everything you need to create a spooky scene!  This set works AWESOME with the previously released Apothecary Shelf A La Carte, which I have used also here on my card today.

I started by stamping the Apothecary Shelf A La Carte in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock (this paper comes in the Spooky Project Pantry Kit) and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then stamped the spiderweb draping fom Toil and Trouble over the shelf.  LOVE how it "spookifies" it!  I added some creepy accessories to the top...a beaker of eyeballs, a skull and a pumpkin, and colored them all with Copic Markers as well.  I gave the beaker a coating of Glossy Accents.  I stamped the spider a bit down from the shelf and, using a Copic Multliner, just drew in the the web string he is "hanging" from.  SO much fun!

As I said above, all the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon (oh...the ribbon is DELISH) are from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit.  Taylor is doing something a little different this month with the Project Pantry. As you know, the idea behind the Project Pantry is that when you want to bake up a yummy dessert you head to your pantry for the ingredients. When you want to create a sweet papercrafting project, you can head to our Project Pantry for all the coordinating elements. We've found that some of the best cake and cookie recipes are the ones based around a basic batter or dough recipe with lots of options to spice it up according to your tastes. This month we are offering our Basic Recipe Kit along with optional Spice It Up Ingredients that you can pick and choose from to build the kit just the way you want it.

The Spooky Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:

Echo Park Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad
10 sheets of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in coordinating colors
6 yards of ribbon (2 yards each of 3 different styles)

Optional Spice it Up Ingredients (choose any or all) are:

Black Sparkly Fluff
Black/White Enamel Accents
Orange Rhinestones
Black Pearls
Halloween Button Assortment
Spooky Cardstock Pack
Spooky Ribbon Bundle

When you go to the Spooky Project Pantry in the store you will see the optional items linked under the Basic Recipe kit, so you can pick and choose what you'd like to add to your cart. We know you'll have fun customizing your kit!

Since my spooky shelf took up the majority of the front of my card, I decorated the inside as well.  I really wanted to use this AWESOME "Happy Halloween" the decorative elements on either side.  I also added some more patterned paper as well as a border cut with the Small Scallop Border Die.

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

Next up I have a sweet little Favor Box that I decorated with the new Fangtastic set.  OMG...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ADORABLE new set!  It's the latest set illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line at Taylored Expressions and contains an AMAZING haunted house and the cutest little trick or treaters you've ever seen!

I used the Take Note 3 Die to cut out a piece of patterned paper from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit and used that as my base.  I stamped this ADORABLE vampire (the only other adorable vampire I know is Edward...wink wink) in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.  I then "fussy cut" him out and popped him up with Foam Tape onto the base panel.  I stamped the sentiment, "Have A Fangtastic Halloween", also from Fangtastic, and cut it out and popped it up under the vampire.  I added a ribbon wrapped around the Favor Box and created a bow with the Bow Easy.  This yummy ribbon is from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit as well!

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

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!

Happy Halloween
Stamps:  Toil and Trouble and Apothecary Shelf A La Carte from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Cardstock, Choice Snow White and Apothecary Emporium (Echo Park Papers), all from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Ribbon from Spooky Project Pantry Kit, Small Scallop Border Die and Foam Tape

Fangtastic Halloween
Stamps:  Fangtastic from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Favor Box (TE), and Choice Snow White and Apothecary Emporium (Echo Park Papers) from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Take Note 3 Die, Ribbon from the Spooky Project Pantry Kit and Foam Tape



  1. Oh wow Jodi!! These are so adorable!! I just love Halloween!! ;)

  2. These are just gorgeous Jodi! Yesterday and today both after I make it through the DT line up I just want to go back and start working and make more... everything is so gorgeous and such wonderful inspiration! HUGS girl!!

  3. Girlllllll!!! Seriously, that little vampire's coloring is AWESOME - he is soooo cute and that scene that you created with the apothecary table is fabulous - so perfect - I mean, HOW could it get more perfect inside and OUT?!!!! GET OUT! You so rock Ms. Jodi!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  4. Ok, seriously - could you rock any bigger??! LOVE your apothecary shelf, especially with the spider hanging down, you clever girl! And your spooky treat is amazing - I HAVE to get this set!!!

  5. JODI! I just LOVE how you used Toil and Trouble with the Apothecary Shelf. . .so awesome! And I ADORE that little treat box! How stinkin' CUTE!

  6. Ooooo so spooky, Jodi, hehe! I LOVE these, and that little vampire is just too cute to spook :D

  7. OOH, these are so cute and fun! I love the spooky shelf and that vampire could not be any cuter! You are amazing, woman:)

  8. I love that card - the shading of grays in incredible and that little bit of color on the eyeballs is perfect! And our sweet little Dracula - love love love what you did with him!

  9. Adorable!! You shelf looks amazing and I love the vampire on the treat box! The pop of red if perfect!

  10. So spooky, so fabulous, and your little pillow box is adorable! Love them both, Jodi! XOXO

  11. Jods, are amazing. I am 34 posts behind, be prepared to feel a LOT of love.

  12. These are SO cute Jodi-- I love the spiderweb over the shelf and you placed it all so perfectly! SUPER cute!

  13. LOVE the spooky shelf card!!! Halloween is my fave holiday and this card is the greatest girl!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  14. Eeeek!!! This is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! LOVE that adorable little vampire, the sentiment, AND the label die!!! Such a super festive treat box!!! AWESOME!!

  15. absolutely spooktacular! love your colorings and designs on these. fab project, Jodi!

  16. Oh, Jodi!

    These could not be any cuter!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  17. Oh fabulous! I love both of your projects and really like your coloring of the Dracula cutie!

  18. Shut up!! He is so cute!


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