Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions!!

Hi Friends & Happy Tuesday! Have you heard the news…Taylored Expressions is officially a teenager and celebrating their 13th Birthday with a Birthday-Inspired New Release with Stamps, Dies, Stencils with Sprinkles on top. 

Happy, Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions!!!

A big part of my creative process is starting with a color story. Since this is a Birthday Release, I wanted all my projects to be bright and cheerful so I took all my color queues from the New Sprinkles Bits & Pieces with Plum Punch, Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Guava & Strawberry Milkshake. Then I added some glimmer and shine with silver & diamond embossing, silver foil and white glitter cardstock pops of paper.

Mini Slim Birthday Cards

For my first two cards, I went with the fun Mini Slim size. I Love how big and bold an A4 Stamped/Stenciled image looks on a Mini Slim Card and the size is perfect for mailing and slipping under some pretty birthday package ribbons.

For the first Celebration Card, I used the Piece of Cake Layering Stencil and Additions Stamp Set. I did a little masking and with the Bitty Blenders stenciled the rainbow cake layers: Plum Punch, Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Guava and Strawberry Milkshake. Then using my MISTI I aligned the “Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday” sentiment to the cake and with a little masking I used ink cubes in matching colors to stamp the sentiment into the cake layers…some colors I stamped several times to get a darker impression.

Then I used the second layer of the Piece of Cake Stencil to add the base (with VersaMark Ink and Silver Embossing Powder) and Stars with Lemon Meringue ink blending. For the Candles, I stamped the Sparkler image from Additions Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I cut the entire panel from a Stitched Rectangle Stacklet and adhered it to a piece of Hello Sunshine Patterned Paper. To finish the card, I added Yellow Tiny Diamonds to the stars, a silver foil Mini Slim Frame around the edge of the card base.

For the Let’s Celebrate Mini Slim, I used the Party Time and Fill In the Blank-Birthday Cling & Clear Stamp Sets. Using ink cubes and a little masking, to stamp the Celebrate Word Art to a Mini Slim Panel. I then added a Silver Embossed and Purple/Green/Teal ink-blended Party Hat from the Party Time Stamp & Stencil + Coordinating dies. *For a little extra dimension, I also stamped the party hat in fun foam before adhering it as the A in the Sentiment.  To finish the sentiment, I stamped “let’s” from the cling stamp set with Oreo Ink. To finish the card, I added a Cookie Monster & Silver Foil Mini Slim Thin Frame and then adhered the decorated panel to Striped Pattern Paper from the Hello Sunshine Paper Pack. Then for a little extra fun, I used the Sprinkles Rotating Stencil with matching ink colors to create matching envelope liners. 

Birthday Mini Slim Cards

Party Hat Time!!

Yay!! It’s Party Time!! Using the Party Time Stamp and Stencil Combo, I first inked up all the Party Hats in Rainbow Colors. I found that when I used ink cubes for the stamping, I didn’t have to do too much masking on the background stamp. Then using Sea Salt ink and Blender Brush, I stenciled in the Party Hat Toppers and Bands. For the confetti sprinkles, I used my Nuvo Spoon to add TE Oreo Glitter to Glitter Grab (also works with Glossy Accents) to create a glitter gel that I then applied using a palette knife with the confetti stencil layer. For the YAY, I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on Oreo cardstock and fussy cut the letters so I could place the sentiment on an angle with the Silver Embossed Party Hat and Mini Strips-Birthday sentiment. 

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Celebrate You!

The next card was SO much fun and super easy to make with HUGE impact and WOW…I wish I had a Sparkle/Glam Lens so you could see all the shimmer.

It all started with a rainbow ink blending with Plum Punch, Guava, Lemon Meringue and Cookie Monster Inks. Then I took my VersaMark Ink Pad and stamped all over the ink blended panel and added Diamond Embossing Powder and Heat Set.

I used the Celebrate You Cutting Plate with White Glitter Cardstock and fun foam for extra adhesive and adhered the die cut to the Rainbow Diamond Background. To finish the card, I added the Happy, Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Mini Strips-Birthday Stamp Set. 

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So there we are friends, a few Celebration Cards using the new Taylored Expressions Release. I hope you enjoyed my post today and thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out the New Release and TE Blog for more New Release Inspiration from the Creative Team. AND…with all new releases there’s a pretty awesome Promotion happening:

Right now through Sunday, September 19th (or while supplies last), you can get the 13th Birthday Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Piece of Cake Layered Stencil set, Clearly Crafty Piece of Cake Additions stamp set, and Piece of Cake die collection. The discounted bundle price is only available through 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday, September 19th.

Taylored Expressions Fall Release Inspiration!

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! The NEW Fall Release at Taylored Expressions is now available and I have six cards to share with you using ALL the products in the Fall Release. For my five fall inspiration projects, I went with a boho color scheme using Raspberry Sorbet, Honey & Spearmint as my base colors and then adding in hints of Sweet Basil, Chocolate Truffle and Peaches n’ Cream. Plus, I have a bonus Pastel Rainbow Happy Birthday Card using What a Hoot Cling and Clear Combo + Stencil. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the New Fall Release Promotional Deals!

An Autumn Blessings Trio

I used the Autumn Blessings Stamp & Coordinating Die to create a trio of clean and simple fall designs using the boho color palette. The leaf images in this set are big, bold and modern so they look great together or they can stand on their own. 

For my first card, I stamped three leaves in Raspberry Sorbet, Honey & Sweet Basil and bundled them together with a large Gold Drip Drop against a double diagonal stitched square frame. The Give Thanks sentiment was stamped on the smallest stitched square in Blue Corn Ink which fit perfectly inside the diagonal stitched border. To finish the card, I added the decorated card panel to a Honey Card Base. 

For my second card, I used the Ginkgo tree leaf image with the Swirls Pierce & Cute Plate for a “ leaf blowing in the wind” card design. Using the Splatter background stamp, I added speckles of gold heat embossing to Spearmint Cardstock which I then die-cut using the new Swirls Pierce & Cut Plate. I trimmed the cover plate image and popped-up several of the spiral images and adhered it to the bottom of a white card panel using liquid adhesive. I added three Honey Stamped & Cut Ginkgo Leaves to the card panel in a spiral motion. For extra sparkle, I added some gold nuvo glitter drops to each of the Ginkgo Leaves. To finish the card, I added the sentiment in Chocolate Truffle Ink, added a few Clear Drips Drops and placed the decorated card panel on a Chocolate Truffle Card Base. 

For my third card in the Autumn BlessingsTrio, I used the Maple Leaf as my main focal image which I stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored with TE Liquid Watercolors. Using my MISTI and Sugar Cube Ink, I stamped the Fineline Leaf Background to Toffee Cardstock which I then cut using the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklet and adhered to an A2 Toffee Layer panel. I then gold embossed the Autumn Blessings Sentiment a Vellum Stitched Rectangle Frame and adhered the Gold Watercolor Maple Leaf above the sentiment with a thin 3D foam square. The gold embossed vellum layer was then adhered to a white rectangle panel which was then adhered to a Raspberry Sorbet Stitched Rectangle Panel. The top layer was then adhered to Sugar Cube & Toffee Fineline Leaf Panel 🙂 and all of the layers adhered to a white card base. Although this card had 6 layers, it is surprisingly flat for happy mailing. 

Autumn ArraY Floral BOUQUET

The Autumn Array Stamp and Stencil Combo makes it simple to create stunning botanical cards. I stamped the leaves in Spearmint and used my blender brushes to add ink color to all three stencil layers. For the sunflowers I used Dijon with hints of Honey and Toffee & Chocolate Truffle Centers, the Roses are Raspberry Sorbet and the small blossoms are Pink Champagne with a layer of Peaches n’ Cream. Then I cut the stenciled and stamp image from the Autumn Array Coordinating Die and adhered it with thin foam adhesive to a Sugar Cube on Toffee Playful Plaid Background. To finish the card I added a gold embossed Handlettered “Happy Fall Y’All” Sentiment and Rose Gold Bountiful Blessings Harvest Mini Strip. The decorated card panel was added to a white card base.

Thanks for Owl You Do

The size and font of the Signature Thanks Die & Backer is absolutely stunning. The Signature Thanks was cut from Toffee and Raspberry Sorbet Cardstock (for a little extra lift, I cut the Thanks from toffee cardstock three times and then stacked them underneath the Raspberry Sorbet Thanks).

For my boho rainbow, I cut the Over the Rainbow Beams in Raspberry Sorbet, Peaches n’ Cream, Honey and Spearmint Cardstock. I adhered the rainbow and signature Thanks with liquid adhesive to a white rectangle stitched stacklet. Then I perched the cute little Honey Inked and Gold Embossed Owl from the What a Hoot Cling and Clear Combo with a foam square to the top of the “T”. To finish the card, I added the decorated panel to an A2 Toffee Layer Panel and White Card Base. But wait, I decorated the inside too with the new Inside Scoop-Thanks Sentiment Stamp Set and the rainbow heart centers from the Over the Rainbow Die Set.

Hoot, Hoot Hooray Happy Birthday

Hoot, Hoot Hooray it’s your Birthday!! I had SO much fun making this card with the What a Hoot Cling and Clear Combo and Coordinating Stencil. First, using my MISTI I stamped the Owl Background with Oreo Ink to Sugar Cube Cardstock. Using the Clear Stamp, I added the colorful pastel rainbow Owl Body and Feather Details using Strawberry Milkshake, Potato Chip, Mint Julep, Sprinkles, Lavender Glaze & Sea Salt Inks.

Then using a Nuvo Spatula I stenciled the leaves with Glitter Grab and added Lollipop TE Fine Glitter. For the sentiment, I used the Oh My Word-Happy Birthday Stamp and Coordinating die, along with a black and white heat embossed Hoot, Hoot Hooray sentiment strip from the Hoot, Hoot Hooray Clear Stamp Set. All the sentiments were adhered to a Stitched Vellum Circle Die Cut that was placed over the Pastel Rainbow Background. I love that the vellum provides a great sentiment focal point without hiding the Owl Background. 

So there we are friends, a collection of boho-inspired Fall Projects + a bonus Birthday Card using the new Taylored Expressions Fall Release!! Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more TE Creative Team Inspiration!

New Release Promotional Details

Free envelopes & seals:

With any purchase of Fall products (old and new!) of $75 or more, you will receive a FREE pack of envelopes and custom Autumn Blessings envelope seals. The pack includes 10 envelopes (2 each of Mulled Wine, Pumpkin, Dijon, Sweet Basil and Toffee) and 10 exclusive envelope seals (these seals are not available to purchase). This offer is valid now through 11:59PM Central Time Sunday, September 5th, or while supplies last.

Free class:

When you purchase the Autumn Blessings Collection (Autumn Blessings stamp set, Autumn Blessings die collection, and Swirls Pierce & Cut Plate die) through Sunday, September 5th, you will get a free exclusive 2-card video craft-along class with Taylor!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new Fall goodies to use right away making two different cards at your own pace! Watch the videos as often as you like and learn some new cardmaking tips and tricks while discovering inspiration for more designs!

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 will recommend colors for ink and cardstock, 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, September 5th, or while supplies last.

Taylored Expressions Exclusives Release Inspiration with Hi, Hey Hello and Off the Hook

Hello, Hi, Hey, How are you!? Have you seen the news—Exclusive Sets + new Coordinating products are now available at Taylored Expressions!! Exclusives are products that you could earn free with qualifying purchases and now some of these exclusive products are available to purchase! In addition to the Exclusives Release, there’s a sale on select summer favorites!

How about a little Retro Rotary Dial Phone Inspiration!? I had SO much fun with the new Off the Hook Die Set…I’m loving the retro vibe of the rotary phone image and knew I HAD to turn the rotary dial into a spinner card; especially a spinning rainbow rotary dial. All the paper pieces you need to create a spinner are included in the die set—you just need to bring one or two circle foam adhesives and a standard hole punch to the party. 

For my Black and White Hello Rainbow Dial Spinner card, I prepped a piece of Oreo Cardstock with anti-static powder and using my MISTI I stamped the Hi, Hey, Hello Background using VersaMark Ink. Then I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder. I used the Off the Hook die set to cut all the rotary phone pieces from white card stock. For a fun pop of color, I used a selection of rainbow Copics to color each of the rotary insets and adhered each piece with liquid adhesive using the Embellie Gellie tool. Then I turned the dial into a spinner. 

To create a rotary dial spinner, add a hole to the center of the phone base using a standard hole punch. The rotary dial’s center circle die cut will be your spinner disc. Attach a foam sticky circle (or two for extra pop) to the center of the spinner disc and then pop it through the standard hole punch. Then attach the dial die cut to the circle foam adhesive. You now have yourself a spinning rotary phone 🙂 Just make sure you add foam tape to the phone base before adhering to your card panel so it has plenty of space to move and doesn’t rub up against the card panel. Check out my Instagram Feed for a Video of the Rainbow Dial Spinner in action.

I added an Oreo Cardstock band to the bottom of the card panel and attached the rotary phone with foam adhesive. To finish the card, I added the white heat embossed HELLO sentiment from Building Blocks-Happy Additions.

To create the Hi, Hey, Hello Rainbow Background card, I first used my blending brushes to ink blend a card panel using my favorite rainbow ink combination: Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop, Fruit Punch, Pineapple & Cookie Monster.

Then prepped the background for heat embossing by liberally applying anti-static powder to the panel. Then I stamped the panel with VersaMark Ink, added white embossing powder and heat set using my heat tool. I stamped the Oh My Word Hello in Oreo ink and cut it using the coordinating die. I cut all of the Off the Hook pieces in Oreo cardstock and used liquid adhesive to assemble all of the pieces into the Rotary phone.

I did extend the phone cord just a little bit by cutting the cord die twice and adhering the pieces together with liquid adhesive. For extra dimension and pop, I added Clear Drip Drops to the center of the rotary dial and the dial insets. 

So there we are friends, two rainbow everything cards and one with a little spin using the Hi, Hey, Hello Background Stamp with the new coordinating Off the Hook Die Set. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration and to see more of the Exclusive Products releasing this week. 

AND—-if you’re in a shopping mood there’s also an End of Summer SALE going on!!

Now, through Sunday, August 29th, save 30% on our select summer favorites! If you have had your eye on some of these stamp sets, die and stencils, now is the time to add them to your collection and save at the same time!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

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