Taylored Expressions Valentine Sweets and Treats New Release

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday Treats! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? It’s one of my favorite card make seasons…all the hearts, loves and sweets and the new Taylored Expressions has everything you need to create sweet valentine treats, tags, home decor and more!

Today, I’m super excited to have a guest designer with me (my daughter) sharing her fun treat tags using the Kid Valentine Craft Kit and extras from the release. Let’s take a look at her fun creations and at the end of the post you’ll find a Mini Slim Card & Three Treat Boxes using the new All Tucked In Valentine Windows.

Kid Valentine Craft Kit—FOR ALL AGES

The Kid Valentine Craft Kit is perfect for ALL ages…my almost teen had SO much fun using the Blender Brushes with the Sweet Treats Layering Stencil. I heard some giggle as she decorated/stamped the images with cute faces and sprinkles…especially the sprinkles hair on the ice cream cone, LOL. The great thing about the layering stencil is you’re creating 4 images that when you cut out into a four squares they fit perfectly on 4 3×3 notecards.

She changed it up a bit and used the Sweet Treats coordinating dies and created fun candy holder tags using the new Tag Treat Wrap Die for each of her friends. Underneath the white tag layer, she stamped TO and FROM using the clear stamp set. For a little extra teen-bling, we foiled the sentiments in Champagne Gold and cut using a paper trimmer. She finished up her tags with the cutest bows using twine and thin ribbon.

Color Combinations

  • Cupcake: Guava, Strawberry Milkshake (ink & cardstock) & Toffee
  • Popsicle: Cookie Monster (ink & cardstock), Blue Raspberry, Toffee, Glitter Grab and Sugar Cube glitter.
  • Donut: Jelly Donut (ink & cardstock) & Toffee
  • Ice Cream: Peaches n’ Cream (ink & cardstock), Toffee and Guava

Kid Valentine Craft Kit Tags Supply List

Rainbow LOVE Treat Boxes & Mini Slim Card

The new All Tucked In Valentine Window Dies create the cutest treat boxes and are perfect for inlay card designs like my Mini Slim Card. Because I LOVE rainbow and Valentine Treat season means you might be mass-producing these treats and cards, I have a little hack for you.

Using ONE A2 Sticky Sheet Panel with 1/4” Easy Strips, I was able to use the one rainbow striped panel for four projects—the mini slim card (one vertical strip ~2.5 x 5.5) and all three boxes (cutting the striped pattern into ~1-7/8 x 1-7/8 squares). I added a black and white heat embossed sentiment to finish the heart & flower treat boxes.

Tip 1: Because the Valentine Window designs are close the edge of the All Tucked In Box Front, I first cut and scored/folded my boxes and then die cut the Love, Heart and Flower to the box front. I also used a metal shim to get really good embossed score lines and deeper inlay cuts.

Tip 2: To make sure the stripes in the background where aligned, I used a piece of clear tape to create a hinge and then adjusted the stripes on the square until straight. Then picked up the square using the hinge to add liquid adhesive to secure the rainbow striped square to the box, removing the clear tape hinge once the glue dried.

All Tucked In Valentine Window Supply List

So there we are friends a fun collection of Valentine Packages using the new Taylored Expressions Sweets & Treats Release. Be sure to check-out the entire release at Taylored Expressions and the Taylored Expressions blog for more Creative Team Inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

New Release Promotions & Kid Valentine Craft Kit Details

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your children, students, grandkids or neighbors with our adorable Kid Valentine Craft Kit! The kit retails for $25, is packaged in a custom zippered pouch, and includes:

  • Sweet Treats Stencil & Clear Combo set
  • Sweet Treats printed sentiments (5 sheets)
  • 6×6 Sugar Cube cardstock pack (7 sheets)
  • Valentine Matte Enamel Dots

Available to purchase separately from the kit: Sweet Treats Stencil & Clear Combo setSweet Treats coordinating dies3×3 Sugar Cube notecards, and the Kid’s Valentine Blending Bundle(includes 3 bitty blender brushes and 3 mini ink pads: Cupcake, Lollipop, and Toffee).

Limited quantity available.

Right now through Sunday, January 22nd, when you purchase the Gnome Sweet Gnome die collection, you’ll receive a Bits & Pieces – Hearts pack FREE! Embellish the gnomes or use the hearts on Valentine projects and more! Offer valid while supplies last.

Sweet as Can Bee Taylored Expressions Valentine’s Day Release

Hi Friends and Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you but the new year always means the start to pink & red valentine’s cardmaking season and I’m loving all the new release goodies from the Taylored Expressions Valentine’s Release. Today, I’m sharing several cards using the Conversation Hearts Stamp & Stencil, Triple Slim Hearts Layering Stencil & the Cutie-Bees from the Bee’s Knees Card Kit are Back for Valentine Season!!

Sweet as Can Bee

I’m in love with the Bee’s Knees Cutie-Bees on Valentine Cards with the Sweet as Can Bee and Bee Mine Mini Strips Stamp Sets that I had to create two cards. Both cards use the Branch/Honey Tree image in Poblano Pepper & Chocolate Truffle. I stamped the Hive image in Lemon Meringue, Pineapple & Potato Chip Inks along with Fruit Punch for the heart center. I stamped the Bee’s Knees in VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. By embossing the stamped black images, there’s not chance for the black ink to “blend” into the yellow body and pink wings.

For my first card, I used the Forever Love Heart Die to create the top layer frame and for the bottom layer I blended Strawberry Milkshake to a Sugar Cube Card Base and added a white Honeycomb Cluster Die Cut. Then I layered the branch, Cutie-Bees and Honey Hive using different heights of foam adhesive. To finish the card, I added a white & licorice heat embossed Bee Mine Mini Strip “Will you BEE mine?” sentiment and a Strawberry Milkshake Frame in Frame 3 Stitched Frame.

For the second card, I used the Branch image as a Honey Tree and added cute foiled hearts to each of the branches. Then I added the hive and honey bees with foam adhesive along with the white and licorice heat embossed Bee Mine Min Strip Sentiments. For the finishing touches, I added a Frame In Frame 2 Scalloped border in Strawberry Milkshake and a Frame in Frame 3 Stitched Frame in Cross Sugar Cube.

Sweet as Can Bee Supplies

Conversation Candy Sweethearts

To create the Sweethearts Box Inspired Card I used the super cute & fun Conversation Candy Stamp & Stencil Combo in Strawberry Milkshake, Lavender Glaze and Mint Julep + Lollipop Sparkle Embossing Powder. The heart shaker was created using Strawberry and Cherry Pop Heart Stacklets+Acetate.

The “for my SWEETHEART” sentiment is from the Tag Team-Valentine and Happy Valentine Heart Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments-Valentine. To keep the look of the Conversation Heart box, I adhered the hearts behind and on top of the acetate heart.

Conversation Hearts Supplies

Triple Slim Hearts and Love & Hugs

The Triple Slim Hearts Layering Stencil creates three beautiful mini slim line backgrounds and with the coordinating Foil-It Panels you have yourself some pretty shimmer and shine. For my three slim line cards, I foiled all three panels in Gold Deco Foil using my Mini Minc Machine on heat setting 4.

I then used the layering stencil with Poblano Pepper, Fruit Punch and Strawberry Milkshake Inks. I foiled the sentiments from the Foil It Love Hugs Foiling Panels in Pink Melon Deco Foil and cut using the Love & Hugs Dies.

To finish each two of the cards, I added Mini Slim Thin Frames in Red & Gold Foil, & Tiny Diamonds. For the Happy Valentine’s card, I used the Mini Slim Stacklets+Petite Scallops & Diagonal Stitch Mini Slim Stacklets to create the scalloped frame.

Triple Slim Hearts Supplies

So there we are friends, I hope you enjoyed my Valentine Projects the new Taylored Expressions Valentine’s Release. “Bee sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 

New Release Promotions

When you purchase the Hearts in Bloom Bundle (Triple Slim – Hearts in Bloom Layering Stencil set, Triple Slim – Hearts in Bloom die collection, Foil It – Triple Slim Hearts in Bloom panels, Hearts in Bloom washi tape, Happy Hearts washi tape, and Hearts in Bloom envelope seals) through Sunday, January 8th, you will get a free exclusive video craft along class with Susan Block!

This mini version of our Online Crafty Classes is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making a trio of Mini Slim cards at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new crafty tips and tricks!

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (separate from your order confirmation email) with links to the class video on YouTube.

Although Susan will recommend extra supplies (ink, cardstock, embellishments, etc.), 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, January 8th, or while supplies last.

Now through 11:59PM CT Sunday, January 8th, save 15% off select cardstock colors! Stock up on Cherry Pop, Watermelon, Lollipop, Pink Champagne, and Strawberry Milkshake for your Valentine projects and more! Offer valid while supplies last.

Right now through 11:59PM CT, Sunday, January 8th when you make a purchase of $100 or more in the TE webstore, you will receive the Sketched Hearts die collection FREE! These die cut hearts are perfect for adding to your Valentine projects! Offer valid while supplies last.

Taylored Expressions Best Mix Ever Cardmaking Kit Inspiration

Hi Friends and Happy Retro-Back to the Mix Tape Blast from the Past Tuesday! This Best Mix Ever kit totally rocks and while it’s all about your favorite mixed tape…I couldn’t help but turn the cassette reel & tape into mini records for a classic retro vinyl mini slim card design. The Mix tape die collection is absolutely awesome there are so many different ways to create your Best Ever Mix Tape!

The Best Mix Ever Cardmaking Kit retails for $65, is packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Mix Tape die collection
  • Mix Master Background stamp
  • Best Mix Ever stamp set
  • Mini Strips – Mix Tape stamp
  • A2 Envelope Pack (6 envelopes: 2 each of Plum Punch, Dried Fig, and Tropical Punch)
  • Envelope Seal Pack (6 seals: 3 each of 2 designs)

Limited quantity available

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually. You will be able to purchase additional envelope seals (package of 10)Bits & Pieces – Black Rhinestones, and the Best Mix Ever die collection separately from the kit.

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You Rock! Happy Birthday Cards

For both cards, I stamped the Mix Master Background Stamp in VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I cut each of the backgrounds with a Rectangle Stacklet for both the A4 and Mini Slim Card. The background panels where adhered to an Eggplant card base with TE 1×3 foam strips.

I stamped and cut the sentiments from the Best Mix Ever Stamp Set in Lollipop and Jelly Donut inks and the Best Mix Ever coordinating dies. I added dimension to each of the sentiments by adding a die cut piece of pink and purple fun foam. The white embossed “You’re not old…you’re retro!” sentiment was stamped to the negative cassette piece (in Licorice cardstock) from the A4 Let’s Party card. Then I adhered each of the sentiments at fun angles on each of the cards.

For the records on the Mini Slim Card, I die cut the cassette reel/tape in both Licorice and Sugar Cube cardstock and adhered all of the circles with liquid adhesive to a small licorice die cut. For the heart, star, bolt and music note centers, I used the confetti die from the set in Jelly Donut, Key Lime, Lemon Merringue and Lollipop cardstock.

To create the Let’s Party Mix Tape on the A4 card, I started by die cutting the base pieces from Sugar Cube & Licorice Cardstock plus an Acetate Window layer that I sandwiched between several layers of the Black Cassette case. For the rainbow tape, I used Lollipop, Jelly Donut, Lemon Meringue, Key Lime cardstock. Using the guides on the white cassette backing die cut, I adhered each tape ring starting with the smallest key lime circle.

I attached the Black & Acetate Window cassette case to the white cassette back and adhered the black and white supply reel to the top of the acetate with two black Bits & Pieces rhinestones. To finish the cassette, I added a thin rainbow strip “metal shield” using the strip die from the kit and the Black and White Let’s Party Mix Mini Strip.

So there we are friends, two YOU ROCK! Birthday Cards using the super RAD Best Mix Ever Cardmaking Kit!! I hope you enjoyed my projects today and be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration from the TE Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

Best Mix Ever Cardmaking Kit Supplies