Taylored Expressions: Dad and More!

There is a new release over at  Taylored Expressions today to celebrate Dads and so much more! 🙂

On both my cards today, I used the new Argyle Stamp and Stencil Combo. Please note, I did not do it the traditional way of Argyle for these cards (as the set is built for) –I went rogue! BUT you should know that it is super quick and super easy to do it the traditional way. (Is that right? Or should I just say, make Argyle. Because Argyle is Argyle. ha!! 😂)

There are new Simple Strips in town too! These new ones are from the Man Myth Legend Simple Strips stamp. I love how this color combo came together and I actually enjoy the hodge podge of Argyle pattern here, but check out the TE Team’s projects because they all did it the “right way”.  😉

I also wanted to use the new Diamond Piercing Plate, so I add that goodness on here too! I used Blueberry, Dijon, and Confetti Cake for the color fills and Mushroom for the pattern.

Next up, I went even MORE rogue! I used practically every color in the Taylored Expressions palette–haaaa! Please see my links below to see what colors I used and try to pick out the ones I didn’t use! I’ll get you started… I did not use Toffee, but don’t tell Heather Nichols. 🙂

I just kept shifting the stencils and then doing a row at a time in each color. I’m still not entirely sure I love this card, but I also don’t hate it, so I guess that is something. 😉

I used the Framed Script-Hello die–I die cut it a few times to give it some oomph too and backed it with some Earl Grey cardstock to make it pop more.

I am looking forward to making Father’s Day cards using the Argyle in the traditional way, or the proper way, if you will. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

And here’s the scoop:

Right now, through Sunday, May 16th (or while supplies last), You can get the Argyle Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Argyle Stamp & Stencil Combo set and Diamonds Piercing Plate. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, May 16th.


Dad Birthday Card:

Hello Argyle Card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more manly crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Get ready to celebrate all the Dads!

Take care 🙂


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One TE Product, Three Ways

Good Morning–I hope you are having a great week! We are dealing with the time change and the mornings are now dark again, which is rough. 🙂

Anywho–I’m here today to share a few Taylored Expressions cards! Our Design Team challenge was to pick something and use it Three Ways–So naturally, I chose the Christmas Tree Stacklets. Haaaaa!

This first one might be my favorite, because I love to rainbow everything! It’s usually a big win in my book! And I love geometric cards, so this card checks all the boxes!

The Triangles all came together flawlessly and then I die cut the whole thing with the Petite Scalloped frame, before adding the *Hello* die cut and stitching. ❤

Next up, this card showcases the Stacklets as windows! I love these little cuties poking out of them!

I foiled the background of this panel. If you have ever tried photographing a foiled card, you know how tricky it can be! But I did the best I could to get a decent photo and I just smile at the fun of the whole thing! It feels very *Go Team*!

Last, but most certainly not least, I used the whole stacklet die to cut out triangles before mixing them up and piecing them allllll back together.

I thought I’d mix it up with a little funky color combo and using Blue Corn vs. Oreo. I love the Blue Corn color, so I try to sneak that in as an Oreo substitute whenever I can. 😉

I added some stitching to finish this card off, and I just love how it turned out! 🙂 I did forget to glue the little tittle about the *i* on though….shhhhh 🙂

I hope you enjoy these ideas to rethink all the supplies you have in your stash! As you can see, you’d never really connect Christmas to this die set, seeing these cards! I’m a huge fan of stretching our supplies, and I loved creating these three cards!

Check out the my supplies below and the Taylored Expressions  Blog HERE, as I know they are sharing lots of projects with this Three Way idea! The TE Design Crew is amazing! 🙂

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

Rainbow Graphic Card:

Critter HOLA Card:

Kindness Card:

Also, don’t forget to check out the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by–take care,

Jill 🙂

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Taylored Expressions Release Week! Day 1

Hello! Welcome to my first release post for Taylored Expressions! Oh Happy Day!! I am so excited to share the projects I have worked on this week. Hopefully you find some inspiration of your own for the amazing TE Creative Team too! 🙂

For these first cards, I used the new Framed Script Hello. I also had fun using the new colors of cardstock: Fruit Punch, Gumball and Mushroom! I actually love them all together. It creates a fun combo.

I just cut up a bunch of cardstock strips and glued them to some paper. Then I die cut through them, saving all the pieces to enable making TWO cards! Whoohoooo! 🙂

After inlaying/gluing all the pieces in some scored cardstock, I added some stitching to finish them off.

I just love how these turned out!

The next card I made with the new Hearts in Bloom Background. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but in the end, I enjoy the more refined stamp with the funny little sentiment from Sarcasti-chick’s Winter Closet. Cracks me up! 🙂

I stamped these with Oreo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. To finish it off, I added some stitching.

I also used the Petite Scalloped Square Stacklets. They are square, obviously, but I just partially die cut the panel and then cut the other end. It’s a great way to stretch your dies!

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

Hello Cards:

Better Friend card:

You can check out all these products, make your lists and then purchase them Thursday morning, December 6 at 9 AM CST.

Also, 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! And Big Thanks to Taylor and her fantastic Team for having me along for the ride! I’m looking forward to all the creative making ahead!! See you back here tomorrow!🙂


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