Taylored Expressions: August Release!

Welcome to Release Day forย Taylored Expressions August Release! All the new products for August are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Oh happy day!

My first card today features the NEW Sweet and Spooky stamp set. How cute spooky are these little critters? eeeep in a dark forest! ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought it would be fun for them to hang from a tree, and I think it creates a fun scene. That first little critter on the far left is a trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I shift directions and tried out the new Handlettered Alpha set! It’s a clear photopolymer set, which makes lining up these stamps fantastically easy. The red rubber stamps are awesome for stamp quality, but having this alpha set in red rubber might be tricky? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love alpha sets because you can write anything you want! I thought it would be fun to stamp these not only in black which creates a natural elegant flow, but in colors for fun and pep! ๐Ÿ™‚

These stamp super quick once you get the hang of it! Imagine the envelopes you can make!! Well, I know what I’m doing soon! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Happy Haunting card:


Create in Color card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1ย ,ย Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy creating!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions Augustย 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 a fun Halloween card featuring Flip the Webย andย Handlettered Halloween sets.

I love simple Halloween cards because that means I can make several and actually send them! โค

I outlined the web with Copic Markers to create a different effect. These Handwritten Sentiments are just the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Flip the Script–I am looking forward to making some Tags with this in Fall!

Behind the vellum, I added the TE Halloween Sequins–it’s super fun, but doesn’t show up in this photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

So fun!

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

Boo to You card:

Boot Tag card:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, August 8th, 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 2

Welcome back to Day Two of Taylored Expressions August Release Week! If you missed my post yesterday sharing day one, I’ll link you up down below. ๐Ÿ™‚

This first card features one of the cutest new sets:ย  Simply Smitten. โค ! This little bear is so sweet!

I thought it would be adorable if he held a sign. ๐Ÿ™‚ This sentiment is from the Simple Strips: Friendship. LOVE.

This is one of my favorite cards from this release. Such a little cutie!

Next up, I have these Autumn Treat Boxes!

These were so fun to make and now to have on hand for the fall! ๐Ÿ™‚

I embossedย  these before using the die to cut the little boxes. After cutting the boxes, I stamped them. They are simply adorable and perfect for giving little treats this fall–or changing up decor and giving anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚ So quick and easy to put together–truly!

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

Crafty Friend Card:

Treat Boxes:

These products, make your lists, and then purchase them Thursday morning, August 8th,ย  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 post yesterday for Taylored Expressions Day 1 of this Sneaks Week, check that post out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! See you back here tomorrow because I’ll be sharing Day 3! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

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

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Love

Happy Monday! I’m here to share another project with the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! You can sign up HERE to be notified when the next batch is available to order!

This one is a sweet little number with just a tiny hint of color that I think makes it both elegant with a touch of sweetness. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, if you haven’t checked out the Simple Strips Background, I highly recommend that too–link below! It is GENIUS and forever used here. ๐Ÿ™‚

I really didn’t think I could pull this off, as I am generally heavy handed in most things I do–especially blending and coloring! But it worked! I looooooooove the fade! Gah!

I blended inks on cardstock before die cutting the word love out. You could make this the reverse order, but I didn’t want the edges to be dark from from the brush. I die cut the Better Half Cutting Plates and adhered them down before die cutting again with the Petite Scallop Stacklets.

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

Love:


Check it all outย over at Taylored Expressions! These brushes are WELL loved here already.

The Taylored Expressions Blog can be found HERE, to keep up with all the latest!

Thanks so much for stopping by — happy blending!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Hey, Crafty Friend!

I’m here to share another project with the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! You can sign up HERE to be notified when the next batch is available to order!

I so enjoy making and mailing Crafty Friend cards, so I decided it would be fun to make another one! ๐Ÿ™‚

This card makes me soooo happy! I love the colors and how it all turned out. I just blended on one color, cleaned the stencil, relocated the stencil and repeated with every color (see below for colors).

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

Hey Crafty Friend:

Check it all outย over at Taylored Expressions! These brushes are constantly spinning on my desk– โค them!!

The Taylored Expressions Blog can be found >> HERE, to keep up with all the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by — happy blending!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Blends!

The exciting news popped last week about the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! I hope if you were interested in them, you were able to order a set. If you wanted to order, but the dots didn’t connect in time, you can sign up HERE to be notified when the next batch is available to order!

Today, I’m here to share fun color combos you might like to try with the Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! (There’s a fun post over at Taylored Expressions today!)

This first blend is: Lemon Meringue, Sweet Potato, and Plum Punch.

This second blend is: Granny Smith, Pineapple, and Blue Raspberry.

This third blend is: Guava, Pineapple and Pumpkin.

And lastly, this blend is: Pineapple, Cookie Monster, and Earl Grey.

I really enjoyed making these different combos blend together. Each one with very different results. My goal was to try something I wouldn’t normally default too, and I loved the results! The last one, my biggest experiment, is my favorite! Never thought it would work to use Earl Grey– and then it ends up being my fave–go figure! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, I made it into a fun card:

This little dude seriously makes me laugh!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this card is a RIOT! That bunny and his look is just priceless! What a fun card to make! I colored him with Copic Markers pulling the colors from the background in. I think of this card often now and how mixing it up had unexpected success. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Let’s Get it Started card:


Ink Blends:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

I hope you are inspired to pull all those inks off the shelf and give them a spin–together! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun getting inky!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog HERE for all the fun and more blender projects from the amazing Taylored Expressions Creative Team! ๐Ÿ™‚ Such fun to see–they make AMAZING things!

Thanks so much for stopping by — happy blending!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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