Taylored Expressions Butterfly Wishes & Buttoned Up Craft Kit Release!!

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day at Taylored Expressions with not one but two new craft kits that are perfect for all ages! The first kit is called Butterfly Wishes and it is all a flutter with beautiful butterfly images and a gorgeous Stamp, Stencil & Die Combo. The second kit is for the kiddos and my daughter is here with me today sharing all the cards she made using the Buttoned Up Kit. We had a lot of fun in the craft room this week and we can’t wait to share with you all our projects—be sure to scroll through to the bottom of the post to see all the card-making details and inspiration for both kits.

Craft Kit Details

Butterfly Wishes Card Kit

Here’s everything included the Butterfly Wishes Kit– which retails for $55:

  • Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Butterflies die collection
  • Clearly Crafty Butterfly Wishes stamp set
  • Clearly Crafty Sweet Sentiments stamp set
  • Diamond Jewels
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Toffee A2 Envelopes

Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label. Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually.

Buttoned Up Card Kit

Here’s everything in the Buttoned Up Kids Kit that retails for $25:

  • 12 A2 sized cardbases (2 each of: Cherry Pop, Lollipop, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry, Cookie Monster)
  • 12 custom envelope seals
  • 12 pre-printed A2 card layers (3 each of 4 designs)
  • 12 Sugar Cube A2 envelopes
  • Approximately 2 oz of buttons
  • 1 glue stick
  • 175 glue dots
  • 1 plastic storage case with a sticker

The Hip Hip Hooray stamp set that is designed to coordinate with the Buttoned Up Kids Kit is available to purchase separately.

Craft Kit Ideas and Inspiration! 

Butterfly Wishes Craft Kit

First up, a rainbow of colorful butterflies. This is a two-for idea as I created two Mini Slim Cards from one Stamped & Stenciled Background Panel. I stamped the background using Oreo Ink to Sugar Cube Cardstock and then used the layering stencil to add the colorful rainbow butterfly wings. For the top of the wings, I used the first stencil layer with Strawberry Milkshake, Guava, Lemon Meringue and a light application of Cookie Monster. For the bottom of the wings, I used the second layer stencil with Lollipop, Watermelon, Pineapple (blending into orange) and Cookie Monster (blending into green). 

Hello Friend: For the first Mini Slim Butterfly Card, I die-cut the stamped and stenciled rainbow butterfly background using the largest rectangle in the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets (saving the remaining piece for my second card). Then I adhered the rectangle to a Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklet and adhered the entire panel to an Oreo Top-Fold Mini Slim Card. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark to Oreo Cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment using the smallest square from the Stitched Square Stacklets and then layered the sentiment to a vellum petite scallop square stacklet. 

Thinking of You: For my second Mini Slim Butterfly Card, I took the remaining piece of the rainbow butterfly background and adhered it behind the windows of a Sugar Cube Mini Slim Square Window die cut. Using my MISTI, I placed and stamped the sentiment between the bottom and middle windows. For the pop-up butterflies, I die-cut three Sugar Cube Cardstock butterflies and using the Clearly Crafty Butterfly Wishes stamp set, I added the colorful wings using Strawberry Milkshake & Lollipop and Lemon Meringue & Pineapple and Confetti Cake & Cookie Monster Inks. To add a layer of softness to the inked butterflies, I adhered three vellum die-cut butterflies. For extra pop, I added a jewel to the center of the butterfly pop-up wings and then adhered the butterflies with foam squares to the edges of the three windows. To finish the card, I attached the decorated card panel to a Cookie Monster Top Fold Mini Slim Card. 

Butterfly Wishes Supplies:

Craft Time with the Kiddo!

I’m always SO excited when I get to craft with my daughter; especially when the crafty project is all packaged and ready to create!

The Buttoned Up kit with the Hip Hip Hooray stamp set had everything she needed to start coloring, stamping, gluing and using her very Clean and Simple Imagination 🙂

I had to explain how to use the glue dots but after that she was on a solo mission to create a card using all four of the designs. The best part… she has her own set of happy mail to send to family, friends and her teachers!

And a few How To Card Details from the kiddo:

Hi! Happy spring. This is another cute kids kit that you will love. Putting all the little and big buttons on the cute cards. The cards that are given in the kit are really beautiful and are so fun to color. The first thing I did was I planned out all the buttons I was going to put on the cards. The next thing was I colored the cards. This part was really fun because I got to pick the colors to match with the buttons. Then I stamped the sentiments that I was going to use and matched them with the cards. The last thing I did was I glued the buttons down onto the cards and I glued the cards onto the card bases. Voila! There you have the buttoned up craft kit from Taylored Expressions.

Buttoned Up Kit Supplies:

I hope you enjoyed our projects today! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop & Blog for more TE Creative Team Inspiration. 

Big Paper Hugs!


Taylored Expressions Mother’s Day Release Card Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! The Mother’s Day Taylored Expressions Release is now available and it is absolutely amazing with GORGEOUS florals-botanicals and funny-sweet sentiments perfect for wishing the Mom in your life a special day. 

Today, I’m sharing two Mother’s Day cards using the In Bloom Cling & Clear Stamp Set along with a Greeting Card Set using the Circle Botanical & Coordinating Botanical Sentiment Stamps.

In Bloom Cling & Clear Mother’s Day Cards

For both my cards, I followed the same card-making process but with two different color combinations and few layout tweaks. For the background image outlines, I stamped the In Bloom Background the darkest blue and purple inks. Then I used the Clear Stamps to color-in the flowers.

For the Sentiment, I stamped the Mom image and then using Sugar Cube Ink, I stamped over the MOM image with the Gingham Background Stamp. Then I die-cut MOM using the On the Block-Mom Shadow die. The Sentiment Strips were white heat embossed on Oreo Cardstock using the Min Strips-You’re Perfect Stamp and Mini Strips Die. 

For the Layered Sentiment Panels, I ran a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock with the Pierced Circles Cutting Plate through my die cutting machine. For the Blue Card, I place the Pierced Circle frame to the bottom of the card panel. For the Purple Card, I layered the Pieced Circle frame with Plum Punch Card Stock to the top of the card panel. The I adhered MOM and the Sentiment Strips with foam adhesive to complete my Mother’s Day Cards.

Blue Color Combination

  • Flower Outlines: Blueberry
  • Tulip: Gumball
  • Daisy: Sprinkles
  • 5 Petal: Salt Water Taffy
  • Bitty Flower & Dots: Lavender Glaze and Sea Salt
  • Flower Centers: Silver Fine Detail Embossing Powder
  • Leaves: Mint Julep
  • MOM Word Die Cut: Blue Corn & Sugar Cube

Purple Color Combination

  • Flower Outlines: Eggplant
  • Tulip: Plum Punch
  • Daisy: Jelly Donut
  • 5 Petal: Cupcake
  • Bitty Flower & Circles: Sprinkles & Lavender Glaze
  • Leaves: Mint Julep
  • MOM Word Die Cut: Lavender Glaze & Sugar Cube
  • A Little Something Extra: I ran the entire purple stamped panel through my die cutting machine with the Pierced Circles Cutting Plate.

In Bloom Blue Supply List

In Bloom Purple Supply List

Circle botanical greeting card set

The Circle Botanical Image is HUGE and I love it—it’s an elegant instant impact design! It fits perfectly on a square card and looks beautiful taking up an entire A2 card panel.

I chose to color my Botanical Images with Copic Markers in an assortment of blues, greens and purples (V05, BV01/02, BG13/15/18/49, B91/93/97 and YG21/23/25).

In addition to the sentiments in the set, the new Botanical Sentiments fit perfectly in the center of the circle which I heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

To create the circle cut-out on the navy blue A2 Card Design, I used one of the Stitched Circle Stacklets.

To finish the cards, I added Glossy Accents to the berry branches and a You’re the Best Mini Sentiment Strip to the Square Card Design.

Circle Botanical Supply List

I hope you enjoyed my Floral Mother’s Day Release Inspiration. Be sure to stop by Taylored Expressions to check out the entire release, New Release Promotion and more inspiration from the entire TE Creative Team. 

New Release Promotion Details: Right now, through Sunday, April 11th (or while supplies last), You can get the Picked Posies bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Clearly Crafty Picked Posies stamp set, Picked Posies die collection, and Gathered Greenery Background stamp. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, April 11th.

Big Paper Hugs!

You Did It! Whimsical Graduation Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Hi Friends! Can you believe it’s one more day until April?! Spring is in the air which also means it’s getting close to Graduation Time. This we’re celebrating the end of elementary school so I wanted to create some whimsical Graduation Cards for my daughter as we hug and cheer her on as she crosses into Middle School. She has a pretty silly-slapstick sense of humor, so my number one goal was to create cards that would make her smile and maybe get one of those “Mom, are you kidding me…?!” expressions…so the quirkier & “punnier” the better. I can’t wait to ask her “Why did the chicken cross the rainbow?” LOL 

I started both cards with a cheerful stamped rainbow from the Better Days Ahead Stamp Set and as the focal point. Then I went to my Essentials by Ellen Stamp Collection to find cute critters that could help celebrate her big milestone. I chose the Chicken Family from the Good Egg Stamp Set and Bigfoot from the Lil’ ‘Squatch Stamp Set. For extra whimsy, I colored the edges of the critters in rainbow Copic colors. I added the You Did It Sentiment from the That Thing You Did Stamp Set. For added *pun*, I included the You Da Beast to the BigFoot Graduation Card. To finish the Rainbow Fun Graduation Cards, I added my favorite Hai Supply Black Star Sequins

All the Rainbow Color Details

Rainbow Ink Colors: Pinkfresh Studios Inks in Raspberry Bliss, Clementine, Sunshine, Aquamarine and Seaside

Rainbow Copic Colors:  RV55, R24, Y04, Y17, BG23, B02

+Bigfoot Copic Colors: BV00/000, E30/35, W1 and R20

I hope you enjoyed my whimsical graduation cards and it inspires you to bring a little pun/fun into your card designs. Thank you for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 💗

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