Sunday, July 12, 2020

Tailored Expressions Retirement Sale!

It’s time for the Taylored Expressions annual Retirement Sale! We are making room on the shelves for new goodies already pouring into the warehouse as we get ready to dive into the fall and holiday crafty season. Stop by the TE Blog for all the details! You can find all the retiring products HERE.


Happy shopping! 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club for July

Hi Friends! Today I have two projects to share I created with a new die from the Spellbinders Large Die Club for June. This month's Does Your Garden Grow Alphabet Set is perfect for making cards, decor, and scrapbook pages. Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.



This month's die set includes the whole alphabet and the these cute flowers and stems. First up is my card. I created the background by cutting a piece of white Cardstock and stenciling clouds and grass with Distress Inks. I die cut the letters for HELLO twice, once from a lightweight chipboard and once from cardstock, and then glued the cardstock over the chipboard.  This just gives the letters a little more dimension. 


Next I created the flowers and attached them to the letters. I added Carribean Blue Jewels to each flower. I added a sentiment below the flowers. I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I also added some machine stitching. 


Next is a 6 x 8 scrapbook page. Since I have been home more lately I decided to work on a few albums and I like the ideas of the smaller pages. The Does Your Garden Grow Alphabet Set is perfect for scrapbook! 


At the top I added one of the flowers. The papers are from Pinkfresh Studio - Let's Stay Home Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Paper Pack.


I added the word love at the bottom of the page with more flowers and stems. 



Thanks for stopping by. You can find all the on the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club HERE

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sunshine and Rainbows

Hi! I am back today with a couple more projects I created with the new Rainbow Release from Taylored Expressions. It is such a happy release! You can find all the new products here.


Today I am giving you a closer look at the Brighter Skies Stamp Set. ( All the products are linked below) I love this sentiment! I created the card front in a few stamp. First I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. Then I cut the Rainbow Die directly in the card front and set the die cuts aside. Next I stenciled with the Splash Stencil and Salt Water Taffy Ink. 

I inked the four rainbow die cuts in Guava, Candy Corn, Potato Chip, and Lime Zest Ink and placed the die cuts back into the card front and secured them with tape on the back. 


The clouds are cut with the Rainbow Clouds Duo and I inked the edges with Salt Water Taffy Ink. I stamped the sentiment twice, once on the card and once on one of the clouds, layering the cloud over the card front. I colored the boots with Copic Marker and added a few Drip Drops. 


Here are couple of tags I created with the Tag Stacklets 2. 


I used the Splash Stencil for the background and the sentiments are a combination of the sentiments in the Brighter Skies Stamp Set and the Building Blocks-Be Bright Stamp Set. 


This background is created with the Heart to Heart Stamp Set and Cupcake Ink. 

Thanks for taking a look! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and lots more inspiration with the new products. You can find me Instagram HERE



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New Rainbow Release from Taylored Expressions!

Hi All! I have some newly released rainbow themed products to share with you from Taylored Expressions. Some of products were originally in the TE Over the Rainbow Kit and can now be purchased separately! And there are also some brand new products in the store. All the new products  are available NOW in the TE Store. I have two projects to share and all the links to the new products are listed below.


To create this card I die cut the Over the Rainbow Die directly into Sugar Cube Cardstock. I inked the four rainbow die cuts in Confetti Carke, Mint Julep, Fruit Punch, and Potato Chip Ink and inlayed them back into the Sugar Cube Cardstock. 

I added the sentiment with the Over the Rainbow Sentiments and the black dots with the Over the Rainbow Stamp Set. The heart is cut from Fruit Punch Cardstock. 


The background is stamped with the Rainbow Waves Background. I added the clouds at the bottom of the rainbow with the new Rainbow Cloud Duo. The "Hugs" sentiment is included in the new Building Blocks - Be Bright Stamp Set and die cut with the Building Blocks Die. 



My second card features the new Brighter Skies Stamp Set and the Brighter Skies Die. There are four stamps in the stamp set and on this card I used the rainbow. I stamped in Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I stenciled the background with the Here Comes the Sun Stencil and cut a circle in the card front with the Stitched Circle Stacklets. Behind the circle I added foam tape and then added the cut circle back into the card front. 

I added a few clouds inside and outside the circle with the Rainbow Cloud Duo and added a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones. 


The sentiment are all included in the new Building Blocks - Be Bright Stamp Set and die cut with the Building Blocks Die. The hill is die cut with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills Die and inked with Granny Smith and Lime Zest Ink. 


Thanks for taking a look! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and lots more inspiration with the new products. I will be back tomorrow with a few more projects. You and find me Instagram HERE


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The New Farm Fresh Kit from Taylored Expressions!

Hi All! Today I have a brand new Farm Fresh Kit to share with you from Taylored Expressions! It is available NOW in the TE Shop.


The Farm Fresh Kit includes everything that you need to create cute farm themed projects that include the cutest bobble head farm critters! The kit retails for $89 and includes the following supplies:
  • Gingham Check Background stamp
  • Farm Fresh stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters die collection
  • Set the Scene - Grass Stencil Strips set
  • 6 Mini Wobble Springs
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch (the zipper color will vary) with a custom kit label



Let's start with the background and the Gingham Check Background Stamp. I am so excited to have a small checked background stamp. I know it is one of those stamps I will use throughout the year! I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Next I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets and cut a circle directly into the card front. To create the scene behind the circle I stamped the barn in Oreo Ink, colored with Copic Markers and then masked off the barn. I added the grass with the Set the Scene - Grass Stencil Strips set that is included in the kit. I also used two TE products that are not included in the kit, the Stitched Cloud Duo and the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil. 


On the card front I added the cow, the fence, and the two sentiments, all included in the kit. 


The kit included 6 Custom Envelope Seals and 6 different colored Envelopes. I just love the Custom Seals, such a nice touch when you send the card! 


I used the same basic method as the first card to create this background. I stamped the barn, colored, and masked off the barn. Then I stenciled the grass with the stencil in the kit and pulled out the Here Comes the Sun Stencil from my stash to stencil the sun rays. 


I attached the head of the chicken to a Mini Wobble Spring so the head bounces around! So cute! Behind the chicken I added the fence then stamped the sentiments. 

Stop over at the TE Blog for all the details on the Farm Fresh Kit and more inspirations with the new products. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Celebrate Your Day

Hi All! I have another card to share today with products from the new Pretty Pink Posh June Release. I love the cute jungle theme and a sentiment set that has a sentiment for every occasion! 


I started by creating the card front. I cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock and used the new Woodgrain Circle Stencil with Kraft Ink. I added the leaf border at top and bottom of the card front with on of the border in Stitched Leafy Border Dies, blending a little ink on the edges of the leaves. I added the white frame with the new Nature Essentials Dies. 

The sweet giraffe and the leaves are from the Jungle Additions Stamp Set and die cut with the Jungle Additions Coordinating Dies. The two flowers are from the Jungle Friends Stamp Set. The new stamp sets all work really well together. The sentiments are from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. And I am always happy to another birthday card in my stash! 
Thanks for taking a look. Have a good weekend. If you would like to follow me on Instagram you can find me HERE.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hot Flash Grumplings from Taylored Expressions

Happy Saturday! I have a fun, new stamp set to share with you today from Taylored Expressions, Hot Flash Grumplings!! There are four cute Grumplings in the stamp set and sentiments that are sure make your female friends of a "certain age" SMILE! You can find the new products in the TE Shop NOW!


I chose to work with the Panda stamp. Her face is perfect! The fan is also included in the Hot Flash Grumplings Stamp Set and of course there are coordinating Hot Flash Grumplings Dies! 


The panda is mounted on a circle of Sugar Cube Cardstock that I die cut with Stitched Circle Stacklets and framed with the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets. I added the clouds to the background with my TE Blender Brushes and Confetti Cake Ink. 


The card front is put together with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, and the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1. The black and white strip paper is from the TE 6 x 6 Paper Pack - Black and White. At the bottom I stamped the sentiment in Oreo Ink. 

Hope my card made you smile!! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration! Have a good weekend!! 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop Day 2

Hi and welcome to day two of the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! You can find all of the new products in the PPP shop! If you’re arriving from Sharna Waksmulski's blog, you’re in the right spot. A full list of the hop participants are listed below, as well as details on a comment-to-win giveaway.


I have two cards to share today. You can find all the product links at the bottom of the post. 

My first card is a shaker card. The first step was to build the shaker. I cut a piece of white Cardstock and added the pattern with the Jungle Background Stencil and a light green ink. Next I cut the Hi Shaker Die twice, one directly into the card front and once from white cardstock. I inlaid the white die cut back into the card front and added clear acetate and foam tape behind the window to form the shaker. 

I dropping three of the new seed bead colors, Azalea Pink, Grass Green, and Sunshine. 

Next I stamped images from the Jungle Additions Stamp Set and the Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set and die cut with the Coordinating Jungle Additions and Hibiscus Flowers Dies. I arranged the stamped images around the shaker.

The sentiment is from the new Simple Sentiments Stamp Set, a full stamp set of great sentiments for many occasions! The sentiment is die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I added Flamingo Pink Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

I used the new Nature Essentials Dies to create this amazing background on my second card. This is such a creative die. The Nature Essentials Dies cut the clouds, the tree and leaves, the grass, and dirt. The tree and dirt I cut from Kraft Cardstock and the other pieces I cut from white cardstock and inked. I added detail to the leaves with Copic Markers. 


The animals and vines are stamped with the Jungle Friends Stamp Set and the Monkey Friends Stamp Set and then die cut.  The sentiment is another greeting in the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies

PRIZES: be sure to leave comments on each stop. We are giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before June 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. I’ll be announcing the winners next week, so be sure to return and see if you are one of the winners!

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is the amazing Jeanne Jachna.   

Caly Person           
Melody Rupple   (You are here)       
Dana Kirby    




Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New Release from Pretty Pink Posh!

Hi All! There is new release available today from Pretty Pink Posh! We have cute new jungle and animal themed stamp sets, great sentiment sets, new dies, new stencils, and new colors of seeds beads. I will be sharing my projects I created with you over the new few days.

My first card with the new products is created with the Monkey Friends Stamp Set. These cute monkeys make me smile! I colored the images with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Monkey Friends Coordinating Dies

Next I die cut the vines with one of the three dies in the Stitched Leafy Borders Dies from watercolor paper. I blended Distress Ink on the vines with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and spritzed the paper with water. 

I used the same greens as the vines and Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to blend the background. I cut the edges of the card front with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. I hung the monkeys from the vines with foam tape. Behind the vines I added a few clouds with the cloud die in the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies and finished off the card with a little sparkle from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

Stop back by tomorrow for more inspiration with the new release! Happy Shopping! You can find all the new products HERE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

New Cat Lover's Release from Taylored Expressions

Hi All! We have a new release available tomorrow from Taylored Expression, the Cat Lover's Release! The release has 6 new products including stamp sets, dies, and an addition to the popular Simple Strips collection. Everything is available at the TE webstore NOW! 



Today my card features the new Loyal Friend Stamp Set. The loss of pet is always hard and this stamp set helps you find the right words. 


First I cut a a panel of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the largest die in the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. Next I used the paw print stencil in the Puppy Love Layered Stencil with Sea Salt Ink and my TE Blender Brushes. Then I stamped  the feather and paw prints with the stamp in the Loyal Friend Stamp Set. I used my Misti and stamped the image in Poppy Seed Ink, then again in Versamark Ink, and then embossed with TE Clear Embossing Powder. 


I used one of the rectangles in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to cut directly into the card front.  I brushed on Salt Water Taffy Ink and then stamped the sentiment in Poppy Seed Ink and inlayed the rectangle back in the card front. The cat is die cut with the new Silhouettes- Cats Die. 



Tomorrow, June 16th – Sunday, June 21st (or while supplies last), spend $35 or more in the Taylored Expressions webstore and receive a set of Max & Millie vinyl stickers FREE. Spend $75 or more and you will receive the vinyl stickers PLUS a the Cattitude clear stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details on the new products and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.