New Interactive fun from Taylored Expressions!

There is a new release over at  Taylored Expressions today and it is an exciting one–Theater Fold Cards! AND lots of new goodies that work well with this concept or for any card, as you’ll hopefully see below too! 🙂

This fantastic Hello is from the Oh My Word-Hello set and it has quickly and efficiently worked it’s way into my most used pile. LOVE. IT. I stamped Hello with a few different color ink pads to achieve that ombre look.

 

TE is creating and packaging the little side Theater Fold panels for you to purchase. Yes, you can absolutely cut, trim and score these on your own, no problem. But I’m telling you, order them. 😂! You will be glad you did. They are making them in Sugar Cube and Toffee and they will save you time because the accuracy is already done for you–sold! And I don’t know about you, but if I can just grab and create, I will make more of these vs. having to cut and score and measure. It’s by no means hard, at all, I’m just keeping it real. 🙂

You then use the Theater Fold Die to create both the frame and the two little strips that the panels slide through to open up (They are on the underside, so you cannot see them in the photos). The strips have the score lines impressed so there is no guess work there. Easy peasy! Simple adhere those two strips and slide these pre-cut, pre-scored Theater Fold panels through and voila!

I created this lovely floral frame with the Best Buds Stamp and Stencil set, which I have also been using a lot lately (see my Mother’s Day cards in my feed HERE). It’s so quick and easy to get a background. I colored in the leaves with different green Copic Markers on this card. 🙂

This sweet little image inside is from the new Bitty Borders stamp set and I also used the new coordinating Bitty Borders die. This new Bitty Borders set is chock full of cuteness–you’ve been warned! 🙂

I am digging this Peaches n Cream and Sprinkles combo a lot lately. 🙂

For the inside, I used the Here Comes the Sun stencil with both Lemon Meringue and Pineapple inks blended in. At first I only had the back panel and and then once I assembled it, I thought hmmmm that needs to go up the sides. So I sprayed my stencil with Pixie Spray and laid it right over I stenciled before and added the rays on the side. When I was finished, I was so glad I did! What a fun effect that makes inside with this cool Theater Fold.

I added a Lavender Glaze little heart from the Hearts die and done. When interactive cards take too many steps or layers or time, I lose interest pretty fast. I love to make them, but rarely go back to make another. THIS ONE, however, is 1-2-3 easy, especially if you have the Theater Panels already cut and scored from TE. Bing Bang Pow done! LOVED that. 🙂

Next up, I used the Oh My Word-Birthday stamp and the sweet candles from the Bitty Borders set to create this Birthday card. I am wishing I had made a stack of these so I could actually get my birthday cards out on time! 🙂

Again, I hopped on the Peaches n Cream & Sprinkles bandwagon I seem to be aboard and colored the candles with Copic Markers. I used the Mini Slim- On the Dot stencil to create a little background interest.  Again, I used Sprinkles at the bottom of the panel and faded up to Confetti Cake…then Salt Water Taffy, for the topmost color.

I made the panel using the Petite Scallop Square Stacklets and the more recently released,  Diagonal Stitched Squares. These two sets of stacklets, along with the Rectangle versions of each are used often in my cardmaking, in case you haven’t noticed. 🙂 They are always a good addition. I stamped the Happy Birthday twice. I stamped it once directly on the panel for the Happy and then again with a dark to light ombre on some Sugar Cube before die cutting it out. I love the idea of making these and mailing Birthday cards on time– ha! 🙂

Next up, I HAD TO use this cutie little rainbow stamp from the Bitty Borders set. I kept things pretty simple. In doing that, I know I can go back and make more without feeling overwhelmed with a  lot of work or steps. Always a win in my book.

For the background, I die cut the second size of the Frame in Frame 2 die. Then, I used the Set the Scene- Clouds with Sprinkles ink gently. Once I finished that, I added a few ink splatters. I colored the cutie rainbows with Copic Markers and used foam tape to adhere them, after stamping this sweet sentiment from the Oh My Word- Thank You set. I will use that one often! 🙂

I added some stitched and adhered both the little rainbows and the whole panel with foam adhesive. Done! These new Bitty Borders would make quick work of making a card set for gifting. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier. 🙂

And here’s the scoop from TE:

You’ll be ready to start making interactive Theater Fold Cards when you purchase our Theater Fold Starter Bundle, available for a limited time only! The bundle includes one Theater Fold Frame Die and two sets of our Theater Fold Flaps (one each in Sugar Cube and Toffee), as well as a 6×6 Paper Pack in Playful Patterns – Bold! The Theater Fold Starter Bundle is available through Sunday, April 23, or while supplies last.

Theater Fold Card:


Happy Birthday Card:


Rainbow Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with a bunch of inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Dad and More!

There is a new release over at  Taylored Expressions today to celebrate Dads and so much more! 🙂

On both my cards today, I used the new Argyle Stamp and Stencil Combo. Please note, I did not do it the traditional way of Argyle for these cards (as the set is built for) –I went rogue! BUT you should know that it is super quick and super easy to do it the traditional way. (Is that right? Or should I just say, make Argyle. Because Argyle is Argyle. ha!! 😂)

There are new Simple Strips in town too! These new ones are from the Man Myth Legend Simple Strips stamp. I love how this color combo came together and I actually enjoy the hodge podge of Argyle pattern here, but check out the TE Team’s projects because they all did it the “right way”.  😉

I also wanted to use the new Diamond Piercing Plate, so I add that goodness on here too! I used Blueberry, Dijon, and Confetti Cake for the color fills and Mushroom for the pattern.

Next up, I went even MORE rogue! I used practically every color in the Taylored Expressions palette–haaaa! Please see my links below to see what colors I used and try to pick out the ones I didn’t use! I’ll get you started… I did not use Toffee, but don’t tell Heather Nichols. 🙂

I just kept shifting the stencils and then doing a row at a time in each color. I’m still not entirely sure I love this card, but I also don’t hate it, so I guess that is something. 😉

I used the Framed Script-Hello die–I die cut it a few times to give it some oomph too and backed it with some Earl Grey cardstock to make it pop more.

I am looking forward to making Father’s Day cards using the Argyle in the traditional way, or the proper way, if you will. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

And here’s the scoop:

Right now, through Sunday, May 16th (or while supplies last), You can get the Argyle Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Argyle Stamp & Stencil Combo set and Diamonds Piercing Plate. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, May 16th.

 

Dad Birthday Card:


Hello Argyle Card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Get ready to celebrate all the Dads!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: A2 vs. Mini Slim

Happy Tuesday–just popping in to share some Taylored Expressions fun today! Today, the TE Team is focusing on inspiration to show how to use one product to create cards in two different sizes (both A2 and Mini Slim).

First up today, I am using the new Counting Candles Layering Stencils. I decided to first make this on a Mini Slim card and so I used both the Mini Slim Stitched Stacklets and the Mini Slim Petite Scallop Stacklets.

These Counting Candles Layering Stencils make quick work of a festive card with fun results quite easily. And I am allllll about the easy! 🙂 You can pick a bunch of different colored inks and create a fun result using several or you can keep it simple with just a few! I went pastel crazy! 🙂 The new little blending brushes make it even easier to do.

I added a little Stickles to the center of the flames too and in person, you can see it much better than in the photo. 🙂

Next up, I did a similar candle approach but this time I cut it out and decided I was going to make a shaker card. I offset the circles this time, just to mix it up a bit.

I colored Millie from the Millie’s Birthday Bash stamp set with Copic Markers.

Nothing says Happy Birthday quite like a shaker card, right? ❤ I just offset the circles and used the TE Foam Strips to create the shaker window, adding the Rainbow Sprinkles, Sparkly Stars and Hearts. Easy peesy.

Oh and all the little sentiments and details are from the Counting Candles Add-On Stamp set.

These both turned out Birthdaytastic and the stencil works wonderfully on both sizes of cards: A2 and Mini Slim. It’s fun to see them side by side in the end. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

And here’s the scoop:

If any of the main products that the TE Creative Team used on their projects caught your eye, we are making them available to you for 30% off through this Sunday, May 9th or while supplies last. Here are the sets included in the sale:

Counting Candles Cards:

Be sure to find the TE Blog Post HERE with the always amazing TE Creative Team!

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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