Hooray-Hooray!! Taylored Expressions Teacher and Grad New Release Inspiration

Hooray, Hooray!! The new Taylored Expressions Release is all about Celebrating our Teachers & Grads!!  

I can’t believe that school is almost out for summer and you know what that means…time for Teacher Appreciation and Graduation CardMaking Season!! I love this time of year when we get to celebrate our Teachers and Students for their dedication and hard work through the school year…and what a year this has been whether you experienced remote or hybrid learning…this was a Milestone Year like no other for all of us!! 

Using goodies from the new release, I’m sharing two teacher appreciation cards and a Graduation Card that’s all decked out in school spirit with foil & shine in my daughter’s school colors—we have a Moving Up Milestone Celebration this year! Happy 5th Grade Graduation Kiddo!!


Using the Full Circle-School stamp with the Apple Stacklets, I created a Mini Circle (fits in a 4×4 envelope) and A2 Teacher Appreciation Card. For the You’re the Best Teacher card, I used the Masked Circle and Scallop Circle Stencils in Gumball and Cherry Pop Inks for my first layer. Then with VersaMark Ink, I stamped the Full Circle-School image to the Cherry Pop stenciled circle and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The size of the Full Circle Stamp is a PERFECT FIT in the largest Masked Circle Stencil!! Hint/Tip: Be sure to add anti-static to your ink blending because the embossing powder does like to stick to freshly ink blended areas. Loving how the little learning/education images POP off the red background with the white embossing powder!

I stamped the Teacher Sentiment in Gumball Ink and die cut using the Double-ended Flag Stacklets die. The apple was die cut from Cherry Pop and Granny Smith card stock using the Apple Stacklets & Apple Stems & Seeds Dies. Then I stacked and adhered the die cuts to the Full of Circle-School background image with foam tape. To finish the card, I added a sentiment strip from the You’re the Best Mini Strips set and two Bits & Pieces-Black Drip Drops for extra pop. 

I love making and giving mini cards in all shapes and sizes. They’re super cute and perfect to attach to a gift package, bag or basket with a little note of thanks or celebration. I die-cut a Circle Scallop Stacklet from Blueberry Card Stock and a Stitched Circle Stacklet from Sugar Cube Card Stock. Using the Apple Stacklets with the Apply Stems and Seeds, I die-cut three apple layers one from Cherry Pop Card Stock (and Granny Smith for the Stem), another from a Cherry Pop & Watermelon Ink Blended-Full Circle-School White Heat Embossed panel and the last from a piece of acetate.

Because I heat embossed the background, I didn’t want my stamped impression to be bumpy and I wanted to “see through” as much of the pattern as possible, soooo…I stamped the Teacher sentiment with Black Staz-On Ink to the Acetate Apple and adhered it in place with a piece of Kool Tak Clear Foam…then I stamped, heat embossed and applied the Thank You sentiment over the Kool Tak Adhesive.

To finish the mini card, I stacked and layered all of my pieces to the Blueberry Scallop Circle and attached it to a circle card base that I created using a circle nesting die and a partial die cut at the top of a folded A2 Card Edge. 

BOXED IN BASICS-GRAD 2021 Graduation Celebration

Graduation Milestones are such important events and what better way to celebrate than with a card that’s all about the foil and shine. The {Boxed In Basics}-Grad 2021 Panels are toner-printed which makes them perfect for foiling. I decided to customize my card panel to match my daughter’s school colors—Blue and Silver and it was super easy.

I just ran the panel with Blue Foil through my laminator machine and like magic I had instant Blue glam & shine. To add in the silver, with VersaMark Ink I stamped the Star Fall Background to the top of the Grad Panel and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. To add in a few more hints of “Soaring Blue”, I added Blueberry cardstock Grad Confetti Little Bits using Liquid Adhesive. To finish the card and for one last piece of shine, I added the decorated Grad Panel to a Silver Foil Cardstock Base. 

What Taylored Expressions Release wouldn’t be complete without an amazing Bundle!!

Get the Hooray Bundle for 15% off the retail price! The bundle includes:

  • On the Block – Hooray stamp
  • On the Block – Hooray Shadow die
  • Congrats die
  • Building Blocks – Well Done stamp
  • Simple Storage for Building Blocks case

The special introductory price of the Hooray Bundle is available Tuesday, April 27th, through Sunday, May 2nd, or while supplies last!

Hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!! 

Teacher Appreciation Card Supplies

Boxed-In Basics Grad 2021 supplies

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