Happy Hex Card Kit from TE

Hello, friends. Welcome to the grand reveal of the Happy Hex Card Kit from Taylored Expressions!

This card features the individual hexagon stamps from the kits, the alpha stamps, and some simple Copic coloring on colored card stock. I stamped the hexagons in a dark yellow color, then shaded them in some yellow Copics to make them look a little more dimensional. The sentiment uses the “oh” from the sentiment stamps and the alpha letters from the kit to spell out “oh HONEY” which I thought went perfect with the honeycomb inspired background.

This card uses the cling stamp included in the kit to create a colorful background. I stamped the hexagons pattern in Lollipop, Jelly Donut, and Blueberry ink. Then I filled in the pattern with matching Copic markers. I die cut the smaller hexagons from white cardstock to add a pop of dimension. A stamped sentiment completed this card.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Happy Hex Kit from Taylored Expressions! Have a great day!

Valentine’s Release with TE

Hey, friends!

Yesterday Taylored Expressions released a brand new bunch of Valentine’s Day products along with a few year-round sets, too! Check out a few of the cards I have made with some of the new goodies.

This card features the new Hearts a Plenty background stamp and fill in images. I stamped the background of hearts in Sugar Cube ink then tried some off-set stamping with shades of pink, red, and blue to give it some fun color. A simple sentiment strip finished off this clean and simple card.

This snarky cat from Love from Max & Millie might be my favorite thing ever. I love its unimpressed face combined with the sweet Valentine’s Day attire. I created a mini-slim line card to showcase this unamused feline. I used Poppy Seed card stock for the background and stenciled on some Sugar Cube ink using the XOXO stencil from Stencil Strips of Love. A sassy sentiment strip added a bright pop of pink and the perfect amount of sass.

This card features the Gus & Gertie Ride On stamp set. I stamped and Copic colored the car image then used the coordinating dies to cut it out. A simple but striking background made by squishing mini ink cubes directly to paper was the perfect colorful backdrop for Gus & Gertie. Vellum toned down the bright colors and a simple sentiment strip completed this project.

Thanks for stopping by! Are you excited for Valentine’s Day? I know I am!

Farm Cards with Taylored Expressions

Hey, card makers! Today I have a couple of cards showing off a few products from the Farm Fresh kit that are now available as individual items. On both of these cards below, I used the Farm Fresh Critters stamps and dies and the Set the Scene – Grass Stencil Strips stencil.

On this card, I stamped and colored the cow from Farm Fresh Critters. Then I added him to a panel that I had stenciled on a strip of green grass from the Set the Scene – Grass Stencil Strips stencil before popping it up onto a black card base. A few balloons from Balloon Bouquet Additions were the perfect pops of color. Finally, a slightly altered sentiment form the same set finished this card.

This card features the horse image from the Farm Fresh Critters stamp set. I created a grassy area for the horse to stand upon and added some color in the background using the confetti images from Balloon Bouquet Additions. A simple stamped sentiment from the Tag Team birthday set.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Like Gnome Other Kit Release from Taylored Expressions

Hello, card making friends! It is time for another great kit from Taylored Expressions. This one might be my favorite kit yet! Check out the stamps and dies from the kit:

As you can see, the theme is GNOMES! I love gnomes, both the garden and card making variety. This kit is perfect for Valentine’s Day cards…but I will be using these gnomies all year long! Here are a couple cards I made with the kit.

On this first card, I started by white heat embossing the Cable Knit Background onto Poppy Seed card base. Then I created a little scene with by blending on Lollipop ink for the sky and Cookie Monster ink for the grass. I love these colors for a non-traditional landscape scene. Then I added the die cut fence from the kit. A pair of Copic colored gnomes and a stamped sentiment are the perfect focal point for this card.

This card features the gnomes from the kit peeking into a window. I created the widow using the rectangle masking stencils. I added a white heat embossed sentiment to the panel and popped it up on a Poppy Seed card base. The white panel is scored to portray house siding and the gnomes are colored with Copics.

Handcrafted Calendar Kit

Hello, there! Welcome to another fantastic kit from Taylor Expressions. This time it is all about calendars!

Calendars are one of our favorite crafts to make, and one of our favorite gifts to give or receive. This year, we’re offering this exclusive Handcrafted Calendar Kit to help you get ready for 2021! It includes everything you need to make a customized 5″ x 8″ calendar designed to hang from a magnetic walnut wood hanger. It comes packaged in a plastic clamshell box with an exclusive kit sticker (perfect for gift-giving!), and includes:

  • Walnut Wood Hanger Frame (includes 12″ length of leather cord)
  • 5×8 2021 Dated Grid Calendar (12 individual 5″ x 8″ sheets printed on 100 lb. Sugar Cube cardstock)
  • Stencil Strips – Calendar (set of 12, numbered to correspond with the months of the year)
  • Group Text – Months stamp
  • Group Text Die
  • Clearly Crafty It’s a Date stamp set

Most items not available to purchase separately. Limited quantity available.

The items that are available to purchase separately for this kit release are: 5×8 2021 Dated Grid Calendar, the Walnut Wood Hanger Frame5×8 Clear Calendar Boxes, and the Stamp & Style Pouch.

Check out my take on the calendar!

New Year’s Release with TE

Hello, crafty friends! Today we are celebrating some brand new goodies from Taylored Expressions! These products have a New Year’s theme, but the stencils I used for today can definitely be used for many other occasions. Check out the new stuff:

The Right Angle stencil is a geometrical dream! I chose to use a monochromatic color scheme on this card. The stenciled background was the perfect backdrop for a On the Block Happy die cut and New Years banner. Some silver drops finished this festive card.

This card features the new Party Popper stencil. This stencil is perfect for a New Year’s card, but it is also so fitting for a birthday theme! I paired the stencil with this adorable mouse from Millie’s Birthday Bash. I love the look you can achieve with layering stencils!

Thanks for stopping by to check out these cards and new products. Have a great day!

Pastel Blender Brushes & More Stencils

Good day, crafting friends! Taylored Expressions is releasing some FANTASTIC products today. New stencil designs and p a s t e l blender brushes and more! Take a look!

I made a few cards featuring the new stencils…check them out!

On this project, I used the new Daisy Crazy stencil. Some gradient ink blending and simple masking created a fun background for this birthday card.

This card uses the new Criss-Cross stencil. Again, more simple masking and light-to-dark ink blending made for a fun background that goes perfectly with the On the Block Happy die cut.

The Breezy stencil is so versatile. Think fall colored leaves, vibrant feathers, or in this case – a fun colorful background for a birthday card. I masked off each section and blended on pastel colors of ink.

This card shows off the Paint Swatch stencil. Since this design is not symmetrical, I blended on a brown color of ink, turned it 90 degrees and applied some Nuvo Glimmer Paste to create my interpretation of an animal print to match the cute giraffe from Life of the Party.

And finally, I have created this Miss You card with the Pretty Petals stencil. First, I stamped the sentiment from BLANK then covered it up with a circle mask. Then some light ink blending followed by some heavier stenciling finished this card off. I love the clean and nature vibes I get from this one.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Taylored Expressions Christmas Release

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Taylored Expressions! There are over 40 products being released today! Check out what I created with just a few of the products from the release!

For this first card, I used the Endless Evergreen stamp and die to create a forest of evergreens. I love the different shades of green. The sentiment, from Seasonal Sprig, was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with black powder.

This festive card was created using the Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencil set and add-on sentiment set. The stencil set comes with 3 stencils, so I chose a pink and black ink along with some Nuvo glimmer paste to add some dimension.

This third card might be my favorite from this release! I just love a chubby Santa! He and the sentiment are from the Merrie Millie stamp set. I used Copic markers to color Santa is a non-traditional aqua color to match the card base. Then some stenciling and Silver Drip Drops finished this one off.

This last card, or set of cards rather, is among my favorites as well. I love that stencils offer so much color possibilities and are super easy to mass produce with (don’t tell anyone, but I didn’t even clean off my stencil between colors). I used On the Block Happy stamp and die with On Repeat Holidays for the sentiments. Some gold embossing and more Nuvo glimmer paste added just the right amount of sparkle.

Which color is your favorite? I love the green, but my wife chose the navy as her fav!

Lastly, I present to you the very first ever gift card holder I’ve made.

I used the Pretty Package die set with some vellum so the recipient could have a sneak peek into the holder. Some glitter cardstock added just the perfect amount of sparkle and shine. A sentiment from the Pretty Package Holiday Tags finished this project.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you found some inspiration to make some fun holiday creations!

Taylored Expressions: Hey There Kit

Hey, card makers! Today is the day! The Hey There Kit from Taylored Expressions is now available!

This collection of products includes an innovative stamp and stencil combo that allows you to add multi-colored shadowing to a stamped sentiment using several layering stencils. The kit also includes coordinating stencils, a coordinating die, and sentiments for the inside to complete the concept. 
As always, the kit will be packaged in a zippered pouch with an exclusive kit sticker, envelopes, and envelope seals to match. 

Check out the cards I made with the kit!

This first card features the main stencil set from the kit. First, I stamped the Hey There sentiment in Oreo ink, then used 3 different colors of ink to blend on the “shadow” layers of the stencil. Some more stenciling above and below the focal sentiment finished this first card.

For my second card, I wanted to show you that you didn’t have to do any ink blending if that isn’t your thing. This time I stamped a Hey There with embossing ink and white heat embossed on black card stock. Then I took the ray stencil from the kit and used some Dark Matter Stickles to create a fun tone on tone background with a fun texture!

Happy Fall Y’all! – Taylored Expressions

Hello! It is (finally) fall here in Minnesota! I have been waiting for fall sine June, I am not a summer person! Taylored Expressions is releasing some awesome autumnal products today! I used the Pumkin Pouch dies and the Fall Foliage Stamp & Stencil Combo for 2 quick projects!

First up, something I have never worked with before – felt! These little pumpkins are way to much fun and can be used for a variety of things. I chose to use mine as a little home decor item, but you could also do some gift giving with these lil guys or anything you could think of!


For my 2nd project, I used the Fall Foliage Stamp & Stencil Combo to create a quick and easy card!

I first stamped the leaf “bones” in Toffee and Mocha ink. Then I ink blended with 2 shades of green, orange, and purple inks to create the background of leaves. Some gold embossing around the edges, a quick stamped and die cut sentiment, and an orange card base finished this card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!