April 5, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop. Today is day #4! First of all, Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew!

I am so happy for Tasnim and Jennifer. Congratulations girls. When this post goes live, I am in Melbourne and I will be meeting Tasnim and Therese in person tomorrow in the workshop. Very excited. Cannot wait. My first time travelling a few thousand kms by flight for a craft workshop and meeting craft buddies. So excited!

Anyway, this is a wonderful milestone for Altenew and I like to wish them many more such anniversaries to come.

For today’s anniversary blog hop, you should have come from Seven Hills Crafts blog. If not do not worry. I will list all the participants in this blog hop towards the end of this post.

I love Altenew designs. But special place in my heart is their 3D dies. I own almost all of them. Such beautiful layered 3D florals and leaves. I am a sucker of these 3D dies. For today’s project, I used the Peony Dream 3D die set. Here is my project first.

Here is a video tutorial on how I made this card.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Here are some closeup photos of the card.


Blog Hop Details:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners.

There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Blog Hop Order:

Special Offer:

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

That is it from me. You next stop is to Hussena Calcuttawala’s blog.

Don’t forget to leave some love on everyone’s blog. There are plenty of wonderful prizes to be won. Happy Hopping!

April 4, 2019

It is release day! Yay!

It is the day you have all been waiting for. Taylored Expressions April release products are now available for purchase at Taylored Expressions store.

Today I have couple of projects to share using two of the new products. Well the first one is the die I did sneak peek yesterday. It is called Folksy Flower cutting plate.

I used muted colours to make this card. The background is sponged using Mulled Wine, Raspberry Sorbet, Pink Champagne and Djion TE dye inks. The Folksy Flowers cutting plate is die cut using Spearmint cardstock. I then I layered the die cut on the sponged background using foam adhesives. I added detail using white gel pen. I adhered this on Butter Cream Frosting card base. The sentiment is from Flip the Floral stamp set is stapmed using Mulled Wine dye ink and versamark to clear heat emboss the sentiment. I diecut the using Double-ended Flag die and matted using Mulled Wine cardstock and adhered on the card front using foam adhesives.


The second project I am sharing is a graduation card using the new The Tassel stamp set and coordinating die.

On the background, I used Grid background stamp. This is new product as well. I gold heat embossed the graduation hat three times on Sugar Cube cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die. Then I gold heat embossed the sentiment from The Tassel stamp set on Oreo cardstock using TE gold detailed embossing powder. Then trimmed the panel to adhered to a Sea Salt stitched rectangle panel using foam adhesives. Then the hats randomly on top as if they are flying. This adds movement to the card. A few Nuvo white crsytal drops finishes the card.


All these products and many more I sneak peek over the past three days are now available on TE store for purchase. Bring out your wish list and start shopping now!

Thank you very much for taking the time and visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful day shopping! 🙂

April 3, 2019

Taylored Expressions April Release Day #3 Sneak Peek!

Welcome back! Happy Wednesday everyone. Today is day #3 of the sneak peek from Taylored Expressions. I have three projects to share with you. So lets get straight into it.

Card #1

The first new product I am showcasing here is called Bye Bye Sleep stamp and die combo.

This is cute stamp set with die all in one to make baby cards. How happy is that baby peeking out? This is my project using this stamp and die combo.

I used the clouds stencil and TE dye ink in Lavendar Glaze, Cupcake, Sprinkles and Potato Chip to sponge to make the background on Sugar Cube card stock.

Then I die cut a Sugar Cube panel using the largest of the stitched rectangle die and the third smallest of the Inside Scallop Rectangle die to make a frame. I adhered this frame on to the clouds background I created using foam adhesives.

I stamped the image from the Bye Bye Sleep stamp set using Oreo hybrid ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. Then I coloured the image using copic markers. Using the die from the set, I die cut the image out and adhered using foam adhesives inside the frame.

The sentiment from the stamp set is silver heat embossed on vellum paper and wrapped around the panel before adhering to the card base. Love all the white with pops of pastel colours.


Card #2

Now my second project is a wedding card. I have used two new dies to make this project. The first one is called To Have and To Hold die and the second one is called Folksy Flowers Die. The sentiment is from a new stamp set called The Inside Scoop-Wedding stamp set. This set has gorgeous wedding based sentiments.

So the outer card base is made using the TE gold foil cardstock and Folksy Flowers die, with the sentiment from Inside Scoop Wedding white heat embossed on Blueberry cardstock.

On the inside of the gold foil card base I added a vellum layer. This layer softens the card and covers the inside die cuts showing through the opening of the Folksy Flowers die on the card front. Hope I make sense.

On the inside, I added a Blueberry panel. I die cut the To Have and To Hold die using Gold foil cardstock and the dress overlay using vellum. I adhered them on the middle of the blueberry panel. Using the leftover negative die cut from Folksy Flower die I used to die cut the card front, I framed this panel as well as added design to the dress overlay. That is it. I love the bold blue and gold combination and the vellum softens the entire card. This card is so pretty in real. Foil is so hard to photograph. Photos do not do justice to the card. 🙁


The third card showcases another new die called Framed Script Happy Die. I used an older die called Framed Roses Cutting plate and an older stamp set called Caps Lock Companion Occasions stamp set to make this rainbow card.

The background is sponged in rainbow colours of distress inks. Then I die cut the Framed Rose cutting plate five times using Sugar Cube cardstock. I stacked glued them for dimension. I adhered this on the card front. The Frame Script Happy die I die cut using Oreo cardstock three times, stacked glued them all and adhered on the centre of the Frame Rose cutting plate on the card front. The secondary sentiment from Caps Lock Companion Occasions stamp set is stamped on white strip of cardstock using Oreo hybrid ink and adhered as shown. Finally I added glossy accent to all the wells of the Frame Rose cutting plate to give stained glass finish.


Check out Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and rest of the design team members. Also answer the question of the day to enter a chance to win prizes.

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today. Tomorrow is release day with all products available for purchase from TE store. I will see you tomorrow with more projects.