Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #23

I’m playing along with Share Joy Challenge #23 at Taylored Expressions.


I used the sketch to create an Easter card:


I interpreted the circle and banner loosely, using two eggs from the Easter Wishes set heat-embossed on watercolor paper for the circle in the sketch. The eggs were watercolored with Distress Inks and cut with the corresponding Egg Stacklets dies. I used just one banner with the heat-embossed sentiment, also in the Easter Wishes set, rather than two banners, as in the sketch. I used the Stitched Scallop Edger die to cut the white scallop tucked under patterned paper from the Build a Scene Paper Pack.

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #23

The card base was dry-embossed with the Butterfly Swirls folder.

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!


Lawn Fawn Happy Easter

With Valentine’s Day now in the rear-view mirror, I’m sharing an Easter card created with several Lawn Fawn sets.

Lawn Fawn Happy Easter

The Pretty Pink Posh Storybook frame makes it easy to coordinate stamped images without building large scenes. The bunnies are actually from a winter Lawn Fawn set.


Taylored Expressions February Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release! All of the Easter- and spring-themed products that we have been peeking this week are now available in the TE store, HERE! Before you head off to shop, I have one more project to show you featuring the Roly Poly – Duck die.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2016 Release

The base of the Roly Poly Duck is a circle cut with a die in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. Once I pieced the duck together, I added grass, cut with the Fringe Border, to the card base, which I dry-embossed with the Cloudy Days embossing folder. I added a couple of eggs, which I dry-embossed with the On the Spot folder. I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Easter Wishes set and cut it with a die in the Stitched Banner Stacklets set. These colors make me happy!

Taylored Expressions Feb 2016 Release

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!


Taylored Expressions February Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks! It’s time to get crafty with Easter- and spring-themed projects! The February products will be released Thursday, February 4 @ 7 AM PST!

You’ll notice a theme with the two cards I’m showing today (both made entirely with die cuts) – sunshine and the outdoors!

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

I used the Picture Perfect – Sunny Days die to frame a scene featuring the Little Bits – Birdhouse and Little Bits – Birds dies. The teal blue bird is singing his heart out.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

I set my scene against a dry-embossed Walking on Sunshine background and added a picket fence, a cloud, and hearts for visual interest.

My second card highlights the In the Garden die. The die can be used to create either a horizontal or a vertical card. The girl gathering flowers is just adorable.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

Again, I set my scene against a dry-embossed Walking on Sunshine background and added banners cut with the Welcome Spring Banner die. A frame, cut with a die in the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate set, finished it off.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 

Taylored Expressions Release

Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store 2/4/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Sunshine card:

Supplies for Garden card:

Hey Chickie!

Today, I’m sharing two Easter-themed CAS cards made with Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts and stamped sentiment. For both cards (same design, different colors), I die cut the eggs with the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set and nestled them into the Easter basket (cut on my Silhouette). The sentiment from Carton Cuties was stamped onto a partially cut banner from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts set.


For the first card I used a patterned paper background to add variety and cut the eggs from matching cardstock colors.

For the second card, I used the smooshing ink technique to create marble-colored eggs.


I dry-embossed the background to give some texture to the card. Because the basket was white, I heat-embossed the sentiment on colored cardstock.

4 Easter Treat Packaging Ideas with Confetti Cuts

Today, I’m sharing four Easter treat packaging ideas using Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts. All four projects include the bunny from the just-released More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set.


For the first project, I used the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts to create a treat tote, to which I added a grass strip cut with the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border and the bunny from More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts. The candy is contained in a cellophane bag slipped inside the Tagged Tote. I added a bow to the bunny, as well as a pom-pom.

Looking for something simpler? Add a tag cut with Folded Tag Confetti Cuts, decorated with the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts bunny, to a cellophane bag of candy.


For my third idea, I cut a bag front and back with the Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts and then cut the front panel with the bunny in the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set. The candy in the cellophane shows through.


Lastly, I cut a treat bag topper with the rectangular die in the Documented Confetti Cuts set to which I added the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts bunny and grass cut with the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border.


And there you have it – one bunny, four treat packaging ideas!

Additional supplies: Doodlebug Design Hello Sunshine patterned paper, solid cardstock, pastel-colored M & M’s, ribbon, twine, cellophane bags and white pom-poms.

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released FIVE stamp sets, SEVEN Confetti Cuts and “Spring Fling” Quick Card Panels!! There’s something for everyone in this release – whether you’re working on Easter cards, gift packaging, friendship or encouragement cards, …

The hop started on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

There are so many wonderful packaging products included with this release! I created an Easter-themed bag with the Treat Tote Confetti Cuts. Before assembling, I trimmed off the edge of the tote top and added the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border Confetti Cut (which I cut twice). I played up the rabbit theme by using the colors of a carrot for the bag.


To make the tag, I did a partial cut using the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set. To the tag front, I added a bunny stamped with the More Than Jellybeans stamp set, which I also cut with the coordinating Confetti Cuts.

Next, I’m sharing a CAS card created with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts and the Shine Bright stamp set.


I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a bright cardstock panel into which I cut a circle, so that the blue sky and sun could peek through.

Here’s a card I created quickly with a Quick Card Panel, along with die cuts cut with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts set and flowers from The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts set.


After adhering the sun, clouds and flowers to the panel, I added the panel to a card base, along with an off-axis solid piece of cardstock.

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Countdown to Confetti Day One

It’s Countdown to Confetti time at Reverse Confetti! There are FIVE stamp sets, SEVEN Confetti Cuts and “Spring Fling” Quick Card Panels in the March release!! Today, I’m happy to introduce two awesome stamp sets – The Tweet Life and More Than Jellybeans – both with coordinating Confetti Cuts and perfect for Easter and spring-themed crafting!

Let’s get started! My first project features the stamp set More Than Jellybeans along with its coordinating Confetti Cuts set, as well as one of the Spring Fling Quick Card Panels and Banner Garland Duo, a standalone Confetti Cuts die.


I stamped one of the More Than Jellybeans sentiments and cut it out, as well as the solid-colored cardstock eggs, with the Confetti Cuts die. I adhered those to one of the Quick Card Panels and added a Banner Garland Duo.

With one of the Banner Garland Duo dies, I cut a solid white garland. With the other, I cut a garland that I adhered to the solid one, after removing the white flags. I used that garland die to cut yellow, pink, green and teal pieces that I inlaid into the open flag spaces. The Quick Card Panel and garland were adhered to a card base.

My next project was created with The Tweet Life stamp set, its Confetti Cuts set and a Quick Card Panel.


I stamped and watercolored one of The Tweet Life set’s birds and cut it with the corresponding Confetti Cuts die. I cut the leaves and branch with the set’s Confetti Cuts dies and watercolored those as well. I heat-embossed the sentiment and cut it with the Office Edges file tab die. I attached the bird, branch, leaves and sentiment to a Quick Card Panel, tied on some twine and adhered that to a card base.

There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on March 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on March 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

Poppystamps: Hello Spring!

Today I’m sharing a Spring-themed card. I couldn’t resist combining bunnies from the recent Poppystamps Release cut out of a variety of pastel cardstock.


I finished off the card front with hand-drawn stitching. I really like how the colors pop out against the kraft. This card would work equally well with a “Happy Easter” or “Hello Spring” sentiment inside.