Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 {Color Challenge}

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – a color challenge.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I created the background from Stampin Up Gumball Green (retired) cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints stamp in VersaMark ink. I used a Lil’ Inker square die set to cut it. I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Wishes sentiment on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts dies and a circle die.

I stamped Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock with a now retired Hero Arts background stamp (whose name I have searched for and been unable to find) in Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube ink, and cut it with the mitten dies from the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy set. The background circle was cut from SU Soft Sky. To finish the scene, I added one of the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I like color challenges a lot. I would have never combined these colors otherwise.

Merry Monday #269

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Taylored Expressions – Santa’s On His Way

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Sky High – Airplane die set. I am envisioning Santa using modern technology to deliver his packages!

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His Way

I used the Santa’s hat from the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate and added it to the aviator’s head. The evergreen trees and snow bank in the background are cut with the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate from glitter cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the From the North Pole set. The die-cut packages were created with the All Wrapped Up set.

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His WayI have already started to envision using the airplane someway in a Valentine’s Day card.

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Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

Hello! Today, I am sharing two versions of the same masculine CAS design using positive and negative die cuts.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the We R Memory Keepers – Antlers die (retired) to cut red cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Tartan background stamp (retired). I recently rediscovered these items in my stash while brainstorming card designs.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

For the card using the antler positive die-cut, the base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Cheerful Tags (retired) set.

I originally had no plans for using the antler negative. After several days, I realized I could make a similar card, just varying the supplies a bit.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop behind the die-cut antler shape. I used one of the My Favorite Things Snow Globe Sentiments, which was cut with a die in the Hero Arts Frame Cuts F (retired) set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions December 2017 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 two more CAS Valentines to share!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet inks and cut the colored cardstock with the Little Bits – Hearts die several times. Next, I stamped a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with the How Sweet It Is sentiment. I created a mask from masking paper, cut with a die in the Heart Stacklets set, positioning it above the stamped sentiment. I used one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes to apply the Tumbled Glass ink on the outside of the mask. I then removed the mask and added the die-cut hearts. To finish the sentiment, I added the die-cut Loved sentiment.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second projects showcases the Mandala Background 2 stamp paired with one of the sentiments in the Simply Said – Valentine stamp set on a CAS Valentine’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I stamped the Simply Said – Valentine sentiment in Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I then stamped the Mandala Background 2 stamp by coloring it with ink markers in two of the corners, varying how much of the stamp I showed. I colored sections of the background stamp one at a time with ink markers in yellow, orange, red and purple.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of the participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Day 3 Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The release products will be released tomorrow – December 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Mandala Background 1 stamp (there is another stunning Mandala Background as part of the release as well!).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the Mandala Background 1 stamp on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with gold embossing powder, rotating the cardstock so that I could have half of the image on top and on bottom. I added Lollipop, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue ink to the image with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. The Thanks Script sentiment was cut from Gold Foil cardstock.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories die set paired with the By the Fireside die set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I cut and assembled the fireplace and then decorated it! I knew I wanted to use the Playful Patterns – Valentine paper for the base and that I would be using pink. I added Lollipop and Strawberry Milkshake inks to Sugar Cube cardstock with the Clarity Stencil Brushes before cutting the items with the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories set. I cut a few of the accessories from Gold Foil cardstock and also used it to back the die-cut LOVE letters.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Unique Valentine’s Day Packaging

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. This month the products are Valentine-themed and will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two unique Valentine’s Day packaging ideas!

My first project features the Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends stamp set (with coordinating dies) designed to work with the previously released Matchbox set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I used the Matchbox die to create the matchbox from both solid cardstock and Playful Patterns – Valentine patterned paper. I stamped, colored and cut the cute taco images from Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends and added them to a dry-embossed panel for the front of the match box. I stamped the punny sentiment for the interior and added a few hearts cut with the Little Bits – Hearts set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second project features the All Tucked In die which creates fun treat packaging. I used the die to create boxes for chocolate squares cut from the Playful Patterns – Valentines patterned paper .

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Several I tied with twine and added stamped tags using Mini Tags and Let’s Talk Sentiments. One I embellished with a ribbon cut with the Mini Mix & Match Bows set. It is easy to add patterned paper to the inside of the box as well! This month, Taylored Expressions has a promotion for this die (details included at the end of this post).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the All Tucked In die! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via www.tayloredexpressions.com.

TE Dec 2017 Release Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Seeing Hearts

Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks! This month features Valentine-themed products, which will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two Valentine’s Day cards!

My first card features the new stamp set (with coordinating die set) – You Have My Heart. Three cute images with this set!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I stamped the You Have My Heart owls and colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the corresponding sentiment on  Strawberry Milkshake cardstock, and cut it with one of the Heart Stacklets dies. I cut a rectangular panel with one of the Inside Scallop Oval Stacklets twice to provide frames for the owls (these dies are designed to work with the previously released Stitched Oval Stacklets dies). I stamped, colored and cut the limb with the Hoot Hoot Hooray set.The owls’ heads are attached with Mini Wobble Springs for a fun, interactive element.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Pierced Heart Stacklets die set with which I created a String Art card.

TE December 2017 Release

I stamped Toffee cardstock with VersaMark ink using the Woodgrain Background stamp set. I cut the holes into the panel with one of the dies in the Pierced Heart Stacklets set and strung it with crochet twine. This took very little time!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I die-cut the Loved Script sentiment and dry-embossed the card base with the Weathered embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

 

 

Merry Monday Christmas Color Challenge – Blue, Green, Silver and White

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees die created for Merry Monday Challenge #267.

At first I was going to pass on the challenge because all I could think of was a card with glass ornaments in the challenge colors of green, blue, and white/silver/vellum (and was getting nowhere). I finally freed myself of that specific idea!

Merry Monday #267

I die-cut a cardstock panel with the Deco Trees die and heat-embossed a Hero Arts sentiment from the “Spread Joy” set (now retired) on the panel. I colored cardstock with three Distress Oxide inks – Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean. I trimmed the colored cardstock to fit behind the openings of the three trees.

Merry Monday #267

Merry Monday #267

Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set

Watercolored Snow Day

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card featuring one of the images from the Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set. I have never before stamped any images in this set (and I purchased it in 2013!).

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

I stamped and heat-embossed the dog image on Canson Montval watercolor paper and colored it with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

Once the image was dry, I cut it with a die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set and cut it with a die in the Everyday Sentiment Banners set. I used the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die to create the card background. Once assembled, I realized there was a critical missing detail – snowflakes! I used the Snow Caps set to die-cut snowflakes from the watercolor paper.

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