New Simple Strips and Mini Strips!

Welcome to a very fun release day over at Taylored Expressions! ๐Ÿ™‚ The new release is available at Taylored Expressions today! ๐Ÿ™‚

This release was clearly made just for me! haaa! Not really, but I do love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ All the snark just makes me laugh. And who doesn’t need that about now?

For the first one, I used Love from Max and Millie along with the New Simple Strips- Snarky. Max is so perfect for this sentiment! He is sooooo thrilled with people.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the Rough Draft Background for the little panel along with the Notebook Paper die. The Grass Stencil created the perfect base for Max to sit on. The heart antennae though–tooooo funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I busted out the Mythical Grumplings to use thisย  Sentiment. I cannot tell you how perfect this is for a few of my friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh that Angry Unicorn is so so not into it. โค I cut the strips for this one with the Asymmetrical Die.

Last up, I thought it would be fun to use one of the Hot Flash Grumplings to express the struggle. This sentiment is from the new Fun & Funny Mini Strips and I love that little set, right along with the SS Snarky. ๐Ÿ™‚

I always laugh when these little funny sentiments are paired with sweet colors and flowers. So I used the Floral Fields Background tone on tone here, blending on colors with theย  Masking Stencil-Square as my guide.

To finish it off, I added some stitching, some bits and some score lines. I love the silliness of the whole scene and can’t wait to mail this one! โค

I hope you find yourself laughing as you read all the new sentiments available. I had to stamp and die cut them in bulk, right out of the gate because I knew I’d be using them often. AND I even put them in the Simple Strips Storage Container straightaway so I could find them easily. Who am I? Ha! Each one I read, I really just laugh out loud. I can’t wait to use them ALL! โค

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

Max Doneย Card:


Angry Unicornย Card:

Chickย Card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

There is also a release of NEW Sticker Labels for the Mini Strips collection! And there is a ย special promotion that includes 15% off all Mini Strips stamps* (*excluding the new Fun & Funny).

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย Have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Gift Giving Tags

Happy Holidays! Today, I am popping in to share some fun tags–perfect timing for the last minute gift giving preparations!. from Taylored Expressions. There are a couple here at the end that are super simple to create en mass!

First up, we have a fave with cutie little Gus & Gertie! This one is my fave….shhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

I used my TE Pastel Blender Brushesย with theย  Cable Knit stencil, using Mint Julep and Cupcake Inks and then added these little cuties!ย  Love how this turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have this tag that is perfect for our mailman! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just tucked a cup of coffee in there and viola! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the Jolly Holly Background on Toffee. Using the Sugarcube ink for the outline, I โค how it turned out. I added some Stickles to the tag for shimmer and glimmer, using a previous TE Freebie Gift die. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope he likes it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and I used a smidge of vellum with some stitching too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, I have these super simple and quick tags! These are great if you need a handful quick today. I used the Backstory Christmas Background to create a chalkboard like look. Then I die cut the On Dasher, On Dancer from the TE Glitter Cardstock. I don’t think this pics are doing them justice, but adding them to a packages already, they look fun and festive. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gus & Gertie Tag:


Thanks Gift Tag:

Reindeer Gift Tag:


All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blogย full of continued inspiration too!

To those who celebrate, Have a VERY Merry Christmas tomorrow! Happy wrapping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Handmade Cards

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all of you! Today I am here sharing a handful of Taylored Expressions cards. These are all previously released products fromย  Taylored Expressions, so you can find them over there today and anytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first one is fun and the second set are those cards that we wish we didn’t need, but that are so very important to send.

First up is this little cutie! This is a Fluffy Friends – Holiday cutie along with the Backstory – Christmas Background, Mini Strips – Holiday, and the base of Masking Stencils – Hexagons. I thought this would be fun with a rainbow background!

The background is easy to create putting on all the inks on the stamp at once and using a MISTI to press fairly heavy handed over the stencil. I think I had a good impression straightaway, but if you do reink, just be sure not to cross contaminate your ink pads. ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored him with Copic Markers and add the sentiment from the Mini Strips-Holiday to finish it all off! I don’t make Christmas cards to send out to everyone. (I relieved myself of that task several years ago after going cookoo and not enjoying it!) but I do send handmade Thank You cards if I can. โค

Next up, I have a set of Sympathy cards. I thought the New Leaf Stencil would create a lovely background for these important sentiments from the Handlettered Sympathy set with coordinating dies called Handlettered Sympathy Dies.

It should be noted I used my Lavender Glaze brush for the first time on this card. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This stencil lends itself to a soft blend of colors, and I took full advantage of that.

I decided I needed to replenish my Sympathy cards and with the TE stencils, the New Blending Brushes and a plethora of inks, these come together fairly swiftly.

I also used the Rectangle Masking Stencil to keep it all contained within a framework.

To finish them all off, I added some ink splatters and simple stitching. The secret is to go very lightly with the splatters, especially on these heartfelt cards.

The TE ink blends are always delightful, working together flawlessly. โค

This Peaches n Cream one might be my favorite.

I hope these bring a small moment of comfort to their recipients.

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

Thanks Snow Much card:


Sympathy cards:


If I don’t get to another post before, Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating in the US! Stay safe, stay well and take a nap! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions

It feels like we just celebrated the Autumn release, but as you know, the holidays come in hot and fast and before you know it, we have no cards made! You’re in luck because today we are celebrating the new (and available!) Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions today, October 6th! It’s the biggest release! Over 40 new products!! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up,ย  I thought I’d get the party started with a little HO HO HO! ๐Ÿ™‚ This card features the new Candy Cane Stripe Stencil along with the new Fill in the Blank & St. Nick Cling & Clear Combo. I always love the sets with the multiples (snowmen, pumpkins, and now Santas!) and this fun Candy Cane Stripe Stencil is a fast fave! ๐Ÿ™‚

These little cuties and their faces! Gah! So cute! This worked out really well for a Mini Slim card. I also used the 1″ TE Masking Stripe Stencil.

Next up, always a favorite: Big Grumpy Christmas!

Silent Night…Good. haaaaaaa!!!! I so feel this Big Grumpy. Especially when my son was younger. I just really wanted to sleep through the night. So. Bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Funny enough, I kept moving all these images around and low and behold, unbeknownst to me, I ended up with mittens in my cocoa! Oooops!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shhhhh. For the background, I used the previously released Twinkling Lights Embossing Folder. Big Grumpy gets me. โค

Next up, let’s switch it up to some retro Christmas fun, shall we? This is new Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencils. This one is fun and makes me think of the ornaments from when I was a kid.

A totally different color pallete for me, which I am always a little proud of–stretching those color muscles. I love the font in the Add On set–the retroness–soooooo fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

These would be easy to make a bunch of fairly quickly. And we all know that we need this ability come the Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have another one of my faves: Gus & Gertie! This time, they are on a Gus and Gertie Holiday Adventure!

So stinkin’ cute! I thought a shaker would be fun! So I added allllll the things! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also embossed the background with the Cross stitch Embossing folder. This embossing folder is always a go to for any wintery card. ๐Ÿ™‚

I tied a little silver thread to the banner so Gertie could pull it along! This is a fun one in person because is super cute and well, shaker. โค

Next up, let’s revisit the cutie Santas, shall we? The St. Nick Cling & Clear Combo creates all these little Santa heads, so you can just go on creating and creating, 1-2-3! I used the stencil in the background. It’s intended to fit between the Santa Heads if you stamp them all on a panel, but I thought I’d mix it up a bit and use it on the background several times over.

I added a few of the TE Clear Bits and boom! Done. (If you’re on the fence, the clear bits are a must!)

And last, but definitely not least, I used Tag Team Christmas set to create these fun tags. I can never have enough.

This year, I added some stars from the Starry Background cutting plate and stamped them with the patterns in the set. The patterns fit perfectly!

I went with a green and pinks color palette, throwing in a little Sprinkles for fun! I can’t wait to use all these. They crack me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

HO HO HO card:


Big Grumpy Silent Night:


Baubles card:


Gus & Gertie card:

Santa Merry & Bright card:

Tags:


All these products are available Today, October 6th over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, here’s the scoop: Through October 11th, the Beautiful Baubles Bundle (Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencil + Beautiful Baubles Add-ons) will be $30 as a bundle! Don’t wait!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Happy Holiday card making season! Enjoy it! โค

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Hey There Kit Release!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we are having some big fun celebrating the Hey There Kit Releaseย from Taylored Expressions! This kit is available over at Taylored Expressions NOW, September 29th!

Let’s jump right into a card, shall we?! I thought this first one would be a bright ray of sunshine to receive in the mail . ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey There!

Next up, I thought I’d have some fun with the delightful inside greetings. I used the Dotted Ray Stencil to create a ray of rainbow dots. It turned out so fun and it was pretty easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

For the background, I just strategically used the Hey There Sunshineย  stencil to create a full array of rays. Does that even make sense? Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

And how about a Mini Slim card? This one turned out fun with a bit of a retro vibe. The stencil blocking is super quick and sooooooo easy to do, but what a cool effect it creates–right? Gah–soooo fun!

I went back and added some stitching to all the letters afterwards. Once I started that, I had to do them all. Haaaaa! Took a little bit of time, but it’s a fairly safe gamble with all block letters that are straight. But I still hold my breath, since basically the card is done before I add the stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

It might have ended up to be one of my favorite cards of the bunch.

I thought I’d mix it up a bit with a HEY HEY HEY card– and worked out swimmingly. Basically, I stamped the Hey part and then did this totally 80’s color combo with the stencil. Adding these black strips helps conceal the die cut edge below. You can trim that down pretty straight and tight, but this little strip made it more of a clean look.

This makes me want to get out my hair crimper and my leg warmers. โค

Lastly, I’m sharing a card that I’m still not sure I like–haaaaa! I think its because the pen lines aren’t super duper straight. They aren’t meant to be of course, but it goes against the clean hard line vibes of the set.

However, I do love that sentiment of a big squeeze! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this new kit would be fabulous to take along somewhere if you want to craft on the go! A couple of blender brushes, a few ink cubes and BAM–you’re in business! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just don’t forget your address book.

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

Hey There Raysย Card:


Big Hugsย Card:


Hey There Mini Slim Card:


HEY HEY HEYย Card:


Squeeze Card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Hereโ€™s everything included theย Hey There Kitย โ€“ which retails for $70:

  • Hey There Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Hey There Shadow die
  • Hey There Sunshine stencil
  • Dotty Ray stencil
  • Good Vibes stamp set
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team and Guests! โค

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย Have fun with this new kit! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Fall Release from Taylored Expressions

Happy FALL! Oooooohhhh it is so my favorite for all the reasons–except Pumpkin Spice. I don’t do Pumpkins Spice. haaaaa! I am happy for those that do though–THIS is your time! But I digress ๐Ÿ™‚ This release, albeit a bit smaller, is definitely a fave because I just love making Fall cards. The colors are always so warm and cozy to me.

All these new products are available from Taylored Expressions today, September 22nd!

First up, I have this card using the new Modern Tree–which I absolutely โค ! I can’t wait to make more cards with this for so many occasions. I think it is extremely versatile. Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy….and of course, FALL! Like I did below. ahhhhh!

For this I first cut out a panel with the Mini Slim Petite Scallop die. Then, I stamped the tree stem in Chocolate Truffle on the two angles and then did all the other colors (Mulled Wine, Sweet Potato and Honey) with the Layering Stencil.

I added some stitching, the twine and then this sweet sentiment from the Handlettered Thanksgiving set. I wish I had made a bunch of these all at once. How many times have I said that? ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I made this fun little Pumpkin Pouch! This little felt number arrives all cut out and ready for you to make. It doesn’t get any easier than this, my friends. I think these would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table this year.ย  You could make little tags/placecards for each guest and it would then act as a sweet little gift too.

For this tag I used the previously released Apple Stacklets and the new Tag Team-Thanksgiving set. I used several different ink colors and all the little leaf stamps. So fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Also, here’s the inside scoop: The promo this week, September 22-27–while supplies last, will be $5 off the Modern Tree Stamp & Stencil Combo (reg. priced at $35).ย 

Give Thanks card:


Pumpkin Pouch:


All these products are available Today, September 22nd over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Happy Fall–enjoy it while it lasts–It is always too fast!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Happy Birthday, Taylored Expressions!

Today is the day to celebrate Taylored Expresssions Birthday!! Hooray!! Happy Birthday TE! Happy Dozen!! ๐Ÿฅณ

All these new partytastic products are available from Taylored Expressions today, September 8th! Yay!

First up, I have a sweet little birthday card featuring the new Millie’s Birthday Bash. How cute is Millie in this new set, sneaking some cake?!

Eeeep! I colored her with Copics and die cut her out. I used the sentiments from Millie’s Birthday Bash and from Tag Team Birthday.

I added allllll the shaker bits too, to make it a REAL party and stamped all the festive little images from the Tag Team Birthday in lots of colors on the back of the shaker window space. I created this window with the previously released Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Square. It worked out well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I made a fun party card using the new Bokeh Stencil Background. This stencil has so many fun things ahead! Lots of possibilities. I also used the Building Blocks – Happy Additions. The Building Blocks are so fantastic to just use for EVERYTHING!!

For this Bokeh, I did the first layer in Sugar Cube and that creates sort of a base for effect when you blend color over top. It’s pretty cool in person. ๐Ÿ™‚ At the end, I blended Salt Water Taffy over the top of that, and it just sort of brought out a little more pop. It is definitely not apparent in the photos, but thought I’d mention.

The Happy is stamped in an ombre effect, using the two colored inks. The TE inks always play nicely for this technique! Give it a try if you haven’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next, I have this sweet little birthday card with these awesome sentiments from Tag Team Birthday all stamped to create the background. I did this free style with an acrylic block and just eyeballing it. I can’t say if I’d ever get this good of a result ever again using his technique, but this block font in the Tag Team Birthday lends itself nicely to making it happen! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used these new little critters from the Life of the Party set. I created the windows with some vellum, Sugar Cube, On the Dot-Mini Slim Stencil and the Stitched Circle Stacklets. They turned out fun and I hope I remember to do this again! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored the cute critters with Copic Markers.

For this next card, I used the new Candles Layering Stencil and the sentiment from Counting Candles Add-Ons. I love that this could be used so quickly to make cards in bulk! I actually should really be doing that ASAP! ๐Ÿ™‚ The easy layers of the stencils make it so fun to see the quick results.

The layering stencils include the festive stars that can all be added in yet another color– Go Crazy! Mix it up! I kept mine pretty tame though–haaaa! ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday cards is something you can never have too many of! So to enjoy making them is key! I love to color, but sometimes you just need a stack of cards ready to pull from. These are them–Ba Bam! :

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

Millie’s Birthday card:

Happy Card:

Tag Team Birthday Card:

Counting Candles:


All these products are available Today, September 8th over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Happy Birthday to Taylored Expressions–here’s to many more candles ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Halloween!

Are you in the mood to get the Autumn things out? While I am holding on to Summer this year more than ever, but I am ALWAYS ready for Fall. It’s my favorite! On that note, today I’m here with fun Halloween goodness from Taylored Expressions! I love seeing all the Halloween cards the TE Creative Team made, so be sure to check them out over on the TE Blog with links to their blogs too!

These are all available from Taylored Expressions today, August 25th! Yay!

First up, of course, always a fave, Big Grumpy…and he’s all dressed up for Halloween with Big Grumpy Halloween!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This sentiment though! haaaaaaa!!!! Did you see the little graphic up there at the top of this post? That’s Melody’s super cute card. Another funny sentiment. ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored everything with Copic Markers and die cut them out before. I blended a mix of violets and purples (gasp) over a panel using the TE Rectangle Masking Stencil. Keeping the stencil on, I stamped adding to the previously released background Bare Trees Background. It turned out pretty spooky if I do say! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have this fun little pumpkin banner card made with the new Pumpkin Patch stamp + die set. This is a full background stamp you can stamp and then add all the stems and cute faces to. You can also die cut out the individual pumpkins, which I love!

I added them each to the Pennant Stacklets die cuts that I stamped with Sugar Cube on the new Linen Background stamp ( โค ). I created the background for this panel with the new Mini Slim Spider Web stencil in Toffee and of course, the TE Rectangle Masking Stencil.

The sentiment on this card is the Mini Strips-Halloween cut out with the Mini Strips Die. These little pumpkins come about 1-2-3 with this quick stamping system! For more fall related projects, you don’t need to stamp the faces if you choose not to. Love these each time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next, I have this sweet little Mini Slim card featuring the new uber cute set Spooktacular and Spooktacular Dies. I love the little stamp sets from Much Sketch every time–adorable!

I couldn’t decide which image to use first and then I ended up using two of the adorable ghosts that I colored with Copic Markers. Again, I used the Mini Slim Spiderweb Stencil to create this background with Lavender Glaze ink and the TE Blending Brushes. I also used the previously released Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Square and the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets.

This is the inside. I just had to be sure I oriented the spider webs correctly. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s a little party on the inside of the card too then! ๐Ÿ™‚

The sentiments are from the Pennant Parade – Halloween. I so love those fonts! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, I thought I’d share these sweet little pumpkin treat holders using the new TE Project Kit – Pumpkin Candy Capsule! I am so excited about using these for Halloween. Treat containers are always super fun and these are SO quick, easy and super fun to make. I want to make more! ๐Ÿ™‚

You just stick on the little faces and rub them on. They rub on and adhere beautifully! I highly recommend. ๐Ÿ™‚ The you add the cute cork topper stems with the sweet felt leaves… a wee bit of twine if you’d like and voila! Adorable!

Don’t forget the candy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also decided I needed an acorn, so I covered one of the container toppers with brown microbeads using decoupage glue. I might find microbeads all over for a little while….shhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gah–I do love Halloween treats! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Oh and also, there’s this fun little package deal:

Big Grumpy Halloween card:

Pumpkin Bannerย Card:

Boo Mini Slimย Card:

Pumpkin Treats:

All these products are available today, August 25th over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Trick or treat! In August! Have fun making sweet or spooky Halloween cards! I say the more cards we can make and send this year, the better! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Mini Slims!

Hello and Happy Monday to you all! Today, I’m backย  with some new SUPER FUN stuff from Taylored Expressions! I am definitely excited about this new size card to use. It’s in the slim line idea, but on a smaller scale–MINI SLIMS–one that speaks my language! Hooray! โค

These are available from Taylored Expressions tomorrow, August 18th! Let’s get this party started!

First up, I made this sweet little Tri-fold card. You can purchase the Tri-Fold cards pre-cut and folded from TE, which Iย  recommend doing. All the folds are then accurate and ready to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

There is also this super handy and essential little pack of goodies: Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies – Square. The templates make centering and squaring up this die cut window a breeze! (They also create great masks!) Everything is thought of for you. This card is then THREE layers of Birthday fun! I also used the new Mini Slim Stencil – On the Dot, which is clearly a fast fave, because you’ll see it on a couple projects here today and more in the future. Wink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Celebrating YOU! I thought it would be fun to layer all the different colors with the Mini Slim Stencil – On the Dot too! It’s a nice simple intro into this card layout. Be sure to check out the rest of the TE Creative Team for their awesome cards though–good gosh! They are amazing and will make you go ahhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, I used the cute patootie little Max & Millie stamp set colored with Copic Markers. ๐Ÿ™‚

I created a little paper bow with some Cupcake Cardstock too. It was totally random, but fun to do! โค

Next up, I have this sweet little love note card using the new Mini Slim Windows stencils. Here’s an example with the Circle one.

This little yeti from Mythical Grumplings is a crack up, right? Gah–he kills me! ๐Ÿ™‚ This also has the new Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets which I was so happy came outย  with this release too–because I may or may not use it on almost all my cards….shhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

I just did a little double stenciling with some Cupcake ink. I can’t wait to send this one. โค

Next up, I used the Mini Slim Windows stencils, using the Square one this time. I shifted this stencils and flip flopped the inks to create this overlaid effect with the stencil/inks. I โค how it turned out and I can’t wait to do this again. The card is flat (great for mailing) and relatively simple, but the layers of ink add an interesting effect.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I also then just left the square stencil on to stamp the flowers from the Spring Stemsย set, creating a silhouette feel.ย  I finished this card off with a sentiment from the Simple Strips-Sympathy.

This card also used the new Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets and the new Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets. They layer up beautifully! ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, I had some fun creating this unicorn/pegasus card with the Dreamer set.ย  I thought it would be fun to try the reverse of the Circle stencil from the Mini Slim Windows stencils to create a space to stamp and color these little cuties. The little circles come with the stencil and I just kept them on there with some temporary adhesive.

I combined this with the new Mini Slim Zig Zag Stencil and again (shocker!), the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets. It’s a fun card for sure and I already mailed it to a friend! Wow! โค

This NEW TE Mini Slim size is fun and refreshing to work with. The envelopes to coordinate with them make them all that much sweeter too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Max & Millie Birthday card:

I Really Myth You Card:


Loving Thoughtsย Card:

Dreamerย Card:


All these products are available Tomorrow, August 18th over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Have fun with this new size and enjoy some perks as you get the envelopes and such!

Tomorrow through Sunday, August 23rd, the more you purchase of the new Mini Slim Trim-fold Card Bases and/or Mini Slim Envelopes the more you save!

  • Buy 3-5 Trifold Card Bases or Envelopes, save 10% on each
  • Buy 6-8ย Trifold Card Bases or Envelopes, save 15% on each
  • Buy 9+ย Trifold Card Bases or Envelopes, save 20% on each

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Crafty Simple Strips!

Oh it’s an exciting Saturday in TE Land! There is a fun new collaboration with Taylored Expressions and Brutus Monroe–and the result is a new set of SUPER fun Simple Strips-Crafty! Ba-Bam!

These are available from Taylored Expressions NOW, August 15th! I am super excited about these new Simple Strips-Crafty, and I’m guessing I’m not alone? ๐Ÿ™‚

For my cards, I used not only the New Simple Strips-Crafty, but I also used the new background stamp, Art from the Heart,  that is FREE with purchase of $100 or more. Psssst, there is the new Simple Strips Storage, so it’s a good month!

Sending you Handmade Hugs! Gah–love this with the Crafty Friends sentiment too. I colored this background with Copic Markers. I didn’t think I’d actually do that ever, but here it is. Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I used the From My Craft Room to Yours…. so sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the Toffee with the little pops of red! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also enjoy this little cutie Crafty Grumpling on the next card, paired with the Cutting Edge- Crafty! Love those little details for a crafty card โค

He crafts so hard, he sweats glitter! Well, I know I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, I have a fun rainbow background with one of my favorite Simple Strips-Crafty sentiments– I used my good paper for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean, because we alllll know, we aren’t using our favorite piece on any random person, that’s for sure! โค

This one was pretty quick and easy, so you could make a few lickety split and send out to those crafty friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, a little note that there is a new storage system to sort and store all your Simple Strips Storage and crafty supplies! AND a new little storage tower and carrying case! You can find all those HERE on the Taylored Expressions website. Here’s a couple quick photos too….Just to help explain the happy!

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

Handmade Hugs card:

Toffee Card:


Crafty Grumpling Card:


Rainbow Ombre Background Card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

I hope you are as excited as me to use this new Simple Strips- Crafty! So fun with all the different fonts…now I just need to organize them in a SS container. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful weekend, crafty friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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