Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release – Day Three Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day Three 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 tomorrow – Thursday, May 4 @ 7 AM PST!

My first project is a Father’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

I cut the Little Bits – Tools from Metallic Neutrals cardstock and other colors (for the handles) adding the assembled tools to a card base on which I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – Dad set. I added Block Party – Dad and a frame cut with Frame in Frame Cutting Plate. The card base was dry-embossed with the Plaid folder to reinforce the masculine theme.

Taylored Expressions May 2017 Release

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My second project is a masculine notecard set showcasing the Gunny Sack Background stamp.

I stamped both Sugar Cube and Toffee cardstock with the Gunny Sack Background stamp, using four different TE ink colors – Pumpkin, Sweet Basil, Blue Corn and Chocolate Truffle. I die cut the Initially M from cardstock in those same colors (twice for each card for extra depth). For the Sugar Cube cards, I paired the initials with different colors than the background colors; the Blue Corn initial with the Pumpkin background, for example. For the Toffee cards, I paired initials with the same colors as the background colors. To package the gift set, I used the Simply Said – Dad with the Noteworthy Belly Band and Clear Card Box.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Avery Elle Watercolored Ribbit Ribbit

Hello! I’m sharing a “miss you” card featuring the Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit stamp set.

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

I stamped the images on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color brushes. I used the Clarity stencil brushes to apply color to the card background to simulate water. I masked the first part of the heat-embossed sentiment from the Handwritten Notes set, which reads “I Miss You” since I had two frogs.

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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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Lawn Fawn Flower Power – Mother’s Day Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Mother’s Day card featuring the Lawn Fawn Flower Power die set.

Lawn Fawn Flower Power

I made this card with my mother in mind, although she is no longer alive. She absolutely loved bright colors (no pastels for her)! And this style of flower reminds me of the bright flowers from the 1960s, which were seemingly everywhere! I cut the flowers, leaves, and flower centers from a variety of cardstock colors. I cut A LOT of flowers before choosing two shades of orange and two shades of pink. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment (two separate stamps from the Lawn Fawn Mom + Me set) at the same time.

Lawn Fawn Flower Power

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Penny Black Simplicity Watercolored Flowers

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS watercolored thank you card featuring the Penny Black stamp set 30-418 Stitched Flowers from the BLISS 2017 release.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

I stamped the floral image with VersaFine ink on Arches watercolor paper and colored it with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and Distress Inks. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment. I added the panel to a card base which I colored with Distress Inks to match the floral blooms. To finish it off, I added a die-cut frame cut from gray cardstock.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

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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Take It Easy – Lawn Fawn Hang in There

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Hang in There stamp set. Who can resist this cute sloth?!

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

I stamped and colored the images, using Copic markers and colored pencils. I added the cut images to a background colored with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The heat-embossed sentiment was cut with a die in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I used a Taylored Expressions dry-embossing folder for some texture.

Lawn Fawn Hang in There

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Hello – Avery Elle Woodland Wonders Owl

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring several Avery Elle sets. And yes, I did just post another owl card! I decided that I’d feature owls all week!

Avery Elle Owl

I Copic-colored the owl and butterfly from Woodland Wonders placing the owl on a tree cut with the Tree die set and embossed with a Stampin’ Up folder. (We have a lot of trees that look like this in our neighborhood, especially after an abundance of winter storms.) The card background was colored with Distress Inks, and I added ink to the dry-embossed tree as well so that the dry-embossing would stand out. I needed something to fill that blue sky, so I added clouds cut with the Simple Puffy Cloud Frames set. Finally, I cut several of the Hello sentiment with the Sentimental die set and glued them together for depth.

Avery Elle Owl

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