Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Just a Note

Hi! I have been trying to pop a few notes in the mail to friends I have not seen for months! Just want them to know I am thinking of them and miss their company. Today's Just a Note card has a summer vibe with products from Pretty Pink Posh

The background is die cut with the Lattice Background Die. (See Links Below) I cut a piece of cardstock to fit behind the lattice die cut and blended Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. 

Next I stamped the monkeys from the Monkey Friends Stamp Set and the palm trees from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies. 

The grass is added with the Nature Essentials Dies and I added some machine stitching. The sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Lastly I added Lemon Drop Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

Thanks for visiting! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Yappy Birthday to You

Hi! I have been working on birthday cards this month. They seem to go out the fastest and I can never have too many in my stash. This card is created with the Gus & Gertie Stamp Set from Taylored Expressions. When it come to critters this is one of favorites! 


The images from the stamp set are stamped in Oreo Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Gus & Gertie Dies. I cut a circle of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the Stitched Circle Stacklet. I added clouds to be background with the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil Strips and Gumball Ink. I used the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets to mat the circle of clouds with Cherry Pop Cardstock. 


The background is created with the Puppy Love Layered Stencil. This is a set of two layering stencils. The sentiment is from the Simple Strips - Woof Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips - Well Rounded Die. For a little extra detail I added the machine zig zag stitch. 


Have a great day and thanks for taking a look! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Celebrate Your Day!

Hi Everyone! I have another birthday card with products from Pretty Pink Posh to share today. I've had a few cards ready to go from the new release but I have been waiting to share them until all the products were back in stock!! 

I started this card by cutting the frame with the Tropical Frame Die (see links below) from white Cardstock and then inked with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Behind the frame I added a piece of cardstock inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 

The cute monkey and vines are from the new Monkey Friends Stamp Set and die cut with Monkey Friends Coordinating Dies. The branch with the flowers on it is created with the branch in the Tropical Toucans Set and Dies. 

The sentiments are included the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I finished off with a few Caribbean Blue Jewels. 

Thanks for taking a look! I will be back with a few more cards this week. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

A Friend Birthday Card with Pretty Pink Posh

I am popping in today with a birthday card I created with products from Pretty Pink Posh.  I've had this card ready to share but have been waiting until the products were back in stock!

Let's start with the background for my card. I used the Layered Leaves & Flowers Stencils - See links below. This is a set of three stencils that you layer on on top of each other.  I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock for the card front and brushing on a light coat of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Next I stenciled the leaves, then the berries, and my last step was to use white embossing paste for the flowers. 


I die cut one of three dies in Stitched Leafy Borders Dies to add at the bottom along with the small white border with the Stitched Strips Dies. The sentiments are from the new Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. The frame is die cut with the Nature Essentials Dies. All back in stock here! I finished off the card by adding Flamingo Pink Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas Tags with the new Frosty Kit from Taylored Expressions

Hi All! I am back today with some Snowmen Tags I created with the cute, new Frosty Kit from Taylored Expressions. I like making tags for the holidays and I love getting an early start!


I used the Inside Bracket Stacklets for the base of all four tags. I used my TE Blender Brushes to ink the backgrounds and added an eyelet and a checked ribbon at the top of each tag. 


I used the Frosty Stencil with Deco Foil Metallix Gel in White Pearl to add the snowflakes to the background along with a few Bits and Pieces - White Rhinestones. 


The snowmen are easy and quick to put together and perfect for mass producing! I stamped two of sentiments included in the kit and attached them to the bottom of tag. Looking forward to adding these tags to dress up my packages at the holiday! 




Here is everything included in the Frosty Kit - which retails for $65:
  • Frosty Background Cling & Clear Combo stamp set
  • Frosty's Head die
  • Frosty's Body die
  • Frosty stencil
  • Winter Wishes Clearly Crafty stamp set
  • Sentiment Strip Duo die collection
  • Bits & Pieces - Snowflakes
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

Stop by the TE blog for all the details on the kit and more inspiration.  Also you can find me on Instagram here


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Let's Celebrate Christmas in July!

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Christmas in July with the release of a new TE Kit, the Frosty Kit. The kit is available NOW in the TE Store.


Here is everything included in the Frosty Kit - which retails for $65:
  • Frosty Background Cling & Clear Combo stamp set
  • Frosty's Head die
  • Frosty's Body die
  • Frosty stencil
  • Winter Wishes Clearly Crafty stamp set
  • Sentiment Strip Duo die collection
  • Bits & Pieces - Snowflakes
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

I have two projects to share today the I have created with the Frosty Kit.


My first card features the Frosty Background Cling & Clear Combo Stamp Set. I stamped in Oreo Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock. Then using the clear stamps in the set to added the details.  I stamped the cheeks in Cupcake Ink, the nose in Candy Corn Ink, and the bands on the hats in Peapod, Cherry Pop, Confetti Cake, and Blue Raspberry Ink.  Then I stenciled the snowflakes with the Frosty Stencil and Confetti Ink. You can see how the stencil fits perfectly around the snowmen. 

I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and matted with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. 


The kit come with a die to cut out the snowmen's heads. I stamped the background stamp again, picked two snowmen, stamped the details, and die the heads. I saved my stamped sheet of snowmen faces to use on the next project. 


I die cut two sentiment strips with the die included in the kit from Cherry Pop and Peapod Cardstock. Then I stamped two of the sentiments from the sentiment stamp set in Versamark Ink, embossed with TE White Embossing, and added the strips to the card front. I used foam tape to attached the two snowmen heads and finished off with two White Rhinestones. 




On my second card I stamped the Frosty Background Stamp on Toffee Card Stock in Sugar Cube Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Then I stenciled the snowflakes with the Frosty Stencil, my TE Blender Brushes, and Confetti Cake Ink. 


Then I created the three snowmen and added them to a circle stenciled with the Frosty Stencil and I added a hill of snow with the Build A Scene - Rolling Hills Die. 


I added sentiment at the bottom. And the card is ready to go with a pretty coordinating envelope and seal! 

Stop by the TE blog for all the details on the kit and more inspiration. I will be back tomorrow with another project with the kit! Also you can find me on Instagram here

Monday, July 20, 2020

Hello Friend with Pretty Pink Posh

Hi! I am starting off a busy week on the blog with a card from Pretty Pink Posh. I am happy to continue to get the chance to play with products from Pretty Posh as Paulina announces the newest Design Team today! Stop on over at the PPP Blog for a chance to win prize!


I started off by stamping the leaves and flowers in the Peonies Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Peonies Coordinating Dies. (Products are linked below) I love these pretty flowers. I cut a piece of white Cardstock for the card front and added the polka dots with the Medium Polka Dot Stencil


I cut the Hi Shaker Die into the card front and also from black cardstock. I inlaid the black die cut back into the card front and added yellow inked cardstock behind the shaker. I added a Glossy Black Jewel to the letter i. The sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I also added some lace threaded with red embroidery floss. 

Thanks for starting your week with me! Hop on over to the PPP Blog for all the news and the chance to win! 



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Christmas Personalized Stamp Pop-Up Shop from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions's Christmas Personalized Stamp Pop-Up Shop opens today and you can place an order through July 19th. I love this idea and know I will be placing an order!


Stop by the TE Blog for all the details! 

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