Thursday, February 9, 2017

Blooming Birthdays and Best Papas: TE Release Day!

Hello there, crafty friends! Today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I am so excited to share two fun projects I created with fab new products from TE. The first is a birthday card that I created with the new online exclusive cutting plate, the Lattice Frame.

I love the intricate frame that it creates and I reached for Bloomers Greenery to add some creeping vines. I cut out a few of the blooms from the pretty Notable Blooms Background stamp that I had colored with watercolor and posed a few of those out for some dimension.

I stamped this perfect sentiment from In & Out birthday onto vellum and silver embossed it before I adhered it across the oval frame created by the cutting plate. Isn't it lovely? (AND for a limited time, you can earn DOUBLE Crafty Points with the purchase of the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate. Visit the TE Blog for details!

Next up, I wanted to create a card from my little guy's grandfather, whom he calls Papa. I just love that the set Best in the World includes that name! I created the background with some Color Burst powders before adding the Stitched Banner Stacklets banner stamped with the sentiment.

I used the Whole Wide World die set to create the Earth die and added the sweet little included heart. Love!
I hope you will visit the TE Blog for more projects from the amazing Creative Team at Taylored Expressions!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Beautiful Bouquet of Thanks: Taylored Expressions Release Day!

Hey there, friends! I can't believe it's already time for the first release from Taylored Expressions of 2017! I'm so lucky that I get to play along with all the talented ladies of this wonderful company. Today I'm sharing a pretty thank you card with you today that I created with some of the new products releasing today!

I started off by stamping the pretty blooms from the just-released set Bloomin' Birthday. Obviously, I wanted to create a thank you card, so I found this pretty sentiment in one of my favorite sets, Noteworthy, which I stamped and die-cut using a Stitched Circle Stacklet. The Bloomin' Birthday set comes with coordinating dies, which made cutting out the flowers such a breeze!
I chose my ink colors to mimic those in the Hello Happiness Patterned Paper Pack, which I used to trim the inside of the card. That gorgeous embossed background is the new Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder -- it's so pretty! I actually used the debossed side, and I love the double use from this folder! I framed up the whole card using a Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 die.

I thought I'd also share a quick little thank you card I created for my son's teacher using the new, absolutely adorable Give Me a Sign set.
Now, this set comes with darling little matching sentiments, but as I needed a thank you card, I scrounged around and actually found this random stamp that I don't even know where it came from -- but I love that the size of the little signs for the critters are big enough to use many, many of my existing stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Be sure to visit the Taylored Expressions Blog for more eye candy from their fabulous Creative Team!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

How Sweet it IS to be LOVED! -- Taylored Expressions Release Day!

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! I'm here today with a couple projects that I'm so excited to share with you! Today is Release Day for Taylored Expressions and I am in LOVE because it's an all-Valentine's release! Yay! 
The card above uses an online exclusive die, the new Floating Hearts Cutting Plate. Isn't it darling? Plus, for a limited time you can earn DOUBLE Crafty Points on this beauty. Visit this blog post on the TE Blog for all the details!

To create the card, I simple die-cut a frame using the plate and then used it a few more times on some pretty patterned paper. Placing the hearts back in was so fun! Then I added the new Sweet Script, cut from pink cardstock and then I added a little Copic Marker to create an ombre effect on the letters.

My second card is a bit unusual. I call it my "ghost" surprise card -- at first glance, the lacquered hearts look blank. But, if you hold them up to a get this:

Pretty cool, huh? I stamped the hearts from the new Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo in the new  Lavender Glaze Premium Ink and then added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops over each one. It "hid" the sweet sayings! Here's another look:

I used the included die to cut the little windows. You can see in the background I used the new Conversation Hearts Embossing Folder. I ran it through my die cutting machine twice because I didn't want the impression to be too deep since I had a lot going on with the patterned background.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Be sure to visit the TE Blog for more eye candy from their amazing Creative Team!