Penny Black Simplicity – A Day of Loveliness

Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card created with Penny Black supplies.

Penny Black Simplicity 40-469 Hydrangea

I stamped the 40-469 Hydrangea image using different colors of Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean; I combined inks on the stamp before stamping) three times, rotating the image each time.

I stamped a sentiment from 30-353 Words of Kindness and added butterflies cut from cardstock, to which I’d applied Distress Inks, with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy set.

I hope you’ll head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog where I am sharing a different take with the 40-469 Hydrangea stamp.

Did Someone Say Birthday?

Hello! Today I’m sharing a birthday card created with Taylored Expressions supplies showcasing the Paw-some stamp & die combo. There are multiple birthdays on our family’s horizon!

Taylored Expressions Paw-some Birthday

I created the background scene with Build a Scene – Rolling HillsBuild a Scene – Farm Fence and the Build a Doghouse set. I cut the dog house from cardstock dry-embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder. I stamped, colored and cut the dog and birdies using the Paw-some stamp & die combo. I stamped one of the set’s sentiments on the card background sky.

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It’s a Birthday Party – Lawn Fawn Party Animals

Hello! I’m sharing a birthday card created with Lawn Fawn supplies, namely the Party Animal stamp set (one of my favorites).

Lawn Fawn Party Animals

I stamped and colored with Copic markers the critters, birds, balloons and cake, then cut the images with their corresponding dies. The scene was created with both the Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape and the Stitched Hillside Pop-Up. I used the sentiment from Year One. I’m ready to join their party!

Lawn Fawn Party Animals

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Hoot Hoot Hooray

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS birthday card created with Taylored Expressions supplies. I’m always in need of birthday cards, no matter what the season.

Taylored Expression Hoot Hoot Hooray

The Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp & die combo makes for quick card making!
I stamped the images and colored them with Copic markers. I used the Clarity Brushes to apply Distress Inks on a watercolor panel, on to which
I stamped the sentiment. I added a frame cut with the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 set for visual interest. I cut the images with their coordinating frames and added them to the scene with foam adhesive. I attached a piece of Woodgrain Textured cardstock to the card base for the background.

Taylored Expression Hoot Hoot Hooray

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Penny Black Simplicity – Sunny Wishes

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS friendship card created with Penny Black supplies. It was so relaxing to watercolor bright flowers given the rain and overcast we’ve been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest.

PB Simplicity Sunny Wishes

I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from the 30-346 Perfect Pairing stamp set on Arches watercolor paper and colored it with Zig brushes and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. After the panel was dry, I stamped a sentiment from 30-344 Sunny Wishes and adhered the panel to an A2 card base.

PB Simplicity Sunny Wishes

Hello There

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another “just because” card, this one is created with Taylored Expressions supplies.

Taylored Expressions Hello There

I stamped the Simply Succulents images and colored them with Copics markers. I used their corresponding dies to cut them out. I used the large Clarity brush to apply the Sprinkles ink to the Watercolor cardstock, which I cut with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles Stacklets set. I dry-embossed the card base with the Herringbone folder.

Taylored Expressions Hello There

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Lawn Fawn – Magical Day

Hello! Today I’m sharing a spring-themed “just because” card created with Lawn Fawn supplies.

Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends

I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends and colored them with Copics. I placed the colored images, which I cut with their corresponding dies, in a scene created with the Lawn Cuts Meadow Borders and one of the dies in the Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Border set onto which I had heat-embossed the sentiment.

Lawn Fawn Fairy FriendsThe sun is out here in the Pacific Northwest and I’m thinking about spring!

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Penny Black Simplicity – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with Penny Black supplies. This postman hedgehog is making his rounds with Valentines!

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

I stamped the hedgehog image, from the 30-271 Share A Hug stamp set, on watercolor paper and colored it with a variety of mediums, including watercolor pencils, Zig markers and Distress inks. I cut a frame for the image from patterned paper in my stash. I die-cut the sentiment, from the 51-284 Filled With Love set, twice for extra depth. I added the sentiment to the frame with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

Spring Blossoms – Taylored Expressions Feb 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions February 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’ve got two more projects to share! My first card combines a wreath created with the Spring Florals set and the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I created a wreath with the Spring Florals set to which I added a few blossoms from the Fresh Florals set. I used Lemon Meringue Enamel Shapes on the centers of many of the blossoms. There is a promotion on both the Spring Florals set and the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate. I have details at the end of this post.

TE Feb 2017 ReleaseSupplies:

Spring is one of my favorite times of year! And spring showers do bring flowers – I’m looking forward to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here in the Pacific Northwest. My final card combines a die-cut Blessed Script sentiment with the Rainboot Bouquet image.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I stamped the Rainboot Bouquet image and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the Blessed Script sentiment twice, adhering the pieces together for added depth. The die cut pairs with the So Very Blessed stamp set.

TE Feb 2017 Release
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This month, there are two ways to earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS! 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. For a limited time, you’ll earn 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle and 54 Crafty Points on our Exclusive Lattice Frame Cutting Plate! Offers valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via the retail site www.tayloredexpressions.com.

 

Lattice Frame Cutting Plate Double Points

Enamel Shapes Double Points

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!

Easter Wishes – Taylored Expressions Feb 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peeks. The Easter and Spring season products we have been sneaking this week will be released tomorrow – Thursday, February 9 @ 7 AM PST!

Today I’m sharing two cards created entirely with die-cuts. My first card showcases the Eventful – Bunny Border.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I used a variety of Taylored Expressions dies to create the layers on the card. I created the sentiment with the Easter Wishes Banner. I chose to leave the bunnies white and place them in a scene with a lot of color. However, there are lots of ways one could use this die set – color the die-cut with Copic markers or watercolors or cut it into two pieces and insert those pieces into a die-cut scene.

TE Feb 2017 Release

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For my second project, I created an Easter basket on to which I added the die-cut Easter Wishes Banner sentiment.

TE Feb 2017 Release

I filled a basket created with the Wicker Pocket die with eggs cut with the Egg Stacklets set and dry-embossed with the Loopy Loops and On the Spot folders.

TE Feb 2017 Release

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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!