Taylored Expressions December Release Sneak Peeks Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks! The December products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, December 10 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card today features the Love Makes the World Go Round stamp set. Taylored Expressions is releasing a companion die cut set for this stamp set.

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I stamped, Copic-colored and cut out the skates from the Love Makes the World Go Round stamp set adding them to a patch of ice cut with the Build a Scene – Central Park set. In order for the pond to fit inside the frame, cut with a die in the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate set, I cut it a second time by just shifting the first die cut within the die. I stamped the “xoxo” sentiment repeatedly in gray ink to surround the skaters. I finished the card with a banner from the Love & Be Mine Banners set.

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My second card is a shaker card featuring the Roly Poly – Fish die set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

To create the shaker, I first made a circular frame with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. I glued a clear plastic circle to the frame, as well as a circle cut from foam. I filled the circle with Formula for Love sequins. I die cut the pieces from the Roly Poly – Fish die set and adhered them to a circle cut with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set, which I attached to the back of the frame and enclosed sequins. The card base was dry-embossed with the Swiss Hearts folder. I added a heat-embossed sentiment from the Heart of Hearts Stamp & Die Combo set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I also created a tag with the Roly Poly – Fish set to be added to Valentine’s Day treats – Swedish Fish and Gold Fish crackers (I couldn’t resist!).

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

The Roly Poly Fish water panel was attached to a circle cut with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set and dry-embossed with the On the Spot embossing folder. I attached the circle to a tag created with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set using the partial die cutting technique (leaving the top hinged). I adhered a Tag Reinforcement to the back so that the tag could easily be tied onto the treats.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions December Release

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I stamped the inside of the tag with a sentiment from the Love Always Wins Stamp & Die Combo set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 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 so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store Thursday, 12/10/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Love Makes the World Go Round card:

Supplies for Roly Poly Fish Shaker card:

Supplies for Roly Poly Fish treat tag:

Taylored Expressions December Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks! The December products will be released Thursday, December 10 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project features an image from the Stitch by Stitch stamp set framed with the Embroidery Hoop die.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I created the Embroidery hoop out of Toffee cardstock dry-embossing with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The screw holding the hoop together was cut from gold metallic cardstock.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I stamped the owl by coloring the stamp image with Memento markers – super easy to do! I heat-embossed a sentiment onto the Lollipop cardstock base.

My second card features the Picture Perfect – Valentine framing an image from the Love is an Adventure set.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I stamped the plane and masked the hearts on the stamp image, replacing them with hearts cut with the Skinny Mini Valentine Borders and Little Bits – Love Confetti die cut sets. I Copic-colored the plane. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Love is an Adventure set onto Earl Grey cardstock.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I created a similar card with the Picture Perfect – Valentine die framing two bugs from the Bugs & Kisses Stamp & Die Combo set.

I stamped the images and Copic-colored them and cut them with their corresponding dies. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the same set on Cookie Monster cardstock.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 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 so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store Thursday, 12/10/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Stitch by Stitch card:

Supplies for Love is an Adventure card:

Supplies for Bugs & Kisses card:

Taylored Expressions December Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks! The December Release is all about sending LOVE. The December products – 10 new stamp sets, 19 new dies, 2 embossing folders – will be released Thursday, December 10 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features two of the delightful images in the Pizza My Heart Stamp & Die Combo.

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I Copic-colored the stamped images and cut them with their corresponding dies. I masked one of the sentiments in the We Go Together set on a rectangle cut with a die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. I dry-embossed a circle cut with a die in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder. I embellished the card with banners cut with the Love & Be Mine Banners and Skinny Mini Valentine Borders die sets. The card base was covered with patterned paper from the 6 x 6 Rainbow Brights Paper Pack.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

My second card features a sentiment from We Go Together paired with a Little Bits – Hamburger and Little Bits – French Fries and their Little Bits Spare Parts! The spare parts bring these Little Bits to life. I was grinning the whole time I made this card.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Dec 2015 Release

I cut the heat-embossed sentiment with a die in the Stitched Heart Stacklets set which I adhered to a circle cut with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set. The square card base was dry-embossed with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder

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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 so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store Thursday, 12/10/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Supplies for Pizza My Heart card:

Supplies for Little Bits Spare Parts card:

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #13

I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #13.

Here’s my take on the challenge in which I used both the sketch and the colors:

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #13

To begin, I covered the card base with paper from the Build a Scene Christmas paper pack and added a strip of Watermelon cardstock dry-embossed with the On the Spot embossing folder. Next, I cut the tag with a die in the Build a Tag 5 set out of Sugar Cube cardstock and trimmed off the bottom jagged edge.

I cut a circle out of Salt Water Taffy with the Stitched Circle Stacklets set and added hills cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar set. I arranged the hills and cut them with the circle die. I added the Little Bits – Reindeer cut from Chocolate Truffle cardstock and a tree cut with the Build a Scene – Winter Trees set, which I dry-embossed with the Snowfall embossing folder. I heat-embossed a sentiment from In & Out Christmas on Granny Smith cardstock and cut it with the Stitched Banner Stacklets 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 Holiday Moose

Today, I’m sharing a holiday card featuring the Taylored Expressions Little Bits Moose.

Jean Manis Taylored Expressions Little Bits Moose

I couldn’t resist pairing the moose with plaid (patterned paper from American Crafts Deck the Halls). To create the moose, I used a combination of cardstocks: Woodgrain (to give him more texture), Oreo, Sugar Cube, Toffee and Chocolate Truffle. I cut the tag out of Sugar Cube. I heat-embossed a sentiment from Critter Correspondence on Cherry Pop cardstock and cut it with the tag die. To create the stitched strip of Sweet Basil cardstock, I used the Basketweave Cutting Plate to cut a narrow strip, then cut it again with one of the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets dies. I finished off the top of the tag with a reinforcement, cut from Cherry Pop with one of the Tag Reinforcements dies, and twine.


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Taylored Expressions Paper Piecing Technique

Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques, especially because I love patterned paper! It’s also a great way to easily fill in space on stamped images. Today, I’m sharing some paper piecing tips with Taylored Expressions stamps, dies and patterned paper.

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My card uses the sailboat stamp (just the right size for this technique) from the Taylored Expressions Ships Ahoy set and coordinated patterned papers from the Matched Kit-Rainbow Brights. The Matched Kit took the guess work out of what patterns and colors would go together!

I stamped the red polka-dot and yellow chevron paper with the sailboat stamp and fussy cut the pieces with sharp detail scissors. (I don’t use these scissors for any other cutting in order to keep them sharp!) I stamped the small flag at the top of the pole on yellow polka-dot and blue polka-dot paper and cut those out as well.

I stamped the sailboat twice on Sugar Cube cardstock (included in the Matched Kit) and cut those with the coordinating die. I then adhered the patterned paper pieces with liquid adhesive in a fine-tip applicator to the sailboats stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock making certain that I got enough adhesive on the small ends.

I cut the waves with the Build a Scene-Rolling Waves die set from blue polka-dot and chevron patterned paper. I attached the waves and boats to a Potato Chip cardstock card base stamped with one of the sentiments from the Ships Ahoy set using dimensional adhesive for the front waves and the sailboats.

To recap, my tips for paper piecing include: use sharp detail scissors for fussy cutting, choose stamp images with open spaces that aren’t so small, (otherwise you won’t be able to easily cut the pieces), and use liquid adhesive with a fine-tip applicator to attach the paper pieces.

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Mojo Monday 422 – Taylored Expressions

I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday Challenge #422 with just-released stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.

I used the Stitched Banner, Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Square and Stitched Circle Stacklets to cut out the geometric shapes on the card. To create the skinnier rectangle, I cut the patterned paper once with the Stitched Banner die and then used it again to cut off the banner part. The heat-embossed sentiment and kitchen items are from the Life is a Kitchen stamp set.


Taylored Expressions Supplies:


Taylored Expressions November Release Day!

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions November 2015 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 last project to show you.

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I created a celebratory card with the Raise Your Glass die set. (While my card is for New Year’s Eve, the Raise Your Glass set works for any number of occasions – engagement, wedding, graduation, …!) I cut the glass out of a white metallic cardstock (I used the two dies together to create a frame), as well as out of gold metallic cardstock. The sentiment from Eventful – Holidays was heat-embossed on Oreo cardstock and cut with one of the just-released Stitched Banner Stacklets dies. I added some celebratory streamers to the card base, which I dry-embossed with the On the Spot embossing folder.

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I filled the glasses with a combination of sequins and Little Bits – Celebration Confetti. Although I didn’t create a shaker card, doing so would be easy!

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 Supplies:

Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks! The November products will be released tomorrow – Thursday, November 5 @ 7 AM PST!

Unbelievably, New Year’s Day is less than two months away! My first project is a Happy New Year shaker card featuring the Happy New Year die.
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To create the card, I cut the Happy New Year out of Oreo cardstock and adhered a plastic sheet rectangle to the frame back. I cut a panel of Sugar Cube cardstock to back the frame. After sprinkling in some of the TE Wedding sequins, (actually a lot of sequins!), I attached the back with foam adhesive to the frame. To finish off the card, I created a woven panel from gold metallic cardstock with the Basketweave Cutting Plate, which I “stitched” with one of the dies in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set. While I wove the panel with the same color of cardstock, there are lots of possibilities with the weaving (two-color, three-color,…)!

My second project features a few of the adorable critters (twelve in all!) in the Calendar Critters set.

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I Copic-colored the critters for the months of November, December and January, combining them in a card created with the Mini Colorblock Cutting Plate. I embellished with some of the pieces in the Build a Scene – Calendar set and one of the Holiday Charms. The sentiment is from the coordinating Critter Correspondence stamp set. I wanted a card the card to capture the “holiday season” – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s!

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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 so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store tomorrow – Thursday, 11/5/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Taylored Expressions Supplies:


Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks! The November products will be released on Thursday, November 5 @ 7 AM PST.

My first project features a gift tag with a sentiment from the new P.S. You’re Welcome stamp set. Our family has a long-standing tradition of gifting handmade items during the holidays.

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I created the tag with the Build a Tag 4 set to match my framed cross-stitch gift. The tag base was dry-embossed with the Braided Embossing Folder, to which I attached the heat-embossed sentiment. I finished the tag with die cut Holiday Charms, cut from Sweet Basil, Cherry Pop and Dijon cardstock.

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My second project features one of the Keep In Touch Watercolor Panels. I colored the pre-printed panel with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

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Once dry, I adhered the watercolored panel to a slightly larger panel cut from watercolor paper, and then to a Plum Punch panel, which I dry-embossed with the Braided Embossing Folder. I’ll send this card in a bright yellow envelope sealed with a sentiment from Sealed With Love stamped on the Envelope Seals that are part of the November release. The Sealed With Love set includes stamps suitable for the holidays and many other occasions. I plan to stamp the “Be Merry” and “Happy Holidays” sentiments  in white ink on kraft seals for my holiday cards.

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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 so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers! There’s lots of inspiration for the new release products!

Products in BOLD will be available in the TE store on Thursday, 11/5/15 @ 7 AM PST!

Taylored Expressions Supplies: