TE April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks. Both of my projects today are focused on graduation! Products from this release will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, April 6 @ 7 AM PST!

Do you have someone graduating on your card list?

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I used Block Party – Grad to create a die-cut Congratulations card for a graduate. The Little Bits – Grad Confetti (cut from silver cardstock) add shape and color to the card. I die-cut Block Party – Grad and Eventful – Graduation Border at the same time (I simply left a gap between the two). This card could easily be customized with the graduate’s school colors!

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My second project is also graduation-themed and showcases a sentiment from the Wonderful World stamp set.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I stamped the Wonderful World sentiment (isn’t this a great font combination?!) on the card base and then dry-embossed it using the Cloudy Days folder with a diffuser (so that only a portion would be dry-embossed). I added hot air balloons created with the Sky High – Hot Air Balloons set, which I felt fit the theme.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 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!

Mother’s Day Cards – TE April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Two

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks. I’m sharing two Mother’s Day cards today. Products from this release will be in the store on Thursday, April 6 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project is a Mother’s Day card featuring the Simply Stamped Butterflies set.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I stamped the butterflies with a combination of TE pink inks: CupcakeStrawberry Milkshake and Lollipop. I used the set’s coordinating dies to cut out the stamped butterflies, as well as their antennae.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

To create the background, I cut a rectangular panel with the Block Party – Mom die on to which I stamped the sentiment. To highlight the lettering I added a panel dry-embossed with the Quatrefoil folder underneath.

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I thought it would be fun to go in a less traditional direction for my second Mother’s Day card in which I imagined the beach, the surf, flip flops, ….!

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

For this card, I cut Block Party – Mom from a cardstock strip which had been cut with one of the dies in the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves set. Behind that I added a beachy scene cut with the Eventful – Pool Party die. And I couldn’t resist adding those Little Bits – Flip Flops!

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release
Supplies (items in bold will be released April 6):

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!

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day One

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks. Products from this release will be in the store on Thursday, April 6 @ 7 AM PST! There are also several promotions for the release (details at the end of the post).

My first project is a Get Well-themed Matchbox! (This imaginative die set was introduced last month and this month’s release includes products which work with the set!)

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I decorated the Matchbox with Little Bits – Stethoscope and Little Bits – Nurse Hat and a sentiment from Listen To Your Heart.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

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My second project is a CAS thank you card featuring a sentiment from Simply Stamped Butterflies (you’ll see another card with this stunning stamp set tomorrow) and new die sets in the Bloomers series.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

To begin, I colored the Sugar Cube cardstock with Sprinkles ink using one of the Clarity brushes. I stamped the sentiment and added the die-cut Picture Window. Using the Mini Bloomers 2 and Bloomers 5 dies, I cut flower pieces from a variety of cardstock colors and assembled them. I added the assembled flowers to greenery cut with another die set in the Bloomers series – Bloomers Greenery.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

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Bloomers Promotion Bloomers Promotion

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Bloomers 4, 5, 6, 7 and Mini Bloomers 2 Dies! 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 20 Crafty Points on the purchase of one or more of our Bloomers 4, 5, 6 and 7 die sets and 22 Crafty Points on the purchase of Mini Bloomers 2! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 9, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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!

Whale Hello – Product Mash Up

Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring a combination of products! Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re saying “Hello” to the whales returning to the area (we take whales very seriously in these parts!).

Whale Hello

I stamped the background with one of the stamps in the Wonky Backdrops set with several inks in my collection (I didn’t mind if the colors were mixed a bit). I colored the stamped whales from the Avery Elle Whale Hello set with both Copic markers and colored pencils and cut them with their coordinating die set. I used the largest die in the Lawn Cuts Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set to cut out the background. The HELLO is a wooden stamp in my collection which I used for a heat-embossed sentiment cut with the smallest banner in the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners set.

Whale Hello

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Taylored Expressions Quilt-Inspired Friendship Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a quilt-inspired friendship card created with Taylored Expressions supplies. I don’t quilt, but I do own fabric and quilt pattern books (maybe one day!). I also have quilts created by my grandmothers and an aunt which I use on a daily basis.

Taylored Expressions Quilt Inspired

I used the Quilted Cutting Plate to create the background. I cut from Sugar Cube cardstock first and then laid in the pieces cut from the patterned paper and the solid colors. The pieces were taped into the frame from the back. I added a sentiment from the A Thousand Stitches set and embellishments created with Little Bits – Needle & Thread and Little Bits – Buttons.

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Penny Black Simplicity: Die-Cut Blooms

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS card featuring Penny Black products from the BLISS 2017 release.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral

The 51-330 Beautiful Blossom set includes dies for the overlay and the blossom underneath, making it easy to create the blossoms! I colored white cardstock with Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon – for the blossoms. I cut the overlays from white cardstock. I assembled the flowers only at their center part so that I could add dimension by pulling the overlay up away from the blossom underneath. I cut the greenery with the 51-308 Bold Branch die from white cardstock which had been colored with Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. Using a Clarity brush, I added Tumbled Glass to the card background before stamping a sentiment from the 30-418 Stitched Flowers stamp set.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral

Taylored Expressions April Watercolored Calendar

Today, I’m sharing a Taylored Expressions watercolored panel for my April 2017 calendar.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

I colored the image, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with watercolor pencils and then added a frame cut with the a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

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Lawn Fawn – Meow You Doin’?

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring the Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’ stamp set.

Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'?

I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers. My family had a Siamese cat named “Cocoa” when I was young (we’ve since had many other cats of varying breeds). These images are fun because you can color the cats as any number of breeds.

Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'?

I added the cats and their accessories to a background dry-embossed with a Taylored Expressions folder.

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Penny Black Simplicity – Colorful CAS Die-cut Fish

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring Penny Black products from the BLISS 2017 release. Using one of the dies in the 51-314 Fancy Fish set, I cut two fish (reversing the cardstock for the second fish). I colored the fish with a variety of Distress Inks. I backed the die cuts with solid white cardstock and used Nuvo drops for the eyes.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

I placed the fish on a card background colored with Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush. I used a sentiment from 30-419 Happy Wishes and clear droplets to finish this CAS card.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

Taylored Expressions Easter Treat Packaging

Hello! Today, I’m sharing an Easter Treat packaging idea created with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

I used the recently released Matchbox to create a box for an Easter chocolate. I decorated the outside of the box with a Copic-colored bunny from the Peek-a-Boo Easter stamp set. I dry-embossed the box with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder.

For the inside of the box, I stamped the sentiment on cardstock, which I cut with one of the dies in the Matchbox set.
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