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 – Feminine Nautical Card

Hello! I’ve been busy making summer cards and the nautical theme is one of my favorites. My CAS card created with Taylored Expressions products uses a less traditional color combination. (I really like red, white, and blue, and the usual colors for nautical cards, but I wanted to try something a bit different.)

TE Feminine Nautical Card

I stamped the Striped Background in Salt Water Taffy ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I die-cut a circle in the background panel to expose the heat-embossed Seas the Day sentiment. I added the die-cut Little Bits – Sailboat as an embellishment. When I finished the card needed a little something, so I sprinkled on TE Sequins – Hello Happiness!

TE Feminine Nautical Card

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Penny Black – Bold CAS Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black CAS Frames card

I cut the 51-235 Swirled Squares from black cardstock and adhered them to Stampin’ Up cardstock squares. To simplify alignment, I taped the squares together on the back. (I first considered adding white space between them, but that design didn’t leave enough margin on the sides and would have been more difficult to keep straight!) I added the assembled square to a card base stamped with one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set (a favorite as I’ve used it several times of late). To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy (attached with foam adhesive).

Penny Black CAS Frames card

 

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release – Happy Summer

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week on projects are now available in the TE store! Before you head off to shop, I’ve got two more projects to share – one nautical and the other beachy!

My first card features the On the Water – Fishing Boat in a CAS nautical scene.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I stamped the background with the Seas the Day sentiment and added the die-cut boat, fish (included in the boat set), and Build a Scene – Swirly Clouds cloud. To keep it simple, I added just one wave cut with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves die.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release
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And it’s back to the beach for a Happy Summer card featuring a combination of die cuts showcasing Little Bits – Pineapple.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the Little Bits – Pineapple in three different cardstock colors and added one of the sunglasses from Little Bits – Sunglasses to each. I also added tropical foliage cut with dies in Build a Scene – Tropical to the scene. I used Beach Border (trimmed on the right side to fit the vertical card orientation) for the background. The sentiment is cut with the Happy Summer Banner set.

Taylored Expressions June 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!

TE June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks. Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, June 8 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card, featuring Busy Beaver Stamp & Die Combo, is an ode to Canada celebrating their 150th birthday on July 1st.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I colored the Busy Beaver Stamp & Die Combo images with Copic markers and cut them with their coordinating dies. I printed the flag on my computer printer and added it to a flag pole cut with the Little Bits – Hole in One set. I cut and colored the beaver adding it to a scene cut with Build A Scene – Grassy Hills (on which I heat-embossed the sentiment). The flowers are from the Home Sweet Home Accessories set.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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The June 2017 release includes two sets of tracks for creating interactive cards. I used On the Right Track – Basics to create an urban scene featuring On the Road – Scooter.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the track (the On the Right Track – Basics set includes six options) into the Downtown Border. The back section of the scooter is attached to foam adhesive attached to a penny, which moves along a channel created with two strips of foam tape. I die-cut the sentiment with Mini Caps Alpha & #’s and ran the Striped Background the other direction for the card background.

Taylored Expressions June 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!

TE June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Two – Hello Sunshine

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks. Today, I’m sharing two tropical-themed cards. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for summer projects. Products will be in the store on Thursday, June 8 @ 7 AM PST! Let’s head to the beach!

Living in the Pacific Northwest, anything having to do with sun is appealing and I’m particularly drawn towards beach scenes! My first card combines Beach Border with this month’s release Build a Scene – Tropical.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I trimmed the Beach Border to make room for the palm tree in my scene. I made sure that the hammock strung between the palms was just in front of the Sunshine Cutting Plate. I added the Little Bits – Sandcastle and Little Bits – Pail & Shovel to the foreground on which I stamped the sentiment from the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo set.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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My second project, also tropical/beach-themed, showcases the Tropical Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the Tropical Blooms Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube cardstock and colored it with Distress Oxide inks using the Clarity Stencil Brushes. (I plan to re-visit a number of other Taylored Expressions Cutting Plates and color them with Distress Oxide inks as I loved the results.) I went back over some of the image with regular Distress Inks and a foam applicator to add a bit of punch. I cut the Little Bits – Flip Flops from cardstock colored with the inks. Additionally, I stamped the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo sentiment on cardstock colored with the inks.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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TE June 2017 Release Sunshine Cutting Plate PromotionFor a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate! 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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 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!

TE June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day One – Anchors Away!

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features wonderful stamps and dies for your summer projects! Today, we’re on the seas with nautical-themed cards. Mark you calendar, the June 2017 Release will be in the store on Thursday, June 8 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first card I created a CAS tongue-in-cheek scene with die-cuts to accompany the sentiment from Seas the Day (a fabulous set of nautical-themed sentiments)!

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

The background was stamped with the Striped Background stamp (one I will use again and again!) in Salt Water Taffy. I stamped the sentiment on top with the Cherry Pop ink.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 ReleaseI placed the die-cut oar from the Sitting Pretty Nautical Accessories set and the Little Bits – Life Preserver over a die-cut wave created with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves set.

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For my second project, I created a nautical-themed birthday card combining On the Water – Sailboat and the Sunshine Cutting Plate with a sentiment from Seas the Day.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

If you’ve followed my blog, you know my favorite color combination is red, white, and blue! I had a lot of fun picking out the colors with which to craft the On the Water – Sailboat.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released June 8):

TE June 2017 Release Sunshine Cutting Plate PromotionFor a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate! 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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 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!

Penny Black – Same CAS Design, Two Cards

Hello! Today, I’m sharing two cards with the same design featuring the Penny Black 51-232 Layered Scene die set.

For the first card, I cut the scene from two different cardstock colors, backed the scene with a soft blue, and added the assembly to a white card base on which I stamped one of the sentiments included in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set. I matched the ink color to the soft brown in the scene.

Penny Black Layered Scene

For the second card, I chose brighter/more saturated colors and added the assembled scene to a dry-embossed card base.

Penny Black Layered Scene

I cut the sentiment with a die in the 51-284 Filled With Love set. (I cut the sentiment three times and glued the pieces together for extra depth.)

All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up. I’ve got a package of almost every color, as well as a lot of retired colors!

 

Lawn Fawn Father’s Day Card

Hello! With Father’s Day just a few weeks away (how did it get to be almost June!), I’m sharing a Father’s Day card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

I created a forest/mountain scene with a trio of Copic-colored critters (not realistic at all!).

Lawn Fawn Father's Day Card

Stamping the Dad + Me sentiment on one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners made it easier for me to place the critters than if I had chosen to heat-emboss the sentiment on the forest panel. I used different Copic-combinations of browns for the critters so that they wouldn’t all be colored the same.

Lawn Fawn Father's Day CardSupplies: Love You S’More stamp set

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a Hello card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together

I stamped and colored the Flamingo Together images with Copic markers. I added the colored flamingos, cut with their corresponding dies, to a panel on which I combined Distress Inks using the Claritystamp Brushes. I cut the letters with Cole’s ABCs from white cardstock and foam.

To finish off the card, I used a die in the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set to create a flirty frame which I felt went well with the feminine theme of the card.

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together
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