Taylored Expressions – Thermo O Web Collaboration

DecoFoilGraphicToday, I’m sharing projects created with Taylored Expressions and Therm O Web products. Taylored Expressions is partnering with Therm O Web all week to share cards and inspiration. You’ll want to visit both blogs for a chance to win amazing prizes! TE will be giving away a Deco Foil prize pack and Therm O Web will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to the TE Store. Details on how to enter can be found on the company blogs.

I had so much fun with the Deco Foil that I created two cards with the same design by simply varying the Deco Foil used. For my first project, I cut one of the Deco Foil Toner Sheets with the Up, Up, & Away Cutting Plate and laminated it with Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Silver.

TE Therm O Web Project

I laminated the balloon overlays, cut from Deco Foil Toner Sheets with the Up, Up, & Away Cutting Plate, with Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Aqua, Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – LimeDeco Foil Transfer Sheet – Magenta, and Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Red.

TE Therm O Web project

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Little Bits of Birthday set with Zing! Embossing Powder – Silver Metallic.

TE Therm O Web Detail

For my second project, I laminated the frame, cut from Deco Foil Toner Sheets with the Up, Up, & Away Cutting Plate, with Rainbow Deco Foil transfer sheets.

TE Therm O Web project

Because the balloons were quite colorful, I did not cut out separate balloon overlays.

TE Therm O Web detail

For this card, I used Zing! Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic for the heat-embossed sentiment (from the Little Bits of Birthday set).

TE Therm O Web detail

Don’t forget to visit the Taylored Expressions blog and the Therm O Web blog all week for a chance to win amazing prizes!

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Life is an Adventure – TE Share Joy Challenge #36

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #36.

TE Share Joy Challenge #36

I created a CAS card showcasing the On the Road – Camper die from the May release. There are so many different variations with this set!

TE Share Joy Challenge #36

I created a background with one of the Picture Perfect – Sunny Days dies and a strip of cardstock (for the road), which I framed with the Pockets & Pages – 3×4 Photo Frame. The Happy Trails sentiment was stamped on the card front.

TE Share Joy Challenge #36

A few weeks ago my husband and I went to a “Farms and Frills” Junkers Market at which there were a number of vintage trailers. They were decorated inside and out! Cute, cute!

Camper

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Kick Back and Relax!

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” card (just because it’s almost Memorial Day, just because the days are warmer, …) featuring summer-themed stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions!

My card showcases the Little Bits – Margarita and Little Bits – Martini dies.

TE Little Bits Margarita & Martini

Aren’t those drinks fun? I’ve used the Little Bits dies to cut cardstock from a variety of colors. I cut the background from black cardstock with the Eventful – Pool Party die (I wanted a background against which the drinks would pop). I stamped a sentiment from the Little Bits of Summer set onto the card front (from which I cut a square with the Stitched Square Stacklets set to form a frame).

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Mermaid Kisses – TE Share Joy Challenge #35

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #35.

TE Share Joy Challenge #35

Using the sketch, I created a card showcasing the Mermaid Kisses Stamp & Die Combo. This would be the perfect card for a young girl!

TE Share Joy Challenge #35

I stamped and colored the mermaid with Copic markers and cut her out with the corresponding die (goodbye fussy cutting!). I cut the stamped sentiment with one of the Stitched Banner Stacklets dies. I used patterned paper from my stash for the card background, accent strip and circle behind the mermaid (all Echo Park but different collections). The card base was dry-embossed with the On the Spot embossing folder.

TE Share Joy Challenge #35

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Shore Do Love You!

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” nautical card!

Shore Do Love You

The buoy is cut with the CottageCutz Life Preserver Die. This is a “new to me” company which has a number of nautical-themed dies. They provide quite a bit of detail (for example, while you can’t see it, the rope is textured). I stamped the background with the My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background (you can never have too many wood-textured backgrounds!) and then cut it with one of the Lawn Fawn dies.  I used a die in the My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20 set to cut the heat-embossed sentiment (Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor). I’m on the hunt for more nautical sentiment sets (I have many more nautical dies than nautical sentiments).

Supplies: CottageCutz Life Preserver die, Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor stamp set (retired)

Penny Black Simplicity Thank You

Today, I’m sharing two CAS floral Thank You cards created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral Silhouette

For the first card, I stamped the #40-374 Effulgence flowers in a yellow-green ink onto the white cardstock panel. I stamped the #40-459 Standing Ovation flowers in deep pink ink. I finished the card with a sentiment in the #30-350 Sentiment Collection set and butterflies cut with one of the dies in the #51-132 Flights of Fancy set.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral Silhouette

For the second card, I stamped the #40-459 Standing Ovation flowers by coloring the stamp with Distress Ink and Memento markers. I finished the card with a sentiment in the #30-338 Special Thoughts set and two butterflies cut with dies in the #51-198 Flourish & Butterflies set.

It’s easy to change this design by simply changing the colors of the flowers and butterflies. I tried a number of combinations!

#1 Dad – TE Share Joy Challenge #34

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #34.

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #34

I used the sketch to create a masculine card that could be used for Father’s Day, or any other occasion celebrating the Dad in your life (I’m using it for my husband’s upcoming birthday!).

TE Share Joy Challenge #34I went bold with the colors here! I played around with other “masculine” color schemes (for example, tan/navy/green) settling on this one because the orange flame and black BBQ grill cut with the Little Bits – Grill set worked best with the red and yellow. A frame cut with Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 made for a nice finished border.

TE Share Joy Challenge #34

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Life is an Adventure!

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I have one more project to show you! My card showcases the Build a Scene – Lakeside die set (I’m a huge fan of all of the Build a Scene sets!).

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

I used a variety of cardstock colors to die cut the pieces in the set and added water cut with the Lakeside Border set, along with a hill cut with the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set. I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set onto an A2-sized panel from which I cut a circle to reveal the scene.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

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Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks! The wait if almost over! May products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, May 5 @ 7 AM PST! Today’s projects feature new patriotic products (good for Memorial Day, 4th of July, military, etc.)!

My first card illustrates a 4th of July celebration in the city.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

I created a shaker card, which I filled with pieces cut with the Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti die. (I also picked out red, clear and white sequins from several other TE sequin sets.) I backed the skyline with cardstock (I didn’t knock out all of the windows of the skyscrapers.) The sky was dry-embossed with the Fireworks folder, from which I cut a circle (backing the circle with an acrylic sheet). I cut the Americana Script from white cardstock and again from red, white and blue cardstock. I trimmed off the word “red” and one of the stars, trimmed off the word “white” and trimmed off the word “blue” (respectively from the red, white and blue cardstock sentiments) carefully adhering them to the sentiment cut from white.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

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My next project combines the Little Bits – Fireworks and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti with a stamped sentiment from the Patriotic Pals Stamp & Die Combo set.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

I cut the stamped sentiment with one of the Stitched Bracket Stacklets dies and attached the Little Bits pieces with glue and foam adhesive. The bracket was attached to a navy cardstock panel dry-embossed with the Lots of Stars folder. I’m a big fan of red, white and blue and the star motif!

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

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My final red, white and blue project is inspired by a hometown 4th of July parade (the neighborhood in which I grew up had one, and it was fun to have my sons participate in the same parade as well).

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

I used the Lots of Stars folder for the dry-embossed background, to which I added the Marching On silhouette, cut from silver metallic cardstock. I added the Celebrate Freedom Banner pieces (one tucked under the other) and finished the card off with a frame cut from the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 set. These frames are handy for giving a finished feel.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Hit the Road

It’s Day Two of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks! Today’s projects showcase the outdoors and adventure. The May products will be released Thursday, May 5 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project, a camping-themed card, could fit a variety of occasions!

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

The previously released Happy Trails stamp set now has coordinating dies! I colored in the bear and skunk with Copic markers and cut them out. To the scene I added a camper cut with the On the Road – Camper die set and a fire and tree cut with the Build a Scene – Lakeside set. The RV There Yet? sentiment was stamped onto a hill cut with Build a Scene – Rolling Hills.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

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Have a friend who has just retired, moving away or changing jobs? The “Enjoy the Journey” sentiment from Go Beep has you covered!

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

I heat-embossed the sentiment on Earl Grey cardstock, which simulates the road. I created the On the Road – Truck and the On the Road – Camper with a variety of cardstock colors, using foam adhesive on certain pieces to create more depth. This card is long and skinny to accommodate the truck and camper.

Taylored Expressions May 2016 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

TEReleaseWeekQuestion

Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!