Oh What a Day! Kit from Taylored Expressions

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over atย  Taylored Expressions! It’s call the Oh What a Day and it has cute critters for all the occasions! It feels like we have been without a new kit from TE for awhile, so this is extra fun!

There are sweet little critters for all the occasions in this kit. I made two cards–one for a new baby and one to say hello!

For the first card, I used the cute giraffe in the set and the sentiment from the set in the kit called Essential Sentiments. I colored the giraffe with Copic Markers and die cut him out.

For the background in his frame, I used the Dotted Diamonds stencil in the kit. The adorable little frame is called Focal Frame and it is perfectly sized for these new friends. The background is created from my stash using the Alphabet Soup cutting plate.

And do you see the cute seals in this kit? EEEK! Of course, I will need more of those too๐Ÿ˜‰ .ย  The little gemstones are a tiny little pot that contains a billion (give or take –ha ha!) little gems in lovely shades of rainbow joy.

Next up, I decided I wanted to keep things really clean and simple–which is my comfort zone and makes creating multiple cards doable too.

I colored the cute little pup with Copic Markers again and then popped him and the Focal Frame up with foam tape. These can easily be made with all these critters!

Iย  used the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets for the base with a few score lines. ย What makes me laugh is how long it took me to arrive at this simple design. Anyone else have this “problem” too? haaaa!

These are fun–I can’t wait to use the little llama– I’m always excited to see new critters from TE!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the TE scoop:

Grab our adorable Oh, What a Day! Cardmaking Kit and get everything you need to make handmade cards all year long! Thereโ€™s a cute critter and a sweet sentiment or two for a variety of occasions, from birthdays and graduations to get well soon and thinking of you. The combinations are limitless!

Our Oh, What a Day! Kit retails for $75, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Occasional Critters stamp set
  • Occasional Critters die collection
  • Essential Sentiments clear stamp set
  • Focal Frame die
  • Dotted Diamonds stencil
  • Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces โ€“ Rainbow Rhinestones
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 2 each of Lemon Meringue, Lollipop and Candy Corn)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)
Limited quantity available
Most items are not available to purchase individually.ย You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) and Bits & Pieces โ€“ Rainbow Rhinestones separately.

Beginning with this kit, the vast majority of the individual items included in the kits will not be available to purchase individually in the future. While we may, on rare occasions, release a kit item into our regular inventory at a later time, this will no longer be an option for the majority of the products. Instead, they will remain exclusive to the kits and may only be purchased as part of a kit while supplies last.
As you may know, our curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, so if you see a kit that you love, we encourage you to purchase it when it is released as it will not be restocked once it is sold out. We intend to release a kit the last Tuesday of each month at 9am (Central), and a sneak preview will be posted on the TE Blog on the Saturday prior to the release.
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Here’s some quick links to all the TE supplies I used…

Giraffe Card:

Dog Card:

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

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Easy Strips + Exclusives Release at Taylored Expressions Today!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today–Some goodies that were released at Stamp Joy in October are being released and some exclusives that were previously unavailable to purchase. These are some of my fave releases!

EASY STRIPS! This might be one of my favorite TE products of all time. Maybe. ๐Ÿ™‚ These dies cut strips of paper in perfect 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 inch strips. Believe you me, I know… we can cut these ourselves on our paper trimmer. BUT these have that rounded perfection and uniformity that makes projects shine. Gah, I love them!

First up, this is a pretty straightforward design in classic fashion and the results are always delightful! This is a combo of rainbow Easy Strips in 1/4″, alternating with 1/8″ Easy Strips in Sugar Cube.

The frame is cut with the Frame in Frame 2. It’s a great and quick way to shape a card!

Next up, I thought it would be fun to arrange all the different strips sizes in a random fashion with a different pattern here. The possibilities are literally endless!

The sentiment is die cut with the letters in Cap It Off Alpha and the Sunshine is from Building Blocks- Be Bright. I wanted to keep the sentiment simple and small to let the strips steal the show!ย 

I have die cut a boatload of these strips and plan to use them often. I find I use things more if they are ready to go. Strippin’ in the craft room! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Next up, the Balloon Party stencil layering set is available! This is a fun layering set that I loved using last year when it was a gift with purchase.

For these cards, I made one panel and then cut it in half to gain TWO cards! LOVE that! I chose a color palette that wasn’t rainbow (that is hard to resist with this stencil!) and I like the way it turned out.

So easy to make two cards! Boom!

I used the Simple Strips-Birthday to add these quick sentiments and done!

I stamped the On the Block-Happy using different greens to create an ombre look–turned out fun!

Here’s a quick look at the cards I made last September using the Balloon Party Layering set:

Ok…last share today is the now widely released Flourishing Frame die. I decided this was perfect for a wedding card using the Framed Script Mr. & Mrs.

This is a very different color combo for me (Blue Corn, Dijon and Cupcake), but it is growing on me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, I also used the Fine Line Leaf stamp that I have been itching to use. I need to use that more though yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s another card I made last year with this Flourishing Frame:

Here’s the scoop from TE:

With the purchase of any 3 Easy Strips dies (any combination of the Easy Strips โ€“ 1/8โ€ณ die, Easy Strips โ€“ 1/4โ€ณ die, and Easy Strips โ€“ 1/2โ€ณ die), you will receive an Easy Strip Stack pack FREE. The Easy Strip Stack includes cardstock in multiple colors sized to match the Easy Strip dies. You get three sheets of each of the following colors: Fruit Punch, Guava, Sweet Potato Pie, Pineapple, Lime Zest, Cilantro, Confetti Cake, Blue Raspberry, Blueberry, and Eggplant.

Also, with any purchase of $75 or more (before tax & shipping), you will receive a FREE Mini Slim Envelope Valentine pack. The envelope pack includes 2 each of Cupcake, Pink Champagne, Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop and Watermelon Mini Slim envelopes.

**Both promotions run now through Sunday, January 23rd or while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Strips HI card:

Easy Strips Hello card:

Balloon Partyย card:

Flourishing Frame card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE fun from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by–Hope you all enjoy stripping in your craft room too! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


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Taylored Expressions: Valentines Treats and Kids!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it’s a continuation of the Valentine’s Release! But this time, it is alllll about treats and giving and kids! Oh how I love to gift little treat ditties! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s get started with the new Critter Clips-Valentines today. You can make these into little clips for the tops of your lil’ packages or envelopes… OR another possibilityย  (of many) is to do what I did and add them to little tags for giving.

I thought it would be fun to use a sweet little valentine’s color palette, but you can make these traditionally and use them anytime on cards, tags, etc. I plan to give these to my coworkers for Valentine’s Day, so I am I am already set to go! Love that!

I stamped the little treat totes with the Ticks & Tacks Background, which let me tell you, is simple and perfectly sized. The Valentine Tote when flat is just two stamps of a background stamp and it FITS PERFECTLY! Love when that happens! I need to grab another pack of these little totes–I love having something like this on hand for gift card giving as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t tell which little critter is my favorite, but I look forward to making these again very soon!

Next up, there is a new Simple Tags-Valentine’s which makes gifting 1-2-3! I made a bunch of these because they are so quick and easy. These are perfect for a few chocolate hearts and you can easily slide them in your coworkers inbox or your kids lunch bag. โค

And these little Polka Dot Treat bags are adorable! I love how my teammates stamped the bags! You’ll have to check that out too, because so simple and adds a little something. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to have to order another pack of these too. Shhhhh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I thought it would be fun to double tag them, so I used the Mini Slim Swiss Hearts stencil and stenciled some cardstock to cut using the Simple Tags die. Truly, these could not be faster. OR you can embellish them and add lots of details with a white gel pen, or some bits, or some TE Glitter! Gah–So fun!

Last up, might be the CUTEST!! And I love anything that I get to reel my son in for. โค It’s the Kids Scratch Off Valentine’s Kit!

My son colored in a bunch of Valentine’s in preparation for giving at school on the 14th of February. These are the perfect level of crafty goodness for him because they don’t need to take a lot of time to color in…. OR if your kids love to color, imagine how they can embellish these further!

He decided to stamp the envelopes with the little stamp set inside. He set it up on the MISTI and just changed up the colors for some, but otherwise, 1-2-3!

The little scratch off part is just a sticker you lay over the answer. Super easy to do.

I think this kit is adorable and it all comes in this sweet little easy to gift box. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love having my son make his Valentine’s. It adds a lot of personal touch for his school friends.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, January 16th you can earn a FREE pack of 24 Valentine Treat Stickers ( 6 each of 4 different designs) with any purchase of $75 or more (before tax and shipping). Share the stickers with friends for Valentineโ€™s Day or use them to seal up treat bags, envelopes, and more!

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your children, students, grandkids or neighbors with our adorable Kid’s Scratch-off Valentine Kit! Everything you need to make 25 cards comes packaged in a kraft box with a custom sticker, including:

  • 25 3″ square card bases (5 each in Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry and Jelly Donut)ย 
  • 25 white 3 1/4″ square envelopes
  • 25 pre-printed 2 3/4″ square joke cards (5 each of 5 different designs)
  • 25 scratch-off sticker strips
  • Valentine clear stamp set (6 stamps)
  • TE Premium Mini Ink Pad in Oreo
  • 1 3/4″ round acrylic block

Simply color the images on the joke cards, adhere a scratch-off sticker strip over the punch line, tape or glue the joke card to the card base and then stamp the back of the card base and the envelope using the clear stamp set, ink pad and acrylic block!

Limited quantity available

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Critter Clips Valentine’s tags & treats:

Simple Tags Valentine’s treats:

Kids Valentine’s Kit:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with a boatload of fun inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by–happy treating!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


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Taylored Expressions: 2022 New Release–Valentines!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today–the first of 2022! It is the Valentine’s Release! Set aside all the Christmas goodies for now and let’s get to making some โค cards, shall we?!

First up, there is a new Gus & Gertie set! Gahhhhh! One of my faves from TE is Gus & Gertie–so cute! This one is called Gus & Gertie Best Buds. They are too!

I used the Half a Heart stencil set for the background (released last year and still a go to!). I cut out that panel with the Arched Stacklets. I created a very simple scene using the Build a Scene-Heart Fence and the cloud from the Rainbow Cloud Duo. I love how this color combo came out–I thought it would be fun to try and I am definitely going to use it again: Toffee, Mint Julep, Peaches n Cream.

Gus & Gertie are just the CUTEST!

Next up, this is a fun one and there is a promo for it! (Be sure you scroll to the end of this post to read all about it.)

This one is called Donut Days and let me just say, they had me a Donut. To boot, there is a new Stacklet set called Box Top Stacklets which makes a perfect Donut box. I can see using this for MANY things though.

I stamped all the donuts out and then cut them with the Donut die. I used the Gingham Background to create a fun donut box in the traditional donut box bakery style. (Did anyone watch the documentary on Netflix called the Donut King? So interesting!)

Of course, I thought it would be fun to add acetate and as long as I am doing that, I might as well make it a shaker! ๐Ÿ™‚

The sentiments are new from the Mini Strips set called Donut Worry! Love sentiment strips!

Next up, we have this fun lightbulb of love set called Love Lights which I adore! I used the Foil it panels and foiled it background in Aqua foil. I thought this color combo was another different one for me, and I like it too: Lavender Glaze, Sweet Potato and Cookie Monster–in conjunction with the Aqua foil. Fun!

The sentiments are from another new Mini Strip set called Watts of Love. Can’t even. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is very tricky for me to photography foiled cards, but hopefully you can kind of see it in the photo below. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the Frame in Frame 2 die–because I always do. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am going to be making this card with the Glow in the Dark medium from TE very soon! Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

And last up for today, there is a new cutting plate background which is the BEES KNEES called Stitched with Love Cutting Plate. I used this along with a couple of Max & Millie sets that were previously released.

Technically, these cats are both Max, but no one needs to know that but you and me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I thought this card was a trip. haaaa!

The Hearts on the background actually cut all the way through, so you can gather up a bunch of tiny little hearts, but I decided to adhere them all in for this look. This cutting plate is the best! So simple and lovely.

By the way, there is a NEW gift with purchase over at TE this month month–it is called Good Hearted Background and it is a background full of โค ! โค this one! No pun intended. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(this Typewriter set above just retired, but I thought I’d share this card anyway because of the fun heart background.)

Here’s the scoop from TE:

When you purchase the Donut Days Collection (Donut Days Cling & Clear Combo set, Donut Days stencil, Donut Days die, and Mini Strips- Donut Worry stamp) through Sunday, January 9th, you will get a free exclusive video craft along class with Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making a card and tag set at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new crafty tips and tricks!

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

Although Heather will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.),ย 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, January 9th, or while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Gus & Gertie Best Bud card:
Donut Days card:

Love Lights card:
Stitched with Love card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with LOVES, I mean, LOTS of inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by–let the season of sharing a little โค with friends, family and strangers begin! We can all use it, I’m sure.

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


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