TE Exclusives–Now available…

The exclusives that Taylored Expressions offered with purchase of $100 or more are all NOW available for purchase! I always love this release because there are such fun things that I have been wanting and didn’t snag in time. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the following items released:

  • January: Hi Hey Hello Background
  • February: Bursting Blooms Stamp Set
  • March: Itty Bitty Sentiments
  • April: Mixed Blooms Layering Stencil
  • May: Gathered Stars Die
  • June: Summer Vibes Backgroundย 

And the background in this list above are amongst my faves from the freebies offered at Taylored Expressions these last months!

On with my cards, shall we! For these the main fun is die cut using the Off the Hook die! Gah this is so much fun.

For all my cards, I used Lollipop, Cookie Monster and Lemon Meringue cardstock–I had to laugh because when I shared these, I couldn’t help thinking 80’s! The 80’s called and I answered!

I stamped the Hey Hey Hello background on Sugar Cube cardstock with Earl Grey ink and pieced that on all three cards, about half way. I then added stitching to each with my machine.

The sentiments on all of these come from the Simple Strips: Snarky. Of course. Because that is one of my favorites for a laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Off the Hook die cut is super easy to use and I’m all about that. Complicated die cuts are awesome but I know myself and if it is too much, I tend to not use them as much. But this one came together 1-2-3!

I used the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles on all of these to pull the other thing together, also while framing the main event.

I have to share this quick little story, speaking of phones:

I had a little girl come into my work office the other day and ask what the phone was. I had to laugh because of course she may have never seen a phone before. I’m sure her parents have cell phones and that’s that. The things you never think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m Done with People. These sentiments cracks me up and I have friends that I know fully appreciate the snarky humor as well. โค

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Here’s the scoop from TE:

Now, through Sunday, August 29th, save 30% on our select summer favorites! If you have had your eye on some of these stamp sets, die, and stencils, now is the time to add them to your collection and save at the same time!

All Off the Hook/Hi Hey Helloย Cards:


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

Also, in case you missed it, TE has a new Exclusive gift available with $100 purchase. I LOVE THIS STAMP! Here are my cards using this background stamp called Sealed With Love:

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s Off the Hook! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Dad and More!

There is a new release over atย  Taylored Expressions today to celebrate Dads and so much more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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”.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used the Framed Script-Helloย die–I die cut it a few times to give it some oomph too and backed it with some Earl Greyย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, May 16th.

 

Dad Birthdayย Card:


Hello Argyleย Card:


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

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

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Masking Stencil Essentials Release from TE

This is another great release overย  at Taylored Expressions today! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s one of those releases which is awesome because it contains a lot of the essentail things we need for cardmaking all the things! These are all available atย  Taylored Expressions today!

First up, we have the Scalloped Circles Masking Stencils! I love all the scallops, in case you haven’t noticed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I actually used double stencils on this. First I used the new Scalloped Circle Masking Stencil and then after I laid down a basic level of ink, I overlapped the Hot Spots stencil. I kept the Hot Spots in place using a piece of tape, like a book flap just to make it easier and create a cohesive background that I didn’t need to shift twice, like I did with the Scalloped Circle. I’m sure that makes zero sense, but if you were to try this, you’ll probably figure it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

This little Gus is from the Gus and Gertie set (+ coordinating Gus & Gertie dies)ย  and the sentiments are from the Building Blocks: Be Bright set. I love how this fun card turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gus is one of my faves.

Next up, this optical illusion card. If it wasn’t a sentiment strip, this would be a one layer card! And I keep thinking it isn’t. ha!ย  But it is!ย  For this, I used the new Rectangle Scalloped Frame Masking Stencil and it made this awesome dimensional look with just the stencil.

I used two of the Petite Scallop Rectangle stencils together, blending in some Toffee ink. After that, leaving the “frame” I created with the two stencils, I stamped the Wood Plank Background stamp with Chocolate Truffle and Mocha over top. After that was all set, I left the stencil on and blended in the background with the different colors before stamping the Spring Stems. I wish I had added a little darker ink around the top and sides to create that same dimensional look that is created at the bottom, but live and learn. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to remember this technique, especially for cards that need to be mailed. It creates dimension without adding bulk. The Simple Strip sentiment is from the Simple Strips-Sympathy set.

Next up, there is a new die set which adds a great detail to your cards. These are the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets and come in different shapes. For all these cards below, I used the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets. But there are also Diagonal Stitch Square Stacklets in this release!

For this card, I also used an all time fave, the Over the Rainbow die in conjunction with the Rainbow Cloud Duo dies. I love the simple and subtle detail theseย  Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets add so easily.

I also needed a handful of Thank You cards this month, so I created all of these with the previously released Modernย  Mosaic Stencil (using Pineapple, Lemon and Earl Gray on one and Mint Julep, Pea Pod and Cilantro on the other.)

These came together pretty quick overall and I have already used most of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, the Simple Strips-Thank You set is the perfect fit along with the Big Thanks set.

I thought I had a favorite combo, but in the end, I like both of these scenarios equally. ๐Ÿ™‚

I only wish I had doubled my batch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You cards are the cards I send most and I love having them ready to go so I can be more timely. I don’t always succeed, but I try! ๐Ÿ™‚

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions.

Scalloped Circle Masking Stencil Card:


Scalloped Rectangle Masking Stencilย Card:


Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Card:


Thank you card set:

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more crafty inspiration from the TE Creative Team! They all made fun projects, as always–I was able to sneak peek a couple of them already. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย Have an awesome week ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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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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A Sweet TE Gift Card Set!

Happy Wednesday to you all! Today, I am popping in with something fun to share. ๐Ÿ™‚ A few friends and I decided we wanted to use our Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy gifts to make Gift Sets for giving this holiday season. So we decided to do it together and set a date to share! Today is the day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also sharing some fun news here at the end…

If you have never experienced Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy, I truly cannot recommend it enough. In normal years, it is held in October in Iowa, in person and it is a fun filled couple days of classes, crafting, shopping, eating and prizes. So. Much. Fun.ย  Of course, this past Fall, in the not normal, TE Stamp Joy was held online and it was a great success. The bonus was: If you cannot normally travel to Iowa to join the fun, this was a great opportunity!

The fun part is, when you sign up, you get a goodie bag and these were a part of that: Full of Flowers, Clear and Cling Combo, Coordinating stencils and Full of Flowers Singles. I was happy to finally ink them up. โค

For my cards, I used mostly the Full of Flowers; Clear and Cling Combo andย Coordinating stencils. I stamped the background in Mushroom on two and in Toffee on two. For the lighter card, I used the following ink colors: Peaches n Cream, Lemon, Confetti Cake, Spearmint and Mint Julep. (The light two ended up being my faves.) The darker ones, I used: Sweet Potato Pie, Pineapple, Gumball, Sweet Basil and Granny Smith.

For all the sentiments, I used Simple Stripsย that I had already stamped and embossed. I also used the Simple Strips backer strips for each in Toffee.

I made this set for a friend, and I am thinking she will love having them to send. Fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ™‚

I added stitching to each SS Backer Strip before putting on the Simple Strips with TE Foam Strips.

I thought I’d use a mixture of sentiments for various occasions too. They came together lovely and quick using the stencils to blend on the different colored inks with the TE Blender Brushes.

I was trying to catch the daylight so please forgive me for not mixing up the order to show the different cards. This is what happens when you are rushing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I want to give this as a gift, so I used one of the TE Clear Card Boxes to tuck them all into with Toffee Envelopes and Envelope Seals. I also created a tag using the Tag Stacklets 2 and one of the sentiments from the Full of Flowers Singles.

Here’s a view of the side. I just alternated stacking the cards, to have them fit better inside the box.

And here is a quick pic of the back, with the envelope seals from the Field Notes release. โค

I’m hoping this card set will be well loved and used. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find the TE goodies I used (excluding the Exclusive Stamp Joy stamps/stencils) in the Taylored Expressions Shop HERE.


And the fun news is this: Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy in MARCH 2021!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Registration opens on January 11th, so you’ll want to mark your calendars so you don’t miss it! Get on the email notifications list HERE! And be sure to check out all the info on the Taylored Expressions Blog Today HERE.

SO. MUCH. FUN!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are undecided on whether this event would interest you, I recommend just getting on the list and being in the know. You can always decide later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks to my friends for helping me get this all done in time for Christmas giving and thank YOU for stopping by! Happy December!

Take care-

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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Velcro Shoes…

Happy Sunday! I’m just popping in with a funย Taylored Expressions card I made for a friend’s birthday. She also appreciates said humor, so I’m thinking she got a laugh out of this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the Hip Hop Bunny, lots of Simple Strips and the Confetti Toss Background. I colored him with Copics eons ago, and he has been sitting on my desk looking at me. So finally, this snarky little dude made it on a card. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the TE Rectangle Masking stencil and TE Blending Brushes and voila! ๐Ÿ™‚ Birthday fun! I’m thinking now, I maybe should have put a color after “Let the Celebration Begin:”… haaaa! But it’s enjoyable nonetheless. โค
These products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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TE Quad Colors Continued!

Hello and welcome back to a fun week over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have enjoyed the idea of mixing up your color choices and maybe even enjoyed playing along this week already? The TE Creative Team has really wow’d me (again!) with the Quad Colors projects! Here are all the colors below. Be sure to check out all the news over on the TE Blog and see more cards!

Today, I will start out with the Quad Color called Sahara.

I created a background with two Masking Stencils using this combo–and I LOVE how easy it was with the TE Blender Brushes….he turned out well with guessing my appropriate Copic markers. Who knew? The stripes are the absolute best paired with a rectangle– <3!

Of course, it’s no secret I love the Grumplings and this one is Big Grumpy Cat! He’s so ornery and actually this card is WAY too fitting for this time in our world, unfortunately. But introverts unite, nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored him with Copic Markers and it turned out (surprisingly… shhhh) well for this color combo.

Next up, I have the Quad Color Barcelona:

One of my go-to cardmaking techniques is always strips of paper all stacked together. The result is always delightful to me. So when I saw this combo, that was my first idea. I thought this card would be great for a graduate–especially a pre-school or elementary school one. ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card the coverplate I used is Alphabet Soup–definitely a favorite coverplate when it comes to making anything for school or kids. I just adore the font. I added some stitching and put it all on a card base. Such fun!

If you missed my post on Tuesday for the Quad Colors, please find that post by clicking HERE.

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below. Also, here’s a sweet little reminder below about shipping again this month. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Big Grumpy Cat Card:


Congrats Graduateย Card:


All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have time to check out all the Quad Color fun too! The TE Team has made a super fun array of lots of different cards with these!! And then, there is also this:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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