Your Wave Is Waiting – CAS Taylored Expressions Beach-Themed Card

Hello! With Memorial Day just around the corner (the weekend that heralds the beginning of summer), I’ve been busy making summer-themed cards. Headed to the beach or thinking about the beach? My CAS card combines summer/beach-themed products from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Beach-Themed Card

I used the inlaid die-cutting technique with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves and the Summer Sunnies sunglasses. The sentiment from Big Kahuna fit the theme perfectly. I took my cue for the colors from the patterned paper in TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Double the Joy.

Taylored Expressions Beach-Themed Card

I couldn’t resist adding the Little Bits – Flip Flops (I’m pretty sure this is my most used Taylored Expressions product ever) and a flower created with the Mini Bloomers 2 set.

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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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Penny Black Simplicity – It’s the Little Things

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bright CAS card, suited for a variety of occasions, featuring a combination of Penny Black dies.

Penny Black Simplicity It's the Little Things

I cut the sentiment with the 51-340 Dream Big die several times for additional depth. I cut the fish with the 51-314 Fancy Fish die from a variety of cardstock colors. I used an embossing folder for the waves peeking out through the hole.

Penny Black Simplicity It's the Little Things

 

 

Taylored Expressions Spring Owl Love Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a spring-themed love card (appropriate for a variety of recipients) created with a combination of Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

Taylored Expressions Owl Card

I cut the Shade Tree Cutting Plate from Toffee cardstock and trimmed it to fit inside the frame, which I cut with a die in the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 set. I placed the Little Bits – Owl in the tree, after adding leaves cut with On a Limb – Leaves from two shades of green cardstock. I don’t typically use a lot of purple in my paper crafting, but I really like how the purple goes with the green.

To ground the scene, I added a strip of grass cut with the Grass Border die. The sentiment is from the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp & die combo.

Taylored Expressions Owl Card

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Lawn Fawn Stinkin’ Cute!

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a friendship card created with Lawn Fawn products.

Lawn Fawn Stinkin' Cute

I placed the skunk, which I colored with Copic markers, into a scene created with a combination of other Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. The flowers are included in the Flamingo Together and Mom + Me sets.

Lawn Fawn Stinkin' Cute

Before you go, Ellen Hutson is having a sale! Get 20% off everything with the code “momsday17”through 5/16/17.

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Taylored Expressions CAS Mother’s Day Card

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS Mother’s Day card created with Taylored Expressions products.

TE CAS Mother's Day Card

Not only CAS, this card was quick to make. I stamped the Notable Blooms Background with Sugar Cube ink on Lollipop cardstock and cut it with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. I cut the letters with the Initially M and Initially O dies from Sugar Cube cardstock and foam (for additional depth).

TE CAS Mother's Day Card

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Paper Smooches CAS Friendship Card

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS friendship card created from a combination of Paper Smooches products. It’s been far too long since I played with Paper Smooches (one of the first companies whose products I bought when I started cardmaking)!

Paper Smooches Friendship Card

I went bold with the cardstock colors to create a CAS spring still life. I stamped the watering can on cardstock (rather than color it with Copic markers) and cut it with its companion die. The bird was cut from patterned paper.

Paper Smooches Friendship Card

Supplies: Paper Smooches Lovely Thoughts (sentiment), Paper Smooches Green Thumb (watering can)

Penny Black Simplicity – Build-a-House Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “Hello”card featuring a combination of Penny Black dies including 51-303 Build a House.

Penny Black Simplicity

To begin, I stamped the background stamp 40-310 Star Ivy with pigment ink. While it was drying, I cut the 51-303 Build a House pieces from cardstock and assembled them with Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue. I cut the sentiment from the 51-040 Hello Frame set twice, for extra depth, which I also assembled with the Ranger glue. I cut the background with a rectangular die and circle die at the same time. I cut the fence from the 51-073 Haunted Hollow die set and placed it behind the houses in the scene. After assembling the scene I added a cloud cut with the smallest die in the 51-033 Silver Linings set.

Penny Black Simplicity

Recently, I shared another card created with the 51-303 Build a House set on the Penny Black Simplicity site. I hope you’ll head over there and check it out.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions May 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 features the fun On the Road – Police Cruiser set.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I placed the assembled police car in a scene created by combining the Dizzy Dots Background and the Gunny Sack Background stamps and a road made with the Build a Scene – On the Road set. To finish, I added a heat-embossed sentiment from the Wee-ooh Wee-ooh set.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release
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My final project is a golf-themed Father’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I used the Little Bits – Hole in OneBuild A Scene – Grassy Hills and Block Party – Dad dies with a sentiment from Punny Man to create a CAS card.

Taylored Expressions May 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!

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release – Day Three Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for Father’s Day, masculine and little boy projects, and 4th of July! Products will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project is a Father’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I cut the Little Bits – Tools from Metallic Neutrals cardstock and other colors (for the handles) adding the assembled tools to a card base on which I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – Dad set. I added Block Party – Dad and a frame cut with Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The card base was dry-embossed with the Plaid folder to reinforce the masculine theme.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

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My second project is a masculine notecard set showcasing the Gunny Sack Background stamp.

I stamped both Sugar Cube and Toffee cardstock with the Gunny Sack Background stamp, using four different TE ink colors – Pumpkin, Sweet Basil, Blue Corn and Chocolate Truffle. I die cut the Initially M from cardstock in those same colors (twice for each card for extra depth). For the Sugar Cube cards, I paired the initials with different colors than the background colors; the Blue Corn initial with the Pumpkin background, for example. For the Toffee cards, I paired initials with the same colors as the background colors. To package the gift set, I used the Simply Said – Dad with the Noteworthy Belly Band and Clear Card Box.

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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!