Thank you, Teachers! Congrats Grads!

Hiya! Today I am just popping in to share a few cards I made for some teachers and staff at school to wrap up the school year. What a year it ended up being…! Oh and also, I’m sharing a couple Grad cards! 🙂

First up, I have these very simple but delightful cards I made using Taylored Expressions. The foil is the TE exclusive Rainbow Bright Deco foil. And the apples are the pre printed Apple of My Eye cardstock apples. Having these pre printed makes things go wicked fast! 🙂 Love that. Just die cut them out after with the Apple Stacklets.

These cards are all very similar and I didn’t add anything beyond some score lines and stitching. But I like how they turned out. 🙂

I also learned that I prefer foiling horizontally with the rainbow foil vs. vertically. I figure if I type that here, I might remember for next time. 🙂

Lastly, I thought I’d share a cute little apple card that I made a few of, using some older Papertrey stamps my friend “long term loaned” me. 😉

Again, kept them simple with some scoring and stitching, but I love the Muchas Gracias! 🙂

The photos didn’t pick up the scoring too much, which kind of added the whole backdrop to the card. ha! Fortunately in person, they have that little extra somethin somethin. 🙂

Next up, I have some Grad Cards! (and I remembered to stamp the envelopes!!) Hooray! The Taylored Expressions Boxed in Basics-Grad 2020 cards HERE are the key ingredient here! 🙂

Everything else here is also Taylored Expressions: Banner Year Stamp and Die Combo and The Tassel (envelopes).

These turned out fun! I have one more to finish up. But I had to get these two in the mail. 🙂

I used TE’s Rectangle Masking Stencil for the card base, inspired by Heather Nichols. She did this in a video, making a bundle of cards! You’ll have to check that out on the TE Blog. Loved this idea because the mask fits swimmingly! ❤

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy end of the School year to all the kiddos, teachers and staff out there. And HUGE Congrats to the many in the Class of 2020! What a ride!

Take care 🙂


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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!


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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks: Day 2

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

This first card is might just be my favorite card from this release….because it reminds me of life. haaaa! This little chick is from the new Sarcastichicklets set. ❤

This card just makes me laugh!! Alllll those little chicklets screaming MOM!! 🙂 For the grass, I just used my ol’ trusty fridge scissors and added a little spunk to them.

I used the Notepaper Background with Notepaper Border and the Clouds Stencil. I actually have to hide these products from myself, because I would use them on every card if I didn’t. ❤

Next up is another fave from this release! I make a lot of teacher cards, and this cutting plate called Alphabet Soup and stamp set called Apple of My Eye are just fantastic!!

I die cut the Alphabet Soup several times and glued them up in a stack to create caverns to add the shaker bits. I used some glitters and it made a fun and very substantial card! 🙂

I stitched around the border of the die cut before adhering it to the whole stack. For the apple, I added some darker ink to the edges to give it a little somethin’ extra. Such a great teacher card!

Next up, I made this lovely card perfect for my son to give someone at school or a family member.

If you are not into coloring much, this stamp set is for you! It makes quick work filling in the flowers with the different fills. You can align them perfectly to fill the flowers, or slightly off, like I did here. I like the non exact look. My card base is scored here, which add some texture to it overall. But goodness, the winter light is just awful and I don’t know that it comes through in this photo?

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

Mom Chicklets Card:

Teacher card:

Brimming with Love card:

These products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, April 4th,  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.

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

Have a great Tuesday!


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