Taylored Expressions – Land of the Free

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS patriotic card featuring the Simply Said – 4th of July set. I used the other sentiments in the stamp set on this card and this card.

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

I heat-embossed the sentiment and added die-cut embellishments cut with the Little Bits – Firework and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti sets. I added texture with the Fireworks embossing folder. The patterned paper is from a Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

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Taylored Expressions – CAS Patriotic Stars

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS patriotic card combining the Taylored Expressions Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo and Simply Said – 4th of July sets.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

The Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo set made the creation of this card a breeze! I stamped the stars in three different ink colors and then used the corresponding die to cut them out. I used the negative piece as a template for attaching them to the stitched rectangle, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – 4th of July set.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

For subtle texture, I used the Weathered embossing folder for the card base.

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Penny Black – Die-cut Summer Bouquet

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed, die-cut card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Summer-Themed Die-cut Bouquet

I cut the flowers using the 51-244 Gaiety and 51-242 Shall We Dance die sets, placing the flowers in a vase cut with the 51-142 Mason Jar set. I cut the blooms from green cardstock for the stems and various colors for the blooms. (All cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.) On the colored cardstock die-cuts, I trimmed the blooms from the stems and adhered them to the green die-cuts. I cut the jar from vellum, to which I had added double-sided adhesive. After cutting, but before adhering to the flowers, I added Distress Ink to the vellum to simulate water. I then removed the backing and adhered the jar to the top of the blooms placed on the dry-embossed background.

Penny Black Summer-Themed Die-cut Bouquet

I stamped the sentiment from the 30-228 Blooming Tags stamp set and cut it with a small tag die. I put the burlap string around the top of the Mason Jar to add a natural element. The Mason Jar shadow was created with an oval die.

 

Taylored Expressions – Feminine Nautical Card

Hello! I’ve been busy making summer cards and the nautical theme is one of my favorites. My CAS card created with Taylored Expressions products uses a less traditional color combination. (I really like red, white, and blue, and the usual colors for nautical cards, but I wanted to try something a bit different.)

TE Feminine Nautical Card

I stamped the Striped Background in Salt Water Taffy ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I die-cut a circle in the background panel to expose the heat-embossed Seas the Day sentiment. I added the die-cut Little Bits – Sailboat as an embellishment. When I finished the card needed a little something, so I sprinkled on TE Sequins – Hello Happiness!

TE Feminine Nautical Card

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Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release – Happy Summer

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions June 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 – one nautical and the other beachy!

My first card features the On the Water – Fishing Boat in a CAS nautical scene.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I stamped the background with the Seas the Day sentiment and added the die-cut boat, fish (included in the boat set), and Build a Scene – Swirly Clouds cloud. To keep it simple, I added just one wave cut with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves die.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release
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And it’s back to the beach for a Happy Summer card featuring a combination of die cuts showcasing Little Bits – Pineapple.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the Little Bits – Pineapple in three different cardstock colors and added one of the sunglasses from Little Bits – Sunglasses to each. I also added tropical foliage cut with dies in Build a Scene – Tropical to the scene. I used Beach Border (trimmed on the right side to fit the vertical card orientation) for the background. The sentiment is cut with the Happy Summer Banner set.

Taylored Expressions June 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 June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Two – Hello Sunshine

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks. Today, I’m sharing two tropical-themed cards. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for summer projects. Products will be in the store on Thursday, June 8 @ 7 AM PST! Let’s head to the beach!

Living in the Pacific Northwest, anything having to do with sun is appealing and I’m particularly drawn towards beach scenes! My first card combines Beach Border with this month’s release Build a Scene – Tropical.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I trimmed the Beach Border to make room for the palm tree in my scene. I made sure that the hammock strung between the palms was just in front of the Sunshine Cutting Plate. I added the Little Bits – Sandcastle and Little Bits – Pail & Shovel to the foreground on which I stamped the sentiment from the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo set.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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My second project, also tropical/beach-themed, showcases the Tropical Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the Tropical Blooms Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube cardstock and colored it with Distress Oxide inks using the Clarity Stencil Brushes. (I plan to re-visit a number of other Taylored Expressions Cutting Plates and color them with Distress Oxide inks as I loved the results.) I went back over some of the image with regular Distress Inks and a foam applicator to add a bit of punch. I cut the Little Bits – Flip Flops from cardstock colored with the inks. Additionally, I stamped the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo sentiment on cardstock colored with the inks.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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TE June 2017 Release Sunshine Cutting Plate PromotionFor a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate! 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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 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!

TE June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day One – Anchors Away!

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features wonderful stamps and dies for your summer projects! Today, we’re on the seas with nautical-themed cards. Mark you calendar, the June 2017 Release will be in the store on Thursday, June 8 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first card I created a CAS tongue-in-cheek scene with die-cuts to accompany the sentiment from Seas the Day (a fabulous set of nautical-themed sentiments)!

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

The background was stamped with the Striped Background stamp (one I will use again and again!) in Salt Water Taffy. I stamped the sentiment on top with the Cherry Pop ink.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 ReleaseI placed the die-cut oar from the Sitting Pretty Nautical Accessories set and the Little Bits – Life Preserver over a die-cut wave created with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves set.

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For my second project, I created a nautical-themed birthday card combining On the Water – Sailboat and the Sunshine Cutting Plate with a sentiment from Seas the Day.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

If you’ve followed my blog, you know my favorite color combination is red, white, and blue! I had a lot of fun picking out the colors with which to craft the On the Water – Sailboat.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

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TE June 2017 Release Sunshine Cutting Plate PromotionFor a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate! 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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 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!

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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Penny Black Simplicity – Summer Blooms

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS floral card created with Penny Black stamps and dies. I’m trying to squeeze in a few more summer-themed cards before moving into the fall and winter holidays!

Jean Manis Penny Black Simplicity

I stamped and heat-embossed 40-468 Flowerets and colored the flowers with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Carved Pumpkin). I then fussy cut the flowers. I die cut 51-242 Shall We Dance twice from green cardstock and attached the fussy-cut flowers to the stems (covering the flower portion of the die cut). I arranged the flowers and stems on a background to which I’d applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

The sentiment from 30-338 Special Thoughts was stamped onto a window panel. To embellish the card, I added a butterfly cut with one of the dies in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy set.

Late Summer Hello: TE Share Joy Challenge #49

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #49.

TE Share Joy Challenge #49

I used the sketch and the colors to create a CAS, beach-themed card (not ready to say “good bye” to summer quite yet!):

TE Share Joy Challenge #49I trimmed the Beach Border with the one of the Stitched Square Stacklets dies after stamping the cardstock with a sentiment from Simply Succulents Stamp & Die Combo in Sugar Cube ink.

I had this card all assembled with a white strip (rather than the patterned paper) and it looked a little blah, so I flipped through my stack of patterned paper and pulled out this fun Echo Part print to add just a touch of whimsy! I also dry-embossed the background cardstock with the On the Spot embossing folder to add interest and texture. (I find that if there are multiple layers in a card design, it always helps to add some patterned paper and dry-embossing!)

TE Share Joy Challenge #49

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

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