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 ♥

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Taylored Expressions / 15th Birthday Celebration!!

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Welcome to the Taylored Expressions 15th Birthday Celebration!!
We have SO much fun going on this month!

Better yet----several promotions for this celebration too!

Let's get started with this FABULOUS new QUAD stencil set that literally sent me all the retro vibes!  It's called Totally Rad!

These colors "totally" bring me back to my high school school days!  The photo above features 3 of the quads you can stencil and 2 of them have coordinating dies to cut out the stenciled images.  

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Next up, is the adorable GNOME Alone - Birthday set.  It features many of the ionic images for birthday....balloon, present, party hat, and cupcake.  

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I've featured the gnome using one of the new Foil-It Panels Birthday Backgrounds.  BUT it was foiled using the NEW Holographic Silver Glitter Foil from Taylored Expressions!  That's right.......our own foil!  The sentiment shown is from the new Simple Stripes - For the Gnomies.

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Last but not least......the new kits for this month!  I'm sharing the Magic Cardmaking Kit but there is also the Dino-Mite Cardmaking Kit too.

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I stenciled just one panel and made 2 cards!  The background was cut at an angle and was broken up by using 2 of the Foil-It Panels included in the it.  They were foiled using Champagne Foil and die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets.  The unicorn stamping was done with Versamark and gold embossing powder and ties in with the gold foiled sentiment panel.  

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While supplies last, we are giving our party favors to celebrate our 15th birthday to the first 1500 customers placing orders of $50 or more! The party favor bag has a fun assortment of goodies to inspire your crafting including TE swag, a sweet treat, an exclusive freebie die, and more! Offer valid while supplies last.

While supplies last during our 15th birthday celebration, you can get the Birthday Blowout Layering Stencil set for FREE with purchases of $100+! Purchase $175+ and you’ll also get the coordinating Birthday Blowout 3D Embossing Folder FREE! Use the stencil set and embossing folder together or on their own to create one of a kind birthday cards, tags, and more! Offer valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Beary & Bright

I am here with an adorable mini set called Beary & Bright from Avery Elle.  The cutest detail is that the bear can hold some of the images!

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I colored the bear with some cool colors for a wintery card.  I paired the Starburst Oval Elle-ments with a piece of patterned paper from the Holiday Collection Paper Pad which has a light blue background with snowflakes.  After adhering my glittery hills to the backside of the oval frame, the bear, present and frame were added with foam adhesive for dimension.

Beary & Bright

Beary & Bright
Beary & Bright Elle-ments
Starburst Oval Elle-ments
The Holiday Collection Paper Pad

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Avery Elle / Wreath Tag


I am here with some elegant tags for the upcoming season using the Wreath Tag and Sentiments from Avery Elle.

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I wanted to create some tags that were easy to make but still classy!  For the tags, the wreaths were die cut from green and white cardstock.  To the full circle die cuts, the sentiment, from Wreath Tag Sentiments, was stamped in bold black ink.  Once the wreath die cut was adhered to the circle, I used Versamark ink along the edges of the circle and gold heat embossed the perimeter!  I adhered the die cut ornament hanger and a bow die from Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments.  For the finishing touches, red baker's twine and some gold gems were added.

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Wreath Tag Elle-ments
Wreath Tag Sentiments
Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Petal Prints Kit

If you have seen the sneak peek for the newest Taylored Expressions Kit called Petal Prints.......are you in love?  
Let me say that it was so much fun to create with the kit and additional products!

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The possibilities for this kit are endless especially if you decide on the add-ons!  This one uses the Petal Prints Patterns gold heat embossed, ink blended, and die cut.  Once assembled, the blooms were arranged inside a foam adhered frame from Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.  Sentiment is from Building Blocks - Be Bright.

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My second card uses the Petal Prints stamp set onto a white card and ink blended with the coordinating stencils from the kit.  Once the panel was done, the same Frame in Frame Cutting Plate was used but as an IMPRESSION plate to impress the frame into the inked floral design.  Love using my dies like this!  Sentiment is from Building Blocks - Be Bright.

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My last card uses one of the additional products you can purchase separately.......Foil-It Petal Prints.  I foiled it in gold foil with my Mini Minc and ink blended the blooms with the layered stencils from the kit.  This design was stepped up with some additional stenciling with clouds and ink blending some grass.  The layers were die cut using some basic stacklets from Taylored Expressions.

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Here are all three of my cards together using the same color scheme but different layouts and products.

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The Petal Prints Cardmaking Kit retails for $72, is packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:

  • Petal Prints Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Petal Prints Patterns stamp set
  • Petal Prints die collection
  • The Insiders – Petal Prints panels
Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Additional products available to purchase outside of the kit: Foil It – Petal Prints panels, Petal Prints Envelope Seals, and The Insiders – Petal Prints panels.

Limited quantity available.

--Amy ♥

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Taylored Expressions / Fall Release 2023

Welcome to the Fall Release of some iconic sets for the Fall from 
Taylored Expressions!
Make sure to check out the TE blog for all the details of this release!  For a special promotion with this release, please scroll down for information!

Being from Kansas where wheat and sunflowers are abundant this time of year, I was so excited to create with these products!

One of the top crops for Kansas is wheat so it's no surprise I love the new Garden Variety--Prairie.  All the Prairie die cuts (except for the cattails) were cut with white cardstock and ink blended with various TE ink colors!  I like to see how the colors blend together and fall colors are the best!

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Once the images were ink blended and arranged, they were added to a notecard with a frame from Frame in Frame 2.  Hard to see, but the background was done using the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate.  Once everything was adhered, gold ink splatters were added.  The sentiment, from Hello Lovely, was gold heat embossed and added with foam adhesive.

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The second best thing about this time of the summer is the state flower is in bloom.......the Sunflower.  I couldn't let the release go by without using the new Layer It--Sunflower.

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I kept this pretty basic by using a Mini Slim size for this new sentiment--Bless You Ever More which was gold heat embossed.  For the rest of the card, one sunflower was die cut and assembled.  This sunflower was cut in half and added to the top and bottom of the sentiment panel.  To break up the white card, a piece of Sweet Basil cardstock was added behind the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets.

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I do have one more card to share but I'll save it for a post over on Instagram so you will have to go visit me there!  ☺

I'll let you know that the promotional bundle below is a great value and you get to craft along with Heather!

When you purchase the Awesome Autumn Bundle (Awesome Autumn stencil, Awesome Autumn die, Layer It – Sunflower die collection, and Foil It – Greetings of Gratitude panels) while supplies last, you will get a crafting kit (a kit of pre-cut cardstock pieces to complete the cards in the class) and free exclusive video craft-along class with Heather Nichols!

This craft-along class is a great way for you to put your new goodies to use right away making projects at your own pace! Watch the video as often as you like and learn some new card-making 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.

Hurry! This offer is only valid while supplies last.

--Amy ♥

Avery Elle / Creepy Cameos

I'm here wishing you some "Wicked Wishes" for this Halloween!
It's not too early to be making those Halloween cards.

Fun new supplies from Avery Elle!

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The new Creepy Cameos are fun icons of this spooky season.  I started by creating the background using white pigment ink blended over the new Gothic Stencil onto black cardstock.  This panel was die cut using the Pierced Rounded Frames Elle-ments.  The frame, witch, and bats from Creepy Cameos were stamped in black ink onto white cardstock.  Left over ink from my green blender brush was added over the top of the frame, witch, and bats.  A sentiment was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and added with foam adhesive.  Once the card was assembled, it was spritzed with Shimmer Spray.....the perfect grunge look!

Creepy Cameos

--Amy ♥

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