Taylored Expressions Craft Kit Exclusives Release Card Inspiration: Happy Hex

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today is Taylored Expressions New Release day with individual products from the exclusive Happy Hex & Like Gnome Other Craft Kits being added to the shop! If you missed out on the full kit or had your eye on individual items, it’s a great time to add some goodies to your cardmaking supplies collection.

I have a secret to share…I have a major crush on the Taylored Expressions Gold Fine Detail Embossing Powder. So today, I’m sharing a gold embossed Thank You Mini Slim Card using products from the Happy Hex Kit along with the Hexagon Mini Slim Trifold Template + Dies and the beautiful Full of Flowers-Singles Stamp & Dies.

For my I ❤️ Gold Embossing Card, I started by prepping my Sugar Cube card panel (trimmed to size to fit a Top Fold Oreo Slim Line Card Base) with anti-static powder and then stamped the Happy Hex Mini Slim Background with VersaMark. Then I applied gold embossing powder to the VersaMark impression and set it in place with a heat tool. For the gold Hexagon Sentiment Layer, I applied the VersaMark Pad directly to a Sugar Cube Hexagon Die Cut and then added gold embossing powder to the entire die cut and heat set. To keep up with the gold theme, I also stamped and gold heat embossed the Thank You Sentiment from Happy Hex Add-Ons Stamp and then die cut using the large hexagon from Happy Hex Dies. After layering the Hexagons, I added blue/aqua Copic Colored Florals (B93/97, BG11/53/79 and G00) from the Full of Flowers -Singles Stamp Set. To finish the card with a little extra sparkle, I added White Rhinestones to and around the florals.


I hope you enjoyed my Very Gold & Shiny Happy Hex Mini Slim card. In case you missed my previous Happy Hex Kit projects and looking for more Happy Hex Inspiration, I’ve linked it up here

Be sure to stop by Taylored Expressions for all the New Release Products and the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration. 

Big Paper Hugs!


Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy Exclusives Release Card Inspiration

Hi Friends! I’m so excited about the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy Exclusives Release. If like me you couldn’t make it to the virtual Stamp Joy last fall, several of the exclusive products that were part of the event are now available for purchase! 

Today, I’m sharing two Jewel-Tone Ink Blended cards featuring the Full of Flowers Cling and Clear Stamp Set and Full of Flowers Layering Stencil. I started by stamping the Full of Flowers background image with VersaMark Ink to Sugar Cube cardstock and heat embossed with fine detail gold embossing powder. Then using the coordinating layering stencil, I went to work experimenting with different ink combinations to add color to the florals and greenery. To complete the cards, I added a vellum stitched circle and a gold embossed Thinking of You and Thanks so Much hand lettered sentiment.

Warm Jewel Tone Colors: 

  • Greenery: Mint Julep (one layer for the lighter shade & two layers for the darker shades)
  • Flowers: Cupcake + Strawberry, Guava+Watermelon and Honey+Potato Chip+Peaches and Cream. 

Cool Jewel Tone Colors: 

  • Greenery: Mint Julep+Spearmint+Poblano Pepper and Blueberry
  • Flowers: Lavender Glaze+Plum Punch+Jelly Donut

Thanks so much: Warm Jewel Tone Supply List

Thanks so much: Warm Jewel Tone Supply List

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my projects. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration!

Big Paper Hugs!

Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil Add-Ons New Release Card Inspiration!

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! It’s release day over at Taylored Expressions with new Masking Stencils & Dies Add-Ons!! Masking stencils are one of my go to clean and simple essential tools and the new Add-ons are perfect for adding texture and dimension. The Scalloped Masking Stencils pair perfectly with the existing basic masking shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle and a mini slim rectangle version too. I love how you can achieve a one-layer “layered look” without the extra bulk of die cut scallop frames!

The Diagonal Stitch Stacklets are AWESOME!!! They fit just inside or outside of the masked stencil square and rectangle shapes and are so versatile that you can also use them without the masking stencils to add extra texture and detail to frame/border your A2 panels and designs. 

My first card features the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets and boy was it an ink blending/masking stencil celebration and why use one stacklet when you can use three!? 🙂 For the stenciling, I started with the Lemon Meringue rectangle in the center of the card and added the stripe pattern from the Strip Stencil in the Holiday Stencil Strips Set. Then I masked the yellow rectangle and positioned the larger rectangle masking stencil over the card panel and created the rainbow blended frame using Lollipop, Watermelon, Pineapple and a very light blend of Cookie Monster. Then I added the Diagonal Stitch Stacklets to the inside and outside of the stenciled rectangles. To finish the card, I added a rainbow stamped Happy On the Block Die Cut (for deeper color saturation, I colored over the letters with Copic Markers) and then added white gel pen polka dots. 

Happy Birthday Diagonal Stitch Stacklets Supplies:

When I see scalloped edges the first thing I immediately think of is pretty floral designs. For my second card, I combined the Circle Scalloped Masking Stencil with the Spring Spray Stamp. To create the card, I first ran my card panel and circle stencil through my die cut machine which provided a raised “platform” to account for the height of the stencil when using it as a mask for stamping the floral image.  This way the image impression went all the way to the edges and left no extra white border when I ink blended the Lime Zest Circle Scalloped Edge. I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Yellow-050, Bright Yellow-052, Pink Flamingo-222, Carmine-022, Wine Red-024, Green Shadow-049, May Green-047, Light Green-041) and added black polka dots with a pen and Ebony Nuvo Drops. To complete my card, I added the white heat embossed Sentiment Strip.

Scalloped Circle Masking Stencils Supplies:

With the 2021 Pantone Colors in mind, I create my yellow (Potato Chip & Yellow Meringue) and gray (Sea Salt and Earl Grey inked over with Sugar Cube) Sketchbook floral design using the Rectangle Masking Stencils, Rectangle Scalloped Stencils, Diagonal Stitched Lines Die and Wood Plank Background Stamp.  

Rectangle Scalloped Masking Stencils Supplies:


Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my projects using the new Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil Add-On release. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration!

Big Paper Hugs!