Penny Black Simplicity – Colorful CAS Die-cut Fish

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring Penny Black products from the BLISS 2017 release. Using one of the dies in the 51-314 Fancy Fish set, I cut two fish (reversing the cardstock for the second fish). I colored the fish with a variety of Distress Inks. I backed the die cuts with solid white cardstock and used Nuvo drops for the eyes.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

I placed the fish on a card background colored with Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush. I used a sentiment from 30-419 Happy Wishes and clear droplets to finish this CAS card.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

Taylored Expressions Easter Treat Packaging

Hello! Today, I’m sharing an Easter Treat packaging idea created with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

I used the recently released Matchbox to create a box for an Easter chocolate. I decorated the outside of the box with a Copic-colored bunny from the Peek-a-Boo Easter stamp set. I dry-embossed the box with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder.

For the inside of the box, I stamped the sentiment on cardstock, which I cut with one of the dies in the Matchbox set.
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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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Dream Big – Penny Black Simplicity

Today, I’m sharing a watercolored card created with Penny Black supplies.

I watercolored the 40-445 Flower Box image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink on watercolor paper, with Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers, watercolor pencils and watercolors.  Once dry, I trimmed the panel down and added it to a custom-sized card base.

I die cut the 51-340 Dream Big sentiment twice (for added depth) and added it to the image over a vellum circle.

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions March 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! My first card showcases the new Sitting Pretty set.

TE March 2017 Release

The Mini Caps Alpha & #’s fit perfectly inside this set’s frames. I created a birthday card with the set, using the age of “29” since that’s an age many people say they are (after passing that age!).

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My final card combines Little Bits – House with a sentiment from There’s No Place Like Home for a CAS card which could be used for a number of occasions.

TE March 2017 Release

When I stamped “HOME” I masked the “O” with a sticky note. I used a card base dry-embossed with the Subway Tiles embossing folder for texture.TE March 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 March 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks. Products from this release will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, March 9 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I’m sharing two fun and unique 3-D projects.

My first project showcases the imaginative Matchbox.

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release

I used the Matchy Matchy stamp set with coordinating dies to create the box decorations (colored with Copic Markers) for a birthday surprise. There are so many options for these – use simply like a greeting or include a surprise in the box!

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release
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I crafted my Home Sweet Home in red and accessorized it for spring with the Home Sweet Home Accessories!

I cut the house base (in two sections) and added the windows, window boxes and door before I assembled it 3-D. To add some texture, I dry-embossed the roof with the Subway Tiles embossing folder.


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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Matchbox Die Set! 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 78 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Matchbox Die Set! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, March 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site.

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!

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

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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!

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.

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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!

Penny Black Simplicity – A Day of Loveliness

Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity 40-469 Hydrangea

I stamped the 40-469 Hydrangea image using different colors of Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean; I combined inks on the stamp before stamping) three times, rotating the image each time.

I stamped a sentiment from 30-353 Words of Kindness and added butterflies cut from cardstock, to which I’d applied Distress Inks, with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy set.

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I am sharing a different take with the 40-469 Hydrangea stamp.

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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