April 7, 2011

Taylored Expressions Release Party

It's the Taylored Expressions release party and the Baker's Dozen is wrapping up this week of peeks by showcasing all the sets, dies, and kits available for you today - woohoo!  The TE store has one fantastic place to see all the new items in the store in the Fresh Out of the Oven tab on the home page, so you can find all of these release items together there.

I'm showcasing the new Mom A la Carte stamp this morning and wanted to do some paper piecing with it.

The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Buttercream cardstock and then I stamped it again on Stella & Rose Gertie paper and cut out the letters, coffee cup, and saucer to paper piece.  I did go back and color some of the mug and saucer with Copics to give it some character and fill up that cute mug with some joe.  The image is cut out with a rectangle Nestabilities die and then I traced a border around the inside of the die leaving an open area for the Chocolate Pearls. Karen and Jodi inspired me with that little technique.

For a subtle accent, I ran the Large Scallop Border Die cut paper through the Big Shot with the Hearts Impression Plate - the little hearts are a perfect match for the heart swirl of steam over the cup. 
The card size is 5"x5".

These are the dies and impression plate I used in today's project:

You can see more from the April release at the Baker's Dozen blogs - hop on over and say hey!
Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: mom a la carte (taylored expressions)
paper: chocolate chip (su!), choice buttercream (taylored expressions) cardstock, stella & rose gertie (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: chocolate pearls (kaisercraft), chocolate twill ribbon, large scallop border die (taylored expressions), hearts impression plate (taylored expressions), black pen, dimensional tape


  1. This is gorgeous Karen! I will be saving this for future reference! :)

  2. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS girlie! FAB layout and design! LOVE the papers...FAB!

  3. This is SO sweet!!! LOVE the double layered scallop and apparently a bunch of us love paper piecing this image!!! LOVE how yours turned out!!!!!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! I really like your color combination and what a great idea to emboss your scallops first.

  5. How cute is this?? I LOVE how you used the impression plate on the patterned paper -- how fabulous! XOXO

  6. Love the combo of patterns you chose and the heart impression plate is sooo perfect!

  7. Love the patterned paper choice and the impression plate that you used. Beautiful card.

  8. Just gorgeous, Karen! I LOVE the polka dot mug! How awesome!

  9. This is really pretty, LOVE that patterned paper.