Lawn Fawn Flower Power – Mother’s Day Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Mother’s Day card featuring the Lawn Fawn Flower Power die set.

Lawn Fawn Flower Power

I made this card with my mother in mind, although she is no longer alive. She absolutely loved bright colors (no pastels for her)! And this style of flower reminds me of the bright flowers from the 1960s, which were seemingly everywhere! I cut the flowers, leaves, and flower centers from a variety of cardstock colors. I cut A LOT of flowers before choosing two shades of orange and two shades of pink. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment (two separate stamps from the Lawn Fawn Mom + Me set) at the same time.

Lawn Fawn Flower Power

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Penny Black Simplicity Watercolored Flowers

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS watercolored thank you card featuring the Penny Black stamp set 30-418 Stitched Flowers from the BLISS 2017 release.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

I stamped the floral image with VersaFine ink on Arches watercolor paper and colored it with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and Distress Inks. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment. I added the panel to a card base which I colored with Distress Inks to match the floral blooms. To finish it off, I added a die-cut frame cut from gray cardstock.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

Take It Easy – Lawn Fawn Hang in There

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Hang in There stamp set. Who can resist this cute sloth?!

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

I stamped and colored the images, using Copic markers and colored pencils. I added the cut images to a background colored with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The heat-embossed sentiment was cut with a die in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I used a Taylored Expressions dry-embossing folder for some texture.

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

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Hello – Avery Elle Woodland Wonders Owl

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring several Avery Elle sets. And yes, I did just post another owl card! I decided that I’d feature owls all week!

Avery Elle Owl

I Copic-colored the owl and butterfly from Woodland Wonders placing the owl on a tree cut with the Tree die set and embossed with a Stampin’ Up folder. (We have a lot of trees that look like this in our neighborhood, especially after an abundance of winter storms.) The card background was colored with Distress Inks, and I added ink to the dry-embossed tree as well so that the dry-embossing would stand out. I needed something to fill that blue sky, so I added clouds cut with the Simple Puffy Cloud Frames set. Finally, I cut several of the Hello sentiment with the Sentimental die set and glued them together for depth.

Avery Elle Owl

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Taylored Expressions – Graduation Card

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS graduation card featuring some of the just released products from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Graduation Card

I dressed the Little Bits – Owl with the Little Bits – Hats Off and placed him on a circle stamped with a sentiment from the Wonderful World set. The Shining Star Cutting Plate works perfectly for the background! A little die-cutting, a little stamp and it’s done!

Taylored Expressions Graduation Card

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Penny Black Simplicity – Die-Cut Owl

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

Penny Black Simplicity

I applied a variety of Distress Inks to cardstock from which I cut the largest owl and branch in the 51-316 Mommy and Me Owls set and the 51-308 Bold Branch. I used the owl die to cut the teal, orange and white cardstock; the orange and white are inlaid. I adhered black cardstock behind the eyes.

Penny Black Simplicity

I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with my Clarity brush to the card background and stamped the sentiment from 30-418 Stitched Flowers. The owl was added with foam adhesive and the branches were glued to the card base.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week on projects are now available in the TE store!

My first project works for a variety of occasions.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the sentiment from A Life She Loved on Oreo cardstock and colored it with colored pencils. I cut the Little Bits – Colored Pencils, the Little Bits – Paint Palette and the Little Bits – Paint Brushes from colored cardstock and assembled the pieces. The card base is dry-embossed with the Ah-maze-ing embossing folder for texture.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release
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Got a special occasion coming up – anniversary, birthday, graduation? The Initially series now includes numbers! I used the dies to create a colorful 45th birthday banner.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

 

The numbers were cut with the Initially 4 and Initially 5 dies. I created the frames with the largest die in the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate set and the background was dry-embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder. I created the flower embellishments by combining die-cuts created with the Bloomers 5Bloomers 6Mini Bloomers 2Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery sets.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

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Bloomers Promotion 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.

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 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!

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


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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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!

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
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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!

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

Supplies (items in bold will be released April 6):

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!

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!