HEY THERE & Mini Slimline to A2

Greetings, card making earthlings! Today I will be showcasing the Hey There stamp, die, and stencil combo along with showing you how to use the same design on both a mini slimline and an A2 sized card! Check it out!

This card features the Hey There stamp, die, and stencil set. I love how these products work together to bring a card to life in a flash. It is a no-brainer! I stenciled Sugar Cube ink through the stencil and followed it up with an ombre from orange to pink. I used the same orange to pink colors to stamp the sentiment. I love this color combo on the Toffee cardstock.

These cards show how to use the same design on a mini slimline and a standard A2 sized card base. I started by doing some ink blending using the Mandala stencil. Then I added some sentiment strips and Little Critters as the focal point. A clean-and-simple design combined with a monochromatic color scheme is one of my go-to designs and it works great on all size cards!

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Congrats with TE

Hey crafty crafters! It is time to celebrate some new goodies from Taylored Expressions!

The first product I want to showcase is the Boxed In Basics graduation panels. These are printed A2 sized panels perfect for making quick graduation cards, or for dressing up however you want. I used a Gathered Greenery Background stamp to white heat emboss the leafy pattern. Some simple ink blending going from dark to light spotlighted the sentiment.

This card features the Congrats word die and the Well Done Building Blocks. I love the fancy script of this die and wanted it to be the star of the show. I stamped the Circle Botanical background stamp in Granny Smith ink onto Granny Smith cardstock for a tone on tone look. Then I added the Congrats die cut and a YOU DID IT building block to finish off this mini slimline card.

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New Stencils and Brushes from TE

Happy release day! Taylored Expressions has a bunch of new products and tools! Mini blender brushes, a black and white brush, and some awesome new stencils! Check out how I used them!

This card features the new Striped Squares stencil. I used the gradient blending technique going from orange to green. I love the earthy tones of this color combo. I added a gnome and a couple snarky sentiment strips to complete this card.

This card shows off the new Roundabout stencil. The repeating pattern makes it perfect for an ombre background. I chose to go from pink to black. I didn’t want to cover up and of this background, so I used On the Block – Happy to keep most of it showing. I just love this classy color combo.

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Butterfly Wishes Kit

Hey y’all! Taylored Expressions has a brand new kit fro you all to enjoy! I love the spring themed butterflies and there are so many possibilities with this kit!

This card features the butterfly stencils and a sentiment from the kit. I used the stencils to create a column of butterflies by masking off all the butterflies except the ones on the far left. I used soft corally reds and pinks to ink blend through the stencils. A simple stamped sentiment from the kit completed this card.

This card shows how the entire stencil can be used to create a colorful background to be the focus of your project! I used both stencils and to create a rainbow of butterflies using TE inks. I didn’t want to cover up any of those beautiful butterflies, so I added a small sentiment circle off to the side. A red card base made this already colorful card even more colorful!

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Mother’s Day + More with TE

Howdy card makers! Spring is finally in the air! What a perfect time to start making Mother’s Day cards and other flowery, springy cards! Taylored Expressions has a whole bunch of awesome products being released today! Check out 2 of the cards I made using these new items.

This card features the new Dear Mom cling stamp. I love the bold scripty font of this stamp. the background on this card was made with the new Best Buds Stamp & Stencil Combo. After creating the background and stamping the large sentiment, I added some white gel pen highlights and a sub-sentiment banner to complete this Mother’s Day card.

This card features the new In Bloom Cling & Clear Combo! I stamped the outline images with Toffee ink then filled in all the elements with soft shades of pink, peach, and green. I trimmed down the background and popped it up on a toffee card base. A stamped sentiment from Botanical Sentiments paired with vellum completed this card.

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Hex Yeah with TE

Hi everyone! Taylored Expressions is now selling previous kit items separately! Here is a card I made using the Happy Hexagon kit dies and alpha stamps.

I started by stenciling the background with the Mini Slim Swiss Heart stencil with a couple of pinky-peach colors. Then I added the hexagon die cuts and stamped a punny sentiment with the Typewriter Alpha stamp set. I love the bold sentiment and soft colors.

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TE Full of Flowers

Greetings, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card that is Full of Flowers! Literally- that is the name of the stamp and stencil set 😉

This card features the Full of Flowers Cling and Clear Combo set. I started by stamped the outline of the florals in Oreo ink on a diagonal to add a bit of interest to my panel. Then I ink blended orange and blue inks through the stencil to add color. I masked off a strip right above the flowers to add a stripe of black ink. A simply stamped sentiment was added before popping this panel onto a Toffee cardbase.

I love the clean look and how the colors work together with the flowers. I usually tend to use bright colors with flowers, but these muted tones worked well with the Toffee card base! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Masking Stencils from TE

Good day, crafty folk! Taylored Expressions is treating us with a new release of stencils!, dies, and the such!! I love ink blending, therefor I love stencils! Check out a few projects I made using the new goodies!

This card features the Little Critters stamp set from a previous release on a stenciled background. The Modern Mosaic Layering stencil was so much fun to use! I love the retro feel of this pattern. I also used the Diagonal Stitched Square Stacklets to frame my unicorn and dragon. A sentiment strip completed this card.

On this card, I used the Masking Stencils – Scalloped Squares to create a nature inspired card. The stencil is perfect for making a photo frame on your projects. I stamped the tress from Endless Evergreens and added some ink blending. A coordinating sentiment strip completed this card.

This card features one of my favorite stencil techniques- double stenciling. I used the new Masking Stencils – Scalloped Ovals along with the Candy Cane Stripes stencil to create a pastel ombre from yellow to pinky purple. The colorful backdrop was the perfect spot for a big bold sentiment.

TE Exclusives Release!

Howdy! There are previously exclusive products, now available fro all to enjoy! Here are 3 cards I made using some of the newly available products!

This card features some of my favorite things! Clean and simple design, ink blending, and simple Copic coloring. I started by using the Masking Circles to ink bland a couple shades of green. Then stamped the bold greeting from Every Birthday. A few elements from Full of Flowers Singles completed this card.

This card features one of my favorite background stamps ever- Art from the Heart. I went for a tone-on-tone look and added some glitter cardstock to add a pop of pizazz. A white heat embossed greeting from Handmade Humor coordinated perfectly!

This clean and simple card features one of my favorite sentiments from Handmade Humor. Sticking with the love theme, I added heart balloons from the Big Bold Balloons stencil. Ink splatter added some interest to this otherwise clean design.

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Easter Release with TE

Happy release, day crafty friends! Easter is one of my favorite holidays, especially when it comes to card making. I love the pastel colors, bunnies, and punny sentiments that are usually used when making an Easter card.

This card features the Be Joyful stamp set and Handlettered Easter dies along with the Pierced Lattice cutting plate. I wanted to try to achieve an Easter egg inspired background. So I grabbed some mini ink cubes and started ink smooshing, flickering, and dropping ink and water onto a panel. After it dried, I ran it through my cutting machine with the Pierced Lattice cutting plate. A purple sentiment from the Be Joyful set finished this simple, but colorful Easter card.

This colorful card uses the Oh Hoppy Day stencil and coordinating Bunny Tails and Bunch o’ Bunnies. The tag was created using the stencil and a few colors of ink along with my favorite blending brushes. I added the tag to a card base stamped with the Playful Plaid background stamp. A simple sentiment strip and coordinating bunny completed this card.

This mini slimline card uses the beautiful Unexpected Blessing stamp set. This clean and simple card was so easy to make, but I love the how the simplicity showcases the thoughtful message. I stamped and Copic colored the florals with Copic markers and added highlights with a white gel pen.

This mini slimline card used the Pennant Parade – Easter stamp set. I stamped the banners in my favorite Easter colors and added hand drawn outlines to give it a whimsical vibe. A simple stamped sentiment completed this quick and easy card.

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