Stars and Stripes Release: New from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a New Stars & Stripes Release today to celebrate America and the 4th of July! (But many things are perfect to use throughout the year! Just with different color combos πŸ˜‰ )

This release always gets me fully ready for summer! I feel like Memorial Day starts Summer and boom, we’re off!! πŸ™‚

First up, I have a fun little patriotic number using the new Mix & Match – Stars & Stripes Cutting Plate. I thought it would be fun to create a striped background with Sugar Cube cardstock and the Easy Strips dies (1/4″ and 1/2″) work swimmingly for this–highly recommend!

The new Mix & Match dies are fun to use and I have a hunch there will be more to Mix & Match with? Maybe? I don’t actually know, but it would be fun! To create the center vocal point I double Masked using the Masking Stencils – Rectangles & Masking Stencils – Stars with Blueberry Ink.

To finish it off, I added some Blueberry stars using the newly released Little Bits- Stars. (IF you are wondering do I really need this little start die? The answer: YES. Where has this been all my life? πŸ˜‚) I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Pop ink and clear embossed it with Versamark over the top and Clear TE Embossing Powder. So festive!!

Next up, I created another Infinity Shaker card using the Infinity Shaker panels and lots of new Stars! I used the previously released Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo and the new Foil It – Acetate Happy 4th of July. For the foil, I used the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Silver Stars foil (It’s a fave–I better order more!)

The way the photo took, it looks yellowish, but in person, it look very much clear see through and white! I promise πŸ˜‰

There are Foil It panels that match up perfectly with the Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo so you can foil the little center stars and then blend on all the inks for the fireworks. I wrapped it all up in the Frame in Frame 2. It was a fun little switch up to use pinks and the blues vs. the Cherry Pop and the Blueberry, which I tend to reach for in regards to Fourth of July Cards.Β  The new shaker bits are in there too! They are called: Bits & Pieces – Clay Stars and there are some new sparkly ones too!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, May 29th you will get the Downtown Border die FREE with a purchase of $75 or more. This cityscape border coordinates with many of the new products from the Stars & Stripes release to create a patriotic scene on your card creations, plus this border die will work well for many other card themes and occasions!Β Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Mix and Match: Stars & Stripes card:


Fireworks Shaker card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Taylored Expressions: NEW Colors!

Taylored Expressions has a New COLOR Release today and it’s GOOD stuff! When was the last time we had new colors? I can’t remember, but I bet they will talk about it on the TE Blog or Taylor will mention on her Facebook Live today on the Taylored Expressions site. πŸ™‚

The new colors are:Β  Rose Water, Banana Cream Pie, Dried Fig, Macaron, Oyster, and Tropical Punch.

First up, I used the Roundabout Stencil to create a fun pattern on this card before adding the Simple Strips – Snarky sentiments… which, of course, make me LAUGH! I used the following colors: Rose Water, Sweet Potato Pie, Dijon, Tropical Punch and Oyster. (I’m feeling Oyster is going to be used on everything henceforth! It’s the color I have been pining for πŸ˜‚)

I masked off the “squares” using Post-it tape and just kept the pattern random and flowing. I think this turned out fun in the end, adding the splat and some stitching. πŸ™‚ This stencil is cool because you can make it look like these “squares” like I did, or make it more like petals, inking it the other way, splaying the petals out. Does that make sense?

Next up, I took a swing at the NEW cardstocks! I love the Layer It – Toadstools and I thought those would be fun to make a clean and simple card. I added the sentiment from Just Saying, which I thought was perfect for “mushrooms” since they just kind pop up, just like this card in the mail. πŸ™‚

I used the following colors for this one: Pineapple, Poblano Pepper, Oyster, Pineapple and Plum Punch. Random, I know! I like to mix it up crazy sometimes. πŸ™‚

I created the background with the recently released Cloudy Skies Piercing Plate and the last year (?) released Build a Scene – Heart Fence & Hill to create a simple and fun scene. I have a bunch of Toadstools left, so I need to make another! πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy adding the new colors to your collection!! I can’t wait to SWATCH all the things myself!!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

We have a one stop shop ready for those of you who want to pick up all of the new colors with one click. The I Want it All New Color Bundle includes:

  • 7 Full Size Ink Pads in the new colors
  • 7 Mini Ink Cubes in the new colors
  • 14 sheets of cardstock (2 each of each new color)
  • ink pad labels for the new colors

Next is the Swatch Out Bundle:

In addition to the I Want it All New Color Bundle, we are having a swatch party! The Swatch Out Bundle gives you everything you need to swatch out your new colors, plus join us for a virtual swatch party!

The Swatch Out Bundle includes:

  • Swatch Out stamp set
  • Clearly Crafty True Colors stamp set
  • True Colors Ink-spiration cards
  • FREE True Colors Ink Swatch Cards
  • Access to virtual Swatch Party on June 10, 6PM Central on Zoom (you will be emailed a Zoom link to join the party and/or you can watch the replay after the event)

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Roundabout card:


Toadstool card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of inspiration from the TE Creative Team with the NEW colors! πŸ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Father’s Day Release–New from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today for Dad’s and so much more! I am actually looking forward to using the fun fish puns for “Hello Friend” cards. You’ll see that neither of my cards today are really “made for Father’s Day”, which just shows all the versatility of this release, as always.

First up, I used the Hook, Line, & Sinker set. This includes these larger fish and the coordinating dies. I also backed the fish with a die cut of the fish from Blue Corn cardstock. This gives them a little oomph to stand off from the background (a shadow, if you will). It’s a full background of fish to stamp and then you use the stencils to add all the colors. Imagine all the rainbow fish we can make! πŸ™‚

I created the swirly rainbow fish background with the Just Keep Swimming Stencil, using the rainbow palette idea. I love the fun way this turned out. I thought about making the fish all wonky with their googley eyes, but decided on a straight forward swim. πŸ˜‚

To finish this card off, I stamped the sentiment from the Reely Great Stamp & Die Combo set. I added a little Stickles glitter, some stitching and score lines and bam! Done! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the NEWEST CREATE IN QUADS! Ohhhh I do love these! This is the Create-In-Quads Hexagon layering stencil set! This one moves into the fave category–quick!

For this one, I used Pineapple, Lollipop, Cookie Monster and Lime Zest to blend in all the inks. I love this pattern. It is so cool how the colors interact. I made a more masculine set with this stencil set too and I’m just reminded I didn’t edit the pics yet!

This playful sentiment is from the fittingly named, Oh Yes You Did stamp set. I stamped that in Oreo and die cut an A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate in Lollipop to frame it all out. To finish this one off, I added a little stitching, a few silver stars from the GatheredΒ Stars set and some Cosmic Drip Drops.

I have the other panels sitting on my desk to make cards with too. Time has been elusive this past week or so. Ack! But I will use them soon. Fingers crossed!

So, as you can see, while it is a “Father’s Day Release”, neither of my cards really is for Father’s Day. I could use them for that, but I would probably send these to friends instead. πŸ™‚

Here’s the scoop from TE:

When you make a purchase of $75 or more now through Sunday, May 15th, you will get 2 FREE exclusive video craft along classes 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 videos 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 videos 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 15th, or while supplies last. Classes will be available to purchase after May 15th

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Hook, Line, & Sinker card:


Hexagon card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy week ahead!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Oh Baby–New Release from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today that includes products for Babies! And goodness, just like babies, this release is adorable!

First up, we have the new Onesie Funsies and I obviously could not stop making them! I love these little sentiments you can stamp on the onesies and I wanted to use them all! πŸ™‚

First, I blended on all the inks using the new Gingham Rotating Stencil. I made one 6 x 6 panel and managed to cut out (5) full onsies and (2) partial onsies! EEEEEk they are the best! And then there are new little silver Hangers that put the cuteness over the top!! πŸ™‚

I thought it would be sweet to use theΒ  Scalloped Notecard die and create a handful of these little cards. They work perfectly for little shower gifts for when a baby arrives. I use these a lot for babies–because itty bitty! πŸ™‚

The Snuggle is REAL! πŸ™‚

This Blowouts one might be my fave! πŸ˜‚

Naps are for Quitters. I die!! So cute! I just the Frame in Frame 2 and added some simple score lines and splatters to them all to complete the panels with some stitching. I love how these turned out, letting the little Onesies Funsies shine! πŸ™‚

Gah! And then, things keep on up with the CUTE! There is a new die set called Vintage Wooden Toys and you can add cute little button wheels to complete the look. Definitely be sure to check out the rest of the Creative Team’s cards for examples–they are ADORABLE!!

I went with a simple little whale from the set, using the die piece that is supposed to be his tail later as the water spout. It works both ways, doesn’t it?! πŸ˜‰

I created the blended background with the Mini Slim Tidal stencil using a handful of inks (see supplies for colors). The sentiment is the New Oh Baby die and I thought that was fun adding the pink little heart in it. πŸ™‚

And a heart of vellum behind the whale using the Heart Stacklets dies.

I stenciled all of the Mini Slim Tidal inside of the Mini Slim Scalloped Masking stencil. I love layering stencils like that. I creates a multilayer look without actually adding any layers! Perfect for mailing. Of course, I had to pop on a little big googley eye too! πŸ™‚

So cute! Babies are always fun to create cards for! ❀

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through 11:59 PM Central Sunday, May 8th, you will get an A2 Cardstock New Color Sampler Pack with any purchase of $75 or more. It’s a sneak peek of our new colors that will be debuting soon! We are also offering a buy one, get one promotion on all of our Scalloped Masking Stencils! It’s the perfect time to complete your collection with these versatile scalloped shapes.Β Offers valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Onesie Funsie’s cards:

Vintage Whale card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with many adorable cards from the TE Creative Team! πŸ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

New Over the Moon Kit from TE!

Taylored Expressions has a new Cardmaking Kit in town and it just might be out of this world–aka Over the Moon! πŸ™‚

The kit comes with these great sentiments and the Copper Star Shaker bits–not to mention there FABULOUS envelopes! eeek!

I started out using the Foil It-Over the Moon Panels (which can be purchased separately if you are a foiler. They are funnnnnnn! I foiled one in rainbow and one in silver.

I think I might favor the rainbow one? Hmmmmm πŸ™‚

Here’s a better pic of the rainbow one. That foiling though–so hard to capture in still photos.

I Silver Heat embossed the sentiments on Blue Corn and cut them out with the die in the kit. They are a little shiny when you see them in person. I tucked in some Easy Strips cut out of Sugar Cube behind them, to give them a little “lift” on the card front.

I used TE’s Silver Cardstock for the back panel and also used it to die cut out the stars that are also in the kit. All this shimmer sham!! πŸ™‚

This one turned out fun for sure!

Next up, I decided to shake things up a bit! I created a shaker card using the bits included in the card kit as well as adding some additional Snow Flurries and Bits & Pieces Sparkly Stars.

If you run the Moon Die back through your die cut machine with an Embossing Pad, you’ll get this great little texture on your Moon.

I added the die cut start to this one too cut out of the same Sea Salt Cardstock. I love that the panels are Blue Corn and foil-able! πŸ™‚

I die cut out the Sea Salt panel with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. Added some stitching and this one is ready to go–Over the Moon!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Our Over the Moon Kit retails for $68, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Clearly Crafty Over the Moon stamp set
  • Over the Moon die collection
  • Shooting Stars Background
  • Moon & Stars die collection
  • Mini Pot of Rose Gold Stars
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 2 each of: Blue Corn, Rose Gold Sparkle, and Metallic Silver)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)
Limited quantity available
Most items are not available to purchase individually.Β You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10), Foil It – Over the Moon panels (pack of 12), and Rose Gold foil cardstock separately from the kit.

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 belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Over the Moon cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE. The TE Creative Team will sure to be Over the Moon too! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Grad/Congrats Release from TE!

Hello all! It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Phew!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today that includes products for celebrating GRADUATES and includes many things to celebrate accomplishments, birthdays, “way to go” etc etc. One of the most exciting things is there is a new Create-In-Quads stencil set! Score! πŸ™‚

Let’s get this party started with the Create-In-Quads: Hooray set, shall we?

You can use the Create in Quads Cardstock to create (4) A2 size card creations. It works swimmingly–I prefer it to a full sheet just for ease. πŸ˜‰

For my cards, I leaned in on the celebrate side of things vs. several graduation cards. I like the idea of having happy Congrats cards ready to go and Celebrate!

I stenciled all the card panels first, and then die cut the You Did It from the first one. I added some fun foam underneath to give it a little oomph and then pieced the letters back on top. I love when there are bold word diesΒ  to use for this technique! πŸ™‚

It’s a party, for sure!! You Did It!! πŸ™‚

Next here is a grad one for sure! πŸ™‚ These products are great because you can customize them to the graduates school colors, but I thought it would be fun to just do bright colors as well. Sometimes you don’t know the colors you need or you have several grads to celebrate, all graduating from different institutions. The 2022 is a pre cut Die Cut and those come in Silver and Oreo. So snag a pack of those and be ready to go!

I love this banner one too! You’re a Star is from the High Five sentiment set. I heat embossed that on Blueberry and added a Simple Strip from the original Simple Strips Background.

I super enjoy how these banners turned out and truth be told, I was trying for this effect, but somehow, it came out that way and now I will!Β  Ha! πŸ™‚

I finished it off with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets set and the Petite Scallop Rectangle Set, to cut the panels. Some stitching and some Clear Drip Drops and it’s a party for sure!

This last card includes the All You Need stamp and it’s a good one. While it is perfect for Grads, I think this can be used anytime as a card of encouragement too.

I love the star border and I just added a few splatters to “festive it up” even more!

Next up, I created an Infinite Shaker card with the Infinite Shaker panels and the You Did It layering stencil. I simply masked off the letters as I ink blended TE Inks on in different colors!

Of course, I had to add alllllllllllll the bits in. I had just a smattering of the Confetti Clay Dots left so I snuck those in too. πŸ™‚

This card is definitely a PARTY!! πŸ™‚

Last up, is the Bokeh Star Background and this is a fun one for sure… I did the lowest layer in Sugar Cube and Sea Salt Ink to create a bokeh look in the end. I love these stencil sets. You can create such subtle layers that are fun for effect. They might show up better in person vs. in the photos? πŸ™‚

I used the Sea Salt cardstock for this one and it turned out great! These are so fun to blend together.

I finished this one with the Frame in Frame 2 die and the One the Block-Happy with a Simple Strip from the Simple Strips-Birthday set. The die cut stars are from the Gathered Stars die–alllll the sizes. I need to get this Bokeh Stars stencil set out and just make backgrounds to have on the ready. πŸ™‚ So many uses!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, April 24th, when you make any purchase of $75 or more you will receive the Congrats Script die FREE! It’s the perfect sentiment for any card that you create to celebrate a special event or achievement.Β Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Create In Quads- Hooray cards:


You Did It Shaker card:

Bokeh Stars Card:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

I white heat embossed with Let’s Celebrate You stamp on Blueberry Cardstock and framed that out with the A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate.Β  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:

You’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:

  • Let’s Celebrate You stamp
  • Foil it Acetate – Let’s Celebrate You panels (12 panels)
  • Mini Strips – Let’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.Β You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10), additional A2 Infinity Shaker Panels, and the Mini Strips – 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 belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Celebrate You Shaker cards:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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  πŸ™‚

Triple Slim cards:

Flower Patch Background:

Planting Happiness:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkins πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

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!Β 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 belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Create in Quads cards:


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

Happy Half Birthday TE!! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‚) 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! 🌟Magic. 🌟

I also used one of my always-go-to products:Β  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!Β Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links belowΒ  πŸ™‚

Happy Cloud card:


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

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

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

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