June 8, 2017

Its the release day!

Its finally here! Today is the release day. All the new release Taylored Expressions products are now available at the store. I am celebrating the release with two new cards using the new products. The first one is my favourite card in the release. Its vibrant, colourful and very summery card.

I have used lots of new products on this card – the Sunshine cutting plate, Tropical Trio stamp and die combo, Little Bits: Pineapple and Build a Scene: Tropical. I used the flamingo from Tropical trio stamp and die combo. I coloured the bird using copic markers and added shimmer highlights using Wink of Stella. I die cut the leaves from Build a Scene: Tropical and the top of the pineapple from Little Bits: Pineapple using Granny Smith cardstock and the stem of the coconut tree using Oreo cardstock. My base of the card is also Oreo cardstock.

For the background, I sponged Lemon meringue, Candy Corn, Lollipop and Plum Punch TE dye inks on a Sugar Cube panel and die cut the panel using Sunshine cutting plate. I adhered this on the card base. Love the contrast. Then I clustered the leaves, coconut tree and the flamingo together and adhered on the card front as shown. The sentiment is white heat embossed on Oreo cardstock and die cut using Stitched Banner die. I then added few drops of glossy accent to the embellish.

All supplies used to make this card is listed below.

 The second card is a slider card using Busy Beaver stamp set.

I created the sky using Cookie Monster and Blue Corn TE dye ink and the hills using Mint Julep and Peapod TE dye ink. I used Build a Scene: Rolling Hills die to die cut the hills. On the furthest hill I die cut the track for the beaver using On the Right Track: Basics die. Beaver is coloured using copic markers and die cut using the coordinating die. The beaver slides from one end of the card to the other. I stamped, copic coloured and die cut the logs and randomly adhered on the hill. One log on the beaver’s hands to look like the beaver is carrying them from here to there! 🙂

The sentiment is also from Busy Beaver stamp set stamped on two strips of Lollipop cardstock and adhered using foam adhesives. I applied some shimmer on the sentiment strips. Simple but colourful and fun.

All supplies used to make this card is below.

Hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peeks and have made a list of favourites to buy. All the June release products are now available at Taylored Expressions Store.
Thanks for stopping by today.

June 7, 2017

Tayolred Expressions June Release Day #3

Welcome back! This is my second post for today. Here is my first post.

Hope you enjoyed day #1 and day#2 sneak peeks. Today is day #3 sneak peek of Taylored Expressions June Release. I am showcasing two new products again today. The first one is a stamp set and die combo called Tooth be Told.

This is such a fun set especially for kids. I used  Taylored Expressions Match Box die to make my project.

I stamped the tooth image twice and copic coloured them. I used the coordinated die to cut them out.  For the matchbox, I used Mint Julep and Pink Champagne cardstocks. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock trimmed to fit inside the matchbox. The main sentiment I stamped again on a Sugar Cube cardstock and die cut using the rectangle die from Matchbox die set. I simple assembled the matchbox and layered the main sentiment over the scalloped rectangle using foam adhesives. Simple and easy to make. Hence this set is perfect for children. Here are some closeups

All the supplies used to make the matchboxes are listed below.

 The second product I am showcasing is called On the Right Track: Basics.

This is a must have die in your collection. Awesome tracks to make slider interactive cards. I used one of the older stamp set called Love Train and coordinating dies along with the longest track in the set to make my card below.

I stamped the train image and the lights on Sugar cube cardstock piece using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured them using copic markers. I them used coordinating dies to die cut them out.

I die cut a sugar cube cardstock using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle stacklet die. I sponged Sprinkles ink on the top of the panel and Granny Smith ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the track from the stamp set on the bottom of the panel. I then used the longest track from On the Right Track: Basics die set to die cut on the threshold of the two sponged colours and above the track. I adhered the engine and the two carriages on the negative piece of the track to make it one piece. This makes the train a single piece to slide on the track. I used penny to make the slider element on which the train slides. The lights actually stops the train from sliding further out. To embellished I added wink of stella clear shimmer to the hearts and traffic lights. And covered the tires, traffic lights, hearts, some of the presents and centre of the flowers with glossy accents. The sentiment is stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock and die cut using the second smallest of the Stitched Banner dies.

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

 As always Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit Taylored Expressions Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!
For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Sunshine Cutting Plate! 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 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Sunshine Cutting Plate! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, June 11, 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 inspirations from other designers. I will see you tomorrow for the release of all the new products. Have a lovely day!

June 7, 2017

Simon Says Make it Masculine!

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

Make It Masculine

This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As luck would have it the Monday Challenge also has the same theme so you could join in with both!

 As always, Simon has a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ready for one lucky winner!

I used Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide inks along with Simon Says Stamp stamp set and dies to make my card for the challenge.

The panel is Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. I sponged Faded Jeans and Broken China distress oxide inks on the centre of the panel fading to the edges. I added some clean clear water spatters to add interest. Once dry, I die cut the panel using the Postage Edge die from Simon Says Stamp.

For the focal point, I used Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons and coordinating dies. Again I used distress oxide inks Fossilised Amber and Spiced Marmalade on distress watercolor paper. Then stamped the “D” on the paper with black ink and cut the image out using the coordinating die. I also stamped the camera image from the stamp set on watercolor paper, coloured using Zig clean brush marker pen and die cut using the coordinating die. I adhered them on the middle of the postage stamp edge panel using foam adhesives.

The secondary sentiment is white heat embossed on black strip of card stock and adhered below the focal die cuts. The panel is adhered on Fog card base and a few glossy accents finish the card.

EDITED: I forgot to tell you. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog also has the same theme. Enter your card for both the challenges. Yay!

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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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.

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