1/25/22

New Oh What A Day Card Kit from Taylored Expressions

The Oh, What A Day! Cardmaking Kit is the first craft kit of 2022 at Taylored Expressions! You’ll love the adorable critters in this kit as well as the sentiments and extras that you can use for occasions throughout the year. The Kit is available now in the TE Store. 


I have two cards to share that I created with Kit. The kit includes: 

Occasional Critters stamp set
Occasional Critters die collection
Essential Sentiments clear stamp set
Focal Frame die
Dotted Diamonds stencil
Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones
A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 2 each of Lemon Meringue, Lollipop and Candy Corn)
Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)



I created the card front with the Dotted Diamonds stencil from the kit and Potato Chip Ink. I used the Stitched Rectangle Stackles to cut the smaller panel from Potato Chip Cardstock. The frame is die cut from  TE Glitter Cardstock in Light Blue. 


Inside the frame I stenciled clouds with Salt Water Taffy Ink and the Build a Scene: Cloud Strips. The cute bear is colored with Copic Markers. I added a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments clear stamp set and added few Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones. 


On my second card I used the stencil again using Confetti Cake, Lime Zest, and Lollipop Ink. Then keeping my stencil in place, I added Happy Medium - Iridescent Glitter over the stenciled diamonds. The frame is cut from Confetti Cake Cardstock and I added a piece of vellum behind the frame. 



I stamped one of the sentiments in the kit and die cut with the Easy Strips in 1/4 " and 1/8" widths. 





Grab our adorable Oh, What a Day! Cardmaking Kit and get everything you need to make handmade cards all year long! There’s a cute critter and a sweet sentiment or two for a variety of occasions, from birthdays and graduations to get well soon and thinking of you. The combinations are limitless!

Our Oh, What a Day! Kit retails for $75, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

Occasional Critters stamp set
Occasional Critters die collection
Essential Sentiments clear stamp set
Focal Frame die
Dotted Diamonds stencil
Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones
A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 2 each of Lemon Meringue, Lollipop and Candy Corn)
Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)
Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) and Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones separately.

**PLEASE NOTE**:
Beginning with this kit, the vast majority of the individual items included in the kits will not be available to purchase individually in the future. While we may, on rare occasions, release a kit item into our regular inventory at a later time, this will no longer be an option for the majority of the products. Instead, they will remain exclusive to the kits and may only be purchased as part of a kit while supplies last.

As you may know, our curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, so if you see a kit that you love, we encourage you to purchase it when it is released as it will not be restocked once it is sold out. We intend to release a kit the last Tuesday of each month at 9am (Central), and a sneak preview will be posted on the TE Blog on the Saturday prior to the release.

To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re looking forward to inspiring you with 12 fabulous kits in 2022!

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new Kit! 

Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks Day 4

It's the final day of Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, January 26th!  I have one more card to share with you that I created with the new Scene Everywhere: Windowsill Stamp Set and Dies



The Scene Everywhere: Windowsill Stamp Set has a number of different options to create the windowsill scene. I decide to create the window looking in from the outside and use the cozy feeling of the pie and coffee images. 


I stamped the window frame with Enchanted Evening Ink and die cut. Then I cut two more windows from Stamper's Select Cardstock and adhered the layers together. It is an extra step but I like the dimension the three layers add to the card. 


To create the card front I used a Scor-Pal to add the look of paneling to the white cardstock. Under the window I added Spring Rain Cardstock and a sentiment for the Just Sentiments: Happy Hello Mini Stamp Set. My finishing touches include adding dot to the mugs with a white gel pen, adding Distress Ink to the edges of the window box, and Stickles to the pie and steam coming out of the mugs. 

Add finishing touches using a white gel pen to add the dots to the coffee cups, ink blend Classic Kraft Ink on the edges of the window box, and add Stickles to the steam and pie.
Thanks for stopping by! You can stop by the PTI Blog from all the details and more inspiration.

1/24/22

Papertrey Ink January Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hi and welcome to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks. I have two more cards to share with you today.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, January 26th!  


This fun card is created with the Party Patterns Stamp Set and Party Party Patterns Dies. I stamped and die cut all the patterns of circles in the stamp set. Then I looked at all the circles and said what should I do with them!! I just started playing and this is what I came up with. I think I will use the stamp set frequently. There are so many options for the circles. 


I cut a few of the circle dies directly into the card front and placed the pattern circles under the cutouts. Then I layered some of the circles on top of card front and popped a few up with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairs: Essentials Stamp Set  and die cut with the Perfect Pairs: Essentials Die

Supplies: 
Stamps: Pattern Party, Perfect Pairs: Essentials Stamp Set
Dies: Pattern Party, Perfect Pairs: Essentials Dies, Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame Die 
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal
Other: Aqua Jewels, Foam Tape


Next I have two cards to share with the new Band-aid Wishes Stamp Set and Dies. I think is a creative idea for a get well card. There are a number of different patterns for stamping the band-aids. On the box I used the Get Well Die to add the sentiment and then stamped bottom sentiment from the stamp set. 


The sun and the flowers are from the previously released Loads of Healing Stamp Set. I think these two sets pair well together. The card front is cut from Bitty Big: Spring Moss Color Collection and die cut with the Border Bling: Lots of Dots. I added Sweet Blush cardstock behind the cutout. The circle is cut from vellum with the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles.

Stamp: Band-aid Wishes, Loads of Healing
Dies: Band-aid Wishes, Loads of Healing, Border Bling: Lots of Dots, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles
Ink: Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse
Paper: Bitty Big: Spring Moss Color Collection, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Vellum  
Other: Moonshine Sequins, Ribbon, Foam Tape, Glue


Here my second card I created with the Band-aid Wishes Stamp set and Dies. I created the card in the same manner of the first card and but I used the new Border Bling: Blooming Hearts to create the card front. 


I added a few die cut hearts with the With Love Die Collection. 

Stamps: Band-aid Wishes
Dies: Band-aid Wishes, Border Bling: Blooming Hearts, Love to Layer:  Scalloped Circles. With Love
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply. Chartreuse
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist Color Collection 
Other: Foam Tape, Blending Brush

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. You can stop by the PTI Blog from all the details and more inspiration.


1/23/22

Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hi and welcome to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks. I have two Sympathy cards to share with you today.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, January 26th!  




My first card showcases the new Frame Decor Stamp Set and Dies. There are a number of options for decorating the frame. I chose to work with the wreath. I stamped the frame in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. 


I stamped the bow in Dark Indigo and Enchanted Evening Inks and attached the bow at the top of the frame. Behind the frame I added vellum. I stamped the background with the Weathered Wood Background Stamp and Classic Kraft Ink. 


I added the flowers at the bottom of the frame. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. I finished off with adding a few gold jewels to the wreath. 

Stamps: Frame Decor, Weathered Wood Background
Dies: Frame Decor, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, 
Ink: Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Jewels, Foam Tape


Next is a look at the Feathered Friends 19 Mini Stamp Set and coordinating Die. I stamped the bird in Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Dark Indigo Inks. I added the flowers with the Blooming Thoughts Stamp Set and the Blooming Thoughts Dies. This is one of my favorite stamp sets! 


The frame is die cut with the Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame Die from Enchanted Evening Cardstock. The card front is created with the Border Bling: Believe Die. The sentiment is from the new Just Sentiments: With Sympathy Stamp Set. 


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the the new Inside Greetings: With Sympathy Stamp Set.

Stamps: Feathered Friends 19 Mini, Just Sentiments: With Sympathy, Inside Greetings: With Sympathy, Blooming Thoughts
Dies: Feathered Friends 19 Mini, Border Bling: Believer, Nesting Basics: Ovals, Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frames, Blooming Thoughts
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Dark Indigo
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides
Other: Moonshine Sequins, Foam Tape, Blending Brushes 

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. You can stop by the PTI Blog from all the details and more inspiration.
 

1/22/22

Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi and welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink January Release Sneak Peeks. I have two cards to share with. you today.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, January 26th!  




My first card features the new Feather Friends 19 Dies. I started by cutting all the pieces for the bird from Stamper's Select White cardstock and then blending inks to add the color to each part of the bird. For the body of the bird I used Lemon Tart and Classic Kraft Ink. For the wings I used New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, and Enchanted Evening Inks. 


I die cut the branches from Kraft Ink and ink blended Pure Poppy Ink for the berries. I used the new Border Bling: Blooming Hearts to created the card front. I added Pure Poppy cardstock behind the cutouts. 



The sentiment is from the Just Sentiments: Think of You Stamp Set. I also added Stickles in Star Dust to the Butterfly and the berries. 

Stamps: Just Sentiments: Thinking of You
Dies: Feathered Friends 19, Border Bling: Blooming' Hearts
Ink: Aqua Mist, True Black, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, True Black
Other: Stickles, Cloud Stencil, Foam Tape, Blender Brushes


My next card feature the latest addition to the Into the Blooms Collection, Roses. I really love these dies. I die cut the parts for each flower from Sweet Blush Cardstock and then blended Scarlet Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush Inks. I used New Leaf Ink for the leaves. Then I spritzed the roses and leaves with a glitter spray. 


 I used the new Border Bling: Blooming Hearts to created the card front for this card too, but this time I added Scarlet Jewel Cardstock behind the cutouts. 


The sentiment is from the new Just Sentiments: With Sympathy Stamp Set. The circle is die cut with the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle Die 

Stamps: Just Sentiments: With Sympathy
Dies: Into the Blooms: Roses, Border Bling: Blooming Hearts, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle Die 
Ink: New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel
Other:Water Spray Bottle, Glitter Spray, Blending Brushes, Clear Dots

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek. You can stop by the PTI Blog from all the details and more inspiration.

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.