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

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You Lift Me Up!

Hello, I’m back today to share an end of the school year card I made using Taylored Expressionsย –perfect for the season!ย  โค

I sure do love these Apple Stacklets from Taylored Expressions! A. Lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ First I die cut the Rays and then I die cut the apple out of that. I added the stem, twine and stitching. I adhered it all with foam tape after scoring the base panel, but I don’t think the scoring is evident in these photos.

I used the sentiment from You Make My Heart Soar, perfect for one of my son’s teachers! My son and I are looking forward to gifting this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Next week, we are sneaking the peeks at the new June release! Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Congrats Grad!

Happy Wednesday to you! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post sharing a great stamp by Taylored Expressionsย –perfect for the season!

‘Tis the season for graduation– so this Bubble Greetings-Grad is perfect to color for all the grads in your life! It’s so cathartic to color the Bubble Greetings stamps! โค

The embossed background of stars is SO fantastic in person! What an impact it makes! โค

I colored this with Copic Markers. I should have made a few of them all at once! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions: May Mini Release!

Welcome to a fun extra post for Taylored Expressions May Mini Release! All the new products for this cute release are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

My first card features the NEW Little Monsters stamp set. These little guys are so silly!

eeeeep! How cutie are they? I made a fun and splashy watercolor background by adding water to the panel and then dropping Taylored Expressions watercolors on there.

I love the fun bright colors on this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

My second card features the new Inky Fingers: Monsters set. I think these little fingerprint sets are the sweetest and so does our son! He’ll be getting inky sometime soon to make some cards for his Dad and Grandpas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love these little guys peeking out! I was intending to put google eyes on them, of course, and then forgot! ha! I am actually going to give this one to our son. shhhhh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Both of these new sets are perfect for making Father’s Day cards, but I also completely enjoy that you can use them for any occasion or even for no occasion at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ *Just Because* is my favorite occasion. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

My Favorite Human:

So Much it’s Scary:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: May Mini Release!

Welcome to Release Day forย Taylored Expressions May Mini Release! All the new products for this cute release are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! Check out the Taylored Expressions Blog HERE for all the latest info!

My first card this week features the NEW Dadismsย stamp set. โค These sentiments are SUPER fun! This spider one is perfect for both my Dad, and my husband, and my brother…and… Ha! I do not enjoy spiders in the house. Outside: I just avoid. Inside: No thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I never tire of paper strip cut sentiments. Just love the stripes and the color combos you can create! I whipped that up and die cut the Caps Lock Dad–great bold font–enjoy these so! ๐Ÿ™‚ Add a little foam tape and POW!

The new Dadisms set is full of sentiments that crack ME UP! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this set! This spiders one gets me completely. Hopefully my Dad will get a kick out of it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Dad:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today–I’ll be back tomorrow with some cutie patooties!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: April Release!

Welcome to Release Day forย Taylored Expressions April Release! All the new products for April are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay!

My first card features the NEW Color My World stamp set. โค

I am a forever fan of black and white and a little pop of color! As simple as it is, it always feels crisp and refreshing to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

The sketchy feel of this map steals my LIKE, big time! ๐Ÿ™‚ And how perfect is this sentiment? I could give this to so many people! โค

Next up, I have a sweet little number that can be used for so many occasions! I wanted to see if I could make it ultra versatile and I think I did just that. Maybe not so much for a man’s birthday, persay, but so many other occasions!

I love that Heather created these patterns larger than the banners, so you can stamp them and cut them so much easier than if you had to line up the patterns with the banner shape. Delightful in so many ways!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I added a little Toffee strip and stitched all the banners on together. Again, a different color combo for me overall. Just love experimenting with color combos! It’s often the ones I think are going to be not-so-great that are my faves! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

You Make the World card:


Celebrate 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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions Aprilย 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 two cardsย –the first is showcasing the forthcoming World Map Background and Hand Lettered Baby. These baby sentiments are just the sweetest in the set.

For this card, I white heat embossed the map on watercolor paper and then added watercolor using Distress Inks. It was slightly tedious to create, but sometimes I also find that oddly therapeutic. โค

I die cut the vellum, added some score lines and then white heat embossed the sentiment on top. I thought it turned out great! I was thinking it wouldn’t. ha!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I had fun creating this simple card set using the new Grid Background along with the previously released Buffalo Plaid background.

The Buffalo Plaid almost looks gingham like, doesn’t it? And the Hello is from the Hand Lettered Baby set! I just masked it off and used just the *Hello*. It’s so fun to rethink your supplies! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to try a bunch of different color combos, so I did just that!

These combos are different choices for me, and I โค !

The wanted a background border, but didn’t want to add more bulk so I embossed the Petite Rectangle Scallop die. Yeah for more of stretching supplies in different directions!

I’m looking forward to popping some Hellos in the mail! โค

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

Welcome to the World card:


Hello cards:


You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, April 4th, 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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