Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Alpha Bits Cardmaking Kit

It's the last Tuesday of the month and time for a new kit from 
Taylored Expressions!  It's time for the Alpha Bits Cardmaking Kit......it's going to be a hit for sure!  
Truly endless possibilities with this kit and this alphabet die font is AMAZING!

My first card uses the Alpha Bits Dies to create my own sentiment which was perfect timing to make a card for my daughter who graduates from high school in 2 weeks!


I used colors that she is using for her grad party including Pink Champagne, Jalapeno, Spearmint, and Peaches 'n Cream.  Balloons are from Gnome Alone Birthday and were die cut from these colors of cardstock.  The stars from Bold Border Background Blocks were stamped in Banana Cream Pie ink.  Added in a sentiment tag stamped from Big Cheers Cling and Clear Combo which was heat embossed with Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder.



My next card features one of the drop shadow stencils included in the kit......HELLO.  


I've paired this with the new Wavy Stitched Stacklets and the Petite Scalloped Recctangle Stacklets.  I embellished the HELLO with florals from Garden Variety 2.  Finished it with a sentiment from Mini Strips Sending embossed in gold embossing powder.



The Alpha Bits Kit is $67 packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker. The kit includes:

Tall Tales Alpha die
Drop Shadow Stencils
Bold Border Background Blocks
The Insiders – Alpha Bits
True Colors Inspiration Cards (Set of 4)

Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Additional products available to purchase outside of the kit: The Insiders – Alpha Bits, Alpha Bits Envelope Seals, Wavy Stitch Stacklets, and Foil It – Drop Shadow Sentiments.

Limited quantity available.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Apparel Store and other Promos!

It's time for a some Taylored Expressions apparel and the TE Glassboards!

First up.........TheTaylored Expressions 18" x 24" Magnetic Glassboards are here and ready to ship! We have them in house, just waiting to add a touch of style and functionality to your crafty space.


We are partnering with P&M to offer t-shirts and sweatshirts for purchase! You have multiple designs and colors to choose from, including back art options. Check them out below:
TE Logo Hoodie: available in two colors
TE Logo Crewneck: available in two colors
TE Crafty Circle T-Shirt: available in six colors

Plus, save 30% off shipping when you use code TESHIP30. The apparel store closes at 11:59 pm CT on Tuesday, April 30th! Orders will ship 2-3 weeks after the store closes.


We have new Lunar Paste colors and they are ready to be used in your craft room! Stock up on your favorite colors or shop Taylor's Favorite Rainbow for a one stop shop.
Prom Queen
Shooting Star
Tropical Tango
Later Gator
Crown Me

For a limited time, get a free Paint Swatch Stencil with purchase of 6 or more Lunar Pastes! Choose from all available colors or grab Taylor's Favorite Rainbow Lunar Paste Bundle. Offer ends Tuesday, April 30th or while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Shades of Spring

Welcome to the Shades of Spring new color release from Taylored Expressions!
We welcome 4 new colors...Bleu Cheese, Oat Milk, Brussels Sprout, and Green Tea.

I have 2 projects to share with you with one focusing on cardstock and one on the new ink!


I've used the newer die set called Garden Variety 2 to die cut shades of the new colors and arranged to create a wreath.  I've added gold accents by using the Gold Bits and Pieces.  Everything was tied together by adding in a gold heat embossed sentiment from Mini Strips Sending.



My second project uses the Create-In-Quads Poster Prints Layering Stencil with the new colors of ink.  I didn't realize how I much I was missing some green colors in my Taylored Expressions color lineup!  I adore these new green shades! 


Each card was embellished with dies and bits and pieces from Taylored Expressions.  Each card features a gold foiled sentiment from Hello Lovely.



Now for a limited time, we’ve got a Full Set Syndrome Bundle for $106 that includes: 60 sheets of cardstock (15 of each color), 40 A2 envelopes (10 of each color), 4 full size ink pads, 4 mini ink pads, 4 ink refills, True Colors – Shades of Spring stamp set, and True Colors – Shades of Spring labels. It’s a great way to add all 4 colors to your collection and keep them organized! Offer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Brilliant Birthday

I am here to celebrate birthdays with the Brilliant Birthday set!  It features a main sentiment but has the most amazing supporting scripty words to personalize your card or tag!

For my card, I made my husband's birthday card for this year (early!).  I used Balloon Wishes to stamp the balloons onto colored cardstock and then die cut using the coordinating Balloon Wishes Elle-ments.  I added some white pigment ink splatter to the balloons.  For the base of the card, the main sentiment was stamped and then personalized with 'husband'.  A die cut frame, from Scalloped Burst Elle-ments, done in kraft cardstock was added with foam adhesive.  The balloons were added with foam adhesive atop the tiny balloon strings (I'm sure it's supposed to be streamers ha!).  As a last touch, the solid stars were stamped in blue ink.  I love how simple this turned out.....my guy doesn't like bling or glitter so this is perfect!  🤣🤣

Brilliant Birthday
Balloon Wishes
Balloon Wishes Elle-ments
Scalloped Burst Elle-ments

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Taylored Expressions / For Her Release / FUN PROMO!!

There is a FANTASTIC new release today from Taylored Expressions!
The 'For Her' Release contains some floral, vintage, and kitschy products that are sure to evoke some nostalgia!

Amy_Garden Variety2

There is a new die available called Garden Variety 2 with a new Rustic Watering Can.  I've die cut many flowers and stems from cardstock and ink blended with a darker shade to give the blooms depth.  The blooms were added to a Stitched Rectangle panel layered over a NEW fabulous background called Checking In.  Here, I've used Snow Cone ink over Gumball cardstock for a classic blue gingham!

Amy_Garden Variety

Next up is a FAVORITE of mine and now available for purchase as it was first available as a Black Friday deal.....In The Kitchen.  I love vintage and these dishes so it was so fun to design my own with ink!

Amy_In the Kitchen Stacked Cups

My ink color palette includes Pink Champagne, Sweet Potato Pie, Honey, Sprinkles, and Sweet Basil.  I've added details like white enamel dots and clear heat embossing of the new background called Up Against A Wall which is a split background with so many possibilities!

Amy_In the Kitchen1

What is so fun that has been added since their debut at Black Friday is coordinating dies for the images from the Triple Slim In The Kitchen stencils.  Each card features sentiments from a coordinating new sentiment set called What's Cookin'.

Amy_In the Kitchen Icons2


Special for this week's release - win a summer trip to the studio! We'll be selecting 5 lucky winners to receive a studio visit package! Winners will get a free night hotel stay, local restaurant gift certificates, a goodie bag, studio gift card, and a private tour of the TE headquarters! To be entered to win, follow these 2 steps:

  1. Purchase any item from the For Her category
  2. Complete Google Form: Click Here

That's it!

We'll be selecting the winners on Tuesday, the 16th on or after 9 am central time! Don't miss out on your shot at winning trip to our studio - click below to shop For Her!

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Taylored Expressions / Foil It & Fun Foil Release

It's time for a fabulous FOIL release from Taylored Expressions!
There are a TON of new colors of foil and new Foil now available!

Amy_Mini Slim Essential Patterns2

Ahhhhh......give me all the polka dots especially done in GOLD FOIL!!!  This card is just amazing in person with all it's foiling......the new background (Mini Slim Essential Patterns), the sentiment, and Daisy Dreams.

Amy_Mini Slim Essential Patterns


Next, I created a card set using the new Swirls and Twirls Foil It Panels.  Each one was foiled with the new foils......Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, and Dragon Fruit.  Each panel was foiled, then ink blended at the bottom fading to the top, and then added to a coordinating panel of colored cardstock.  


The sentiments are the new Modern Sentiment Labels Foil It Panels and each was foiled using the same color as the background and then layered with the new Modern Sentiment Labels Backer Dies.


Taylor’s Favorite Rainbow Bundle is sure to bring all of the color and shine to your projects! This special bundle retails for $105 and includes our TE Fun Foil in Cherry Pop, Dragon Fruit, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Cookie Monster, and Jelly Donut.
Get the foiling essentials all together in our Metallic Basics Fun Foil Bundle! This TE Fun Foil bundle retails for $75 and includes Champagne, Gold, Silver, Black, and Rose Gold.
And, of course, we didn’t forget about our Foil It panels! Right now through 9AM Central on Tuesday, April 9th, the more you buy, the more you save with ANY of our Foil It packs! When you purchase 5 – 9 Foil It packs you will get 10% off and when you purchase 10 or more Foil It packs you will get 20% off! Stock up on all of the new designs and your favorites! Offer valid while supply last.
--Amy ♥

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