Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #19

Today, I’m playing along with the Share Joy Challenge #19 at Taylored Expressions.

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I used the sketch to create a Valentine’s Day card created with die cuts:

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I used the Little Bits penguin die to create a boy and a girl penguin. I sized down the skating pond so that it would fit on the stitched heart. I cut it once, and then re-positioned the die on one end and cut again. Then I re-positioned the die on the other end and cut again.

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I used the stitched rectangle die to create the Sugar Cube stitched piece joining the patterned papers by cutting once with the die and then again, leaving the stitched center.

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

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #18

Today, I’m playing along with the Share Joy Challenge #18 at Taylored Expressions.

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I used the sketch to create a Valentine’s Day card:

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions SJC #18

The focus of my card is a tic-tac-toe board created with the dies in the Love Always Wins Stamp & Die Combo. For my card, I used the Taylored Expressions Hello Happiness patterned papers, which helped immensely with my selection of solid cardstock colors and the overall color scheme. I finished off the place where the two patterned papers meet with a scallop edge, cut with the newly-released Stitched Scallop Edger die.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions SJC #18

I heat-embossed a sentiment from Love Makes the World Go Round and cut it with one of the tag dies in the Mini Tags set.

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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Taylored Expressions – Negative Die Cutting Technique

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card created with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies featuring the negative die-cutting technique.

Taylored Expressions Negative Die-Cutting Technique

To begin, I cut a frame with the Pockets & Pages – 3×4 Photo Frame die and stamped it with a sentiment from the Free Spirit set. I cut a panel of Cookie Monster cardstock three times with the Silhouette Stems 4 die, staggering the height for some design interest. I colored a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock with Distress Inks and adhered the die cut panel to the top, revealing the colors through the die cut. There were a few small pieces of that I had to glue on.

I added the frame to the top (which covered up the area where the stem bases were staggered) and adhered the scene to a card base which was dry-embossed (technically debossed) with the Paisley folder.

Taylored Expressions Negative Die-Cutting Technique

Tips for the negative die-cutting technique:

  • look for dies with solid images that have few small pieces and are easily recognizable;
  • die-cut frames or tags make assembly easy and provide a finished feel to the card.

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #17

Today, I’m playing along with the Share Joy Challenge #17 at Taylored Expressions.

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I used the sketch to create a cheery friendship / hello card featuring one of the chickens from the just-released Happy Hens Stamp & Die Combo released this week.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #17

I stamped, Copic-colored and cut the chicken placing him (her?) on a scalloped rectangle on which I’d heat-embossed the punny sentiment. I used Doodlebug Design patterned paper for the top tag and dry-embossed the tag in the back. I finished the card with red-and-white twine.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #17

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

Supplies:

Taylored Expressions January Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release! All 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 Monkey Business Stamp & Die Combo.

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I stamped, cut and colored the monkeys with Copic markers. I heat-embossed one of the sentiments to include in the center cutout of the Peek-A-Boo Circles panel, adding the monkeys to the other two windows. I used another sentiment from the Monkey Business set on a tab cut with the Tab Edger die. For contrast, I added accent strips cut with the Postage Stamp Edger die to either side of the Peek-A-Boo Circles panel. The card base was dry-embossed with the Corrugated folder.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 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 January Release Sneak Peeks Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks! The January products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, January 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project is a winter-themed friendship card / Valentine.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

The focal point is the pair of beverage mugs from the Koffee Time Stamp & Die Combo. I heat-embossed a sentiment from One & Only You and added it to the Picture Window ledge. I backed the window with cardstock which I had dry-embossed with the Snowfall folder (because I wanted a winter-scene, but this could be changed up with any number of different embossing folders!). I cut the “you” several times for extra dimension and added it to the card base, which I dry-embossed with the Brick folder.

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The hearts were cut with the Heart Border die and the smallest heart in the Heart Stacklets set.

My next project combines the Let’s Talk Edger 2 die with the Mermaid Kisses Stamp & Die Combo.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

I heat-embossed the sentiment in the Mermaid Kisses Stamp & Die Combo set and cut it with the Let’s Talk Edger 2 die. I used the same die to cut the water panel. I taped the two together on the back and trimmed to an A2 card size. I stamped, cut and colored the fish with Copic markers. I added the air bubbles directly to the underwater panel and added the fish to the panel with dimensional adhesive.

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For some additional texture, I attached underwater plants cut with the Build a Scene – Underwater set to the base.

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. 

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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 tomorrow, 1/7/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Thinking of You:

Supplies for Fintastic Day: VersaFine black ink

Taylored Expressions January Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions January  Sneak Peeks! The January products will be released Thursday, January 7 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first project, I created a CAS encouragement card showcasing the Choose Hope Stamp & Die Combo. 

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I created the background with the Hope sentiment stamp from the Choose Hope set and cut the background with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. I cut the ribbon and heart with dies in the set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Jan 2016 Release

My second project combines one of the frame dies in the Picture Perfect – Smile/Hello set with images from the Under the Flower Stamp & Die Combo set. This combination could be used for any number of occasions – birthday, encouragement, Mother’s Day, ….

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

I stamped, colored and cut the girl and flower, adding them to the scene along with a hill cut with a die from the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

The background was dry-embossed with the Flower Power folder (perfect for any number of occasions!).

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 Thursday, 1/7/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Hope:

Supplies for Smile:

Taylored Expressions January Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions January Sneak Peeks! The release is packed with Stamp & Die Combos, along with new dies and embossing folders! The January products will be released Thursday, January 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project features the Mane Event Stamp & Die Combo used to create a CAS (and colorful) birthday card.

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I stamped and colored the lion and cut him (her?) with the corresponding die. (The corresponding dies for the images makes these sets so easy to create with!) The sentiment was heat-embossed on a circle cut with one of the dies in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set.

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I added banners cut with the Skinny Mini Party Borders set and flowers cut with the Mini Bloomers set. The card base was dry-embossed with the Splatter embossing folder.

My next project combines the Let’s Talk Edger 1 die along with the adorable hens from the Happy Hens set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

I stamped and colored the hens and cut them with their corresponding dies. I heat-embossed the sentiment and cut it with the Let’s Talk Edger 1 die. I created a frame for the scene with the Pockets & Pages – 3×4 Photo Frame die.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions January 2016 Release

The card base was dry-embossed with the Chicken Wire embossing folder.

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! I’ll be back tomorrow with more sneaks!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store Thursday, 1/7/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Mane Event:

Supplies for Happy Hens:

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #16

I’m playing along with Share Joy Challenge #16 at Taylored Expressions.

I used the sketch and created a CAS Valentine’s card:

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I stamped the cat image from the Stitch by Stitch set by coloring the stamp with Memento markers. I cut the image with one of the circle dies in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I heat embossed a sentiment from Love Makes the World Go Round and cut it with one of the Stitched Banner Stacklets dies.

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I dry-embossed a rectangle cut with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder and adhered that to the card base. I used a couple of the Stitched Square Stacklets dies to create the Earl Grey triangle I placed behind the cat (I don’t know that I’ve ever used a triangle die cut on a card before!). This card came together quickly with the various Stacklets die sets!

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Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #15

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #15.

Here’s my take on the challenge in which I used both the sketch and the center column of the Tic Tac Toe – no patterned paper, gold and vellum:

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I heat-embossed the sentiment from Simply Stamped – Roses onto vellum and adhered the vellum to Salt Water Taffy cardstock. I created a frame from Sugar Cube cardstock with one of the dies in the Stitched Square Stacklets set and adhered the frame to the vellum panel. I added a floral silhouette cut with the Silhouette Stems 1 die out of Lollipop cardstock.

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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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