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.

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


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!

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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!

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

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

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.

TE Feb 2017 Release
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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!

Easter Wishes – Taylored Expressions Feb 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. The Easter and Spring season products we have been sneaking this week will be released tomorrow – Thursday, February 9 @ 7 AM PST!

Today I’m sharing two cards created entirely with die-cuts. My first card showcases the Eventful – Bunny Border.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I used a variety of Taylored Expressions dies to create the layers on the card. I created the sentiment with the Easter Wishes Banner. I chose to leave the bunnies white and place them in a scene with a lot of color. However, there are lots of ways one could use this die set – color the die-cut with Copic markers or watercolors or cut it into two pieces and insert those pieces into a die-cut scene.

TE Feb 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):

For my second project, I created an Easter basket on to which I added the die-cut Easter Wishes Banner sentiment.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I filled a basket created with the Wicker Pocket die with eggs cut with the Egg Stacklets set and dry-embossed with the Loopy Loops and On the Spot folders.

TE Feb 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):

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!

Easter Blessings – Taylored Expressions February 2017 Sneak Peeks Day Two

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. The Spring and Easter products being sneaked will be released Thursday, February 9 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project features the You’re in my Prayers stamp set.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I combined the stamped sentiment (there are several options on the set) with a floral bouquet created with Spring Florals and Bloomin’ Birthday Stamp & Die Combo. I used Lemon Meringue Enamel Shapes for the flower centers. (At the end of this post, I have information on a promotion of the Enamel Shapes.)

TE Feb 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):

My Easter card combines the Little Bits – Crosses set with a sentiment from He Is Risen.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment. I colored the dry-embossed background with ink using the largest brush in the Clarity Stencil Brushes set. I framed the card with frames created using the Ornate Frame Cutting Plate.

TE Feb 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Enamel Shapes 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 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle! Offer 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 our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Enamel Shapes Double Points

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!

Welcome Spring! – Taylored Expressions Feb 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day One

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. This release is all about Easter and Spring! (As I write, there is snow falling outside and a winter weather advisory in effect – I’m ready for some warmer weather!) The products we are sneaking will be released Thursday, February 9 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card is a watercolored panel stamped with the Bloomin’ Background and a sentiment from Simply Said – Spring.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I stamped the background and sentiment on TE Premium Watercolor Cardstock and colored the image with watercolors in the Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 24 set. It was so relaxing to color in this image and I look forward to a change of seasons!

TE Feb 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):

Easter is one of my favorite holidays – I like the holiday’s motifs and colors. This Easter card showcases the Skinny Mini Spring Borders.

TE February 2017 Release

This card uses a variety of Taylored Expressions dies. I created the sentiment with Easter Wishes Banner, part of the February 2017 release, and the Happy Summer Banner. I added Enamel Shapes to the bunny and flower borders. Be sure to check out the promotion for the Enamel Shapes included below.

TE February 2017 Release
Supplies (items in bold will be released February 9):

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Enamel Shapes 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 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle! Offer 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 our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Enamel Shapes Double Points

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!

Avery Elle – Oh Happy Day!

Hello! I’m sharing a spring-themed card created with Avery Elle stamps and dies. It’s been cold and wintry here in the Pacific Northwest, so a little spring color appealed to me!

Avery Elle Happy Day

I stamped the various critters from Woodland Wonders and colored them with Copic markers. I used components from the Tree die set to create the tree, which I dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up embossing folder. I curved the sentiment to fit one of the banner dies in the Pierced Banner Layers set. When I was finished assembling the scene, I felt there was too much blank sky, so I tucked in clouds cut with the Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames set.

Avery Elle Happy Day

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