Ellen Hutson Blog Today!

Hello–and Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? ha! Today, I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing a couple cards I made using the New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. You can find the link to the Ellen Hutson blog HERE.

I have the pleasure to share two cards over there using the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Zipper Dies by Julie Ebersole. Oh AND the new All About You set and All About You dies.

Here’s a little sneak peek! But be sure to see all the photos and details of making these on the EH Blog HERE. There are some fun surprises on the insides of these cards too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Another round of smiles to Ellen Hutson and her delightful team for having me along to share some fun this month–Thank you!! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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NEW Mini Slim Essentials from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it is of all things MINI SLIM!! It’s a fun new Mini Slim Essentials Release and it’s full of add-ons to really add some details to our Mini Slim cards!

First up, there is some new little stamps in town that I added onto this Mini Slim Tri-Fold Card. This is the new Tutti Fruttiย set and it is SO cute! I used the previously released Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Circle with the Mini Slim Trifold card base from TE.

I mean really. These fruits just make me happy! And I added some googley eyes for extra fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

To create the front of this tri-fold, I used the previously released Masking Stencil – Mini Slim Rectangle along with the new Mini Slim Stencil – Wonky Dots. I used Cilantro, Granny Smith, Lemon Meringue and Pineapple to blend.

I die cut the circles using both and then added the two sizes to create a uniform look from the front. I think it turned out kinda fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the second layer, if you will. I used the new Mini Slim Thin Frame Cutting Plate to create this fun little border stripe. I cannot wait to use these more and create lots of stripey goodness! The thinness of the frame is going to be great to use for many things.

For this layer, I used the Go with the Flow stencil and the same color combo to blend. The little hearts are from the Little Bits – Hearts die.

The inner most layer, I used the Mini Slim Stencil – Wonky Dots again, this time in Cupcake. And a Cilantro frame from the Mini Slim Thin Frame Cutting Plate. These trifold cards are always fun to make in the end and I imagine getting one would be thrice as nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a pink little number with a new friend from the Tickled Pink Stamp & Stencil Combo. The tropically delightful stencil is the new Mini Slim Stencil – Tropical Leaves. For this one I blended on Cookie Monster, Sprinkles, Granny Smith, Cilantro and Pineapple. I used the Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Hexagon to create the window, but this time wonky.

I also used the Masking Stencils – Mini Slim Scalloped Rectangle again. I guess I like that clean edging look. Who knew? ๐Ÿ™‚

The sentiment is from the same set and you open it up to find a rainbowtasticness surprise! This one is a Top Fold Mini Slim. Which, unless you have a lot of 12 x 12 heavy weight cardstock around, I’d definitely recommend ordering a pack from TE to use. I do not have 12 x 12, so I am so glad they started offering these. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  AND the tri-fold pre-made cards: ๐Ÿ’›!!

At first I was just going to rainbow the Flamingo, and then I thought–might as well go all in with the background too! So I lined up the stencil to match the front and did just that! ๐Ÿ™‚

This one is definitely different, but I like it! I would either add a note to the back or just sign my name with a quick note somewhere inside here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, you may have noticed the new Mini Slim Scalloped Envelope Liner! AHHHHHHH– love this die! The TE Creative team did such fun things with it that you definitely want to check it out. For some reason, I went very basic using some Toffee to line the envelope. But stencils and colors are all so fun to add a little more spunk!

Here’s the details from TE:

.Right now through Sunday, July 4th (or while supplies last), You can get the Tickled Pink Card Making Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Tickled Pink Stamp & Stencil Combo set, Tickled Pink die, and Mini Slim Tropical Leaves stencil.ย The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, July 4th.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier to see the details for each. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pineappleย Card:


Flamingoย Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Mini Slim inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –have an awesome week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Very Cherry Kit!

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over atย  Taylored Expressions. This one is moving into my top faves very quickly because it is not only sweet and delightful, but it is so easy to use and create lots of fun cards. And it seems my recent mission is to create a stack of cards all at once and have them ready to use, so this Very Cherry Kit is really helping me on that mission. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

First up, let’s talk Rainier Cherries. I LOVE to eat these little summer gems and have yet to have a single one yet this year. How is that possible? Well, anyway, I decided I would create them on a card instead.

I wasn’t entirely sure how to do this, so I just went for it using Potato Chip, Pinkย Champagne, and Guava on the cherries. I love how they turned out in the end. At first I was thinking the lines of ink were bugging me, but then I embraced it and now I want to recreate this effect. ha!

I wish I had stamped a few more of these at the same time. But I did create a few backgrounds, so I can fill them in easy enough someday soon! I used the overlapping sweet little heart stencil and blended on some Gumball ink. It was a risk because I wasn’t entirely sure I would like the blue hearts. Thank goodness I loved the result! Phew! ๐Ÿ™‚ I die cut that panel with the Frame in Frame 2 die (shocker, I know!). I die cut the Open Scalloped Circleย in Blueberry and then stamped the sentiment on Vellum to put that in the center. This card took a little more time than the following two, but I thought it was well worth it and plan to do it again…now that I’ve done the harder work to figure it all out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next up, I have these sweet little Thank You cards. I love the simplicity of these cherries and how you don’t need to add too much to make them shine.

I die cut the Petite Scallop Square Stacklets to create that panel before adding the Open Scalloped Circle die from the kit. I also added several scoring details to all these pieces to give a little texture on each piece of background.

I think these could be simplified even further if you wanted or I think even making them verbatim wasn’t that intensive. I have a pile of cherries stamped and ready to go on my desk, so I might just go ahead and make a few more of this design. ๐Ÿ™‚

To polish it all off, I added some stitching and Clear Drip Drops. Oh and the stickers!!! Ahhhhhh I always adore the stickers. I have quite a stash of them now, because I rarely send a card out without them. So now, I need to grab a few more of these sweet cherry stickers too! Especially for all my summer cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. Here’s the TE ๐Ÿ’ scoop:

Hereโ€™s everything included the Very Cherry Kitโ€“ which is available for $65:

  • Very Cherry Cling & Clear Combo set
  • Very Cherry stencil
  • Clearly Crafty Cherry on Top stamp set
  • Cherry on Top die collection
  • Open Scallop Circle die
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 A2 Envelopes: 2 each of Cherry Pop, Strawberry Milkshake, and Peapod
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

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

Rainier Cherry Card:


Cherry Duo Cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more cherry-ific inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Oh and a quick little note–If you haven’t seen the July gift with $100 purchase over at Taylored Expressions this month yet, I thought I’d share here. It is a SUPER FUN one! It’s called the Summer Vibes Background and it is a summertastic red rubber background that is TOO FUN to stamp! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the details HERE.

And I had to make two cards! If I had more time that day, I could have make a dozen! โค

Thanks so cherry much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Summer FUN from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it is full of SUMMER fun, Glittery Goodness, COOL things and cute little treats! ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a rainbow of TE colors available in Loose Glitter (Lollipop, Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Peapod, Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, Pearl, Silver, Gold and Oreo) now and it all can be adhered and enjoyed with the new Glitter Grab!

First up, I used the new Sweet Scoops and Building Blocks-Cool Additions. These Sweet Scoops are so easy to use and quite frankly, make you want a scoop or two! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can create any ice cream flavor your sweet tooth desires! I made Mint Chocolate Chip (Mint Julep and Mushroom) and Sorbet and one of my favorites was how the Vanilla turned out! I never thought I could stamp white ice cream and with Sea Salt and a touch of Mushroom for the shading–success! ๐Ÿ™‚ To give a little extra fun and sparkle, I used the new Pearl Glitter from TE. Alllllllllllllll the colors are so dynamic, but somehow I used the most muted one in Pearl. Ha! It just gives a subtle kick, which is what I wanted on these yummy scoops.

I added everything to the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plateย background that I trimmed out with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, of course. And allย  the fun sentiment blocks are from the Building Blocks-Cool Additions.

Next up, I used the Anything is Popsicle Stencil and Stamp Combo along with the Sun’s Out dies to create this totally chill card. I think those popsicles were begging for shades, so I answered the call ๐Ÿ˜Ž. I glittered those cuties up with the new Oreo Glitter and let me tell you, in person, SUCH fun to see that little pop of sparkle!

This fun sentiment is from the new Mini Strips- Hello Summer. I just embossed that in White on Oreo Cardstock. The simple background I created using the Mini Simple Strips-Hello Summer . I used some Lemon Meringue ink in combination with Cookie Monster. I die cut the panel all out the Mini Slim Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. This one would be fun and easy to make several cards to mail out this summer!

Lastly, we gave out a few ice cream gift cards to our little friends here, so I created these little Gift Card holders using the Tag Pocket.ย  For these, I used the larger Sweet Scoops Ice Cream cone and mixed up my flavors even more to create Rainbow Sherbet. TOO fun! I love all those little extra stamps for the ice cream cones and the shading on the scoops. They add soooo much so simply to the already stenciled parts. I’m a big fan of the stencils to create these fun shades of ice cream.

Hello Summer! This sentiment is from the Anything is Popsicle set.

I tried to keep these pretty simple because I was limited on time, but I think they would be super fun with the new TE Glitters and some googley eyes too!

I added a little bit of twine to each. Also, I embossed the Lots of Stars folder (that is retired–eek sorry!) but the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder is a great stand in. Gives it that little extra pizzazz fairly easily. ๐Ÿ™‚

And now, I want some ice cream in a cone again! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE: (see what I did there? bwwwaaaahaaahaaa!)

Get the glitter party started with our All That Glitters Glamour Box! This bundle is a $60 value for $50 and is available now through Sunday, June 20th. The TE All That Glitters Glamour Box includes: 10 โ€“ 1 oz jars of fine loose glitter (Lollipop, Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Peapod, Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, Pearl, Silver, Gold and Oreo) + a 4 oz. jar of TE Glitter Grab.ย The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, June 20th.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Scoopsย Card:


Popsicleย Card:

Summer Cone Gift Card Tags:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of sweet inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –have a sweet week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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New Release from Ellen Hutson (Prizes on Instagram!)!

Today, there is a fun and fantastic NEW RELEASE over at Ellen Hutson! I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive and work with these goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the whole New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Everything is available now–yay!!

There is a hop over on Instagram and there are PRIZES!!! ย So head over HERE to comment and hop along to see all the sure-to-be amazing projects! (You are welcome to comment on my post here, (thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š ) but in order to be in the prize running, you must comment on Instagram.)

For this card I used the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Push Me Pull You dies by Julie Ebersole. That Julie is always coming up with all the things I want to create with! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to laugh that in the end, it looks like my little car driver is driving on water maybe? I didn’t see that til uploading these pics. ha! I just liked the blue. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then you pull the tab and everyone moves!! In retrospect, my photos aren’t super to show this ๐Ÿ˜† I should have pulled the tabs further for the photos, but alas, you’ll just have to trust me they both go all the way across. ๐Ÿ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. I use this set OFTEN, to say the least. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored everything with Copic Markers.

I thought I’d post these with the links to the products for you all to reference, but you must comment and hop on Instagram to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Big thanks to Ellen Hutson for having me along as a guest to celebrate this release–Such a treat! And I hope to see you over on IG HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back again with to share more cards I made with this New Release–I can’t wait to share them too! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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4th of July Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it is full of Summer Goodness–it’s the 4th of July Release! ๐Ÿ™‚ It not only celebrates all things patriotic, but it also gives us products to thank those who are serving and have served. And of course, if you take a step back and imagine all the things in different colors, they can be used for many occasions beyond the patriotic theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, we have Mr. Uncle Sam. Can we call him Mr. Uncle Sam? Not sure, but either way, these cutie little images in the Uncle Sam Stamp & Stencil Combo that Heather whipped up are perfect to celebrate!

This set is similar to those in the past, with a larger red rubber background stamp and then the stamps to fill in all the little things super easy. You do NOT need to color–love that! I mean, I love to color, but there is something satisfying about just stamping in all the fills and done! ๐Ÿ™‚ And there are A LOT of fills to choose from. I stamped out a whole bunch, and then I ended up using three with the same top of hat fills in the uppermost row. How does that happen? haaaa! I finished this off with some stitching and some Drip Drops for added 4th of July sparkle and done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I created the background with the Full Circle-Patriotic stamp white heat embossed. I die cut that circle out with the Stitched Circle Stacklets. To create the card base, I cut strips of cardstock and then die cut that with the Petite Scallop Square Stacklets. I popped everything together with some foam tape and added some Drip Drops for interest and boom, Happy 4th of July! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, there is a SUPER fun new Rotating Stencil called: Superstar Rotating Stencil…go figure! ๐Ÿ™‚ This gives the look of several layered stencils but with only ONE stencil! You just blend in your colors and rotate. Repeat four times and whammo! Done!

I thought it would be fun to veer off the patriotic path and make a sweet card, perfect for our son! Of course, I pulled out Gus & Gertie to help this task be executed. The NEW Building Blocks sentiments from the Building BlocksBrave Editions helped this come together in a flash!

I used lots of colors to make this extra STARtastic! Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Cilantroย and Blueberry.

To finish off the panel, I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, along with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. I love how sweet this turned out! โค

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Uncle Samย Card:


Superstar Stencilย Card:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by here! Happy June! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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