Thursday, March 9, 2017

Home is Where the Heart Is...


Happy Thursday! I'm so excited because today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I am so in love with all the new products released this month. I actually have three projects to share today (one was created by my little rugrat!) and so let's get right to it!

My first project features the new Sitting Pretty die set. It's such a great idea that was inspired by Taylor's art wall in her house. This card is for my husband, who travels and lot. I always try to include a little note when he goes away to remind him of all the love that is waiting for him at home. 
 I die-cut out four of the darling frames included in the set from more muted colors. I used the Mini Caps Alpha and #s die set to spell out three of the four letters in "HOME". For the "O," I printed out a tiny pic of my husband with our little guy and placed it inside the frame. 

For my background, I used the new Subway Tiles Embossing Folder -- it's such a clean, crisp design, which I love. I added the included shelf to represent a mantle and added a sweet little Enamel Shape heart along with the rest of my sentiment.

 For my send project, I used the new Matchbox die set. It is so much fun! You can fill the little box with just about anything and makes such a sweet gift or greeting for someone. I wanted to create a little Easter shadow box for my little guy's Easter basket. I was inspired by the idea of those darling viewing eggs to create this fun little scene.

The little Matchbook is just the right size for a sweet little scene and I love how it came with extra frame dies. I simply left the scalloped rectangle frame in place and die-cut it to create the little window. A few well-placed Nuvo drops were easy embellishments!

I used the bunny from one of my favorite Clearly Planned sets and created this scene with the fun Matchy Backgrounds stamp set -- love those clouds! The hill is a Stitched Circle Stacklet and the Wispy Grass Border was just perfect for my bunny. The "eggs" in the grass are Enamel Shapes!

My last project to share was actually made by my little guy! (He's the one pictured with my husband in the card.) He wanted to make a little car for a hand-drawn character he created and when he saw me working with the Matchbox die, he asked if he could make it into a car!

It was a really fun project to create together. He had a great time and so did I. 
Hope you will drop by the TE Blog for eye candy from their awesome Creative team of designers! Thanks for stopping by!







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!