7/2/22

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month for July

Hi All! Today I have a group of cards I created with this month's Card Kit of the Month from Spellbinders. This month's Under the Sea Magic Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, and tons of embellishments and more!

Membership Includes:

The Card Kit of the Month 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.


I created eight cards to share with you but there is plenty of product in the kit to create lots of cards!  Everything I used to create my cards are included in the kit with the exception of a few basic shape dies, a few embellishments, and a few colors of cardstock.


Here is the first group. The kit is filled with magical mermaids, unicorns, princesses, and fairies. 



I like to play around with all the embellishments in the kit and mix and match until I come up with an arrangements I like.I also stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the kit. 



The paper pad in the kit has some really fun papers in it this month. I also stamped a couple more sentiments from the stamp set. 


I created the water behind the mermaids with Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon. The pretty gems are also included in the kit. 


The fairy and stars are also included in the stamp set. 



I used the foam dots that are included in the kit to attach the smaller mermaid. The kit ncludes a number of different color gems. 


There is also a set of adhesive letters in gold to create names or words. 



On this card I added vellum to soften the background and used the gold gems. 


There are also dies to die cut shells, star fish, seaweed. 

Thanks for taking a look! I hope I have given you some ideas on how you can use the kit. Stop by the Card Kit of the Month Page of al the details.




6/28/22

The Bees Knees

Taylored Expressions is releasing the cutest cardmaking kit today, The Bees Knees Cardmaking Kit includes the Bee’s Knees Stamp & Stencil Combo set, the Bee’s Knees die collection, Clearly Crafty What’s the Buzz? stamp set, the Honeycomb Cluster die,  A2 Envelope Pack, and Envelope Seal Pack.


Here are my first two cards with the kit. The honeycomb die adds the perfect details. 


I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock to fit the card front and stamped the Bee’s Knees Stamp in Oreo ink to create the black stripes on the bees. Then I used the Bee's Knees Stencils to add the body, the wings, and the eye.  I also stamped and stenciled a few extra extra bees, die cut, then popped them up with foam dots on the card front. 


I die cut the Honeycomb Die from Potato Chip Cardstock, cut the die cut in half, and added one of the halves to each side of the card. The sentiments are included in the stamp set and I die cut the sentiment the Simple Strips Backer Die. I think it is a little hard to tell in the photo, but I added Stickles Glitter Gel in Moon Dust on the the wings of the bees. 


I created the background in the same manner as the first. Then I die cut the hexagon from the  Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies - Hexagon and added it to the center of the card, adding sentiments from the kit stamp set. 



I cut the honeycomb from Honey Nut Cardstock and added the die cut under the hexagon. 



The Bee’s Knees Cardmaking Kit retails for $74, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

The Bee’s Knees Stamp & Stencil Combo set
The Bee’s Knees die collection
Clearly Crafty What’s the Buzz? stamp set
Honeycomb Cluster die
A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 2 each of: Oreo, Sugar Cube, and Honey)
Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)
Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) separately from the kit.

To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Stay tuned for another fabulous kit next month!



Also, right now through Sunday, July 3rd, you can get 10% off select hexagon products. All of these hexagon themed product coordinate beautifully with The Bee’s Knees Cardmaking Kit! Here’s are the products included in the sale:


Thanks  for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details, videos, and more inspiration from the design team. 

6/21/22

Foil It!!

There is a new release at Taylored Expressions today and it's all about foiling. This is a release dedicated to the popular Foil It panels and there are quite few new panels to choose from. I have four cards I created with the the new panels to share with you. 


My first card used the new Foil It - Diamond Botanical. I used Turquoise Foil on the panel and colored with Copic Markers. I used the previously released Diamond Botanical Die to die cut the image and the sentiment. The sentiment is from the previously released Diamond Botanical Stamp Set.


I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the card front. Then I used the Masking Stencils - Diamonds to stencil the triangle in the background and then scored around the edges for added interest. The final touch was to add a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones.



My next two cards showcase the the Foil It - Balloon Party, Foil It - Handlettered Sentiments and the Foil It - It's Your Day. The Foil It - Balloon Party coordinates with the previously released Balloon Party Stencil & Clear Combo. I used the stencil to add the color to the balloons and stamped the details with the clear stamp set. 


I used gold foil to foil both the balloons and the sentiment on the Foil It - Acetate Handlettered Sentiments panel. To make the shaker I cut the frame three times. I glued the acetate panel to the first frame and added the two additional die cuts. Then I dropped in the glitter, added the panel with the balloons. 


There are two different versions in the Foil It - Balloon Party. This panel has some solid balloons. I used the Mini Mini Foil Applicator to do the foiling on all my cards. 


After I foiled the sentiment from the Foil It - It's Your Day I die cut the sentiment with the previously released It's Your Day Dies. 



My final project uses the Foil It - It's Your Day and the Foil It - Mini Slim Sprig Spray. I used the Deep Blue Foil on this card. It is one of my favorites. I foiled first and then colored with Copic Markers. 


I added one of the sentiments from the Foil It - It's Your Day and die cut with the It's Your Day Dies. 



Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the TE Blog for all the details, videos, and more inspiration from the design team. 





Papertrey Ink June Release Countdown Day 4

Thanks for stopping! Today is the last day of the countdown to the Papertrey Ink June Release. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM EST, tomorrow, June 22th.


Today's card is created with the Feathered Friends Mini 24 Stamp Set and Dies. I list the inks I used to stamp the parrot below. I stamped the flowers and leaves with the previously release Floral Paradise Stamp Set


I die cut the frames with the Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame Die. The card front is die cut with the new  Border Bling: Lotty Dotty Die.

Stamps:  Feathered Friends Mini 24, Just Sentiments:  Friendship, Floral Paradise
Dies:   Feathered Friends Mini 24, Border Bling: Lotty Dotty, Floral Paradise,  Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame
Ink: Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, True Black, Lemon Tart
Paper: Stamper's Select White
Other:  Glue, Misti

You can stop by the PTI blog for all the details and more inspiration.


6/20/22

Papertrey Ink June Release Countdown Day 3

Thanks for stopping! I have two more cards to share with you showcasing more new products from the Papertrey Ink June Release. Today's cards are all about summer. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, June 22th.


My first card is all about the background. I am pretty happy with how it came out. I used the new Pool Water Stencils to create the water. There are two stencils in the set. I used the stencil with the larger holes  first and then layered the second stencil over the first. I used Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening Inks. Then I spritzed the background with water. Once the paper was dry I used the new Border Bling: Lotty Dotty Die to cut the holes in the paper. 


The shells are created with the previously released Summer Shells Die. The sentiments are from the new Floating By Sentiments Stamp Set


I used the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles to center the sentiments on the card. I finished off with a few clear jewels. 

Stamps: Floating By: Sentiments
Dies: Border Bling: Lotty. Dotty,  Summer Shells, Love To Layer:  Scalloped Circles
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores,  Fine Line, Ocean Tides, Lemon Tart
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening
Other: Pool Water Stencil, Blender Brushes,  Foam Tape, Glue, Clear Jewels



Next is a look at the Floating by Stamp Set and Dies. I used the Pool Water Stencil on this card too, using Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores Inks. I framed the card with the largest die in the Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame Die. 


The greenery is die cut with die in the new Feathered Friends 24 Die Set. The sentiments are included in the Floating by Stamp Set.

Stamps: Floating By, 
Dies:  Floating By,  Feathered Friends. 24, Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frame
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Mint Julep, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy,  Sweet Blush, True Black
Paper: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, New Leaf
Other: Pool Water Stencil, Blender Brushes,  Misti, Glue

You can stop by the PTI blog for all the details and more inspiration. I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. 






6/19/22

Papertrey Ink June. Release Countdown Day 2

Hello! Today I have two more cards to share with you showcasing more new products from the Papertrey Ink June Release.Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, June 22th.  


My first card is created with the Vintage Blooms Stamp Set and dies, another of the vintage themed products being released this month. The flowers are stamped in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, and. Pale Peony Inks and the leaves in Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.The gold foil corners are die cut with die that are included in the Vintage Blooms Dies.


The sentiment is included in the stamp set. The rectangle and the smaller circle are stamped and die cut with the new Penciled Outlines Stamp Set and Penciled Outlines Dies. 

Stamps: Vintage Blooms, Penciled Outlines
Dies: Vintage Blooms, Penciled Outlines, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe. Avocado, Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, Gold Foil, Bitty Big: Spring Moss
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Stickles - Diamond, Lace, Misti, Foam Tape



Next up is a look at the new Feathered Friends 24 Dies.  I die cut all the pieces to create the toucan  and the greenery from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and used my inks and blender brushes to add the different colors. I framed the bird with the largest die in the Pierced Feature Frames: Oval Dies. The sun rays are die cut with the On the Border: Sunburst Border Die


The sentiment is from the Just Sentiments: Friendship Stamp Set. I added a black sequin for the eye and. Moonshine Sequins: Hawaiian Shores to the sky.

Stamps: Just Sentiments: Friendship
Dies: Feathered Friends 24, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, Pierced Feature Frames: Oval Die, On the Border: Sunburst Border Die
Ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Tropical Teal
Paper: Stampers Select White, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
Other: Moonshine Sequins: Hawaiian Shores, Blender Brushes, Black Jewel, Cloud Stencil,

Thanks for stopping by! You can stop by the PTI blog for all the details and more inspiration. I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.

6/18/22

Papertrey Ink June Release Sneak Peeks

Hi and welcome to the first day of sneak peeks at the new June Release at Papertrey Ink! We have some new vintage themed products and stamps and dies that are perfect for summer crafts. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET, June 22th.   


My first two projects showcase the new Vintage Postage Stamp Set and Dies and the Penciled Outlines Stamp Set and Dies. 

I started by stamping the floral images in black ink and the added the color with Copic Markers. I stamped the postage stamp on Sweet Blush Cardstock with Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The square in the center of the card I also stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder on Stamper's Select White Cardstock. The square is stamped with the Penciled Outlines Stamp Set. 


The Vintage Postage Stamp Set includes many detail stamps to make the postage stamp more like a real stamp and added interest. The card is framed with the largest die in the Border Bling: Skinny Postage Frames Die. The background is stenciled with the new Script Background Stencil

Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Postage, Penciled Outlines
Dies: Vintage Postage, Penciled Outlines, Border Bling: Skinny Postage Frames Die 
Ink: Pure Black, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark 
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, Bitty Big: Pure Black
Other: Script Background Stencil, Copic Markers, Moonshine Sequins: Lovely Lady, Gold Embossing Powder



On my second card I created four stamps. You can see all the small details you can add to your stamps. I stamp the flowers in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder and added the color with Copic Markers. Then I centered each stamp on a square I stamped with the Penciled Outlines Stamp Set. I used a mix of Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, and Enchanted Evening Inks. 


The sentiment is included in the Vintage Postage Stamp Set. I also decorated an envelope to coordinate with the card. 

Supplies: 

Stamps: Vintage Postage, Penciled Outlines
Dies: Vintage Postage, Penciled Outlines
Ink: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Vellum, Bitty Big: Tropical Teal
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Moonshine Sequins: Fresh Snow, Misti, Foam Tape, Glue, Copic Markers


Next is a look at the new Graceful Butterflies Stamp Set and Dies. How pretty are these butterflies! I created the flower and leaves with the Into the Blooms: Dahlia, one of my favorite flower dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Graceful Butterflies Stamp Set and die cut the circle with the Love to Layer: Scallop Circle Dies.



The background is stenciled with the new Script Background Stencils. I added the sparkle with a few clear jewels. 


Stamps: Graceful Butterflies
Dies:  Graceful Butterflies, Into the Blooms: Dahlia, Love to Layer: Scallop Circle Dies
Ink: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Lemon Drop
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
Other: Script Background Stencils, Clear Jewels, Foam Tape, Misti, Glue, Copic Markers, Blending Brushes


Thanks for stopping by! You can stop by the PTI blog for all the details and more inspiration. I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.