Category Archives: Taylored Expressions

Happy Birthday from All of Us (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Today I’ve used my favorite die of all dies…times four!  I adore this Little Bits Fox from Taylored Expressions.

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Today they are peeking out from Birch Tree Cutting Plate sending loads of birthday wishes. (To whom, I have no idea.)

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I used Little Bits Birthday Confetti, and a Woodsy Wishes sentiment stamped onto a Banner Stacklet.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Quick and Easy Bugs & Kisses Valentine Tags (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Before Valentine’s Day slips by in the blink of an eye (and we all know it will), I thought I’d share two tags I created using Taylored ExpressionsBugs & Kisses stamp/die combo.

Quick and easy Valentine tags

These came together very quickly using elements from Build a Tag 2.

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Copic markers – BG11, C1, C2, C3, R00, R02, R46, R83, R85

I cut and layered several scalloped frames to create depth around the white embossed sentiments. They look a bit like chalkboards.

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Copic markers – BG11, C1, C2, C3, R00, R83, R85

Once stamped, colored and die-cut, the bugs were adhered with foam tape.

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

If you can be anything, be kind (taylored expressions)

I adore Taylored Expressions‘ latest release of 3×4 Watercolor Panels, Inspire. The set includes three each of four designs. Each one is lovely, quick and easy to color. This is my favorite of the set. “If you can be anything, be kind.”

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To color my panel, I scribbled Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers onto an acrylic block then picked up color with a water brush. Super quick and easy.

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In the background, I used a Sugar Cube panel embossed with Cross Stitch Embossing Folder then added a strip of gold dot washi tape for extra interest.

Thanks so much for visiting today. :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions January Release Now Available!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the design team previews of Taylored Expressions‘ January release this week! You can find everything, now available, HERE. Before you head over to the TE store, I have two more samples to share.

My first card uses new Wish Big stamp and die combo. I stamped the balloons in Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Milkshake and Cookie Monster dye inks. “Happy” was stamped in Oreo hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers.

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I wanted the balloon strings to extend long enough to place the “happy” die-cut over so I did a tricky little extension. Using the die-cut “happy” as a guide, I stamped the top/straight portion of the balloon strings beneath the balloons. Then I inked the bottom portion of the string and stamped, carefully aligning with the previously stamped strings, and leaving a gap to be covered with the “happy” die-cut. Noone will ever know there’s a break in the line beneath the popped up word. :)

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“Birthday” was stamped in Sugar Cube pigment ink onto Oreo card stock then white embossed. Lastly, I sprinkled some Little Bits Confetti.

Next, I’ve used new Exercise Grumplings (and coordinating die) with my favorite sentiment from the set.  Haha!

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I blended a bit of Sprinkles ink as a background then layered the Stitched Clouds with a Little Bits Sun and grass from Build a Scene Calendar 5×7.

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Copic markers – BG11, R02, R02, R24, R81, R83, R85, W00, W2, W3, W4, YG03, YG05, YG09

That sentiment is so funny. It sounds exactly like something I would say. (Run, I do not.)

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. Maybe you are one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Signs of Llama Love

Hi everyone! It’s Day 3 of Taylored Expressions‘ January release previews! All new products will be available for purchase tomorrow at 7. a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EST).

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My first card uses new Llama Love stamp and die combo. I chose one of four options for the face and embellished her with a cute dotted scarf.

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Copic markers – E40, E41, E42, E43, R01, R02, R22, R83, R85, RV32, Y21

She’s layered atop a Falling Hearts Cutting Plate panel and a Wispy Grass Border. The sentiment was stamped in Sugar Cube pigment ink then white embossed.

Next, I’ve used super cute new Give Me a Sign stamp set.

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I first stamped the giraffe then masked him and stamped the elephant in the bottom right corner. From there, I created masks and stamped each of the other critters around, then colored with Copic markers.

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Copic markers – E13, E15, E30, E33, E35, E41, E42, E43, E50, E59, R00, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, 100, Y21, YR23, YR24

Once colored, I sprinkled around several pieces of Little Bits Birthday Confetti.

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! Winners will be announced on release day, Thursday, January 12, 7 a.m. PDT.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow morning for TE’s January release!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Magical Preview

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple more cards using Taylored Expressions‘ January 12 release. (Today’s sets are my favorite…until tomorrow. Haha. I love them all!)

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Here I’ve used new Magical Day stamp and die combo along with new Stitched Cloud Duo. How cute is that dragon??? SO cute! I love the clouds too.

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Copic markers – E51, E53, E55, R00, R02, G09, YG03, YG06, YG09

The fire is from By the Fireside, with flames die-cut from Watermelon, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue card stock. The ombre look of the word “fire” was actually an accident as I didn’t fully ink the stamp before stamping. I decided I liked it like that and left it alone.  :)

Next, I used Magical Day stamp and die combo, this time with new Cloud Nine Background.

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I stamped Cloud Nine Background in Sugar Cube pigment ink then white embossed.

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Copic markers – E31, E50, E51, E53, G09, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG06, YG09

The Little Bits Balloons were die-cut from Sugar Cube card stock, colored with Copic markers and tied to the dragon’s tale, secured with Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares.

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! Winners will be announced on release day, Thursday, January 12, 7 a.m. PDT.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Day 1 Previews

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions‘ January 12 release previews! Today I’m sharing two cards. My first uses new Hello Script die and Kaleidoscope embossing folder.

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I die-cut Hello Script three times from Oreo card stock, layered atop each other and adhered over the Sugar Cube Kaleidoscope panel.

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The black and white dotted strip is a piece of washi tape adhered to Sugar Cube card stock then adhered over the embossed panel.

Next, I created a card using one of four new 3×4 Inspire Watercolor Panels.

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I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with color scribbled onto an acrylic block then picked up with a water brush and applied to the panel.

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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – Pale Green, Deep Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown

To add darker areas of color, I used the Real Brush Markers directly on the *dry* panel then added bits of water to blend.

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! Winners will be announced on release day, Thursday, January 12, 7 a.m. PDT.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Sorry I was So Prickly (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share a card I created using Lookin’ Sharp stamp and die combo from Taylored Expressions‘ latest release. I *love* when the dies come with the stamp set!

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This is my favorite sentiment from this set. So funny! Cute cactus too. :)

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. The clouds are from Build a Scene Calendar 5 x 7. I popped up one cloud as well as the cactus on Kool Tak clear foam squares.

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Copic markers – E08, E09, G29, R24, Y21, YG05, YG17, 0.3 Brown Multiliner

The sentiment was stamped using Sugar Cube pigment ink then white embossed. And I used a 0.3 brown Copic Multiliner to add faux stitching on the gingham.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions December Release Now Available!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the design team previews ofTaylored Expressions‘ December release this week! I certainly enjoyed creating mine! You can find everything, now available, HERE. Before you head over to the TE store, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used Love Train stamp set with coordinating dies. I think this is my favorite of the new release. I actually gave this card to my husband, a train enthusiast, for his birthday. I was a bit concerned that it was not “adult” enough, but he loved it.  :)

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I created an accordian card by first cutting an 11″ x 4 1/4″ block of Blue Corn card stock. I then scored vertical lines at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. After folding along the score lines, I cut patterned paper to fit each panel then stamped, colored, die-cut and assembled the pieces.

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I adore this set.   ♥  ♥  ♥  (There is also a box car full of flowers but I left that one out since the card was for my husband.)

Next, I used SUPER cute Lookin’ Sharp stamp and die combo.

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I stamped the cactus using Oreo ink then colored with Copic markers. The Ikat embossing folder created a perfect background.

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Copic markers – B21, E08, E09, E51, E97, G29, R24, R37, R81, R89, YG05, YG17, YG25

I used a Little Bits Sun, placing a clear foam square beneath the center circle to add a bit of dimension. The sentiment was stamped in both Oreo and PeaPod inks.

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. Maybe you are one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Preview – Love Songs

Hi everyone!  I’m back today sharing two more samples using new stamps and dies coming to Taylored Expressions‘ tomorrow, December 8 at 7 a.m. PDT.

All You Need is Love is a super cute sentiment set full of love song quotes. (You’ll soon have them stuck in your brain as well!)

On my first card I paired one of the love song sentiments with new If Hearts Could Talk stamp/die combo.

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The If Critters Could Talk line of stamps always crack me up. There is a base figure with a separate stamp containing an assortment of facial expressions. I wanted my heart to appear to be belting out the song while floating in air, FULL of love.  Haha!

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Copic markers – R00, R81, R83, RV34

She was colored with Copic markers then surrounded by Little Bits Clouds and a Little Bits Love Note.

Next, I created a super simple, quick and easy card.

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I used an All You Need is Love sentiment with a line of Little Bits Love Notes.

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I adhered a strip of washi tape across the middle then colored the hearts with an R89 Copic marker, leaving a bit of the white card stock uncolored to create highlights.

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!

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Thanks so much for visiting!

 1amichele siggy

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