Taylored Expressions Snarky, Fun and Funny Mini/Simple Strips Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Have you seen the latest Taylored Expressions Release? It’s a New Simple/Mini Strips Release and it’s full of Fun & Snarky sentiments along with a new Asymmetrical Sentiment Strips Die!! 

For me the sentiment on a card is everything! It’s most often the inspiration to make a card for someone or occasion and/or purchase a stamp set. It was hard not to laugh out loud while making these cards as the sentiment pretty much sums up a few of my moods these days…and for someone who loves a good funny Valentine…these also hit cupid right on the nose. I hope you’re ready for a little snark and some funnies! 

Fun & Funny You’re Weird Valentine

Let’s start with the Mini Strips Fun & Funny Stamp Set. The sentiment “You’re Weird, Never Change” is perfect for these two Little Monsters. These cuties just crack me up and for all those silly people in my life…I Heart You!

The Card Making Details

To create the background, I used the Heart of Hearts Layering Stencils. For the first layer, I used Plum Punch ink. Then for the second layer, I used Jelly Donut and Lavender Glaze and then added Moon Dust Stickles for extra sparkle. I colored the Little Monsters with Karin Brush Markers in purples, aquas, pinks and green and cut them out using the coordinating dies. Then I joined them together and attached them to the large heart using foam adhesive. To finish the card, I stamped the Mini Strips – Fun and Funny Stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder to Oreo Simple Strips Stacks. Then I used the Mini Strips Die to cut all the sentiments at once-this stamp and die combo is such a clever design! I also added a heat embossed sentiment from the Building Blocks-Love Additions Stamp and Building Blocks Die to complete the Valentine. 

Fun & Funny Supplies:


Simple Strips Snarky & Asymmetrical

Now it’s time for a little snark that is sure to receive a little snort or giggle. The Hot Flash Grumplings were a perfect match with the Simple Strips Snarky Stamp and Asymmetrical Die. I stamped the Simple Strips Snarky with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder to Oreo Simple Strips Stacks; then I die cut all the sentiments at once using the Asymmetrical Simple Strips Die. 

Snarky Hedgehog Valentine

I used the Hedgehog image to create the perfect “we’ve been married for many, many years” Valentine Mini Slim Card…LOL. 

The Card Making Details

I stamped the Hedgehog image on Bristol Smooth Card Stock (watercolor paper would also work great) and colored her with Karin Brush Markers. Then I cut the Hedgehog image using the coordinating die. For the background, I used the dotted grid image from the Field Notes Stamp Set with Cookie Monster Ink. To assembly the the card, I die cut a scallop and stitched slimline card panel and adhered them to a Jelly Donut slim line base that I created by cutting a piece of Jelly Donut cardstock to 7.5 (scoring down the middle) x 6 inches. Then I pieced together the Hedgehog and added the sentiments from Snarky Sentiment Strips/Assymetrical Die and Mini Strips-Valentine/Mini Strips Die. For a little extra love, I added hot pink heart embellishments.

Snarky Hedgehog Supplies:


Snarky Panda Hugs

I created the “trippy” Panda card by layering the dotted grid image from the Field Notes Stamp Set with Fruit Punch and Pineapple Inks. This combination gives a dizzy effect that I think works perfectly with the Panda’s expression and the Snarky Sentiments (which I also combined with a sweet sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Background Stamp that I cut with the Asymmetrical die). The Panda was colored with Karin Brush Markers and cut using the coordinating dies. I adhered the Panda to the dotted grid background with foam adhesive and then positioned the sentiments asymmetrically below the Panda image. The snarky decorated card panel was then added to a Pineapple Cardstock Base. 

Snarky Panda Supplies:


So there we are friends, some snarky and funny cards using the latest Mini Strip and Sentiment Strips Release at Taylored Expressions. I hope you enjoyed my cards today and you’re leaving with a little more giggle in your day. Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions promo below. New colorful Mini Strip Storage Labels are also now available!! Enjoy!

Big Paper Hugs!

Taylored Expressions Card Kit Releases for All Ages

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today, Taylored Expressions is releasing not One but TWO Card Kits! The Happy Hex Card Kit and The Kid’s Valentine Card Kit. 

The Happy Hex Card Kit is all about hexagons and the mini slim card size. The set comes with everything you need to create one of a kind and customizable note card sets. I used the entire rainbow color spectrum to create a note card set for my daughter that includes a monogrammed card, three thank you cards and two happy greeting cards.

The Happy Hex Card Kit retails for $48 and contains the following:

  • Happy Hex Mini Slim Background stamp
  • Happy Hex die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Happy Hex Add-ons stamp set
  • Clearly Crafty Typewriter Alpha stamp set
  • Happy Hex Mini Slim stencil
  • 6 Sugar Cube Top Fold Mini Slim Card Bases
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Mini Slim Envelopes
  • 1 Mini Slim Clear Card Box
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label

The Kid’s Valentine Kit has everything your kiddo needs to create fun and easy Valentines to share with their friends. A group of young artists have joined the Creative Team and I have the pleasure of welcoming my favorite guest designer…my daughter to the blog today.

The Kid’s Valentine Card Kit retails for $28 and contains the following Valentine Card Making Goodies:

  • 25 Pre-cut Tuck & Fold Notecards – 5 each of Watermelon, Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn, Peapod, Cookie Monster
  • 25 Pre-printed Coloring Cards (sized to fit on the inside or outside of the notecard)
  • 1 3/4″ Acrylic Block
  • Mini Watermelon ink cube
  • 25 vinyl stickers that coordinate with the Coloring Cards – use these to seal your Valentines or give them as a Valentine gift!
  • Small clear stamp set that includes a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ sentiments, ‘to:’ and ‘from:’ words, and several small hearts
  • Everything is packaged in our Tag Along Tote

A Valentine Card Kit Add-on that includes the Coloring Cards, Pre-cut Tuck & Fold Notecards, and stickers (25 each) is also available to purchase.

Card Kit Projects

How about some card making ideas and inspiration with both of these kits?! Let’s get started with the Happy Hexagon Monogram Card Kit but be sure to scroll all the way down so you can see all the fun my daughter had with the Kids Valentine’s Card Kit. Enjoy! 

The Happy Hex Monogram Card Kit

I don’t know about you but I am really into the Mini Slim Card Size…it’s easy and fun to create card designs and it’s just the right size for quick notes. When I saw the Hexagon Stickers in the kit, I knew I wanted to create a rainbow-themed card set for my daughter that contains a Monogrammed Card, Three Thank You Cards and Two Greeting Cards perfect for her friends.

Using the Happy Hex Mini Slim Background, I stamped 6 of the Sugar Cube Top Fold Slim Card Bases in Lollipop, Pineapple, Peapod, Blueberry, Jelly Donut and Oreo Inks. Then I used the Happy Hex Mini Slim stencil to add lighter hues of matching color into the centers of the stamped Hexagon Background design. In matching card stock colors, I used the Happy Hex die collection to die cut several large and small hexagon shapes in all different colors of the rainbow that I later added to the card design. Here are the color combinations that I used for each card:

  • Pink: Lollipop Ink and Cardstock with Strawberry Milkshake
  • Yellow: Potato Chip with Lemon Meringue Ink and Cardstock
  • Green: Peapod with Granny Apple Ink and Cardstock
  • Blue: Blueberry and Gumball Ink and Cookie Monster Cardstock
  • Purple: Jelly Donut Ink and Cardstock and Lavender Glaze Ink
  • Multi-Color: Oreo Ink with Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith, Cookie Monster and Plum Punch Cardstock

I stamped the sentiments from the Clearly Crafty Hex Add On Stamp with VersaMark Ink to each of the large Hexagon die cuts and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. For the Monogram Multi-Color note card, I stamped and heat embossed the A from the Clearly Crafty Typewriter Alpha stamp set to a large Lollipop Hexagon die cut. For extra dimension, I adhered each of the coordinating Hexagon Sentiment Shapes using a thin 3D Foam Adhesive Square. 

For extra pop, using the Clearly Crafty Happy Hex Add-ons stamp set and Sugar Cube Ink I stamped pattern details to the smaller hexagon die cuts. Then I added the stamped hexagon die cuts to the hexagon card panel using liquid adhesive. 

This was a really fun project and can’t wait to make more note card sets for friends and family. A notecard set dedicated to a friend’s favorite color would also be fun to create or an entire set of thank you cards. Really, the possibilities with this kit are endless!

Happy Hex Card Kit Project Supplies:


The Kid’s Valentine Card Kit

To help with the mass production of the Valentine Cards, we went all in on the assembly line approach. We set up the Misti with all three stamps so she could insert the notecards and then stamp all images at once. This was a huge time saver and gave her more time to spend coloring.

The kiddo had such a fun time with Kid’s Valentine Card Kit that she even wrote her own content for this blog post. In her own words, I hope you enjoy 🙂

“Hi everyone! When my mom told me that Taylored Expressions was coming out with a valentines kit for kids I got so excited! The first thing I did was stamping the happy valentines stamp and also the “to and from” stamp onto the base. For the green and red I used the sugar cube ink pad and for the rest I did the Oreo ink pad. After I stamped down the 3 stamps, I went straight to coloring the valentines. I tried to match the coloring with the sticker so they could look like each other. After I colored the valentines, I glued them onto the base. My mom and I got some peppermints and stuffed them inside the valentines. We topped it off with a sticker to close all of them off.”

Kids Valentine Kit Supply List:


Thank you for stopping the Pops of Paper Blog. The Pops of Paper Kiddo and I hope you enjoyed all of the projects today. We can’t wait to see what you create with the new Taylored Expressions Card Kits. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily & The Pops of Paper Kiddo