Love Grows Here Taylored Expressions Cardmaking Kit Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s the last Tuesday of the month which means Cardmaking Kit Release Day at Taylored Expressions! This month’s kit is perfect for all the plant lovers out there, green thump or not. Plus, the add-ons to this kit (products sold outside the kit) are great staples to add to your collection.

I especially love the Foil It-Essentials patterns that look amazing in black and white or foiled and the Dotted Diamonds Embossing Folder adds great dimension to your cardmaking designs.

The Love Grows Here Cardmaking Kit retails for $65, is packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Let Love Grow Layering Stencil & Clear Combo set
  • Let Love Grow die collection
  • Shelf Control stamp set
  • The Insiders – Love Grows Here panels

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Additional products available to purchase outside of the kit: Shelf Control die collection, Knock on Wood Background stamp, Love Grows Here envelope sealsDotted Diamonds embossing folderFoil it – Essential Patterns panels, and The Insiders – Love Grows Here panels.

Limited quantity available

Let Love Grow Layering Stencil & Clear Combo Set

The kit’s layering stencil and coordinating dies is designed so you can grow/stencil & cut a collection of houseplants super quick! I started by creating a collection of pots by stenciling all the pots in two-color combination:

  • Collection 1: Poppy Seed & Sugar Cube
  • Collection 2: Peaches n’ Cream & Raspberry Sorbet
  • Collection 3: Oyster & Earl Grey

Then I created all the pretty greenery with two color combinations:

  • Collection 1: Dill Pickle & Kiwi
  • Collection 2: Cilantro & Dill Pickle
  • Collection 3: Cilantro & Granny Smith

After I had all my stenciled pots and greenery, I used the coordinating dies to match-up the stenciled images and cut out all the pots and plants. Super Awesome to be able to line-up the die to the images and cut them out at the same time!!

You Grow Girl

I was going for a boho vibe with the gold and terracotta colors. I added Gold Foil to an Essentials Patterns Foil It Panel and cut it to 3 inches. For added texture, I added the panel to a sugar cube dotted diamond embossed panel. The potted plant was adhered to a wooden plant (Toffee Ink Blended) stand from the Let Love Grow die collection which adhered to the center of a Ridged Circle Stacklet. To finish the card, I added the doe cut “You Grow Girl” gold heat embossed sentiment and adhered the decorated panel to a Peaches N’ Cream cardbase.

Peace, Love, Plants

I went for a modern monochrome black and white vibe for this next card with a non-foiled Foil-It Essentials Pattern Background. I adhered all three plants to a Rounded and Ridged (in Earl Grey) Rectangle Stacklet Frame. To finish the card, I added the black and white embossed “peace, love, PLANTS” sentiment and adhered the decorated panel to a Licorice cardbase.

So very Frond of You

I can’t stop giggling over all the punny and cute houseplant sentiments in the Shelf Control Stamp set and love how the font looks when heat embossed with white embossing powder on Licorice cardstock.

I gathered several houseplants with different foliage colors and planters and adhered them with thin foam and liquid adhesive to a diagonal stitched thick mini slim sugar cube panel. I added the “so very Frond of you” sentiment with foam tape and adhered the decorated panel to a Tropical Punch cardbase.

So there we are friends, a collection of cards using the Love Grows Here Cardmaking Kit. Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

Love Grows Here Supply List

Taylored Expressions Patriotic Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day at Taylored Expressions with all things Red, White & Blue. Today, I’m sharing cards using the Gift With Qualifying Purchase Gus and Gertie & the Foil-It Hooray 4th Panels with the previously released Hooray Create In Quads Layering Stencil.

Gus & Gertie 4th of July Celebration

Gus and Gertie are just the sweetest ever in their 4th of July Parade attire. I used Oreo ink to stamp Gus and Gertie and then colored them with an assortment of Copic makers. Then I adhered Gus & Gertie to a Blueberry & white embossed Full Circle-Patriotic background in a scalloped circle window.

For the sentiment, I used a Cherry Pop and Sugar Cube Scripty Celebrate die cut (this die is retired but the Get the Word Out-Celebrate would also work great) and a Blue and White Embossed Patriotic Mini Strip “Happy Independence Day”. Then I added a Cherry Pop Diagonal Stitched frame to finish the card design.

Gus & Gertie New Release Promotional Details

Right now through 11:59PM CT, Sunday, May 28th when you make a purchase of $100 or more in the TE webstore, you will receive the Gus & Gertie – 4th of July Stamp & Die Combo set FREE! Gus and Gertie are dressed in their patriotic best and ready to celebrate! Please note that this promotional set replaces our May incentive set during this release week. Offer valid while supplies last.

Gus and Gertie Celebrate Supplies

Foil-It Hooray Happy 4th of July Cards

The Foil-It Hooray 4th panels can be used on their own but they also coordinate perfectly with the Hooray Create-in-Quads layering stencil. I foiled each of the panels with Red Deco Foil using my Mini Minc on heat setting 3. For the stenciling, I placed each panel behind the layering stencil and secured with teal tape as I added each color layer.

For the Cue the Fireworks, Red, White & Boom card, I used Cherry Pop, Cotton Candy and Snow Cone + Iridescent Happy Medium for the star border.

For the Party in the USA card, I added the blue stars with Cotton Candy Ink and added silver foil cardstock little bits die cut stars.

To finish each card, I added a red and blue glitter card stock A2 Thin Border. I just love how sparkly & shiny both of these Red, White and Blue cards turned out!

Foil-It Hooray 4th Supplies

So there we are friends, I’m all set for the summer holidays with my red, white and blue 4th of July projects! Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

New Taylored Expressions Color Release Inspiration

New Colors! New Colors! New Taylored Expressions Cardstock & Ink Colors have been released and they are SO pretty! I’ve been waiting for these colors to be added to the already gorgeous TE Colors. Today, I’m sharing cards highlighting both the new ink and cardstock colors while mixing in a few existing colors for two color stories that reminded me of my two favorite characters growing up in the eighties: Rainbow Bright & Strawberry Shortcake.

I love that this release also includes the True Colors Swatch Squares Die that creates perfectly sized swatches for the True Colors Ink-spiration Cards plus an add-on True Colors-May 2023 clear stamp with the names of all the new colors. This makes creating color swatches so much fun and easy to make! I’m in swatch maker heaven 🙂

Rainbow Bright Color Combination

For my Rainbow Bright inspired color palette, I used the new Dragon Fruit, Mango and Cotton Candy cardstock with Blue Raspberry & Plum Punch cardstock to create a bright and cheerful rainbow background design using the Over the Rainbow Die.

I just ran the die through once with each color and then rearranged the beams into different configurations and adhered them to a sugar cube base using liquid adhesive. I stamped the Get the Word Out-Hello sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, die cut using the coordinating Hello die and adhered to the card using a tape runner.

Then I added two black and white embossed Ring Around build block sentiments to finish the card design.

Rainbow Bright Card Supply List

Strawberry Shortcake Color Combination

For my Strawberry Shortcake inspired color palette, I used Dragon Fruit, Kiwi and Dill Pickle with Strawberry Milkshake & Cupcake ink with the Buds & Blossoms Stamp & Stencil Combo.

I started by stamping the background with Dill Pickle and then used blending brushes with the layering stencil to add in the kiwi leaves and pink blossoms. I die cut the stamp and stenciled background with a Stitched Rectangle Stacklet and adhered the panel to a Sugar Cube Petite Scallop Rectangle.

I stamped the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment in Dragon Fruit Ink and adhered it to a Sugar Cube Stitched Frame Stacklets 3 die cut. To finish the card, I added the layered panels to a Dragon Fruit cardbase. Yes, I am really, REALLY loving the new Dragon Fruit Ink & Cardstock!!

Strawberry Shortcake Card Supply List

So there we are friends, two project using the new colors from Taylored Expressions. I’m so excited to have these new colors added to my already beautiful collection of TE Paper and Inks. So many new color combinations to come! Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotion Details

Right now through Sunday, April 21st, we’ve got an I Want it All New Colors Bundle for $79 that includes: 14 sheets of cardstock (2 of each color), 7 full size ink pads, 7 mini ink pads, Clearly Crafty True Colors May 2023 stamp set, and True Colors May 2023 labels. It’s a great way to add all 7 of the colors to your own collection! Offer valid while supplies last.