Thursday, October 24, 2019

Easy Birthday Card With The New Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I am back today with more masking inspiration with the new 6 x 6 Designer Masking Stencil from Taylored Expressions in collaboration with Laurie Willison. I am using the Rectangle Masking Stencil to create a easy birthday card. 


I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock for the card front. I simply attached the larger of the two Rectangle Masking Stencils with Purple Tape to the card front and using a TE Blender Brush I blended Salt Water Taffy, Sprinkles, and Blue Raspberry Ink. So easy! In the middle of the rectangle I stamped a sentiment from the Handlettered Sentiments Stamp Set. 


The flowers and leaves are all stamped with the Fresh Florals Stamp Set and die cut with the Fresh Florals Dies. My ink combination are linked below. 



Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new Masking Stencils. There are  links to the TE team and special guests that are sharing projects . 



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Masking Stencils from Taylored Expressions!

I am back today with another look at the new 6 x 6 Designer Masking Stencil from Taylored Expressions in collaboration with Laurie Willison. I have a card I created with the Oval Masking Stencil


I started by attaching the Oval Stencil to a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock with Purple Tape. Using my yellow TE Blender Brush I sponged on a light layer of Potato Chip Ink. Then keeping the stencil attached to the cardstock I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the Wildflower Background Stamp in the Oval. The flowers colored with Copic Markers. 


To frame the oval with a different color ink, I taped the Oval Mask over the work I had just completed. Then I sponged Cupcake Ink around the edges. Perfect masking made easy!! I die cut the card front with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and matted the card front with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. The sentiment is from the Simple Strips - Birthday Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Die


Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new Masking Stencils. There are  links to the TE team and special guests that are sharing projects . Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another project. 



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Introducing the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils!

Today I have a exciting new product to share with you from Taylored Expressions in collaboration with Laurie Willison6 x 6 Designer Masking Stencils! There are four stencils, circles, rectangle, ovals and squares.

No more masking with washi tape hoping your lines are straight and your paper doesn’t rip when you remove it. Simply use Pixie Spray or purple tape to adhere the stencil to the back of your cardstock panel - no more ripping!

There are two lines etched into each stencil for perfect alignment of an A2 card base or the layer just inside an A2 size (4” x 5.25”). Takes the guesswork out of centering the mask!

The stencil mask also includes the solid shape that falls out from the middle allowing you to reverse mask or apply two tones of ink to the project.


My first project uses the Masking Stencils - Circles. I attached a piece of Salt Water Taffy Cardstock to the back of the 6 x 6 Circle Stencil with Purple Tape. I created the background in the circle by blending Lime Zest and Peapod Ink for the grass and I used the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil and Sprinkles Ink to add the clouds. When I pulled the mask off my circle was perfect! 


Next I taped just the circle mask over the background in the circle I had just created. Then I placed the Folk Art Tulip Stencil one the circle mask and the cardstock and stenciled the background on the rest of the card front. I die cut the card front with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and matted the card front with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. 

I used the Folk Art - Spring Die to added the Birdhouse, bird and flowers to the circle. The sentiment is included in the Folk Art Phrases Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new Masking Stencils! 


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop Day 2


Hi and welcome to Day 2 o f the Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop. The hop will be full inspiration for Holiday projects!

Be sure to leave a comment as you hop! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/22/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.


I have two cards to share with you! My first card features the Winter Scene Die and the Leaves & Berries Stencil. To create the background I used the Leaves & Berries Stencil with a white pigment ink. The scene in the center is so easy to create with the Winter Scene Die. The night sky is ink blended and I added embossing paste to hills of snow to add some texture. 


I added the floral embellishment with the new Winter Wreath Stamp Set and the Winter Wreath Coordinating Dies. I stamped in Versamark Ink, embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set. I finished off the card with confetti from the new Classic Christmas Confetti Mix


Next up is the Joy Stamp Set and the Joy Coordinating Dies. So fun! I stamped "JOY" on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Then I die cut a panel of aqua cardstock with the largest die in the Stitched Notes Dies. And then I cut the Joy Coordinating Dies directly into the panel to frame the stamped image. 

I framed the panel with white cardstock and trimmed the edges with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. The sentiment, Santa hat, and holly are all included in the Joy Stamp Set. I added three red berries to the Santa hat from the new Merry Confetti Mix

Here is the complete blog hop list for today: 

Caly Person       
Thi Lam      
Melody Rupple       
Alix Davis        
Dana Kirby    
Heather Hoffman      



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Festive Wreaths Slider Cards

Hi! Today I am sharing a fun die from Spellbinders that creates a slider card. I have created two cards with the Festive Wreaths Slide Card Large Die of the Month Club. The die includes elements to create wreaths for occasions throughout the year and it is on sale!

Save up to 40% off select past club kits www.spellbinderspaperarts.com.  Click Here to view eligible items. Club members must Log In to view club member discounts. Orders are processed in the order that they are received. If you purchase an item that is out of stock, the item(s) will be removed from your order and you will not be charged for that item(s). Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes clearance items, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 10-15-19 to 10-20-19 at 11:59 PST.


My first card is a Christmas card. I die cut a variety of leaves, snowflakes, and flowers from cardstock with the  Festive Wreaths Slide Card Large Die of the Month Club and layered them on the circle that you die cut for the wreath base. I cut a circle of vellum and attached it behind the wreath and added a sentiment. 


The die set comes with a base, slider, and insert dies and instructions to put your card together. I added twine to the slider. When you pull the twine the wreath pop up and shows the hidden sentiment. 


I backed the card with white cardstock so that you can sign the card on the back if you wish, or you could hand write a note in the hidden window. And the card is beautiful to display! 


I went with a fall theme on my second card. It is put together the same way as the first card. I stenciled the background using Kraft cardstock and white ink. 


The "HI" sentiment is included in the Festive Wreaths Slide Card Large Die of the Month Club



Thanks for stopping by! You can find all the products included in the sale HERE


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Holiday! It's October Release Day at Pretty Pink Posh

Hi Everyone! I am excited to start sharing the Pretty Pink Posh October Holiday Release with you. There are seven stamp sets, five new individual dies, and five new stencils! Today I am sharing a look at the new Winter Wreath Stamp Set and Dies.


The Winter Wreath Stamp Set comes with the wreath stamp and a number of individual flowers and foliage, which I love for adding additional detail to projects. The wreath is colored with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Winter Wreath Coordinating Dies. At the top of the wreath I added twine, a poinsettia, and extra leaves and berries. 


The holiday pattern down each side of the card is stamped with the new Winter Borders Stamp Set. This is just of the ways to use the border stamp. I added a panel of cardstock down the middle of card and stamped the sentiment included in the Winter Wreath Stamp Set . The final detail is a few sequins from the new Classic Christmas Confetti Mix

Happy Shopping! You can find all the new products HERE

Friday, October 11, 2019

Grateful for You

Happy Friday! I finished adding a little Fall decor to my home this week. I am definitely enjoying the change in season. So today I have a Fall card to share with you created with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


I used the Grateful Shaker Die as the centerpiece of my card. I used the die twice, once cutting directly in the card front and then again from green cardstock. I inlayed the grateful die cut in the card front and added clear acetate behind the pumpkin to form the shaker. I added foam tape to give the space I need for the sequins and then dropped in sequins from the 6mm Whimsical Forest Sequins Mix and the 4mm Whimsical Forest Sequins Mix


The background is stenciled with the new Pumpkin Background Stencil. I used white pigment ink on Kraft cardstock. I distressed the edges of the card front. The fall foliage is stamped with the Autumn Wreath Stamp Set and die cut with the Autumn Wreath Coordinating Dies. I colored with Copic Markers. The "for you" sentiment is stamped with one of the small sentiments in the Bear Friends Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Fall weekend. 


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bring on the Holidays! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's October  Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW. It is all about the Holidays and we have lots of new products to inspire you! Today I have two more projects to share with you.



My first card features the Jolly Holly Background Stamp, another great stamp for mass producing Christmas Cards. First I stamped the background in Olive Ink. Then I used the clear stamps in the set to stamp the leaves and berries. For the holly leaves the outline is stamped in Olive Ink, the leaves with Cilantro Ink, and the veins with Sweet Basil Ink. The berries are stamped with the new Watermelon Ink. 


The sentiment is from the new Handlettered Holiday 2 Stamp Set and die cut with the Handlettered Holiday 2 Dies. The frame is created with Stitched Oval Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Oval Stacklets. I backed the frame with vellum and added a small embellishment at the top with the Little Bits - Holiday Bloomers. 



The background on my second card is stamped with the new Boughs & Berries Background Stamp on Salt Water Taffy with the new Poblano Pepper Ink. I love the new Poblano Pepper Ink and Cardstock! Such a great color! 


The sled is created with the new Vintage Sled Die and the Winter Greens Die. The bow is die cut from Designer Felt. The ice skates are die cut with the Little Bits - Ice Skates Die. The sentiment is included in the new Mini Strips - Holiday Stamp Set and die cut with the Mini Strips Die. 



Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd - October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5.  

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! Let's start creating for the Holidays! 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Taylored Expressions October Release Sneak Peeks Day 3!

Welcome to the 3rd day of sneak peeks at the new Taylored Expressions Holiday Release. I have two more projects to share with you today. All the new products will be available starting at 9am CDT tomorrow, October 3rd.


My first card showcases the new Nativity Background. This is a prefect stamp for mass producing Christmas cards. I cut a piece of Blueberry Cardstock for the card front. Then using my Misti I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. I love the contrast of the blue and white. 


Using my TE Blender Brush I inked the edges of the Blueberry Cardstock with Blue Corn Ink. Then in the corner I added a small embellishment with the new Winter Greens Die. The branches are cut from Sweet Basil Cardstock and I inked the edges with the new Olive Ink. The flower is die cut from Red Hot Felt. 




My second card features the new Follow the Star, A Savior is Born, and Label Stacklets 12 Dies. I started by cutting a piece of Toffee Cardstock to fit the card front. I used the Herringbone Stencil to add the pattern. Then I used on the dies in the Label Stacklets 12 to cut the window in the center of card along with a piece of gold foil matting. 


The night sky is ink blended with Sugar Cube, Blueberry, and Blue Corn Ink. I used the A Savior is Born Die to create the scene and the star die is included in the Follow the Star Die. The sentiment is from the Simple Strips - Christmas Stamp Set and die cut with Simple Strips Die. 



Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd - October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5.  


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!

Tomorrow is Release Day! I will be back with two more projects! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

From Our House to You!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions October Release Sneak Peeks! I have two more project to share with you today created with number of the new Holiday products. I do love creating at this time of year!


I created this scene with the new Border Builders - Home Sweet Home Die and the new Border Builders - Evergreen Die. I die cut the Evergreen from Sugar Cube Cardstock, then blended Cilantro and Avocado Ink on the tress. I added Versamark Ink to the tress and embossed with White Embossing Powder. On the snow below the trees I embossed with Diamond Embossing Powder. 


To create the background I stamped the Twinkle, Twinkle Background Stamp on Sugar Cube Cardstock and the blended Blueberry and Blue Corn Ink. I die cut the moon with the Stitched Circle Stacklets Die and sponged on Potato Chi Ink. The sled is die cut with the On Dasher, On Dancer Die. The sentiment is from the new Simple Strips - Christmas Stamp Set. 



My next card features the Layer It - Cardinal  and Pine Clippings Dies. The background is stamped with the new Boughs and Berries Background with Sweet Basil Ink on Toffee Cardstock. After I stamped the card front I used the new Inside Bracket Stacklets to cut the window in the card front. 


I used Blue Corn and Blueberry Ink to create the night sky. Then I die cut a number of branches with the Pine Clippings Die. The branches are sponged with a few green inks. I used Watermelon and Cherry Pop Cardstock for the cardinal and the splattered all the pieces with white pain. The sentiment is from the new Simple Strips - Christmas 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!


Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd - October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5.  

Let's get started creating for the holidays! I will be back tomorrow with more projects to share.