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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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

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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Only Hearts Can Build A Home

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

TE Home Sweet Home

Last week, I shared a 3-D house created with the Home Sweet Home set. I used the same die to create a house die-cut, simply by trimming off the tabs from the die-cut shape (to build the 3-D house, you cut the shape twice and add a roof). I used the Home Sweet Home Accessories to add the trim, flower boxes and foliage.

I stamped one part of the sentiment from There’s No Place Like Home on the front and the other half inside the card!

I was recently on the Taylored Expressions blog with an ombré ink technique card – I hope you’ll head on over and take a look!

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Welcome Home – Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release Day Two

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks. This month’s products will be released Thursday, March 9 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card showcases the Little Bits – Cottage die in a CAS Welcome Home card.

TE March 2017 Release

Isn’t this a sweet cottage?! I added die-cut grass and flowers behind the cottage using the Home Sweet Home Accessories set along with the Build a Scene – Farm Fence. To create the background, I applied ink with one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes through a cardstock stencil I created with the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate. I added a sentiment from the There’s No Place Like Home set.

TE March 2017 Release

I’m sharing another home-themed card – this one combines a number of products in the March 2017 release with the previously released Eventful – In the Kitchen.

TE March 2017 Release

I imagined a subway-tiled kitchen, created with the Subway Tiles embossing folder. I accessorized with the Sitting Pretty Accessories and Sitting Pretty sets – my imaginary scene makes me want to incorporate more plants into my in real life kitchen. The There’s No Place Like Home sentiment was head embossed on the cardstock cut with the Eventful – In the Kitchen die. I used a Stitched Heart Stacklets to cover up the “O” in “HOME”.

TE March 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released March 9):

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!

Happy Home – TE March 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day One

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks. The products we are sneaking this week, suitable for a variety of occasions, will be released Thursday, March 9 @ 7 AM PST!

Today, I’m sharing cards combining die cuts and sentiments. This month’s released is packed with fabulous and creative dies!

TE March 2017 Release

My first card features the Sitting Pretty Accessories resting on the shelf in the Sitting Pretty set. I used a sentiment from Flowers for a Year which I stamped on a rectangle cut with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. I dry-embossed the card base with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

TE March 2017 Release

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My second card features another one of this month’s fun and unique die sets – Spin Cycle!

TE March 2017 Release

Although my washing machine is white, I’ve long admired red washing machines and dryers (and they are on my dream home list). Given that papercrafting is one way in which I create my dream world, I decided to make a red washing machine! I paired the assembled machine with a heat-embossed sentiment from Spin Cycle Sentiments and accessories from Little Bits – Laundry BasketLittle Bits – Clothing Confetti and Sitting Pretty. There are a lot of possibilities with this set, and you’ll see a number of interpretations from the design team.

TE March 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released March 9):

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!

Did Someone Say Birthday?

Hello! Today I’m sharing a birthday card created with Taylored Expressions supplies showcasing the Paw-some stamp & die combo. There are multiple birthdays on our family’s horizon!

Taylored Expressions Paw-some Birthday

I created the background scene with Build a Scene – Rolling HillsBuild a Scene – Farm Fence and the Build a Doghouse set. I cut the dog house from cardstock dry-embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder. I stamped, colored and cut the dog and birdies using the Paw-some stamp & die combo. I stamped one of the set’s sentiments on the card background sky.

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It’s a Birthday Party – Lawn Fawn Party Animals

Hello! I’m sharing a birthday card created with Lawn Fawn supplies, namely the Party Animal stamp set (one of my favorites).

Lawn Fawn Party Animals

I stamped and colored with Copic markers the critters, birds, balloons and cake, then cut the images with their corresponding dies. The scene was created with both the Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape and the Stitched Hillside Pop-Up. I used the sentiment from Year One. I’m ready to join their party!

Lawn Fawn Party Animals

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