New Colors At Taylored Expressions!

Hi Friends! I’m super excited about this release! Taylored Expressions has added SEVEN NEW COLORS of inks & cardstock to their beautiful color collection: Rose Water, Banana Cream Pie, Passion Fruit, Macaron, Dried Fig, Tropical Punch & Oyster. Today, I’m sharing two cards showing off both the new ink & cardstock colors.

The new colors include new jewel tones that look gorgeous with gold and silver. This is definitely a color story I would like to use more than once so I created a True Colors swatch card that I slipped into a Mini Slim Binder Insert. I included both a first and second stamped impression—I like including the second impression because helps me visualize what the color will look like when ink-blended.

New Ink Colors Card Details

I used the Best Buds Stamp & Stencil and stamped the background using VersaMark ink which I heat embossed in Gold TE Embossing Powder. With Bitty Blender Brushes (no masking required with this little brushes when I applying color) and the Best Buds Layering Stencil, I added Macaron, Dried Fig, Passion Fruit, Tropical Punch and Rose Water.

I die-cut the stenciled background with a Stitched Rectangle Stacklet and attached to a Passion Fruit card base that was stamped tone-on-tone with Passion Fruit Ink with the Denim Background Stamp. To finish the card I added a Gold & Velum stacked Signature Thanks Die-Cut and Gold Bits & Pieces to the center of the Tropical Punch blooms.

New Cardstock Colors Card Details

New colors have entered the rainbow spectrum and I couldn’t be more excited! For my thinking of you card, I went with a more retro rainbow vibe blending new and older colors together starting with Tropical Punch, Rose Water, Guava, Pineapple, Blue Raspberry, Dried Fig and Macaron.

I used the 1/2-inch Easy Strip die to cut out all the new and older colors of cardstock and adhered them in rainbow order to a piece of copy paper that had a TE Sticky Sheet applied. I didn’t want to hide all the beautiful colors, so I stamped and heat embossed the Fancy Florets Stamp with white embossing powder and attached to the striped background with Thin Adhesive foam strips.

To hide the adhesive, I added a white Stitched Frame Stacklet border. To finish the card, I added a gold embossed Thinking if you Die Cut from the On Occassion Stamp Set and Gold Bits & Pieces embellishments.

So there we are friends, two very different cards using the new color collection of inks & cardstock from the new Taylored Expressions Release. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog for more Creative Team Inspiration along with the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire kit release. Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotions—IT’S SO GOOD!!

First up is the I Want it All New Color Bundle:We have a one stop shop ready for those of you who want to pick up all of the new colors with one click. The I Want it All New Color Bundle includes:

  • 7 Full Size Ink Pads in the new colors
  • 7 Mini Ink Cubes in the new colors
  • 14 sheets of cardstock (2 each of each new color)
  • ink pad labels for the new colors

Next is the Swatch Out Bundle:In addition to the I Want it All New Color Bundle, we are having a swatch party! The Swatch Out Bundle gives you everything you need to swatch out your new colors, plus join us for a virtual swatch party!

The Swatch Out Bundle includes:

  • Swatch Out stamp set
  • Clearly Crafty True Colors stamp set
  • True Colors Ink-spiration cards
  • FREE True Colors Ink Swatch Cards
  • Access to virtual Swatch Party on June 10, 6PM Central on Zoom (you will be emailed a Zoom link to join the party and/or you can watch the replay after the event)

Taylored Expressions Father’s Day release inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it—it’s almost June and that means Father’s Day is right around the corner and the new Taylored Expressions release has everything you need to celebrate the men in our lives PLUS—there’s a new Create-in-Quads Stencil! While this release is all about our favorite guys, I only have one Father’s Day card. What?!

Today, I’m sharing cards using the Hook, Line and Sinker Stamp & Stencil Combo + Coordinating Dies and the Create-in-Quads Hexagon set with the Oh No You Didn’t Stamp & Coordinating Dies.

For the Hook, Line and Sinker projects, I went with a tropical fish vibe with Lemon Meringue, Plum Punch, Fruit Punch and Confetti Cake Ink Colors for my Birthday Fishes & You are fin-tastic Duo. I stamped the background with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder to Sugar Cube Cardstock. Using the stencils, I layered on the vibrant ink colors using Bitty Brushes and then cut using the coordinating die cuts. From one stamp & stencil I was able to die cut all the fish for both cards!

For the first card, I added five swimming fish to a partially embossed background using the Snowfall Embossing Folder. I love how the Snowfall Embossing folder also looks like water bubbles especially when you add in some Clear Drip Drops Bits & Pieces. To finish the card, I added sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and adhered the decorated panel to a Blue Raspberry card base.

For the second card, I created a biggest fish catch scene. I created the hook & line using the Reely Great Die and Silver Cardstock. I adhered the fish to the line using foam adhesive. To finish the card, I added the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and Clear Drip Drops Bits & Pieces.

Hook, Line & Sinker Supply List

Soooo….I am a HUGE fan of the Create-in-Quads Layering Stencils. The color combinations are endless and I Love how you get four cards from one stenciled background panel that you can jazz up with sentiments and bits and pieces from my stamp and die stash.

I was Super Excited that the Hexagon CIQ is now available and couldn’t wait to try out a new color combination: Fruit Punch, Dijon, Poblano Pepper and Raspberry Sorbet.

I stamped from the Oh No you Didn’t and Father’s Day Favorites in Poblano Pepper and cut using the coordinating dies. I dug out my Happy Hex Dies and Add-On Clear Stamp to add bits and pieces to two of the card panels. All of the cards panels where adhered to a Fruit Punch card base. 

Create-in-Quads Hexagons Supply List

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog for more Creative Team Inspiration along with the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire kit release. Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotional Details

When you make a purchase of $75 or more now through Sunday, May 15th, you will get 2 FREE exclusive video craft along classes with Taylor and Heather!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making 6 different card designs at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new crafty tips and tricks!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class videos on YouTube.

Although Taylor and Heather will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), you can use anything you have to make these projects uniquely yours!

Hurry! This offer is only valid through 11:59 pm (CT) on Sunday, March 15th, or while supplies last. Classes are available to purchase for $15 each.

Taylored Expressions Baby Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday. Oh my goodness the newest release from Taylored Expressions is the most adorable Baby Release Ever! Today, I’m sharing Five! cards using two of the new die sets: Wooden Toys & the Littlest Laundry.

For the Wooden Toys triplet card set, I first used the Scalloped Squares Masking Stencils to create pastel backgrounds in Mint Julep for the Elephant, Sprinkles+Salt Water Taffy for the Duck and Lavender Glaze for the Whale.

With VersaMark ink I stamped the Full Circle-Baby image to the pastel blue background and heat embossed with white embossing powder and stamped tone-on-tone with Mint Julep to the pastel green background.

Two of the panels where die cut into panels using the Scallop and Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. The wooden toys were die cut from white cardstock and their accent pieces (Ear, Wing & Tail) colored with Copic colors in Gray-C2, Yellow-Y13/15 and Teal-BG11/13.

I embellished each of the cards with yellow bakers twine for the duck, heart clay embellishments for the whale and a Diagonal Stitched Square for the elephant.

For the sentiments, I added a Toffee & White Heat embossed Mini Strip-Baby Sentiment. To finish the cards, I adhered the decorated panels to a tone-on-tone stamped background card base using the Gingham Check with Potato Chip, Diagonal Diamonds with Sprinkles & Playful Plaid with Lavender Glaze.

Wooden Toys Supply List

The littlest laundry is SOOOOOO Adorably Sweet with the little onesies and cute little bib. I paired each of the card designs with the Cloudy Skies Piecing Plate and the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate.

For the little laundry die-cut pieces, I used the Sweet Playful Patterns Paper Pack and Cupcake and Sprinkles Card Stock, Silver Glitter Card Stock for the clothesline and Toffee for the clothespins. I used liquid adhesive to adhere all the pieces together.

For the sentiments, I added a Toffee & White heat embossed Mini Strip-Baby sentiment. For a little extra color to the Baby Boy card, I added a piece of blue vellum (ink blended with Sprinkles Ink) behind the laundry.

Littlest Laundry Supply List

So there we are friends, several sweet baby cards using the Adorable Baby Release. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog for more Creative Team Inspiration along with the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire kit release. Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotional Details

Right now through 11:59 PM Central Sunday, May 8th, you will get an A2 Cardstock New Color Sampler Pack with any purchase of $75 or more. It’s a sneak peek of our new colors that will be debuting soon! We are also offering a buy one, get one promotion on all of our Scalloped Masking Stencils! It’s the perfect time to complete your collection with these versatile scalloped shapes. Offers valid while supplies last.