The Propagation Garden Collection

Hi! Today I have three cards to share with you today that I created with the new The Propagation Garden Collection from Spellbinders.  

I do not have anything like this collection in my stash! The plants are beautiful and there are elements to to create chemistry bottles making this collection perfect for a variety of cards. 

On my first card I incorporated the plants with the Propagation Garden Frames Etched Dies. I will link the products below. The frame has nice wood grain details. I used a white cardstock and blended a pale gray ink of the edges. Next I created the bottles with the Laboratory Glassware Etched Dies. I love all the details you can add, including the etched lab details and the the water. 

The plants are created with the Propagation Plants Etched Dies. I love the addition of the die for the roots and the details on the plants. 

The background is embossed with the Leafy Helix Embossing Folder. It is the perfect background for these products. The sentiment is from the Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamp & Die Cutting Set. 

The Propagation Garden Frames Etched Dies can be used in two way. Here I added the extra tray to hold the bottles. 

The sentiment is included in the  Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamp & Die Cutting Set. 

You can mixed other floral die cuts with the greenery in this set. Here I used the Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies.  I also used the longer die in the Propagation Garden Frames Etched Dies to added the shelf at the bottom.

There is also a wax seal included in the collection. I love the simple "Hello" created with Oval Hello Wax Seal Stamp. I used two of the colors in the Must-Have- Wax Bead Mis Teal and highlighted the text with a Uchida - DecoColor Premium Gold Metallic Marker. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Stop by the Spellbinders Store to see the The Propagation Garden Collection.


The More Fresh Picked Collection

I have a post up on the Spellbinders be on the blog. I am sharing hare a few cards I have created with the new More Fresh Picked CollectionI love the newest additions to the Fresh Picked Collection. The modern, contemporary feel of the collection is so fun for cardmaking.

You can stop by the Spellbinder's Blog  for all the details on my cards. Have a great day!


Four New Inks and Cardstock!

Hi Crafters! I get excited about adding new colors of ink and cardstock to my collections and today Taylored Expressions is adding four new colors to the TE collection. You can find the new colors now in the TE Store

On my first card I am showcasing the new cardstock colors. I used all four new colors on my card. I used Oat Milk for the bucket, Green Tea and Brussels Sprouts for the greenery, and Bleu Cheese for the smaller flowers. 

I used the Garden Variety 2 Die Set with the Rustic Pail Die to create the floral arrangement. The background is die cut with the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate. The sentiment is from the Sundry Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped in the Bleu Cheese Ink. 

The True Color Inspirations cards are perfect for coming up is new colors combos and keeping them for inspiration in the future. 

Next up let's take a look at the inks. Here I used three of the new ink colors, Bleu Cheese, Brussel Sprouts, and Green Tea and combined the inks with Macaron, Dried Fig, Blue Corn, and Potato Chip. 

I used the Triple Slim Layering Stencil - In the Garden to create my three mini slim cards. The sentiments are from the Sundry Sentiments Stamp Set. 

I added a few rhinestones to each card. 

I also created another My True Colors Inspiration Card for future reference. 

Now for a limited time, we’ve got a Full Set Syndrome Bundle for $106 that includes: 60 sheets of cardstock (15 of each color), 40 A2 envelopes (10 of each color), 4 full size ink pads, 4 mini ink pads, 4 ink refills, True Colors – Shades of Spring stamp set, and True Colors – Shades of Spring labels. It’s a great way to add all 4 colors to your collection and keep them organized! Offer valid while supplies last.

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


For Her Release from Taylored Expressions

Hi Crafters! Today I have projects to share from the new For Her Release at Taylored Expressions. These products are perfect for Mother's Day and for all the women in your life throughout the year. The products are available now in the TE Store

My first two cards are created with the Triple Slim - In the Kitchen Stencil and Triple Slim - In the Kitchen Cutting Plate. Once you stencil the kitchen items the die cuts all the pieces out at one time! I listed the inks I used with the stencil below.  

To create the card front I stamped one of the two stamps in the Up Against A Wall Stamp in Blue Raspberry Ink on Salt Water Taffy Cardstock. I cut a strip of TE White Woodgrain Cardstock to add the shelf at the bottom of the card. 

The sentiment is from the new What's Cookin' stamp set and die cut with the coordinating What's Cooking' dies. I added Cookie Monster Enamel Dots to accent the kitchen items. 

My next card is created in the same manner except I used one of the Foil It - Triple Slim In the Kitchen Panels with TE Black Foil. I also used the second stamp in the Up Against the Wall Stamp Set, stamping in Versamark Ink on Salt Water Taffy Cardstock and embossing with TE White Embossing Powder. 

I added another sentiment from the What's Cooking' stamp set and added a few Sugar Cube Enamel Dots. 

Next up is a look at the Garden Variety 2 Dies and the Rustic Watering Can Die. I started by die cutting the watering can from Licorice Cardstock, adding accents with a gold gel pen and lightly splattering gold paint. 

Next I die cut the flowers and greenery from the cardstock colors I have listed below, blending a little ink in the centers and edges. I used TE Gold Foil to add the centers to the flowers. 

This sentiment is from the beautiful You Are Additions Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating dies. I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and Rose Water Cardstock to add the center panel that is stenciled with the Take Two - Pretty Polka Stencil. I glued the panel to Sugar Cube Cardstock die with the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets. 

Special for this week's release - win a summer trip to the studio! We'll be selecting 5 lucky winners to receive a studio visit package! Winners will get a free night hotel stay, local restaurant gift certificates, a goodie bag, studio gift card, and a private tour of the TE headquarters! To be entered to win, follow these 2 steps:

  1. Purchase any item from the For Her category
  2. Complete Google Form: Click Here
Thanks for stopping by. Stop by the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration. 


Foil It & Fun Foil Release

Today Taylored Expressions is releasing new foiling products including TE Fun Foils in Taylor’s Favorite Rainbow & Metallics and new Foil It Panels. All the products are available now in the TE Store. I have a number of projects to share with you so let's get started. 

My first two cards feature the Foil It - Mini Slim Essential Patterns-Vol.-2. On this card I used the new TE Champagne Foil. I like the softer gold tone. I stamped the flower with the  Meadow Aster Stamp & Die Combo and colored with Olo Markers. 

Across the center of the card I added the strips with the Easy Strips - 1/2" stitched dies using Macaron and Dried Fig Cardstock. The sentiments are from the Foil It- Modern Sentiments Label and die cut with the Modern Labels Backer. 

Here is another pattern in the Foil It - Mini Slim Essential Patterns-Vol.-2. I used the new Lime Zest Fun Foil along with another sentiment from the Foil It- Modern Sentiments Label.

This flower is stamped with the in the Meadow Cinquefoil Stamp & Die Combo . 

On my next two card I used the new Foil It - Gilded Frames Panes. I used the new Cookie Monster Fun Foil. I used the Masking Stencils - Circles to add the inner circle with Mint Julep and Salt Water Taffy Ink. 

The background is die cut with the Swirls Pierce & Cut Plate from Tropical Punch Cardstock. I used the  Foil It- Modern Sentiments Labels to add the sentiments. The butterflies are created with the Beautiful Butterfly Wings Stamp Set and coordinating dies. 

On this panel I used the Gold Fun Foil along with some Gold Glitter Drops. I used the Mask It - Rectangle Stencils to add the center rectangle with Mint Julep and Macaron Ink. 

I used vellum for the butterfly wings. 

Taylor’s Favorite Rainbow Bundle is sure to bring all of the color and shine to your projects! This special bundle retails for $105 and includes our TE Fun Foil in Cherry Pop, Dragon Fruit, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Cookie Monster, and Jelly Donut.

Get the foiling essentials all together in our Metallic Basics Fun Foil Bundle! This TE Fun Foil bundle retails for $75 and includes Champagne, Gold, Silver, Black, and Rose Gold.

And, of course, we didn’t forget about our Foil It panels! Right now through 9AM Central on Tuesday, April 9th, the more you buy, the more you save with ANY of our Foil It packs! When you purchase 5 – 9 Foil It packs you will get 10% off and when you purchase 10 or more Foil It packs you will get 20% off! Stock up on all of the new designs and your favorites! Offer valid while supply last.

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


Scattered Blooms

Hi Friends! My projects today are created with the new Scattered Blooms Cardmaking Kit from Taylored Expressions. I have two projects to share with you demonstrating a couple different ways to use the kit. 

To create this card I used one of the Foil It – Scattered Blooms Panels with Gold Shimmer Fun Foil. Then I stenciled the flowers with the Scattered Blooms Layering Stencil. I have linked the inks I used below. I stenciled a few extra flowers to use as embellishments. 

The sentiment is die cut with the Big Hugs Die which is including in the kit. I backed the sentiment with the Big Hugs Backer which is available for purchase separately. I added a few Gold Glitter Drops to the center of a few flowers. 

My second card shows the versatility of the Scattered Blooms Cutting Plate that is included in the kit. For this card I die cut flowers from Rose Water, Fruit Punch, and Potato Chip Cardstock. Then I added more detail with a little ink blending and a white gel pen. The leaves are die cut from Mint Julep Cardstock and blended with Cilantro Ink. 

The background is die cut the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate from Licorice Cardstock. The card front is stenciled with the Wavy Stripe Stencil and Rose Water Ink. 

The sentiment is from the Sundry Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating dies. I added the sentiment to an oval die cut with Stitched Oval Stacklets and the Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets. 

The Scattered Blooms kit is $67 packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker. The kit includes:

  • Scattered Blooms Layering Stencil
  • Scattered Blooms Cutting Plate
  • Big Hugs Die
  • The Insiders – Scattered Blooms
  • True Colors Inspiration Cards (Set of 4)
Kit items are not available to purchase individually.

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


Papertrey Ink March Release Countdown Day 4

Hi and welcome to Day 4 day of the Papertrey Ink March Release Countdown. I have two more projects to share with you today. All the new products will be available on March 26th at 10 PM ET. 

My first card features the Reflections: March Stamp Set and coordinating Dies along with the beautiful Always in Bloom Stamp Set and Dies. I used a color combination of Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, True Black, Hawaiian Shore, Tropical Teal, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather. 

First I used the new Watercolor Wonderful Stencil with Aqua Mist and Lilac Grace Inks to create the watercolor background. Next I stamped the sentiment from the Reflections: March Stamp Set in True Black Ink and then die cut with the Reflections: March Dies. 

Around the edges of the die cut I arranged the flowers and greenery. 


Stamps: Reflections: March, Always in Bloom
Dies: Reflections: March, Always in Bloom
Ink: Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, True Black, Hawaiian Shore, Tropical Teal, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather
Paper: Plum Pudding, Stamper's Select White
Other: Watercolor Wonderful Stencil, Blender Brushes, Moonshine Sequins: Fresh Snow

My next card features the new Elegant Edges Hot Foil Plate and Elegant Edges: Flourish Edges. I used Spellbinders Gold Foil with the Glimmer Hot Foil System

The bottom edge detail is die cut with the new Elegant Edges: Flourish Dies. I added gold foil behind the die cuts. The flower is put together with one of my favorite dies, the Into the Blooms: Dahlia

The sentiment is die cut with one of the dies in the new Pro Stamper's Box for March. 

Dies: Elegant Edges: Flourishes, Pro Stamper's Box: March 2024, Into the Blooms: Dahlia
Ink: Sweet Blush
Paper: Sweet Blush, True Black, Stamper's Select White, Gold Foil
Other: Spellbinders Gold Foil, White Pearls, Blender Brushes

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the PTI Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.