1/18/22

Easy Strips + Exclusives

Hi All! Today Taylore Expressions is releasing the new Easy Strips Dies and a few new TE Exclusives. You can find all the new products HERE. I have three projects to share with you. 


I created this fun background with the new Easy Strips - 1/2". Easy Strips also come in 1/4" and 1/8" widths. I cut strips in Sugar Cube, Potato Chip, Mint Julep, Cilantro, Lavender Glaze, and Jelly Donut Cardstock. I attached the strips to a piece of lightweight cardstock and then die cut with the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets to create the card front. 



Next I stamped one of the TE Exclusives, Bold Branches in Oreo Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used G20, G21, G24, and G28 to color the leaves.  I stamped the branches in Cilantro and Mint Julep Ink. I also stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


I die cut the oval from vellum with the Stitched Oval Stacklets. I added Tiny Diamonds in Jelly Donut to one of the branches. 




My next card features the TE Exclusive, Sealed With Love Cling and Clear Combo and the coordinating Sealed With Love Dies. I stamped the background in Oreo Ink and used the clear heart stamp to fill in the hearts with color. Then I stamped the background again and used the Sealed With Love Die to die cut the extra envelopes. 


The sentiment is from the Love & Hugs Stamp Set and die cut with the Love & Hugs Dies. I used foam tape to attached the sentiment and envelopes and the glued a few tiny diamonds to the card front.


My final project showcases the Winter Village Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. I die cut the hills of snow with the Build A Scene - Snow Drifts from Glittered Cardstock. 


The winter sky is a blend of Confetti Cake, Blue Raspberry, Blueberry, and Blue Corn Ink. I splattered white paint on the sky and added a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestone. 



With the purchase of any 3 Easy Strips dies (any combination of the Easy Strips – 1/8″ die, Easy Strips – 1/4″ die, and Easy Strips – 1/2″ die), you will receive an Easy Strip Stack pack FREE. The Easy Strip Stack includes cardstock in multiple colors sized to match the Easy Strip dies. You get three sheets of each of the following colors: Fruit Punch, Guava, Sweet Potato Pie, Pineapple, Lime Zest, Cilantro, Confetti Cake, Blue Raspberry, Blueberry, and Eggplant.

Also, with any purchase of $75 or more (before tax & shipping), you will receive a FREE Mini Slim Envelope Valentine pack. The envelope pack includes 2 each of Cupcake, Pink Champagne, Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop and Watermelon Mini Slim envelopes.

**Both promotions run now through Sunday, January 23rd or while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details. 



1/13/22

Spellbinders January Clubs. Blog Hop

Welcome the the Spellbinders January Club Blog Hop!  You should have hopped here from Jessica Vasher Blog. 




Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. 
Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 16th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

  

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.



I have four cards to share with you that I created with the January Card KitAll the items I used to create my cards are included in the kit with the exception of few different colors of cardstock, a stencil, and some basic shaped dies. 


This card showcases the the pretty heart stamp that is part of the stamp set included in the kit. I randomly stamped the heart in red ink on white cardstock to created the pattern and filled in a few of spaces with a heart stamp from the set. The banner is die cut with the die in the kit and I added two of the chipboard embellishments.


This card will be mailed to one of girlfriends. I love the Galentine sentiment. The flowers are created with another die from the kit. The scene was easy to create. I like the gold embellishments and sentiments that are part of this month kit. 


Here's another card that is going out to a girlfriend. I used one the frames in the kit, added patterned paper behind the frame and attached the sentiments. 

Here is another idea for the banner die. The gold cardstock is included in the kit

Thanks by stopping by my blog! Now it is time to hop on over to Birgit Norton's blog. 



1/11/22

Valentine Tags, Treat Boxes, and Bags

Last week I shared the first part of the Valentine Release from Taylored Expressions. You find that post here. Today I have ideas for creating tags, treat boxes, and bags with more new products that are available now in the TE Store


My first project features the new Simple Tags - Valentine and the Valentine Treat Totes. The Treat Totes come in Fruit Punch and Guava. They are quick and easy to put together. 


On the Guava Treat Totes I stenciled with. the Mini Slim Stencil - On the Dot in Guava Ink to add pattern to the tote. I stamped the Simple Tags - Valentine Stamp in Fruit Punch Ink and stenciled with the Simple Tags - Valentine Layering Stencil in Guava, Fruit Punch, and Lime Zest. 


On the Fruit Punch Totes. I stenciled with the Mini Slim Stencil - On the Block and Fruit Punch Ink. I. stamped the Simple Tags - Valentine Stamp in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I used Fruit Punch and Cupcake Ink with the Simple Tags - Valentine Layering Stencil. 


Next up is cute Penquin Hugs! These dies are perfect for cards, tags, and treat holders. I think this would be a fun project for kids. 


To create the card front I used the Stitch with Love Cutting Plate and added Cherry Pop Cardstock behind the heart cutouts. Then I die cut and assembled the penguin and added a sentiment that is included with the Penguin Hugs Dies. The larger sentiment is from the Love & Hugs Stamp Set and die cut with the Love and Hug Dies. See links below. 


To attach the chocolates I used small glue dots. This worked really well. I used Dove Chocolate Hearts but there a similar candies that would work well too. 


For these projects I used the new Critter Clips - Valentine. These are so easy to put together. They would be fun for kids too. 


I just used glue to attach the jumbo paper clips. Once the glue was dye I attached them to these cute Polka Dot Kraft Bags. (See link below) I added the sentiments with the new Itty Bitty Sentiments - Valentine and the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets and the Stitched Circle Stacklet. 


The clips also work great on boxes, like this Gable Box. Without the clips the dies make really cute and easy tags. 


The Bitty Sentiments - Valentine Stamps are a great size to add to tags. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Hop on over the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration.  

1/6/22

Spellbinder Card Kit of the Month for January

Hi! This is my first post for Spellbinders in the new year. The last couple of years I have been working with the Large Die of the Month Club. This year I am changing things up a bit and will be working with  the Card Kit of the Month Club. This month's "Truly, Madly, Deeply" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!


Membership Includes:

A Monthly Card Kit Containing: Dies, Clear Stamp Set, Die Cut Shapes, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 200+ pieces and will create 10+ complete cards. $60 Value!

Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.

Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.


Here are my first four cards with the kit. I will have more cards to share throughout the month. These cards were so fun to put together and were easy and quick to assemble. 


I love the Be My Galentine sentiment. I made a few of these to send to my girlfriends. All the items I used to create my cards are included in the kit with the exception of few different colors of cardstock, a stencil, and some basic shaped dies. 


I cut a piece of vellum to fit behind the frame and stamped the Love sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I added a sentiment from the stamp set and on the gold hearts. 


On this card I used one of the chipboard pieces. I thought the bike was so cute. I cut a circle from white cardstock, stenciled clouds, and added a strip of green cardstock for the grass. 


There are so many pretty patterns of paper in the paper pad and I love the gold lettering. 


The three flowers on this card are part of the stamp set in the kit. I stamped them in black ink and add a little color with Copic Markers and then cut them out. I added of circle of vellum to the middle of the card and the added the rest of the embellishments. The banner is cut with the die that is included in the kit, as are the pretty sequins. 


This card showcases the the pretty heart that is part of the stamp set. I stamped in Versamark Ink on red cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by! I will have more cards share that I created with the kit soon. You can find all the details on the kit HERE



1/4/22

First Taylored Expression Release for 2022!

Today kicks off the first new release at Taylored Expressions for 2022! I took a creative and blogging break during the holidays and I am happy to be back in my craft room. I am looking forward to seeing where the creative path leads me this year. I am starting off with some Valentine’s Day projects. All the new products available now in the TE Store


First up is a look at the newest addition to the Create-in-Quads series, Create-in-Quads Hearts. The Create-in-Quads Layering Stencils make it easy to create four different A2 cards in minutes.  


I chose four colors to use with the stencil, Cupcake, Fruit Punch, Granny Smith, and Confetti Cake. All the sentiments on my cards are from the new Love & Hugs Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Love & Hugs Dies. On this card I added an image from the new Gus & Gertie Best Buds Stamp Set. This is such a cut set that works for Valentine's Day and throughout the year. 


This card using an image from the previously releases Love From Millie and Max stamp set. I added a little glitter to the balloons for a little sparkle along with a few Bits & Pieces - Iridescent Rhinestones. 


I added dimension to this card by adding two layered hearts die cut with the Stitched Heart Stacklets and the Heart Stacklets. 


Here is the last card in the set. I think card sets also make great gift. 



Next up is the cutest donuts from the Donut Days Cling and Clear Combo, The new Box Top Stacklets create a box top for your donuts! And the Mini Strips-  Donut Worry Sentiment Set are the prefect sentiments for the donuts that you can use throughout the year. 

To create the box top I stamped the Diagonal Diamonds Background Stamp in Watermelon Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and then die cut with the largest die in the Box Top Stacklets. 


I stamped the donuts in a variety of patterns and then  used the Donut Days Die to die cut the donuts. The white details are stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 



This card is created with the Love Lights Stamp & Stencil Combo. First I stamped the background pattern in Oreo Ink. Then I used the two layering stencils to add the hearts in Cupcake and Watermelon Ink. I used the stencil again on the light pink hearts to add some sparkle with the Happy Medium -  Iridescent Glitter. 


The center heart is die cut with the Stitched Heart Stacklets and the Heart Stacklets. The fun sentiments are included in the Mini Strips - Watt's Up Stamp Set



My last card features the new Stitched with Love Cutting Plate. To create the background I cut a piece of Gumball Cardstock to fit the card front. Then I stenciled the clouds with Gumball, Blueberry, Blue Corn Ink. Starting with the Gumball Cardstock makes creating a night sky easier and takes less ink. Then I die cut the card front with the Stitched with Love Cutting Plate and add TE Gold behind die cut hearts.


The stamped image and sentiment are part of the new Gus & Gertie - Best Buds Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I colored the moon with Copic Markers in Y000, Y000, Y21, Y23, and Y28. Then I used Copic Blending Solution and a terry cloth rag to add the texture. The stars are also in the stamp set. I finished off with Bits & Pieces - Gold Drip Dots. 



When you purchase the Donut Days Collection (Donut Days Cling & Clear Combo set, Donut Days stencil, Donut Days die, and Mini Strips- Donut Worry stamp) through Sunday, January 9th, you will get a free exclusive video craft along class with Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making a card and tag set at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new crafty tips and tricks!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class video on YouTube.

Although Heather will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, January 9th, or while supplies last.

Thanks for starting off the new year with me! Stop by the TE Blog for all the release details and more inspiration.