December 6, 2017

Simon Says Gift It!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Gift It

Make a gift, gift wrap, gift box, gift bag, gift tag, you get the idea!

We are showcasing  My Favorite Things Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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I used MFT’s Tag Builder Blueprints 2 to make my tags for the challenge.

I used the scallop edged tag and the flat edge tag from the tag builder set. I die cut them using white cardstock. Then on one tag, I sponged Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seeds and Fossilized Amber distress inks and on the other, I sponged Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough and Blueprint Sketch distress inks. I also die cut the tops of the tags in white cardstock and sponged them with Evergreen Bough, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber distress inks. To add texture, I spattered them with water and dabbed the excess off. My favourite thing to do with distress inks sponged background. Once the background is dry, I adhered the tops of the tags using foam adhesives.

For the focal point, I used Simon Says Winter Flowers Stamp stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped the berry cluster with Simon’s Intense Black Ink and coloured them using copic markers. Then added interest using white gel pen and glossy accents for dew drops. I then die cut the cluster using the coordinating dies and adhered on the tag using foam adhesives. For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp An Arctic Christmas stamp set and simply stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and mini MISTI. I used coloured twines to tie the top of the tags and embellished them with glossy accents and Moonshine Confetti sequins from Simon. Here are photos of the individual tags and closeups.

I love how these tags turned out. Love the bright colours. Hope you do too.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Supplies:


If you like to bookmark my tags, here is the image to pin.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. See you soon with another post.

December 5, 2017

You warm my Heart!

Hey guys, Welcome back!

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s day #1 sneak peek of Taylored Expressions December Release. Today is day #2 and I am showcasing two more new products. Are you ready?

Here is the first new stamp set called Matchy Matchy Foodie Friends stamp set. This set has coordinating dies too.

  

I have used them with TE’s Matchbox die to create my project.

I used the toaster image and the matching sentiment on this matchbox. The cover of the matchbox is made using Playful Pattern Valentine pattern paper. To embellished I used Little Bits: Hearts dies.

On this, I used the french fries image and coordinating sentiment. Everything else is similar to the previous one. I also added couple of french fries using Little Bits French Fries dies. I adore this matchbox die and the images in the new Matchy Matchy Foodie Friends stamp set and die.

Supplies:

All the supplies used to make these projects are listed below.


If you like to bookmark this project, here is the image to pin.

The next product is called {Frame-worthy}: Valentine. These are printed panels in 8″x10″ size and there are four of them in the pack.

I have used the Love is in the air panel to colour and framed it.

I used copic markers to colour the image. Since it is inside the glass, photo does not capture the background colour well. There is a light blue colour around the image and sentiment as well as on the edges of the panel. I have brushed the salmon colour only with Wink of Stella clear shimmer. Love how the black from the outline of the image coordinates with the black matt and frame. The frame is from Target.

Supplies:

All the supplies used to make this project are listed below.


If you like to bookmark this project, here is the image to pin.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our All Tucked In 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 All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more details and inspirations from other designers. I will see you tomorrow with day #2 sneak peek projects.

Have a lovely day!

December 4, 2017

Love is in the Air!

Hello and welcome to Taylored Expressions December Release sneak peek day #1. This release is Valentine themed. Lovely stamp sets, dies and watercolour panels.  I particularly love couple of new stamp set in this release which I will share on Wednesday. Today I am sharing with you couple of new stamp sets. The first one is called Love Mail stamp set.

I used this stamp set dress three envelopes from Taylored Expressions – Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake and Sugar Cube.

I coloured the images using copic markers. To prevent the ink from bleeding to the other side, I tucked a white cardstock inside the white envelope. For the other two envelopes, I stamped the image on Sugar Cube cardstock using Oreo hybrid ink, coloured using copic markers then cut them out using scissors to adhered on the envelopes. I brush Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen on the heart shapes on the envelopes. Here are the pictures of individual envelopes.

I also used the envelope liner die from last release and the new Playful Pattern Valentine paper to line the envelopes as well.

Supplies:

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

If you like to bookmark the envelopes, here is the image to pin.

Next two products I am showcasing today are called Love a Doodle background stamp along with Doodle Expressions Valentine.

  

These two are made for each other. I love doodles. So I am so excited to share my project using these two stamp sets.

I white heat embossed the Love a Doodle background stamp on Sugar Cube panel and sponged Pink Champagne, Lollipop and Plum Punch TE dye inks from the centre to the edges. The lighter colour in the middle gives a glow like appearance. I trimmed the panel and adhered to the Oreo card base for high contrast.

For the centre sentiment panel, I white heat embossed the Doodle Expressions Valentine on Oreo cardstock, die cut using one of the Stitched Rectangle Stacklet die and adhered using foam adhesives to the middle of the card front. To embellish the sentiment, I sponged the same inks in a scrap piece of Sugar Cube cardstock, die cut using Little Bits Hearts die to adhered as shown. I added shimmer on those hearts and glossy accent over it.

Supplies:

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

If you like to bookmark this card, here is the image to pin.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our All Tucked In 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 All Tucked In die! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more details and inspirations from other designers. I will see you tomorrow with day #2 sneak peek projects.

Have a lovely day!