Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions February 2018 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 have several more spring- and Easter-themed projects to show you.

My first project features the Floral Frame Cutting Plate paired with the Floral Frenzy stamps and dies.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

I cut the plate and colored it with inks in various colors, masking pieces of the frame as I worked (including the outside edge). I stamped the Floral Frenzy sentiment and cut it out with the Floral Frame Cutting Plate so that it would fit inside the center. I added a few Floral Frenzy blooms and foliage cut with the Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery die sets.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

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I created two CAS cards with the Quick Critters – Spring Stamp & Die Combo using the same design for both.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

The card bases are patterned paper from the Playful Patterns – Sweet pack. I used the Cloud Nine Background to create the sky behind the animals, cutting it and the Build a Scene – Grassy Hills with one of the Egg Stacklets dies to reinforce the Easter theme.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

I dry-embossed the Potato Chip cardstock rectangle with the Flower Power embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

I heat-embossed the sentiments on Lollipop cardstock and used one of the dies in the Banner Stacklets 1 set to cut them out.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Floral Frenzy Bundle! 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 100 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Floral Frenzy stamp and coordinating die set bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Floral Frenzy Promotion

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 list of the participating designers!

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release – Flower Power

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Sneak Peeks. The spring- and Easter-themed  products which I have been sneaking will be released  tomorrow – Thursday, February 8 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project showcases the new Floral Frenzy set with corresponding dies. At the end of the post, you will find details about a promotion for the Floral Frenzy stamps and dies.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

The Floral Frenzy set includes solid and detail stamp images. I stamped the floral solids first in a variety of ink colors and then followed with the detail image in Oreo ink. I cut the blossoms and leaves with their corresponding dies. For the background, using the Clarity Stencil Brushes, I added Potato Chip ink from the top and Sprinkles ink from the bottom. I then stamped the sentiment with Oreo ink. I laid out the bouquet and then using the Press ’N Seal technique to pick the floral pieces up off the background. I added adhesive to the backs of the die-cuts and then placed the bouquet back down.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

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For my second project today, I have created a fireplace scene decorated for spring with the Sitting Pretty – Spring Accessories set.

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release

I cut the Sitting Pretty – Spring Accessories pieces from cardstock in a variety of spring-inspired colors and assembled them with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I dry-embossed the Salt Water Taffy background with the Bead Board embossing folder and added a strip of the Playful Patterns – Sweet paper at the base. I die-cut the Welcome Spring Banner and one of the Skinny Mini Spring Borders to decorate the front of the mantel (and serve as the card’s sentiment).

Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Supplies:

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the Floral Frenzy Bundle! 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 100 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Floral Frenzy stamp and coordinating die set bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2018 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Floral Frenzy Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release – Rain or Shine

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Sneak Peeks. The spring- and Easter-themed  products will be released Thursday, February 8 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first project, I created an encouragement/friendship card combining die-cuts, new and old, and a fabulous sentiment from Rain or Shine.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with a variety of TE inks to create the colors of the rainbow, which I cut with the Rainbow Cutting Plate. I used the Raindrops embossing folder to add texture to panels in the upper-right and lower-left corners. I cut the When It Rains umbrella from Oreo cardstock and inked cardstock. I stamped the Rain or Shine sentiment and then cut it with the one of the Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds dies. I also added clouds cut with the Stitched Cloud Duo.

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For my second project, I created cards with the 3 x 4 Watercolor Panels – Easter set and a decorated envelope.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I watercolored this sweet scene from the set, and added Cookie Monster ink around the edges before attaching the panel to a card base on which I used the Playful Patterns – Sweet patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

Similarly, I colored the Happy Easter panel to which I added Pretty Pastels sequins for texture.
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

To create the card base, I stamped Petite Petals background with Lemon Meringue ink on Potato Chip cardstock.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I stamped an envelope with several of the images in the Happy Mail set and colored with colored pencils.
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release
Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

Supplies:

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release – Bunny Hop

Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions February 2018 Release Sneak Peeks. This spring- and Easter-themed release is filled with new goodies! Mark the date – the products will be released Thursday, February 8 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Block Party – Bunnies die paired with the Little Bits – Marshmallow Bunny die and a sentiment from the Squishy Hugs set.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I cut the Block Party – Bunnies three times to create a panel on to which I added the bunnies cut with the Little Bits – Marshmallow Bunny die. I cut a frame with a die in the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate set to cover the edges. I heat-embossed the fun Squishy Hugs sentiment and added it to the bottom of the frame. The card base was covered with one of the fun patterns in the new patterned paper package Playful Patterns – Sweet.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

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My second project today uses the Bunny Pop die to dress up lip balm. I have several variations. Let’s take a look!

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

My first version shows the simplest way to use the die for lipbalm packaging. I simply cut the bunnies out of colored cardstock and the scallop piece from Sugar Cube cardstock.

You can also stamp cardstock with a background stamp, which I did with Happy Flowers, or dry-emboss the cardstock, as I did with the On the Spot folder.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

I also used the Playful Patterns – Sweet patterned paper to create the bunnies.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Quick Critters – Spring Stamp & Die Combo to show how easy it is to add a sentiment.

Taylored Expressions Feb 2018 Release

Supplies:

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

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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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)

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

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!

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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 – Magical Day

Hello! Today I’m sharing a spring-themed “just because” card created with Lawn Fawn supplies.

Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends

I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends and colored them with Copics. I placed the colored images, which I cut with their corresponding dies, in a scene created with the Lawn Cuts Meadow Borders and one of the dies in the Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Border set onto which I had heat-embossed the sentiment.

Lawn Fawn Fairy FriendsThe sun is out here in the Pacific Northwest and I’m thinking about spring!

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Spring Blossoms – Taylored Expressions Feb 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions February 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 card combines a wreath created with the Spring Florals set and the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I created a wreath with the Spring Florals set to which I added a few blossoms from the Fresh Florals set. I used Lemon Meringue Enamel Shapes on the centers of many of the blossoms. There is a promotion on both the Spring Florals set and the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate. I have details at the end of this post.

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Spring is one of my favorite times of year! And spring showers do bring flowers – I’m looking forward to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here in the Pacific Northwest. My final card combines a die-cut Blessed Script sentiment with the Rainboot Bouquet image.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I stamped the Rainboot Bouquet image and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the Blessed Script sentiment twice, adhering the pieces together for added depth. The die cut pairs with the So Very Blessed stamp set.

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This month, there are two ways to earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS! 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. For a limited time, you’ll earn 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle and 54 Crafty Points on our Exclusive Lattice Frame Cutting Plate! Offers valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the retail site www.tayloredexpressions.com.

 

Lattice Frame Cutting Plate Double Points

Enamel Shapes Double Points

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!