Gift Giving Tags

Happy Holidays! Today, I am popping in to share some fun tags–perfect timing for the last minute gift giving preparations!. from Taylored Expressions. There are a couple here at the end that are super simple to create en mass!

First up, we have a fave with cutie little Gus & Gertie! This one is my fave….shhhhh 🙂

I used my TE Pastel Blender Brushes with the  Cable Knit stencil, using Mint Julep and Cupcake Inks and then added these little cuties!  Love how this turned out! 🙂

Next up, I have this tag that is perfect for our mailman! 🙂 Just tucked a cup of coffee in there and viola! 🙂 I used the Jolly Holly Background on Toffee. Using the Sugarcube ink for the outline, I ❤ how it turned out. I added some Stickles to the tag for shimmer and glimmer, using a previous TE Freebie Gift die. 🙂

I hope he likes it! 🙂

Oh and I used a smidge of vellum with some stitching too! 🙂

Lastly, I have these super simple and quick tags! These are great if you need a handful quick today. I used the Backstory Christmas Background to create a chalkboard like look. Then I die cut the On Dasher, On Dancer from the TE Glitter Cardstock. I don’t think this pics are doing them justice, but adding them to a packages already, they look fun and festive. 🙂

Gus & Gertie Tag:

Thanks Gift Tag:

Reindeer Gift Tag:

All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog full of continued inspiration too!

To those who celebrate, Have a VERY Merry Christmas tomorrow! Happy wrapping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care 🙂


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TE Individual Kit Pieces!

Happy New Week! Anyone else sort of spinning in circles like me? Ha!

Well anyway, onto fun news instead–Today,  Taylored Expressions is releasing products from a few kits. These products were previously only available in the kits, but now can be purchased individually at Taylored Expressions today! 🙂

I’m sharing two cards I made with individual kit pieces. First up, the Frayed Edge Masking stencil from the Field Notes kits–completely versatile for ANY project! I figured I need a few more of these cards, so I created a fun double stenciled background using the Frayed Edge Masking stencil and the Criss Cross Stencil. Of course this partnered with Big Grumpy and the Farewell 2020 Download.

I cannot have enough of these before the end of the year! haaaaaaaaaaa! 🙂

So true, so true. Sorry 2020.

Next up, I used the sentiment set called Good Vibes from the Hey There Kit. This sentiment set is a fave, especially these days. Need these sentiments so much right now! 🙂

I decided to make a trio of cards in hopes I’d send them out in the mail this week…they are needed elsewhere, not in my stash! 🙂

Pretty straightforward–I blocked out some strips of cardstock and then die cut them with the Mini Slim Trifold Template and the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets. This is very clean look and easy to replicate in so many different options. 

I added some scoring to the Toffee Card bases, some stitching and some Clear Drip Drops. I love having this stack to send out! 🙂

I love making a stack at time, but I often don’t think ahead like that. I am getting better though! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Frayed Edge Masking Stencil Card:


Good Vibes Trio of Cards:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ❤

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week and I’ll be back with some more fun soon! 🙂

Take care 🙂


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Butterfly Love from SSS

There is a fun new group  of goodies available over at Simon Says Stamp for the Love You Release. I am here to share the new Butterfly Love Stencil! So lovely! I combined it with the previously released CZ Design Friends die. I think it turned out to be a sweet card to mail a friend!

I loved blending the colors over these butterflies–it creates such a lovely mask. ❤

You can find all the goodies I used over at Simon Says Stamp! The new release is called : Love You. Check it all out and these supplies below.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating!

Take care–Jill

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Like Gnome Other TE Kit!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we are celebrating the NEW super cuteness of the Like Gnome Other Kit Release from Taylored Expressions! This kit is available over at Taylored Expressions NOW, December 8th!

The gnome stamps, Like Gnome Other are about the cutest! There are coordinating dies to match. Love. Them.

I colored them with Copic Markers and I thought they turned out a-ok. I do struggle with Red Copics though! ha! 🙂

This first one uses the cute fence called Build a Scene Fence and Hill. This fence is the bees knees with it’s little hearts! Gah!

I used the Set the Scenes-Cloud Strips for the clouds and the little hill I blended with some pale ink. Just a hint of green.

These two! ❤

Next up, I have this shaker card with these cutie little hearts. (I’m going to need some more of these….shhhhh). I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets to create this window.

I used the background stamp in the kit called Cable Knit Background. This stamp is so cozy! I adore these little mushrooms though! Eeek! They are called: Layer It: Toadstools. She’s so cute peeking in! ❤

I might have to make a card just with the Toadstools. 😉 OH and the stickers!! OMGoodness–I ❤ THESE! So fun!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Life is Better Card:

Peeking In Card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ❤

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you love this cute kit as much as I do. 🙂

Take care 🙂


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DieCember from Simon Says Stamp

This week there is fun to die over at Simon Says Stamp for the new DieCember release!! So. Many. Dies. ❤

For this card, I used the new CZ Design Friends die. Pretty sure this one will be used often around here! 🙂 I love that it not only cuts the words Friends but it also cuts the backer for the word.

I decided to create a watercolor background using Distress Inks. This is just fun to do and a good break for your brain to just mush colors around. I also then added some wonky stitching and scoring to finish it off. Simple and so fun to make! 🙂

A fun little smile to send to a friend. ❤

Be sure to check out all the new goodies over at Simon Says Stamp for the DieCember release HERE! And just another quick link to the new die I used: CZ Design Friends die.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Take care–Jill

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A Sweet TE Gift Card Set!

Happy Wednesday to you all! Today, I am popping in with something fun to share. 🙂 A few friends and I decided we wanted to use our Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy gifts to make Gift Sets for giving this holiday season. So we decided to do it together and set a date to share! Today is the day 🙂 I’m also sharing some fun news here at the end…

If you have never experienced Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy, I truly cannot recommend it enough. In normal years, it is held in October in Iowa, in person and it is a fun filled couple days of classes, crafting, shopping, eating and prizes. So. Much. Fun.  Of course, this past Fall, in the not normal, TE Stamp Joy was held online and it was a great success. The bonus was: If you cannot normally travel to Iowa to join the fun, this was a great opportunity!

The fun part is, when you sign up, you get a goodie bag and these were a part of that: Full of Flowers, Clear and Cling Combo, Coordinating stencils and Full of Flowers Singles. I was happy to finally ink them up. ❤

For my cards, I used mostly the Full of Flowers; Clear and Cling Combo and Coordinating stencils. I stamped the background in Mushroom on two and in Toffee on two. For the lighter card, I used the following ink colors: Peaches n Cream, Lemon, Confetti Cake, Spearmint and Mint Julep. (The light two ended up being my faves.) The darker ones, I used: Sweet Potato Pie, Pineapple, Gumball, Sweet Basil and Granny Smith.

For all the sentiments, I used Simple Strips that I had already stamped and embossed. I also used the Simple Strips backer strips for each in Toffee.

I made this set for a friend, and I am thinking she will love having them to send. Fingers crossed. 🙂

I added stitching to each SS Backer Strip before putting on the Simple Strips with TE Foam Strips.

I thought I’d use a mixture of sentiments for various occasions too. They came together lovely and quick using the stencils to blend on the different colored inks with the TE Blender Brushes.

I was trying to catch the daylight so please forgive me for not mixing up the order to show the different cards. This is what happens when you are rushing. 😉

I want to give this as a gift, so I used one of the TE Clear Card Boxes to tuck them all into with Toffee Envelopes and Envelope Seals. I also created a tag using the Tag Stacklets 2 and one of the sentiments from the Full of Flowers Singles.

Here’s a view of the side. I just alternated stacking the cards, to have them fit better inside the box.

And here is a quick pic of the back, with the envelope seals from the Field Notes release. ❤

I’m hoping this card set will be well loved and used. 🙂

You can find the TE goodies I used (excluding the Exclusive Stamp Joy stamps/stencils) in the Taylored Expressions Shop HERE.

And the fun news is this: Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy in MARCH 2021!! 🙂

Registration opens on January 11th, so you’ll want to mark your calendars so you don’t miss it! Get on the email notifications list HERE! And be sure to check out all the info on the Taylored Expressions Blog Today HERE.

SO. MUCH. FUN!! 🙂 If you are undecided on whether this event would interest you, I recommend just getting on the list and being in the know. You can always decide later. 😉

Thanks to my friends for helping me get this all done in time for Christmas giving and thank YOU for stopping by! Happy December!

Take care-


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