Taylored Expressions Oh What A Day! CardMaking Kit Release

Oh, My Word…the new Oh, What a Day! Taylored Expressions Card Kit is SO Cute!! There’s a sentiment and coordinating character to cover just about every greeting card need; from Celebrations, Get Well & Just Because. 

Here’s look at everything in the Oh, What a Day Card Kit:

The Oh, What a Day! Kit retails for $75, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Occasional Critters stamp set
  • Occasional Critters die collection
  • Essential Sentiments clear stamp set
  • Focal Frame die
  • Dotted Diamonds stencil
  • Mini Pot of Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes; 2 each of Lemon Meringue, Lollipop and Candy Corn)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals; 2 each of 3 designs)

Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) and Bits & Pieces – Rainbow Rhinestones separately.

Today, I’m sharing three cards using the cutie pie Hippo, Owl and Giraffe Images. To get started, I stamped all the images with Oreo Ink and used Copic Markers to color in the images (with a few white gel-pen accents) and used the coordinating die to cut each image. 

Sending Get Well Wishes

Mr. Hippo looks like he needs a good get well hug/card. I started by stenciling the diamond background with Gumball Ink. I ink blended a white cardstock Frame Die Cut with Cookie Monster Ink and added the Hippo behind the frame with clear tape. I added Mr. Hippo & his frame to the stenciled background with adhesive squares and glued the Get Well Soon Sentiment to the center of the frame. I added a Sugar Cube & Cherry Pop A2 Thin Frame around the edge of the card and for a little extra pop added a Red Gem to the tip of the thermometer. 

Hippo Copic Colors: C01/03 & W2, R20/24/27, BG11/13, B02/05

Graduation Wishes

Owl You Great, Congratulations Grad! I love this clean and simple mini slim card with all the little touches of rainbow and dimension. I used all the easy strip sizes to create a rainbow pattern to the inside Frame Rectangle (I had a bunch of colors already cut from previous projects—Love it when this happens—and it will probably happen all the time now that I have the Easy Strips on hand). The frame was die cut several times with white cardstock and stacked together with liquid adhesive for extra dimension. I popped the rainbow rectangle back into the frame (adhering with liquid adhesive) and adhered the Owl with foam adhesive. Using my MISTI, I placed the frame to a Stitched Mini Slim Panel so I could place & stamp the Congrats, Grad sentiment in Oreo Ink with just enough room to add the rainbow gems. To finish the card, I attached the decorated panel to a Lollipop Mini Slim Scallop Frame & Card Base.

Owl Copic Colors: E30/33/35, N5/7, YR07/Y15

Welcome Little One

Welcome Little One. I have to admit, I’m pretty smitten over the little baker twine portrait hanger…the secret was adhering all the pieces to the frame and card with mini glue dots. With thin foam squares, I attached the Blue Raspberry Ink blended frame to a Box Top Stacklet and then adhered the Giraffe with liquid adhesive. I used my MISTI to stamp the Welcome Little One with Oreo Ink. I then adhered the decorated Box Top Stacklet to the Lemon Meringue stenciled Mini Slim Rectangle Stacklet which I adhered to a Lemon Meringue Mini Slim Scallop Panel. 

Giraffe Copic Colors: Y08/15/17, YR07/14/15, BG13

I hope you enjoyed my projects today using the Taylored Expressions ADORABLE Oh What a Day Card Kit. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration. Big Paper Hugs!

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Ink blot shop love notes card and enveLope set


Hi Friends and Happy Wednesday! Just stopping by to let you know my first blog post as an Ink Blot Shop Design Team Member is now up on the Ink Blot Shop Blog.

The Valentine/Galentine Holiday is one of my favorite cardmaking seasons with all the Hearts, Loves and Pinks & Reds. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sharing an Embossed Love Letter Card & Envelope Set using the Sending Love & Stretched Sentiments Stamp Sets.

Envelope Decorating

For the decorated envelope, I stamped and embossed the Address Label from the Sending Love Stamp Set (Masking the Sun) with white embossing powder to a Kraft Envelope. Then I colored the image with pink/red and grey colored pencils. 

Tip: When coloring envelopes, I insert a piece of cardstock inside the envelope before coloring. For colored pencils this gives me a nice flat/smooth surface to color on and for Copic coloring the cardstock insert prevents color bleeding through to the back of the envelope. 

To finish the envelope, I stamped the Sending Love sentiment in VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. 

Cardmaking Details

For the Love Notes Card, I stamped and heat embossed the envelope images with white embossing powder to red cardstock and fussy cut the images.

I placed a white card panel in my MISTI, I added the red envelopes to the top of the card panel so I could position the Love & You Stretched Sentiments. Then I stamped the sentiments with dark red ink. I moved the card panel up “just a smidge” in the MISTI before stamping the sentiments with light pink ink.

To finish the card, I stamped a few of the cute little hearts from the Stretched Sentiments stamp set in red ink and adhered the decorated card panel to a pink cardbase. 

So there we are friends, a Clean & Simple Love Notes Envelope & Card Set using the Sending Love & Stretch Sentiments Stamp. Thanks for stopping by & Big Paper Hugs!  

Taylored Expressions Easy Strips! and Exclusives Release Inspiration

The new Easy Strip & Exclusives Taylored Expressions Release might just be one of my favorites! The Easy Strips came out during last year’s Stamp Joy and I’m super excited that they are now available in the Taylored Expressions Shop. The are SO much fun with endless possibilities. There was a LOT of stripping happening in the craft room, LOL! 

Prepping & Storing my Easy Strips

Before I started all of my projects, I die-cut all my favorite rainbow color cardstock into all three sizes of the Easy Strips. This way I could have all the sizes in multiple colors on hand to design different backgrounds. This also created several piles of paper strips that required some storage and found that long Candied Pretzel Treat Bags were the perfect fit for both the strips and extra pieces of cardstock cut to size for easy die cutting later on down the road. I’m storing all my strips in a long storage tray that I picked up at Target. 

Sealed with Love & ⅛-inch Easy Strips

The Sealed with Love Cling & Clear is such a fun set and I’m super excited about the coordinating die that cuts out several envelopes at once. 

For my first Sealed with Love & Rainbows card, I stamped the background in Oreo Ink to Sugar Cube Cardstock. I used the Coordinating Sealed with Love Die to cut out several of the envelopes and stamped the hearts in Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow and Blue from the Clear Stamp. Using liquid adhesive, I added the ⅛-inch Easy Strips in rainbow order to the bottom of a white card panel.

After adhering all the strips to the front of the card, I turned it around and trimmed the excess strips from the panel (saving the trimmings for my second & third card below). Then I cascaded the rainbow envelopes along the side of the card panel with the end of the rainbow leading to the black and white heat embossed A Note to Say Hello Mini Strip Sentiment. Tip: Since I had a few leftover envelope die cuts, I double & triple stacked a few of the envelope die cuts for extra dimension. 

For my second Sealed with Love & Rainbows card, I stamped the background in Sea Salt Ink to a Sugar Cube Card Panel. With Liquid Adhesive, I added the ⅛-in Easy Strips in Rainbow Order to a Stitched Square Die Cut, turned the square die cut over and trimmed off the excess pieces (saving the trimmings for my third card). I added two heart envelopes to the Rainbow Striped Rectangle with foam adhesive and then adhered to the Sea Salt Background Panel. To finish the card, I added the Sealed with Love sentiment with Oreo ink.

My third card was a Bonus Project. I love how the Clean & Simple Birthday Card came together so quickly from all the extra Easy Strips Bits & Trimmings from the first two cards. I sprinkled the extra trimmings to a white card panel and attached them with liquid adhesive.

I added the Birthday Wishes Gold Heat Embossed Stitched Rectangle Sentiment from Botanical Sentiments to the top of the Confetti/Sprinkles card panel and attached the panel to a Lollipop cardbase. 

Sealed with Love & Rainbows Supplies

Easy Strips Birthday Wishes Supplies

Flourishing Frame & ½-in Easy Strips

The Flourishing Frame Cutting plate is absolutely gorgeous with all it’s delicate vines/leaves. Because this is an intricate die, I used a metal shim as part of my die-cutting sandwich. 

To create the background of the Happy Anniversary card, I used TE Adhesive sheets (which I first adhered to a cardbase) to add ½-in strips at a diagonal in Cookie Monster, Sprinkles, Eggplant, Guava and Fruit Punch. I cut the Flourishing Frame in both Sugar Cube and Vellum Cardstock and adhered the White Frame to the Easy Strip Background with liquid adhesive. To finish the card, I added the gold heat embossed Botanical Sentiment to the Vellum Rectangle and adhered it to the center of the Flouring Frame.

I did a quick White-on-White Inlay for my Thinking of You Card. First, I die-cut the Flourishing Frame from a White Card Base, removed the frame die-cut and adhered the negative to another white card base. Then I adhered the frame back into the negative as the inlay (only adding adhesive to the rectangle edge so I could pop-up several of the leaves and vines for extra dimension). For the sentiment, I added ¼-in Easy Strips to the top and bottom of the inside rectangle frame.

Then using my MISTI and MISTI Clear Alignment Panels, I stamped the Sentiment with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. To finish the card, I used Liquid Adhesive to adhere the Sentiment Frame to the Flourishing Frame Border.

Flourishing Frame Cutting Plate Supplies

I hope you enjoyed my projects today using the Taylored Expressions Release. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration. With this new release, there’s also a fun promotion happening:

Promotional Details:

With the purchase of any 3 Easy Strips dies (any combination of the Easy Strips – 1/8″ die, Easy Strips – 1/4″ die, and Easy Strips – 1/2″ die), you will receive an Easy Strip Stack pack FREE. The Easy Strip Stack includes cardstock in multiple colors sized to match the Easy Strip dies. You get three sheets of each of the following colors: Fruit Punch, Guava, Sweet Potato Pie, Pineapple, Lime Zest, Cilantro, Confetti Cake, Blue Raspberry, Blueberry, and Eggplant.

Also, with any purchase of $75 or more (before tax & shipping), you will receive a FREE Mini Slim Envelope Valentine pack. The envelope pack includes 2 each of Cupcake, Pink Champagne, Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop and Watermelon Mini Slim envelopes.

**Both promotions run now through Sunday, January 23rd or while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!