TE, Season of Crafting: Stencils!

I’m back again as the fun continues over at   Taylored Expressions, celebrating the Season of Crafting! Today, I am sharing one Stencils! AND STENCILS are 40% off TODAY only! This is a SALE–be sure you snag them early because the sale is only for today. 🙂

Taylored Expressions has a PLETHORA of Stencils to choose from and the best parts to me are their versatility, they are affordable and super easy to store. Big fan. Win win win!

For this card I used Mini Slim Candy Cane Stripe stencil. I also used the stamps: Handlettered Holiday 2 (and dies) and Fluffy Friends Holiday (and dies).

I threw some sparkly TE Pearl and Cookie Monster Glitter down there on the bottom to create a snow drift and some chaos, which seems fitting for this little guy. I colored him in with Copic Markers. For the sentiment from Handlettered Holiday 2, I sort of did a gray ombre with Mushroom, Earl Gray and Poppyseed.  Something different. I layered two sets of Lollipop cardstock below it to give it a little oomph off the card base. 🙂

I blended the stencil on twice. Once with Cupcake and shifted it to blend on Mint Julep.

This little guy cracks me up. I can feel his pain. 🙂

All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions

Here’s the TE scoop:

40% off on STENCILS today only! Don’t delay!

Mini Slim Stencil Card:

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

Thank you for stopping by!


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Taylored Expressions: October Release!

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

My first card today is one of my definite favorite cards of this release. Which makes me laugh because in the end, it is so simple! But I ❤ that! This features the new Fluffy Friends stamp set. How cute is this little critter?And his friends in the set: Gah!!  🙂

I simply stamped, colored with Copics and die cut him out. Adding him to an embossed panel with embossed sentiment and stitching. The sentiment is from the new Fluffy FriendsHoliday too!

Just so cute! 🙂

Next up, I have my favorite iconic “thing” for the holidays: Christmas Lights! This background stamp is called Bright Lights Background. This includes a new sentient from the Handlettered Holiday 2 set and coordinating die. 😉

This is awesome because you don’t color in the lights (Unless you want to, of course.) You just stamp the little stamp fillers in to fill the lights from your ink pads! SOOO fast! I added a little darker ink on the sides after for effect.  🙂

And this sentiment rocks from the Handlettered Christmas 2 set, all die cut out!

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

Nailed It card:

Tangle card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for this 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 and happy holiday card making! Get out the holiday playlist!! 😉


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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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