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!






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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 light...you 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! 








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Thursday, October 6, 2016

You Think Santa Does This All By Himself!? -- Taylored Expressions Release Day!


It's October and I can hardly believe the year is heading toward the holiday season already! I don't mind because I absolutely love Christmas. This week, Taylored Expressions is releasing all it's holiday and Christmas goodness and I got to play along with their talented design team. Today I'm sharing a funny card I made with a few of the new products releasing TODAY!

I used the new Elf Grumblings Stamp & Die Combo on this Christmas card. I just love the darling little elf that looks a little punch drunk. I thought he went very well with the hilarious sentiment from the set.



I chose to use some non-traditional colors on this card, which I think can really make a card stand out. I surrounded my grumply elf with a slew of presents die-cut from the new All Wrapped Up die set. I love all the different gifts you can make. I simple die-cut from yardstick and then added some dots, stripes, and sparkle with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.


This fun string of lights was created by die-cutting with the new Skinny Mini Holiday Borders and then I added some cool Nuvo Crystal Drops. They are much easier to control than other dimensional drops and I love them. See that stitched oval panel? Thats from the new Stitched Oval Stacklets! You can create stitched frames, too, with this nifty die set. The background snowflakes were stamped with the new Snow Day Background -- it's cool because it covers the whole card!


I hope the elves survive Christmas this year! I colored mine with Copics and then added more subtle sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for more eye-candy from the whole design team and to check out other new products. Ho! Ho! Ho!








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