Taylored Expressions – Retirement Sale

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 120 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at prices up to 85% off — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Visit the SALE HERE to start shopping!

Plus, for a limited time, you can receive additional savings on these soon-to-be collector’s items (see graphic above for details). Additional discounts expire 11:59 pm CST on July 16, 2017.

I’m re-sharing personalized holiday items for the home using one of the items on the retirement list. I created Thanksgiving and Christmas napkin rings with our family’s initials and the Napkin Ring die set.

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

Taylored Expressions Napkin Rings

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Lawn Fawn – Happy Mail

Hello and Happy July! Today, I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Happy Mail

I had more layers on my design originally (I was planning to heat-emboss the sentiment on a strip of green grass), but decided I was just cluttering up the card (plus I wasn’t using green anywhere else).

Lawn Fawn Happy Mail
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Penny Black – Floral Die Cuts

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold, summer-themed, CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts

I die-cut the larger blooms using one of the dies in the 51-262 Poinsettia Bough set (I used this die set on holiday cards shown here and here). The smaller bloom was cut with a die in the 51-050 Tweet Things set and the greenery with the 51-119 Flower Frolic die.

I heat-embossed one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set on black cardstock. To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy. The background is a subtle woodgrain patterned paper. All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts

Taylored Expressions – Land of the Free

Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS patriotic card featuring the Simply Said – 4th of July set. I used the other sentiments in the stamp set on this card and this card.

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

I heat-embossed the sentiment and added die-cut embellishments cut with the Little Bits – Firework and Little Bits – Patriotic Confetti sets. I added texture with the Fireworks embossing folder. The patterned paper is from a Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

Taylored Expressions 4th of July

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Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set – Two CAS Cards

Hello! Today, I’m sharing two CAS cards featuring the fun and versatile Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends die set.

For my first card, I drew inspiration from the movie poster for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In the movie, Bill Murray’s character, Steve Zissou, wears a red beanie hat. I created a beanie-wearing sea lion with the die set and heat-embossed a sentiment from the Mermaid for You set on the die-cut wave.

Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set

For my second card, I created an Orca whale with the die set and added a Seattle Skyline (die purchased at Impress) to the background.

Lawn Fawn Narwhal Die Set

I cut the sentiment with the Cole’s ABCs set.

Supplies: Stampin’ Up cardstock

Taylored Expressions – CAS Patriotic Stars

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS patriotic card combining the Taylored Expressions Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo and Simply Said – 4th of July sets.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

The Lucky Stars Stamp & Die Combo set made the creation of this card a breeze! I stamped the stars in three different ink colors and then used the corresponding die to cut them out. I used the negative piece as a template for attaching them to the stitched rectangle, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said – 4th of July set.

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Card

For subtle texture, I used the Weathered embossing folder for the card base.

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Penny Black – Die-cut Summer Bouquet

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed, die-cut card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Summer-Themed Die-cut Bouquet

I cut the flowers using the 51-244 Gaiety and 51-242 Shall We Dance die sets, placing the flowers in a vase cut with the 51-142 Mason Jar set. I cut the blooms from green cardstock for the stems and various colors for the blooms. (All cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.) On the colored cardstock die-cuts, I trimmed the blooms from the stems and adhered them to the green die-cuts. I cut the jar from vellum, to which I had added double-sided adhesive. After cutting, but before adhering to the flowers, I added Distress Ink to the vellum to simulate water. I then removed the backing and adhered the jar to the top of the blooms placed on the dry-embossed background.

Penny Black Summer-Themed Die-cut Bouquet

I stamped the sentiment from the 30-228 Blooming Tags stamp set and cut it with a small tag die. I put the burlap string around the top of the Mason Jar to add a natural element. The Mason Jar shadow was created with an oval die.

 

Taylored Expressions – Feminine Nautical Card

Hello! I’ve been busy making summer cards and the nautical theme is one of my favorites. My CAS card created with Taylored Expressions products uses a less traditional color combination. (I really like red, white, and blue, and the usual colors for nautical cards, but I wanted to try something a bit different.)

TE Feminine Nautical Card

I stamped the Striped Background in Salt Water Taffy ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I die-cut a circle in the background panel to expose the heat-embossed Seas the Day sentiment. I added the die-cut Little Bits – Sailboat as an embellishment. When I finished the card needed a little something, so I sprinkled on TE Sequins – Hello Happiness!

TE Feminine Nautical Card

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Penny Black – Bold CAS Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black CAS Frames card

I cut the 51-235 Swirled Squares from black cardstock and adhered them to Stampin’ Up cardstock squares. To simplify alignment, I taped the squares together on the back. (I first considered adding white space between them, but that design didn’t leave enough margin on the sides and would have been more difficult to keep straight!) I added the assembled square to a card base stamped with one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set (a favorite as I’ve used it several times of late). To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy (attached with foam adhesive).

Penny Black CAS Frames card

 

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release – Happy Summer

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions June 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 – one nautical and the other beachy!

My first card features the On the Water – Fishing Boat in a CAS nautical scene.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I stamped the background with the Seas the Day sentiment and added the die-cut boat, fish (included in the boat set), and Build a Scene – Swirly Clouds cloud. To keep it simple, I added just one wave cut with the Build a Scene – Rolling Waves die.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release
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And it’s back to the beach for a Happy Summer card featuring a combination of die cuts showcasing Little Bits – Pineapple.

Taylored Expressions June 2017 Release

I cut the Little Bits – Pineapple in three different cardstock colors and added one of the sunglasses from Little Bits – Sunglasses to each. I also added tropical foliage cut with dies in Build a Scene – Tropical to the scene. I used Beach Border (trimmed on the right side to fit the vertical card orientation) for the background. The sentiment is cut with the Happy Summer Banner set.

Taylored Expressions June 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 blog roll of our participating designers!