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!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the kit!

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.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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.

Thanks fro stopping by, have a great day!

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.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Have a great day!

Field Notes Kit from TE

Hello, crafty people! Taylored Expressions has a brand new card kit and it is amazing! The florals are so beautiful and the watercolor paper that is included makes me feel so artsy!

On this card I used the the floral image from the Sketchbook Bouquet image included in the kit. I tried some simple no-line watercoloring with a few TE mini ink cubes. A stamped sentiment, clear sequins, and some splatter pulled this card together.

On this card I wanted to test my bravery. I spent many minutes coloring the beautiful bouquet image then decided to chop it in half! I almost couldn’t bring myself to slice up these flowers, but I found the courage and went for it! I sandwiched a sentiment between the florals and added the panel to a Sea Salt card base.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to check out the card kit! Have a great day!

St. Paddy’s Day Release with TE

Hey, card makers! You are in LUCK today! There is a new release from Taylored Expressions and it is all about St.Patrick’s Day! I am not Irish, but I do enjoy SPD cards! Check out what I made with a few of the new products:

On this card, I used the brand new Shamrocks Stamp & Stencil Combo along with the Cap It Off Alpha dies. I first stamped the red rubber cling background stamp in green ink. Then some ombre ink blending with the stencil created an awesome St. Patrick’s Day background. I love the You’re My Pot ‘O Gold sentiment from Mini Strips- St. Patrick’s Day, but I thought just a sentiment strip was not quite festive enough. So I die cut GOLD from Cap It Off Alphas to emphasize the GOLD. I added the panel to a Sea Salt card base.

This mini slim line card features the Lucky Leprechaun Cling & Clear Combo set. I stamped, colored, and die cut 2 of the lucky leprechauns and used them as the Os in my GOOD LUCK sentiment. The rest of the letters come from the Cap It Off Alpha dies. A brick background was the perfect touch of interest without taking away from the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found some inspiration and have a great rest of your day!

Mini Slim Lines with TE

Howdy, card folk! Today I have a trio of mini slim line cards to share with you! They all feature some sweet new products from Taylored Expressions! See the whole release HERE! Take a look!

On this card, I used the Little Critters stamp set along with the Mini Slim Square Window die. I love Copic coloring critters, and these window dies are the perfect spot to put a peeking critter. I did some simple ink blending behind each window and added a white heat embossed sentiment strip to complete the card.

On this card, I went for spring time rainbow vibes. I cut seven colors of cardstock with the new Mini Slim Diagonal Stripe cutting plate and inlaid the pieces to create a colorful, pastel backdrop. The HEY comes from the new Cap It Off Alpha dies. I thought white letters would be a nice break from all that color! And to complete this card, a simple white heat embossed sentiment strip from Just Saying.

This card features the new Mini Slim Trifold Template +Die – Hexagon. I used the included templates to line up the hexagon dies and ran them through my machine. Then I did some stenciling with the Stencil Strips – Love stencil. A cute image from Millie’s Birthday Bash and a sentiment banner from Balloon Bouquet Additions completed this card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out the products below and make sure to stop by TE for a SALE!!!!!