Saturday, February 29, 2020

Mythical Grumplings on Leap Year Day!

Hi! I have a fun new stamp set and dies to share with you today, the Mythical Grumplings Stamp Set and Mythical Grumplings Dies. Since leap year only comes around occasionally Taylored Expressions is releasing this fun stamp set today! There are three Mythical Grumplings in the stamp set and I created two cards with two of the images.


My first card features the dragon stamp. I colored with Copic Markers and then used blending fluid and a piece of terry cloth to add texture to the skin. 


I used the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil with TE Blender Brushes and Confetti Cake Ink to create the background. Next I cut a circle directly in the card front with the Stitched Circle Stacklets. To created the scalloped frame I used the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets and the Stitched Circle Stacklets. I inlayed the frame into the card front and added TE Window Acetate behind the window. 


Behind the acetate I dropped in the new Bits & Pieces - Sparkly Stars. I attached the dragon to the acetate and added clouds at the dragon's feet with the Stitched Cloud Duo. At the bottom I added a border of clouds with the Build a Scene - Rolling Clouds and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in Confetti Ink. 



On my second card I used the unicorn stamp from the Mythical Grumplings Stamp Set and die cut with the Mythical Grumplings Dies. I colored again with Copic Markers. To create the card front I die cut a star into the card front with the Star Stacklets. Then I die cut the Starry Night Cutting Plate into the card front to add the falling Stars. Behind the window I added TE Window Acetate, foam, some sparkle from the new Bits & Pieces - Rainbow Sprinkles, and a piece of Lollipop Cardstock. 


At the bottom I added a strip of vellum stamped with one of the sentiments in the stamp set. I stamped the sentiment twice with my Misti, first in Oreo Ink and then in Versamark Ink. and then I embossed with TE Clear Embossing Powder. I finished off the card with a few Bits & Pieces - Drip Drops.


Stop by the TE Blog for more details and a list of designers sharing project today! 

Friday, February 21, 2020

You Are So Very Special To Me




Hi! I am popping in today with a card I created with the Pond Friends Stamp Set and Pond Friends Coordinating Dies. Pretty Pink Posh is having a sale on these sets through February 23rd! 


To create the scene I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock for the card front. I used brush strokes of Copic Markers to add the water in BG000, B000, B91, and B93. Above the water I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. At the top I added the sentiment from the stamp set. 



I colored the stamped images with Copic Markers and then die cut with the Pond Friends Coordinating Dies. I added the images to the card front using foam tape from the frogs and flowers to add some dimension.  I finished off the card with a few 4mm Clear Droplets.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! You can find the sale products HERE

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Easter Blessing with Taylored Expressions

Hi Friends! I hope you have been enjoying a look at all the new goodies from Taylored Expressions! I am back today with two more projects for Easter with pretty spring colors. You can find all the new products HERE.


My first card features the All is Bright Additions Stamp & Die Combo. This stamp and die set is designed to be used with previously released All is Bright Stamp Set and coordinating All is Bright Die.  The sentiments are sized to fit inside the All is Bright lantern, with flowers and greenery to accent the handle and base and make it perfect for spring.


I stamped the lantern from the All is Bright Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Inside the window I stamped one the sentiments in the All is Bright Additions Stamp & Die Combo on Sugar Cube Cardstock that was softly covered with Potato Chip Ink. 


Here is closer look at the flowers. My ink colors are listed below. I added Bits and Pieces - White Rhinestones to the center of the flowers. The lantern is matted with the Stitched Oval Stacklets and the Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets. I used the Herringbone Stencil with Potato Chip Ink and TE Blender Brushes to create the backgrounds. 



My second card is easy to create and makes a beautiful simple statement. I used the new Church on a Hill Die Set to die cut the hill, trees, and church. The set includes a die to create the background fill for the windows which I cut from Potato Chip Cardstock. I used Toffee Cardstock for the door. 


I used the Here Comes the Sun Stencil to create the background. This is one of my all time favorite stencils! The sentiments are included in the Mini Strips - Easter Stamp Set and die cut with the Mini Strips Die. The bottom sentiment is backed with the new Mini Strips Backer Die in Herb Garden Designer Felt. I finished off the card with a few rhinestones from the new Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones. 



Purchase the Hop to It Bundle and receive 15% off the three items included! The bundle includes the Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo stamp along with the coordinating die and new Mini Strips - Easter sentiment stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd. CLICK HERE to purchase the Hop to It Bundle.

Stop by the TE Blog for all the info on the new release and a list of designer sharing projects today. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Easter Treats with the new Taylored Expressions Release

Hi Everyone! I am back today with ideas for Easter cards and treats with more of the new products just released by Taylored Expressions. You can find all the new products HERE.


How cute is the new Bunny Hugs Die!! Quick and easy to create to create! The die set comes with two clear stamps to add the faces to the bunny, and dies to cut the ears and the heart. I stamped the faces in Versamark Ink and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I stamped the nose in Cupcake Ink and added a little ink to the cheeks. 


The pretty background is created with the new Spring Fling Layered Stencil. This is a set of three stencils that layer on top of each other. I cut a piece of Cupcake Cardstock for the the card front and used Lime Zest, Lollipop, and Cupcake Ink. 


The ears are cut from Cherry Blossom Felt and the heart from Bubblegum. I added the flowers with the Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery Dies. The sentiment is from the new Tag Team - Easter Clear Stamp Set. I added a heart from the Bits & Pieces - Have a Heart and a center to the flower with a jewel from the Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones. All the products are linked below. 


I die cut the tags with the Tag Stacklets 2 and the sentiment is included in the new Mini Strips - Easter Stamp Set, which coordinates with our original Mini Strips Die or the Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die



My next Easter treat set showcases the new All Tucked In - Easter Stamp Set. The set coordinates with the previously released All Tucked In Windows and the All Tucked In Dies. 


First I created my own background pattern. I used the new 1/2" Strip Stencil Set with Lavender Glaze Ink to added the stripes and then randomly stamped the small images in the All Tucked In - Easter Stamp Set. These sentiments are also part of the Mini Strips - Easter Stamp Set. 


I added the adorable bunny faces with the Hop to It Background Cling & Clear Combo Set and die cut the bunnies with the  Hop to It Die. I added the borders with the Skinny Mini Spring Border Dies. 


Here a closer look at the treat box that you can create with the All Tucked In Windows and the All Tucked In Dies. 



Purchase the Hop to It Bundle and receive 15% off the three items included! The bundle includes the Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo stamp along with the coordinating die and new Mini Strips - Easter sentiment stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd. CLICK HERE to purchase the Hop to It Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for more inspiration and a list of all the designers sharing projects today. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Happy Easter - It's February Release Day at Taylored Expressions

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's February Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW.  This release includes over 30 new products including new stamps, dies, a new layering stencil and new Masking Stencil designs, and new Bits & Pieces.

Today I have two more projects to share with you.



My first card is created with the new Big Blooms - Daffodils and the coordinating Big Blooms - Daffodils Die. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The flowers are colored in Y000, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR 12, YR 15, and E43.  The leaves are done in G20, G21, G24, and G28. The sentiment is included in the Tag Team - Easter Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Background Die. 


The background is die cut with the Lattice Frame Cutting Plate. Behind the frame I added vellum and Potato Chip Cardstock. I also added of few one the new Bits and Pieces - White Rhinestones. 



Next is a look at the new In the Meadow Background Stamp. I stamped the background twice using my Misti, once in Poppyseed Ink and then with Versamark Ink. Then I embossed with TE Clear Embossing Powder.  


Then using the TE Blender Brushes I created the background in Lime Zest, Granny Smith, Sprinkles, and Salt Water Taffy Ink. I used the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil for the soft clouds in the background.


The sentiment is stamped the same way the background was stamped with the new Handlettered Sympathy Stamp Set and die cut with the Handlettered Sympathy Dies. I finished of the card with a few Bits & Pieces - Drip Drops. 




Purchase the Hop to It Bundle and receive 15% off the three items included! The bundle includes the Hop to It Cling & Clear Combo stamp along with the coordinating die and new Mini Strips - Easter sentiment stamp. This offer is valid Tuesday, February 18th – Sunday, February 23rd. CLICK HERE to purchase the Hop to It Bundle.

Stop by the TE Blog for all the info on the new release! Stop back by tomorrow for a closer look at more new products! 



Monday, February 17, 2020

Pretty Flowers - Taylored Expression February Release Sneak Peek

Hi All! Today I am going to give you sneak peek of the new Taylored Expressions February Release! This release if all about Easter, Spring, some beautiful botanicals, and sentiments for helping us create sympathy cards. And I really excited about the new Backer dies to layer with the original Simple Strips & Mini Strips. All the new products will be available tomorrow, February 18th at 9 AM CST in the TE Store.


My first card features the new Botanical Beauty Background and the Botanical Beauty Edger Die. The flowers are so pretty! On this card I colored with Copic Markers but I think it would look great with watercolors, sponged inks, and just embossed. 


After I colored with my Copics I went back added a slight yellow background with Y0000. Then I used the Botanical Beauty Edger Die to die cut the edge of the stamped image, and again from Peapod cardstock to add the backing edge. 


The sentiment if from the Simple Strips - Friendship Stamp Set, die cut with the Simple Strips Die, and backed with the new Simple Strips Backer Die.I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder.  I finished off the card with a few of the new Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones.



Next up is a look at the new Spring Stems Clear Stamp Set and Coordinating Spring Stems Dies. I started with creating the background by using the TE Blender Brushes with Lime Zest, Granny Smith, Potato Chip, Peaches n' Cream, and Guava Ink. When I done I lightly splattered watered down gold paint on the background. Then I used the same inks, along with  Jelly Donut and Confetti Cake, to stamp the flowers and leaves. 


After I die cut the flowers and leaves I played around with the arrangement,  I attached the images to the background. The sentiment is from the new Simple Strips - Sympathy Stamp Set, and die cut with Simple Strips Die, and backed with the new Simple Strips Backer Die




Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway! 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! 


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Happy Birthday Balloon Shaker

Hi all! I am really working on making birthday cards again. Those cards are definitely given out the most and all my friends and family expect handmade now! My card today features the Balloon Shaker Die from Pretty Pink Posh.


I created the background first. I used the Pennant Stencil that is part of the Layered Birthday Stencils. This is a set of two stencils that can be used layered together or separately. Next I die cut the Balloon Shaker Die twice, once directly into the card front, and a second time from aqua cardstock. I added a piece of twine for the balloon string and then inlayed the die cut into the front of card and added clear acetate and foam behind the balloon window to foam the shaker. 


I added a few more details with the smaller stamps in the Love Stamp Set. I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut with the Love Coordinating Dies. Inside the shaker and scattered on the card front I used confetti from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! I have lots more to share this next week. Be sure to stop by and follow me on Instagram



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Birthday Wishes!

Hi all! It has been a bit since I have posted! Things have been busy on the home front and just haven't been able to get much creative time in. I finally got a couple of hours this week to create this sweet birthday card with some new products from the Pretty Pink Posh Release.

I started by stamping the mice from the Party Friends Stamp Set. I colored with image with Copic Markers and die cut with the Party Friends Coordinating Dies. Next I cut a piece of white cardstock for the card front and blended Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks to create the sky background. To create the grass I cut a border of white cardstock with the Scallop Borders Dies, colored the grass with Copic Markers, and added the texture with Copic Blending Fluid and a piece of terry cloth. 


I framed the card front with the new Birthday Frame Die. I cut the frame from white card stock first to create the frame and then again from pink, green, and yellow cardstock so I could inlay the color in the frame. I finished off the card with a scattering of Pearl White Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! I will a few more projects to share this week!