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!!!!!

Stripping It Up with TE

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Who doesn’t love strips?! Especially when they are funny and snarky. And when they are on sale?! EVEN BETTER.

This card features the Mini Strips – Fun and Funny stamps set. First I stamped, colored, and die cut the birthday cake image from Millie’s Birthday Bash. Then I used the Mini Slim Stencil – Swiss Hearts stencil to create a colorful tone-on-tone background. A sentiment from the Fun and Funny sentiment set completed this card.

This card features one of my favorite new sets: Simple Strips – Snarky. The latest edition of the simple strip line has some of the most unique and snarkiest sentiments. I paired the sentiment strip with the skateboard image from Gus & Gertie Ride On. The Heart of Hearts Layering Stencil was the perfect background for this card. I ink blended shades of blue and purple to complete this project.

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!