Taylored Expressions – Land of the Free

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS patriotic card featuring the Simply Said – 4th of July set. I used the other sentiments in the stamp set on this card and this card.

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

I heat-embossed the sentiment and added die-cut embellishments cut with the Little Bits – Firework and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti sets. I added texture with the Fireworks embossing folder. The patterned paper is from a Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

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Taylored Expressions – CAS Patriotic Stars

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS patriotic card combining the Taylored Expressions Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo and Simply Said – 4th of July sets.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

The Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo set made the creation of this card a breeze! I stamped the stars in three different ink colors and then used the corresponding die to cut them out. I used the negative piece as a template for attaching them to the stitched rectangle, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – 4th of July set.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

For subtle texture, I used the Weathered embossing folder for the card base.

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Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release – Day Two Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for Father’s Day, masculine and little boy projects, and the 4th of July! Products will be in the store Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card showcases the Simply Said – 4th of July stamp set.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on Cherry Pop cardstock and cut it with one of the dies in the Star Stacklets set, framing it with a larger star cut with the largest die in the Pinhole Star Stacklets set. I couldn’t resist pulling out the Marching On die to add to the celebratory feel of the card. The background is dry-embossed with the Fireworks embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

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Sound the alarm! My next project features the On the Road – Firetruck with a heat-embossed sentiment from the Wee-ooh Wee-ooh set (so many fun options with this sentiment set!).

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I added balloons cut with the Party Time and Little Bits – Balloons sets, as well as a roadway cut with the Build a Scene – On the Road die set.

Taylored Expressions May 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!

Hooray for Red, White and Blue – TE Share Joy #39

I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #39.

TE Share Joy Challenge #39I used the sketch to create a CAS summer-themed card showcasing the Summer Nights patterned paper. (I used this same paper on another project just last week.)

TE Share Joy Challenge #39

I cut equal-sized strips of three of the paper patterns in the pack. I heat-embossed a sentiment created with the Little Bits of Summer stamp set onto a strip of the same size in Blue Corn cardstock.

TE Share Joy Challenge #39

To finish, I added the die-cut Little Bits – Flip Flops to the focal circle.

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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Hello Summer!

Today I’m sharing a card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Summer Nights Paper Pack.

The patterned papers feature a red/white/blue color scheme perfect for summer projects, patriotic or otherwise. My card celebrates a variety of summer activities!

TE Summer Nights Patterned Paper

Red/white/blue is one of my favorite color schemes, no matter what the season, but most especially in the summer months. I used one of the square dies in the Stitched Square Stacklets set to cut out the patterned paper squares (I clearly like the star theme!) to create a patchwork background. For the embellishments, I cut Little Bits – FireworkLittle Bits – Ice Cream ConeLittle Bits – Flip Flops and Little Bits – Popsicles from TE solid cardstock in coordinating colors (Cherry Pop Sugar CubeBlue Corn and Toffee) and placed them on the squares with foam adhesive. One of my favorite things about the TE patterned paper packs is that they coordinate perfectly with the TE cardstock colors!

I added a sentiment from the Little Bits of Summer set, which I stamped with my MISTI – Precision Stamping Tool (the set contains a number of words that can be put together for different summer-themed sentiments).

And there it is – a quick-to-put-together, summer-themed card with a lot of pattern and color and not a lot of fuss!

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Happy 4th of July – TE Share Joy Challenge #37

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #37.

TE Share Joy Challenge #37

I used the sketch to create a summer-themed, July 4th card.

TE Share Joy Challenge #37

I used the Marching On die to cut out the children and dog, using only a portion of the silhouette. I attached the silhouette to a square, which I cut with a die in the Stitched Square Stacklets set, after stamping it with a sentiment from the Patriotic Pals Stamp & Die Combo set. I attached the scene to a card panel dry embossed with the Fireworks folder.

TE Share Joy Challenge #37

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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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!