XOXO – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed, Valentine’s Day card created with Penny Black dies.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day MugsI used the 51-281 What’s in Your Cup? die set to cut the mugs, tea bag, steam and foam, and colored the pieces with Distress Inks. I added a sentiment cut with 51-284 Filled With Love. I cut the sentiment twice for extra depth. The mugs were added to the background with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day Mugs

Avery Elle – Oh Happy Day!

Hello! I’m sharing a spring-themed card created with Avery Elle stamps and dies. It’s been cold and wintry here in the Pacific Northwest, so a little spring color appealed to me!

Avery Elle Happy Day

I stamped the various critters from Woodland Wonders and colored them with Copic markers. I used components from the Tree die set to create the tree, which I dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up embossing folder. I curved the sentiment to fit one of the banner dies in the Pierced Banner Layers set. When I was finished assembling the scene, I felt there was too much blank sky, so I tucked in clouds cut with the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames set.

Avery Elle Happy Day

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Rainbows & Elephants: Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions January 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’ve got two more projects to share! My first showcases the Rainbow Cutting Plate.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I love bright colors! To create the rainbow, I used the die to cut the frame from Sugar Cube cardstock and then from each of the rainbow colors. As I cut each color, I added the arcs to the frame from the back and secured the pieces with tape. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with the larger die in the Stitched Cloud Duo set. To finish out the scene, I added boots and an umbrella, as well as a background created with this release’s Cloud Nine Background stamp.

TE Jan 2017 Release

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My final project combines Let’s Talk Edger 3  with the Hello Script die.

TE Jan 2017 Release

The Let’s Talk Edger 3  is open-ended, making it possible to cut any number of different talk bubbles. I cut the “hello” from cardstock, as well as from foam, adhering the two together for a little extra depth. I added the sentiment from Give me a Sign. The Elephant Parade was added to a background dry-embossed with the Kaleidoscope folder.

TE Jan 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 blog roll of our participating designers!

Lots of Critters – Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks. The products we have been sneaking will be released tomorrow – Thursday, January 12 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project showcases another new Stamp & Die Combo set – Llama Love.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped and Copic-colored the llama. There are multiple expressions you can use for this stamp! The sentiment was stamped and cut with the new Stitched Cloud Duo set.

TE Jan 2017 Release

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My second project showcases the Give me a Sign stamp set. The set features six cute critters and a number of sentiment possibilities!

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped three of the critters and fussy-cut them. I used the new Cloud Nine Background stamp, along with die cuts, to finish out the scene.

TE Jan 2017 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!

Clouds + Unicorns! – Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks. January products will be released Thursday, January 12 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the fanciful Dreamer Stamp & Die Combo.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped and Copic-colored the images, pairing them with a background dry-embossed with the Kaleidoscope embossing folder and a foreground created with Build a Scene – Rolling Clouds.

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The January release also includes a new background stamp – Cloud Nine – which I know I’ll be reaching for again and again!

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped the background with Sugar Cube ink and added a variety of TE die-cuts, cut with Build a Scene die sets and Sky High – Hot Air Balloons to create a summer scene.

TE Jan 2017 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!

Hello & Wish Big! – Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks. Mark your calendar, the January products will be released Thursday, January 12 @ 7 AM PST!

Both of my cards today feature new Stamp & Die Combo sets. Let’s start with a happy and bright “Hello” featuring the Bloomin’ Birthday Stamp & Die Combo.

I paired the stamped flowers and sentiment with a few die cut elements. The stems were stamped directly on the card base. I staggered the stems for visual interest. The Grass Border add color and texture.

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For my second project, I’m sharing a birthday card created with the Wish Big Stamp & Die Combo.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped the balloon strings and the “BiG” part of the sentiment directly on the card base. I cut the stamped balloons with the Party Time die set. The “wish” was stamped and colored with Copic markers, then cut with its companion die. To finish off the card,, I added a frame and stars cut from silver cardstock in the Metallic Neutrals pack.

TE Jan 2017 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!

Lawn Fawn – Snow Day

Hello from the cold Pacific Northwest! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed Valentine created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Snow Day

I stamped and colored the adorable bunnies from Snow Day and paired them with a snowy tree-lined hill cut with the Forest Border die. The background patterned paper from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas is intended for the Christmas holiday but still works for Valentine’s Day!

Lawn Fawn Snow Day
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PB Simplicity – Let It Snow

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS winter card created with Penny Black supplies. Even though these products were intended for holiday card making, I’m enjoying creating winter-themed cards that aren’t specifically Christmas-y.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I stamped the sledding mice image from 30-385 Santa’s Helpers on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor pencils and watercolor paint. For the sentiment, I used the 51-082 Snow Wishes die to cut watercolor paper twice. I trimmed the top part of the sentiment (which says “Let it” away on both die cuts and glued them together for extra depth.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I have another winter-themed card also using the 51-082 Snow Wishes die.

Taylored Expressions Door to Door Collection – Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2017! I’m sharing a card created with  Taylored Expressions dies.

I’ve just read on a blog post by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room that one’s front door tells a story. With that in mind, here’s the front door of a happy home! (Right now it’s cold and snowy here in the Pacific Northwest, but I’m thinking about a sunnier day!)

TE Welcome 2017

For my scene, I combined a number of the die sets in the Door to Door collection.

TE Welcome

Here’s to a color-filled 2017!

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Avery Elle – Winter Hello

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter-themed hello created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Winter Hello

I’m still embracing my seasonal supplies, such as the Falling Snow die and Penguin Greetings stamp set, and trying to find ways to use them for non-Christmas projects. I stamped the penguins and paper-pieced their clothing. I chose bright colors for their sweaters in colors other than green and red!

AE Winter Hello

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