Christmas Release- It’s here! From Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today –and it’s the big one– The Christmas Release! Be sure to check out allllllll the products on the Taylored Expressions website, alllllllllllll the projects on the Creative Team’s blogs AND all the fun promos going on. Phew! Merry Christmas indeed! 🙂

First up, the new Triple Slim Layering Stencils – Holly Holiday. There are accompanying Foil It – Triple Slim – Holly Holiday (but I did not use those today). I love the foil it panels–they look cool, add a little extra something and take out one little tiny step if you are making a lot of cards. Anywho–on with my cards!

I chose to go with a bit of a different color scheme for my cards–It’s Peaches n Cream, Sweet Potato, Poblano Pepper, Mint Julep and Spearmint. I was a little apprehensive, wondering if these would be a fail as Holiday cards, but in the end, I quite like it! Something different and yet still festive!

I used the Mini Slim Stitched Stacklets and Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets to add a little sweetness to each card as well.

A few paint splatters to give a little somethin somethin to each card before I added the stitching to each and finish them off. 🙂

Oh this sweet little winter bird! The sentiment set I used on all three cards is called Merriest Christmas and it has the coordinating dies too! 🙂

Next up, we have the Thrill of Hope stamp. And here’s the scoop on that one:

In addition to the product bundles, we are offering an exclusive holiday freebie that you can only earn during this release week:

Right now through Sunday, October 2nd, you can earn the A Thrill of Hope stamp set with a purchase of $100 or more. The stamp set features a pine bough frame with a pop-out Christmas sentiment! Offer valid while supplies last.

And here’s my card!

This background stamp is easy to use because the sentiment pops out and you can ink that separately from the pine boughs. Makes the color inking WAY easy! I added Little Bits-Stars in Pineapple with a little sparkle on top!

With the pop out, I found it fun to do a little ombre on the sentiment itself (Rose Water, Cupcake, Strawberry Milkshake and Guava) and then I could use a few different greens on the boughs (Granny Smith, Cilantro and Sweet Basil).

Here comes the cute! This little penguin set is called Dancing in the Snow! And the best part about stamping penguins? They are mostly black and white… So a little Copic Coloring on all their accoutrements and done! 🙂

Oh they are cute! I masked off this oval using the Masking Stencils – Ovals and used Lollipop, Sprinkles and Cookie Monster. It automatically creates that purple hue too, which is a fun little perk of ink blending.

I added some Twinkles using the Twinkle Twinkle Background and some glistening snow with the glitter. Turned out fun and festive for Winter! 🙂 (The sentiment is included in the Dancing in the Snow set. 😉 )

Here’s a quick little card up next–I love these too! 🙂 This one uses the new Flap Flair Holiday and the new Endless Christmas set. The Endless Christmas is also perfect for envelopes like the Flap Flair Holiday.

I stamped the Flap Flair Holiday on the card front with a little ombre flair and then put the Endless Christmas snowman right on top. I colored him in with a little Copic marker, just to give him a little extra oomph. Finished him with a tiny little pom pom. 🙂

I might have to make a few of these into Thank You Notes at the holidays. ❤

Are you still with me? We have one more big one! This next set is created with the Create-in-Quads: Peaceful Pines and it makes rainbow trees a snap. Who doesn’t like rainbow trees in the winter?

Oh and before I forget, there are also Foil It panels to go with this set as well! Yay!

I used all the fun rainbow colors on these for sure!

These sentiments are all white heat embossed on Oreo. This sentiment set is awesome because you stamp them all and bam die cut them all too! It is called All Together Christmas.

I created all the little snow flakes with the new Happy Medium Fresh Snow and added some Pearl Glitter for a little extra flair. 🙂

These are so fun to make–think of all the color combos you can do! Love that!

Here’s the scoop from TE: (and there is a lot, so buckle up!)

There are three bundles available that include FREE coordinating envelope seals and an exclusive holiday freebie for $100+ purchases.

We have put together three different product bundles to jump start your Christmas crafting! Each bundle includes a coordinating collection of products plus FREE envelope seals. The product bundles are available through Sunday, October 2 or while supplies last. Here are the details for each bundle:

The Holly Holiday product bundle includes the Triple Slim Holly Holiday Layering Stencil set, Foil It – Mini Slim Holly Holiday panels, Cleary Crafty Signature Sentiments stamp set, Merriest Christmas stamp set, Merriest Christmas die collection, Foil It – Merriest Christmas panels, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (3 designs, package of 10).

The Peace on Earth product bundle includes the Peace on Earth Cutting Plate die, All is Calm stamp set, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

The Peaceful Pines product bundle includes the Create in Quads Peaceful Pines Layering Stencil set, Foil It – Peaceful Pines panels, Happy Medium – Fresh Snow, and FREE coordinating envelope seals (2 designs, package of 10).

And of course, the A Thrill of Hope I mentioned previously above. 🙂

I loooooooooooove all the stickers! Be cool. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Triple Slim Holly Holiday cards:


A Thrill of Hope card:


Dancing in the Snow card:

Endless Christmas card:


Peaceful Pines cards:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Happy 14th Birthday, Taylored Expressions! New Release today!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today to celebrate birthdays–including Taylored Expressions 14th Anniversary-Birthday!! Happy 14th TE!!

First up, let’s check out the new Triple Slim Layering Stencil – Celebrate AND the accompanying Foil It – Triple Slim – Celebrate. I will be ordering a couple more of these because let’s face it, I am not a good birthday card maker, and these make rockin’ cards, in bulk, in a jiffy snap! 🙂

I used the Silver Star Foil on these and I don’t know if I have ever had a better application for that particular foil than these! Soooooo fun!

These balloons! 😍

There is a die to cut out the candles too–which is awesome because you can personalize the amount of candles on your recipients card.

I feel like this one doesn’t even have to be a birthday card!

These cards were all tied up using the Mini Slim Stitched Stacklets and the Mini Slim Petite Scallop Stacklets. A birthday Tri-fecta! 🙂

Gah–love these!

Ok next up, we have one of my favorites from this release: Bun-derful Birthday Stamp (& Dies). This set is a trip–for many reasons. It starts with Taco and ends with puns. 😂

These fries are the CUTEST!! And wait til you see the others in the set.

Excercise, Nah Extra Fries! 🙂

I made a second one with this set at the last minute: Soda!

And everything is better with Googley Eyes! 🙂

I used the Rectangle Masking Stencil and blended on some inks.

Next up, the fun new Mix & Match Drip & Dots Cutting Plate along with the new Let Them Eat Cake Layering Stencil AND the Let Them Eat Cake Dies. This is a different color combo for me–lots of purples! Which is crazy… Poblano Pepper, Passion Fruit and Macaron.

I used the Easy Strips to create the background. The sentiment on this one is from the Happy Anni-Birth-Ary Stamp. I know many people can agree with this one! 🙂

A fun layered cake with stencils!

Lastly, here’s a fun one and something a little different. This is the new Get Thready Sunburst Cutting Plate. This is the definition of simple stitching–yes please!

I thought it fun to create these flowers with the floss, but you can really mix it up with bursts or  spirals, etc. etc. The die here is a very simple must have–it’s called: Bold Birthday Die along with the Bold Birthday Backer Die.

I hope you have enjoyed all the Birthday fun this week too!!

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, September 18th, purchase the Get Thready Bundle (Get Thready – Sunburst Cutting Plate die, Bold Birthday die, Bold Birthday Backer die, 4 colors of embroidery floss, 4 floss bobbins, and tapestry needle) and get access to the LIVE class on Facebook (Friday, September 23 at 7:00pm) with Taylor (If you aren’t able to attend the class live, a replay will be available to view afterwards)! In this exciting virtual class, you’ll learn how to use the Get Thready – Sunburst Cutting Plate die using all of Taylor’s tips and tricks! Get Thready Bundle available while supplies last.

Right now through Sunday, September 18th we are including a freebie Birthday Bash stamp set with every order! This cute set includes a birthday present, cupcake, balloons, party blower, and happy birthday words to create cards, tags, and more to celebrate birthdays in style! Make sure to check out the Exclusive Maker Challenge that you can participate in on our Fans of Taylored Expressions Facebook pageOffer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Triple Slim Birthday cards:


Bun-derful Fries card:


Eat Cake:


Get Thready:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with lots of Birthday-tastic inspiration from the TE Creative Team! 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Halloween Release!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it has me pining for all things Fall! Except Pumpkin Spice anything because: No. Not for me. 😂

I always enjoy the Halloween release because it is super fun, fall is my favorite and there is always lots to choose from!

My first two cards feature two of my favorite little TE Critters: Gus & Gertie! Here’s the scoop on this little set from TE:

This week only our FREE gift with any $100+ purchase is the Gus & Gertie – Halloween Stamp & Die Combo set! This adorable set features our favorite dog Gus and his buddy Gertie the bird dressed up as a bat for Halloween! The set also includes more bats and three Halloween sentiments along with dies to cut out the images. Offer valid while supplies last.

Look at little Gertie–she’s a bat!! 😂

Sooooo fun! and I used the just previously released Stitched Frame Stacklets 3 along with last year’s Full Circle-Halloween with the new TE Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Eeeeep they are so cute! These two sentiments are included in the set as well.

Next up, we have the New G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo as well as the New Ghost Gang Die & Clear Stamp Combo. Spooooooky!

How cute are THESE!!!!? I love their little smiles! EEeep! I added a few of those little ghost die cuts from the Ghost Gang and of course one with Googley Eyes! I couldn’t resist! This sentiment is from last year’s Handlettered Halloween, embossed in the new Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. 

I used Sweet Potato, Lollipop, Passion Fruit and Eggplant on this. I die cut out the panel with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. I added the Black Drip Drops on here too. This is one of those cards I had wish I made a bunch of! 🙂

Lastly, there is a NEW Create-In-Quads set for Halloween! Eeeeeeek!

This also used the new Create-in-Quads–Halloween Cauldron die and the next one uses the New Create-in-Quads–Halloween Cat. These Create in Quads stencils are the bees knees…stencil stencil boom done! Four panels. I decided to use two of them as backgrounds for the others, once I die cut them out.

I mixed up the colors per layer on the stencil. This is doable with the Bitty Blender Brushes. You can also mask off sections, but I wasn’t super careful. It didn’t bother me if the colors mixed a bit.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Right now through Sunday, August 14th, when you purchase the Boo Bundle (Boo Script + Backer die collection, G-G-G-Ghost Stamp & Stencil Combo set, and Ghost Gang Die & Clear Combo set), you will get Bits & Pieces – Halloween Stars & Sparkles FREE! It’s great bundle to jump start your Halloween crafting! Offer valid while supplies last.

Also, this week only our FREE gift with any $100+ purchase is the Gus & Gertie – Halloween Stamp & Die Combo set! This adorable set features our favorite dog Gus and his buddy Gertie the bird dressed up as a bat for Halloween! The set also includes more bats and three Halloween sentiments along with dies to cut out the images. Offer valid while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Gus & Gertie cards:


G-G-G Ghost card:


Create-in-Quads Halloween:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Graceful Ferns Kit from Taylored Expressions

Happy 02-22-22! There is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions today and it is called Graceful Ferns. This is a kit that will get a lot of use–I prefer to make these sorts of cards and have them on hand when I need to send our love.

For the first card, I used the Graceful Ferns Stamp set and the Inside Scoop-Sympathy set after using some post it take to mask off and create a blended background with the Hot Dots Stencil. I then used the coordinating die cut to cut out the fern I stamped in ombre green inks.

I need to remember to mask off more often. I do this for a few cards and then I don’t for awhile. I guess it is like that with a lot of techniques though, isn’t it?  I always love the clean crisp lines it creates and with the Hot Dots stencil laid on top after I added one round of color, it added a little subtle texture.

I used the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets to finish this off with a little stitching as well.

Next up, I kept things a little simpler stamping right over the background I created blended several inks over the Window Masking Stencil. I stamped the fern in Mushroom over the top for this one.

I kept things very simple with using the Frame in Frame 2 die and adding a few black splatters to the background.

I love that the “With Sympathy” sentiment can be die cut out so precisely and added to a card. This was just the little pop I needed for this simple card.

I had a little time to create one more card. I used Sweet Basil, PIneapple, Granny Smith and Mushroom inks to create a simple blend. Afterwards, I came back and used the Breezy stencil over top to create a very subtle texture background.

I stamped the ferns over top in Sweet Basil and added some ink splatters. I tried to make this card with no fuss, knowing I would need to replicate the design a few times again, maybe just switching up the ink colors to mix things up perhaps.

At first I wasn’t sure I liked the results, but often when you give some space between making something and looking at it again, it grows on you. Which is always a win! 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the TE scoop:

When your loved ones need you the most, you’ll be sure to have just the right card on hand with our beautiful Graceful Ferns Cardmaking Kit. Whether you need to send your condolences right away or reach out with words of encouragement and support after some time has passed, the cards you create with this kit will be perfect for sharing your heartfelt sympathy.

Our Graceful Ferns Kit comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker and includes:

  • Graceful Ferns stamp set
  • Graceful Ferns Dies
  • The Inside Scoop – Sympathy stamp set
  • Leafy Frond Die
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 1 each of Jelly Donut, Peapod, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Sweet Basil and Toffee)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)
Limited quantity available

PLEASE NOTE:
The vast majority of the individual items included in our cardmaking kits will not be available to purchase individually in the future. While we may, on rare occasions, release a kit item into our regular inventory at a later time, this will no longer be an option for the majority of the products. Instead, they will remain exclusive to the kits and may only be purchased as part of a kit while supplies last.
Since our curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, we encourage you to purchase the kits you love when they are released, as they will not be restocked once they have sold out. We intend to release a kit the last Tuesday of each month at 9am (Central), and a sneak preview will be posted on the TE Blog on the Saturday prior to the release.
To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Stay tuned for another fabulous kit next month!

Here’s some quick links to all the TE supplies I used…

Blessed Fern Card:


With Sympathy Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more Graceful Fern inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy 2.22.22!

Jill

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Oh What a Day! Kit from Taylored Expressions

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions! It’s call the Oh What a Day and it has cute critters for all the occasions! It feels like we have been without a new kit from TE for awhile, so this is extra fun!

There are sweet little critters for all the occasions in this kit. I made two cards–one for a new baby and one to say hello!

For the first card, I used the cute giraffe in the set and the sentiment from the set in the kit called Essential Sentiments. I colored the giraffe with Copic Markers and die cut him out.

For the background in his frame, I used the Dotted Diamonds stencil in the kit. The adorable little frame is called Focal Frame and it is perfectly sized for these new friends. The background is created from my stash using the Alphabet Soup cutting plate.

And do you see the cute seals in this kit? EEEK! Of course, I will need more of those too😉 .  The little gemstones are a tiny little pot that contains a billion (give or take –ha ha!) little gems in lovely shades of rainbow joy.

Next up, I decided I wanted to keep things really clean and simple–which is my comfort zone and makes creating multiple cards doable too.

I colored the cute little pup with Copic Markers again and then popped him and the Focal Frame up with foam tape. These can easily be made with all these critters!

I  used the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets for the base with a few score lines.  What makes me laugh is how long it took me to arrive at this simple design. Anyone else have this “problem” too? haaaa!

These are fun–I can’t wait to use the little llama– I’m always excited to see new critters from TE!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the TE scoop:

Grab our adorable Oh, What a Day! Cardmaking Kit and get everything you need to make handmade cards all year long! There’s a cute critter and a sweet sentiment or two for a variety of occasions, from birthdays and graduations to get well soon and thinking of you. The combinations are limitless!

Our Oh, What a Day! Kit retails for $75, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Occasional Critters stamp set
  • Occasional Critters die collection
  • Essential Sentiments clear stamp set
  • Focal Frame die
  • Dotted Diamonds stencil
  • Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 2 each of Lemon Meringue, Lollipop and Candy Corn)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)
Limited quantity available
Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) and Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones separately.

**PLEASE NOTE**:
Beginning with this kit, the vast majority of the individual items included in the kits will not be available to purchase individually in the future. While we may, on rare occasions, release a kit item into our regular inventory at a later time, this will no longer be an option for the majority of the products. Instead, they will remain exclusive to the kits and may only be purchased as part of a kit while supplies last.
As you may know, our curated cardmaking kits can sell out quickly, so if you see a kit that you love, we encourage you to purchase it when it is released as it will not be restocked once it is sold out. We intend to release a kit the last Tuesday of each month at 9am (Central), and a sneak preview will be posted on the TE Blog on the Saturday prior to the release.
To be notified of new kit releases, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re looking forward to inspiring you with 12 fabulous kits in 2022!

 

Here’s some quick links to all the TE supplies I used…

Giraffe Card:

Dog Card:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more critter inspiration from the TE Creative Team! They are SO good! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Take care 🙂

Jill

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Gel Printing from Taylored Expressions!

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions! The Gel Printing kit is AWESOME and really, really fun! If you have never tired Gel Press (like me) before, you’re going to become quickly addicted. I couldn’t stop making prints!

For all my cards, I only used the paint in the kits. You can achieve a WIDE variety of colors from just these tubes of pain, as you can see below.

This was so fun how it turned out. Be sure you relax and enjoy the process on the Gel Press. Many of us struggle with control while creating (me!) and this is not the place to worry. 🙂

Stencils ahoy! This one below is the new Willow Stencil and the one above is the new Trendy Triangles stencil.

I finished this one off the the Petite Rectangle Stacklet and some black bits.

Lastly, I used the Dizzy Daisy Stencil to really go off the rails for another fun one! It’s great to try all the things when gel pressing!

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. Hooray!

Here’s the TE scoop:

If you love the idea of printing your own patterns in a variety of colors and designs then you’re going to love what you can accomplish with our Gel Printing Kit! Gel press printing is a technique that uses a gel printing plate (a soft and sticky plate made out of a polymer material) and a medium, like acrylic paint or dye-based inks, to create artistic prints and patterns. Everything in this project kit was hand-selected by Gel Press expert Lydia Fiedler to get you started creating unique gel press backgrounds for your cards!

The Gel Printing Kit retails for $69 and includes:

  • One 5″ x 7″ Gel Press Plate
  • Five 4 oz tubes of acrylic paint (blue, magenta, yellow, pearl metallic white and titanium white)
  • 20 sheets of Gel Press Paper (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″)
  • One 4″ Soft Rubber Speedball Brayer
  • One 2 oz bottle of gel hand sanitizer (for removing paint residue from the plate)
  • A hinged Gel Press Storage Tin (7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 1″) 

Once you complete your kit purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with a link to the exclusive class video on YouTube. Watch it as often as you like and learn some great gel press printing tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

In addition to the Gel Printing Kit, we are offering a new background stamp, several new stencil designs, and packages of Gel Press Paper! You can use the new stamp and stencils with your gel press or for other paper crafting projects.

I’ll be back to update all my supply lists later! 🙂

Hello Card:

Red Hello Card:

Nope Card:

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

Thank you for stopping by!

Jill

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Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has their big Christmas Release today !!  It’s a big one filled with all things Christmas, Winter, Holidays and Festive fun! 🙂

I can’t wait to use all the things to craft my little holiday heart out. But for now, let’s get to what I have made so far, yes?

First up today, I have the new Little Critters Christmas + coordinating dies. I also used the previously released Circle and Square Window Frames.

The background is created with the Backstory Christmas Background embossed in white on Sugar Cube. It’s not very apparent in these photos (because white on white), but in person, it gives it that little extra something.

Everyone is colored with Copic Markers and the panel is cut out with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. Gah these little guys are TOO cute!!! And the best part is they can be used all winter long! Or heck, even in the summer with their friends, Little Critters! 😊

Next up, we have the super fun Trendy Tree Farm. I was pretty darn excited to get this layering stencil set. I love the modern feel of this fun set and anything with layering stencils you know is just going to fun and easy to create with! I paired this with the new Merry & Bright sentiment set + dies.

I used the following inks on the stencils: Guava, Cupcake, Peaches n Cream, Pineapple, Lemon, Mint Julep, and Blueberry.

The background is created with the previously release Twinkle Twinkle Background embossed on white using Mint Julep cardstock. I die cut the panel out with the Frame in Frame 2 die. I thought it would be fun to stamp the trees and sentiment in Blueberry to mix things up a bit. OH and also, I die cut all the Trendy Trees out with the Trendy Tree Farm Cutting Plate–boom! All at once! SCORE!

Lastly, I used the new Beautiful Baubles dies. These dies coordinate with the previously released Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencils. So now you can die cut these out and use them individually. I did just that here, creating a little bundle of ornaments.

To create this frame, I die cut Pineapple cardstock with the Mini Slim Thin Frame Cutting Plate. I used the Beautiful Baubles Add Ons for the sentiment and the little ornament topper.

In my continued effort to mix up my color pallets, I used Sweet Basil, Lollipop and Pineapple for this card. I thought it turned out fun with a little different twist! 🙂

Christmas Cards! Always a fun time of the year! 🙂

Here’s the scoop from TE:

With any purchase of new release products of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Mistletoe envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Cherry Pop, Peapod, Sugar Cube, and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase). This offer is valid through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.


Free class:
When you purchase the Create-in-Quads Mistletoe Card Class Collection (Create-in-Quads – Mistletoe Layered Stencil set, Clearly Crafty Modern Holiday Greetings stamp set, Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Sugar Cube, and Create-in-Quads Paper Pack – Toffee ) through Sunday, October 5th, you will get a free exclusive 8-card video craft along class with Taylor and Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new holiday goodies to use right away making eight (!) different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new card making tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor and Heather will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, October 3rd, or while supplies last.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below  🙂

Little Critters-Christmas card:


Trendy Tree card:


Beautiful Baubles card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with a holiday box full of inspiration from the TE Creative Team!

Thanks so much for stopping by –I hope you too enjoy turning on the Christmas Music and crafting away!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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Wheatfield Dreams from Taylored Expressions

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions! The Wheatfield Dreams kit is designed by my friend Lori Craig and it is as delightful as her previous two kits: Field Notes and Field Notes 2. This one is a nod to Lori’s home state of Kansas and it is a delight!

I started out getting super crafty with all the watercolor colors. I first embossed the new wheat stamp and then added a bunch of watercolors and blended around. I used the new Honey and Mulled Wine watercolor.

This kit has lovely sentiments in it too. I stamped this one on a small piece of torn vellum and heat embossed it before stitching it on to finish off the card.

I finished it up by die cutting with the Petite Scallop Rectangle stacklet, naturally. 🙂

Next up, I thought it would be a fun twist to do a rainbow color wave with the Burlap Background in the kit and some partial die cutting.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and layered this up to match. Now, I’m thinking I might have liked to layer it up with foam tape. Next time maybe. 🙂

I added some score lines to the card base and kept the rest fairly simple. I finished off both of these with some twine and some stitching, which I find fitting for this kit.

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. Hooray!

Here’s the TE scoop:

Here’s everything included in the Wheatfield Dreams Kit – which is available for $69:

  • Wheatfield Dreams stamp set
  • Wheatfield Dreams die collection
  • Burlap Background stamp
  • Foil It – Wheatfield
  • Mini Embossing Powder – Copper
  • 6 A2 Envelopes, 2 each of: Honey, Mulled Wine, and Sweet Basil
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

Limited quantity available. Most items are not available to purchase individually.

You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) and new TE Liquid Watercolor colors (Honey, Mulled Wine, and Sweet Basil) separately.

Watercolor Card:


Rainbow Wheat Card:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with sunflowery inspiration from the TE Creative Team! Another well done sketched stamp set, Lori! Thank you for sharing your talents for all of us to enjoy and stamp stamp stamp! 💛🌻

Thank you for stopping by! Take care 🙂

Jill

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Abstract Kit from Taylored Expressions

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions! It’s call the Abstract Kit and it has endless possibilities! There are so many different ideas and color combos I can think of with these stencils alone. Gah! 🙂

I started out using the stencils mostly with different color inks. I chose a more Fall inspired palette, mostly because I was all about the autumn colors when I made these.

I used the Frame in Frame 2 die and a combo of the stencils with the stamps to create little piles in the corners.

I love cards like these because I feel like there are endless possibilities to colors and configurations with these. This makes them fun to mass produce and super for making and gifting card sets!

The stamps are fun to add on top of each other or just as little bits here and there. These are so simple but yet they were so fun to design.

AND for the record, I used Avocado ink… and I’m not sure I have ever used Avocado before? Is that possible? ha! 🙂

I finished off both of these with some twine and some stitching. ❤

I also wanted to use the Subtle Sprigs die set  additional die cuts, Branch Out die set, you can add on to your kit.

For this card  AND the next, I also branched out (wink wink) and used the Dijon cardstock! Again, have I used this before? I really stretched my color windows for this kit. 🙂

I die cut from both the Dijon and the Sweet Potato Pie, piecing everything back in again. For the backgrounds on both my cards, I used the Shiplap Background stamped with Mushroom.

The Shiplap Background is in that must-have category for me. So versatile! I also used Plum Punch! Seriously, who am I? I clear embossed the sentiment on Vellum to make them stand out a wee bit more

And once again, I finished these off with some twine and stitching. 🙂

This kit is easily one of my faves. I know I probably say that often, but thinking about using all these graphic stamps and stencils on my other projects so easily, makes my little crafty heart sing. 🙂

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the TE scoop:

Here’s everything included in the In the Abstract Kit – which is available for $72:

  • Abstract Accents Stencil & Clear Stamp Combo set
  • Bitty Blender Brushes – set of 2
  • Subtle Sprigs die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Beautiful Soul stamp set
  • Bits & Pieces – Black Rhinestones
  • 6 A2 Envelopes: 1 each of Toffee, Poppy Seed, Sweet Basil, Avocado, Salt Water Taffy, and Oreo
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

Limited quantity available. Most items are not available to purchase individually.

Kit add-ons available to purchase separately: additional envelope seals (set of 10) and the Branch Out die collection.

Abstract Stenciled Cards:

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Abstract Die Cut Cards:


Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more abstract inspiration from the TE Creative Team! They are SOOOOO good! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Take care 🙂

Jill

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Merry Blooms Kit from Taylored Expressions–Merry Merry!

Today, there is a NEW Kit available over at  Taylored Expressions and it is VERY Merry! And very Bloomy. Is that a word? It is now. 😄! This kit is the perfect scenario if you just want to create a good stack of cards and get ahead for your holiday card mailings. It’s all there for you, you just need ink! 🙂

I decided to try out a couple different things with my cards here today.

First up, let’s talk about this card, because I think it might very well be my favorite! 🙂 It is so different from anything I have made and honestly, I’m not entirely sure how it happened. ha!

For these flowers, I used the following ink colors, blended on with TE Blending Brushes: Sea Salt, Salt Water Taffy, Confetti Cake, Potato Chip and Mushroom. I started first with the Sea Salt adding that down to create kind of a base and a good white shadow, if you will. On top of that I went very lightly with the other colors. I have seen blue poinsettias, but I am not entirely sure about them, so I gave these a white with a tinge of blue hue.

I used the stamps in the Merry Blooms Clear Stamp set to add all the details to the individual pieces. For the leaves, I inked the background stamp with a bunch of different greens and even some yellow.

The sentiment is from the Clearly Crafty Joyful Season stamp set and then I used the coordinating dies (which need to be purchased separately from the kit) to die cut it out before adhering with a couple layers of cardstock underneath.

I added this vellum frame using the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets and the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. I am digging how this turned out. It is not only full of holiday cheer, but it also says winter to me–cozy winter! The good kind of winter. 🙂

I finish everything off with some stitching and Clear Drip Drops.

Next up, I made a few tags using the Pierced Tag Stacklets and added one to the TE Clear Treat Boxes. For these I went to more of a traditional holiday red, using lots of different TE Reds and pinks. I even used Mulled Wine, which I admittedly do not use too often, so that’s always fun for me!

I white heat embossed these little sentiments on some strips of Sweet Basil cardstock. Looking forward to using these tags at the holidays for sure!

On these tags and both of my cards, I also used the Spattered Background and white heat embossed that. I like how it gives it a snowy wintery look. I could use this background on most every card, I think. ❤

Lastly, I have this card, using more of a Spearmint looking set of leaves. I also used Mint Julep. This green combo is delightful.

I added some Silver Glitter to the center of these Poinsettias. Again, I also used the Spatter Background with some Mushroom ink to add little extra bit of goodness. I used the Frame in Frame die to create this panel. I added a nest of silver thread behind the sentiment to tie into the silver glitter. So festive!

Of course, I love these envelope colors in this kit and the stickers. Always the stickers. But I’m going to need some more Dijon envelopes. How do I not have these already?

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. Here’s the TE scoop:

Here’s everything included the Merry Blooms Kit – which is available for $69:

  • Merry Blooms Stamp, Stencil, & Clear Combo set
  • Perfect Poinsettia die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Joyful Season stamp set
  • Bits & Pieces – Red Pearl & Gold Drip Drop Mix
  • 6 A2 Envelopes: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Cherry Pop, Mulled Wine, Djion, and Cilantro
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually.

You will be able to purchase additional envelope packs, envelope seals, the new Bits & Pieces – Red Pearl Drip Drops, and the Joyful Season die collection separately.

PLEASE NOTE: The Joyful Season die collection (for the sentiments) is an add-on purchase that is available to purchase separately. It is not a part of the kit.

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Card:


Pinks Poinsettia Card:


Poinsettia Tags:

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

Thanks so MERRY much for stopping by!

Take care 🙂

Jill

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