4th of July Release from Taylored Expressions!

Taylored Expressions has a New Release today and it is full of Summer Goodness–it’s the 4th of July Release! ๐Ÿ™‚ It not only celebrates all things patriotic, but it also gives us products to thank those who are serving and have served. And of course, if you take a step back and imagine all the things in different colors, they can be used for many occasions beyond the patriotic theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, we have Mr. Uncle Sam. Can we call him Mr. Uncle Sam? Not sure, but either way, these cutie little images in the Uncle Sam Stamp & Stencil Combo that Heather whipped up are perfect to celebrate!

This set is similar to those in the past, with a larger red rubber background stamp and then the stamps to fill in all the little things super easy. You do NOT need to color–love that! I mean, I love to color, but there is something satisfying about just stamping in all the fills and done! ๐Ÿ™‚ And there are A LOT of fills to choose from. I stamped out a whole bunch, and then I ended up using three with the same top of hat fills in the uppermost row. How does that happen? haaaa! I finished this off with some stitching and some Drip Drops for added 4th of July sparkle and done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I created the background with the Full Circle-Patriotic stamp white heat embossed. I die cut that circle out with the Stitched Circle Stacklets. To create the card base, I cut strips of cardstock and then die cut that with the Petite Scallop Square Stacklets. I popped everything together with some foam tape and added some Drip Drops for interest and boom, Happy 4th of July! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, there is a SUPER fun new Rotating Stencil called: Superstar Rotating Stencil…go figure! ๐Ÿ™‚ This gives the look of several layered stencils but with only ONE stencil! You just blend in your colors and rotate. Repeat four times and whammo! Done!

I thought it would be fun to veer off the patriotic path and make a sweet card, perfect for our son! Of course, I pulled out Gus & Gertie to help this task be executed. The NEW Building Blocks sentiments from the Building BlocksBrave Editions helped this come together in a flash!

I used lots of colors to make this extra STARtastic! Cherry Pop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Cilantroย and Blueberry.

To finish off the panel, I used the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, along with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. I love how sweet this turned out! โค

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions. See my links below to make things easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

Uncle Samย Card:


Superstar Stencilย Card:

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

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

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Like Gnome Other TE Kit!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we are celebrating the NEW super cuteness of theย Like Gnome Other Kit Releaseย from Taylored Expressions! This kit is available over at Taylored Expressions NOW, December 8th!

The gnome stamps, Like Gnome Other are about the cutest! There are coordinating dies to match. Love. Them.

I colored them with Copic Markers and I thought they turned out a-ok. I do struggle with Red Copics though! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first one uses the cute fence called Build a Scene Fence and Hill. This fence is the bees knees with it’s little hearts! Gah!

I used the Set the Scenes-Cloud Strips for the clouds and the little hill I blended with some pale ink. Just a hint of green.

These two! โค

Next up, I have this shaker card with these cutie little hearts. (I’m going to need some more of these….shhhhh). I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets to create this window.

I used the background stamp in the kit called Cable Knit Background. This stamp is so cozy! I adore these little mushrooms though! Eeek! They are called: Layer It: Toadstools. She’s so cute peeking in! โค

I might have to make a card just with the Toadstools. ๐Ÿ˜‰ OH and the stickers!! OMGoodness–I โค THESE! So fun!

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

Life is Betterย Card:


Peeking Inย 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

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย I hope you love this cute kit as much as I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions January Release Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,ย  I’ll link you up down below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new dies: Shot through the Heart. I love when you can stretch your supplies for other things and this card is exactly that! I used a Valentine set to create a fun everyday Hello card! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this would be fun popped up to give more oomph, but for mailing, I thought flat is good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rainbowing is always a good idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, that’s a word.ย  Wink wink! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Follow Your Heart Background. It’s a quick and easy frame to use for lots of different cards. I added this cutie little guy from last year’s Valentine release, Punny Notes. His cactus is from the Big Grumpy Cat Valentine set.

I white heat embossed the background and then used the new stencils to shade a heart in the center. I added a few touches with Copic markers for some pop. Then I added the cutie pup and his cactus with foam adhesive, after coloring them with Copics. Just adorable!

Such a sweet little card, perfect for my son! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Hello card:

You’re Pawsome card:

You can check out all these products and purchase them NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions Octoberย Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,ย  I’ll link you up down below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I am sharing one of my other favorite cards of this release featuring All is Brightย  with All is Bright Die. I paired it with the previously released background, Twinkle Twinkle background with a couple yellows including the newer Dijon color! Perfect!

I stamped on two different reds and two different yellows to give it some depth. I added some die cut greens from the new die Winter Greens! โค

I added a few accents with Copic Markers and a white gel pen to add a little somethin’ somethin’! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Follow the Star. This is such a picturesque Christmas Card. I blended on TE inks with the blender brushes, added some paint splats and die cut everything out. Again using the Twinkle Twinkle in the background. That background is a holiday delight!

I thought this turned out lovely, especially adding the embossed background behind it all for some added texture. And of course, Simple Strips-Holiday. Simple Strips die works for all the full size Simple Strips backgrounds. (There is a smaller one for the smaller strips. That one works for all the smaller versions too!)

This will be a lovely one to send at Christmas! โค

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

All is Bright card:


Wise Men card:


Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Every order placed between October 3rd – October 6th will earnย DOUBLEย crafty points to apply to a future purchase! Plus, receiveย FREE U.S. shippingย on orders over $25 OR $5 off shipping for residents of Canada with the code CANADA5.ย 

You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, October 3rd, at 9 AM CST.

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 Blogย to answer Taylorโ€™s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Hello! Are you ready for Taylored Expressions new August Release?!ย  Let’s get this party started!

This first card features the new Foliage Background, Shiplap Background, and Handlettered Sentiments & Dies. When I first saw this background, I thought it was lovely, but after I stamped it, it jumped to a favorite! โค I used two different greens and added a little flower from the new Fresh Picked Florals.

These sentiments though: โค โค โค –and the fact that you can die cut them out and add them to a card like this–just awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ For the Shiplap Background, I lightened the gray ink by stamping off once before stamping on my cardstock. It worked perfectly to create a slight backdrop here.

Gah! Just love how this turned out in the end. Anyone else ever surprised after you finish something? ha!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’m just going to tell you now, you NEED the Shiplap Background.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Next up, I have another lovely floral card using the new Fresh Picked Florals.ย 

Honestly, I am not typically a floral person, but good gracious! These are lovely how they layer aren’t they?! Just love how this ink color combo turned out too! Bright and fresh!ย  AND I used purple! whooooop!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The little banner at the top is from the new Simply Smitten set. It worked perfectly for this card along with another sentiment from the new Handlettered Sentiments and dies! I’m a big fan! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the Petite Scalloped dies for both of these too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Thinking of Youย Card:

Thank You Card:

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 Taylorโ€™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, August 8th!

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Creative Team projects. Sure to knock your socks off! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Hello! Are you ready for Taylored Expressions new June Release?!ย  Let me just say–it is a favorite release of mine!! EEEEEEP!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features the new Do Something Creative. I just adore how you can create a little scene, and I love that even keeping it simple, it works swimmingly!

I colored everything with Copic Markers and blended the background on to create a base for my scene…so it’s a desk, if you will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think this little kitty is the cutest little nugget sitting on this crafty little desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I created a super fun little interactive card…. get ready!! First, it’s in its closed state…

Goodness, I sure do LOVE this new Rainbow Waves background!! eeeeeeeek!

And then, there’s the inside!! How crazy cool is THIS?! โค ! You open up the card and these little black pieces in the Gatefold Reveal give way to the sentiment behind. Of course, I created this in rainbow. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I then overlaid the vellum over it for the sentiment to be smoothly stamped on and embossed.

I think this is so cool–and very simple to make, which is definitely up my alley! ๐Ÿ™‚

For my last card today, I used this super cool and oh SO fun to color new stamp: Create in Color. I thought it would be fun to pair it with the previously released set: Canโ€™t Touch This sentiment.

I love that you can add these little sentiment stamps from the forthcoming Craftiness is Happiness set onto the pencils! It worked out perfectly!

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

Before Crafty was Cool Card:

Hey Crafty Friend Card:

Straight to the Point card:

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 Taylorโ€™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 today! Be sure to check out the rest of the Taylored Expressions Challenge Team’s projects. Seriously cool stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

See you back here tomorrow!

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins