Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Taylored Exrpessions: Father's Day Release...

Welcome everyone.

Today is the Taylored Expressions Father's Day release.

Time to start planning those fun Father's Day cards.

Let's start with this awesome new Taylored Expressions: Diamonds Piercing Plate that I paired up with the new Dear Dad stamp and Simple Strips Man, Myth Legend. These are all new to the Taylored Expressions collection.

I first cut a piece of white card-stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and blended TE Keylime, Sprinkles, Lime Zest and Confetti Cake Premium inks using TE Blender Brushes. Then I die cut the Diamonds Piercing Plate. I love this cool Diamond pattern and with the blended ink it really pops. 

Using my Misti I stamped the Dear Dad stamp using TE Oreo Premium ink. I had to stamp a couple of times to make sure all the space was filled because of the Pierced background. 

I made this card a little bigger so I could add some of TE Glitter card-stock. I cut my card base 5 1/2 x 5. Then I cut a strip of the TE Green Glitter card-stock and added to the top and bottom, then adhered my stamped background to the center. Finshing up with stamping the new Simple Strips Man, Myth Legend and die cutting using the Simple Strips Well Rounded die. I added the sentiment using foam tape to give a little dimension. 

 

Next up we have the new Taylored Expressions: Argyle Stamp/Stencil combo, On The Block DAD, On The Block DAD Shadow die and Simple Strips Man, Myth Legend. 

I love this awesome new Argyle Stamp/Stencil combo, sure does make for some awesome, cool backgrounds. I of course went with some masculine colors. For the background I used TE Earl Gray Card-stock with TE Poppy Seed, Blue Corn, Cilantro and Oreo Premium inks. I added the ink with TE Bitty Blender Brushes. 

I heat embossed the On The Block DAD on TE Earl Gray card-stock using TE White Embossing powder and die cut using the On The Block DAD Shadow die. Next I stamped the Simple Strips Man, Myth Legend stamp on some of TE Cilantro card-stock and die cut using the Simple Strips Asymmetrical die. 

Now time to add the sentiments, I did use some more of that fun foam tape for a little dimension. 

I crack up every time I read that... Best (farter) Father Ever.. I love it. More fun sentiments in this new Simple Strips Man, Myth Legend.

 
Make sure to check out this amazing savings on the Argyle Bundle.
The entire release is now available.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

So Very Much...


 Happy hello blog friends. Today I am on the Pink & Main blog HERE. I created this card using Pink & Main: Missing You Stamp and Coordinating die set, Mod Stitched Dies and Garden 6x6 Paper Pad.

I started with die cutting the Mod Stitched dies on this pretty Garden 6x6 paper pad. I used two of the designer papers and layered them on my card base. I die cut another one on white card-stock and adhered it right on top of the others. I again die cut the second to the smallest Mod Stitched dies so I can stamp my sentiment on it. I set it aside so I can stamp and color the images. I die cut the colored images using the coordinating die set and now it is time to finish it up.

I added the leaves to the back of my sentiment with a hint of EZ Squeeze Craft Glue then added some foam tape, because I really wanted my sentiment to pop. Finishing up with this cute little heart that is also included in the Missing You stamp set.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Taylored Expressions... A2 to Mini Slim

 Welcome everyone to my blog.

Taylored Expressions is having a sale... YAY!

A2 to Mini Slimline Cards.. Let's get started.

Today I am featuring the Beautiful Baubles stencil and I paired it up with TE Simple Strips Thanks, Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die, Simple Strips Asymmetrical die and of course lots of TE awesome premium inks. (supply list below)

I first cut a piece of TE Cupcake card-stock 4 1/4x 5 1/4 and used the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle to get this cool stitch line border. I used some Post-it removable tape to mask off the areas that I did not want to stencil, which was inside the stitched line. Then I added my Beautiful Baubles stencil using the awesome new TE Bitty Blender Brushes and TE premium inks. I wanted a little shine so I added a few of the Clear Drip Drops. 

I added a bit more color by layering on the backside a piece of TE Lollipop card-stock and then adhering all the layers to my card base. Finishing up with the sentiment from Simple Strips Thanks and die cut with the Simple Strips Asymmetrical die. 

This A2 card is now ready to be shipped off in one of those pretty TE A2 colored envelops that TE has to offer. Now lets see how I used the same stencil on the Mini Slim card..

Mini Slim cards are so fun to create and I used the same Beautiful Baubles stencil. I thought it would be fun to show you how you can change the order of the ornaments. The layering stencils are that easy to use and as you can see I stenciled them on the same pretty Cupcake premium cardstock that I die cut using Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets. I still have that stitched line like the A2 above just a different die. I layered it over some of TE Vellum that I die cut using TE Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets. I used the pre-cut, pre-scored Mini Slim Rainbow card pack. So handy to have them already cut and scored to make the perfect card.

I also added a little bling with the Clear Drip Drops and finishing up with another Simple Strips Thanks sentiment that I die cut with the Simple Strips Asymmetrical die. 

This was a fun challenge to create two cards sizes using the same stencil. Use your Taylored Expressions supplies in many ways and if you don't own this awesome stencil well good news it is on sale.. Here are the details.

Oh yes you read it right... Make sure to check out the entire sale because there is much more to save on.

 

 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Taylored Expressions: Grad/Teacher/Building Blocks Release...

Yay it is almost time for the seniors to graduate and time for a fun...

Taylored Expressions Grad/Teacher release

Lots to share today wit this fun release and I am pretty exciting about it. Today I am featuring the new Taylored Expressions: On the Block Hooray, Building Blocks Well Done and Create in Color Background and coordinating die. 

I went a little wild with color on this one just because your graduation is suppose to be wild and bright... right? I used lots of TE premium card-stock... Oreo, Granny Smith, Cookie Monster, Plum Punch, Lime Zest and Toffee. 

Let's get started I heat embossed the On the Block Hooray on some of TE Oreo card-stock and die cut with the coordinating die and set aside. I also heat embossed the Create in Color background on some of TE Toffee card-stock and die cut with the coordinating die, then set aside. Time to create that colorful background. I stamped the new Building Blocks Well done multiple times on all of these yummy TE colors and die cut with the Building Blocks die. Once they are all die cut out I started piecing it all together on my card base. I only did the part that would be showing. No need to do the entire card as the Create in Color Background would be hiding the rest. I added the Create in Color Background using foam adhesives for a little dimension. Finishing up with added my heat embossed Hooray. 

I finished but thought I need a little shine so I added a strip of TE Silver Glitter card-stock.

Supply list below...

Next up we have the new Taylored Expressions: Congrats die, Cosmic Drip Drops, Grad Cap Stencil, Mini Strips Grad stamps. Lots of new goodies to help you create your Graduation cards. I also used TE Frame in Frame cutting plate and TE Oreo ink and card-stock and Cilantro ink and Card-stock. This was personalized just for my niece who is graduating this year. 

I first used the new Grad Cap stencil with my TE Blender Brushes and Cilantro and Oreo inks. I die cut one of the frames from TE Frame in Frame cutting plates on some of TE Oreo Premium card-stock. I love this new Congrats die and I really wanted to pop on my card so I die cut on some of TE Gold card-stock. 

Next I heat embossed the new Mini Strips Grad on TE Cilantro card-stock and die cut with the coordinating dies. This set has so many fun says I added a few of my favorites. I adhered all my pieces together to create this fun sentiment filled Graduation card. When I added the frame I used foam tape to give my card a little dimension. 

Finishing up with a little shine, I added a few Cosmic Drip Drops. 


Make sure to check out the entire release. If you want to see more inspiration for this release, check out the TE blog for design team links.


 

Thanks for stopping by.

Take advantage of this special savings.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Dear Mom...

This weekend I was in a crafty mood, so I created this Taylored Expressions Dear Mom card. This is one of the newer sets released and I paired it up with the Freebie Stencil (Mixed Blooms) you get for the month of April when you spend $100 or more and the Mini Strips You're the Best stamp and coordinating die. 

I first inked up this Mixed Blooms stencil with my Bitty Blender Brushes and TE Premium inks Watermelon, Plum Punch and Key Lime. I cut a piece of TE Vellum and heat embossed the Dear Mom stamp set and adhered it to the top of my stenciled background. I added a few Drip Drops for a little shine. 

I cut the base of my card to be slightly bigger then my designed background so I could add some Watermelon cardstock behind it. Finshing up with heat embossing the Simple Strips You're the Best on some watermelon card-stock and die cutting with the coordinating dies. 

Simple and sweet. 


 

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Have a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Sow Much...

Yay, it is Friday and I am ending the week with a post for Pink & Main. Today I am sharing on the P&M Blog HERE and I am getting crafty with Pink & Main: Starlight Gems, Spring Glitter Paper, Cool Cubes Stencil, Pig Time stamp and coordinating die set, Large Sentiment Strip dies and Layered Circles dies. I also used the awesome Pink & Main: Mini Ergonomic Blender Brush and EZ Squeeze Craft Glue.

With the Mini Ergonomic Blender Brush and Cool Cubes Stencil I created with colorful background. It is so easy to blend colors with the Mini Ergonomic Blender Brush. Next, I stamped out these cute little images from the Pig Time stamp set and die cut with the coordinating dies. I colored them using Copic Sketch markers. Then I die cut the Layered Circle on some of the new Spring Glitter paper and adhered it to the middle of my card using P&M EZ Squeeze Craft Glue. Next I used two of the Layered Circles dies and die cut them together so I can have a frame circle, I die cut on some white card-stock and adhered to my card.

I stamped out this fun sentiment from the Pig Time stamp set and die cut with the Large Sentiment Strip dies. Time to piece the rest of the card together. I added the little piggies using foam tape for a little dimension. Next I adhered the sentiment using again the awesome new EZ Squeeze Craft Glue. I decided I need a little shine so I adhered around the outer circle the new Starlight Gems also using EZ Squeeze Craft glue. It is my go to glue. 

Make sure to check out the entire release if you missed it. Lots of fun Gem collections, stencils, stamps and more.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thanks...

Happy Wednesday blog friends. I hope you all have been enjoying your week. I know I have not posted as much outside of my design team work so I hope to be changing that and posting more often. Plus I have lots of fun stamps in ink up. So now that I am all settle in again and feeling great, it is time to get crafty.

So today I am sharing a card that I created using The Stamp Market: Friendly Bunch stamp, Thanks Background stamp, Quick Strips dies 1/4 and 1/8. I also used The Stamp Market card-stock.

I first die cut all the strips and added them to my card base, then I stamped the Thanks Background stamp. Funny it looks shinny but I did not use embossing powder I just stamped in black ink. I next stamped out this gorgeous floral image from the Friendly Bunch stamp set and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I did a little fussy cutting because I do not own the coordinating die set. Luckily I have a little fussy cutting experience. LOL

I added the floral image using foam adhesives. You know how much I love dimension. I thought it need a bit more so I added a little white gel pen there and there. 

That is all for today. I hope you all have a great rest of the week and remember to smile. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Taylored Expressions: Bitty Blender Brushes and Stencil Release...

 Who's ready for another fun Taylored Expressions release.

Did someone say.... Bitty Blender Brushes? Yup!

You got it.. Bitty Blender Brushes and more fun Stencils to ink up. Let's get started!

Today is the big release of the Taylored Expressions Bitty Blender Brushes and I have already inked them up with this new Dahlia Stencil that I paired up with TE Big Grumpy Cat and Big Grumpy Birthday. I used TE Lavender Glaze and Sprinkles Premium inks for the background and also added a little Copic Opaque here and there. 

I colored up Big Grumpy Cat with Copic Sketch markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. I added the images using foam adhesives for a little dimension. Totally simple card to create, when you have fun stencils like this new Dahlia. The Bitty Blender Brushes are pretty awesome. Just sayin'

YES, there is more and I am in love with all the stencils. This card was created using the new Roundabout Stencil and of course these cool new Bitty Blender Brushes. It was so easy adding the ink with the Bitty Blender Brushes and I did not have to tape off any areas to create this background. I also added a little TE Oreo ink splatter. I just put some ink on my work space and added water to a brush and tapped it for the sprinkles of black in the background.

I inked up Picked Posies and colored with Copic Sketch markers, then die cut using the coordinating dies. Some of the them I added to my card base using foam adhesives for a little dimension. Finishing up with heat embossing the Mini Strips You're the Best on some TE Watermelon Premium card-stock and die cutting using the Mini Strips die. I also added the sentiment with foam tape. I just can't get enough of that dimension. 

Another simple card. I just love how stencils can create a bold background or soft just by picking your favorite TE inks. 


 

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Happy Taylored Expressions shopping!