Taylored Expressions: April Release!

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

My first card features the NEW Color My World stamp set. ❤

I am a forever fan of black and white and a little pop of color! As simple as it is, it always feels crisp and refreshing to me! 🙂

The sketchy feel of this map steals my LIKE, big time! 🙂 And how perfect is this sentiment? I could give this to so many people! ❤

Next up, I have a sweet little number that can be used for so many occasions! I wanted to see if I could make it ultra versatile and I think I did just that. Maybe not so much for a man’s birthday, persay, but so many other occasions!

I love that Heather created these patterns larger than the banners, so you can stamp them and cut them so much easier than if you had to line up the patterns with the banner shape. Delightful in so many ways!! 🙂

I added a little Toffee strip and stitched all the banners on together. Again, a different color combo for me overall. Just love experimenting with color combos! It’s often the ones I think are going to be not-so-great that are my faves! 😉

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

You Make the World card:


Celebrate card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for 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!! 😉

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

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

Today, I am sharing two cards –the first is showcasing the forthcoming World Map Background and Hand Lettered Baby. These baby sentiments are just the sweetest in the set.

For this card, I white heat embossed the map on watercolor paper and then added watercolor using Distress Inks. It was slightly tedious to create, but sometimes I also find that oddly therapeutic. ❤

I die cut the vellum, added some score lines and then white heat embossed the sentiment on top. I thought it turned out great! I was thinking it wouldn’t. ha!  🙂

Next up, I had fun creating this simple card set using the new Grid Background along with the previously released Buffalo Plaid background.

The Buffalo Plaid almost looks gingham like, doesn’t it? And the Hello is from the Hand Lettered Baby set! I just masked it off and used just the *Hello*. It’s so fun to rethink your supplies! 🙂

I wanted to try a bunch of different color combos, so I did just that!

These combos are different choices for me, and I ❤ !

The wanted a background border, but didn’t want to add more bulk so I embossed the Petite Rectangle Scallop die. Yeah for more of stretching supplies in different directions!

I’m looking forward to popping some Hellos in the mail! ❤

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

Welcome to the World card:


Hello cards:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow 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 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 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!

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Hello! Are you ready for Taylored Expressions new April Release?! Hooray!! 🙂

This first card features the new Folksy Flowers die and the previously released Folk Art Phrases. If this card doesn’t scream Spring, I’m not sure what does!! 🙂 The Scandinavian inspired products always call my name–I love the simplicity and sweetness.

l decided I would die cut and inlay everything on this card front. A little bit crazy when I got to all the little dots!  Ha! I probably could have just stuck with the larger bits, but in the end, it is lovely. 🙂

Isn’t that sentiment font so sweet with all the little detail in it? So fun and different! I finished everything off with some stitching and white dots. I went dotty! 🙂

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

You can check out all these products, make your lists and then purchase them Thursday, 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!

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Challenge Team’s projects. They are all so talented! 🙂 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! May!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday May products to be available HERE!

Today, I am sharing a different kind of card for me. For this card, I used the new puntastic Hanna the Horse stamp set. I’m not sure how this card happened, because this is not in my usual forte of styles, but here it is:

Kinda fun to try something different. I think? LOL! I do like using all those patterned papers I have collected over the years.

I think this sentiment is a riot!! 🙂

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. I always enjoy seeing what everyone made!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW May products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday: May Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new release! Is there anything better than new polymer and steel? 🙂

I love a good pun, and this new manly set, What a Guy, does not disappoint. It is so perfect in this regard, I can’t stand it. 🙂 Plus this set is so stinkin’ great for making cards for the men in my family!  (There are coordinating dies too– HERE.) (Links will work once the release goes live on May 1st.)

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via those links on May 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s work to link to. 🙂

**I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for another preview!**

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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April Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s April Release Countdown! This is a fun smile to drop in the mail. 🙂

Today, I am sharing the new Animal House set called Parker & Penny Pig Clear StampsThere are coordinating dies available for them HERE too! (These links will work when the products are available tomorrow, April 1st!)

How funny is that? This also uses a new sentiment from the Planner set releasing tomorrow called Planner Beauty. I thought the little pig wanted to treat himself. 🙂

For this card, I simply stamped and colored these images with Copic Markers, added some splats and some simple stitching. All simple, once I discarded two other goes, trying to paper piece the pigs, etc. Haaaaa! Oh, the process is what makes it all fun. 🙂

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, April 1st! 🙂

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there and see those fun new goodies too!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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