September 16, 2019

Another Christmas card!

Happy Monday! Hope you are having a lovely day! I am sharing with you another Christmas card using a leftover piece of Poinsettia background stamp from Simon’s STAMPtember release that I coloured. When I stamp and colour a full 6×6 background stamp, I prefer to use the whole panel. But then I trim the panel to make one card, I am left with a reasonably big piece. I put in so much time and effort to colour, I like to use the leftover to make a card. This is how I like to stretch the stamp. All products I used on my project today is from Simon Says Stamp. Without further delay, here is the card.

SSS Merry Christmas card #1

I adhered the left over piece to the top of a kraft card base. Then added another kraft panel on the bottom of the card front that overlaps the coloured panel slightly. Before adding this panel, I roughed the edges using scissors and wrapped a natural twine around the top half. I adhered this panel using foam adhesive.

I used the Pine needle Trio die from Simon to die cut dark green cardstock and adhered below the bow of the twine. Then topped the centre of the bow with a large gold sequins.

The sentiment is Merry Christmas using Simon’s Merry Christmas die. I stacked glued a three white diecut and a gold glitter die cut on top. I adhered this sentiment die cut to the bottom of the kraft panel. A few white Nuvo glossy drops scattered to finish off the card.

SSS Merry Christmas card #1 closeup

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I am a bit sporadic with my post. Please bear with me. I have a daughter in year 12 and mock exams have just started. Although, I am not doing the exam, the stress level in the house at the moment is super high. I am sure those with children in and out of year 12 can relate to this. Trying to be supportive in every way. Some days are good and some are not. My craft has taken a back seat until November. I will share projects as much as I can but not as frequent as I used to. Will be back fully by November end. Thanks for your support. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my card project today. Have a lovely Monday. I will see you soon 🙂

September 12, 2019

Birthday Celebration continues to day #3

Welcome back! I have two more projects to share with you today using Taylored Expressions 11th Birthday release. The products are available for purchase at TE store. And the website is brand new. Beautiful and very user friendly. Check it out 🙂

The first project uses the Big Cake stamp set and coordinating die.

Gold Birthday card

I gold heat embossed the Big Cake images and sponged it with rainbow of colours on them. I really love the gold heat embossed image because I can see the details much more and also gives a festive look. I die cut the images using the coordinating die. I adhered the candles on the top of the cake.

For the background, I used Butter Cream cardstock panel upon which I stenciled the Scattered Stars using Moonstone glimmer paste. This gives sparkle and subtle interest, texture and dimension to the background panel. Then I trimmed the panel and roughed the edges of the panel using scissors.

I adhered the big cake die cut on top of the panel using foam adhesives. I wrapped the panel with natural twine. The panel is adhered to the Toffee card base using foam adhesive as well. The sentiment is from Simple Strips Birthday stamp set which I had previously stamped and die cut.

Gold Birthday card closeup1

Gold Birthday card closeup

Supplies:

My second project is a quick and easy card which can be produced in mass. You can change the colours and personalise to your taste. I have used the new clear stamp set called Birthday Basic stamp set.

Happy Birthday card

I stamped the party hat and gift using TE dye inks, then hand cut them out. These are simple images to cut using scissors. On a white panel, I stamped the sentiment first, then temporarily adhered the party hat and gifts to stamp the balloons and sprinkles. I will list all the TE dye inks I used in the supply list below. Then I removed the party hat and gifts and adhered them using foam adhesive for dimension.

I trimmed the panel and adhered it on top of a Petite Scallop Rectangle panel die cut using Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklet and Fruit Punch cardstock. The whole panel is adhered to the Sea Salt card base using foam adhesives. This card is super easy to make. I finished the card with some white Nuvo glossy drops on the centre of the sprinkles.

Happy Birthday card closeup1

Happy Birthday card closeup

Supplies:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)

2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+

3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! 

During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today. 

September 11, 2019

Day #2 of TE Birthday Release!

Hello everyone, Hope you are having a lovely day! Yesterday was Taylored Expressions 11th birthday release.

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I shared two projects yesterday with the new release products. Today I have another two projects to share. The first one uses the new Big Grumpy stamp and die combo along with the new Party Pennant background stamp.

Yay Me card

I love the grumpy series. This one is big grumpy. Awesome. There are several fab and cheeky sentiments in this set. I love it. I used the Party Pennant on the background with masking and ink sponging technique. I stamped the background pennant image using Oreo hybrid ink using MISTI. Then I cut a few one inch pieces of masking paper which I used to mask and sponge ink in stripes using TE inks and blender brushes. I will list all the inks I used in the supply list. Then I used copic markers in a darker shade to add colour to the pennant image to make the image pop. I trimmed the panel and adhered the panel to Seasalt card base using foam adhesives.

Then I stamped the Big Grumpy using Oreo ink and coloured using copic markers. Then I stamped the sentiment from Big Grumpy stamp set on the board grumpy is holding. Using the coordinating die, I die cut the grumpy out. I adhered grumpy on a vellum layer die cut using one of the die from Frayed Edge Stacklet using foam adhesive and mounted this on the card front using foam adhesive again. That is it. card is done.

Yay Me card closeup

Yay Me card closeup1

Supplies:

My second project is a set of cards. I used the Big Grumpy Birthday stamp set, coordinating die and Backstory Background stamp.

Card Set

Card Set closeup1

Card Set closeup

I stamped the Backstory Birthday background stamp on Sugar Cube cardstock using Sea Salt TE dye ink. Then using one of the dies from Stitched Square Stacklet I die cut four panels out. I think I used the fourth die in the stacklet. Using the second die from the stacklet, I die cut four Sea Salt cardstock. I adhered the stamped panel over the Sea Salt panel using foam adhesives for dimension. For the card base. I die cut eight Petite Scallop Square panels, score on four at an inch from top, added adhesive and adhered to the other panels to create four petite scallop square card bases. Then I adhered the Sea Salt panel previously prepared on top using tape adhesive for the card front.

For the focal images, I stamped the balloon, gift, cupcake and party hat from the Big Grumpy Birthday stamp set using Oreo ink and coloured using copic markers. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out.

For the sentiment, I stamped four sentiment from the same stamp set using Oreo hybrid ink and using one of the dies from Stitched Banner Stacklet, I die cut them all out.

To finish the card, I adhered the sentiment banner horizontally on the card fronts using foam adhesives, then the stamped coloured diecut images to support the sentiments. A few enamel shapes to complete the cards. That is it. Simple but love the sentiment on them 🙂 Cheeky hey!

Card #1

Card Set #4

Card Set #4 closeup

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Card #2

Card Set #3

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Card #3

Card Set #2

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Card Set #2 closeup

Card #4

Card Set #1

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Card Set #1 closeup

Supplies:

We’re celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here’s how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every purchase of new release products (while supplies last)

2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+

3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 – 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

You’ll also want to check out the TE Blog this week as we share the stories of TE friends and fans who are sharing joy through their handmade cards! 

During our birthday celebration, Taylored Expressions will donate 5% of new release product sales to support one customer’s mission to provide a backpack filled with love and hope to children being placed in foster care. Read Louise’s story on the TE Blog and continue to follow along as we tell Share Joy stories throughout our birthday month!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today. I will see you tomorrow with day #3 projects of Taylored Expression birthday release.