Category Archives: Taylored Expressions

Thanks, I Couldn’t Have Done it Without You (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a card I created using several Little Bits and Build A Scene dies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions farm scene using Little Bits dies

Of all the Little Bits, I especially like the barn, silo and tractor. They’re so cute. :) All are adhered over Rolling Hills and Farm Fences.

Taylored Expressions farm scene using Little Bits dies (close-up)

Block Party-Thanks was die-cut and placed over patterned paper with a line from Graphic Greetings-Thankful stamped below.

I may send this card to my husband’s aunt and uncle who live on a farm. I’m sure they will have an opportunity to use it.  :)

Thanks for visiting today.

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Release Now Available!

Hi everyone!  All of Taylored Expressionsnew release products are now available! But before you shop, I have two more samples to share.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay

First I created a birthday card using Blooms Overlay and new Happy Script. The flowers also layer perfectly over those found on new Sympathy Blooms Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Blooms Overlay (close-up)

After adhering the Happy Script die-cut and stamping “birthday” from Another Year Older,  I adhered a few Posies from Queen & Company.

Next I created a cute dino birthday card using new Peek-a-Boo Birthday and Number Balloons.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday

I centered the dino within an Egg Stacklet then tied a Number Balloon to his tail.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, Y21, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR23,

The sentiment was stamped in Oreo and Sweet Basil ink. (The MISTI makes duo colored sentiments so very easy to stamp since there is no moving of the stamp or card stock. I’m not sure how I survived without my MISTI.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 3 – Birthdays, Blooms and Laurels

Hi everyone! I have more fun samples to share from Taylored Expressions‘ September release. All new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow, 9/7.

Today we’re rounding out our 9th birthday celebration by having a little fun with a scavenger hunt! Head over to the TE Blog where you can read the clues and then hop around the design team blogs to find the answers. We’ll draw one lucky winner from among all correct guesses to win a fabulous prize package!

Birthday Graphic

You can help Taylored Expressions celebrate nine years of sharing joy by creating a card using this fabulous sketch! Then be sure to enter for a chance to win one of nine amazing prize packs of Taylor’s nine favorite crafty things each
valued at over $115. Best of all, one lucky winner will be chosen by Taylor to join the Creative Team as a Guest Designer for the October Release and will receive an incredible prize package of the newest TE goodies! Click HERE for all the details!

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Plus, it wouldn’t be a party without a favor! So for a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

I have three projects to share today. First, a birthday card using the above birthday celebration sketch.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday

Peek-a-Boo Birthday mouse was stamped then colored with Copics and surrounded by fun Rainbrow Brights patterned paper.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a Boo Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, E35, G14, R01, R37, R89, V15, V17, W1, W2, W3, 110, Y02, Y21, YG07, YR14, YR15

I added a couple Little Bits Balloons and sprinkled around several enamel shapes.

Next I used new Big Blooms Daisy with Hello Script.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy

After coloring the bloom and leaves, I cut out each then layered over Sugar Cube card stock embossed with Dotted Lattice embossing folder.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Daisy (close-up)

Copic markers – BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, E33, E35, E37, E47, G40, G43, W2, W3, W4, W5, Y32, YR21

I added a strip of Double the Joy patterned paper with a bit of Oreo card stock peeking from the edge.

Lastly, I created a set of three note cards using one of my favorites from this release, Laurels.

Taylored Expressions Laurels

The set comes with four laurels and seven different sentiments.

Taylored Expressions Laurels (close-up)

They are perfect for creating quick and easy cards.

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You can click on each photo above to see in a larger format.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions September Previews Day 2 – Turkeys and Thanks

Hello, everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples from Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming September 7 release. Be sure to visit the TE Blog for details on participating in our big birthday bash celebration. :)

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower

First, I used new Big Blooms Sunflower with new Thanks Script. I stamped the sunflower in Toffee ink after stamping off once lightly onto scrap paper then colored with Copic markers.

Taylored Expressions Big Blooms Sunflower (close-up)

Copic markers – E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, E57, G40, G43, W00, W1, Y17, Y32, YR21

Thanks Script was die-cut from new Mocha card stock. I *love* the font of TE’s script words. To the left, I added a thin strip cut from Playful Patterns Harvest paper pack.

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Taylored Expressions September Previews – Day 1 B is for Birthday

Hi everyone! It’s the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ September 7 release previews! It’s also TE’s NINTH birthday, so there’s a lot of partying going on. Be sure to read to the end and also check out all party details on the TE Blog.

My first card today features new Simply Said Birthday, Free Fall Background, Number Balloons and Balloon Strings dies.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings

I first sponged my background using Lemon Meringue, Candy Corn and Lollipop inks. Then I used Sugar Cube pigment ink to stamp Free Fall Background.

Taylored Expressions Birthday Balloons and Strings (close-up)

To create the super sparkly balloons, I adhered Sugar Cube and Lemon Meringue card stock to an X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheet.  Laying the dies on the adhesive side, I die-cut the numbers, removed the release sheet to reveal the super sticky adhesive, then dumped glitter over top. I pressed a bit with my fingers to ensure the pieces were covered with glitter then tapped off the excess.

Next, I created a fun shaker birthday card using new B is for Birthday.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday

I stamped the image onto white card stock then colored with Copic markers and added dots using Copic’s Opaque White. I double-stacked a border of foam tape and sprinkled inside some Queen & Company Fimo Fun and Sprinkles toppings.

Taylored Expressions B is for Birthday (close-up)

Copic markers – B02, B04, B06, R24, R29, W00, W1, Y06, Y08

After adhering the acetate cover, I adhered a frame cut from Rainbow Brights patterned paper then added a couple flags and Enamel Shapes.

Head on over to the TE Blog to check out the 9th birthday celebration festivities! Get in on a fun challenge where you could win a fabulous prize package OR become a guest designer for the October Release!

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And make sure you check out the party favor! For a limited time, when you spend $50 or more at the TE Web Store, you’ll earn this super sweet Iconic Wishes – Birthday stamp & die combo FREE!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

(air)Brushed and Blended Butterflies

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with a card I created using my Copic airbrush/compressor, Sketch markers and Colorless Blender. Using a combination of the three, I created and background and image, using ink to only stamp the butterfly bodies and sentiment.

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I first airbrushed Y17, Y13 and YR04 onto a block of glossy card stock. I let that dry while I ran several errands. Once the ink was dry, I placed a rubber butterfly stamp (from Taylored Expressions’ Simply Stamped Butterflies) onto an acrylic block. I spritzed the stamp with Colorless Blender then carefully stamped the butterflies onto the airbrushed card stock.

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Upon contact, the Colorless Blender pushes away the ink, leaving the impression of the butterfly. Pretty cool! Once the butterflies were dry, I removed the sprayer/straw from my mini spritzer containing the Colorless Blender and flicked some drops of Colorless Blender over the butterflies. Then once that was dry, I stamped the butterfly bodies and sentiment (from Paper Smooches Many Thanks).

Airbrush-post

On a totally different creative note…my husband built a very tall cat post with three shelves using on empty (heavy-duty) carpet roll, carpet and wood blocks for shelves. Beneath the shelves he had used bright white brackets. They stood out like a sore thumb but I used my airbrush to spray the brackets so they’d blend in a bit more with the surrounding carpet. The post isn’t the prettiest item in my house but it’s in an inconspicuous spot. I love my two cats and they like the post and shelves. (If they only loved each other…)  Anyway, the airbrush came in quite handy.

Have you used an airbrush for anything other than artwork? If so, I’d love to hear about it.  :)

At only 9.9 pounds, the air compressor is lightweight, runs quietly and is very portable. It’s perfect for airbrushing with Sketch or Classic Copic markers and takes up very little space.

On the Copic website are several airbrush options as well as airbrush supplies and more detailed information.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Loads of Love Shaker Card

Hi everyone! I seem to be on a roll with shaker cards lately. They’re just so much fun! :)

Today I’ve used Taylored ExpressionsSpin Cycle shaker die with Spin Cycle Sentiments.

Spin Cycle Shaker Card, Taylored Expressions

In the washer I placed some Little Bits Clothing Confetti along with some clear Tiny Bubbles from Queen & Company.

Spin Cycle Shaker Card, Taylored Expressions

The clothing is in (and around) a Little Bits Laundry Basket, and above the washer I added some elements from Sitting Pretty and Sitting Pretty Accessories.

I especially like the Spin Cycle Sentiments. Lots of cute laundry play-on-words phrases.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Happy Birthday Shaker (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun shaker card to share using stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions with pretty toppings from Queen & Company.

Taylored Expressions - Michele Boyer

TE’s Pitcher Vase dies are designed for easy creating of shaker cards. I simply taped the two dies together with an even border around all edges to create the vase frame. While the dies were still taped, I also cut the frame shape from an adhesive sheet to create the foam border.

Taylored Expressions - Michele Boyer

The inside of the shaker was watercolored with distress ink then Queen & Company super sparkly diamond toppings were placed inside. 

I used Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery dies to create the flowers and added a sentiment from Shade Tree Sentiments.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions August Release Now Available

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ August release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

Taylored Expressions Mum's the Word

First, I used new Mum’s the Word stamp/die combo. (I ♥ this mummy.)

Taylored Expressions Mum's the Word

Copic markers – E41, E43, YG03, YG06, YG17

The left and right mummies were stamped directly onto the paper while the center one was stamped separately, die-cut and popped up on foam tape.

Lastly, I used the owl from Peek-a-Boo Halloween and new Little Bits Ornate Frame.

Taylored Expressions Peek-a-Boo Halloween/Little Bits Ornate Frame After doing a bit of light sponging with Candy Corn ink, I die-cut a Chocolate Truffle branch (from On a Limb – Branches).

Taylored Expression Peek-a-Boo Halloween/Little Bits Ornate Frame

Copic markers – BG11, E31, E33, E35, E37, W4, W5, W7, W9, Y21, V15, V17, YR16, YR21, YR27

I punched two holes from the frame center then colored in eyeball shapes after adhering and tieing the frame to the branch.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. You might be one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions August Previews Day 3 – Pumpkins and Crypts

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a few more projects using some of Taylored Expressions‘ August 3 release products.  :)

Taylored Expressions - Simply Stamped Pumpkin Tags

First I have a trio of tags using new Simply Stamped Pumpkins with Simply Stamped Pumpkins dies.  The set includes a variety of sentiments that work with Thanksgiving or Halloween, with pumpkin faces or without.

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The pumpkins were stamped in three different steps, first in Lemon Meringue, then Candy Corn and finally Pumpkin ink. My MISTI came in very handy, allowing for easy alignment of the layers.

The small photos above can be seen in a larger format by clicking on each.

My second card uses new From the Crypt – Creepy die, Label Stacklets 11 and a sentiment from Peek-a-Boo Halloween.

Taylored Expression From the Crypt-Creepy

I used the corresponding sized die from Label Stacklets 11 to die-cut the Granny Smith background, then simply adhered an additional Oreo Creepy die-cut on the right.

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The sentiment was stamped in Sugar Cube pigment ink then white embossed.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow at release time with two final samples. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy