Taylored Expressions Father’s Day Release Card Making Inspiration!

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day over at Taylored Expressions and we’re celebrating The Man, The Myth, The Legend …That Special Guy…The Dad. There’s Argyle, Diamonds, Snarky & Cute Sentiments, Bold DAD Images and something Hoppy…aka…Beer! Living in Colorado, we are big Craft Beer Fans from the American Beer Festival, Beer Tastings, Tap Room & Food Truck Afternoon Hang-Outs this release has me all Hoppy Inside 🙂

Right now, through Sunday, May 16th (or while supplies last), You can get the Argyle Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Argyle Stamp & Stencil Combo set and Diamonds Piercing Plate. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, May 16th.

I’m sharing two cards using the Argyle Stamp and Stencil in two different ways. Both Cards use a similar color palette with one background stenciled with the Argyle Pattern and the other an alternating Diamond Pattern.

For the Diamond Pattern, instead of matching up the X on the stencils to create the Argyle Pattern, I moved the diamond stencils around the diamond stamped/silver embossed image to create a “free-form” alternating Diamond Pattern using Cherry Pop, Blueberry, Gumball, Salt Water Taffy and Sea Salt Inks. For a little added dimension, I ran the Pierced Diamond Cutting Plate over the stenciled background. 

For the Argyle Pattern, I followed all the stamping & stenciling guides. First I stamped the Diamond Image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I matched up the Xs on all three layered stencils and used my blending brushes to add Cherry Pop, Blueberry and Gumball Inks.  


I knew I wanted to create a punny Hoppy Father’s Day Card and was super excited when I realized the H from Cap It Off Alpha fit perfectly on the Beer Mug from the Hoppy Days Stamp Set. I die-cut the Cap it Off Alpha HOPPY letters from Blueberry and Sugar Cube Card stock and adhered them directly to the stamped, stenciled and Diamond Pierced Background using liquid adhesive. I stamped the beer mug with Oreo ink and stamped the Pilsner with Lemon Meringue Ink. The Toffee/White Embossing Powder Father’s Day Sentiment is from the Building Blocks-Happy Additions Stamp Set and Coordinating Die.

Hoppy Father’s Day Supplies


Once I had the Argyle Background Stamped, Embossed and Stenciled, this was a fun and easy card to pull together. I stamped the On the Block-DAD in Blueberry Ink and Cut it Out using the On the Block-Happy Shadow Die. I created the sentiment layer for DAD, with a Cherry Pop Simple Strip Stack & the Pierced Diamond Sentiment Layer and adhered to the top of the card panel. To complete the card design, I added the white heat embossed/Oreo card Stock sentiment Strip from the new Simple Strips-Man, Myth, Legend Stamp Set. 

Argyle DAD-You THE MAN Supplies

So there we are friends, two DAD’s Day cards using the new Taylored Expressions Father’s Day Release. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to use your stamps and stencils in fun new ways. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Shop to check out the entire release and the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the entire Taylored Expressions Creative Team. 

Until next time, thanks for stopping by and BIG PAPER HUGS!


A2 to Mini Slim with Taylored Expressions Bouquet Whimsy Stamp Set and Die Collection

Hi Friends & Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great start to the new week! The Taylored Expressions Creative Team is sharing fun ways to turn an A2 Design into a Mini Slim Design using the same stamp set and die collection. I’m sharing bright and cheerful floral A2 to Mini Slim cards using the Bouquet Whimsy Stamp & Die Collection. 

I don’t know about you but our spring has been a little gloomy and I needed a little pick-me up so I brought the sunshine into the craft room with bright and colorful ink colors and a bouquet of happy flowers. 

The A2 Design

For the A2 design, I did a little second generation stamping and color overlapping directly to a white card panel using Fruit Punch, Candy Corn and Pineapple inks for the flowers and Cilantro ink for the stems. Then I added the polka-dot centers with Oreo Ink. For the center bloom in the bouquet, using Strawberry Milkshake I second generation stamped the 5 point petal image and stacked them together and placed them in the middle of the bouquet with liquid adhesive. To balance out the Oreo polka dot flower centers, I added four Bits & Pieces-Black Drip Drops. To complete the card, I added a banner sentiment and adhered the decorated panel to an Oreo Card Base. 

The Mini Slim Design

Taking color cue from my first card, I used a very similar color palette and incorporated the bold black contrast into the design using the Bits & Pieces-Black Drip Drops, Oreo & Poppy Seed Stenciled Striped layer and a white embossed on Oreo Cardstock Sentiment Strip. For the bouquet, I did change up the colors a little bit by adding in Lemon Meringue and Cookie Monster Florals and Key Lime Stems. All of the images were stamped and die cut and adhered to the stitched rectangle frame using liquid adhesive and thin foam squares which I then layered to the Black & White Stitched Frame, a Scallop Rectangle Frame and finally a Top-Folding Lemon Meringue Mini Slim Card Base. 

Supplies for A2 & Mini Slim Whimsy Bouquet Cards

So there we are friends, two cards in two different sizes using the exact same stamp set! I love how just a few little tweaks created similar yet very different card designs. I hope my bright and cheerful Bouquet Whimsy Cards inspire you to stretch your stamps into different card sizes. 

Be sure to check out all of the Creative Team’s take on the A2 to Mini Slim project because there is a special promotion this week!! 

If any of the main products that the TE Creative Team used on their project has caught your eye, we are making a selection of them available to you for 30% off through this Sunday, May 9th or while supplies last. Here are the sets included in the sale: