Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Avery Elle / Pop-Up Frenchie

I am here today with the cutest little Pop-Up Frenchie set from Avery Elle!  

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With Valentine's Day being the next holiday to send some love and hugs, this card is perfect!  I've used some pattern paper from Avery Elle (now discontinued) but I challenge you to find some pattern paper in your stash to use.......come on, I know you have some!  

I created a layered frame using the Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments for my Frenchie to "peek" out of.  Using the heart dies included, I added a few die cut hearts embellished with Stickles.  For the sentiment, I stamped the XOXO repeatedly onto a thin strip of cardstock and adhered with foam adhesive.

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Pop-Up Frenchie Elle-ments
Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Perfect Pairings

There are some new stamp combos available from Taylored Expressions!  
Perfect Pairings are mini sets with a die and stamp!  

Here is just one card I made using these sets......with more to be shared over on Instagram.


This uses the new Return of the Floaties.  (previous released set)  I created this mini slim card using the mini slim products  The waves were made using the cloud dies!



Right now through Sunday, December 17th, you'll get 15% off when you purchase 4 or more of the 
NEW Perfect Pairings Stamp & Die Combo sets! It's the perfect time to grab all of your favorites and these cute sets are the perfect gift for your favorite crafty friends! Offer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Tools and Storage

As crafters we ALL love organizing and finding fun new storage solutions for our favorite products.  Taylored Expressions has a new Storage Bundle available today!  
While we are focusing on storage, we also have some amazing new products as well!

Taylored Expressions has a new Easy Strips MAPS available today as well as their amazing new Detail Blender Brushes!


I created this card using the new Simple Strips MAPS along with new Easy Strips 1/4" Patterns cut from Buttercream cardstock.  
I wanted a same color backdrop for some florals from the Ever In Bloom Create-in-Quads.



While supplies last, you can get the Tote-ally Awesome Storage Bundle for $99 that includes 6 of the new Simple Storage - Large Case along with a Doodlebug Foldable tote. Keep all of your projects and supplies organized and ready to go in style for your next crafty get together!
--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Char-CUTE-rie

I am here with such a "cute" card.  It features the Char-CUTE-rie stamps from Avery Elle!  
Seriously, this set is so fun to put together! 


I started with the Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments for my base to work on and added a strip of pattern paper from the Holiday Collection.  My char-cute-rie board started taking shape by die cutting all the bits and pieces from scraps of cardstock and assembling.  They were arranged and adhered to the charcuterie board (colored with Copics).  A strip of black cardstock was added to define the pattern from the white space and to allow a straight edge for the sentiment placement.


--Amy ♥

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Black Friday Bundle

I am back with another Taylored Expressions exclusive bundle for Black Friday.......Rainbow Bright.

Check out the Taylored Expressions website for details on all the products included in the bundle.

I created this rainbow card using the Rainbow Die included in this special bundle.  I've paired it with an image of Gus & Gertie.


Happy Shopping!

--Amy ♥

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Black Friday Sale and new Bundles!

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Black Friday is upon us and Taylored Expressions has some AMAZING deals that start now!  
Taylored Expressions has quite a "reputation" for some of the best crafty deals during Black Friday.


I'm sharing the newest Triple Slim Stencils called In the Kitchen.  This has got to be my favorite stencil set to DATE!  I am a HUGE thrifter and garage sale queen and lover of anything vintage!  Vintage Pyrex (which is hard to find in the wild from sales or thrift stores which is my favorite way to find them) has some of the best MCM (Mid Centry Modern) graphics!

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and catch 
some AMAZING shopping deals!

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Avery Elle / Conversation Hearts

I'm here today to share some Conversation Hearts with you!  Conversation Hearts have always been one of my favorites.  

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I created some Conversation Heart banners.  They were white heat embossed, colored using emboss resist, and die cut using coordinating die.  A panel was die cut using the Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments,  very lightly ink blended with ink left over on my blue brush, and the sentiment was stamped at the bottom.  The hearts were adhered with foam adhesive over a thin twine "string".  I added tiny twine bows to the edges of the banners.  This panel was adhered to another panel that had some Bright Rainbow Washi Tape adhered to the bottom.

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Conversation Hearts Elle-ments
Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments
Bright Rainbow Washi Tape

--Amy ♥

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Avery Elle / Winter Release Blog Hop

I am so excited because the Winter 2023 Release from Avery Elle is finally here!!  We have an amazing blog hop full of inspiration today and we are so glad that you are here. 

For a summary of all of the new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in the store .  We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months.  

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I'm sharing the Everyday Cake stamp and matching die set.  While this die lends itself to creating a shaker card, I took this a different direction.  The cake image was white heat embossed onto white paper and ink blended featuring emboss resist.  Tucked behind the white panel, the new Bright Rainbow Washi Tape was added to either side.  White pearls rounded the card off.

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Everyday Cake Elle-ments
Bright Rainbow Washi Tape

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Snow Crystals Kit

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It's snow time for the newest kit from Taylored Expressions called 
Snow Crystals! ❄❆❅

Snowflakes are unique and utterly beautiful.  This kit has everything you need to create your own Snow Crystal cards!

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There are foiling cards in this kit and my snowflake background card was done using Iridescent Deco Foil.  Over the top of the foiling, ink (Confetti Cake and Plum Punch) was blended in the lower left corner and upper right corner.  Coordinating cardstock was used to back the sentiment strip across the center.  Behind the sentiment strip, a single snowflake die cut was added.

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My second card uses another foiled panel done in silver.  

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Along the edges, the snowflakes were white heat embossed and then colored using the emboss resist technique.  They were die cut and added to the outside edge of a panel that was decorated using the Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets.  

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Make sure to check out Taylored Expressions over on Instagram and Facebook
 for details on the newest kit......available NOW!

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Taylored Expressions / From the Heart Release

We have a special release from Taylored Expressions today called "From the Heart".

This release covers encouragement, remembrance, and sympathy.  These are never easy cards to make but at least with these products, you can create a seamless card in minutes.

My cards focus on loss and sympathy.  

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This first card uses the Artistic Branch Stamp and Stencil.  I started with stamping my branch (in my Misti and then leaving it there) in Sea Salt ink so I could ink blend.  After ink blending with my chosen colors, my cardstock was placed back into the Misti and the branch outline was stamped in black ink.  The coordinating die was used to cut out the branch.  

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The branch was added to a trimmed panel die cut using the Pierced Circles Cutting Plate.  The piercing in the background gives just the right amount of texture!

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My second card uses the Set the Scene: Moutaintops stencils.  

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I used many shades of blue inks (for example--Blue Corn, Blueberry, Gumball) and rotated my stencil from side to side and stenciled the same color for varying heights of mountains.  Wings of Love and the sentiment, from Sincere Sentiments, was stamped in Blue Corn ink over the blended panel.  To finish, a Frame in Frame 3 was added to frame the scene.

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Make sure to check out the entire release for inspiration using more of the new products like the Watercolors!

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Peace on Earth

I'm here today sharing a peaceful scene using the Peace on Earth set from

I love this focal image from Peace on Earth featuring the dove and holiday sprig.  The image was lightly colored with B0000 and N0 Copics and the sprig with YG61, YG63, YG 67 and R29.  It was die cut three times and layered for dimension.  A panel of glitter cardstock was adhered behind the Starburst Oval Elle-ments.  The oval frame was adhered using foam adhesive.  The focal image was adhered using more foam adhesive for lots of dimension!  Clear gems were added to finish off the card and add some shine.

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--Amy ♥

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Christmas Gifting


Taylored Expressions is celebrating all things "GIFTING" with new products to make it easier for you!  From tags to Gnomes it has a little bit of everything that makes Holiday decorating and gifting both easy and cute!

The Gnomes are back but this release they have fun winter clothes and Santa dress up!  I am featuring the Gnome for the Holidays: Dress Up and the adorable reindeer outfit!  

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I've used bits and pieces from the Gnome line to create the base and beard of my gnome.  The fun addition of the rainbow lights is just too cute.  I've added my gnome to the scene over an ink blended background that has glitter snowflakes.  The strips at the bottom are from the Easy Stripes 1/2" Stitched.  

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Since this release is all about gifting, there is a new version of the Tag Pocket 2

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I've shows the tag done in white (to show just how simple these can be but be amazing!).  The sentiment is from Tag Your Gift and they have been adorned with bows from Take a Bow die set.  My bows were done and then spritzed with shimmer spray!  Once dry, Silver Glitter Drops were added to the centers.

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Make sure to check out the Taylored Expressions blog for all the details of this release for Gifting!

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Santa Says

I'm here today sharing some holiday tags using the mini stamp set 
called Santa Says from Avery Elle.  

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This mini image is perfect to add to some festive tags for gift giving!  I love making tags for the holiday season of gifting!  The Santa was Copic colored, die cut, and added to a tag from Santa Tags Elle-ments.  The tag was designed using the Random Dots Stencil, hand trimmed glitter snow bank, and a tag topper with red cardstock to tie in with Santa's suit!  Tie each of these off with matching red baker's twine and you have a few quick and easy tags!

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--Amy ♥

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Holiday Release

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Holiday Release!
There are so many amazing new products that are available today along with a new FREE gift with purchase promotion (see below)!

There is a new Create In Quad called Deck the Halls releasing that will give you SO many elements to make your holiday cards this year!  

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I've worked with the bells but I have many others to share soon!  I used Sour Gummy, Salt Water, Toffee and Oyster inks for the quad colors.  Once the Oyster layer was done, Happy Medium Iridescent Glitter Paste was applied over this same layer.  The result is gorgeous glittery bells!

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The new I added the bells to backgrounds dry embossed using the Make a Snowflake dies.  It adds just the right amount of texture!  Different die cut frames were added in Sour Gummy cardstock.  Tiny bows from the new Little Bits: Mini Bows were added to the the tops of the bells.  The sentiments were done using the Foil Its: Jingle All The Way and silver foil.  Silver Glitter Drops were added over the panels for embellishments.

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While supplies last, when you place and order of $200+ you will receive the All Together - Occasions 3 Stamp & Die Combo set FREE. It's the perfect collection of holiday sentiments that you can stamp in one impression and die cut with one pass through your die cut machine - perfect for holiday card making mass production! Offer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Santa Tags

Amy here and I'm so excited to share the most adorable new tag called Santa Tags 

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These tags were SO easy to put together quickly using cardstock scraps, Copics, and some white pigment accents!  The nose and eyes were done using the center of the eyelet die.  It's the perfect size!  So many cute sentiments to add to the Santa's beard.  For the actual "tag" part, separate white tags were die cut and stamped with "to/from" and "love, Santa".  

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--Amy ♥

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Taylored Expressions / New Colors!

There is more celebration going on at Taylored Expressions this month with NEW colors!  Warm, fall COLORS!

Welcome to Jalapeno, Huckleberry, Cinnamon, and Sour Gummy!

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I decided to use the new colors of cardstock along with the recently released Garden Variety: Fall.  I chose one of the leaves and die cut them with the new colors along with Toffee and Raspberry Sorbet.  The leaves were layered in a wreath fashion over a Buttercream panel adding in some acorns.

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Next up, is a trio of cards using the new colors of ink along with the Triple Slim: In the Garden collection of stencils.

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I have shared My True Colors scheme for my trio in the photo above.  These new colors are rich and divine!  My stenciling is done using the colors in a gradient fashion and not using a darker shade to highlight!

These were so much fun to stencil!!!

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We have a Full Set Syndrome/I Want it All Bundle promotion going on right now for this release!

While supplies last, we’ve got a Full Set Syndrome I Want it All – Part 2 Bundle for $87 that includes all four new colors (JalapeƱo, Sour Gummy, Huckleberry, and Cinnamon) of full sized ink pads, mini ink cubes, ink refills, and full cardstock packs. It’s a great way to add all 4 of the colors to your own collection! Offer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

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