June 6, 2019

Kick Back and Splash with Taylored Expressions June Release!

The wait is finally over! All the new products I have been sharing sneak peeks of are all available for purchase at Taylored Expressions store. Yay!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am Gayatri, a papercrafter. I am sharing two projects today using Taylored Expressions June release. Hope you enjoy them.

The first card is the gate fold card using the new Gatefold Reveal Die. This die is awesome because it is easier to make Gatefold cards. I am someone who is lazy and anything time consuming or if it involves a lot of measurements, then I don’t even go near it. But this die makes life so much easier with making Gatefold cards.
I used older stamp sets and dies along with the new Gate Fold Reveal die to make my project. I used Shiver Me Timber stamp set and coordinating die and Frayed Edge Stacklet dies. Here is my card:

Gayatri Thursday Card #2

Gayatri Thursday Card #2b

Gayatri Thursday Card #2a

Gayatri Thursday Card #2c

Gayatri Thursday Card #2d

Gayatri Thursday Card #2e


For the second project, I am using the new Better Half cutting plate along the new Floaties stamp set and coordinating dies. Here is the card.

GAYATRi Thursday card #1

The images from the Floaties stamp set are stamped using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured using copic markers. Using the coordinating dies, I did cut them all out. The sentiment from the stamp set is white heat embossed on Oreo cardstock and die cut using one of the stitched circle die from Stitched Circle Stacklet.

I sponged a panel with distress inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch. Spattered with water and die cut using the striped Better Half Cutting plate twice. Four more white die cut of the same cutting plate to stack two under each of the sponged cutting plate. I adhered these die cut on the card front and inlaid the sponged negative pieces in its place. They are recessed inside to give dimension.

The sentiment circle in the centre and the images two on top and two on the bottom of the panel. A few glossy accents as water droplets to finish off the card.

Gayatri Thursday card #1 closeup1

GAYATRi Thursday card #1 closeup


Thank you so much for visiting my blog all these days for the release. I had so much fun playing with the new products from Taylored Expressions as always to make projects to share. All the new products are now available for purchase at TE store.

Have a lovely day and happy shopping!

June 6, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Release!

Very excited to share the new releases from Simon Says Stamp for the month of June. This collection is called Rest and Refresh


Here are all the products released in this collection:

I used the new Your Light stamp set and Waves background stamp to make this card. The sentiments in the Your Light stamp set are just so fabulous. Love them.

SSS You are Strong card

I used Malibu dye ink from Simon to stamp the Waves background stamp on the background using MISTI. The I stamped the images and sentiments from Your Light stamp set on another white cardstock panel in the centre. Coloured the image using copic markers. Then trimmed the panel vertically and foam mounted on the card front. A few pearls from Little Things by Lucy Tinkerbell collection to finish off the card.

SSS You are Strong card closeup

SSS You are Strong card closeup1


Check out Simon Says Stamp Blog for more inspirations and these new releases are now available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp store.

June 5, 2019

Celebrate with Taylored Expressions June Release!

Today is day #3 of the Taylored Expressions June release. Hope you enjoyed the day #1 and #2 projects. I have two new projects to share with you today showcasing more new products in the June release.

The first project showcases the new Banner of the Year 4th of July stamp and die combo with Home of the Brave stamp set. I love love how this card turned out. Hope you like it too.

I used my favourite Sea Salt cardstock from TE as my base and layering. I stamped the burst images from Banner of the Year 4th of July stamp set in Cherry Pop and Blueberry TE dye all over the card front.

For the second layer, I trimmed the Sea Salt cardstock to 4″x5.25″ in size and stamped the map of USA using the same two inks. I masked striped portion to ink the star portion with Blueberry and stamped first using MISTI, the masked the star portion of the image to ink the stripped portion with Cherry Pop to stamp using MISTI. Then I roughed the edges of this panel before I adhered on the card front using foam adhesives.

For the third layer, I used vellum. I stamped the banner images suing the same colours of ink, die cut them using the die from the set and arranged on the vellum layer using foam adhesives. Then die cut the USA using a few white cardstock and one using golf foil cardstock to stack and glur with the gold layer on the top. I adhered these on top of the banner. I also die cut some stars using gold foil cardstock and adhered to the ends of the banner. The sentiment is from Home of the Brave which I stamped using the same two colours and MISTI comes in handy for this. Trimmed the sentiment and adhered using foam adhesive below the banner. The whole vellum layer is adhered with foam hidden behind the banner and sentiment on top of the USA map layer. That is it.


Coming to the second project, this one is a pretty one. I used the new Wild Flower background stamp and Hey Craft Friend stamp set to make. The Wildflower stamp is such a beautiful delicate stamp. I decided to watercolour them using TE liquid watercolors.

I white heat embossed the Wildflower image on TE watercolor cardstock panel using TE white detailed embossing powder. Then using TE’s liquid watercolour I coloured the whole panel. I will list all the colours used in the supply list below. Once the panel is dry, I used copic markers to add shading to the insides of the flowers and leaves to make them pop.

I trimmed the panel and adhered on Sugar Cube card base. The sentiment is from Hey Crafty Friend stamp set which I white heat embossed on Oreo cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. A few glossy accents around the panel to mimick dew drops.


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Go over to Taylored Expressions Blog for inspirations from Taylor as well as other designers. I will see you tomorrow with more projects. All these new release products will be available for purchase at TE store tomorrow.