Monday, November 13, 2017

Merry Christmas Shaker Card

Hi Everyone! I know my blog has been a little quiet! I just returned from a 12 day vacation in Hawaii. I really tried to stay unplugged this vacation! 

Today I have a shaker card to share with a few new products from the new Pretty Pink Posh November release. Today I’m highlighting the Joy Shaker Die and a few of the new sequin mixes. 

The sentiment if from the new Holiday Greetings Stamp Set


I started the card by cutting a piece of watercolor paper for my card front. Next I die cut the Joy Shaker Die from a gold foil and then again directly into the card front. This left a scalloped circle in the card front to form the shaker window.


Behind the window I added a piece of acetate and then inlayed the gold Joy sentiment directly into the card front. On the back of the card front I added foam to create the shaker. 

I dropped three of the new mixes into the shaker, Evergreen Sparkle Mix, Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, and Sparkling Clear Snowflake Mix. Then I covered the back of the shaker with cardstock and attached the card front to the card base. 


To finish off the card I die cut holly leaves and berries with the new Festive Holly Dies from watercolor paper, sponged on the color, and attached die cuts to left side of the shaker. The final touch is to attach a few Sparkling Clear Snowflakes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

It's November Release Day at Taylored Expressions

Welcome! It's release day at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have enjoyed all the October Sneak Peeks and been inspired to start your holiday creating!  All the new October products are available at the TE web store NOW.  

My first card features the new Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, which coordinates with Stitched Rectangle Stacklets for creating frames.




To create the frame I layered the largest Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets inside the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets and ran the dies through my die cutting machine. I like to use Scotch Removable Tape to hold the dies in place. 

Behind the frame I added a piece of watercolor paper, using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a blending tool to add the color. The hills of snow are die cut with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills Dies. 


Next I stamped the sleigh in the Sleigh Bouquet Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Sleigh Bouquet Dies. I colored the image with Copic Marker. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. 




My next card features the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets, which coordinates with Stitched Circle Stacklets for creating frames. I stamped a sentiment from the Noteworthy Stamp Set on vellum. The background is embossed with the Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder. 


My flower is stamped with the Big Blooms - Cabbage Rose. Love! I colored with Copic makers and hand cut the flower and leaves. I added Nuvo Gold Crystal Drops to the center of the flower and finished off the card with a few gold sequins.


Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Christmas Thank You

Hi! Welcome to Day 3  of Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks.  All the new products will be available at the TE web store at 7:00 am PST on Thursday, November 2nd. Today I am featuring an idea for a Christmas Thank You card and way to dress you plain envelopes. 


The front of the card is one of the pre-printed card fronts in the new Boxed In Basics. The Boxed In Basics are pre-printed doodle borders on A2 card panels. I stamped Thank You with on of the sentiments in the new Bubble Greetings Stamp Set. I colored the letters with Copic Markers and add a little shading around the letters. 

Notice the Kraft envelope! I lined it with the new Scalloped Envelope Liner. 


I added the floral embellishments with the Holiday Florals Stamp Set and coordinating Holiday Florals Dies. I also added a few sequins from the Snow Flurries Sequins. 


I lined all my envelopes with the Scalloped Envelope Liner and stamped the front of my envelopes with the Merry Mail 2 Stamp Set. I really like this idea. You can keep the stamping simple or add a little color. It just makes your card a little more special! 


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!


Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers! I will be back tomorrow with my release day projects. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taylored Expressions November Release Sneak Peeks - Card Sets.

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of Taylored Expressions November Release Sneak Peeks. Continuing with the gift giving theme I have a set of cards to share using the new Pitch Black Stamp Set.


The sentiments on all my cards are included in the Pitch Black Stamp Set. I die cut this sentiment with the new Sentiment Stacker 1. I used a Grumpling from the Exercise Grumpling Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Exercise Grumplings Dies. I added the two Donuts with the Little Bits - Donut Die and add a few sprinkles with Nuvo White Crystal Drops. Behind the Grumpling I added a circle with the Stitched Circle Stacklets and embossed the card front with the Bead Board Embossing Folder. I finished off the card with a few Oreo Enamel Shapes. 


On my next card I used a Grumpling from the Grouchy Grumplings 2 Stamp Set. I cut out this sentiment with the new Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets, which coordinates with Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. A great way to create frames! Behind the sentiment I sponged on clouds with watercolor paper and Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Ink. The owl is colored with Copic Markers. The branches are die cut with the On the Limb - Branches and the leaves with the On the Limb - Leaves. 


This card also features a Grumpling from the Grouchy Grumplings 2 Stamp Set. The Grumpling is framed with the new nside Scallop Circle Stacklets, which coordinates with Stitched Circle Stacklets for creating frames. The patterned papers are from the new Playful Patterns - Bold Paper Pack. I used the polka dots on my cards and the flower pattern to line my envelope. TE is releasing a Scalloped Envelope Liner that is designed to fit our A2 envelopes with a square flap. I love this idea! 


Here is the fourth card in the set. I used a Grumpling from the Exercise Grumpling Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Exercise Grumplings Dies. I created the frame with the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets. And the cupcake is die cut with the Little Bits - Cupcake. 


I packaged the card with the lined enveloped in a clear cardbox and used the Noteworthy Stamp Set and Noteworthy Belly Band to create the band around the box. 


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!



Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Taylored Expressions November Sneak Peeks Day 1 - Calendars

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions November Release! We will be exploring the theme of gift-giving this month. I will be starting out today with ideas for calendars. We have a  new Display Easel Die that fits the mini tear off calendar with design above or use the ledge in order to display the 3x4 calendar months.


The easel was easy to put together with the Display Easel Die and Toffee Cardstock. 


For my calendar project I am using the 3x4 Calendar Set, month May through August along with the new Calendar Grumplings Stamp Set. The stamp set includes a Grumpling for each month along with a sentiment. The sentiment is die cut with the new Double Ended Flag Stacklets. I used the Mini Bloomers 2 and Bloomers Greenery dies to add the flowers and leaves. I added Enamel Shapes to the center of the flowers. 


Here's a look at June. All my Grumplings are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut the coordinating Calendar Grumplings Dies


I add flip flops with the Little Bits - Flip Flop Die. 


I had to go red, white, and blue for July. 


I used Enamel Shapes to add the stars.
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Here is August!


I used the Little Bits - Sun and Clouds to create the sun. 

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Display Easel die! If you're not a Crafty Points member, it's free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you're automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You'll earn 74 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Display Easel die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, November 2, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 5, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!



Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Jingle All the Way

Hi! I am popping in today with another Christmas Card I created with products from Pretty Pink Posh. My stash is growing!


How sweet are these reindeer! I used the Reindeer Friends Stamp Set and the Reindeer Friends Coordinating Dies. I colored the images with Copic Markers. To create the scene I die cut the larger die in the Window Frames Dies directly in the card front. 

Behind the window I added a piece of watercolor paper that I sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and splatter with white paint. The hills of snow are cut with the Stacked Edges 1 Dies. Then I add a few sequins from the Marshmallow Confetti Mix

The sentiment is from the Reindeer Friends Stamp Set. I die cut the strip of Kraft paper with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies and added a twine bow. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. 


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pretty Fall Leaves

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend. Today I am just looking forward to hanging out at home. I have been so busy lately that nothing sounds better than a lazy Sunday! Today I have a fall card to share with you that I created with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


I LOVE the Stitched Foliage Dies! I love the size and the stitched detail. I cut these leaves from watercolor paper, sponged on distress inks, and then splattered the leaves with gold paint. I layered the leaves on a tag cut with the Scallop Diamond Tags Dies and tied a twine bow at the top. 


The sentiment is from the Giving Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The final touch is a few sequins from the Metallic Gold Confetti Mix

Thanks for taking a look! 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

I am so excited to be a guest designer for this month's Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!




The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, they MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit their projects.


Here is my take on the challenge based on the photo. I used the Essentials by Ellen Modern Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Modern Christmas Dies


Let's start with the background. I cut a piece of Arches French Bound Cold Press Watercolor Paper for the card front. I used a blending tool to sponge on Distress Ink in Tumble Glass and Broken China. Then I spritzed the paper with water and then splattered on white paint. 


I used inks for Taylored Expressions to stamp the tree and decorations from the Modern Christmas Stamp Set and die cut with the Modern Christmas dies


The holly leaves are from the Ellen Essentials Mistletoe & Holly Stamp Set and die cut with the Mistletoe & Holly Dies. The bow and the sentiment are included in the Modern Christmas Stamp Set. I liked the copper in the inspiration photo so I stamped the leaves, bow, sentiment, and a few of the ornaments in Delicata Celestial Copper Ink and embossed with Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder.

The hills of snow are die cut with the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders 1 Die and the card is finished off with Pretty Pink Posh Sparking Clear Mix.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to play along. Stop by the CLASSroom blog for all the details.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friend Friday with Maya Road and Chameleon

I am excited to be part of Friend Friday with Maya Road and Chameleon Changing color Pens collaboration. For the next few Fridays some of the Maya Road DT will be sharing some inspiration using the Chameleon Changing color pens with Maya Road products. You can stop by the Maya Road Blog for all the details and links to products. 



Thanks so much for taking a look and have a good weekend! 


Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween Theme Week at Pretty Pink Posh


Hi Everyone! I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today finishing off Halloween Theme Week. Stop by to see how I created this Halloween Scene and take a look at all the inspiration shared this week!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!