Thursday, July 18, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Throwback Thursday!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday with 
Taylored Expressions!

This week we have more products previously offered as freebies but are now available for purchase PLUS several NEW products too!

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This one uses the new All Planned Out 2 to create some windows to frame the flowers from Framed Flowers.  I went with a color scheme of Blueberry and a scrap of a light peachy cardstock.  All the Flowers were Copic colored and die cut using the new coordinating dies.  

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My second card uses All Planned Out 1 along with a panel from Ever in Bloom Quad.

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Colors used on the stencils include Cupcake, Pineapple, Honey, Avocado, and Peapod inks.  I love all the additional elements included in the All Planned Out dies!  For a focal point, a foiled sentiment from Hello Lovely was added with foam adhesive.

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Have a GREAT Thursday!

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Avery Elle / Aloe Amgio

Amy here with a punny card......sure to give someone a laugh.  
I'm featuring Aloe Amigo from Avery Elle!

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I created a scene using Scalloped Burst Elle-ments and some pattern paper from a retired Avery Elle called The Holiday Collection.  In the background, some light green ink was blended. and some confetti stamped (from Shaggy Dog).  The focal image was Copic colored and white pigment pen details were added.  The Aloe Amigo was added with thin foam tape and as a last tough the adorable moustache!!!

Aloe Amigo

Aloe Amigo
Aloe Amigo Elle-ments
Scalloped Burst Elle-ments
Shaggy Dog

--Amy ♥

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Throwback Thursday!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday with 
Taylored Expressions!

I was so excited to see a coordinating die for the Hedgehugs and die set for To the Point sentiment set!

I created an adorable BABY card using the Hedgehugs and some circle dies.  Check it out:


I was going for a soft snuggly baby quilt by using the Pierced Circles Cutting Plate and the Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate.  I created my moon shapes with standard circle dies and added some darker shading with my blender brushes.


--Amy ♥

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Avery Elle / More Inside Sentiments

I'm here sharing some birthday wishes using More Inside Greetings from Avery Elle.  This set is not just for the "INSIDE" of cards!  These fun sentiments are perfect for the front of cards too!  I don't generally finish the insides of my cards so this set is great for me to use!  

More Inside Sentiments

I started by white heat embossing the "HOORAY" from Little Card Big Wishes down a panel of white cardstock and then ink blended a pastel rainbow.  Layered this panel with black cardstock and added my black stamped sentiment strip across the middle.  I added some silver glitter die cut stars from Timeless.

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Timeless Elle-ments 

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Happy Half Sheets

It's time for a fun release from Taylored Expressions called Happy Half Sheets!

The idea is you cut one sheet of cardstock in half, stamp the entire sheet with images from a set, and cut it apart following one of the half sheet layouts provided in Volume 1 or 2.

I had fun using this concept with Volume 1 Happy Half Sheets and Bits & Blooms.  I used a fun bright color combination of Dragonfruit, Tropical Punch, Concord Grape, Granny Smith, Cupcake, and Versafine Claire inks.

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I used layout #1 from Volume 1 for my cards.  It was so easy to put these 4 cards together using one set and one stamped panel!  (I did sneak in a sentiment from It's Your Day)  Added in some stamped, diecut flowers for dimension and added Bits & Pieces Black Gemstones for finishing touches!

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Next up, is a card for Christmas in July!  Using a new set called Make It Merry and coordinating dies.

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Using the Pierced Grid Cutting Plate for easy spacing, the snowflakes were stamped using Sugar Cube ink on Toffee Cardstock.  Since the postage look is so popular recently (price is going up!), I used the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets to create my own stamp using the bold images from Make it Merry.  Green and red gemstones from my stash were used to embellish the tree and holly.  

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Promo for this release:

With every Make it Merry Bundle purchase, you will receive a free cardstock kit that includes 2 half-sheets of TE Premium Cardstock (one sugar cube and one toffee), and 10 side-fold Sugar Cube Card bases. These items won't show up in your cart, but it will be included in your package when your bundle is shipped.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Hey, Lady! Cardmaking Kit

It's time for a FABULOUS cardmaking kit from Taylored Expressions!

Hey, lady! is a kit filled with lots of ladybugs and blooms including stencils!

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For my first card, I went clean and simple with layers (my favorite!) using Pink Champagne Cardstock and the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets along with A2 Layer Stacklets.  After assembling lots of blooms, they were adhered randomly over the inner layer of cardstock.  The stamped and die cut ladybugs were added along with sentiment strips that were white heat embossed onto Oreo Cardstock.

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My second card uses the stenciled ladybug panel along with the Stitched Frame Stacklets 3 which was layered several times for dimension against the background.

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The dotted lines were stamped inside the circular frame and some black gems added along with some added die cut flowers.

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The Hey Lady Kit is $65 packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker. The kit includes:

Hey Lady Stamp & Stencil Combo
Hey Lady Cutting Plate
Happy Trails clear stamp
The Insiders – Hey Lady
True Colors Inspiration Cards (set of 4)

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Limited quantity available.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Shaggy Dog

I am here sharing a "congrats" card with you using the Shaggy Dog stamp set and other supplies from Avery Elle.

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Shaggy Dog was Copic colored and die cut along with the confetti image in multiples.  Shaggy Dog was layered over a bold black Oval Burst Elle-ments along with a layered sentiment from Little Card Big Wishes.  The colored confetti was added along with drops of glitter glue.  White pigment ink details were added as accents.  The "Congrats" sentiment, from Little Card Big Wishes, was die cut and added to the inside panel to finish the card.

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Shaggy Dog
Shaggy Dog Elle-ments
Oval Burst Elle-ments
Little Card Big Wishes 
Little Card Big Wishes Elle-ments

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Shades of Summer Release

Shades of Summer Release is here from Taylored ExpressionsTaylored Expressions!

There are some amazing new colors for summer releasing today.....Concord Grape, Rock Candy, and Pear!!

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I created a pocket of rich, gorgeous florals using the Pocketful Die and Garden Variety 2 and the new colors of cardstock.  Each was die cut and layered for dimension and glitter glue was added to the florals and greenery.  The pocket was layered over a crisp white layered background using the Pierced Grid Cutting Plate and the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets.

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Next up.  Let's show off the new ink colors!

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This card exclusively uses the new colors of ink and cardstock.  I've used the Artistic Branch and Stencil Combo with the coordinating dies to cut them out and add dimension behind the sentiment.

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Now for a limited time, we’ve got a Full Set Syndrome Bundle for $80 that includes: 45 sheets of cardstock (15 of each color), 30 A2 envelopes (10 of each color), 3 full size ink pads, 3 mini ink cubes, 3 ink refills, True Colors – Shades of Summer stamp set, and True Colors – Shades of Summer labelsOffer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Summer Release

Welcome to the Summer Release from Taylored Expressions!

Summer is here!!  Let's go see what new adventures and products are now available from Taylored Expressions!

How about some new gnomes!  Beach Bum and Beach Babe are SO much fun to adorn with their shells and accessories!

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This beach background was created by stamping the new Sandy Shores 6x6 Background stamp.  I added white splatter and some Copic "sand".  Let's talk about this adorable Hawaiian shirt and flippers for the Beach Bum!!  I pieced the hibiscus flowers back into the shirt----such a fun detail!  Added some Clear Drip Drops and a sentiment from Shine So Bright.

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Next up is the Fluttering Friends 3D Embossing Folder and Stencil.  

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I went with some light pastels which the color combination (Peaches and Cream, Bubble Gum, and Macaroon) is something new for me!  All ink was blended with a light hand.  The panel was trimmed down to fit into the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets.  Finished the card with a sentiment from Shine So Bright.

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Receive a special Summer Soiree Mini Mag and an invitation to the Live Summer Soiree with Taylor with every order from the Sun-kissed Summer category of $75.00 or more. The Mini Mag is packed with refreshing summer treat recipes, inspiring cardmaking ideas, and some of Taylor’s favorite summer essentials. The Live Summer Soiree will be privately streamed on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm CT on YouTube.

One exclusive invitation and Summer Soiree Mini Mag per order. Offer valid until 9 am CT on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Mini Mag will be applied to your cart at checkout. Please keep eye on your email for your exclusive invitation to the Live Summer Soiree.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Timeless

I am here today with a VERSATILE and FUN set called Timeless from Avery Elle. 

The hourglass focal point was die cut from dark grey cardstock and layered together for dimension.  The sand image is stamped first in a light grey ink and second in a darker grey ink at the edges.  To the top and bottom of the sand, a fine line of glitter glue was added.  


The hourglass was added to a notecard with foam adhesive to the Oval Burst Frame (retired) and was backed with grey striped paper from Avery Elle (retired).  I added some die cut stars and scattered them and added glitter glue.  Lastly, the banner was stamped with "enjoy your retirement" and the edges blended with grey ink.


Thank you for spending a part of your day here!

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Patriotic Release

Summer is in full swing!  Next thing we know it will be the 4th of July!
The Patriotic Release from Taylored Expressions is amazing and full of things to make your holiday sparkle!

First up, is the Americana 6x6 background.  This background is a "split" background that was stamped in Blueberry and Cherry Pop inks.  Over the top, the Sugar Cube ink pad was swiped over the top to distress the card.  


I created a shaker card using the Star Stacklets cut into the stamped panel and popped up with foam stripes.  I added the Bits & Pieces - Patriotic to the shaker card.  Each layer of the card has stitching using the Frame in Frame 3 and Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets.  The sentiment was stamped in Blueberry ink using the Americana Expressions stamp set.



Next up--the VERY popular Gus & Gertie - 4th of July Stamp & Die Combo.  This was a free gift with purchase last year.

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I've paired it with the Foil It Panel--Americana with Cherry Pop and Sparkle Stars in Blue Fun Foil.  The panel was die cut using the A2 Postage Stamp Stacklets.  Gus and Gertie were Copic colored and die cut.  They were added to the panel with foam adhesive along with stars from Hang On Stars.  

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Special for this release, first 500 orders of $25 or more from the Patriotic Party release receive the Sticker to It – Americana FREE!

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Fruit Greetings and Tags

I am here today with a fun card using the Fruit Greetings and Tags set that was recently released from Avery Elle!

I stamped, die cut, and ink blended the lemon using blender brushes but adding details with Copics.  


The lemon was layered over a graphic stamped background using the same image and again ink blending with a light layer of yellow ink.  Added in a frame from Scalloped Burst Elle-ments and as a final touch spritzing the entire card with shimmer spritz.


--Amy ♥

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Doodle Birds Cardmaking Kit

It's time for a new kit from Taylored Expressions!
It's time for the Doodle Birds!

This kit is adorable and has some AMAZING add-ons this month!

Creating a card for someone special with a new home is super easy with these adorable birds.  I created the background using the Cloud Skies Piercing Plate along with the Building a Scene: Rolling Clouds (used as a stencil).


I added lots of white pigment pen details to make the images have some dimension.  I added a Wispy Grass Border at the bottom.



Next up, is a card to say "hi".  I knew I had to use one of the pre-printed cards included in the kit for some rainbow birds on the wires!


I added in some stenciled clouds along with clouds from Rainbow Cloud Duo Dies.  I added all the birdies with foam adhesive and added some clear drops!



The Doodle Birds Kit is $65 packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker. The kit includes:
Doodle Birds rubber stamp
Doodle Birds Coordinating Dies
Doodle Birds Digs rubber stamp
Mini Strips - So Tweet
The Insiders - Doodle Birds
True Colors Doodle Birds Inspiration Cards (set of 4)

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Limited quantity available.

-Amy ♥

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Avery Elle / You Are My Jam

I'm here sharing a sweet set called You Are My Jam from Avery Elle.  It's just the right amount of of country for me!

I did the paper piecing technique here along with some Copic coloring, stenciling, and heat embossing.  I've added some Midnight Stripes Washi Tape to the left side for interest.

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--Amy ♥

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Summer of Storage with Totally Teal

There is a new release of all things storage over at Taylored Expressions!
There is a promotion and special bundle for this week's release.  Scroll down to the bottom for all the details!

For this week, all the Insider Panels are on sale!  
I've used a panel from the Insiders Encouragement.  


I've paired this panel on the front of my card with the Pizza My Heart checkerboard stamp and slices of pizza using the Love You to Pizzas Dies.  This panel was outlined with the Wavy Stitch Stacklets.  



Now for the details of the promotion and special bundle this week!

Purchase any of the new Buddy Bags and get 10% off select products featured in the Teal Category. It’s a great time to get everything you need to get organized in style! Offer valid while supplies last.

Here is the Teal Deal bundle:

--Amy ♥

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