New Basic Essentials at Taylored Expressions

Today have some new products to share with you from Taylored Expressions. TE is releasing a great collection of basic essentials that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.

My first two cards feature the  Big Thanks Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers. These is the first time using the the Foil Adhesive Transfers.  These adhesive transfers allow for heatless foiling! Cut your desired adhesive transfer from the sheet and apply it to your cardstock, sending it through your die cutting machine to create a sturdy bond. Peel off the top layer of the transfer to reveal the adhesive. Top the adhesive with foil (pretty side up) and send it through your die cutting machine one more time to bond the adhesive and foil together. Peel back the foil to reveal a beautifully foiled design. I was impressed with the results and it was so easy! 

I foiled with gold foil and die cut with the new Big Thanks Coordinating Die. The smaller sentiment is from the Big Thanks Stamp set that was previously released. I die cut the sentiment with the new Sentiment Strips Die Set. This is a set of seven different lengths die strips that you will use over and over. 

I stenciled the background with the Mini Slim - Swirly Roses Stencil on Rose Water Cardstock. Then I die cut the smallest frame in the new Frame in Frame cutting plate directly into the card front. I die cut two more frames and glued the three frames together and inlayed the frame back into the card front. I added vellum behind the frame. 

On my second card I used the Mini Slim - Prism Stencil along with another Big Thanks Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers and Teal Foil. 

The smaller sentiment is also included in the Big Thanks Stamp Set. 

My second card features a number of new products, the Berry Branch Die, the Framed Script - Thanks Die, and the Frame in Frame 3 Cutting Plate. I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock to fit the card front. Then I lightly blended Mint Julep Ink and stamped the Gathered Greenery Background Stamp in Spearmint Ink. 

I glued the branches to the card front, and then added the frames. The berries are cut from Blueberry Cardstock and I added Bits & Pieces - Cosmic Drip Drops. 

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


Spellbinders December Card Kit of the Month

Hi All! I have a group of cards to share with you that I created with the Spellbinders December Card Kit of the Month. This month's "Love Grows Here" 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.

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.

The are a number of chipboard frames in the kit, perfect for the creating the focal point of the card. I used the foam dots in the kit to attach the birds and then added two of the chipboard sentiments. 

The kit also includes a cute set of dies to create these birds, the branch, and the leaves. I added vellum behind the frame. The top half of the card is embossed with the Diamond Plaid Embossed Folder that I already owned. 

Here is another example of the cards with the birds and one of favorite patterns from the paper pad that is included in the kit. 

There is also a stamp set in the kit with has great sentiments to fit the love theme and these sweet birds. I colored with Copic Markers, lightly stenciled clouds in the background, and the die cut with the Fluted Classics Circles Edged Dies. 

This card was so quick and easy to create. I stamped the smaller sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder and then added the chipboard pieces to spell LOVE. 

I used the frame on this card to create the shaker element. I added vellum behind the frame and then stripes of foam tape. I dropped in  the sequins from the kit along with some clear sequins from my stash and then covered back of the frame with a piece of yardstick. 

The papers are so pretty! The sentiment is included the stamp set. 

On my final card I used the Elliptical Ovals Etched Dies to die cut the oval and then just added the chipboard pieces. 

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.


Floral Reflections

Hi! I am close to done with all my Christmas cards. I guess that is one of the benefits of designing. You get everything ahead of time. So today's cards are more general in theme and created with some really pretty products from Spellbinders, the Floral Reflection Collection

I have three cards to share with you that I created with the products I received from the collection. For the card front on all three cards I used the Flower Frenzy 3D Embossing Folder. It is so pretty and the detail is amazing. I did lightly spritz the cardstock with water before I ran the embossing folder through my machine. 

I also used the Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies to create each bouquet of flowers. I love the details on the flowers. I also used a variety of sizes of the dies in the Essential Floral Reflection Etched Dies. This is fun shape! 

The sentiments are from the Sealed Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. This stamp set is full of sentiments that you will use through the year in a great size. 

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I added a rectangle of vellum to fit behind the bouquet of flowers to help the flowers stand out from the background. 

On this card I used the Glimmer Essential Solid Floral Reflection Glimmer Hot Foil Plate with Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Cobalt Blue. This adds such a nice shine to the card. 

I added a twine bow the bouquet on the card. You know me! I am all about the little finishing details. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


It's Black Friday at Taylored Expressions!

I hope my US Friends have had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Right now kicks off the Black Friday Sale happening at Taylored Expressions and I have three cards to share with you that features exclusive stamps that you can earn with a qualifying purchase.

You can also find more details about the Black Friday Sale and Doorbuster Bundles that TE are offering each day of the sale  HERE. 

First is a look at the  Party Vibes Background Stamp, the sparkly Jelly Donut Embossing Powder, and the Treat Yo'Self Sentiment Stamp Set

First I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the card front. Then I blended Granny Smith, Macaron, Rose Water, and Banana Cream Ink. Then I stamped the background in Versamark Ink and embossed with the new Jelly Donut Embossing Powder. It is hard  to see in the photos but the embossing powder is so pretty and sparkly in person. 

I die cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and matted with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. I embossed the sentiment with the Jelly Donut Embossing Powder and added Millie from the Millie's Birthday Bash stamp set.

Millie's Birthday Bash
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Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets
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Bits & Pieces - Rainbow Rhinestones
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
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TE Premium Cardstock - Jelly Donut
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TE Premium Cardstock - Sugar Cube
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Mini MISTI 2.0 Precision Stamp Tool
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My next card features the new Rooting for You Stamp Set and the Miss Daisy Stencil. The stamp set creates these pretty flowers and I love how the stamps are numbers so that it is easy to understand how they layer together. I stenciled clouds in the background and die cut with the Stitched Circle Stacklets and matted with the Petite Scallop Circle Stacklets

I stenciled the background with the Miss Daisy Stencil with Cherry Pop and Mulled Wine Inks. The sentiment is included with the Rooting for You Stamp Set. 

My final card features the new Winterberry Background Stamp. I think this design is so pretty and really could be used throughout the year. I blended Mint Julep Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and stamped in Blue Berry Ink. 

I stamped the two middle flowers in the Rooting For You Stamp Set. I just masked off the two flowers I didn't want to stamp. I used the Stitched Oval Stacklets and the Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets to die cut the stamped image. The sentiment if also in the  Rooting For You Stamp Set. I finished off with a little ribbon. 

I am thankful for all you that stop by my blog and support my creative work! Stop by the TE Blog for more inspiration and all the details. 



Taylored Expressions Season of Crafting - Layering Stencils

The Season of Crafting has begun at Taylored Expressions! We have 9 days of daily deals coming your way! Today's special is all about Layering and Masking Stencils. This is a great time to check things off of your holiday shopping list for crafty friends and family or maybe check a few things off of your own crafty wish list! Each day the new daily deal starts at 9AM Central Time and goes until 8:59AM Central Time the next day. Offers are valid while supplies last and there are no rainchecks. CLICK HERE for a peek at the daily deals. 

**Please note that the Season of Crafting Sale is applicable to online sales only.

For my project I chose to work with the Triple Slim - In the Garden  Layering Stencil. If you have never tried these stencils I can't recommend them enough. The stencils create beautiful card so quick and easily! 

I have linked the inks I used below. I like to stencil in my lighter color ink first and then go back I add a little darker ink in the same family of colors to add the shading. The Bitty Blender Brushes work perfect for this. 

Once I was done stenciling I die cut the panels with the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets and matted with Petite Scallop Mini Stacklets. I also splattered white paint on my panels. 

I used the On Occasion Stamp Set and On Occassion Dies to added the sentiments. 

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