Taylored Expressions: October Release!

Welcome to Release Day for Taylored Expressions October Release! All the new products are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Hooray!

My first card today is one of my definite favorite cards of this release. Which makes me laugh because in the end, it is so simple! But I ❤ that! This features the new Fluffy Friends stamp set. How cute is this little critter?And his friends in the set: Gah!!  🙂

I simply stamped, colored with Copics and die cut him out. Adding him to an embossed panel with embossed sentiment and stitching. The sentiment is from the new Fluffy FriendsHoliday too!

Just so cute! 🙂

Next up, I have my favorite iconic “thing” for the holidays: Christmas Lights! This background stamp is called Bright Lights Background. This includes a new sentient from the Handlettered Holiday 2 set and coordinating die. 😉

This is awesome because you don’t color in the lights (Unless you want to, of course.) You just stamp the little stamp fillers in to fill the lights from your ink pads! SOOO fast! I added a little darker ink on the sides after for effect.  🙂

And this sentiment rocks from the Handlettered Christmas 2 set, all die cut out!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Nailed It card:


Tangle card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for this Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 , Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy holiday card making! Get out the holiday playlist!! 😉

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,  I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

Today, I am sharing one of my other favorite cards of this release featuring All is Bright  with All is Bright Die. I paired it with the previously released background, Twinkle Twinkle background with a couple yellows including the newer Dijon color! Perfect!

I stamped on two different reds and two different yellows to give it some depth. I added some die cut greens from the new die Winter Greens! ❤

I added a few accents with Copic Markers and a white gel pen to add a little somethin’ somethin’! 🙂

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Follow the Star. This is such a picturesque Christmas Card. I blended on TE inks with the blender brushes, added some paint splats and die cut everything out. Again using the Twinkle Twinkle in the background. That background is a holiday delight!

I thought this turned out lovely, especially adding the embossed background behind it all for some added texture. And of course, Simple Strips-Holiday. Simple Strips die works for all the full size Simple Strips backgrounds. (There is a smaller one for the smaller strips. That one works for all the smaller versions too!)

This will be a lovely one to send at Christmas! ❤

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

All is Bright card:


Wise Men card:


Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd – October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5. 

You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, October 3rd, at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day!  🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions October Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

This first card features a new stamp and die: Flip the Snowflake. I thought it would be fun to mix in some rainbow action after all the traditional Christmasy colors yesterday. Hooray for rainbow goodness!

I white heat embossed the snowflakes and then blended on some TE inks with the Blender Brushes. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about rainbow fun for winter, but i decided I like it. 🙂

Next up, I have this little scene! The Border Builders (Border Builders – Evergreens, Border Builders – Home Sweet Home) make quick work of this along with a stencil for the clouds!

I added the sentiment strips from the Simple Strips-Christmas with some stitched strips underneath. The Simple Strips keep on rolling and I super duper love them! So easy and so efficient! 🙂

Oh and this is the new Poblano Pepper cardstock!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Winter Wishes card:

Holiday Scene card:

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd – October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5. 

Make your list and then purchase them Thursday morning, October 3rd,  at 9 AM CST.

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE. And be sure to see what the rest of the TE Creative Team made!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! 🙂

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions Release Week! Day 1

Hey hey! It’s time to start sneaking for Taylored Expressions new October Release?!  And it’s all about Holidays!

This first card features the new Jolly Holly Background, Pine Clippings, and Handlettered Holiday 2 Sentiments & Dies. Goodness–How fun is this background?! And the best part: Lightening fast! Don’t get me wrong, I can spend a couple hours on a card, but when you get super fun results fast, it’s just magic!

I added a few layers of ink here to get a sort of resist effect. I stamped it with both Sea Salt and Sugar Cube and then added the greens and reds on top with the little stamps that come along with the background to fill it in! So fun to do!

Next up, I was able to use this awesome new stencil called Modern Holly Layering Stencil. This stencil is magical to use–I just love the effect! 

There are three layers to this stencil and you can super easily line them up with the guides on the side, producing sweet results very easily! I would also recommend Pixie Spray if you haven’t used it. It is a light tack that holds the stencil down, just enough to keep it in place while you blend, but not enough to leave a residue on your project. It cleans off your stencil easily or you can leave it on like I do for the next project. It is amazing stuff!

Think of all the color combos you could layer up with this!? I just loved this one so, so I went with the traditional sort of colors.

I thought it would be cool to have a teacher holiday card–I never have time or the energy to getting those made on time! 🙂 I’m looking forward to giving this one to my son’s teacher at Christmas!

Of course, I used the Petite Scalloped dies for both of these too!I Pretty much always use those, don’t I? Ha! ❤ them! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Merry Little Christmas Card:

Teacher Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd – October 6th will earn DOUBLE crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receive FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5. 

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

The New Release will be available Thursday, October 3rd! And there is a new website! It is fantastic and improved! So be sure to check that out too.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to be fantastic! 🙂 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Happiest Eleven to Taylored Expressions!

Welcome to our last big celebration this week of  Taylored Expressions rocking 11 years! 🙂

This first card features the new Gifted Background, Gifted Background, Simple Strips – Birthday, and Gifted Cutting Plate.

This is such a celebratory card with the BackstoryBirthday Background white heat embossed to bring it all home.  🙂

I decided it would be fun to color (Copic Markers) all the gifts and then use the negative as a template to adhere all the gifts back on with foam dimension adhesive. It ended up working out and I squealed when I finished! SO fun!

The die cutting all the gifts out at once–FABULOUS! I added some stitching to polish it all off. ❤

The new stencil makes SUPER quick work of coloring this Gifted Background. I have a card on my desk I need to photograph and share….It was sooooo fast!! 

Next up, I have a sweet little birthday card using the new Birthday Basics and the previously released Star Fall Background. It’s so festive!

I stamped the balloons once and then partially stamped them a little darker on one side with the next darkest ink. I love that look it gives in the end.

I don’t know about you, but I never have birthday cards ready, so this release is super inspiring to get that changed STAT!

Be sure to check out all the fun the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Gift Boxes Card:

Make a Wish Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by all this week! Be sure to see what I shared Tuesday HERE and yesterday HERE!! One last Happy 11th to Taylored Expressions!! Here’s to so many more! ❤

Happy Stamping!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

11 years and counting at Taylored Expressions!

Since  Taylored Expressions is celebrating 11 years, let’s keep this party rolling! 🙂

This first card features the new Birthday Background, Birthday Basics, Simple Strips – Birthday and the previously released Hip Hop Bunny. If you have followed my taste in humor, you know this card absolutely puts me in stitches!! I laugh all over when I see this again!  🙂

The Hip Hop Bunny alone, with his oh so pleased look–and then insult to injury, Another Year Closer to Velcro shoes–I cannot stop laughing!

The TE Blender Brushes made super quick work of this background of course, and I love that easy blend with the TE dye inks. His little hat all tipped completes his look of great *joy*! I threw some silver thread behind him and added some stitching, as always. I just think he’s a riot. Hot Stuff. I die.

Next up, I have a silly little number using the new Big Grumpy sentiment and the previously released Little Monsters.

The weirdest thing about this card is how that blended background sort of glows in person. I don’t even know how I did it and I’ll likely never accomplish that again. ha!! This Here Comes the Sun stencil with the Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes and dye inks is delightful.

I have the perfect friend to send this one to! ❤

Be sure to check out all the fun the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Velcro Shoes Card:


Weird Card:

Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to see what I shared yesterday HERE!! And of course, come back tomorrow for more! The Creative Team is sure to dazzle us all! 🙂 

See you tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions is Celebrating 11!

Happiest of craftastic Birthdays to Taylored Expressions –TE is celebrating 11 years! And lucky us, we get to party! 🙂

This first card features the new Big Grumpy Stamp & Die Combo, Big Grumpy – Birthday and Big Cake. This bear speaks my language! 🙂 The sentiments in this set are SO FUN!! 🙂

Isn’t he soooo funny with his grumpy little face and this sentiment—TOO fun! The background with the candles from Big Cake is a perfect accent the “bonfire” feel. haaaaa!

He looks all innocent on this pink card–I find that a laugh in itself.  😉

Next up, I have a fun new card using the Party Pennants Background and Simple Strips – Birthday. 

If you are unfamiliar with the Simple Strips Background, I highly recommend checking them out because they are ingenious and awesome. And this one works with the original die. This is the new one, Simple Strips – Birthday.

I also used the new die, Caps Lock – YAY, which is right up my alley–because I love this simple block font. I colored the background with Copics and added some stitching for a fun little touch. 🙂 A shout out to my sewing machine for being good and not messing up my cards on the last step. I mean, it has happened, but I am guessing it is generally a user error? Maybe? Wink.

I used the Petite Scalloped dies for both of these too! 🙂

Be sure to check out all the goodness the Creative Team has made to celebrate TE’s 11 years!! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Bonfire Card:

Yay Card:


Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Here’s some info direct below:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you for stopping by today! And don’t forget to be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to be awesome! I love to share these projects and be a part of the fun! Happy Birthday, TE!! 🙂 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins