Fall Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today for FALL!! ๐Ÿ‚ This is not to be confused with the Halloween release because this one is all things Autumn! Well, besides Halloween! ๐Ÿ˜† too funny

Autumn is my favorite season so making these cards, I was getting all antsy for my sweatshirts and cozy blankets on the couch. And of course, I always love the warm colors of Fall too.

First up though, I decided to do a little fall and a little Guava. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is the new Signature Thanks die and backer die. The backer die is always the clincher isn’t it? Makes everything so easy to put together.

I also used the new Swirls Pierce Cutting Plate to create these backgrounds. Nothing is better than a simply made background to give everything so much detail and pop!

I feel like I should have made more of these at the time because I can use these for use for just about any occasion throughout the year.

I used Sweet Basil for the green on a continued journey of me branching out in my color ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then on the inside, (I actually remembered to stamp the inside!), I used the new Inside Scoop-Thanks. I’d definitely recommend using these sentiment stamps on the front of your cards too!

Next up, I have a fun one! This one uses the new What a Hoot Cling and Clear combo (and die!).

I REALLY branched out with all these colors I used and at first I wasn’t too sure about them, but now they are definitely growing on me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I

I also used the previously released Modern Tree Background and Stencil combo. That one is always a fun one to use in my book.

Naturally,ย  I had to add some googley eyes to the hooty owl. ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course, the fact I used purple anything still has me not knowing who actually made this card. Ha! We’ll see how much longer I continue on my branching on on color ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

This little What a Hoot set is too cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Free envelopes & seals:
With any purchase of Fall products (old and new!) of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Autumn Blessings envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Pumpkin, Dijon, Sweet Basil and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase).ย This offer is valid now through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, September 5th, or while supplies last.


Free class:

When you purchase the Autumn Blessings Collection (Autumn Blessings stamp set, Autumn Blessings die collection, and Swirls Pierce & Cut Plate die) through Sunday, September 5th, you will get a free exclusive 2-card video craft along class with Taylor!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new Fall goodies to use right away making two different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new cardmaking tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, September 5th, or while supplies last.

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

Signature Thanks cards:


What a Hoot cards:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by –I can’t wait until Fall! Except, please hold the pumpkin spice. None for me thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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TE Exclusives–Now available…

The exclusives that Taylored Expressions offered with purchase of $100 or more are all NOW available for purchase! I always love this release because there are such fun things that I have been wanting and didn’t snag in time. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the following items released:

  • January: Hi Hey Hello Background
  • February: Bursting Blooms Stamp Set
  • March: Itty Bitty Sentiments
  • April: Mixed Blooms Layering Stencil
  • May: Gathered Stars Die
  • June: Summer Vibes Backgroundย 

And the background in this list above are amongst my faves from the freebies offered at Taylored Expressions these last months!

On with my cards, shall we! For these the main fun is die cut using the Off the Hook die! Gah this is so much fun.

For all my cards, I used Lollipop, Cookie Monster and Lemon Meringue cardstock–I had to laugh because when I shared these, I couldn’t help thinking 80’s! The 80’s called and I answered!

I stamped the Hey Hey Hello background on Sugar Cube cardstock with Earl Grey ink and pieced that on all three cards, about half way. I then added stitching to each with my machine.

The sentiments on all of these come from the Simple Strips: Snarky. Of course. Because that is one of my favorites for a laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Off the Hook die cut is super easy to use and I’m all about that. Complicated die cuts are awesome but I know myself and if it is too much, I tend to not use them as much. But this one came together 1-2-3!

I used the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles on all of these to pull the other thing together, also while framing the main event.

I have to share this quick little story, speaking of phones:

I had a little girl come into my work office the other day and ask what the phone was. I had to laugh because of course she may have never seen a phone before. I’m sure her parents have cell phones and that’s that. The things you never think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m Done with People. These sentiments cracks me up and I have friends that I know fully appreciate the snarky humor as well. โค

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Now, through Sunday, August 29th, save 30% on our select summer favorites! If you have had your eye on some of these stamp sets, die, and stencils, now is the time to add them to your collection and save at the same time!

All Off the Hook/Hi Hey Helloย Cards:


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

Also, in case you missed it, TE has a new Exclusive gift available with $100 purchase. I LOVE THIS STAMP! Here are my cards using this background stamp called Sealed With Love:

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s Off the Hook! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Abstract Kit from Taylored Expressions

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over atย  Taylored Expressions! It’s call the Abstract Kit and it has endless possibilities! There are so many different ideas and color combos I can think of with these stencils alone. Gah! ๐Ÿ™‚

I started out using the stencils mostly with different color inks. I chose a more Fall inspired palette, mostly because I was all about the autumn colors when I made these.

I used the Frame in Frame 2 die and a combo of the stencils with the stamps to create little piles in the corners.

I love cards like these because I feel like there are endless possibilities to colors and configurations with these. This makes them fun to mass produce and super for making and gifting card sets!

The stamps are fun to add on top of each other or just as little bits here and there. These are so simple but yet they were so fun to design.

AND for the record, I used Avocado ink… and I’m not sure I have ever used Avocado before? Is that possible? ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

I finished off both of these with some twine and some stitching. โค

I also wanted to use the Subtle Sprigs die set ย additional die cuts, Branch Out die set, you can add on to your kit.

For this cardย  AND the next, I also branched out (wink wink) and used the Dijon cardstock! Again, have I used this before? I really stretched my color windows for this kit. ๐Ÿ™‚

I die cut from both the Dijon and the Sweet Potato Pie, piecing everything back in again. For the backgrounds on both my cards, I used the Shiplap Background stamped with Mushroom.

The Shiplap Background is in that must-have category for me. So versatile! I also used Plum Punch! Seriously, who am I? I clear embossed the sentiment on Vellum to make them stand out a wee bit more

And once again, I finished these off with some twine and stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

This kit is easily one of my faves. I know I probably say that often, but thinking about using all these graphic stamps and stencils on my other projects so easily, makes my little crafty heart sing. ๐Ÿ™‚

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the TE scoop:

Hereโ€™s everything included in the In the Abstract Kit โ€“ which is available for $72:

  • Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set
  • Bitty Blender Brushes โ€“ set of 2
  • Subtle Sprigs die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Beautiful Soul stamp set
  • Bits & Pieces โ€“ Black Rhinestones
  • 6 A2 Envelopes: 1 each of Toffee, Poppy Seed, Sweet Basil, Avocado, Salt Water Taffy, and Oreo
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

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

Kit add-ons available to purchase separately:ย additional envelope seals (set of 10) and the Branch Out die collection.

Abstract Stenciled Cards:

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Abstract Die Cut Cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more abstract inspiration from the TE Creative Team! They are SOOOOO good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Halloween Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today for Halloween!! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‚ This is always a fun release and makes me long for crunchy leaves and layers of clothes… because our Fall is often really cold in the morning and then by noon you are sweating bullets. Ha! But I digress… on to the new Halloween Release!

First up, I have this spooky little glittertastic number! For this, I used the new Jack-O-Lantern Stencil with the Glitter Grab and TE Glitter. I was quite sparkly when I finished.

This sentiment is from the previously released Handlettered Halloween. I stamped it on Eggplant and clear embossed for some interest. I die cut the Frame in Frame 2 die with the TE Glitter Cardstock. I love how that made quick work to create a sparkly frame!

Next up, these fun little treat Halloween Critter Clips and with glassine treat bags! And then there are these stickers too! Gah, always enjoy the stickers! โค

I used the TE Halloween Felt Bundle felts and adhered them on some Oreo Cardstock for heft. This extra step also made it easy to attach them to the clip. I love the spider best maybe? Don’t tell the other spooky cuties though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

He’s too funny! Naturally, I had to add some google eyes to these guys too. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are going to be so fun to give to coworkers this Halloween. Though, I might eat the candy and replace it closer to Halloween…? shhhhh…

And lastly, I thought it would be fun to make this shaker card with the new Sugar Rush lil lollipops.

This was a fun one to make. I decided to die cut the lollipops out and then re-insert them into their negative cardstock. This just made it easier to use the stencils on them to create the designs. It allowed me to know a little better to center the lollipop. And yes, do not adjust your screen–I did make a lavender lollipop. ๐Ÿ™‚ I masked off the sticks to create stripes.

I thought this would be extra fun as a spiral and a shaker card. These could easily be made into Halloween colors as well. All the Sugar Rush treats would be super fun for tags–especially for treats!

The Simple Strip sentiment is from the SS Thanks set. I stamped that on Toffee and white heat embossed it. Actually, I did this way back. I am a big fan of stamping a lot of Simple Strips at once and then storing them in the Simple Strips Storage Containersย  until I need. Nothing makes my cardmaking day like having an embossed sentiment all ready to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Free envelopes stickers promotion:
With any purchase of Halloween products (old and new!) of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Halloween envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Oreo, Toffee and Sugar Cube) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase).ย This offer is valid through Sunday, August 15th, or while supplies last.


Free class promotion:

When you purchase the Spooky Collection (Jack-o-Lantern Cutting Plate, Jack-o-Lantern Stencil, On the Block โ€“ Boo and On the Block โ€“ Boo Shadow) through Sunday, August 15th, you will get a free exclusive 2-card video craft along class with Taylor!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new Halloween goodies to use right away making two different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new cardmaking tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube, as well as a Tips & Tricks Download that you can use to jot down notes as you watch.

Although Taylor will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, Aug. 15, or while supplies last.

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

Jack-o-lantern Glitterย Card:


Critter Clips-Halloween:


Sugar Rush Treats Card :


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

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

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Over on the Ellen Hutson Blog TODAY!

Hello All! Today I have the great pleasure of having a couple of cards over on the Ellen Hutson blog. I combined a few things from both the EH June Release and the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping Release. Hopefully I have included some good little tips for you to be inspired to create some cards too.

Be sure to check out both of my cards and all the details HERE on the Ellen Hutson Blog–Here’s a sneak!

Also, here are the links to all the Essential by Ellen stamps and dies I used today (and previously):

And here are the links to other items in both releases:

Be sure to also check out the Ellen Hutson shop to find all the goods!

Thanks for stopping by! It’s been a pleasure to once again to share a couple projects with you. More thanks to Team Ellen Hutson for having me along– Thank you!! โค

Enjoy the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping and the previous EH June Release!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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