New Celebrate YOU from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a new Cardmaking Kit in town today and it is called Celebrate You! It is a super fun one because you can make infinity shakers galore! And foil! And stamp! And—well, there is a lot of fun to be had in this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, I wanted to use the Easy Strips to create a background that I die cut with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklet and the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklet. I then tucked that panel inside the Infinity Shaker panel with the Shaker Dots included in the kit.

The words are created with the foiled Acetate Panel “Let’s Celebrate You” that is also in the kit. I foiled that with the Silver Stars foil. I put that on the background, which ultimately made taking photos hard, but in person, it is fun!! Ha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This next card includes the previously released Bits and Pieces-Confetti Dots which look good enough to eat–But DON’T! haaaaa! They are made of clay and that would be bad. I love these though. I need to order more because I might have used all mine now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I white heat embossed with Let’s Celebrate You stamp on Blueberry Cardstock and framed that out with the A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate.ย  I can’t wait to make more these—so simple and yet, it is a party in a card!!

Also, can we just talk about the stickers for a minute?! LOVE. THEM.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Youโ€™ll have everything you need to commemorate all the special occasions in life with our exclusive Celebrate You Cardmaking Kit! From anniversaries, birthdays and retirements to making the grade, earning a spot on the team or achieving something big, show them just how special they are with a card that celebrates that big accomplishment!

Our Celebrate You Cardmaking Kit retails for $62, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Letโ€™s Celebrate You stamp
  • Foil it Acetate โ€“ Letโ€™s Celebrate You panels (12 panels)
  • Mini Strips โ€“ Letโ€™s Celebrate stamp
  • A2 Infinity Shaker Panels (5 panels)
  • Confetti Maker die
  • Mini Pot of Shaker Dots
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes: Lollipop, Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn, Key Lime, Plum Punch, Sugar Cube)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)
******Limited quantity available******

Most items are not available to purchase individually.ย You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10), additional A2 Infinity Shaker Panels, and the Mini Strips โ€“ Flags die (not included in the kit) separately.

PLEASE NOTE:
The vast majority of the individual items included in our cardmaking 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. Since our curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, we encourage you to purchase the kits you love when they are released, as they will not be restocked once they have 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.
To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Stay tuned for another fabulous kit next month!

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

Celebrate You Shaker cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE. The TE Creative Team will definitely be shaking it up there!!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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A few cards…

Just popping in to share a few cards I made recently–just tinkering around. The Rainbow cards are made with Avery Elle goodies and the Sloth is Lawn Fawn! Fun fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

These first cards use Avery Elle, Loads of Thanks and Avery Elle, Rainbow Builder.

Lawn Fawn, I Like Naps

You can find these goodies on the Ellen Hutson website:

Thanks for stopping by–hope you’re having a great weekend!!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Over on the Ellen Hutson Blog today!

Today, I’m over on the Ellen Hutsonย  blog sharing a couple cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ Be sure to hop over THERE (<–via this link) and see!

I used lots of goodies!

Check it all out from Ellen Hutson!!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great weekend!!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Release from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today that includes products for Mother’s Day and includes a lot florals. Really, these can be used alllllll the days! ๐Ÿ™‚

The BIG NEWS is there is something exciting today–THE MINI SLIM TRIFECTA!! It is technically called The Triple Slim: In the Garden. It is AMAZING!!

This is in the same vein as the Create in Quads series, but this creates Mini Slims and it creates three lovelies! And you use the same Create in Quads cardstock as used for the A2 size card creations.

I used about 15 colors for these cards– you’re going to want to refer to my supply list below for details. I blended all the inks on around and around!

I love how these cards turned out! SO lovely and fun!

Next up is the new Planting Happiness. Heather Nichols created this set and I colored all the flowers but then ended up using just one. Ha! Funny how that works!

This is a blend of Cookie Monster, Blueberry and Blue Corn. I used the Masking Rectangle for this panel along with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets.

The sentiment is from Love & Hugs white heat embossed and die cut out. I added some Clear Drip Drops.

Next up is the Flower Patch Background + Layering Stencil + Get the Word Out-Mother’s Day. This is a super quick little ditty bc while it looks colored, it really is just filled in with stencils. For this card I stamped the background in Honey which was a different thing for me. Definitely different, but I like the way this card turned out in the end!

This is a sweet card already to go!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

When you purchase the Triple Slim In the Garden Class Collection (Triple Slim In the Garden Layering Stencil set and Clearly Crafty Signature Sentiments stamp set) through Sunday, March 27th, you will get a FREE exclusive video craft along class with Taylor and 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 6 different card designs 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 Taylor and Heather will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), 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, March 27th, or while supplies last. After the promotion has ended, the class will be available to purchase.

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

Triple Slim cards:

Flower Patch Background:

Planting Happiness:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with many floral filled cards from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Happy Half Birthday, TE!

Taylored Expressions has a Half Birthday and is celebrating today!! The New Release today includes a new CREATE IN QUADS Stencil. My son celebrated his half birthday yesterday, so super enjoyable week on the Half Birthdays!!

For this card, I used the new Create in Quads-Birthday! Quad stencils are awesome because you get four panels in one swoop! You can make them all right away or save a panel for later and add a sentiment when you need one. Let’s get on with the cards shall we!

For these cards, I used all the fun bright colors–Lollipop, Cookie Monster, Pineapple, Granny Smith, Candy Corn. I made all the panels first on the Create in Quads Sugarcube cardstock. and then I trimmed them down to size. For some, I then used different stacklets.

The next one includes the other new goodie that is sent with qualifying purchases. Be U-nicorn and he is super cute!!! Gah!! I colored him with Copic Markers and added some Happy Medium Iridescent Glitter in the cloud.

The Wish Big sentiment is from the new It’s Your Day set (+dies).

The outside is created with the Frame in Frame 2.

My last two cards, I tried to keep things very simple and didn’t even add any stitching. I truly don’t know that I will do that again because the card doesn’t feel complete. ha!

The little bits are the new Clay Confetti Dots. The frame is created with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets.

There is a coordinating die to cut out both the party hat and the packages. I didn’t use them for these cards, but thought I would mention. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the same method for this cards as well. Party Time!! ๐Ÿ™‚

The critters are from the Mythical Grumplings set and the sentiments are Simple Strips from both Simple Strips-Birthday and Simple Strips-Snarky.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through 11:59PM CT, Sunday, March 20th when you make a purchase of $100 or more in the TE webstore, you will receive the Be U-nicorn Clear & Die Combo set FREE! This adorable unicorn critter floating on a cloud is perfect for sending a little magic and good luck to the special people in your life!ย Please note that this promotional set replaces our March incentive set during this release week. Offer valid while supplies last.

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

Create in Quads cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with many celebratory cards from the TE Creative Team! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Half Birthday TE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Embossing all the Things! New Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today with all things embossing!

For this card, I used the new TE Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Puffy White with the new Crafty Collage Background. SO FUN! I love all the little sayings on the background. Puffy White led me to use the previously released Rainbow Cloud Duo (bc puffy cloud, even though he is not puffy ๐Ÿ˜‚) and Over the Rainbow Die with the little smiley from Over the Rainbow and some googley eyes of course.

Of course, this really all works swimmingly with TE’s new TE Anti-Static Powder Tool which I cannot talk about enough. GAME CHANGING!! I like the way it looks and the lid and the whole deal, but really it’s the way it works. I have had good results before, but now, I get even better results. No waylaid embossing flakes! ๐ŸŒŸMagic. ๐ŸŒŸ

I also used one of my always-go-to products:ย  Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, to cut out the whole panel.

Oh so fun! That cloud and the smile kills me

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, March 13th, when you buy any 3 (or more!) embossing powders, you will get set of 12 Swatch Dots for FREE! It’s the perfect way to catalog your embossing powder and glitter collection! Embossing powder and glitter charts are available to download for FREE when you are logged into your TE account!ย Offer valid while supplies last.

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

Happy Cloud card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by–hope to see you at Stamp Joy this weekend!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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May the Fork Be With You!

In case you missed it, Ellen Hutson has a new Release available now and it’sย  delightful,ย  asย  always! I have been having a lot of fun with it. These simple little cards are fun to make. And as simple as they are, they tend to take awhile to design. ๐Ÿ˜„ But to be fair, I am not the fastest at much of anything. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once again, I used these new sets for this card: Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments, Bear Ware Dress Up 2, Bear Ware Dress Up 2 dies, Bear Ware Dress Up 1, and Bear Ware Dress Up 1 Dies.ย I colored everything with Copic Markers. And of course, the All Inside bear to hold all the forks together. โค

I also used the previously release Bear Ware 4, Bear Ware 4 Dies and the Wonky Backdrops.

I cannot wait to send this to a friend on May 4th!! Tooooo Funny!!

I hope you also got a laugh out of this one… check out my other card from this past weekend HERE. I love puns. Just so fun!!

Check out the whole NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson!!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great week!!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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People have skills!

I am also super excited when my friend Miriam Prantner has something new out! I love the way Miriam’s design mind works and I know there is always something (or everything, truthfully) that I am going to enjoy. Both of these are available at Simon Says Stamp HERE.

Today, I am here to share a couple of Miriam’s new designs: Printmaking Plants and Radiating Squares Stencils.

First up, is the Radiating Squares Stencils . I paired this with Lawn Fawn’s Giant Thank You die.

I wanted to keep these pretty simple, but I changed up the last couple colors on them. You can see how making that slight change creates a subtly different look! So simple! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used the SSS Basic Rectangles to cut these panels to size. Quick and easy!

Next up, PRINTMAKING! This is MP’s new Printmaking Plants . Printmaking sets are one of my most favorite things that Miriam thinks up. I just love to stamp vs. color sometimes and this is so satisfying. It is also impossible to create just one card when you sit down with a printmaking set.

The sentiments Miriam chose are lovely too. Always unique. โค

LOVE these new designs! You always have great ideas, Miriam–thank you for sharing them with me. โค Be sure to check out Miriam’s Blog HERE. She show all her new designs. ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you missed Miriam’s last designs you can find those with these links: Printmaking Florals, Floral Backgroundย , Printmaking Houses,ย Drink Coffee sentiment set, Coffee Drinks, Coffee Drinks Stencil . I shared cards using these previously on my blog HERE.ย You can find all the goodies I used over at Simon Says Stamp!ย 

Happy stamping!

Take care–Jill

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MORE Bear Ware from Ellen Hutson!

Hooray!! Ellen Hutson has a new Release available now and its packed with fun–and BEAR WARE!!

I used three new sets for this card: Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments, Bear Ware Dress Up 1, and Bear Ware Dress Up 1 Dies.ย I colored everything with Copic Markers. GAH!! I super duper love when I can add anything else to my All Insideย bear to hold! Another stellar job, Julie Ebersole!!

Anytime I can make a card for our son, I jump at the opportunity. He still appreciates a cute card, so this is perfect and he always gives me an eye roll at a good pun. Which you know is “I like this a lot but I cannot admit that to you, Mom”. ๐Ÿ˜‚

So so fun!! I cannot wait to peruse the rest of the release too and make more cards with all the things! I will be back again soon with more and then again later in the month. I can’t wait!!

Check out the whole NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson!!

Thanks for stopping by–have a great weekend!!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today with all things Calendar and more!

I was able to use the new Stencils which are called Floral Vines to create a couple Mini Slim cards today. These stencil can be layered–which is perfect for making all the things different colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card, I made the flowers different colors along with the vines and the little filler dots. I love this little whimsy flower set!

I kept this card very simple besides using a few colors to blend on the inks.ย The panel is my go to combo on Mini Slim cards of the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets and the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets in Cilantro.

I added a sentiment using the Building Blocks-Be Bright set embossed in white on Oreo. I finished these off with a few ink splatters and some stitching.

Next up, I went with a side fold Mini Slim, which is actually a TOP side fold… if that makes any sense-ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ And once again, I usedย Lavender Glaze…. who am I lately? This turned out lovely. I first blended on some Sprinkles ink for flowers and then topped that with theย Lavender Glaze. You can see that if you look closely. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the leaves on this card and my previous card, I used a combo of Granny Smith and Cilantro with the Bitty Blender Brushes. Makes it a lot easier to control. I decided to create a solid bar of Plum Punch on the side before adding the 1/8″ Easy Strip in Cilantro and the Signature Thanks in Plum Punch and Sugar Cube.

This isn’t my typical thing–but goodness, it did turn out lovely and I cannot wait to use this card one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, there is a NEW gift with purchase over at TE this month month–it is called Ring Around the Words! This one is so different and fun to use. I’m looking forward to making more. I combined with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the 1/2″ Easy Strips.

Fun fun!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

When you purchase the Perpetual Occasions Calendar Craft-Along Class Collection for $39 (Perpetual Occasions Calendar, Floral Vines Layering Stencil set, and Calendar Coil) through Sunday, March 6th, you will get a FREE exclusive video craft along class with Taylor!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away your own custom perpetual calendar 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 Taylor will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), 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, March 6th, or while supplies last.ย After the promotion has ended, the class will become available to purchase.

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

Sending Bright Sunshine card:


Thanks card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by–have fun with this release!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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