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Taylored Expressions Previews – Bloomers and Bandages

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first day of previews of Taylored Expressions April 6 release! Today I’m featuring new flower dies, a pitcher vase and new bandage dies. So much fun!

My first card uses Bloomers 6 dies along with  Pitcher Vase (designed to be used as a shaker element or on its own).

Taylored Expressions Bloomers and Pitcher

Rather than cut foam tape to fit around the perimeter, I die-cut 11 or so layers of Sugar Cube card stock, adhering the layers together to form the shaker frame. (Sometimes that is so much easier than dealing with foam tape.)

Taylored Expressions Bloomers and Pitcher (close-up)

I die-cut the flowers from Sprinkles, Potato Chip and Sugar Cube card stock with some Bloomers Greenery cut from Granny Smith card stock. The sentiment, from new In & Out-Get Well, was stamped in Sugar Cube pigment ink then heat embossed.

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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Bloomers 4, 5, 6, 7 and Mini Bloomers 2 Dies! 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 20 Crafty Points on the purchase of one or more of our Bloomers 4, 5, 6 and 7 die sets and 22 Crafty Points on the purchase of Mini Bloomers 2! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 9, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

My next card uses super cute Little Bits Bandages with a sentiment from Listen to Your Heart stamp set.

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Bandage

I die-cut the bandages from Cupcake and Sugar Cube cardstock, then placed a small heart from Skinny Mini Valentine Borders in the center of each bandage pad. These bandages are so cute!

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Bandage (close-up)

The sentiment, from Listen to Your Heart, 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!

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I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Hope to see you then!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

 

Taylored Expressions March Release Now Available

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ March release previews over the last several days. You can find everything, now available, HERE. Before you head over to the TE store, I have two more samples to share.

I’ve used a variety of new dies in addition to There’s No Place Like Home stamp set.

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On my first card I used new Little Bits Cottage, nestled in between houses from previously released Neighborhood Border die. Behind the window openings, I placed small pieces of card stock colored lightly with a Y00 Copic marker.

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“HOME” was stamped in Pink Champagne and Potato Chip inks.

Next I used There’s No Place Like Home stamp set with Sitting Pretty dies.

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I cut a few strips of the heart banner from Skinny Mini Valentine Border and used the hearts to place inside each frame.

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This time I stamped the word “HOME” using Toffee and Pink Champagne 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

Home Sweet Home and Matchy Matchy (Taylored Expressions Previews, Day 3)

Hi everyone! It’s Day 3 of Taylored Expressions‘ March release previews! All new products will be available for purchase tomorrow at 7. a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EST). Today I’ve used two new die sets, both loads of fun! :)

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First I created this adorable little house/cottage using new Home Sweet Home and Home Sweet Home Accessories dies.

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It looks like a lot of work but it actually came together quite quickly. My husband was even impressed and asked that I create 20 more for his train layout. Umm…no, thanks.  😉   It really was a lot of fun to create. I used the door knob as centers for the little flowers and the “welcome mat” was stamped using a partial sentiment from There’s No Place Like Home.

Next I created a card using new Matchy Matchy stamp set and coordinating dies along with new Matchbox die.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions I used the scalloped frame and curtains from Build a Scene Calendar 2 as a backdrop for my party squirrel.

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Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG18, E29, E70, E71, E74, R00, R01, R81, R85, RV000, RV32, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR23

The Matchbox is super cute and perfect for holding any small gift (or the all-time favorite — cash)!  :)

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Matchbox Die Set! 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 78 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Matchbox Die Set! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, March 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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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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Check back tomorrow for more previews from Taylored Expressions’ March release! Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

My Door is Always Open and Grouchy Grumplings 2 (Taylored Expressions Previews, Day 2)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple more cards using Taylored Expressions‘ March 9 release products.

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I had a lot of fun creating this card using several die sets from the Door to Door series. From the new Door to Door 2 set, I used the windowed door with the “hinge” which allows you to create a door which opens to reveal a sentiment.

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Inside my door, I stamped a sentiment from new Door to Door Sentiments. I used the right most flower from the hanging basket as well as the right edge of the plant to hold the door closed.

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Inside, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment.  :)

Next, I used new Grouchy Grumpings 2. I just love these guys and their sarcasm/quirkiness.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions I stamped the goat along with the baaaad mood sentiment. That was stamped in Sugar Cube ink and white embossed.

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Copic markers – BG11, R00, W00, W1, W2, W3

I used Build a Scene Rolling Hills and Farm Fence, and the cute Little Bits Barn and Silo dies, all framed in Stitched Frame Stacklets 1.

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 with my more previews from Taylored Expressions’ March release! (Tomorrow’s previews are my favorite!) Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Take Life One Load at a Time & Sitting Pretty (Taylored Expressions Previews, Day 1)

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ March release previews!  We’ll be sharing samples today through Thursday with new products available on Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m. EST.

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My first card uses a new die set, Spin Cycle, with coordinating Clothing Confetti and Little Bits Laundry Basket.  The sentiment is one of the many super cute new Spin Cycle Sentiments.

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Copic markers – BG11, R81, Y11

Within the washer, I created a shaker holding Clothing Confetti along with a few Bubbles (from Queen & Co.). Isn’t that washer (which also works as a dryer) adorable?

Next I used new There’s No Place Like Home stamp set with Sitting Pretty and Sitting Pretty Accessories dies.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions The shelf and frame are from Sitting Pretty, a set of mini frame dies. The Mini Caps Alpha & #s fit perfectly inside.

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Copic markers – E09, E35, E40, G21, R27, R56, Y21, YG21

The vases andplants are all from Sitting Pretty Accessories. There are many more pieces in the set. So cute. :)

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 hope you’ll check back tomorrow for more previews from Taylored Expressions’ March release!

Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

One of My Favorite Peeps (a taylored expressions Easter treat)

Hi everyone! We’ve had an early spring in this part of the country and so it seems only natural (not really, it’s kind of weird) to be thinking about Easter treats. Taylored Expressions has an adorable Sack It Chick die set which fits perfectly onto their Sack It treat box.

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I used the largest Egg Stacklet shape as the base for the chick’s body and a bow from All Wrapped Up atop the chick’s head.

The box is incredibly easy to assemble.

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1 – Die-cut two box pieces and fold along the score lines. Apply double-sided tape to flaps on both pieces and bottom of one piece.

2 – Remove release tape; carefully align box bottoms and adhere, pressing firmly along tape areas. I use a bone folder to apply added pressure.

3 – Carefully aligning box sides, adhere flaps to inside of box.

4 – Finished!

X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape

I always reach for X-Press It High Tack Double-sided tape for projects like this. It’s great for all weights of paper, especially heavier types such as mat board, cardboard and heavyweight card stock. It’s also great on wood, metal, plastic and fabric! It comes in 1/2″, 1/4″ and 1/8″ widths, features high grip and easy tearing by hand. It’s also heat resistant so if you heat emboss or iron over it , the tape will not be damaged. Also, the release paper is very easily removed and doesn’t stick to your fingers. (That makes me crazy.)

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The cute sentiment is from new Peek a Boo Easter stamp set. You can find additional Sack It die sets HERE. (I also especially like the fox!)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

you a-maze me (taylored expressions)

Hello, everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have a quick and easy card to share, most appropriately, with a heart. :)  

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I used You Amaze Me stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  In the center of the heart, I adhered a tiny black rhinestone.

I used my MISTI to easily stamp the sentiment in both red and black inks. I simply masked off each portion of the stamp before moving on to the next color.

Super simple.  :)

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Thanks so much for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions February Release, Blessings and Prayers

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ February release previews over the last several days. 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 You’re in My Prayers and Spring Florals stamp sets along with new Ornate Frame Cutting Plate, Prayers Script die and Spring Florals dies. I think they all work beautifully together.

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The flowers and leaves were stamped in Potato Chip, Lavender Glaze and Granny Smith inks, with Prayers and cutting plate cut from Toffee card stock. I truly love the Prayers Script. :)

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Once assembled, I added a handful of Sugar Cube enamel shapes.

Next, I used new Bloomin’ Background, So Very Blessed stamp set and Blessed Script.

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Bloomin’ Background was stamped onto Toffee card stock with Sugar Cube ink then white embossed and colored with Copic markers.

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Copic markers – R83, RV55, Y15, YG05, YR04

To achieve a perfect color match for the Blessed die, I die-cut the word from Toffee card stock then colored with the same Copic markers I used on the red flowers.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Enamel Shapes Bundle! 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 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com

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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

Easter Peeps and Pollen, Taylored Expressions February Previews

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

Today I am sharing my favorite (of my samples). I absolutely adore this new Peek-a-Boo Easter set. Along with the coordinating dies, I also used new Little Bits Pocket.

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How sweet is that lamb? I love him/her.

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Copic markers – E40, E41, E42, E43, R20, Y23, Colorless Blender

After die-cutting the pocket from Sugar Cube card stock, I colored the pieces with Copic markers then lightly pressed over with a scrap of fabric saturated with Copic’s Colorless Blender.

I used Peek-a-boo Easter once again along with new TE Enamel Shapes.

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I lightly blended a bit of Salt Water Taffy ink in the center, then used an Egg Stacklets die as a guide for placing the heart enamel shapes.

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I very lightly traced around the die, adhered the hearts then erased the pencil line.

Lastly,  I used new Spring Grumplings. We have lots of spring allergies here so I especially like the Sneezin’s Greetings sentiment.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions I used Build a Scene Trees, the sun from Build a Calendar, flowers from Little Bits Easter Confetti and a Stitched Rectangle Stacklet.

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Copic markers – BG10, E18, E31, E33, E35, R27, RV14, Y18, Y38, YG07, YR18

Poor critter.  :)

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Enamel Shapes Bundle! 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 120 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Enamel Shapes Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, February 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site, www.tayloredexpressions.com

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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

Check back tomorrow for more previews from Taylored Expressions’ February release! Thanks for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Faith in Bloom, Taylored Expressions February Previews

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple more cards using Taylored Expressions‘ February 9 release products.

My first card uses previousy released Faith in Bloom stamp set with new Faith in Bloom coordinating dies.

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I first created a watercolor background using Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick distress inks.

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Copic markers – BG32, C1, C2, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y32, YR23

I then stamped the flowers and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped in Sugar Cube ink onto Oreo card stock and white embossed.

Next, I used My Redeemer Lives with a corresponding die.

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I stamped the cross and sentiment in beautiful Delicata Gold Glitz ink. No embossing is necessary. It’s shiny and just lovely on its own.

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In the background I used new Redeemer Embossing Folder.  (The gold card stock peeking out on the left and right sides of the embossed panel is from Michaels.)

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 with my more previews from Taylored Expressions’ February release! (Tomorrow’s previews are my favorite!) Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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