Throwback Thursday with Taylored Expressions

I am back today with a very floral Throwback Thursday! Taylored Expressions is bringing back the March and April Gift with Purchase items, along with NEW coordinating items. I have three projects to share with you today. 

My first card features the All Planned Out 2 Dies. The dies eliminate the need to measure and creates perfectly sized windows and a fun scalloped border. 

Once we get to the middle of summer I find myself thinking about created for fall and all the holidays in the second half of the year. So this will be my first Fall card! I pulled out my Garden Variety - Fall dies and created a variety of leaves and acorns. I also used the Layer It - Toadstools die set.

The Hello sentiment and small gold accents are included in the All Planned Out 2 Die Set. The smaller sentiment is from the Mini Strips - Hello Add-Ons. 

Next up is a look at the Framed Flowers Stamp Set and Dies and the Label Stacklets 13 Dies. The stamp set includes a variety of blooms and frames that can be used individually or together. 

I stamped the flowers in Oreo Ink and colored with Olo Markers. I die cut the flowers with the coordinating dies and then die cut two more times and glued the layers together. I like the dimension the layers add. I stamped the frame and the blended Rose Water and Fruit Punch ink on the background and die cut with one of the dies in the Labels Stacklets 13 Dies. 

The background is stenciled with the Pretty Petals Stencil. I used Rose Water Ink on the top half and Fruit Punch on the bottom. The layout of the card is so easy to create with the All Planned out 1 Dies. 

I created a second card in the same manner using Mint Julep and Poblano Pepper cardstocks and inks. The sentiments are also included the the Framed Flowers Stamp Set. 

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


Summer of Storage

Hi all! It's the Summer of Storage release at Taylored Expressions. The release includes  a special promo on Foil-Its and Insiders.

Stock up on Foil-Its and Insiders with 15% off when you purchase a File-It Bundle! Our File-It Bundle includes the Simple Storage – File It container and two packages of Simple Storage – 4×6 Pockets to keep all your goodies organized.

Note: this promo does not include Combo Club Foil Its.

Stop by TE Blog for all the details! 


Easy Edgers

Hi and thank for stopping by today. I am sharing a project I made with a few new products from Taylored Expressions. 

This pretty background is created with the Flower Fields 6x6 Stamp & Stencil Combo. The background is stamp in Rock Candy Ink and then then I stenciled with Sprinkles, Kiwi, Dill Pickle, and Blueberry Inks. 

I used the Easy Edgers Dies to add the borders at the bottom of the card. I love having border edges dies in my stash, perfect for when you want to just add a little more detail to your project. 

The sentiments are from the Big Hello Stamp set and die cut with the Big Hello Coordinating Dies. I finished off the card with a few Lemon Meringue Enamel dots. 

Thanks for taking a look! 


Christmas Wishes

Spellbinders has released their new products for July and we are celebrating Christmas in July. If you are someone who likes to plan ahead this release is for you! You can find all the new products here. 

My first project with the new release features the Delivering Joy Sleigh Etched Dies. (see links below) The sleigh is has such pretty details and the flowers and greenery are perfect embellishments throughout the holiday season. 

Here is a little closer look. All the dies I used to fill and decorate the sleigh are included in the Delivering Joy Sleigh Etched Dies. The bottom sentiment is die cut with the Handmade Sentiments Etched Dies. 

I used the Nested Postage Labels & Tag Etched Dies to frame the sleigh and the patterned paper is from the new Handmade Holidays Paper Pad. 

Thanks for taking a look. You can shop the new release here. I will be back with new projects soon, You can follow me on Instagram too. 


Pre-Order the Taylored Expression 2024 Advent Calendar!

There are two promotions going on this week at Taylored Expressions, the Advent Calendar pre-order and TE Made for Me custom stamps. Here are the details:

The Advent Calendars boxes are filled with carefully curated gifts and crafty goodness valued at over $100! You’ll love opening a gift each day as you count down the days until Christmas. Whether it’s a gift for your creative friends or a treat for yourself, this calendar promises daily doses of crafty fun that you won’t want to miss. Pre-order now to save $10 and receive a special gift in the fall when it ships!

Note: Please place a separate order for your Advent Calendar and do not include other items on your order. This will help us expedite your shipment when it’s ready this fall!

Buy one custom stamp and get the second at 50% off now through 9am Tuesday, July 16th. This sale is good for any TE Made for Me custom designs. The stamps are customized exactly as you’ve typed, so double-check for any typos! Because these stamps are made special for you, please allow about 6 weeks for shipping.

Stop by the TE Blog of all the details. 


A Little Christmas in JulyTh

There is a new release at Taylored Expressions and it includes a little Christmas in July and the Happy Half Sheet Project. All the products are available now in the TE Store

The idea behind the Happy Half Sheets Projects is that you cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in half then create your own background pattern by stamping a variety of images. Then you cut the cardstock into different pieces to create your cards. You can used the layouts that included in the Happy Half Sheet Volume 1 and 2 or come up with your own patterns. I used one of the patterns in Volume 1 for my layouts. 

I used the new Make it Merry Stamp Set to created the background pattern using Brussels Sprout, Spearmint, Confetti Cake, Potato Chip, Cherry Pop, Blue Raspberry Inks. 

I used the Easy Strips - 1/2" Strips Dies to add the border strips. 

All the sentiments are included in the Make It Merry Stamp Set and die cut with the Make It Merry Dies. 

I added Red Glitter Drops to each card. 

My next card features the Fresh Foliage Stamp Set and Fresh Foliage Dies. This set would work great with the Half Street idea too. Here I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock that I die cut with the largest die in the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets. 

I used Bleu Cheese, Brussels Sprout, Spearmint, Mint Julep, Blue Corn, and Tropical Punch to created the background pattern. Then I stamped and die additional images for the center of the card. 

The sentiment is from another new stamp set in the release, Bits & Blooms. 

With every Make it Merry Bundle purchase, you will receive a free cardstock kit that includes 2 half-sheets of TE Premium Cardstock (one sugar cube and one toffee), and 10 side-fold Sugar Cube Card bases. These items won't show up in your cart, but it will be included in your package when your bundle is shipped.

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


Out & About with Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by today! I recently purchase the new White Platinum Scout Die Cutting & Embossing Machine - 3.5" Platform from Spellbinders. 

I snapped this quick picture to show how it fits on my desk. What I like about this machine is that the platform is 3.5" wide. I had another smaller die cutting machine on my desk but the platform was only 2.5" wide. The one inch difference give me more flexibility. So many of my dies fit on a this platform. I love how the  White Platinum Scout Die Cutting & Embossing Machine fits on my desk and I don't have to get up to use my larger die cutting machine for every die. 

Along with the release of the machine Spellbinders has also released the Out & About Collection of dies. I have three cards to share with you with a few of the new dies. 

My first card feature the Stitched Hello Etched Dies. This is a set of .two thin metal cutting dies to say hello. The lowercase font hello has a stitching design to thread embroidery floss or you can leave it as it is and add a contrasting colored cardstock behind the cut outs. The sentiment can be used alone or add with its outline for a bolder greeting.

The background is embossed with the Leafy Helix Embossing Folder and the flowers are created with the Floral Spray Etched Dies. 

Next is a look at the Sprinkle & Grow Etched Dies and the and the Happy Birthday Wishes Etched Dies. You can fill the watering can you use the flowers and greenery or use them on their own. I framed the card with the Nested Postage Labels & Tag Etched Dies

My final project is created with the Flowering Tree Etched Dies and the Hello Smile Etched Dies. The Hello Smile Etched Die Set also included the smile sentiment. The background is embossed with the Flowers & Foliage 3D Embossing Folder.

My all  my cardstock colors are  from Spellbinders. 

Thanks for taking a look!