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

Taylored Expressions Valentine Release-Love You Bunches!

Hi Friends! Today is the day for the Taylored Expressions Love you Bunches Valentine Release and it’s my first post as a Taylored Expressions Creative Team Member! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love creating with Taylored Expressions products and had a blast on last year’s Team TE. A huge thank you to Taylor for inviting me to join the amazing TE Creative Team! As Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite card making holidays, I have several cards to share with you. I hope you enjoy and Big Paper Hugs!

Hugs & Kisses: Hearts a Plenty & Fill in the blank Love Cling & Clear Combo

There isn’t a note that I don’t include a little XOXO so having an entire card focused on Hugs and Kisses fills my heart. I used the Hearts a Plenty Cling and Clear Combo Stamp Set and the Fill in the Blank-Love Cling & Clear Combo to create a mini slim and A4 card set. 

A4 Card Details: I placed the Fill in the Blank X – X stamp on my MISTI to stamped the third line of Xs in Lavender Glaze Ink. After I stamped the first image, I turned the card panel upside down and stamped the second line of Xs. I did this two more times until the card panel was covered with Xs. For the last row, I left a little more space so I could fit the Hugs & Kisses sentiment strip which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. For the Pink Hearts, I stamped the Hearts a Plenty background stamp in Strawberry Milkshake and then used the coordinating clear stamp set to add the patterned images with Sugar Cube Ink and VersaMark Ink that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. To finish the card, I adhered the large hearts in between the Xs with liquid adhesive and added the decorated card panel to a Strawberry Milkshake card base.

Mini Slim Card Details: I had a few large and small hearts leftover from the XOXO card, which was a perfect fit for a Mini Slim Size card. I stamped the X – X using Cookie Monster Ink to the center of a Slim Stitched Slim Panel. Then I used the Stencil Strips-Love to add a few more hugs and kisses to the card using my blender brushes and Lollipop Ink. For dimension, I double-stacked a large and small heart using thin foam adhesive and placed it as the center heart. Then I added Full of Hearts Bits & Pieces to the card, for a little extra pop. To finish the card, I placed the decorated card panel on a Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklet Frame in Cookie Monster CardStock and then added the layered piece to a Strawberry Milkshake card base.

Card Supplies:

Right now through Sunday, January 10th (or while supplies last), you can get the Hearts a Plenty bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Hearts a Plenty Cling & Clear Combo set, the Hearts a Plenty die, and the Fill in the Blank – Love Cling & Clear Combo set. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, January 10th.

Happy VALENTINE’S DAY: HanDLetterd Stamp & Dies

For my next cards, I created a fancy-CAS style using embossing folders, vellum and embossing powder to go with the elegant Hand Lettered Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp and Coordinating Dies.

Card Details: One of my favorite quick and easy, CAS techniques is using embossing folders on white cardstock to add just a bit of extra interest to a Sentiment-Focused card design. I used the Rosy Posey Embossing Folder for the Pink Valentine and Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder for the Gold Valentine. I stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day Hand Lettered design with VersaFine Ink and then heat embossed with Rose Gold and Gold Embossing Powders. Then I used the new Coordinating Dies to cut the intricate hand lettering…I love how the die gets into all those little spaces between the hand lettering and hearts! I also die cut the sentiment from fun foam and adhered it to the embossed sentiment for extra dimension. Then, I adhered the sentiments to a Vellum Stitched Heart Stacklet Die Cut. For extra shine and shimmer, I adhered several Full of Hearts Bits & Pieces to the center points in the Dotted Lattice Embossed Design. 

Card Supplies:

LOVE is All You Need: On THe Block-Love & Shadow DiE, Building Blocks Love Addition and Half a Heart Layering Stencil

When I was creating this card, I couldn’t stop singing “All you need” while stenciling, stamping, embossing and die cutting. Love, Love, Love…. All you need is love, All you need is love, love, Love is all you need.🎶

Card Details: I stamped On the Block-LOVE in Lollipop Ink to an A4 Card Base and partially die-cut the sentiment using the On the Block Shadow die and then used my craft knife to cut between the sides and edges of the die cut. For the background, I used the Half a Heart Layering stencil with Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake and Cupcake Inks. Then I adhered the LOVE panel over the stenciled background with foam tape. To finish the card, I added a Rose Gold Heat Embossed “Is all you need” Sentiment block from Building Blocks-Love Additions.

Card Supplies:

LOVE you Bunches: Love from Max and Millie, Building Blocks Love Addition and Mini Slim Swiss Heart Stencil

The On the Block LOVE stamp and Shadow die makes such a big impact on CAS cards. I LOVE it!! This time I matched the LOVE with Max & Millie. 

Card Details: I stamped the On the Block-LOVE in Strawberry Milkshake and Cookie Monster and then die-cut using the On the Block-Love Shadow die. For extra dimension, I also die-cut the LOVE shadow from Fun Foam and then stacked and glued it to the Pink and Blue LOVE die cuts. I used the Mini Slim Swiss Heart Die for the ombré Lollipop/Strawberry Milkshake and Cookie Monster/Lavender Glaze and square backgrounds. The Max and Millie images where stamped with Oreo Ink and colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. For the sentiment strip, I heat embossed Love you Bunches and Love is in the Air from Building Blocks-Love with silver embossing powder on Oreo Cardstock. Everything was stacked and layered using foam adhesive and a tape runner. To finish the cards, I added the decorated panel to a Lavender Glaze and Strawberry Milkshake card base. 

Card Supplies:

So there we are friends, a collection of Valentine-Themed Cards using the new Taylored Expressions Valentine Release. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop and TE Blog for more Valentine Card Making Inspiration and Eye Candy!

Big Paper Hugs!