Penny Black Simplicity – Be Mine

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with the Penny Black die set 51-180 All My Hearts.

PB Simplicity Be Mine

I used the die set, which includes five detailed hearts and a solid heart, to cut the hearts from a variety of color cardstock. I adhered the overlays to the solid hearts with liquid adhesive and attached the assembled hearts to colored cardstock squares with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity Be Mine

I’m also over on the Penny Black Simplicity blog today with another die-cut Valentine! Hope youll head on over and take a look!

Penny Black Simplicity – Filled with Love

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with Penny Black supplies. This cat image makes me smile!

PB Simplicity Valentine

I stamped the cat image, from the 30-271 Share A Hug stamp set, on watercolor paper and colored it with a variety of mediums, including watercolors and watercolor pencils. I also painted a strip of watercolor paper with paint, and once dry, I die-cut the strip with one of the dies in the 51-284 Filled With Love set. I added the sentiment to the image with foam adhesive.

PB Simplicity Valentine

Taylored Expressions – Love Bug

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS Valentine’s Day card featuring Taylored Expressions products.

TE Love Bug

I paired the On the Road – Beetle (in red of course!) with a background created with the Cloud Nine Background. The sentiment is from the Go Beep set. While this card doesn’t scream masculine, it certainly could be sent to a guy.

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XOXO – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed, Valentine’s Day card created with Penny Black dies.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day MugsI used the 51-281 What’s in Your Cup? die set to cut the mugs, tea bag, steam and foam, and colored the pieces with Distress Inks. I added a sentiment cut with 51-284 Filled With Love. I cut the sentiment twice for extra depth. The mugs were added to the background with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity Valentine's Day Mugs

Rainbows & Elephants: Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

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

Before you head off to shop, I’ve got two more projects to share! My first showcases the Rainbow Cutting Plate.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I love bright colors! To create the rainbow, I used the die to cut the frame from Sugar Cube cardstock and then from each of the rainbow colors. As I cut each color, I added the arcs to the frame from the back and secured the pieces with tape. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with the larger die in the Stitched Cloud Duo set. To finish out the scene, I added boots and an umbrella, as well as a background created with this release’s Cloud Nine Background stamp.

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My final project combines Let’s Talk Edger 3  with the Hello Script die.

TE Jan 2017 Release

The Let’s Talk Edger 3  is open-ended, making it possible to cut any number of different talk bubbles. I cut the “hello” from cardstock, as well as from foam, adhering the two together for a little extra depth. I added the sentiment from Give me a Sign. The Elephant Parade was added to a background dry-embossed with the Kaleidoscope folder.

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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!

Hello & Wish Big! – Taylored Expressions January 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks. Mark your calendar, the January products will be released Thursday, January 12 @ 7 AM PST!

Both of my cards today feature new Stamp & Die Combo sets. Let’s start with a happy and bright “Hello” featuring the Bloomin’ Birthday Stamp & Die Combo.

I paired the stamped flowers and sentiment with a few die cut elements. The stems were stamped directly on the card base. I staggered the stems for visual interest. The Grass Border adds color and texture.

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For my second project, I’m sharing a birthday card created with the Wish Big Stamp & Die Combo.

TE Jan 2017 Release

I stamped the balloon strings and the “BiG” part of the sentiment directly on the card base. I cut the stamped balloons with the Party Time die set. The “wish” was stamped and colored with Copic markers, then cut with its companion die. To finish off the card, I added a frame and stars cut from silver cardstock in the Metallic Neutrals pack.

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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!

Lawn Fawn – Snow Day

Hello from the cold Pacific Northwest! I’m sharing a CAS winter-themed Valentine created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Snow Day

I stamped and colored the adorable bunnies from Snow Day and paired them with a snowy tree-lined hill cut with the Forest Border die. The background patterned paper from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas is intended for the Christmas holiday but still works for Valentine’s Day!

Lawn Fawn Snow Day
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PB Simplicity – Let It Snow

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS winter card created with Penny Black supplies. Even though these products were intended for holiday card making, I’m enjoying creating winter-themed cards that aren’t specifically Christmas-y.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I stamped the sledding mice image from 30-385 Santa’s Helpers on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor pencils and watercolor paint. For the sentiment, I used the 51-082 Snow Wishes die to cut watercolor paper twice. I trimmed the top part of the sentiment (which says “Let it” away on both die cuts and glued them together for extra depth.

PB Simplicity Snow Mice

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I have another winter-themed card also using the 51-082 Snow Wishes die.

Avery Elle – Winter Hello

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a winter-themed hello created with Avery Elle supplies.

AE Winter Hello

I’m still embracing my seasonal supplies, such as the Falling Snow die and Penguin Greetings stamp set, and trying to find ways to use them for non-Christmas projects. I stamped the penguins and paper-pieced their clothing. I chose bright colors for their sweaters in colors other than green and red!

AE Winter Hello

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Cozy Winter Scene – Taylored Expressions

Hello. Today, I’m sharing a cozy fireplace scene. I’m not quite ready to say “good bye” to the holidays. This card is seasonal without being Christmas-y.

TE By the Fireside

As I created the card, I thought about the fireplace mantel once the stockings are down. I cut the By the Fireside mantel from patterned paper, as well as the strip simulating the rug and the card background. I framed a piece of patterned paper for the artwork above the mantel. To keep it cozy, I added candles (By the Fireside – Holidays) and a coffee mug (Build a Scene – Bistro) to the scene!

TE By the Fireside

Hope your last week of December is filled with special moments!

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