Taylored Expressions Bee’s Knees Cardmaking Kit Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today is Cardmaking Kit Release Day at Taylored Expressions and it’s Fa-Bee-Lous!

The Bee’s Knees Cardmaking Kit retails for $74, comes in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • The Bee’s Knees Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • The Bee’s Knees die collection
  • Clearly Crafty What’s the Buzz? stamp set
  • Honeycomb Cluster die
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes, 2 each of: Oreo, Sugar Cube, and Honey)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals)

Limited quantity available

Most items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (pack of 10) separately from the kit.

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What’s the Buzz Tri-Fold Card

The TE Craft Kits come with envelope seals that are great for envelopes and perfect for card fronts too…and it this case the perfect fit in the center of a Mini Slim Circle Tri-Fold card. I used the Mini Slim Tri Fold Circle Template + Dies to cut out the circle windows along with a larger circle in Dijon Cardstock that I adhered the “What’s the Buzz” envelope seal.

For the bees, stamped the Bee’s Knees Background in VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored using the layering stencils, blender brushes and Pineapple & Salt Water Taffy Ink. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut out the small and large bees.

Using the Honey Comb Cluster die, I adhered yellow (Dijon) and white honeycombs to the front, middle and back panels of the Tri-Fold card base…trimming off the edges with scissors.

I adhered the Envelope Seal to the back panel and then decorated the front and middle panels with the Bee Die Cuts and the cute “buzzing by” image + sentiments from the Clearly Crafty What’s the Buzz? stamp set.

For extra whimsy I wrapped the buzzing by image from the front Bee to the back of the card.

Bee Happy Rainbow

I used the Over the Rainbow & Rainbow Cloud Duo Die to create a bee-happy rainbow in Oreo, Lemon Meringue and Black & White gingham check. I stamped the Bee’s Background in Oreo and used the Layering Stencil and Bitty Blender Brushes to add Potato Chip, Lemon Meringue and Salt Water Taffy ink to the bees.

For a little extra dimension, I stamped Lemon Meringue ink to the top of the bee’s body using the Clearly Crafty What’s the Buzz? stamp set. Then I adhered the bees to the rainbow with Thin 3D Foam Squares. To finish the card, I added the Bee Happy sentiment and adhered the decorated panel to a Lemon Meringue card base.

Carmaking Kit New Release Promotions!

Also, right now through Sunday, July 3rd, you can get 10% off select hexagon products. All of these hexagon themed product coordinate beautifully with The Bee’s Knees Cardmaking Kit! Here are the products included in the sale:

SUpplY List

Blog Hop! Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil and Hot Foil Release

Hi Friends, Thanks for stopping by and joining me on the Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil and Hot Foil Release! I’m so excited to share with you my creations using the Geo Arches Hot Foil Plate & Stencil, Dotted Scallops Coverplate Die & Floral Backdrop Coverplate Die with the Foiled Sentiments 3 (I am SO in love with these sentiments—it’s great to have gold foiled sentiments available to quickly finish-up all occasion cards!)

Hot Foil Stamping Note: For all my Hot Foiling Projects, I received great results with the Pinkfresh Studio Hot Foil Plate using the Gemini FoilPress Machine (medium heat for a little over 1 minute) with Spellbinder Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls and Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover Cardstock.

For my first set of cards, I used the Geo Arches Hot Plate + Moondust Hot Foil. With the coordinating layering stencil I applied Coral Reef, Ocean Breeze & Sparkling Rose ink colors. I love stretching my supplies and making two-for-one cards from one background print.

To do this I used Essential Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the main background for the Cheers! card and the frame for Keep Smiling card that I added to a white Dotted Scallops background panel.

For my next Getting Well Soon Card, I used the Modern Layered Floral Stamp in pretty yellows and soft greens. I stenciled Lemon Whip & Sunshine, Mint and Aquamarine to a Gold Geo Arches Heat Stamped impression that I die-cut into the frame border.

The bouquet was die-cut then adhered with foam tape to a white Floral Backdrop Cover Plate Panel and Pale Yellow Card-base so the centers had pops of yellow.

My last card is a Mini Slimline Card using framed die cuts from the Mini Essentials Bundle Die set. I love how elegant the Dotted Scallops Cover Plate looks as a skinny layer in deep red.

While I had the Modern Layered Floral Stamp out on my desk, I stamped a bold red & coral bouquet and die cut using the coordinating die. I adhered the bouquet to the layered mini slim design with foam tape and added the gold You’re Amazing Sentiment to finish the card.

So there we are friends, several pretty cards using products from the Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 New Release. Check out the entire release at Pinkfresh Studio and be sure to check out all Blog Hop details below for a chance to win some great giveaways. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!


Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel.

Plus, Pinkfresh studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. Be sure to comment below and along the entire blog hope for a chance to win. Winners will be picked from the comments.

Pinkfresh Studio will pull the winners & post them on July 5, 2022 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check this page to claim your prize within 2 weeks.

The Blog Hop

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Taylored Expressions Foil-It Release Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s Release Day at Taylored Expressions and if you’re like me and love the shimmer & shine of foil on your cards you are going to LOVE this release. There are SO many new Foil-It Panels!! I have so many cards to share with you today, I’m so excited! Before I begin sharing all the cards, a quick note that I foil all my card panels with The Minc Mini on Heat Setting 4.

Foil-It Branches & Blooms in Amethyst Watercolor

For my Branches and Blooms Foil-It Cards, I used both positive and negative foiling to create my duo card setting using the gorgeous Amethyst Watercolor foil. After foiling the Branches and Blooms Foil-It Panel, I adhered the negative foil sheet to an A2 TE Sticky Sheet on white cardstock.

I used a bone folder to make sure all the foil was adhered to the sticky sheet and then pulled back the plastic film from the foil sheet. It’s like crafty magic! My biggest Tip/Trick making this card was swiping the TE Anti-Static Powder tool all over the foil-adhesive panel to remove any tacky residue from the sticky sheet peeking through the white branches and blooms!!

After all the foiling, I used a medium stitched rectangle stacklet to create both a frame and a layering piece for my Hello Card.

For the Lilac Foiled Thinking of You Card, I adhered the Branches & Bloom frame to a Diamond Cutting Plate panel, secured a stitched rectangle piece of vellum to the card center and added the Thinking of You Sentiment with thin foam adhesive. The finished card panel was adhered to a Passion Fruit card base.

For the Hello card, I die-cut the Framed Script-Hello from Passion Fruit cardstock and adhered it to a Sugar Cube Stitched Rectangle. Then I stacked-up the Positive & Negative Amethyst Watercolor Foiled Branches and Blooms Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to a Passion Fruit bottom layer. To finish the card, I adhered all the layers to a Toffee card base.

Foil-It Branches & Blooms Supply List

Mini Slim Doodle Flowers in Gold

The Foil-It Panels make is SUPER easy to create beautiful cards with lots of shimmer and shine. I added Gold Foil to the Mini Slime Doodle Flowers panel, colored with an assortment of Copic markers (+ white gel pen), added a Champagne Happy Birthday On Occassion Foil-It Sentiment and for the finishing touch—Pearl Bits & Pieces. The decorated card panel was adhered to a top-folding Cookie Monster Mini Slim Card Base.

Foil-It Mini Slim Doodle Flowers Supply List

Birthday Balloons in Silver Stars Foil

I foiled the Birthday Balloons with Silver Stars Foil and colored the Balloons with Red, Yellow and Aqua Copic Markers. I used the clear stamp from Birthday Balloon Stencil & Clear Stamp Set to add stamped patterns for depth and dimension. To finish the card, I added a Gold Foiled & Die Cut Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Sentiment from the It’s You Day Foil-It and Gold Foil Little Bits-Stars.

Foil-It Birthday Balloons Supply List

Birthday Hooray in Rainbow

I am always in need of Birthday Cards and this set is perfect for creating celebration cards that everyone will enjoy. The set coordinates with the Create-in-Quads Hooray Stencil but I decided to swap the stencil for Gold & Silver Glitter and Foil Cardstock embellishments using the A2 Thin Border Die, Little Bits-Stars & Little Bits-Celebration.

I used both the TE Rainbow Bright and Rainbow Foil for all four Hooray Birthday panels. Be sure to keep your foil scraps for embellishment die cuts…with the help of an A2 TE Sticky sheets you can die cut foiled shapes and frames like I did for the Celebrate & Let’s Celebrate Cards. To finish my cards, I adhered all the foil and decorated panels to Eggplant card bases.

Foil-It Birthday Hooray Supply List

So there we are friends, foiled cards for all the occasions. I hope you enjoyed my post today. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop and Blog for more Foil-It Release Inspiration and the Foil-It New Release Promotion.

New Release Promotional Details

Right now through Sunday, June 26th, purchase 5 or more Foil It packs get a free metallic foil (our choice of Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, or Copper) FREE! It’s a great time to stock up and collect the Foil It packs that you have had on your wish list! Offer good while supplies last.

Get Started with Foiling Kit:

Are you ready to start foiling, but don’t know where to begin? We have you covered with the Get Started with Foiling Kit. The kit includes:

  • 3 rolls of Deco Foil (1 roll each of Gold, Amethyst Watercolor, and Rainbow Shattered)
  • 4 oz. jar of Glitter Grab
  • 2 stencils (Delightful Daisy and Floral Points)
  • Deco Foil Toner Sheets pack
  • Foil It – Paradise pack (12 panels)
  • 1 Stencil Pal

Purchase of the Get Started with Foiling Kit gives you access to our virtual Intro to Foil Class taught by Susan Block. Susan will go through all of the basics with you to get you started with toner based foiling and foiling with our Glitter Grab using stencils!

Add on a Mini Minc machine to the Get Started with Foiling Kit for 10% off!

Offer valid while supplies last.