Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Graduation Products from Taylored Expressions

Hi Crafters! Taylored Expressions released new products this week for Teacher Appreciation and Graduation. Today I have graduation cards to share that are easy to created with the new {Boxed In} Basics - Grad 2020! This set of 12 pre-printed 4" x 5 1/4" panels (two each of six unique designs) comes on Sugar Cube cardstock, making them perfect to use as card fronts. The sheets are toner-printed and can be used with a foiling machine or heat laminator, if desired.


I made a group of four cards each featuring on of the panels in the {Boxed In} Basics - Grad 2020


On this card I used Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil with Salt Water Taffy Ink in the background. The graduation hat is stamped with the Flip the Script - Grad Stamp and Die Combo. I stamped with Blue Raspberry Ink and add a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestone. 


On the inside of each of my cards I used a sentiment from the new The Inside Scoop - Grad Stamp Set. The sentiments is this stamp set are perfect! 


On the second card I used the Here Comes the Sun Stencil with Potato Chip Ink and added a few Bits and Pieces - Dip Drops. ( See the links below) 


How perfect is this sentiment for graduation! 


On this card I used the panel with the Inside Bracket Stacklets and matted with TE Gold Foil. The sentiment on the hat is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. The tassel is also cut from the Gold Foil. 


The patterned paper is including in the Playful Patterns - Black and White Paper Pack. 


On my final card I used the Masking Stencils - Rectangle to added the colored to the center of the card with Salt Water Taffy Ink. I used the Little Bits - Grad Confetti to add the small embellishment. I cut the {Boxed In} Basics - Grad 2020 panel with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and matted with Petite Scallop Rectangle Stackets. 


And here is one more sentiment from the The Inside Scoop - Grad Stamp Set.


Visit the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new products. 


Monday, April 27, 2020

New Teacher Appreciation and Graduation Release at Taylored Expressions

Happy Monday! Today Taylored Expressions is releasing new products for  Teacher Appreciation and Graduation. I think we all want to show love and support for the teachers and new grads this year! All the new products will be available tomorrow, April 28th at 9 AM CST in the TE Store.


Today I am showcasing the new Takes A Big Heart Stamp Set. I stamped in Oreo Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock. On the background of the stamped image I blended Salt Water Taffy Ink and then colored with Copic Markers. The I die cut the panel with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. 


I added a blue heart from the Bits & Pieces - Have A Heart. I matted the stamped panel on Blue Raspberry Cardstock. 

Here are the products I used to create my card: 

Visit the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration with the new products. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Mother's Day with Taylored Expressions

Hi! I am popping in today with a Mother's Day Card I created with the Big Blooms - Fuchsia Stamp Set from Taylored Expressions. Long cards are popular right now and I had been wanting to give it try. This stamp set worked perfectly!


I started by stamping the flowers and the leaves from the Big Blooms - Fuchsia Stamp Set  and colored with Copic Markers. Next die cut the stamped images with the Big Blooms - Fuchsia Die. Then I cut a long panel of Lavender Glaze Cardstock for the card front and stenciled the background with the Herringbone Stencil and Lavender Glaze Ink.


I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets to cut the circle and mat the circle in the middle of the card front. In the center of the circle I stamped a sentiment from the Penned Pretty Stamp Set. 


Here is a look at the inside of card. I lightly stamped the fuchsia in Lavender Glaze on Lavender Glaze Cardstock. I also added a sentiment from the new The Inside Scoop - For Her Stamp Set in Jelly Donut Ink. 

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Happy Spring!

Hi Crafters! Today I am sharing another "happy" card with some new products from Pretty Pink Posh. I find myself gravitating to pretty spring colors right now and making uplifting cards to send to people.

The centerpiece of this card is the Spring Scene Die. To create the scene I die cut the die several times from different colors of cardstock for the grass and the flowers. I also die cut once from white cardstock. For the sky I brushed on pale blue ink and then inlayed the flowers and the leaves. 


I used one of the borders in the Eyelet Borders Dies to die cut the edge of a piece of patterned paper. On the bottom half of the card I brushed on pale yellow ink and stamped a sentiment from the Bunny Friends Stamp Set. I finished off the card with Lemon From Jewels. 




Thanks for visiting this week! Take care! 


Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Official Blog Hop

Welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms Official Blog Hop! 




This is a BIG HOP! We have 150 bloggers that raised their hand to participate and over 25 Companies offering prizes! THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.



If you get lost along the hop you can go to the Catherine Pooler Designs for all the details and the full list of participating bloggers. Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Today I am sharing a card I created with products from Taylored Expressions who is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate!



It is a perfect time to be sending out our handmade cards to brighten someone's day! I started by creating my background with the Here Comes the Sun Stencil. Next I stamped the flowers and leaves from the  Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Beautiful Blossoms Dies.


I used the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set and the Sending Script Die to add the sentiments. I finished off the card with a few Bits & Pieces - Drip Drops


Thanks for joining the hop and to all the amazing companies giving away prizes! Now it is time to hop on over to Natasha Valkovskaya Blog


Here the products from Taylored Expressions I used to create my card: 





Thursday, April 16, 2020

Happy Birthday Sister!

Hi All! I back with another card I created with new products from the Taylored Expressions April Release. You can find all the new products HERE. Today I want to share the new Building Blocks - Her Stamp Set that allows you to personalize your cards.


Let start with the background. It is easy to create with the new Scribbled Rose Cling & Clear Combo Background Stamp. First I cut a panel of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. I lightly brushed on Potato Chip Ink with my TE Blender Brushes.


Next I stamped the background in Oreo Ink. Then using the clear stamps in the set I stamped the flowers in Guava and Peaches n' Cream Ink and the leaves in Peapod and Lime Zest Ink. Then I framed the background with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. 


The birthday sentiment is from the Simple Strips Background Stamp, die cut with the Simple Strips Die, and backed with the Simple Strips Backer Die. I personalized the card for my sister with the new  Building Blocks - Her Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder and then die cut with the Building Blocks Die. I finished off the card with a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones. 


Thanks for stopping by! Stop back tomorrow for a fun blog hop! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Penned Pretty - It's April Release Day at Taylored Expression

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's February Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW.  The release includes 15 new products: red rubber stamp sets, a clear stamp set, a Cling & Clear combo, and several new dies! 



My card today features the new Penned Pretty Stamp Set, Build Blocks - Her Stamp Set,  and the Doodle Flowers Background Stamp. The Penned Pretty Stamp Set includes six great sentiment that pair together perfectly with the new Building Blocks-Her Stamp Set, giving you so many different options. 


I stamped the Doodle Flower Background with Oreo Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. 


In the center of the card I added ovals die cut with the Petite Scallop Oval Stacklets and Stitched Oval Stacklets. I brushed Salt Water Taffy Ink on the Stitched Oval and then stamped the sentiment. Mom is added with the Building Blocks - Her Stamp Set and die cut with the Building Blocks Die. Mom is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

Stop by the TE Blog for all the info on the new release! Stop back by tomorrow for a closer look at more new products! 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mother's Day and Pretty Florals! New from Taylored Expressions

Hi All! There is a new release coming tomorrow from Taylored Expressions. We have products that are perfect for Mother's Day and pretty new florals!  All the new products will be available tomorrow, April 14th at 9 AM CST in the TE Store.



Today I am showcasing the new Baroque Pocket. The pocket die can be used on the outside or inside of the card and is large enough to hold a gift card or a small gift, and is prefect for wedding invitations to hold the RSVP cards and envelopes! 


I die cut the Baroque Pocket from Poblano Pepper Cardstock, one of favorite colors! Next I stamped the flowers and leaves from the new Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set and die cut with the Beautiful Blossoms Dies. I colored with Copic Markers using YG91, 93, 95, and 97 for the leaves and BG000, BG 45, and BG 49 for the flowers. 


I cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock for the card front and used TE Blender Brushes to lightly add a little color with Sprinkles Ink. The sentiment if from the Simple Strips - Birthday Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Die. Here you can see how a gift card fits in the pocket. 


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Tomorrow is Release Day! I will be back with another project! 


Monday, April 6, 2020

Pretty Tulips

Hi All! Hope you had a good weekend, although I will say the days seem to blending together! It is going rain all week here so I will have to starting finding new exercise videos! I am continuing to work on my stash of birthday cards. Today I have a card to share that I created with the Tulips Stamp Set  from  Pretty Pink Posh.


I started by stamping and coloring the tulips with Copic Markers and die cutting the flowers with the Tulips Coordinating Dies. (Products are linked below) I used the colors I decided on for the tulips as inspiration for the background.  I blended Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade. 


I added the frame around the flowers with the Scallop Frames Dies. I die cut the word happy with the Happy Birthday Script Dies and added the birthday sentiment with with Party Friends Stamp Set. The final touch are a few Clear Droplets that look like drops of water. 

Thanks for visiting and have keep safe! 


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sending You Sunshine

I hope you are all doing okay! I am going a little stir crazy and truly the hardest part of this is not being able to see my family and friends. I have been spending a little more time in craft room. I bought a new sewing machine, and I have started an embroidery project!

Today I have a happy card to share that I plan on sending to a friend who is in the medical field. I created the card with products from Pretty Pink Posh. (All the products are linked below)

This card features the Spring Days Stamp Set and Spring Days Coordinating Dies. I stamped the flowers in black ink and colored with Copic Markers then used the two dies in the Spring Days Coordinating Dies to die cut the square of flowers and add the scalloped frame. I created the background with the Layered Cloud Stencil. This is a set of two stencils that layer over each other.


I die cut the scalloped border with the Eyelet Border Dies. I added the border of flowers from the stamp set at the bottom and the word "sunshine" with the Sunshine Script Dies. I die cut the word twice and layered one on top of the other. I dotted with i with Lemon Drop Jewels, as well as the center of the flowers. The"Sending You" sentiment is from the Rainy Days Additions Stamp Set. 


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find time to do something creative. I know it helps me keep sane!