Thursday, December 11, 2014

Be MINE: Taylored Expressions Release Day!


Hey there, crafty friends! Today is Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I had the pleasure of getting to play along with my friends at TE. It's all about Valentine's Day this month, which is one of my very favorite holidays. I created two cards for the occasion and I can't wait to share! My first card uses the new Wishes on a Wire Valentine. I colored in the darling image with Copics and decided to go all white-on-white for a fresh, pretty look.



For both cards, I framed the image in the new Postage Stamp Stacklets dies. Aren't those fabulous? It's actually a concept that I suggested, so I'm doubly excited to see it in action. My second card uses the new You've Got Mail Valentine and sentiments from the new Little Bits Valentine. I just adore the little birds on the mailbox!


I also used the new Twirls & Swirls Embossing Folder. Isn't that a pretty pattern?


I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for links to all the designers projects and visit the TE Store -- everything is now available! 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Season of Giving


Woo-hoo! It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions and I got to play along with my friends on The Baker's Dozen. I have some fun tags and a Christmas card to share with you today! 
For my first project, I created some fun tags with the new Build a Tag 1, which just may be my favorite new die. It makes the sweetest little tags!


First up is one for the holidays. I used TE's Gingerbread Lane patterned paper for my background and I absolutely love how the die cuts the "stitches" in the frame. I also used TE's new Punchables - Christmas pre-printed sheets and punched out the "Spread Cheer" sentiment. It was so easy and made the tag go fast, fast, fast. I finished off with the "Just for You" sentiment stamped inside the die-cut banner from Small Packages. And don't forget the pretty ribbon!


My next tag is similar, but this time, I created a tag for a birthday (you can never have enough of those around!) I again used a sentiment from Small Packages and then added one of the new Skinny Mini Borders along the bottom. So wee and cute! I also added a Little Bits Present to really make things Festive, matching it to the Double the Fun patterned paper from TE.



My next project was a Christmas card. I chose bright, bold colors because I really wanted it to pop. I used the new Pockets & Pages 3x4 Banner w/Bonus die - the bonus? That cool "dec" die cut! 


I paired the banner frame with the new and very chic looking Loop-de-loo Cutting Plate and added a Little Bits Holly for just a pop of green. The numbers and the "No Peeking" sentiment are from the previously released Christmas Countdown

All new products are now available in the TE Store! Be sure to visit the TE Blog for a list of all my buddy designers for tons of Release Day inspiration!






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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hooray!


My little guy is going to be turning seven later this month and I can hardly believe it! I wanted to create a fun card for him and Party Monsters is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from Taylored Expressions. Last month, this set got its own coordinating dies and I was thrilled to get to try them out on this fun birthday set. 


I used the Pockets & Pages Photo Frame to frame up my little party monster, which I die-cut after coloring it up. I topped him with a fun Little Bits Party Hat (complete with sequin) and surrounded him with some die-cut confetti. I used the Zig-Zag Embossing Folder behind the Photo Frame and stamped the perfect sentiment from Little Bits of Birthday. Hooray!


I also created this matching tag using Little Bits Birthday Cake. All the papers I used are from the Double the Fun Matched kit, which made things super easy.


I hope my little guy likes his card. I suspect he may not notice because he'll be getting his very first bike for his birthday!



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BAD Witch!


Halloween is such a fun holiday. My little boy absolutely adores everything about it and I have to admit, decorating is fun and so is creating cards to send out to friends and family. I used some of the new Halloween products from Taylored Expressions to create this witchy card.


I pulled out the paper from the new Hocus Pocus Matched kit of patterned paper and coordinating card stock and trimmed and die-cut my card base. I ran the panel through with the new Harlequin Embossing Folder and lightly sponged some ink over the top to bring out the cool and spooky pattern. I also die-cut the cute little witch's hat using the new Little Bits die and the "BAD" letters with the Mini Caps & #s set. I love the fonts from the Little Bits of Halloween stamp set, which rounded out my little card just perfect for Halloween!


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