Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pretty Magnolias

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! I seemed to given out all my birthday cards! I played with the beautiful Magnolia Flowers Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh to add another card to my stash. I love the elegance of this flower set.


I stamped the flowers and leaves in black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I die cut with the Magnolia Flowers Coordinating Dies and splattered the leaves with white, gold, and green paint. I highlighted the flowers with a white gel pen. 


I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Friends Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I finished off the card with a scattering of gold sequins from the Metallic Gold Confetti Mix. 


Have a great day! 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi Friends! I have a new card to share today created with products from Pretty Pink Posh. The Spring Wreath Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the latest release. This is a pretty clean and simple card, at least for me! But I liked the simple statement the card makes.


I added a light sponging of Oxide Distress Ink in Shabby Shutter to white cardstock and then stamped the wreath in black ink. I colored the image with Copic Markers and then die cut the wreath with the Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies.  I added twine to hang my wreath with and then die cut the bow with the Twine and Bows Dies

I decided I wanted the middle panel to give the appearance of a door so I used my Scor-Pal to score the vertical lines. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set in the middle of the wreath. I added the largest jewel in the Espresso Jewels for the door knob! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 



Friday, April 5, 2019

Happy Birthday Friend

Hi Everyone and happy Friday! We are celebrating some birthdays this weekend so I was in need of a few birthday cards. Seems like I can never have too many birthday cards in my stash! I created this card with products from Pretty Pink Posh, and one of my favorite flowers stamp sets, the Wild Rose Stamp Set.

I stamped the roses in Versamark Ink on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the flowers and leaves. I images are die cut with the Wild Rose Coordinating Dies


To create the card front I layered strips of paper. First a strip of patterned paper and then a scalloped border cut the with Stitched Borders Dies from black cardstock. Next I cut a strip of pink cardstock and stamped the birthday sentiment from the Fox Friends Stamp Set along the edge of the strip. The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and my final touch is a few Midnight Black Jewels. 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 



Thursday, April 4, 2019

It's April Release Day at Taylored Expressions

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's April Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW. Today I have two more projects to share with you featuring a number of the newly release projects.



I love the modern feel of the new Brimming With Love Stamp Set! I used a combination of Guava, Lemon Meringue, Lavender Glaze, Cupcake, Salt Water Taffy, Peapod, and Lime Zest Ink. But the color combination are endless! You could even go with a seasonal look. The image is die cut with the coordinating Brimming With Love Die.


I used the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp and the new Grid Background Stamp with my Misti to create the background. Love! The frame is die cut with the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate. 





My second card is created with the new Folksy Flower Cutting Plate. There are many ways you can use this cutting plate, making your design as simple or intricate as you would like. On this card I chose to inlay a variety of colors of cardstocks and accent with Nuvo Crystal Drops.


The sentiment is from the new Drop a Note Stamp Set. I stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 





Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Babies and Anniversaries

Hi Friends and welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions April Release Sneak Peeks. I have three cards to share today that are perfect for those specials occasions in life, new babies and anniversaries! All the new products will be available tomorrow starting at 9am CDT Thursday, April  4th.


My first card features the new Bubble Greetings - Baby. I went all pink for a little girl! I stamped in Oreo Ink, paper pieced the onesie, and colored with Copic Markers. Then I die cut the panel with the Stitched Square Stacklets and framed the image with the Petite Scallop Square Stacklets. The smaller sentiment is from the new The Inside Scoop - Baby Stamp Set and die cut with the Double Ended Flags Stacklets. 


I really love the background on this card! I started by stamping the Buffalo Plaid Background in Cupcake Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock. The Buffalo Plaid Background was released a few month ago and has been one of my very favorite stamps. This month TE is releasing the Grid Background which works so well with the Buffalo Plaid Background to create this amazing background! 

I finished off the card with a die cut flower from the Mini Bloomers 2 Dies and leaves from the Bloomers Greenery. 


I stamped one of the great sentiments from the new The Inside Scoop - Baby Stamp Set on the inside of the card and added a few of the left over die cuts. 



My second new baby card with created with the new World Map Background. I stamped the background on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and then embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. I watercolored with TE Liquid Watercolors in Peapod and Cookie Monster. 


I stamped the sentiment from the new Handlettered Baby Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on Vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. I added just a touch a lace to the edges of the card front. 


It is nice to have the inside of a card finished off and ready to go! Here I lightly stenciled stars with the Scattered Stars Stencil and stamped another sentiment from The Inside Scoop - Baby Stamp Set



My final card features the new Love Story Die, a beautiful silhouette! I die cut with Oreo Cardstock and attached the silhouette with foam tape to give me a little room to attach the balloon strings through the bench. The numbers are die cut with the new Banner Years Numbers Dies from TE Silver Foil and attached to balloons die cut with the Little Bits - Balloons Dies. 


I used the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil to create the background with Confetti Ink. The sentiment is from the new The Inside Scoop - Anniversary. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Silver Embossing Powder. I framed the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. 


On the inside of the card I added a few clouds and stamped another sentiment from The Inside Scoop - Anniversary.


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 stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with my release day projects. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 2 - Happy Bloomin' Birthday

Welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions April Release Sneak Peeks! Today I have a birthday themed card and a graduation card to share with you using a number of the new products being released this month. All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT Thursday, April  4th.


Let's start with the birthday card, created with the new Inky Fingers - Flowers Stamp Set. I used my finger print to add the color to the faces on the flowers. It's a fun idea and and I think it would be a great stamp set for kids to play with. After I added my finger print I added additional details with Copic Markers. The sentiment is also included in the stamp set. 


I created the background with the Set the Scene - Cloud Stencil and Confetti Ink. The clouds are die cut with the Stitched Cloud Duo, the butterflies with the Little Bits - Butterflies, and the grass with the Wispy Grass Border. 



Next up is a graduation themed card. I created the background with the new Star Fall Background Stamp, stamping in Versamark Ink and embossing with Gold Embossing Powder. I added a strip of black and white paper from the Playful Patterns - Black and White Paper Pack and a small strip of TE Gold Foil. 


The graduation caps and sentiment are stamped with the new The Tassel Stamp Set. The caps are die cut with the new Tassel Die and the sentiment with the Banner 1 Die. I added gold sequins to the tops of the caps. 


Here's a look at the inside of the card which is also stamped with The Tassel Stamp Set. 




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 stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi and welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions April Sneak Peeks. We have 40 new products to share including spring occasions like Mother's Day, Graduation, Teacher Appreciation, Wedding, and Baby! All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT Thursday, April  4th.



Today I am giving you a peek at the new Simply Stamped - Feathers Stamp Set and Simply Stamped - Feathers Dies. This is one of the new stamp sets designed by Heather Nichols! I decided to go with blues and greens for the feathers. The feathers are done in three steps, which adds so much texture and pattern. 


I cut the card front from watercolor paper and and sponged on Salt Water Taffy Ink and splattered on watered down white paint and Blueberry Ink. I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets to create the window in the card front. The sentiment is from the new Wild and Free Stamp Set. I arranged the feathers around the sentiment and added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 


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 stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek.




Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Flying By To Say Hello

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I have another spring inspired cards to share, created with the Pretty Pink Posh Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set. I played with a different color combo, bringing in some bright blues, aquas, and reds.


I stamped three of the butterflies in the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set and leaves and flowers from the Spring Wreath Stamp Set in black ink. The images are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut the coordinating dies. (links are below)

I used a stencil to add a light background of clouds to the card front then used the Scallop Hexagons Dies to cut directly into the cad front. Then I used the die again to cut the frame and inlay it into the card front. I added foam tape behind the card front to add dimension. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. I arranged the foliage and butterflies around the sentiment and added a little sparkle with a few Blue Lagoon Jewels Jewels.


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Monday, March 25, 2019

Spellbinders New Collections Blog Hop


Hi and welcome the the Spellbinder New Collections Inspiration Blog Hop featuring the new Happy and Gilded Age Products! You should have arrived here from Jacquie Dean's Blog. You can find a full list of designers participating in the Hop below. 


My first card features the new Shapeabilites Sending a Happy Birthday Etched Dies Happy by Sharyn Sowell. This die set creates such a cute scene! I created the background for the 5 x 5 card front by stenciling clouds and adding a border of patterned paper at the bottom. 


All the die cuts I used to create this card are included in the Sending a Happy Birthday Etched Dies Set, including the sentiment. I cut the little girl twice, once from white cardstock and again from a teal cardstock. To create the dress I cut off the legs, arms, and head. I also die cut the sentiment twice, once from a bright pink cardstock and again from yellow cardstock. Then I layered the pink over the yellow, offsetting just a bit to leave the yellow shadow. 


My second card is created with the new Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil Plate The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken. I used the Glimmer Hot Foil System and Glimmer Hot Foil in Skybright to foil the die. 


The sentiment is from the Captured Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. I accented the foil with clear sequins and lace. 

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Desiree Kuemmerle's Blog for more inspiration. 

Melody Rupple (You are here)