Thursday, February 5, 2015

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Happy Happy Easter!

Happy, happy day to you, crafty friends! Today it feels like spring (at least for lucky me in SoCal -- I'm feeling for my friends buried in snow.) It's Release Day for Taylored Expressions and I got to play along and create two fun projects.

My first project uses the newly released Tag a Long Easter stamp set. How sweet is that little bunny? I've nestled this pink cutie among some eggs from Little Bits - Easter Confetti and inside the new Little Bits - Easter Basket.

I put the whole thing on a tag I created with the new Build a Tag 3 and Dotted Lace Embossing Folder. This month, TE is also releasing some darling new patterned paper, For Peep's Sake, just perfect for Easter!

My second card is a pretty springtime card that features the new You've Been Framed - Spring. 

I used stamps from Tag a Long Easter to create a stamped background and for my perfect sentiment.

I LOVE the new Leafy Vine Embossing Folder. It makes for such a lovely bit of texture. Below is a close-up of the die I used. I die-cut it 3-4 times and layered the cuts together to create an almost chipboard effect. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Be sure to visit the TE Blog to get connected to the TE Design Teams for more inspiration!

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Taylored Expressions Release Day…Petite-a-Palooza LOVE!

Happy 2015! I hope you have all been celebrating the new year in style! I got to kick the year off by playing along with the designers for Taylored Expressions for Petite-a-Palooza, which was really fun. Today, I'm sharing two cards I created with some newly-released products, beginning with a card I made for my little guy for Valentine's Day.

I used the new Vroom Vroom Stamp & Die Combo Petite set -- how cute is this little race car and the sentiment? I paired the race car with Build-a-Scene Rolling Hills and the new Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds and Build-a-Scene On the Road. The best part is that TE has released a new coordinating Paper Pack to match Build-a-Scene! I used Curly Border to create some exhaust smoke from the car and the heart from Build-A-Tag 2 (which made for the perfect 'driver!')

I think my little guy will love his V-Day card. He adores race cars and he makes me run around so much that my heart really does race!

Next up is another V-Day card, this time created with the new Hello Baby Petite Stamp & Die Combo. Even though the set can be used for baby cards, I thought I'd create a bright, happy V-Day card, which features the new patterned paper and card stock from the Rainbow Brights Matched Kit. L-O-V-E!

The stamp set comes with awesome dies that cut out the cloud perfectly and little happy shapes that can 'rain' from the cloud. I've also used the new Cloudy Days Embossing Folder which is one of my new favorite tools!

I finished off with a bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen just to give the cloud a little pizazz. I hope you can see it in the photo above.

Happy Release Day, Taylored Expressions! You can find more projects over on the TE Blog and all products are now available in the Store!

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Monday, December 22, 2014


Happy Monday, crafty friends! I know that this is the week of Christmas, but I thought I'd take a little break from all the holiday fun to create something for the next happy holiday -- Valentine's Day! I got to play with the new Hearts a Plenty Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions and the new Build a Tag 2 die set and I thought I'd go colorful!

This new cutting plate is so cool! It is similar in concept to one of my other favorite cutting plates, the In-Flight Cutting Plate in that it has hearts that don't cut completely, but rather allow for some dimension. There are also matching dies to cut out the different sized hearts, which I used to make my rainbow of love. I also used the new Little Bits Love Confetti dies to create my sentiment…sweet!

Next up I created a coordinating tag using the new Build a Tag 2 die set. It's so darling and I just used it to die-cut all the different colored card stock and fit it all back together. Super fast and so perfect for a V-Day treat! Just a bit of glitter glue for the blue heart to finish it off!

I used the "love" portion from the Hearts a Flutter Cutting Plate to complete my tag.

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season! 
Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Be MINE: Taylored Expressions Release Day!

Hey there, crafty friends! Today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I had the pleasure of getting to play along with my friends at TE. It's all about Valentine's Day this month, which is one of my very favorite holidays. I created two cards for the occasion and I can't wait to share! My first card uses the new Wishes on a Wire Valentine. I colored in the darling image with Copics and decided to go all white-on-white for a fresh, pretty look.

For both cards, I framed the image in the new Postage Stamp Stacklets dies. Aren't those fabulous? It's actually a concept that I suggested, so I'm doubly excited to see it in action. My second card uses the new You've Got Mail Valentine and sentiments from the new Little Bits Valentine. I just adore the little birds on the mailbox!

I also used the new Twirls & Swirls Embossing Folder. Isn't that a pretty pattern?

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for links to all the designers projects and visit the TE Store -- everything is now available! 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Season of Giving

Woo-hoo! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I got to play along with my friends on The Baker's Dozen. I have some fun tags and a Christmas card to share with you today! 
For my first project, I created some fun tags with the new Build a Tag 1, which just may be my favorite new die. It makes the sweetest little tags!

First up is one for the holidays. I used TE's Gingerbread Lane patterned paper for my background and I absolutely love how the die cuts the "stitches" in the frame. I also used TE's new Punchables - Christmas pre-printed sheets and punched out the "Spread Cheer" sentiment. It was so easy and made the tag go fast, fast, fast. I finished off with the "Just for You" sentiment stamped inside the die-cut banner from Small Packages. And don't forget the pretty ribbon!

My next tag is similar, but this time, I created a tag for a birthday (you can never have enough of those around!) I again used a sentiment from Small Packages and then added one of the new Skinny Mini Borders along the bottom. So wee and cute! I also added a Little Bits Present to really make things Festive, matching it to the Double the Fun patterned paper from TE.

My next project was a Christmas card. I chose bright, bold colors because I really wanted it to pop. I used the new Pockets & Pages 3x4 Banner w/Bonus die - the bonus? That cool "dec" die cut! 

I paired the banner frame with the new and very chic looking Loop-de-loo Cutting Plate and added a Little Bits Holly for just a pop of green. The numbers and the "No Peeking" sentiment are from the previously released Christmas Countdown

All new products are now available in the TE Store! Be sure to visit the TE Blog for a list of all my buddy designers for tons of Release Day inspiration!

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