Lawn Fawn CAS Valentine

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m sharing a CAS Valentine’s card created with Lawn Fawn supplies.

Lawn Fawn CAS Valentine

I stamped and colored the birds and envelope from Love Letters, and cut the items with their corresponding dies. I stamped the sentiment on to the white cardstock base and added panels cut from Lawn Fawn cardstock with the Woodgrain Backdrop die. I added hearts cut with the Taylored Expressions Little Bits – Hearts die.

Lawn Fawn CAS Valentine

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Taylored Expressions – Bee Mine! – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a Valentine which showcases the Taylored Expressions Roly Poly – Bee die set.

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

I stamped the Brushed Hearts background with Strawberry Milkshake ink on Strawberry Milkshake cardstock (for a tone-one-tone look) and then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said – Valentine in Oreo ink. To reinforce the Valentine’s Day theme, I added hearts cut with Little Bits – Hearts, including some for the bee’s cheeks!

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

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Simon Says Stamp – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorillas Valentine

Hello! I am sharing a second CAS Valentine card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Picture Book Gorillas

I had used imaginary colors for the gorilla on my first card. This time I tried to be more realistic. I cut a number of cardstock colors, including black and a range of grays, before deciding on this combination of a light gray and dark gray. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the All My Love set and cut the red cardstock panel with an arch die. I was inspired by the way Laura Bassen added the sentiment to her adorable card. I finished the card with Lawn Fawn twine for a little color and texture.

I can’t wait to use this Gorilla on a birthday card!

 

SSS Friends Release – Picture Book Gorilla

Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a CAS card created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Gorilla die as part of their Friends release!

SSS Friends ReleaseSSS Picture Book Gorilla

I paired the gorilla, which was cut from cardstock colored with Distress Inks, with a sentiment from the All My Love set. For the background, I added embossing paste to Fog cardstock with the Large Falling Hearts stencil.

I finished the card with twine for a little color and texture.

SSS Picture Book Gorilla

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Day

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

Before you head off to shop, I have two more CAS Valentines to share!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet inks and cut the colored cardstock with the Little Bits – Hearts die several times. Next, I stamped a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with the How Sweet It Is sentiment. I created a mask from masking paper, cut with a die in the Heart Stacklets set, positioning it above the stamped sentiment. I used one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes to apply the Tumbled Glass ink on the outside of the mask. I then removed the mask and added the die-cut hearts. To finish the sentiment, I added the die-cut Loved sentiment.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second projects showcases the Mandala Background 2 stamp paired with one of the sentiments in the Simply Said – Valentine stamp set on a CAS Valentine’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I stamped the Simply Said – Valentine sentiment in Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I then stamped the Mandala Background 2 stamp by coloring it with ink markers in two of the corners, varying how much of the stamp I showed. I colored sections of the background stamp one at a time with ink markers in yellow, orange, red and purple.

Taylored Expressions December 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 list of the participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Day 3 Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The release products will be released tomorrow – December 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Mandala Background 1 stamp (there is another stunning Mandala Background as part of the release as well!).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the Mandala Background 1 stamp on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with gold embossing powder, rotating the cardstock so that I could have half of the image on top and on bottom. I added Lollipop, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue ink to the image with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. The Thanks Script sentiment was cut from Gold Foil cardstock.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories die set paired with the By the Fireside die set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I cut and assembled the fireplace and then decorated it! I knew I wanted to use the Playful Patterns – Valentine paper for the base and that I would be using pink. I added Lollipop and Strawberry Milkshake inks to Sugar Cube cardstock with the Clarity Stencil Brushes before cutting the items with the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories set. I cut a few of the accessories from Gold Foil cardstock and also used it to back the die-cut LOVE letters.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Unique Valentine’s Day Packaging

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. This month the products are Valentine-themed and will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two unique Valentine’s Day packaging ideas!

My first project features the Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends stamp set (with coordinating dies) designed to work with the previously released Matchbox set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I used the Matchbox die to create the matchbox from both solid cardstock and Playful Patterns – Valentine patterned paper. I stamped, colored and cut the cute taco images from Matchy Matchy – Foodie Friends and added them to a dry-embossed panel for the front of the match box. I stamped the punny sentiment for the interior and added a few hearts cut with the Little Bits – Hearts set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second project features the All Tucked In die which creates fun treat packaging. I used the die to create boxes for chocolate squares cut from the Playful Patterns – Valentines patterned paper .

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Several I tied with twine and added stamped tags using Mini Tags and Let’s Talk Sentiments. One I embellished with a ribbon cut with the Mini Mix & Match Bows set. It is easy to add patterned paper to the inside of the box as well! This month, Taylored Expressions has a promotion for this die (details included at the end of this post).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the All Tucked In die! 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 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017, and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via www.tayloredexpressions.com.

TE Dec 2017 Release Promotion

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Seeing Hearts

Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks! This month features Valentine-themed products, which will be released Thursday, December 7 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing two Valentine’s Day cards!

My first card features the new stamp set (with coordinating die set) – You Have My Heart. Three cute images with this set!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I stamped the You Have My Heart owls and colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the corresponding sentiment on  Strawberry Milkshake cardstock, and cut it with one of the Heart Stacklets dies. I cut a rectangular panel with one of the Inside Scallop Oval Stacklets twice to provide frames for the owls (these dies are designed to work with the previously released Stitched Oval Stacklets dies). I stamped, colored and cut the limb with the Hoot Hoot Hooray set.The owls’ heads are attached with Mini Wobble Springs for a fun, interactive element.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Pierced Heart Stacklets die set with which I created a String Art card.

TE December 2017 Release

I stamped Toffee cardstock with VersaMark ink using the Woodgrain Background stamp set. I cut the holes into the panel with one of the dies in the Pierced Heart Stacklets set and strung it with crochet twine. This took very little time!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I die-cut the Loved Script sentiment and dry-embossed the card base with the Weathered embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017