October 3, 2011

Taylored Expressions Previews: Day One!

October 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, October 6th 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.

* 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 Wednesday 10/5 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

YAY for Taylored Expressions previews!  Taylor has a fabulous release for you this month, and I have two cards to share with you today!  First up is the ADORABLE new Moka Betty!  She is one of two new releases in the Moka Collection this month, which are all designed and illustrated by Nancy McKinney.  This Petite set come on a 3" x 5" full color sturdy storage panel and includes 6 images and sentiments.  She is perfect year round, and also for the holidays...especially if you are participating in a Holiday cookie swap!

For my card, I started with the October SFYTT sketch, which was perfect for this sweet new Betty!  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers.  All of the patterned paper, which is the delish new 12 Days of Christmas from My Minds Eye, as well as the cardstock and ribbon (LOVE this ribbon!!!) are from the new 12 Days Project Pantry Kit!  The rhinestones are one of the optional Spice It Up Ingredients!

The sentiment, "Experience the sugar rush" (lol) was stamped and then cut out as a little tag which I then attached to the focal panel.  After attaching my ribbon, I created a bow with The Bow Easy and then cut a little oven mitt using the Kitchen Accessories Dies and tucked it underneath the bow.  All of the panels are popped up with Foam Tape for some extra dimension.

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on my card:

My second card today features the new Woodland Winter set.  This set is my personal FAVORITE set of the entire release!  This set was illustrated by Doug Applegate for the Apple Doodle Ink line and is a  full sized set on a 5.75" x 8.5" full color sturdy storage panel which includes 21 images and sentiments.  Like all of the stamps from Taylored Expressions, this set 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.  These little critters and creatures just make me melt!  There is also a coordinating Trim the Tree Taylored Die set also being released!!  WOOT!

For my card today, I started with the most recent Taylored Sketch, TESC147.  I cut the circle with Circle Nestabilities out of patterned paper, and once again, all the cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon are from the 12 Days Project Pantry Kit.  LOVE this kit.  L.O.V.E.  I stamped the tree, squirrel and mouse in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream, colored them with Copic Markers and then cut them out.  I added a bit of Fairy Dust Glitter to the trim and pom poms on their hats.

I added a border with the Medium Scallop Border Die and added ribbon (yum) and a bow created with The Bow Easy.  The sentiment, "Happy Happy Happy Holidays" was stamped onto the patterned paper and then cut out with Circle Nestabilities.  I added three silver brads in the corner and called it done! 

Here are the Taylored Dies I used on this card:

Here are the deets about the Project Pantry Kit and Optional Spice It Up Ingredients! 

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. Taylored Expressions is 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 12 Days Project Pantry Basic Recipe Kit is $11.95 and includes:
My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
12 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:
Christmas Button Mix
Doodlebug Holiday Brads
Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff
Rhinestones (Red, Split Pea, Island Lagoon)
Coordinating Copic Markers
Additional Cardstock Pack
Additional Ribbon Bundle

Please head on over and visit with the rest of the Baker's Dozen and see what they have cooked up for you today!
and, of course, TaylorVan Bruggen

As you may be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Taylored Expressions will be donating a $1.00 from the sale of each Moka Hope set (see right below...isn't she gorgeous?) to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

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

Sugar Rush Recipe:
Stamps:  Moka Betty from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Snow White, Assorted Cardstock and 12 Days of Christmas, all from the 12 Days Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Island Lagoon Rhinestones, Ribbon from the 12 Days Project Pantry Kit, Bow Easy, Glossy Accents, Kitchen Accessories Taylored Die and Foam Tape

Happy Happy Happy Holidays Recipe:
Stamps:  Woodland Winter from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Snow White, Assorted Cardstock and 12 Days of Christmas, all from the 12 Days Project Pantry kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die, Ribbon from the 12 Days Project Pantry Kit, Glitter and Foam Tape



  1. Wonderful sneeks, Jodi! With each new Moka, I fall more in love with her ;D

  2. wow - can't wait for these to release! love the Christmas scene you cr8'd!

  3. Cute! Love the colors! The tree and critters are darling!

  4. SO cute, Jodi! Your Moka is darling and I love your WW card -- so sweet! XOXO

  5. Jodi!!! These look fantastic! Moka Betty is AWESOME (and it JUST now hit me that she's Betty aka Betty Crocker... I'm a DORK). LOVE the papers you put together and that little mitten is perfect! You rocked that sketch on the second one... and I love love love that tree!

  6. Oh my goodness, our Betty's are SISTERS! Bwahaha! GMTA! LOVE your cards and the Christmas scene - gorgeous girl!!!

  7. Love them both and Moka Betty is a must have...that's my Mom's name!

  8. super cute ....loving the lil creatures

  9. Adorable cards Jodi!! Such a cute idea to add the oven mitt. Cute Christmas scene!

  10. Oh my GOSH, these are cute! I REALLY love the new Moka! Love, love, love her!

  11. Oh these are just the cutest!!! Wonderful cards!

  12. Uh oh, I am unlucky #13... :( I ADORE this woodland winter set! All those cute critters! Terrific job with this sketch Jodi, I found it to be quite challenging. I love how you colored the squirrel and mouse and the sparkle you added to their Santa caps. Fabulous!

  13. Fun cards ~ I can't wait to see the full reveal of products this Thursday.

  14. These are so cute! Love the papers and your colouring!

  15. OMG I have to have that Betty stamp. Sooo awesome! Great samples!

  16. LOVE these bright, cheery holiday colors! Just looking at these adorable cards is giving my mojo a boost. I can't wait to get this Moka!

  17. I just love the Project Pantry kit! It's a must have for me!

  18. ADORABLE cards!!! Those little winter woodland creatures are so stinkin' cute!!! Can't wait to see more!!!

  19. Your girlie looks like me! Capris, making sweets... It's really cute. I might have to buy that stamp...

  20. What gorgeous cards! I love them both!

  21. Delightful & festive fun cards! Love your creative style!

  22. Super gorgeous cards, Jodi!! Love both of them!

  23. Your cards are just adorable, as always! :)

    Chris L.

  24. OMG that Moka Betty is the cutest thing ever!LOVE your cards for today Jodi!!! :-)

  25. OMG, I LOVE that new Moka Betty. These cards are adorable.

  26. Jodi, these cards are ADORABLE! The coloring is just perfect! I LOVE your Sugar Rush card. . .so cute!

  27. WOWOW!!! Moka Betty is awesome - look at that gorgeous card - beautiful apron on the card! And your Woodland Winter card is awesome - that shading on the tree is amazing - sooooo beautiful!
    Big Hugs,
    Sankari :)

  28. Lovely Cards --- I'm in the mood for Christmas(not the cold weather)!

  29. Love both of these adorable cards!! Love the colors!!

  30. Such cute cute cards Jodi! Love your coloring as usual!


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