Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release – Day Two Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for Father’s Day, masculine and little boy projects, and the 4th of July! Products will be in the store Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card showcases the Simply Said – 4th of July stamp set.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on Cherry Pop cardstock and cut it with one of the dies in the Star Stacklets set, framing it with a larger star cut with the largest die in the Pinhole Star Stacklets set. I couldn’t resist pulling out the Marching On die to add to the celebratory feel of the card. The background is dry-embossed with the Fireworks embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

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Sound the alarm! My next project features the On the Road – Firetruck with a heat-embossed sentiment from the Wee-ooh Wee-ooh set (so many fun options with this sentiment set!).

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I added balloons cut with the Party Time and Little Bits – Balloons sets, as well as a roadway cut with the Build a Scene – On the Road die set.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

Supplies (items in bold will be released May 4):

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 May 2017 Release – Day One Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day One of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks. This month’s release features a variety of products appropriate for Father’s Day, masculine and little boy projects, and 4th of July! Products will be in the store Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

Let’s get started! My first card showcases the My Super Hero Stamp & Die Combo.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the super hero and added him to a stack of stars cut with the Pinhole Star Stacklets. I stamped the Twinkle Twinkle Background with Sugar Cube ink on Cookie Monster cardstock. The skyline was cut with the Downtown Border and the new Downtown Border Underlay.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release
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I couldn’t resist another card with the My Super Hero Stamp & Die Combo set, this time using the Label Stacklets 10 to frame the sentiment.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I stamped and colored the super hero and added him to a stack of Label Stacklets 10. This time I stamped the Twinkle Twinkle Background with Earl Grey ink on Cookie Monster cardstock.  The skyline was cut with the Downtown Border and the new Downtown Border Underlay.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 ReleaseSupplies (items in bold will be released May 4):

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 Farm Scene with Copic-colored Chickens

Hello! Today, I am sharing a farm-themed, friendship card featuring Taylored Expressions Happy Hens Stamp & Die Combo, along with farm-themed die-cuts to fill out the scene.

Taylored Expressions Farm Scene

I colored the stamped hens with Copic markers and colored pencils (they crack me up!). I dry-embossed the hill with the Chicken Wire embossing folder and added the assembled farm-themed, die-cuts, created with the Little Bits – BarnLittle Bits – Windmill and Little Bits – Tractor die sets.

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Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped Butterflies

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a “thinking of you” card featuring stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped Butterflies

I stamped the butterflies with the Simply Stamped – Butterflies stamp set and cut them with their corresponding die set. I stamped the sentiment (I absolutely love the lettering on this!) on Sugar Cube cardstock and cut it with the Ornate Frame Cutting Plate. I also cut Earl Grey cardstock with the plate and inlaid the Sugar Cube panel. The Potato Chip cardstock is a full panel attached behind the frame. I added the butterflies to the Sugar Cube panel with foam adhesive.

Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped Butterflies

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Taylored Expressions – Graduation Card

Hello! I’m sharing a CAS graduation card featuring some of the just released products from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Graduation Card

I dressed the Little Bits – Owl with the Little Bits – Hats Off and placed him on a circle stamped with a sentiment from the Wonderful World set. The Shining Star Cutting Plate works perfectly for the background! A little die-cutting, a little stamp and it’s done!

Taylored Expressions Graduation Card

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Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week on projects are now available in the TE store!

My first project works for a variety of occasions.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the sentiment from A Life She Loved on Oreo cardstock and colored it with colored pencils. I cut the Little Bits – Colored Pencils, the Little Bits – Paint Palette and the Little Bits – Paint Brushes from colored cardstock and assembled the pieces. The card base is dry-embossed with the Ah-maze-ing embossing folder for texture.

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Got a special occasion coming up – anniversary, birthday, graduation? The Initially series now includes numbers! I used the dies to create a colorful 45th birthday banner.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

 

The numbers were cut with the Initially 4 and Initially 5 dies. I created the frames with the largest die in the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate set and the background was dry-embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder. I created the flower embellishments by combining die-cuts created with the Bloomers 5Bloomers 6Mini Bloomers 2Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery sets.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

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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.

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 April 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks. Both of my projects today are focused on graduation! Products from this release will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, April 6 @ 7 AM PST!

Do you have someone graduating on your card list?

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I used Block Party – Grad to create a die-cut Congratulations card for a graduate. The Little Bits – Grad Confetti (cut from silver cardstock) add shape and color to the card. I die-cut Block Party – Grad and Eventful – Graduation Border at the same time (I simply left a gap between the two). This card could easily be customized with the graduate’s school colors!

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My second project is also graduation-themed and showcases a sentiment from the Wonderful World stamp set.

Taylored Expressions April 2017 Release

I stamped the Wonderful World sentiment (isn’t this a great font combination?!) on the card base and then dry-embossed it using the Cloudy Days folder with a diffuser (so that only a portion would be dry-embossed). I added hot air balloons created with the Sky High – Hot Air Balloons set, which I felt fit the theme.

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!

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.

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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

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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):

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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!

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!

Taylored Expressions Quilt-Inspired Friendship Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a quilt-inspired friendship card created with Taylored Expressions supplies. I don’t quilt, but I do own fabric and quilt pattern books (maybe one day!). I also have quilts created by my grandmothers and an aunt which I use on a daily basis.

Taylored Expressions Quilt Inspired

I used the Quilted Cutting Plate to create the background. I cut from Sugar Cube cardstock first and then laid in the pieces cut from the patterned paper and the solid colors. The pieces were taped into the frame from the back. I added a sentiment from the A Thousand Stitches set and embellishments created with Little Bits – Needle & Thread and Little Bits – Buttons.

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