TE Sneak Peeks: Bridezilla is Getting Hitched

Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks – I’m sharing two wedding-themed projects! The March products will be released Thursday, March 3 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project features Mr. & Mrs. Grumplings – the happiest bride and groom ever (kidding!).

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I stamped and Copic-colored the bride and groom. After cutting them with their corresponding dies, I added the pair to a panel of white Woodgrain Textured cardstock. I heat-embossed the sentiment and cut it with one of the Stitched Banner Stacklets dies (I cut twice to make a rectangle, rather than a banner). I added the Mr. & Mrs. – Congrats Banners (cut from white shimmer cardstock in the Premium Cardstock – Metallic Neutrals pack). The woodgrain card panel was adhered to a panel which had been dry-embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions March 2016 Release

Supplies for Mr. & Mrs. Grumplings (items in Bold will be released March 3):

Mr. Grumpling has to have a ring for Mrs. Grumpling, right? My next card features the Little Bits – Wedding Ring die.

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I cut the ring from gold cardstock (included in the Premium Cardstock – Metallic Neutrals pack) and the stone from white shimmer cardstock, (also included in the pack). I heat-embossed a sentiment from Happily Ever After on the card base and placed the rings around the sentiment.

Taylored Expressions March 2016 Release

Supplies for Wedding Ring card (items in Bold will be released on March 3):

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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I’ll be back tomorrow with some more sneaks of this release.

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #24

I’m playing along with Share Joy Challenge #24 at Taylored Expressions.TEChallenge24

I created a spring-themed CAS card with Taylored Expressions die cuts:

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #24

The focal point of the card is the sweet In the Garden scene framed with Picture Perfect – Sunny Days. I couldn’t resist adding a bird cut with the Little Bits – Birds set. I dry-embossed the card base with the Flower Power embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #24

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 Share Joy Challenge #23

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

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I used the sketch to create an Easter card:

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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.

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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!

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Taylored Expressions – Emboss Resist Technique

Today I’m sharing a card showcasing the emboss-resist technique using Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

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To begin, I stamped and heat-embossed (with clear powder) images from the Make it Amazing and Posh Posies sets on watercolor cardstock.

I then applied a combination of Distress Inks to the panel and sprinkled on water for visual interest. Once the panel was dry, I stamped a sentiment from the Simply Succulents Stamp & Die Combo set in black Archival ink. I finished the panel with a frame cut with the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate set and adhered it to a Toffee cardstock base.

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Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #22

Today, I’m playing along with the Share Joy Challenge #22 at Taylored Expressions.

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I used both the sketch and the inspiration to create an encouragement/friendship card:

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The focal point of the card is the die-cut coffee machine created with the Koffee Time Stamp & Die Combo set. The sentiment is from the same set. I used the large tag from Build a Tag 4 for the background. I found patterned papers in my stash for the card base.

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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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Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #21

Today, I’m playing along with the Share Joy Challenge #21 at Taylored Expressions.TEChallenge21

I used the sketch to create a CAS Congratulations card, perfect for graduation (you could change the colors of the balloon to reflect school colors), a new job or a promotion (just to name a few reasons to send a Congratulations card)!

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I cut the balloon with the Sky High – Hot Air Balloons die three times, inlaying the colored cardstock panels into the balloon outline (I put Scotch tape on the back of the balloon outline to hold the colored cardstock pieces).

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I used a sentiment from the Welcome Home set which I die cut with the banner in the Build a House set. The background panel was dry-embossed with the Cloudy Days folder and a frame cut with a die in the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate set finished it off.

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 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.

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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!

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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!

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Taylored Expressions February Release Sneak Peeks Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 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 tomorrow – Thursday, February 4 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card, created entirely with die cuts, features the Door to Door Spring Decor set, a coordinating set for the previous released Door to Door die set.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

I added a mail box cut with the Little Bits – Mailbox set and a Welcome banner cut with a die in the Welcome Spring Banner set. There’s just something about a red door! (Of course, there are a number of other options here – it’s just a matter of changing up the colors.)

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My second card showcases the Simply Stamped – Tulips stamp set, with coordinating dies.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

I stamped the tulip images three times each, using Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Morocco inks for the blossoms and Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy inks for the stems and leaves. In some cases, I stamped a combination of Dandelion/Cantaloupe/Tangelo and on others Cantaloupe/Tangelo/Morocco. I wanted there to be variation in the coloring on the flowers.

Taylored Expressions February 2016 Release

I heat-embossed one of the sentiments from the set and cut it with a die in the Stitched Banner Stacklets set. The floral scene is set against a dry-embossed background, created with the Butterfly Swirls 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. 

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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 2/4/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Welcome card:

Supplies for Just a Note card:

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. 

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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 2/4/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Sunshine card:

Supplies for Garden card:

Taylored Expressions February Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 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!

My first card says “hello” to spring with the cute critters in the Bunny Tails & Happy Trails stamp set with coordinating dies.

Taylored Expressions February Release

I stamped the critters, colored them with Copic markers and cut them with their corresponding dies, adding them to the card front with foam adhesive. I used the Build a Scene – On the Road die set to create the roads. I heat-embossed the sentiment onto the card front.

Taylored Expressions February Release

My second card, featuring the Wishes on a Wire – St. Paddy’s Day stamp set, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day!

Taylored Expressions February Release

I stamped and Copic-colored the scene – isn’t that rabbit cute?! I cut the colored scene with a rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. I used patterned paper from TE 6×6 Paper Pack – For Peep’s Sake for a mat behind the rectangle. I added a grass border, which I Copic-colored to get the right shade, cut with the Wispy Grass Border die. To finish, I added flowers cut with the Little Bits – Flowers & Stems set.

Taylored Expressions February 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. 

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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 2/4/16 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Hello Spring card:

Supplies for Lucky card: