October 3, 2017

Day #2 of Taylored Expressions Release!

Welcome back!

Today is Day #2 of Taylored Expressions October Release. Yesterday was day#1 of the release. This release is all Christmas themed. So here come more Christmas products to make your Christmas cards for this year. As always I am showcasing two new products today. The first one is called Winter White stamp set which I paired with Snowed in Sayings sentiment stamp set.

I used the beautiful snowflakes stamp set called Winter White in a non traditional way. Traditionally snow flakes go with winter scene using shades of blue. But I gold embossed the snow images on red card base with gold embossed sentiment from Snowed in Sayings. Then I spattered some gold paint. To add depth, I sponged Cherry Red and Mulled Wine TE dye inks on the edges.

All the products used to make this card is listed below.

The second product I am showcasing today is called Sleigh Bouquet and coordinating die. I love this set. This is a small set because it has sentiments in it too. Here is my card using this set and coordinating die.

 I coloured the sleigh image with copic markers and die cut the image out using the coordinating die. I love that the die cuts out the inner pieces as well. I added some shimmer using Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen and Sakura white gel pen. For the background, I sponged Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Faded Jeans on one side of the white panel. Using the smaller snowflakes from Winter White stamp set, I stamped them using Faded Jean Distress Oxide ink. I used full strength ink to second generation to third generation to fade it away to the white end of the panel. I also spattered clean clear water to get texture. I stamped the sentiment on the top right on the white end of the panel. This panel is adhered to the Blue Corn card base. Then the sleigh is added at an angle using foam adhesives. To add festivity to the card, I added think strips on gold foil cardstocks on the end of the panel as well as under the sentiment to ground the sentiment. Finally I used White Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops and Snow Flurries sequins to embellish the card.

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


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 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 some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for more details on how to enter a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I will see you tomorrow with day 2 projects.

 

October 2, 2017

It’s Christmas time already!

Hello everyone,

Today is day #1 of Taylored Expressions October release! This release is all Christmas themed! So sit back with paper and pen, enjoy the next four days of the release and make your to buy list.

Today I am showcasing two new products. The first one is the 3×4 watercolor panels which are printed with gorgeous Christmas/holiday themed images to watercolour. They are called Jolly Holidays. There are four designs and four of each design in the pack. I have used two of the designs and made a set of two cards.

This first card Happy Holidays I have watercoloured the panel, roughed the edges and wrapped the twine on top with a Cherry Pop enamel round dot on the centre. The background is white heat embossed using the new Snowed in Background stamp. I love the kraft and white combination.

The second card, I used Prisma colour pencils to colour. I am not very thrilled with it as the texture of the watercolour paper made it difficult to blend the colours well. But overall the card turned out good.

The layout of the card and the background remains the same as the previous card.

Check out TE blog for more designers who have used the other two designs to make another set of cards. All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


The second product I am showcasing today is a shaker die called Christmas Tree Shaker die. As the name suggests this die is makes easy and quick Christmas tree shaker element. Here is my card using the die.

On the card front I stamped the christmas trees from Spirit of Christmas stamp set using Granny Smith and Peapod TE dye inks. And spattered some inks as well. Then I die cut a rectangle panel using Stitched Rectangle die and vellum paper. I made the Christmas Tree Shaker element using the die, gold foil cardstock and added sequins from Build a Scene Christmas in it. I adhered the Christmas tree element on the vellum paper and adhered the vellum paper on the card front. The sentiment is from Santa and Friends which I stamped on a strip of Sugar Cube cardstock, trimmed and adhered below the Christmas Tree.

This card is easy to mas produce with the wow shaker feature. The die makes it easy. Just die cut all the elements, make shaker tree watching your telly, similarly stamp all the card fronts and spatter, leave it to dry. While the panels are drying stamp the sentiments and die cut the vellum panels. Finally start a assemble line and assemble the card. You can change the colours if you like for variety. Easy! All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! 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 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 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 some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog for more details on how to enter a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I will see you tomorrow with day 2 projects.

September 27, 2017

Simon Says Anything Goes!

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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 Pop It Up Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Stampendous Products this week! You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have some 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

 I have used Stampendous Halloween Haunt stamp set to make a halloween card.
 I die cut a Neenah Solar White card panel using the largest of the Simon’s Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. Then I die cut a circle out of masking paper and adhered the negative masking paper on the panel. I then sponged the distress inks on the negative space and blended the colours.
I used mini MISTI to stamped the images from the stamp set on the panel. I removed the masking paper and stamped the sentiment below. Finally embellished with the sequins and Nuvo Ebony drops. Here is a closeup. Maksing is such a cool technique. Take a simple card to the next level.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card.

If you link to in my card on your Pinterest Board, here is the photo for you.

Thanks for stopping by my post today.